Government of Tamil Nadu has been taking several steps to mitigate human wildlife conflicts. One of the approaches in human-wildlife conflict mitigation is providing adequate compensation to victims of such conflicts. Tamil Nadu Government had enhanced the compensation from Rs.4lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs for the loss of human life or permanent incapacitation in such conflicts. The Government had also created a corpus of Rs.10 Crores to enable speedy disbursement of the compensation claims. This Notification was published on the date of 13.01.2024.
Several representations have been received to further enhance this compensation. This matter was reviewed by the Chief Minister. Taking into consideration the hardship of families affected by such conflicts, the Chief Minister has announced to double the compensation amount by further enhancing it from Rs.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs for the loss of human life or permanent incapacitation in cases of human wildlife conflicts. This will come into effect immediately.