Tiger census will make every Indian very happy: PM Modi

File photo: PM Modi Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 29, 2019, 10.16 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday declared the results of All India Tiger Estimation and said that the results will make every Indian very happy.

The tiger population of India had reached up to 2967 in 2019.

''Today we can proudly say that India is one of the world's largest and most secure habitats with about 3000 tigers,'' the prime minister said.

PM Modi further said, ''Nine long years ago, it was decided in St Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022. We in India completed this target four years early.''

''The speed and dedication with which various stakeholders worked to achieve this is remarkable. Once the people of India decide to do something, there is no force that can prevent them for getting the desired results,'' PM Modi added.

PM Modi also talked about future developments in India saying that India will prosper both economically and environmentally.

''I am confident that, India will proposer both economically and environmentally. India will build more roads and India will have cleaner rivers. India will have better train connectivity and also greater tree coverage,'' PM Modi said.

''India will build more homes for our citizens and that the same time create quality habitats for animals. India will have a vibrant marine economy and a healthier marine ecology. This balance is what will contribute to a strong and inclusive India.'' PM Modi added.