Maharashtra govt varieties group to review man-tiger battle in Chandrapur district

2020/10 07 18:10

Written by Vivek Deshpande
| Nagpur |

October eight, 2020 12:18:20 am


The choice was taken at a gathering of the Board headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. The problem had come up for dialogue on the Board’s assembly a few months in the past, when Thackeray had urged formation of the research group.

The Maharashtra authorities has shaped a research group to take an in-depth take a look at the man-tiger battle in Chandrapur district.

The group might be headed by Chandrapur Chief Conservator of Forest N R Praveen and can comprise as members Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) Discipline Director Jitendra Ramgaonkar, Gondia Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF) Kulraj Singh, Wildlife Institute of India scientist Bilal Habib, retired Divisional Forest Officers Sanjay Thavre and Girish Vasisth, famous man-leopard battle professional Vidya Athreya, Wildlife Conservation Belief president Anish Andheria, wildlife professional Sanjay Karkare, State Wildlife Board member Bandu Dhotre and tribal activist Paromita Giswami.

“The group will delineate causes for the battle and counsel treatments… it’ll submit its report by December 31,” mentioned Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Nitin Kakodkar.

The choice was taken at a gathering of the Board headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. The problem had come up for dialogue on the Board’s assembly a few months in the past, when Thackeray had urged formation of the research group.

Chandrapur has been witnessing intense man-tiger battle since 2007. This 12 months, the battle has seen 25 deaths within the district. A ‘downside tiger’ from Rajura forest is presently posing a severe menace to human life and has attacked 11 individuals, eight fatally, previously 21 months.

A couple of months in the past, Kakodkar himself had urged translocation of 50 tigers from the district to different forest areas.

On Wednesday, the final day of the continued Wildlife Week celebration, officers and activists mentioned the man-animal battle subject.

“There have been some ideas in immediately’s deliberations on the issue, like avoiding energy cuts throughout darkish… huge door-to-door consciousness drive, establishing of major response groups in villages to behave as a bridge between officers and villagers, and convergence of assorted departments like Income, Agriculture, Power and so forth with the Forest Division in enterprise mitigation efforts,” Kakodkar informed The Indian Categorical.

He added, “Officers are of the opinion that the division has already been performing some good work, which has resulted in battle ranges remaining flat over the previous decade regardless of enormous improve within the variety of tigers.”

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