3285. SHRI RAGHAV LAKHANPAL:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:
(a) the details of wildlife sanctuaries at the National and State level in the country along with the wildlife therein, State-wise; and
(b) the funds provided by the Government to such sanctuaries in the current year, sanctuary and State-wise?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)
(a) There are 537 wildlife sanctuaries in the country. The State-wise details of wildlife sanctuaries is given at ANNEXURE I. The management of wildlife and its habitat is the mandate of the State Governments. Database of wildlife species found in wildlife sanctuaries is not collated in the Ministry.
(b) The State/UT wise fund provided by the Government of India to wildlife sanctuaries in the current year (2016-2017) is at ANNEXURE II.