Deer Do Not Seem To Be Too Dear In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Tuesday told the Assembly that Odisha had lost 106 deer of different species to hunting in the last three years.

A total of 28 deer were killed in 2016-17, 44 in 2017-18 and 34 in 2018-19, he said.

The Minister said that measures are being undertaken to curb hunting under several programmes launched by the Forest Department.

The Anti-Depredation Squad and Wildlife Protection Squad are working round-the-clock to check poaching, he said, adding that a state crime cell is functioning within the Crime Branch to deal with wildlife crime.

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