Indian Oil To Contribute Rs 50.22 Crore For Relocation Of Cheetah From Africa To India

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Published: September 13,2022 04:53 PM
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Indian Oil Corporation Limited will contribute Rs 50.22 crore over five years for the transcontinental relocation of Cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa

September 13, 2022: Indian Oil Corporation Limited will contribute Rs 50.22 crore over five years for the transcontinental relocation of Cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, according to an official statement issued here on Tuesday.



Under the Cheetah Reintroduction Project, a source population of 15- 20 Cheetahs will be flown in from Namibia and South Africa and introduced at the Kuno National Park.



Indian Oil will contribute Rs 50.22 crore over five years for the project components: Cheetah Introduction, Habitat Management and Protection, Eco Development, Staff Training and Veterinary Healthcare, the statement read.



Earlier, IndianOil on 2nd August 2022, signed a MoU with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for the transcontinental relocation of Cheetah in its historical range in India. The MoU was signed by Mr S M Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil and Dr S P Yadav, Addl. Director General (Project Tiger) and Member Secretary (NTCA).