01 April Saturday

Resolving Wildlife-human Conflict Not Solely Within State Purview Alone: Forest Minister

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Feb 1, 2023

Thiruvananthaupram : Resolving wildlife-human conflict is not solely within State purview, said Forest Minister AK Saseendran. A scientific study into the problem is necessary, the Minister said in the Assembly, adding that, the government does not in anyway take light view of the issue. The minister was replying to an urgent motion presented by Opposition on Wednesday.

MLA Sunny Joseph had moved the motion criticising government of insufficient measures against wildlife attacks. The Minister cited action and measures the government has taken on this front and also pointed to statutory limitations in this regard.

VD Satheesan however contented  that minister’s reply sounded nothing in particular than  admission to guilt. That said, Satheesan sought moving an adjournment motion - a bid the Speaker dismissed.