Environment Minister Seeks Detailed Report on Elephant Deaths, Directs Authorities to take Steps for Conservation of Elephants
The Environment Ministry has initiated steps to prepare a Regional Landscape Plan for the conservation of elephants in the East Central Elephant Landscape, comprising the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and other elephant areas.
The West Bengal Forest Department has also prepared a three-year action plan for controlling human-elephant conflict in South Bengal. The State Forest Department will send SMS alerts to Railway authorities on the movement of elephants near railway tracks to prevent accidents. State Forest Department officials will also hold a meeting with Railway authorities today, following yesterday’s train accident in Bishnpur area of West Bengal.