Guwahati: Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, mostly Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials to train them and help respond better in man-animal conflict situations.
The training session is being organized by Assam Agriculture University and the College of Veterinary Science. Notably, the session was inaugurated by Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya.
The session is aimed at helping the government and the forest officials to better solve the problem of man-animal conflict.
Speaking at the event, Minister Suklabaidya talked about the self-realization of human beings on the value of wildlife which would continue to be an important aspect in reducing incidents of man-animal conflict.
Speaking to the media, Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that over 30 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers will have a one-week compulsory online training course, which aimed to analyze the causes and to solve the problem of man-animal conflict. It would also include what measure could be taken to save the society from such conflicts of man and animal in the future. He further stated that, in the meantime, they will try to come up with some methods to stop or reduce man-animal conflicts.
The public needs to corporate with us on that then only we will be able to mitigate the incidents of man-animal conflict, he added.
The incidents of man-animal conflict can be seen rapidly in the state.
Earlier this week a wild water buffalo killed two persons-Bidwajit Das and Sukur Ali residents and injured many in Biswanath district, at the same time in another incident a person was trampled to death by an elephant in the same district.
In December 2020 a person named Ombahadur Chetry was killed in an elephant attack in Kheroni, West Karbi Anglong district.