PM Modi to release cheetahs and visit self-help group event in Madhya Pradesh on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his birthday on September 17, will release cheetahs into Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. PM Modi around 10:45 a.m. Saturday, will release cheetahs in Kuno National Park and shortly after, around noon, he will participate in the Sammelan Self-Help Group (SHG) with female SHG members/community resource persons in Karahal, Sheopur.

The Prime Minister’s release of wild cheetahs to Kuno National Park is part of his efforts to revitalize and diversify India’s wildlife and habitat. The cheetahs were declared extirpated from India in 1952. The cheetahs that would be released are from Namibia and were subject to a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year. The introduction of cheetahs to India is under the Cheetah Project, which is the first intercontinental translocation project of large wild carnivores in the world.

Cheetahs will contribute to the restoration of open forest and grassland ecosystems in India. This will help conserve biodiversity and improve ecosystem services such as water security, carbon sequestration and soil moisture conservation, benefiting society as a whole. This effort, in line with the Prime Minister’s commitment to environmental protection and wildlife conservation, will also lead to better livelihood opportunities for the local community through eco-development and eco-tourism activities. .

The Prime Minister will participate in the SHG Sammelan organized in Karahal, Sheopur. The Sammelan will witness the presence of thousands of female self-help group members/community resource persons who are promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). During the programme, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate four Competence Centers for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) under the leadership of Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana. DAY-NRLM aims to mobilize poor rural households in SHGs in a progressive manner and provide them with long-term support to diversify their livelihoods and improve their incomes and quality of life.

The mission also works to empower female SHG members through advocacy and behavior change communication on issues such as domestic violence, female education and other gender concerns, nutrition, sanitation, health, etc.

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