Elephant menace at Aralam in Kannur: 20 men to be trained to clear forest
August 5, 2022
Overgrown shrubs, thick vegetation turns into safe havens for jumbos
In a meeting held on Friday to address the elephant menace inside the
Aralam farm, it was decided to train and employ 20 persons from the farm to
clear overgrown shrubs and thick vegetation, which have turned into safe
havens for the jumbos. The meet was chaired by District Collector S.
According to a press release, the men will be given special training to use
machinery and clear the overgrowth. Eight women, who were trained earlier,
will also be included in the project. The workers will clear the area every
three months, and their salary will be paid by the government, Mr.
Machines will be provided free of cost, and the workers will earn a living
by doing other jobs such as farming once the forest clearing is over. The
10-day training will begin on August 16 at Aralam farm.
M.P. Anoop, Deputy Director, Agriculture department; C. Ravikumar, Joint
Director, Industrial Training department; Sudhir Narayanan, Assistant
Executive Engineer, Agriculture department; P.P. Pavanan, Padiyur
Government ITI Principal; Narayanan Kunhikannoth, Kurumathur Government ITI
Group Instructor; S. Santosh Kumar, Integrated Tribal Development Project
(ITDP) Officer; and District Skill Coordinator P.J. Vijesh and Suraj Simon
attended the meeting.