Corbett Tiger Reserve to Have Women Gypsy Driver for Safari, 24 women selected as pilots
News Update: The women selected as jeep driver for safari in Jim Corbett will not only provide safaris to the tourists but also they will give information about all the wildlife, birds including elephant, tiger, leopard and deer.
Jim Corbett National Park popular among the tourists around the globe for various species of wildlife including tigers, avifauna and elephants will have now women jeep driver for the safari purpose that is conducted amidst jungle. Along with this, they will also give information about the wildlife to the tourists. For this, 24 women have been selected as Jim Corbett pilots in the first phase. Their training has also been started at IDTR Jhajhra located in Dehradun. It was inaugurated by Forest Minister Dr Harak Singh Rawat on Tuesday.
According to Forest Minister Dr Harak Singh Rawat, this is a historic step taken by the government towards women empowerment. Chief Wildlife Warden JS Suhag said that the women selected as Jim Corbett pilots will not only provide safaris to the tourists but will also give information about all the wildlife, birds including elephant, tiger, leopard and deer. They are currently undergoing a 21-day trial of driving. After that experts and safari drivers of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve will give detailed information about wildlife to the selected gypsy drivers.
The selected women will also be taught tricks about the nature of wildlife and how to deal with any kind of adversity. In the next phases, women will also be selected as jeep driver in Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Many officials including Chief Conservator of Forest Wildlife Anoop Malik, Chief Wildlife Warden J.S. Suhag, Corbett Tiger Reserve Director Rahul, Rajaji Tiger Reserve Director DK Singh, Forest Conservator Shivalik Circle Akhilesh Tiwari, and Divisional Forest Officer Dehradun Rajiv Dhiman were present in the program.
Six women already working as guides in Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
This is not the first time that women have been selected for important responsibility in Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. Earlier six women were selected as Tiger Reserve guides. They are giving detailed information about wildlife to the tourists.