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Assam: Jumbo Death Reported In Dipor Bil

Locals alleges negligence from the forest authorities as the elephant was unwell since past few days.

Assam: Jumbo Death Reported In Dipor Bil

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Jan 2023 11:54 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Following a tiny pause, one more jumbo death has been reported Guwahati's Dipor bil area. Dead body of a matured female elephant has been spotted in the outskirts on 31st of January, Tuesday.

It is worth mentioning here that, a three year old baby elephant died in the same place a few days ago. Later after the incident, the female jumbo wandered around the area.

However, the case takes a turn after local people claimed that, despite the fact that the elephant was unwell, concerned forest authorities laid back in the situation and the elephant died due to absence of medical attention.

Just a week prior to this, a matured jumbo died after a speeding train hit him in Assam's Jorhat district. The episode took place in Jorhat district's Mariani area.

A group of jumbos were crossing the railway tracks when the incident occurred. While the herd managed to cross the lines, one of them got hit by the speeding train. As soon as the information was delivered, forest personnels rushed to the spot and recovered the body.

The state administration is continuously trying to bring a balance between man and animal. Recently, to cut down the issue of human-elephant conflict, government has directed several elephant corridors in the Dipor beel region.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come up with a new technological solution to eliminate elephant deaths caused due to train accidents. The Northeast Frontier Railway has (NFR) proposed the solution through utilisation of AI based software.

NFR initiated supervision of animals in 11 elephant corridors, covering a distance of 70 km by using Intrusion Detection System (IDS). These IDS came into action in August 2022. Ever since then, zero accident cases has been registered in the Lumding and Alipurduar division. Based on the success of IDS, NFR is now all set to establish the new technological intervention in 75 more more elephant corridors.

NFR's Chief Public Relations Officer, Sabyasachi De explained how the software could be able to detect movement of elephants, humans and other animals. The AI based software can also detect the exact distance of movement. The alerts will be directly sent to the controlling room along with the section station head. The vibrations detected by the device will be captured and transferred to a tablet-type device, for the loco pilots.

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