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India rehabilitating cheetahs with new vitality, says PM Narendra Modi

On the event of his 72nd birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched eight African cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park, practically 70 years after the large cats have been declared extinct within the nation.

“It’s unlucky that we declared cheetahs extinct from the nation in 1952, however for many years no significant effort was made to rehabilitate them,” PM Modi mentioned throughout the launch of ‘Venture Cheetah’ at Kuno Nationwide Park. “Now the nation has began to rehabilitate cheetahs with new vitality.”

PM Shri @narendramodi‘s tackle at launch of Venture Cheetah at Kuno Nationwide Park, Madhya Pradesh.

— BJP (@BJP4India) September 17, 2022

The cheetahs have been delivered to India from Africa’s Namibia as a part of the federal government’s efforts to revitalise India’s wildlife and habitat. A particular cargo aircraft, carrying the eight cats, landed in Gwalior on Saturday morning. Later they have been airlifted to Kuno in an Air Power helicopter.


By defending nature and the surroundings, PM Modi mentioned that avenues for “development and prosperity” would additionally open up. “When cheetahs run once more in Kuno Nationwide Park, the grassland ecosystem right here will probably be restored, biodiversity will improve,” he added.

Every cheetah has been made to put on a radio collar in order that their motion could be tracked by way of satellite tv for pc. PM Modi additionally thanked the Namibian authorities for his or her cooperation in finishing up the mission.

“I additionally thank our pleasant nation Namibia and the federal government there for whose cooperation the cheetahs have returned to Indian soil after many years,” he mentioned.

Congress calls Cheeta launch ‘tamasha’

Quickly after PM Modi launched the cheetahs, the Congress known as it a “tamasha” orchestrated by the prime minister as one other diversion from urgent nationwide points and the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. Congress basic secretary and in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh additionally alleged that the prime minister “infrequently acknowledges continuity in governance” and the Cheetah mission was the most recent instance of that.

“PM infrequently acknowledges continuity in governance. Cheetah mission going again to my go to to Capetown on 25.04.2010 is the most recent instance,” Ramesh, who was the Atmosphere and Forest minister throughout 2009-11, tweeted. “The tamasha orchestrated by PM at this time is unwarranted and is one more diversion from urgent nationwide points and Bharat Jodo Yatra.”

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