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PM to release wild Cheetahs; visit Madhya Pradesh on Saturday

Prime Minister will release Cheetahs in Kuno National Park at around 12 noon where he will participate in Self Help Group (SHG) Sammelan also.

SNS | New Delhi |


As the Cheetahs are all set to arrive India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh on 17 September at around 10:45 AM.

Prime Minister will release Cheetahs in Kuno National Park at around 12 noon, he will participate in Self Help Group (SHG) Sammelan with women SHG members/community resource persons at Karahal, Sheopur.

PM at Kuno National Park

The Cheetahs that would be released are from Namibia and have been brought under an MoU signed earlier this year. The introduction of Cheetah in India is being done under Project Cheetah, which is world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project.

Cheetahs will help in the restoration of open forest and grassland ecosystems in India. This will help conserve biodiversity and enhance the ecosystem services like water security, carbon sequestration and soil moisture conservation, benefiting the society at large.

This effort will also lead to enhanced livelihood opportunities for the local community through eco-development and ecotourism activities.

PM at SHG Sammelan

Prime Minister will participate in the SHG Sammelan being organised at Karahal, Sheopur which will witness the attendance of thousands of women Self Help Group (SHG) members/community resource persons that are being promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).

During the programme, Prime Minister will also be inaugurating four Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) skilling centres under PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

DAY-NRLM aims at mobilising rural poor households into SHGs in a phased manner and provide them long-term support to diversify their livelihoods, improve their incomes and quality of life.

The Mission is also working towards empowering the women SHG members through awareness generation and behaviour change communication on issues like domestic violence, women’s education and other gender related concerns, nutrition, sanitation, health etc.