Mizoram government has received Rs 13.54 crore under Project Tiger scheme from the National Tiger Conservation Authority between 2011 and 2017, the state Assembly was informed today.
The funds came for the Dampa Tiger Reserve, told Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla who also holds Environment, Forests and Climate Change department.
There are three to four tigers in Dampa, the chief minister said in a written reply to a query by Mizo National Front member Lalruatkima.
Situated along the Bangladesh-Tripura border, the core area of Dampa Tiger Reserve covered an area of 500 sq km.
Dampa Tiger Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1994. The Project Tiger is funded by the Government of India.
The fund was utilised for payment of salaries, building infrastructure, maintenance, construction of roads and patrolling paths, habitat improvement, the creation of grassland, field ration and vehicle maintenance, reported the CM.