301 Elephants, 1,401 Humans Died in Human-Elephant Conflicts Across India in the Past Three Years

As many as 301 elephants and 1,401 humans lost their lives in the last three years due to human-elephant conflict, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.

A total of 115 elephants died in 2018-19, 99 in 2019-20, and 87 in 2020-21. The number of humans who died during the same period was 457, 585, and 359, respectively, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, said in a statement laid on the table of the House in reply to a question on 'human-elephant conflict' raised by MDMK MP Vaiko.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) provides financial and technical assistance to states/UTs under the centrally sponsored scheme 'Project Elephant' for the protection and conservation of elephants and their habitats in the country.

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