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Telangana: Forest dept impaneled 30 rifle shooters for culling of wild pigs

Telangana State Forest Department has identified and impaneled 30 rifle shooters for culling of wild pigs in Telangana. This list has been circulated to all the officials of Agriculture, Forests, Horticulture, and Panchayat Raj Departments of the States.  Some of the members from the panel of shooters met the Forest Officials in Aranya Bhavan and voiced their concern over the issue of demand of money for culling of wild pigs.

In a written letter addressed to the Prl. CCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Telangana they have reiterated that they were ready to take up the culling of wild pigs free of cost and if possible, within 48 hours as and when requested by the Gram Panchayat Sarpanch.

They informed the Forest Officials that they were not party to the decision wherein certain shooter has requested money for culling of wild-pigs in farmer’s fields.  They informed that they will bear the cost of ammunition, travel to the site of culling, by themselves and do not except any remuneration/ Expenditure from the Government.

They reiterated that they were willing to take up the culling operation as Voluntary service to the farmers in Telangana State as per the provisions of the Govt. Order and based on the proceedings issued by the Prl. CCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Telangana and towards this they handed over signed letter as well.

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