The Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 1983 and since then, it is the largest Tiger Reserve in India. Apart from being rich in flora, fauna and avifauna, this wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh has also been a place of historical significance. There have been a number of happenings in Nagarjunsagar Wildlife sanctuary such as eco development projects, protection measures from fire hazards, setting up of protection committees etc.
The Happenings in Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary
There are many historical monuments and ruins that have been excavated from the Nagarjunsagar. These ruins date back to as early as the 1st and the 2nd century A.D. These archeological findings make Nagarjunsagar attain a more significance in addition to being the largest Tiger Reserve. There have been a few implementations of eco development activities like alternative employment opportunities for those villagers who earlier were dependent on commercial exploitation of fuel wood, spreading education and awareness, development of village forest protection committees, fire fighting squad etc. However, there are still cases that prove the presence of extremists in the area.