Steps to supply water to wild animals in Nallamala begin yielding results- The New Indian Categorical

Categorical Information Service

ONGOLE : Earlier than the beginning of the just-concluded summer time, forest division officers had taken a number of steps to cater to the consuming water wants of untamed animals.Wild animals, together with tigers, bears, wild canines and deer, stray into the villages close to the forest searching for consuming water and meals.

For example, a bear visited Rama Yogi Mattam in Taticherla village of Komarolu mandal and Gudimetta village in Racharla mandal, leaving the residents in a grip of concern. The Nallamala Forest’s Pedda Dornala vary officers had ready an motion plan to supply enough consuming water to all of the wild animals by developing check-dams, bunds, small water ponds, and organising saucer pits with tankers and deep water borewells run by photo voltaic vitality within the forest areas to keep away from incidents of human-animal conflicts.  

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Earlier than the summer time,  the forest officers spent round `20 lakh to assemble verify dams, rock fill dams, bunds, saucer pits and deepening of previous ponds. Water sources corresponding to Puli Cheruvu, Peddarutla, Pothuraju Kunta, Pedda Tanda Cheruvu, Chinna Mantanala Tanda Cheruvu had been deepened to make extra water obtainable for wild animals.  

In Chinna Mantanala, forest officers had arrange three deep borewells with photo voltaic motors to supply water to the wildlife of the dry and uplands of the forest. The division had additionally constructed 4 check-dams in Chilakacharla and Chinna Nantahala forest limits at an estimated price of `10 lakh.It additionally constructed seven rockfill dams in Chinna Mantanala to make extra water obtainable for wild animals.

Within the current rains, all these water sources are crammed, catering to the consuming water wants of untamed animals of Nallamala forest.  “Check dams, rockfill dams and saucer pits were constructed and water pits and ponds were deepened to provide sufficient drinking water to the wildlife in the forest and increase the groundwater level in the  area. Rain water harvesting pits play a key role in increasing the groundwater levels,” Visweswar Rao, Forest Vary Officer, Dornala, mentioned.

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