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AGARTALA: Tripura Forest Department Principal Secretary VK Bahuguna asked Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary authority on Saturday to upgrade the 25-year-old infrastructures shortly to provide a healthy environment to the animals.
For the purpose, the state government has urged the central government for allocation of an amount to the tune of Rs. 25 crore. The government is yet to get response from the centre, Dr. Bahuguna told the media persons at Civil Secretariat this evening.
Added to it, the state government has recently allocated an amount of Rs. 10 lakh to upgrade the hospital in the Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Principal Secretary paid a visit to the wildlife Sanctuary following the death of four common leopards and later on convened a meeting with officials of Animal Resources Department and Chief Wildlife Warden.
At present, the Sanctuary consisted of a total of 535 animals belonging to a total of 34 species.
Wildlife sources confirmed that a Guwahati based veterinary expert Dr. Apurba Chakraborty is expected to visit the state in the first week of April to review the situation.