Friday, December 30, 2016

‘Supply low voltage power to Gir at night’

| Updated: Dec 7, 2016, 06.42 AM ISTAHMEDABAD: To protect Asiatic lions from electrocution, the Gujarat government informed Gujarat high court that it has instructed the electricity distribution company not to continue high voltage electricity supply to areas in the Gir sanctuary at night.
The issue came before the high court when a wildlife activist, Biren Pandya, filed a petition demanding investigation by police into the electrocution of a pregnant lioness. The forest department has instructed Paschim Gujarat Vij Co Ltd to discontinue high voltage electrical supply at night to farms and households within the sanctuary. The state government also told the high court that it would restrict farm owners from putting up electric fences to keep wild animals away.

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