Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated the people of the state as the number of tigers has increased from 526 to 785 in Madhya Pradesh in the last four years, helping Madhya Pradesh retain its status of 'Tiger State'.
Chouhan tweeted, “It is a matter of great pride and joy that the number of tigers in Madhya Pradesh has increased from 526 to 785 in the last four years. Hearty congratulations to all the people of the state. This proud achievement has been achieved with the contribution of the hardworking colleagues of the Forest Department, wildlife lovers and citizens. I express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your cooperation. Come, let us all together take a pledge to conserve nature for future generations on 'International Tiger Day'“.
Karnataka Stood Second
Notably, Madhya Pradesh has succeeded in keeping its title as a "tiger state." Madhya Pradesh is home to 785 tigers, the most in the country, based on the results of the state-wide tiger census that were revealed on Saturday. The number of tigers in the state increased by 251 this year. Karnataka ranked second in the nation this year with a total of 563 striped cats.