Odisha to install CCTV to check wildlife smuggling

Wildlife smuggling crimes are frequent in border areas of the state

The state government is planning to install hidden cameras inside forest areas and at check gates to curb wildlife smuggling and other related crimes, according to senior forest department officials. "We must take the help of technology to curb such crimes. If we install CCTV cameras at key places in forests and at some 250 check gates, we can clearly monitor who are entering the forest area and their activities," said Janardan Dibakar Sharma, principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF) at the State Level Wildlife Week celebration ceremony, here. Wildlife smuggling crimes are ...