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  • 23 May 2022
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Amagarh Leopard Reserve

Why In News

  • On May 22, 2022, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the Amagarh Leopard Reserve from the Chief Minister's residence on The International Day of Bio-diversity.

Key Point

  • Amagarh, a reserved forest section located on the Aravali mountain ranges, is a forest area spread over 1524 hectares. Being located in the middle of the state's first leopard reserve Jhalana and Nahargarh sanctuary, this is very important from the point of view of wildlife conservation and corridor development.
  • There are about 15 leopards in this forest area, apart from this, the carnivorous wild animals are mainly hyena, jackal, wild cat, fox and civet cat. Among the herbivorous wild animals are the wild animals like sambhar, nilgai, rabbit etc.
  • This forest area is a tropical, mixed/fall/monsoon forest area. There are vegetations like Totalis, Kumtha, Dhonk, Salar, Goya Khair etc. on the slope of Khejri hill in the sandy plain area.
  • It may be noted that as a result of the efforts made by the Department in the field of wildlife conservation under Project Leopard, the number of leopards in the Jhalana Leopard Reserve has been steadily increasing after the year 2017. In 2018, while the number of leopards was around 20, the total number of leopards in the entire area is currently around 40.

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Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Accident Insurance Scheme

Why In News

  • On May 22, 2022, the first episode of the scheme was disposed of in Jodhpur by sanctioning an assistance of Rs. 5 lakh under the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Accident Insurance Scheme to the dependent insured family of the deceased in the Kaliberi mine accident.

Key Point

  • The families of the state registered under this scheme will get health insurance of Rs 10 lakh, accident insurance of Rs 5 lakh and the female head of the family will get a smartphone with three years of internet connectivity under the Mukhyamantri Digital Seva Yojana.
  • Under the scheme, expensive treatments like liver, heart, kidney, bone marrow transplant and cochlear implants are also available free of cost.
  • It may be mentioned that the 'Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Accident Insurance Scheme' was announced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the Budget year 2022-23, which is being implemented from May 1, 2022.

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