Instances of human-animal conflict

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3243 TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2020. Instances of human-animal conflict 3243. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state: (a) whether it is a fact that there has been an increase in human-animal conflicts in the last five years and if so, the details thereof; (b) the details of the animal species involved in most of instances; (c) the details of number of conflict in Eastern India, State-wise; and (d) the details of casualties resulting from these instances in Eastern India, Statewise? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO) (a) to (d) Instances of Human Animal Conflicts have been reported from various parts of the country. Elephant is the most common species to be in conflict with humans. The number of human deaths caused by elephants and tigers, statewise, during the last five years including in Eastern Indian States, is at Annexure I and Annexure II respectively.