A 65-year-old farmer, accused of installing illegal electric fence in his farmland, died allegedly while in the custody of Kadayam Forest Range officials here on Wednesday night.
A tribal woman from Yerrampadu village under Cherla mandal in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district gave birth in the middle of a forest while she was being carried in a doli to the hospital.
The proposal was cleared at a meeting of the State Wildlife Advisory Board, chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, on Monday evening.
The policy has been pending since 2016 after it drew criticism and was withdrawn by the Environment Ministry.
The culprits revealed during investigation that they were residents of N Jagganadhapuram, Mukalpalli mandal and were provided the scales by Ashok.
Bhadra TR is considered one of the best tiger reserves in the country with a tiger population of 40 and an elephant population ranging from 155-160 as also a healthy prey population.
The fire broke out across the LoC and spread to this side of the border in the Balakote sector, resulting in mine blasts early Friday.
Chief secy got thousands of acres of forest land into productive agri fields, reports Ejaz Kaiser
They were trapped in the fire due to a sudden change in the wind direction, the report said.
Forests may open up for developmental projects as government looking to do away classification norms
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has already circulated a note to ministries informing about the proposed revision in forest classification.
The Centre is also planning to hold capacity building and awareness-level programmes in states in order to sensitise officials on the importance of effective implementation of FRA.
The department had completed the precautionary exercise of rotational burning and controlled burning to prevent the outbreak of forest fire out of control in February 2019.
Monkeys continue to torment residents of Nalliyampalayam and Puliyampatti villages in Thuraiyur block.
According to sources, in Vattavada and Kottakambur areas in Munnar alone, over 1,000 hectares of forest was charred in last March.
Overall, the forest cover has gone up 3 per cent since 2011 – an increase of over 20,000 square kilometres.