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Biosphere Reserve Management scheme in state

Saturday - February 9, 2019 1:03 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
Programme to conserve areas enriched in biodiversity 

Bhopal: Biosphere reserves are being established under the Man and the Biosphere Reserve Programme of the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change for conservation of areas enriched in biodiversity by earmarking them in the country. The main aim of the scheme is to conserve biodiversity and to promote development schemes related to local people besides training and education.

Under the programme, 3 places i.e. Pachmarhi, Achankamar-Amarkantak and Panna have already been declared reserve management areas. Some parts of 3 district viz Hoshangabad, Chhindwara and Betul are included in Pachmarhi Reserve. Achankamar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve comprises 32 percent of Madhya Pradesh i.e. some areas of Anuppur and Dindori district and remaining areas of Chhattisgarh state. Panna and Chhatarpur district comes under the Panna Reserve Biosphere. EPCO has been declared as nodal agency by the State Government for the management of all the three areas. An amount of about Rs. 4 crore has been approved during the past 2 years for the development of these areas by the Union Government.-Window To News