Rajkot Sun,03 Jul 2016
The same area is now rejuvenated with various flora and fauna.Madhu, a native of Bamansha village near Keshod, is responsible for protecting the lions and forest in the 22 sq km area. She was one of the three members of Gir Protection Team, which received 'Sanctuary Asia Award' last year.The award citation reads: "Madhu Karangiya's dedication to her job as forester has never even momentarily faltered. Karangiya has cleared over 39 hectare of encroachment into the forest land, made arrests on offences of illegal entry and unauthorized grazing and followed thro ugh with the collection of fine.'' Madhu's dedication to wildlife protection may have won accolades but her crackdown has obviously not gone down well with the wrongdoers and even some netas, who stooped to terrible lows in their public discourse.During the Talala by-elections held in May , some local politicians had termed her as an "animal".