Tag: to protect wild animals


Coop Bazaar App Launched Minister for Cooperation K.R. Periyakaruppan launched a mobile app called Coop Bazaar, for marketing products of cooperatives, including Mangalam, Marudham, Kamdhenu, Ardhanareeswarar and Kanchee. At present, 64 products including turmeric, oils, dals, honey, sugar bath soaps and even fertilizers can be purchased online. T.N. notifies rules for electric fences, to protect wild animals The State government has notified the Tamil Nadu Power Fences (Registration and Regulation) Rules 2023 to protect wildlife from getting electrocuted by high-voltage electric fences and prevent damage to agricultural produce by wildlife in forests adjoining farms. The rules will be applicable ”only within 5 km from notified reserve forest areas”. They include provisions such as mandatory permission to erect power fences including solar ones, and registration of already-erected power fences. “All companies in the business of erecting power fences are now mandated to comply with BIS standard viz., BIS-302-2-76 (India) Norms,”. To ensure compliance, the government has ordered that a joint team of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and the Forest Department take up field-level inspections once a fort-night.  Note Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.