In this article of GrabNaukri.com, we will discuss national parks in India. After a brief introduction of important details about National Parks in India, we have given a State-wise list of all National Parks in the country.
About National Parks in India:
- What is a National Park?
An area which is identified as being rich in biodiversity is strictly protected from activities like industry or residential development, poaching, deforestation, hunting, forestry, grazing, cultivation, and any other activity which may damage the flora and fauna of that region. The area is declared as a National Park under law, and the boundaries are well defined. They are not to be exploited in any manner whatsoever.
- Which Indian law provides provision for National Parks?
The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 provides provision for several protected areas and reserves including National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tiger Reserves, Conservation Reserves, and Community Reserves. National Parks and Tiger Reserves are more strictly protected than other areas.
- How many National Parks are there in India?
There are a total of 104 National Parks in India (as of 2019).
- Which is the State with the maximum number of National Parks, and Maximum area under National Parks?
Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of National Parks (10 Nos).
- Largest and Smallest National Park in India?
Largest – Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir
Smallest – South Button Island National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Latest list of all National Parks in India (state-wise):
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