Lemru Elephant Corridor: Coal Ministry ensures utmost Environ care while Enhancing Coal Production

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Source: The post is based on the article Lemru Elephant Corridor: Coal Ministry ensures utmost Environ care while Enhancing Coal Productionpublished in “PIB” on 26th October 2023

Why in the News?

The Ministry of Coal has excluded certain coal mines from development to protect forest areas including the Lemru Elephant Corridor. 

Where is Lemru Elephant Reserve?

Located in: Chhattisgarh

Objective: To provide elephants with a permanent habitat, reduce property damage, and mitigate human-elephant conflicts.

Significance: The area under the reserve is part of the Hasdeo Aranya forests.

Where is Hasdeo Aranya forests?

Located in: Chhattisgarh

Called as: “Lungs of Chhattisgarh“

River: It is the catchment area of the Hasdeo river, the largest tributary of the Mahanadi.

Significance: It is said to be the largest contiguous stretch of dense forestland in central India.

UPSC Syllabus Topic: Environment – Elephant Reserve

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