Judgement of the High Court of Kerala regarding destruction of agriculture by the attack of wild animals, Kerala, 05/02/2018

  • 05/02/2018

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of M. T. Thomas & Others Vs Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Thiruvananthapuram dated 05/02/2018 regarding spoiling of agriculture due to the attack of wild animals. The petitions have been filed by the agriculturalists who own or occupy lands in the close proximity of reserve forests, Kerala. The petitions have been filed in the year 2010 seeking a direction to the State to take urgent and effective steps to provide solar energy fencing separating the agricultural lands and forest lands, and thereby to protect the farmers and the agricultural lands of the petitioners from attack of wild animals.

High Court of Kerala makes it clear that it is the duty of the State to take remedial action to prevent straying of wild animals and also to suitably compensate the farmers when damage is caused.