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Kadapa: Saucer pits to quench thirst of wild animals

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 3, 2019, 3:16 am IST
Updated May 3, 2019, 3:16 am IST
In view of red sanders’ smuggling, the forest officials have arranged 17 base camps in the remote areas.
Leopard near the saucer pit set up at Mangalakonda.
 Leopard near the saucer pit set up at Mangalakonda.

Kadapa: Forest Department has been taking care of wild animals and they have taken precautionary measures to protect them in this hard Summer.  Lankamala and Seshachalam forests are the main centres for thousands of wild animals.

The Forest Department has arranged 150 saucer pits across Lankamala forest and these are filled with drinking water, every three days. Separate staff members have been deployed for this work. Three water tankers in the forest have been filling these saucer pits.

 

In view of red sanders’ smuggling, the forest officials have arranged 17 base camps in the remote areas. These staff will also fill the pits.

Five borewells have been arranged for the base camp staff and one solar energy pump set was incorporated with the help of New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation near Vontimitta forest. The base camp staff members fill the saucer pits nearer to them and the remaining will be filled by the tankers.

One bore well was arranged at base camp in Rayachoti in Gundladevara forest, the second one  at base camp in Mangalakonda. A bore well was arranged at base at Eswari Bavi locality, one bore well was arranged at Sambar base camp and another hand pump at Krothimadugula base camp, near Rayachoti.

The fifth bore well was arranged at Chowsinga base camp, Chintharajupalle area in Vontimitta forest limits.

All these five hand pumps are used by the regular base camp staff as well as by the wild animals too.

The Forest Department officials have arranged cameras in the forest and captured the pictures while the wild animals were using the water from the saucer pits.

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh


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