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Kerala elephant tragedy should not repeat, says Prakash Javadekar

Karnataka’s forest officials assured the minister that they were taking all measures to ensure such an incident does not happen in the state. 

Published: 06th June 2020 06:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2020 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar directed heads of all forest department of all states to ensure that the Kerala elephant tragedy does not repeat anywhere else. 
Speaking to forest officials on Friday as part of World Environment Day, through video conference, he said he was shocked with what had happened in Kerala.

Karnataka’s forest officials assured the minister that they were taking all measures to ensure such an incident does not happen in the state.  The forest officials said, “We have issued directions to all staffers to undertake extensive patrolling and search for meat bombs. Staffers have also been told to keep a close watch on areas where there are man-elephant conflicts and villages abutting forest boundaries.” Javadekar also directed all states to take up the ‘Nagara Vanas’ (urban forests) project. Karnataka has been given a target of creating 200 in the state. 



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  • Jamie

    Killing Migrant workers by trains was equally bad. But not many BJP people spoke about it???
    1 year ago reply
  • A k Sehanobis

    Pl. stop culling monkeys with a reward of 500/- for each monkey killed.There should be other means of controlling explosive births.
    1 year ago reply
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