Question raised in Rajya Sabha on disappearance of tigers from Ranthambhore reserve, 30/04/2015

Minister of State (Independent Chage) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar informed Rajya Sabha that the news item that was published regarding the disappearance of 15 tigers and their cubs is factually incorrect.

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is operating at its carrying capacity level because of which old/weak/injured and sub-adult tigers as natural process are pushed out of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and are forced to disperse in adjoining forest areas of Karauli, Bundi, Kota, Bharatpur and Kuno-Palpur in Madhya Pradesh. Thus, non-detection of a tiger does not imply that it has gone missing.