2750 . SHRI T. RATHINAVEL:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government is considering to come out with a final National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-31 soon, a draft of which is ready;
(b) whether it is also a fact that Government is considering to an upper limit of animal population to avoid risk to farmers and human settlements; and
(c) whether Government is considering to allow selective and supervised culling and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT FOREST, AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE )
(a) The Group constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for formulation of the National Wildlife Action Plan (2017-2031) has submitted its report.
(b) There is no specific proposal for fixing upper limit of animal population with a view to avoid risk to farmers and human settlements. However, the population management for identified wild animals, where other mitigation measures are found to be inadequate, is one of the identified priority project in the Action Plan.
(c) Presently, there is no proposal in the Ministry for selective and supervised culling of wild animals.