Q. The Achanakmar Tiger reserve is often seen in news is located at?

[A] Jharkhand

[B] Chhattisgarh

[C] Odisha

[D] West Bengal

Answer: B

Explanation: Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1975 and was declared as a tiger reserve in 2009.

  • The legend has that a British man was killed by a sudden (‘achanak’) attack (‘maar’) of a tiger at this forest. And hence the place came to be known as Achanakmar or the sudden attack.
  • Another legend elobarates as When the Britishers have engaged both the Gonds and the Baiga tribes as labourers for execution of Forest works in the place where the ACHANAKMAR rest house is currently situated.
  • These two groups engaged themselves in the rivalry saying that one has got more job and another has got less job opportunities, so suddenly the attack took place between themselves without any prior motive and plan.
  • The British officer in-charge was elaborated about the incident as “SIR Achanak Maar Ho Gai” since then this place has got the name ” Achanak-Mar”.

Source: https://www.tigersofachanakmar.org/