Govt gears up to counter poaching
A meeting of MMC in Junagadh on Wednesday also decided to engage national level experts to train police and forest department personnel in Sasan to tackle the poaching menace. The meeting was chaired by Jungadh Range IG Mohan Jha.
Considering possibility of poachers coming from other states, it was decided to carry out searches in farms located in the vicinity of forest area and keep tabs on hotels and lodges in the area. Moreover, details of labourers coming from other states will be recorded in a register by village sarpanch and mukadams.
A plan to issue identity cards to persons who frequent the forest areas is also under consideration. The committee also stressed on filling of 212 vacant posts in the forest department for more intense patrolling even as government has sanctioned 100 posts in various categories.
Information pertaining to nearly 300 eco clubs (youth clubs) formed by state government was presented before the committee.
MMCs were formed for Junagadh,