Agartala: Tripura Forest department exploring the option of fitting GPS collars with the wild elephants, which will help in monitoring their movement and pass on alerts to the villager and take preventive measures with the growing ravages by elephants in Atharamura hill range.
The wildlife officials said here on Monday that the department may take the help of a Bangaluru-based company who have expertise in dealing with wild elephants. As part of the initiative, a team
of officials along with experts from the company visited the Jumbari area in Atharamura and waited for shaping the proposal to fit GPS with the wild elephants.
The wild elephant menace has become a major problem in the villages in the foothill of Atharamura and Baramura. The tuskers damaged many houses and killed several people every year. The government has taken several steps including setting up an elephant camp where several domesticated elephants were kept with the aim to use them to drive out the wilds but that has not worked.