PM Modi will launch Cheetah project in Kuno on his birthday
PM Modi will launch the Cheetah project in Kuno on his birthday and will come to Madhya Pradesh on 17th
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kuno-Palpur in the state on his birthday on September 17. Here he will participate in the program of getting cheetahs brought from the African country Namibia to enter the Kuno-Palpur National Park. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed about this the ministers before the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Shivraj said Modi will also address the women's self-help group's conference at Karahal in Sheopur.
Here, preparations have been completed for the entry of cheetahs into Kuno. Two helicopters of the Air Force from Delhi will reach the park with a cheetah. The cheetah being brought into the cage will be released in a special enclosure in the park. For the movement of VVIPs, a helipad in the park and Karahal and a road from Karahal to the park are being built. Public Works Department and MPRDC (MP Road Development Corporation) have been asked to complete the work by September 14 in any case. Chief Wildlife Custodian of the state JS Chauhan has reached Kuno to complete the preparation of the project.
Five more helipads are being constructed at Sirsipur near the park for cheetahs besides four in another sports ground in the Karahal Model School premises, some distance from the enclosure. At the same time, a road of about 15 km is being built from Karahal to the park. The responsibility of completing this work on time has been entrusted to Horticulture Minister Bharat Singh Kushwaha and Panchayat Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia.
Cheetahs will be airlifted from Johannesburg to Delhi airport. From there the army helicopters will take off and land on the helipad being built in the park. Sources say that at present four male and four female cheetahs are being brought from Namibia. Because there is no contract with South Africa yet. From there 12 cheetahs are to be brought.
A four-member team of cheetah experts from South Africa reached Kuno-Palpur on Tuesday. This team will be here for two days and will see the preparations to bring the cheetah. On the report of the team, the South African government will take a decision to give cheetahs to India. The team will also visit Madhav National Park Shivpuri and Nauradehi Sanctuary Sagar after Kuno.