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Forest dept declares Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of youth killed by tiger

Published: 12th Nov 2020 3:45 pm

Hyderabad: Forest Minister A Indrakaran Reddy has declared an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of Sidam Vignesh, a tribal youngster who was attacked and killed by a tiger near Digida village in Dahegaon mandal of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. Terming the incident as unfortunate, the Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family members.

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The Minister was speaking after inaugurating the District Forest Protection Complex, housing the Divisional Forest Officer at Medchal-Malkajgiri district built at a cost of Rs 65 lakh in a 3 acre plot on Thursday. The Minister reiterated the government’s resolve to strengthen the forest department.

“The department is determined to improve green cover as per the vision of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. The officers are also working hard to protect forest, forest land and wildlife,” he said.

He said that the government has embarked on a programme to provide urban forests on the outskirts of Hyderabad so that the urban population can enjoy the pleasant environment during their leisure time. He said Medchal-Malkajgiri district has already become famous for its urban forests and snake rescue centres. He appreciated the efforts of the forest officers for completing the construction of the complex in a record six months of time.

Forest department special chief secretary Santi Kumari, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) R Sobha, district collector V Venkateswarlu, PCCFs Dobriyal , Swargam Srinivas, Lokesh Jaiswal , additional PCCF Chandrasekhar Reddy and others participated in the inaugural.

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