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On-the-spot compensation to victims of man-animal conflict

india Updated: Dec 22, 2010 13:51 IST
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With 97 people killed and 820 others injured in man-animal conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir during the past four years, the state government has ordered on-the-spot compensation to the victims.

"The compensation shall be disbursed immediately after such incidents of man-animal conflicts and for this purpose the government would delegate powers to the Wild Life Wardens for the on-the-spot disbursement," Minister for Forest and Environment Mian Altaf Hussain said today.

The government has decided to select two districts on pilot basis where the compensation for the losses caused by the wild animals by straying inside the human population areas would be given, he said.

The state government has formulated a comprehensive management plan for handling man-wildlife animal conflicts, which took a toll of 97 persons and injured 820 others in the state since 2006.

The State Board for Wildlife recommended financial allocation of Rs 1.20 crores for settling the pending compensation claims prior to 2005, he said.