75 families relocated from Similipal core tiger reserve
At the request of the villagers 75 families have been transported from their village within the core area of Similipal together with their household items and livestock by the authorities. Around 200 people belonging to 75 families have been relocated under the State government's voluntary relocation policy. Each family are provided with Rs 10 lakh plus 10 decimals of land and a further RS 1.30 lakh for home construction. The move is an effort by the wildlife authorities to relocate human settlements from the core and buffer areas of Similipal Tiger Reserve. More on this story can be read by following the link below.