Due to various reasons such as shrinkage of wildlife habitat, changes in land-use pattern, increase in wildlife population as a result of effective conservation measures, etc. there has been considerable increase in the instances of man-animal conflict in and around the forest and wildlife areas. The Government has taken up a number measures to reduce the frequency of occurrence of man-animal conflicts. However, various cases of conflicts are being reported every now and then.
The Government has been providing ex-gratia relief to the aggrieved persons in case of crop damage caused by wild animals. The ex-gratia sanctioned for crop damage due to wild animals Wild animals as defined in section-2 (36) of The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972) is revised and fixed by the Government from time to time through various Government Orders.
The GOs pertaining to sanctioning of ex-gratia in case of crop damages caused by wild animals are as below:
1. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011
2. GO No: FEE 109 FAP 2014 Dated: 13-08-2014
3. GO No: FEE 130 FWL 2016 Dated 19-09-2016