Central govt team to take stock of man-elephant conflict in Uttarakhand:

5 nov 2020

Central govt team to take stock of man-elephant conflict in Uttarakhand:

A Central government assignment headed by the public facilitator of Elephant Cell will consider human-elephant strife in Uttarakhand on a four-day visit to the state from Thursday.
Prajna P Panda, public organizer of Elephant Cell and Muthamizh Selvan, researcher D for Project Elephant will visit the state. A letter to the main untamed life superintendent from the Union climate service in such manner referenced that the authorities will visit "Uttarakhand for issues identified with Elephant Reserves in the state and consider the regions of Uttarakhand influenced with human-elephant strife."

Alongside the number of inhabitants in elephants, the man-elephant strife has additionally expanded in the state. In June this year, as per the elephant evaluation that was led not long ago, the enormous populace in the state had arrived at 2,026. In 2012, there were 1,559 elephants while in 2017 there were 1,839 elephants in the state. "Human-elephant strife is on the ascent in the state. JS Suhag, chief untamed life superintendent of Uttarakhand timberland division said that five individuals have passed on and two have been harmed in elephant assaults this year till September. To examine the development of elephants and tackle strife, the state woodland office has additionally begun radio-busting elephants in the state, principally Rajaji Tiger Reserve scene. According to the records of the state timberland division, five individuals have passed on because of elephant assaults this year, while 22 elephants have kicked the bucket because of various reasons in the state," said Suhag.