A former member secretary of the Central Zoo Authority has written to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention to instances where details shared with MPs in Parliament during question hour were allegedly wrong.
For now, there’s no sign of Laxmi and also a lack of clarity on who owns it. A forest department official said, “Laxmi is untraceable. The chief wildlife warden has sent a letter to adjoining states, mentioning its microchip number.”
The plan is for recharging groundwater in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad by retaining excess water during the monsoon season, and to extract it when required to augment the city’s water supply.
The fire chief said they were planning to employ 25% of communication staff and 500 members of firefighting staff, who would already be trained for work, on a contract basis. The plan is currently awaiting financial approval from the state government.
The move was recommended by a ‘high-level committee’ formed by the ministry to look into various issues reported at the NZP, including allegations of mismanagement in recording deaths of wild animals and their illegal procurement.