The cause of men-elephant on the Indo Bhutan area is enchroachment of forest land. This was observed by Rihan Daimary State Minister PHE, Food and Civil Supply at Panery Durga Mandir premises on Wednesday. More than 50 persons died in the attack of wild elephants on the Indo Bhutan area in Udalguri district during the period of 2014 2016 till date. Six persons were killed this year itself.
To pay the ex-gratia to the victims families the Dhansri Forest Division of Udalguri held a cheque distribution meeting at the Panery Durga Mandir today.Madhurjya Sarma the DFO presided in the meeting. Attending in the minister Rihan Daimary said that the main cause of man-elephant conflict is enchrochment of forest land.Such enchrochment destroyed the forest land and deforestation occurred .He said that the department must take necessary action to evade the the forest land.He requested the department to arrange awareness programme in context of forestation as to provide fodder to wild jumbos and thereby minimize the casualities.More than 30 victim families were given cheques of one lakh each as ex-gratia compensation and 15 to 20 thousands cheques were distributed among the injured persons. The persons whose Crops were damaged and houses vandalized will be paid compesation soon. DFO Sarma said that more 400 hector bighas land is enchroched in Bornodi Wildlife Sanctuary and 1660 bighas land is enchroched in Khalingduwar reserve forest.Many nature loving persons were ptesent in the meeting.