Lemru Elephant Reserve – UPSC Prelims

Lemru Elephant Reserve:
  • Lemru Elephant Reserve was approved by Chhattisgarh Government in 2005 and got central approval in 2007.
  • Lemru is one of the two elephant reserves being planned to prevent human-elephant conflict and to provide a permanent habitat for the elephants.
  • Chhattisgarh Government is planning to decrease the area of the proposed reserve from 1,995 sq km to 450 sq km.
  • This is because the reserve is part of the Hasdeo Aranya forests, a very diverse biozone that is also rich in coal deposits.

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