Rajasthan to deploy special police to protect forestsMarch 4th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government plans to deploy battalions of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) to protect forest areas in the state, an official said Friday.
Rajasthan boasts of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries.
“The tiger reserves, existing ones and those proposed, will be given priority in the deployment of RAC battalions,” a senior home department officer told IANS.
Acting on a proposal sent by the forest department to the state’s chief secretary, the home department has asked the director general of police (DGP) to make necessary arrangements in this regard.
The DGP is supposed to make a detailed report on the deployment and send it to the home department before the scheme is implemented.
He added RAC battalions will be deployed at forest areas in Alwar, Sawaimadhopur, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Jalore and some other districts.
National Tiger Conservation Authority of India is considering some other dense forest areas in the state to develop them as tiger reserve besides Ranthambore in Sawaimdhopur district and Sariska in Alwar, due to growing population of big cats here, the officer said.
With this, there is a need to put a check on incidents of illegal grazing in the protected forest areas, illegal mining, poaching of wild life animals and attacks on foresters, he added.
“Recently there had been many incidents of tigers and leopards straying into the villages around forests areas following which the animals were attacked, even killed in some cases.
“While trying to rescue these wild animals, the foresters were also attacked. Stepped up security in these areas will hopefully help tackle such situation,” the official added.
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