“Two cases of human-animal conflict have happened within the forest area and 125 cases have happened outside the forests,” stated state Forest Minister Ganpat Vasava in a written reply to a question posed by MLA Jashu Barad about lion and leopard attacks in the Gujarat Assembly on Friday.
The minister also informed that about 117 people were injured in the conflicts recorded till May 31, 2014.
The state government has paid a total of Rs 21 lakh for the deaths and Rs 2.62 lakh for the injured during the said period.
In reply to another question, the minister stated that there are 411 Asiatic Lions in Gujarat as per the last census conducted in 2010. In the last two years till May 31, 2014 106 lions have died due to natural reasons, while an additional four died after falling in wells dotting the region.