Raghubar hikes compensation for losses suffered due to wild animal attack

Ranchi, May 4: Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced that the
compensation paid to the losses incurred due to attack of the wild
animals would be increased in the state and he asked the concerned
officials to implement the revised rates.
Chairing the review of the forest and environment department here he
instructed that losses incurred due to animal attack and other
compensations be given to the people with revised rates. As per the
new revised rates for loss of one hectare of land the compensation has
been fixed between Rs 20,000-Rs 40,000 which was earlier between Rs
10,000-25,000. In case of damage to Kucha and Pucca house the amount
has been increased to Rs 75,000 and Rs 1.20 lakh respectively.


In case
of serious injury the compensation has been increased from Rs 50,000
to one lakh while for minor injuries it would be Rs 15,000 instead of
Rs 10,000.
The Chief Minister said that Mother Nature has blessed Jharkhand with
abundance of natural reserve and a diverse eco system. He asked the
officials to make arrangements for the conservation of the forest and
wild animals and bio-diversity so that the forest produce are received
as usual but the impact on the environment is also reduced. He asked
to create awarnes among the people to undertake plantation drive
before the rainy season.
Mr Das said that under the Mukhyamantri Jan Van Yojana those
interested undertake plantation at the their land should send their
application via the panchayat secretariat who in return would be
provided incentives. He suggested that the work of giving water to the
planst can be done by the Sakhi Mandals and said that those working
better would also be awarded. Mr Das said that there was tremendous
opportunities for setting industries based on lac tussar, mahua,
tamrind, jack fruit etc.

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