Lemru Elephant Reserve (LER)

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  1. Chhattisgarh government has announced the setting up of Lemru Elephant Reserve(LER).
  2. The reserve is aimed at minimizing human-elephant conflict and destruction of property in addition to providing a permanent habitat for the elephants.
  3. The reserve will be set-up as per the report and recommendations of Special High-Power Technical Committee(SHPTC) which was constituted by the Government of India.
  4. The report stated that LER would provide a huge protected area for the conservation of wild elephants where the elephants will get an abundant amount of water, food and other facilities.
  5. The Government of India had launched the project Elephant in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.The objectives of project include (a)to protect elephants,their habitat & corridors (b)to address issues of man-animal conflict and (c)welfare of captive elephants.