MP: CM Chouhan Announces Double Compensation for Wildlife Hit Victims

Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh: MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made two important announcements during his stay at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. These are the two announcements made by him- If someone dies due to attacks by wild animals, then the compensation amount received from the government is increased from four lakhs to eight lakhs and if the wild animals harm the crops of the farmers, then the per hectare amount has also been increased. 

Till now, in case of death due to an attack by wild animals, the amount of compensation given was only Rs 4 lakh. However, in such an amount, the family members dependent on the victims could not survive. In view of this, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to double the amount of compensation. 

The amount has also been increased for the farmers in case of loss of crops due to wild animals. Now, in case of loss of 50% of crops on irrigated land, a compensation amount of Rs 30,000 per hectare will be given. At the same time, a compensation amount of Rs 16 thousand per hectare will be given on non-irrigated land. 

This announcement comes a day before the implementation of the PESA Act, which is related to the interests of forest dwellers. The PESA Act is to be implemented in Madhya Pradesh from November 15. Officially it will be implemented from the platform of the Tribal Pride Day program organized in Shahdol. President Draupadi Murmu will also be present in the ceremony. The Chief Minister is on his stay in the division to take note of the preparations for this program.

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