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Which one from the following is a correct pair?
(A) Nagarjunasagar Sanctuary- Andhra Pradesh
(B) Periyar Sanctuary- Karnataka
(C) Gir National Park- Uttar Pradesh
(D) Corbett National Park- Madhya Pradesh

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Hint: Sanctuary is the area in which the wildlife animals and the birds are left undisturbed and protected. These are categorized as the IUCN category IV protected areas. Up to 2016, there are 543 wildlife sanctuaries in India out of which 25 are the best and the large sanctuaries are located.

Complete Answer:
- The Nagarjunasagar sanctuary is the tiger reserve located in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh. This sanctuary spread across five districts with the total area of 3568 $K{m^2}$.
- The Periyar sanctuary is the wild life sanctuary that is located in Thekkady in Kerala, not in Karnataka. In the Thekkady, it is located at the top of the Cardamom hills and the Pandalam hills. These hills are the part of the Western Ghats.
- Since Western Ghats is believed to comprise of the greater biodiversity in it. The Gir forest national Park and the wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of Gujarat, not in Uttar Pradesh.
- The Jim Corbett Park was started in 1936 and it is the oldest sanctuary in India. It was constructed to protect the Bengal tiger which is considered as the endangered one. It is located in Uttarakhand and not in Madhya Pradesh.

Thus the option (A) is correct.

Note: The Nagarjunasagar wildlife Sanctuary has almost 72 tigers in it. But now it is called the Rajiv Gandhi wildlife sanctuary since he established this sanctuary when he was prime minister. This sanctuary is 200 Km from Hyderabad.