Jumbo attack: Victims to get quick relief

The meet was held on Friday at old Forest premises in presence of District in-charge Secretary B R Jayaramaraje Urs.

Deputy Conservator of Forest Anand said that eight people have been killed by rogue elephants this year. He said that the compensations have been given on time but there is demand from various quarters to provide monetary aide to victims immediately after the wild elephant attack to help them get medical help.

“The department has not been able to do the same as according to rules the monetary aide can be released only after the victim undergoes treatment and submits the bills,” said Anand adding that due to this rule the daily wage workers and the poor are facing problems.

He urged Urs to take the issue into consideration and do the needful.

Responding to the same Urs said that every division will have an A C account. The money in this account can be used by any department to give advance compensation in any case.

“Why can’t you utilise this fund,” he questioned and said that after the victim utilises the money for treatment the department can ask for the documents.

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