Raipur. Food and Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat met the elephant-affected families of the Mainpat development block on Tuesday. He reached villages Parpatia, Dandkesara, Kandaraja and Patrapara and took stock of the houses and crops damaged by elephants. The Minister visited the homes of those who died in the elephant attack in Parpatia and Dandkesara and consoled the families, assuring them of all possible help from the state government. He instructed the forest department officials to prepare a case for compensation amount immediately.
Expressing sympathy to the affected families, the Minister said that the elephant-human smuggling is causing loss of public and money; the government is making all possible efforts to stop it. Forest Department is trying to save people from elephant attacks and minimize the loss of life. The Forest Department will make an accurate estimate of elephant movement and inform the people on time.
On this occasion, Chhattisgarh Gauseva Aayog member Atal Bihari Yadav, CEO District Panchayat Vinay Kumar Langeh, Chief Forest Conservator Shri Anurag Srivastava, Forest Divisional Officer Pankaj Kamal, SDM Deepika Netam and other local public representatives, and officers-employees and villagers were present.