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Mah CM orders framing of policy to reduce man-animal conflicts

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Wednesday directed formation of a committee that will frame a policy aimed at reducing man-animal conflicts.

gave this direction while chairing the 14th meeting of the at Mantralaya.

In order to create employment opportunities for locals in six tiger reserves of Maharashtra, ban on tiger reserve projects would be lifted during the monsoon season, the CM said.

In this connection, a detailed and comprehensive proposal will be sent to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), he said.

Sudhir Mungantiwar, public representatives and senior officials were present for the meeting.

During the meeting, presentations were made on boosting eco-tourism in tiger reserve projects and on human-animal conflicts.

"The CM directed setting up of a committee for drafting a policy to avoid these conflicts," a government official said.

also ordered drafting of recommendations, which would be sent to the NTCA to boost eco-tourism in tiger reserve projects.

He said 100 per cent electric vehicles should be used in tiger reserve areas.

He added that to keep a tab on tigers and for controlling man-animal conflict, trained elephants was required and a separate herd of elephants would be used for the purpose.

Asking the forest department to have its own to treat wild animals, the said a proposal should be prepared to this effect.

Fadnavis said the paths of wild animals need to be preserved while implementing the existing and upcoming projects in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and

For this, all projects, including the proposed ones, should be reviewed before a committee under the chairmanship of the of the A mechanism should be developed for the protection of wildlife, he said.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:35 IST