Over 25 people killed in tiger attacks in 2018, LS was told
Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said as per the guidelines under the ongoing centrally-sponsored scheme of the Project Tiger, an amount of Rs 2 lakh per person is provided to the victim of tiger attack on request from the states.
According to details provided by Sharma, a total of 27 people were killed last year - till December 31 - in various states. Fifteen people were killed in Maharashtra alone, while four people were killed in Uttar Pradesh.
He said the government has initiated an android-based application M-STrIPES (Monitoring System for Tigers' Intensive Protection and Ecological Status) which is a data collection tool for patrolling and ecological purposes, which when analysed helps assess status of welfare factors which foster tiger survival.
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