BHUBANESWAR: As many as 843 elephants have died in Odisha up to now 10 years resulting from numerous causes, mentioned state forest and surroundings minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Tuesday.
In a written reply to the state meeting, Arukh mentioned whereas most 93 elephants died in 2018-19, as many as 86 elephants died in 2015-16 adopted by 83 jumbos in 2010-11 and 82 jumbos in 2012-13 and 2019-20.
Arukh mentioned the state authorities in affiliation with the Centre has taken a number of long-term and short-term measures to resolve the human-elephant conflicts. These embody engagement of native folks in preserving a tab on motion of elephants, engagement of 122 ‘Gajabandhus’ in villages surrounding elephant corridors and photo voltaic fencing to stop entry of wild jumbos into habitations.
The state authorities has recognized and restored 14 elephant corridors and three elephant reserves for defense of jumbos within the state. A proposal to extend areas of Mahanadi elephant reserve and Sambalpur elephant reserve to present extra space for motion of jumbos can be into account of the state authorities, mentioned the reply.
Whereas Rs 10.70 crore has been spent up to now 10 years from the compensatory afforestation fund administration and planning authority (CAMPA) fund to resolve the human-elephant conflicts, round Rs 115 crore has been spent throughout 2010-11 to 2019-20 underneath numerous programmes of the state and central governments for defense of jumbos within the state.