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Over 500 people die in human-elephant conflict every year: Environment Ministry

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According to the data by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at least 500 people and 100 elephants are killed in the country due to human-elephant conflict every year. The ministry released a document according to which, there are 30,000 pachyderms in the wild and another 2,700 are in captivity. “New elephant reserves have been declared in the past five years to address the problem," the ministry said.