Forest Min rules out proposing Peacock, Bison as vermin

PRAKASH KAMAT/THE HINDU, PANAJI | 17 February 2016 11:05 IST

In a bid to contain the damage caused to the BJP-led State government over a recent statement by the Agriculture Minister, Goa Minister for Environment and Forests Rajendra Arlekar has categorically ruled out the possibility of the peacock, the national bird, and the Indian bison, the Goa state animal, being added to a list of vermin.

Mr Arlekar told The Hindu that a controversy had been generated in the media out of a statement by Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar who said farmers from hill areas had suggested that the peacock, bison, wild boar and certain species of monkeys could be declared as vermin or nuisance animals as they were causing damage to crops. CLICK TO READ MORE is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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The problem with this govt is that most of the ministers are misfit and incompetent.These is the aftermath of the approach of these incompetent people.

- Parag Hede, Panaji,Goa. | 17 th February 2016 12:29


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