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Uttarakhand State PCS

  • 01 Mar 2024
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Human-Wildlife Conflict in Uttarakhand

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According to the State Forest Minister Subodh Uniyal, 444 people in the Himalayan state have lost their lives to human-wildlife conflict since 2017.

Key Points

  • The victims were killed in attacks by leopards, tigers, bears, snakes, elephants and crocodiles among others.
    • A total of Rs 21.3 crore has been disbursed to family members of the victims.
  • In addition to increasing the compensation amount for victims, it is for the first time that the state has made the provision to give ex-gratia to those attacked by honeybee, hornet, monkey and langur.
    • Ex-gratia payment is the money which is paid due to moral obligation and not due to legal obligation.

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