‘Permanent and temporary electric fences more suitable for thwarting Human-Elephant Conflict’ | Daily News

‘Permanent and temporary electric fences more suitable for thwarting Human-Elephant Conflict’

Permanent and temporary electric fences are more suitable to thwart the Human-Elephant Conflict than the 60 years old linear electric fence system for the Anuradhapura District, Anuradhapura Additional Government Agent Vijaya Wanasinghe said at the Consultation Committee Meeting that coordinates the Permanent Electric Fence Construction Programme at the Anuradhapura Kachcheri recently.

Twenty five, 250 km long Permanent Electric Fences will be constructed in the Kekirawa, Palugaswewa, Mihintale, Rambewa and Galenbidunuwewa DS Divisions, the Consultation Committee revealed. Mahaweli Water Security Investment Programme National Coordinator S..Sumanasena said that another 25 Electric Fences will be erected around selected village clusters in 2023 in the Anuradhapura District.

"These permanent electric fences in the Anuradhapura District will integrate with the North Central Province Moragahakanda and Kaluganga Reservoirs. This 75-km long canal systems will proceed from Moragahakanda to Yakalla enriching the Huruluwewa, Manankattiya, Eruwewa Reservoirs in the Anuradhapura District,” he said.

The North Central Canal Development Programme will develop 103 cascade systems of 1,050 minor irrigation tanks. A large number of new settlements would emerge with this programme and the Electric Fence Construction Programme will also be executed to protect crop cultivations and humans and elephants. The first phase of this programme will cost the Government Rs. 85,000 million and 10 years to complete, the Consultation Meeting asserted.


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