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60 million for fencing to check elephants

JHAPA: An electric fencing is being put up in order to stop wild elephants from entering human settlements in south of Jhapa district. The fencing is will be put around the Jalthal Charkoshe jungle area in Haldibari and Kachankawal of the district.
Around 45 kilometer long electric fencing will be installed with the support of Rs. 60 million of Nature Conservation Trust, according to Chair of Halibari rural municipality Rabindra Lingden. The fencing will passed through ward nos. 3, 4 and 5 of Halidabari and ward nos. 1, 6 and 7 of Kachankawal.
The fencing is expected to minimize loss to human life and property that the residents in the area were facing every year, said assistant forest officer at the Division Forest Office, Jhapa Devendra Upreti. Maheshpur, Jalthal, Prithivinagar, Garamani, Guhagadhi, Bahundangi, Shantinagar, Sanischare, Arjundhara, Shivasatakshi, Topgachi are other areas facing wild elephant menace every year.

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