Uttarakhand

Human-Wildlife Conflict: Six lakh compensation for death in wild animal attack

In case of death of a person in human-wildlife conflict, now Rs 6 lakh compensation will be given instead of Rs 4 lakh. At the same time, in case of serious injury, the compensation has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh. A corpus fund of Rs 2 crore will be created for compensation in cases of human-wildlife conflict. Apart from this, the existence of Shivalik Elephant Reserve will remain intact.

All the proposals that came in the 18th meeting of the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board held at the Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami were approved. Earlier, on the occasion of Elephant Day on October 1, the CM had announced to increase the compensation from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5 lakh in cases of death. Its mandate had not yet been issued. It was increased to six lakh rupees in the board meeting. Out of this amount, four lakh rupees will be given from the disaster head and two lakh rupees will be given by the forest department.

In the board meeting, it was also decided to establish Jim Corbett Trail in the state. An action plan will be prepared in collaboration with the tourism department to bring the places associated with Jim Corbett on the world tourism map. The Chief Minister said that this work should be started in a phased manner. Apart from this, Chaurasi Kutiya will be developed according to international standards under Rajaji Tiger Reserve. This area is also important from the point of view of tourism. This work will be done in collaboration with the tourism department.

Give compensation amount in 15 days: CM
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami directed the officials that more effective efforts are needed to reduce human wildlife conflict. For this, the forest department and the administration will have to work in harmony. As soon as information about the incident of human-wildlife conflict is received, the relatives of the concerned should get the compensation amount within 15 days. People should not have to go round for this.

Balance has to be made between environment and development
The Chief Minister said that special attention should be paid to the conservation of Bugyals. An action plan should be made to stop the damage caused to the crops by monkeys. He instructed to pay special attention to bio-fencing. The Chief Minister said that we have to move forward by maintaining a balance between environment and development. MLAs Renu Bisht, Ram Singh Kaida, Anil Nautiyal, Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu, Principal Secretary RK Sudhanshu, Principal Forest Conservator Vinod Kumar Singhal, Chief Wildlife Warden Uttarakhand Dr. Sameer Sinha, ADG V. Murugesan and Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board attended the meeting. Other members were present.

Museum to be built in Rambara, Chintan Sthal in Lincholi
In the board meeting, for the purpose of promoting yoga and tourism, the proposal for construction of museum at Rambada and Chintan Sthal at Chhoti Lincholi was approved. Apart from this, approval was given for the construction of 12.9 km motor road from Dhaula to Wari to Dokhri in Mori block of Vidhansabha Purola and 5 km Pulinda-Tachhali-Syalinga motor road in Dugadda block.

Number of snow leopards increased
Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal said that the number of snow leopards in the state has increased from 86 to 121 in the last five years. The Forest Minister said that public cooperation is very important to save the forests. More efforts will be made in the direction of increasing the livelihood of people from forests.


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