The proposal to increase the compensation amount in cases of death or injury due to wildlife attack in Uttarakhand was approved in the meeting of the State Wildlife Board to be chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday. At the same time, the board has also given green signal to build a trail in the state in memory of world famous hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett, to give international recognition to Chaurasi Kuti under Rajaji Tiger Reserve. The tourism department will make proposals for these.
In Uttarakhand, a compensation of six lakh will now be given for death in wildlife attack. This decision was taken in the meeting of the State Wildlife Board held at the Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Provision of compensation of four lakhs on death
Till now there is a provision of compensation of four lakhs on death. And in the case of the injured, it has also been decided to increase the compensation amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh. Apart from this, the government will file SLP in the Supreme Court in the case related to eco-sensitive zone within one kilometer radius of the protected areas.
Along with this, decisions were taken in the meeting on many points including expansion of Jollygrant (Dehradun) Airport, Jim Corbett Trail in Corbett Tiger Reserve, international recognition of Chaurasi Kuti.
Chief Minister had announced Rs.
Sometime back, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had announced an increase of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh as compensation for death due to wildlife attack. In view of this, the Forest Department has prepared a proposal.
Tirath placed a bill in Parliament to increase the compensation amount in wildlife attack
Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat had introduced a private member’s bill during the winter session of Parliament to increase the compensation amount given in case of wildlife attack. MP and former Chief Minister Rawat said that the attacks of wildlife in various states of the country including Uttarakhand are increasing concern. Along with taking effective steps for its prevention, increasing the amount of compensation given to the affected is the need of the hour. He also presented a bill related to amendment in the Forest Conservation Act in the House.