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For crop damage from wild animals

1. Which is the Government Order concerned with payment of ex-gratia relief for crop damage due to wild animals?

Government Order No. FEE 143 FWL 2010 dated 03-08-2011 and Government Order No. FEE 109 FWL 2014 dated 13-08-2014 and Government Order No. APG 130 FWL 2016 dated 19-09-2016 Download Government Order.

2. Who is eligible for getting ex-gratia relief in case of crop damage due to wild animals?

The owner of the land where the crop damage has occurred due to wild animal is eligible for ex-gratia relief provided the land where damage has occurred, is not an encroached forest land.

Clarification: What constitutes wild animal should be understood in accordance with the definition that has been provided in Section 2 (36) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. As per this definition ‘wild animal’ would mean any animal specified in Schedule I to IV and found wild in nature.

3. What are the rates for assessing ex-gratia relief as per the prevailing Government Order?

Maximum Rs. 1.00 lakh.

4. Is there any prescribed format for the application to be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief?

No. There is no prescribed format. However, the application should be written legibly or typed on a plain paper including signature or thumb impression for owner of the land. Application may be submitted through Huli software. Click Here

5. What are the documents to be enclosed along with the application?

The photograph of damaged land and R. T. C should be enclosed along with the application.

6. To whom should the application be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief?

The application should be submitted to the concerned Range Forest Officer.

7. Is it mandatory to attach photograph of the damaged cropped land?

It is neceesary that photograph should be attached for record purpose.

8. How is the assessment of crop damage carried out?

After submission of completed application form, the Range Forest Officer or his subordinate staff inspect the land for assessing the damage. In order to assess the valuation of the damage caused, of the rates specified in the Government Order is taken as the basis. In case the damage caused is up to 1,00,000, the Assistant Conservator of Forests has to inspect the land and in case the damage caused is more than one lakh, the concerned Deputy Conservator of Forests has to personally inspect the land.

9. Is there any upper limit on the ex-gratia to be paid to the owner of the land?

Sl. No Description of damage Minimum ex-gratia to be paid Maximum ex-gratia to be paid1
1 If the damage is up to Rs. 7,500/- Actual damage Actual damage
2 If the valuation of the damage is above Rs.7,500/- and  between Rs. 35,000/- Minimum Rs. 7,500/- (50% of the crop damage cost) Rs. 21,250/- for single incident
3 If the valuation of the damage is above Rs. 35,000/- Minimum Rs. 21,250/- (30% of the crop damage cost) Rs. 1,00,000/- for single incident

10. What are the powers of the officers with regard to sanctioning of ex-gratia to be paid to the affected farmer?

The concerned Range Forest Officer has power to assess, in cases where the damage is less than Rs. 1,00,000/-. The concerned Assistant Conservator of Forests has power to assess and sanction ex-gratia in case the damage is up to Rs. 1,00,000/-. The Deputy Conservator of Forests of the concerned division has power to assess and sanction ex-gratia for damage more than Rs. 1,00,000/-.The ex-gratia to be paid to the affected farmer is limited by the upper limits as explained in Q9.

11. Why there is delay in getting ex-gratia relief?

Sometimes the delay is caused due to non-availability of adequate funds for the purpose. Also due to severe constraints of staff faced by the concerned divisions and multifarious responsibilities of the officers at all levels, delay is caused in processing the cases.

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