Ranthambore is a National park situated in the district of Sawai Madhopur, Rajhastan. The national park was notified as a tiger project in 1973, and since then the process of relocation of its inhabitants started. Between 1973/79 there were 16 villages residing within the boundaries of the core area, and 11/12 of them, with a total population of 681 and total livestock of 3,879, were relocated from the reserve. Eight villages were moved to an area called Kailashpuri while three, Lahapur, Nagadi and Ranthambore, were relocated to Gopalpura. According to the forest officials, the people were happy to move out from the forest space, but according to several testimonies, the people were instead forcefully removed from the area . In the relocated space the land is found to be infertile, there is no water for irrigation, no schools and no health facilities nearby .