36 lakh distributed to farmers by Langtang National Park

To reduce the conflict between wildlife and humans, Langtang National Park has distributed Rs 36 lakh relief money to farmers. The amount has been provided as compensation for the treatment expenses of people injured by wild animals, damage to crops by bears and wild boars and loss of quadrupeds by leopards.

According to the chief conservation officer of the park, Pramod Bhattarai, the relief money has been distributed to the farmers during the last one year. Among those receiving relief are 81 people who have lost livestock, 408 people who have suffered damage to food crops and five local residents who have been injured by wild animal attacks.In the case of people injured by wild animal attacks, compensation is being provided based on the local assessment based on the bill of treatment in the government hospital and within the scope of standards regarding food crops and livestock damage.

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