Rashmi Ranjan

The Odisha government has increased the compensation amount for the loss of life due to human and wild animal conflict to Rs 6 lakh from Rs 4 lakh, on Wednesday.

Similarly, the Odisha government has also hiked the ex-gratia for people suffering from grievous injury, minor injury, crop loss and property loss in the wild animal attack.

According to a notification issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), a person, who will suffer a disability of more than 60 per cent in wild animal attack, will get a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh. 

Similarly, a person who will suffer incapacitation of less than 60 per cent, will be provided with an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh which was Rs 1 lakh earlier.

People with temporary injuries will be provided a compensation of Rs 5,000, while free treatment and Rs 10,000 aid will be provided to victims who need a treatment of more than one week at a hospital.

Moreover, the compensation for the deaths of livestock in wild animal attacks has also been increased. For death of cow, buffalo, an aid of Rs 37500 will be provided, while for ox, it has been increased to Rs 32,000 from existing Rs 5,000.

For loss of cereal crops, the compensation has been increased to Rs 20000 from Rs 10000 per acre and for cash crops, it has been hiked to Rs 25000 from Rs 12000 per acre.

Besides, a financial assistance for partially damaged house has been increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 2,000. Likewise, the owner of completely damaged house will be provided with a new house under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana or an amount sanctioned under the scheme along with an extra Rs 20,000.