Maharashtra Chief Minister
Devendra Fadnavis Wednesday directed formation of a committee
that will frame a policy aimed at reducing man-animal
Fadnavis gave this direction while chairing the 14th
meeting of the State Board of Wildlife at Mantralaya.
In order to create employment opportunities for locals
projects would be lifted during the monsoon season, the CM
In this connection, a detailed and comprehensive
proposal will be sent to the National Tiger Conservation
Authority (NTCA), he said.
State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, public
representatives and senior officials were present for the
During the meeting, presentations were made on
boosting eco-tourism in tiger reserve projects and on
"The CM directed setting up of a committee for
drafting a policy to avoid these conflicts," a government
Fadnavis also ordered drafting of recommendations,
which would be sent to the NTCA to boost eco-tourism in tiger
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
Asking the forest department to have its own
veterinary officer to treat wild animals, the chief minister
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
Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.
For this, all projects, including the proposed ones,
should be reviewed before a committee under the chairmanship
of the additional chief secretary of the chief minister. A
mechanism should be developed for the protection of wildlife,
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