5 SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether the increasing incidents of damage to crops and human lives by wild animals, including monkeys, have been reported from various States in the country, particularly in Himachal Pradesh;
(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years and the current year, Statewise;
(c) whether Government has provided any compensation for loss of human lives and crops;
(d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise and if not, the reasons therefor;
(e) whether Government proposes to make any provision to compensate the victims of such incidents; and
(f) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS (SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)
(a)to (f) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) AND (f) OF THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO 5 REGARDING ‘CROPS AND HUMAN LIVES DAMAGED BY WILD ANIMALS’ BY SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR DUE FOR REPLY ON 13.3.2012.
(a)and(b)Incidents of damage to crops and human lives by wild animals like elephant, leopard, wild boar, blue bull, monkey, etc. are reported from States/Union Territories of the country including Himachal Pradesh. However, the State/Union Territory-wise details of such incidences are not collated in the Ministry.
(c) to (f) Payment of compensation to victims of wild animals is the responsibility of the concerned State/Union Territory Governments. The State-wise details of payment of such compensation are not collated in the Ministry. However, subject to availability of budget, the Central Government supplements/provides financial assistance to the State/Union Territory Governments under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of “Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats”, “Project Elephant” and “Project Tiger” to make payment of ex-gratia relief to the victims in incidents of damage to crops and human lives by wild animals.