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'Drone exercise to keep tab on encroachers in Aravalli mountains'

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

In view of protecting wildlife of the Aravalli ranges from encroachers, the government has come up with a plan of a survey of the mountains so that any non-forestry activity' can be prevented.

The basic challenges for government agencies are to keep original status of forest areas and numbers of wildlife animals. So far, the forest department has no such tools to declare new encroachments consider to be non-forestry activities," Rao Narbir Singh, state forest and wildlife minister, said.

"And to compete with these challenges, the government has come up with a surveillance plan for protection of forest and wildlife ecosystem in the of and districts, he said.

He said that the was going to do the survey of the to collect encroachment status and prepare a database.

The will be equipped with photo and video cameras to ensure present status or the area and in case of any non-forestry violations, we will match the areas with our database to find offence, Singh said.

The also said that drones will help in combing areas from illegal wildlife and forestry area, poaching of animals and other forestry activities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 26 2018. 00:10 IST