TIGER RESERVES OF INDIA

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS

EXPECTED QUESTIONS

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements –

1 . Manas tiger reserve is the largest tiger reserve of India.

2 . Bor is the smallest tiger reserve of India. 

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . only 1

b . only 2

c . both of the above

d . none of the above

Answer – b

QUES 2 . Consider the following statements about  tiger reserves in India-

1 . Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have the maximum number of tiger reserve.

2 . Andaman & Nicobar islands  do not have any tiger reserve.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . only 1

b . only 2

c . both of the above

d . none of the above

Answer – c

QUES 3 . Arrange the following Tiger Reserves of India from North to South :

1. Dudhwa
2. Panna
3. Pench
4. Indravati
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a .  4 , 3 , 2 , 1
b . 2 , 1 , 4 , 3 
c .  1 , 2 , 3 , 4
d .  1 , 3 , 2 , 4

Answer –  c

QUES 4 . Consider the following protected  areas:
1. Bandipur
2. Bhitarkanika
3. Manas
4. Sunderbans
Which of the above are Tiger Reserves?
a .  1 and 2 only
b .  1, 3 and 4 only
c .  2, 3 and 4 only
d .  l, 2, 3 and 4

Answer – b

QUES 5 . Match the following

Tiger Reserve – State

1 . Satpura    –  A. Uttar Pradesh
2 .Parambikulam  –  B. Kerala
3 . Pakke   –  C. Madhya Pradesh
4 . Dudhwa   –  D. Arunachal Pradesh
5 . Bhadra   –  E. Karnataka
Choose the correct option.

a . 1-B, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A, 5-E
b . 1-A, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C, 5-E
c . 1-C, 2-A, 3-E, 4-B, 5-D
d . 1-C, 2-B, 3-D, 4-A, 5-E

Answer – d

ABOUT TIGER RESERVES OF INDIA

Important facts for prelims

1 . Nagarjunsagar Srisailam is the largest tiger reserve of India.

2 . Bor is the smallest tiger reserve of India. Amangarh  has the smallest area but it is buffer of Corbett TR and is not a separate tiger reserve.

3 . Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have the maximum number of tiger reserve. Each has six tiger reserve.

4 . Tiger reserves are located on only the mainland of India. Andaman & Nicobar islands and Lakshadweep do not have any tiger reserve.

5 . Assam has the maximum number of tiger reserves (4) in North east India.

 STATE-WISE  TIGER  RESERVES  OF  INDIA

NAME OF TIGER RESERVE    STATE

1 . Nagarjunsagar Srisailam -Andhra Pradesh

2 . Namdapha-Arunachal Pradesh

3 . Kamlang Tiger Reserve -Arunachal Pradesh

4 . Pakke -Arunachal Pradesh

5 .  Manas -Assam

6 . Nameri -Assam

7 . Orang Tiger Reserve-Assam

8 . Kaziranga – Assam

9 . Valmiki – Bihar

10 . Udanti-Sitanadi -Chattisgarh

11 . Achanakmar – Chattisgarh

12 . Indravati- Chhattisgarh

13 . Palamau- Jharkhand

14 . Bandipur – Karnataka

15 . Bhadra – Karnataka

16 . Dandeli-Anshi -Karnataka

17 . Nagarahole – Karnataka

18 . Biligiri Ranganatha Temple – Karnataka

19 . Periyar- Kerala

20 . Parambikulam – Kerala

21 . Kanha – Madhya Pradesh

22 . Pench – Madhya Pradesh

23 . Bandhavgarh – Madhya Pradesh

24 . Panna- Madhya Pradesh

25 . Satpura – Madhya Pradesh

26 . Sanjay-Dubri – Madhya Pradesh

27 . Melghat – Maharashtra

28 . Tadoba-Andhari – Maharashtra

29 .  Pench- Maharashtra

30 . Sahyadri- Maharashtra

31 . Nawegaon-Nagzira -Maharashtra

32 . Bor – Maharashtra

33 . Dampa- Mizoram

34 . Similipal – Odisha

35 . Satkosia – Odisha

36 . Ranthambore – Rajasthan

37 . Sariska – Rajasthan

38 . Mukandra Hills – Rajasthan

39 . Kalakad-Mundanthurai -Tamil Nadu

40 . Anamalai – Tamil Nadu

41 . Mudumalai – Tamil Nadu

42 . Sathyamangalam – Tamil Nadu

43 . Kawal – Telangana

44 .  Amrabad – Telangana

45 . Dudhwa – Uttar Pradesh

46 . Pilibhit – Uttar Pradesh

47 . Corbett – Uttarakhand

Amangarh (buffer of Corbett TR) – Uttar Pradesh

48 .  Rajaji – Uttarakhand

49 .  Sunderbans – West Bengal

50 . Buxa – West Bengal