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Hathi Mitras To Deal With Human Elephant Conflict In Northern Chhattisgarh

Hathi Mitras To Deal With Human Elephant Conflict In Northern Chhattisgarh

  • Elephants raided crops almost every night and destroy houses and kill people.
  • It not only led to financial stress in agricultural households but also human casualties.

Initiative:

  • HATHI MITRAS DAL were created, wherein boys from local villages patrol the affected areas.
  • Ensured real time monitoring of elephants through WhatsApp groups.
  • Compensation was given for damage done to crops and houses by elephants.
  • Teach people to avoid encounters during village-level meetings.
  • Villagers were made aware of elephant behaviour and given adequate training and tools to deal with conflict situations.

Where to use it?

Paper 2 (Government policies & Interventions)

Paper 3 (Conservation: Man, animal conflicts)

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