The Tamil Nadu government issued a government order (GO) to establish the 17th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu at Nanjarayan tank, in Tirupur district.
“Happy to announce that the government has notified the 17th Birds Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu at Nanjarayan in Tiruppur District. This fulfils the long pending request of bird lovers from across the State,” said Chief Minister M K Stalin, in a tweet.
The announcement to establish the 17th bird sanctuary in Nanjarayan tank was made in the state Assembly by Forest Minister K Ramachandran on April 25, this year. The bird sanctuary will be established at the cost of Rs 7.5 crore.
Following the announcement, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of the state sent a proposal to the state government to establish the bird sanctuary at an area of 125.86.5 hectares in Uthukuli and Tirupur north Taluks. The proposal was accepted by the state government and GO was issued.