Tirupati: Strict measures to prevent inconvenience to Tirumala devotees from wild animals: PCCF Y. Madhusudana Reddy
Mr. Y. Madhusudana Reddy PCCF (HoFF) disclosed that strict measures are being taken to ensure that the devotees do not face any inconvenience from wild animals on the Tirumala walkway. He spoke at a meeting of media representatives in Tirupati on Monday.
On this occasion, he said that it was the grace of God that the boy survived the recent cheetah attack. He said that the cheetah was captured within twenty-four hours and the fact that the mother cheetah is in the same area is just a myth, but they are constantly monitoring it through a camera trap.
He advised that devotees should go in groups at night because the forest has grown denser than in the past and there will be movement of wild animals on the walkway. According to forest laws, fencing is not possible and TTD will coordinate and work to solve the problem, he said.
He opined that there should be no conflict between devotees and wild animals. He said that the TTD officials are fully cooperating as they are studying technically. He said that the operation for the mother leopard will continue and measures will be taken continuously to avoid any inconvenience to the devotees on the walkway.
Similarly, in the matter of migration of elephants, appropriate measures will be taken in coordination with the neighboring states to prevent any loss of life or property.
We conduct sales of red sandalwood; PCCF
Mr. Y. Madusudhana Reddy PCCF said that the sale of 372 tonnes of red sandalwood in February earned an income of Rs 272 crore and the central government has also approved the second sale.
He said that the task force and the forest staff are working together in coordination. Tirupati Circle Chief Conservator N Nageswara Rao and Tirupati DFO Satish Reddy participated in the press conference.