Kanha Vikas Nidhi - Kanha Tiger Reserve

The fund, known as the “Kanha Vikas Nidhi”, is used for the development of tourism infrastructure in the Tiger Reserve.  Besides, every year, a certain percentage of this fund is also used for the development of forest villages in the Tiger Reserve.  The main beneficiaries, in order of preference, are those forest villages which have been relocated outside the Tiger Reserve.  After these forest villages come other forest villages of the National Park and Buffer Zone followed by select revenue villages. This fund is used for the development of these villages, which include a host of rural upliftment activities.  Besides, needy villagers are also given soft-loans from this fund to set up their own small businesses.