U.P: Pilibhit Tiger Protection Foundation
On June 14, 2022, Uttar Pradesh Government decided to give incentives for setting units in first medical device park of states.
- This unit has been proposed on 350-acre of land in Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA).
- Government also decided to implement Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Kisan Samridhi Yojana in state till 2026-27.
About First Medical Device Park
The units will be set up in park, for which government would provide incentives in terms of capital interest subsidy, relaxation in SGST, freight incentives, patent filing fee, air cargo handling charge, stamp duty exemption, quality certification land lease rate, and marketing assistance, etc. It will lead to creation of a large number of jobs and boost commercial activities here.
About Pilibhit Tiger Protection Foundation
Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved a proposal to set up Pilibhit Tiger Protection Foundation, in accordance with the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. State cabinet has also authorised the chief minister to take any decision regarding the foundation set up. It is being set up as a society, in a bid to protect tigers and biodiversity in Uttar Pradesh.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh. In 2014, it was notified as a tiger reserve. The reserve is a part of Terai Arc Landscape in upper Gangetic Plain along India-Nepal border. It is characterized by sal forests, swamp maintained by periodic flooding from rivers and tall grasslands. The Sharda Sagar Dam, extends to a length of 22 km, is located on the boundary of this reserve. Forests in Pilibhit have 65 tiger and five species of deer. It won international award TX2 for doubling tiger population in a stipulated time.
Pilibhit is one among the well-forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. As per 2018 estimate, Pilibhit district has more than 800 km2 of forests, accounting for 23% of total area of the district.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2022
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs