Bhubaneswar, Mar 30 (UNI) As many as 843 wild elephants have died in Odisha throughout 2010-2021 March, State Forest and Atmosphere Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha advised the state Meeting at this time.
Replying to a query of Mr Mohan Majhi (BJP), the Minister mentioned the very best variety of 93 elephants have been killed in 2018-19 adopted by 86 in 2015-16, 83 in 2010-11, 82 every in 2012-13 and in 2019-20 .
The 12 months 2014-15 recorded the bottom variety of 54 elephant casualties whereas as many as 72 elephants have been killed until March 22 final in 2020-21.
The state authorities, he mentioned in affiliation with the Union authorities ,has taken a number of quick time period and long run measures to resolve the elephant – man conflicts.
He mentioned three elephants reserves—Sambalpur elephant reserve, Mahanadi elephant reserve and Mayurbhanj elephant reserve and 14 elephant corridors in 16 Forest divisions have been recognized.
A proposal to extend the world of Mahanadi elephant reserve from 1038.3 sq km to 2181.521 sq km and the Sambalpur elephant reserve from 426.91 sq km to 1797. 048 sq km to provide extra space for the motion of elephants is below the consideration of the state authorities, he mentioned.
Mr.Arukha mentioned over the past ten years Rs 1070.69 lakh has been spent to unravel the elephant man battle below the CAMPA scheme of each the state and the central authorities.
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