Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding death of elephants due to train hits, 08/07/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Hindu, dated 29.05.2021 titled “Night, early morning trains cause most elephant deaths” dated 08/07/2021.

The NGT directed the Central Monitoring Committee constituted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) dealing with the project ‘Elephant’ to look into the issue raised in the media report in coordination with the railway authorities, the Wildlife Institute of India and the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

A joint meeting needs to be held on the subject by the Central Monitoring Committee of the MoEF&CC with Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Southern Railways within one month to work out the necessary modalities, including the authority which is to incur the necessary expenditure.