- SHRI NARENDRA KUMAR SWAIN:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state the reasons for non-release of funds towards relocation of villages in respect of Similipal and Satkosia Tiger Reserves in Odisha?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIORNMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)
No proposal was received from Similipal Tiger Reserve towards voluntary village relocation during the financial year, 2016-17. For Satkosia Tiger Reserve, proposal for voluntary relocation of two villages was received which could not be finally processed owing to shortcomings / discrepancies viz. non-submission of due-diligence report and check list, lack of clarity on number of families to be voluntarily relocated, no confirmation from the State regarding provision of State share of total budget and non-submission of details of bank accounts and Aadhar number of the beneficiaries.