As tuskers kill 462 people in 5 years, J’khand raises pitch for elephant corridors

The elephant is the state animal of Jharkhand, but the rising elephant attacks in different districts of the state has emerged as a matter of concern for the people. According to the Ministry of Environment, these attacks come to light almost every week. Recently, the Ministry in a response to an RTI application informed that 462 people had been killed in the state in elephant attacks from 2017-2022 and about 50 elephants had died due to various reasons. According to the figures of the forest department, 20 elephants died in five years after they got electrocuted. Some deaths were also reported in train accidents and due to poachers. In February, 16 people were killed by an elephant separated from its herd within 12 days in five districts of the state, namely Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, Lohardaga, Chatra and Ranchi, as per the forest department.

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