Madhya Pradesh: Vultures' Population Drops In India's Cleanest City 'Indore'
In the 2018-19 Forest Department’s survey, the vulture count in Indore has dropped to 97 from 2016's tally of 176. Devguradia hillock, a dumping site, has faced a drastic fall in vultures' count owing to safe disposal of wastes. Experts believe non-availability of food for scavengers, due to Swachhta Abhiyaan drive, is a major reason for decline. Reportedly, the red-list (IUCN) bird is dwindling as Forest Department lacks conservation plans.