Handing over cheques to families of Forest staff.
Hope you are doing well.
With this email, we are sharing with you the updates for the project “Thank our Forest guards this World Ranger Day”. Thank you so much for your generous contribution to this project and for believing in our work. We are so glad to have you as a part of our team.
In keeping with its long term commitment towards the welfare of frontline forest staff, WTI granted financial assistance as ex gratia support to the surviving family members of frontline forest staff who succumbed to injuries sustained while on duty.
Four of these brave men were from Kaziranga National Park, Assam.
Late Mr. Moheswar, a game watcher was injured while on patrolling duty on 30th Jan in the Eastern Range of Kaziranga National Park.
Late Mr. Sundhan died in a road accident while on duty at Deosur, NH 37 at Burapahar range, Ghorakhati on 2nd February.
Late Mr. Tipusaran, Forest Guard succumbed to rhino attack while on duty at the Pohubeel anti-poaching camp under Kaziranga range, Kohora on 17th February.
Late Mr. Jwel, working with Assam Forest Protection Force died in a road accident on 13th February while on duty at Rangalu.
The families of these brave men received an ex gratia support of INR 1 Lakh each on the 19th of March.
Ex gratia support was also given to Ms. Premlata whose son died due to an elephant attack while on patrolling duty at the Beriwada range, Rajaji National Park.
In a separate incident reported by the DFO, Panna tiger reserve, two frontline staff were grievously injured in an attack by timber mafia at North Panna Division of the tiger reserve. Mr. Chattrapal (beat guard) fractured both his legs, while Mr. Swamideen (forest worker) was badly injured after being attacked by an axe on his shoulder and legs. They were admitted to the Panna Govt hospital and are recuperating. Both of them received financial support as bank cheques handed over by WTI.
That’s all for today’s updates. We will soon get back to you and keep you posted on our work under the project. Till then, take care.