Under the project, the division will set up protection camps and water bodies, install solar street lights and provide alternative sources of livelihood to forest dwellers in the affected areas.
BK Arukha said the tuskers are entering into human habitation areas due to dwindling forests, owing to different developmental activities.
Around 12 huts were also damaged in the incident, that occurred at Koshi-Kanjhia village
This was an ongoing effort by the forest department to reduce instances of human-elephant conflict in the Karnataka.
The rehab centre would house an elephant museum, mahout training centre, a well-equipped veterinary hospital and crematorium for the pachyderms.
The region has witnessed the killing of several tribals and widespread damage to houses and crops by rogue elephants.
In the last two days, one person has lost his life and one more injured in separate elephants attacks reported in M M Hills.
Local residents complained to the forest officials that they had informed about the local electric supply office about the sagging high-tension wire.
The black pepper solution is the brainchild of Diya Foundation, an NGO which says the farmers’ income has risen by 30-40 per cent.
Deputy Director of ATR A S Marimuthu said that Chinna Thambi learnt to obey most of the 42 commands developed using Urdu and Malayalam.
The decision comes a day after a committee of vets had submitted a report to the forest department advising against the animals’ transit.
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the state to file an affidavit regarding the number of elephant camps run by the state and facilities provided at these camps.
Gauhati HC directs Assam’s forest department to pass fresh order on transporting elephants to Gujarat
After Assam Addl. AG submitted that air-conditioned wagons for the jumbos’ transport were not available, the bench directed for fresh orders.
Gauhati HC bench asked clarification from Centre in regard to the operation of a 2016 SC interim order stating persons in possession of elephants shall not transfer them outside the state.
The centre will be upgraded to global standards at a cost of Rs 108 crore in two phases.