Question raised in Lok Sabha on fencing around forest areas, 13/03/2020

As per the information received from the State Forest Department of Uttar Pradesh, six persons have lost their lives in man-leopard conflict in Bijnaur District of Uttar Pradesh during the year 2019-2020. The Central Government supplements the efforts of State Governments by providing financial and technical assistance to the State/UT Governments under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes for management of wildlife. Activities such as construction/erection of physical barriers, such as barbed wire fence, solar powered electric fence, bio- fencing etc. are permitted under the schemes for ensuring safety of people living near forest areas.