The six tigers are likely to be translocated by March-end, as the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) 2018 is currently underway in Madhya Pradesh.
According to the officer, the in-principle approval came after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan agreed to the Odisha government's request for translocation of the big cats.
In the last few days, only one of the big cats was captured in cameras in the STR, he said.
Later, the MP government also decided to allow the translocation, which would help in increasing the number of striped cats in the STR.
Agrawal said the genetic make-up of tigers in STR was similar to that of the big cats of the Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
There has been evidences of a tiger corridor between Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, he said.
"It is expected that the tigers of Madhya Pradesh would easily adopt new climate of Odisha," he said.
Agrawal furher said that before the translocation, the officials and employees would be trained in the tiger release protocol.
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