Eye on the tiger


Following the release of the tiger census figures by PM Narendra Modi, there have been many reactions to the findings. IAS officer BP Acharya’s latest artwork seemingly questions government’s propensity for churning out inflated figures in any field. The man, who also dabbles in cartoons, came out with his take on the matter. His cartoon, features two tigers who make fun of the government figures on the gargantuan census which culminated sometime ago.

According to the survey, India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014. The survey, the fourth one done since 2006, was a large scale exercise carried out over 15 months by forest officials who surveying 3,81,400 square kilometres of forested habitat, installing camera traps. Nearly 83 per cent of the estimated tiger population was captured in these images.