Tiger population in India is estimated to be 2,226 in 2014, according to a new report released on Tuesday. The big cat population in 2010 was an estimated 1,706. The number in the central Indian landscape had gone down four years ago. Tiger "While the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India . It is a great news," environment minister Prakash Javadekar said. "Never before such an exercise has been taken. We have unique photographs of 80% of tigers," he said, talking about the year-long survey the helped prepare the estimation report. Javadekar also spoke about man-tiger conflicts, and said that human deaths have shown a decrease. He also said his ministry had started a special programme for taking care of orphan cubs.