Project Dolphin to be launched in next 15 days: Prakash Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that his Ministry will launch a holistic Project Dolphin in another 15 days for the conservation and protection of Dolphins in the rivers and in oceans of the country.

Addressing a Virtual meeting with Forest Ministers of all States and Union Territories, Secretaries and other senior officials, Mr Javadekar said, in his Independence Day speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the Project Dolphin and Project Lion.

He said, the lion population in the country has increased to over 600. Mr Javadekar urged states to use 80 percent of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority fund in plantation activities and 20 per cent on capacity building and infrastructure creation.