Published on: December 19, 2022

Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

Why in news? The famous Tal Chhapar blackbuck sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Churu district has received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce the size of its eco-sensitive zone.


  • Rajasthan High Court has ordered a “complete prohibition” on any action to reduce the wildlife sanctuary’s area.

About Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

  • Location: Churu District, Rajasthan, India
  • Nearest city: Chhapar
  • It is known for blackbucks and is also home to a variety of birds.
  • From Jaipur on the fringe of the Great Indian Desert and situated on road from Ratangarh to Sujangarh.
  • Geography: It is a flat saline depression locally known as a “tal” that has a unique ecosystem in the heart of the Thar Desert.
  • Vegetation : has open grassland with scattered Acacia and Prosopis trees give it an appearance of a typical savanna.
  • It was included in the itinerary of the “Heritage on Wheel” train of Rajasthan
  • Chhapar – Sujangarh state highway divides the sanctuary area into two parts
  • Sanctuary has a special type of grass called Mothiya locally(Seeds of grass Pearl shape)