Published on: January 18, 2023

Skill-development training

Skill-development training

Why in news? Forest department  and NABARD to give skill-development training to Tharu people near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Eco-development committees (EDCs)’ have been constituted in 47 villages, that will be given financial assistance as per their requirements.
  • Katarniaghat division states a plan is in the works for the financial inclusion of the Tharu groups that live near the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary are much affected by human-wildlife conflicts.

About Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location : Upper Gangetic plain of Uttar Pradesh
  • It was brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’,
  • Together with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Dudhwa National Park it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
  • Vegetation : Fragile Terai ecosystem comprises a mosaic of sal and teak forests
  • Fauna : Rare red coral kukri snake was sighted in the sanctuary.
  • Provides strategic connectivity between tiger habitats of Dudhwa and Kishanpur in India and the Bardia National Park in Nepal.