Rajasthan, the home to many well-known wildlife sanctuaries will soon construct small dams and ponds in its wildlife sanctuaries to stop animals from straying into nearby villages in search of the precious water resource.
An estimated amount of Rs.410 million (Rs.41 crore) would be spent on the construction of 85 water bodies inside Sariska, Ranthambore and Sawai Mansingh sanctuaries, under the first phase. In the next phase, all other sanctuaries and parks would be covered under the scheme where a sum of 3-4 billion would be spent.
The forest department of Rajasthan would identify places where these water bodies are to be constructed and later the water resource department would construct them. The water bodies are expected to be constructed by November.