Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 August 2015
News updated at 2:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

TN plans trenches to keep out elephants

Chennai: Oct 7, 2013 DHNS

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to erect elephant-proof trenches for a distance of 440 km in 10 districts, including Vellore, Dharmapuri, Erode, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Anamalai tiger reserve at a cost of Rs 20 crore to stop elephants from coming out of the forests and causing damage to life and property in human habitats.

According to Forest Department secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath ,Dharmapuri district will have the longest  trench. He pointed out that that the Asian Elephant  is a highly endangered keystone species categorized under part I of Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Government sources said that out of 24,000 elephants estimated in India, Tamil Nadu has a population of 4,015 elephants. Of this, between 700 and 1,000 elephants from various forest divisions keep straying regularly into the human habitat. This increases human-animal conflict in the villages located nearby forest areas. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Priest of Kumkum Swaminarayan temple gives final touch to a...

Priest of Kumkum Swaminarayan temple gives final touch to a...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paying obeisance at Hazratbal Shrine, in Srinagar...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paying obeisance at Hazratbal Shrine, in Srinagar...

Sand artist Manas Sahoo makes a sand art on the eve of Raksha Bandhan with a message...

Sand artist Manas Sahoo makes a sand art on the eve of Raksha Bandhan with a message...

A woman tying Rakhi to army soldiers on eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Surat on Friday.

A woman tying Rakhi to army soldiers on eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Surat on Friday.

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523