The days of taking things for granted in the allotment of central aid for conservation are over. Minister Jairam Ramesh has made it absolutely clear that henceforth accountability will be the prime factor in the scheme of things.
The minister was referring to the disappearance of tigers from the Pannna wildlife reserve in spite of pumping in lot of money. The minister said central government will fix accountability for the disappearance of tigers and lax persons will be put on the chopping block. An investigation team appointed by the ministry has pinpointed poaching as the prime causative factor behind the disappearance of tigers. Henceforth central allocation for the various tiger projects will be made on the basis of a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU).
High Range Tidings salutes the minister for the no nonsense attitude taken by him. Yes Sir, this is the way to go. We have to shed the shibboleths of the past and embrace a new conservation ethos marked by the love for wildlife. The job of managing the wildlife reserves should be left to dedicated men who love wildlife.A paradigm shift is urgently needed. We wish you the very best in your endeavour