KERALA

Squads start functioning

Three squads formed to protect farmers and crops from wild animals started functioning at Kottekkad, Venoli and Akkamkunnu on Wednesday.

The squads will work in coordination with officials of the Walayar and Olavakkode forest ranges. The squads comprise forest and police officials, Vana Samrakshana Samithy (VSS) members and representatives of farmers.

They are provided with vehicles and other facilities. They can be contacted over phone: 9446550408.

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