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PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS/WILD ANIMALS FROM SPEEDING TRAINS

3 Apr 2017
Rajya Sabha


3562 SHRI HARIVANSH:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

 (a) whether Government has asked States to put the forest staff on high alert to avoid elephants and other wild animals being killed by speeding trains;
(b) the response of the concerned States in this regard; and
(c) the number of casualties of wild animals during the last year, States -wise?


MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)

(a)&(b)   Chief Wildlife Wardens of elephant and tiger range States were directed to put their frontline forest staff on high alert and take suitable preventive actions to minimise death/injury to elephants and other wild animals due to train accidents.

 State wise casualty figures of elephant and tiger due to train accidents, during the last year, is given in Annexure.
 
ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (c) OF THE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3562 RAISED BY SHRI HARIVANSH REGARDING ‘PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS/WILD ANIMALS FROM SPEEDING TRAINS’ DUE FOR REPLY ON 03.04.2017.

 ELEPHANT AND TIGER CASUALTIES IN TRAIN ACCIDENTS DURING 2016

State

Elephant

Tiger

Assam

10

0

West Bengal

3

0

Tamil Nadu

2

0

Jharkhand

2

0

Kerala

2

0

Odisha

0

0

Tripura

0

0

Uttarakhand

1

1

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

Maharashtra

0

0

Chhattisgarh

0

0

Madhya Pradesh

0

2

Total

20

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