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States, UTs Advised To Make Prompt Ex-Gratia Payments To Wildlife Attack Victims

New Delhi:  In a transfer to minimise the revenge killing of untamed animals attributable to human-wildlife conflicts, the state governments and Union Territories (UTs) have been suggested to make swift funds of ex-gratia to the victims, the Ministry of Atmosphere, Forest and Local weather Change mentioned.

In a letter, the ministry has urged the state governments and UTs to assessment their ex-gratia quantity with one another and convey the compensation at par.

Furthermore, it has requested the involved departments to undertake systematic reforms to make immediate fee of ex-gratia by resolving inter-departmental points.

Notably, the Enviornment ministry gives funding assistances to state governments and UTs for the human-wildlife victims via Central Sponsored Scheme for Built-in Growth of Wildlife habitat (IDWH), as per the actions envisaged within the Mission Tiger, Mission Elephant and improvement of wildlife habitat in sanctuaries and nationwide parks.

Whereas the ministry gives Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for deaths or incapacitation, Rs 2 lakh and as much as Rs 25,000 in direction of remedy are supplied to the victims struggling grievous harm and minor harm respectively in human-wildlife struggle.

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