Press Esc to close
Wednesday 24 May 2017
News updated at 5:00 PM IST

TN plans trenches to keep out elephants

Chennai: Oct 7, 2013 DHNS 2:30 IST
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
Helpers attend to injured people inside the Manchester Arena...

Helpers attend to injured people inside the Manchester Arena...

South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during the annual exercise in Paju

South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during the annual exercise in Paju

President Donald Trump pauses as he makes a statement...

President Donald Trump pauses as he makes a statement...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an interaction with...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an interaction with...

A shopkeeper looks for valuables and documents in the debris...

A shopkeeper looks for valuables and documents in the debris...

HP State Electricity Board Employees Union members shout slogans...

HP State Electricity Board Employees Union members shout slogans...

Congress and CPM leaders, activists raise slogans against the West Bengal...

Congress and CPM leaders, activists raise slogans against the West Bengal...

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with Center for Peace...

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with Center for Peace...

In this NASA provided frame from video, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer...

In this NASA provided frame from video, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer...

Actor Brad Pitt gives his autographs for fans...

Actor Brad Pitt gives his autographs for fans...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.