Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of protection, conservation and management of wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat

Gujarat which is home to the Asiatic lion, wild ass and other important species like blackbuck, great Indian bustard, greater and lesser flamingos, does not have a state-specific forest policy. The CAG in its report, ‘Performance Audit of Protection, Conservation and Management of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat-2023’, which was tabled in the state assembly stated that a forest policy provides a strategy or conservation, maintenance, sustainable utilization, restoration and enhancement of the natural environment.