Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More wells around Gir covered after government hikes subsidy.

Vikram Rautela Posted: Tuesday , Jun 16, 2009 at 0247 hrs IST


Following the state government’s decision to double the subsidy for covering open wells located on the periphery of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the number of wells that now stand covered has also increased in the last two months. The government used to give a grant of Rs 4,000 on each well and had increased it to Rs 8,000 in 2008.

The Forest Department had initiated the move after it was found that these uncovered wells had proved fatal for the Asiatic Lion in at least 27 cases. A total of 57 lions had fallen victim to these wells between 2001 and 2009, according to state government figures.

Since the ambitious project to barricade open wells around the sanctuary took off in September 2007, in just two months during this financial year, parapet walls have been constructed around 1,302 open wells in the immediate periphery of the sanctuary. This comes to about 650 wells a month against an average rate of less than 325-odd wells per month.

Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/More-wells-around-Gir-covered-after-government-hikes-subsidy/477132/


roopa said...

OK so now what is the cost of sponsoring a parapet around an open well for an individual?


Its depends on the size of the open well.

Sometimes it is less than 8000 sometimes it is above than 8000

But U have to work hard on it, to coordinate with the localities, forest department contractors and manufactures. Its not easy on the field.