Bihar farmers can kill nilgai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 22:33
Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said farmers can kill nilgai, if the animals grazed and damaged their farm produces, after obtaining a permission from the administration.

A farmer could kill a nilgai straying in his field, but only after obtaining permission from either the district magistrate or the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDOs) who have been declared as the honorary wildlife wardens, Modi said in the Legislative Council while replying to a debate on the forest and environment department budget.

The environment and forest department is held by the deputy chief minister.

Modi said there was no option but to kill the nilgai destroying farm produces as all efforts, including sterlization of male nilgai, had failed to give desired result.

To allay apprehension among people about killing nilgai, he said the wild animal was not related to cow which was revered by the faithfuls.

Modi said a forest department team will launch a drive to kill nilgai so that people could learn the method and do so on their own in future.


First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 22:33

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