Forest dept deny permission to build compound wall; school faces threat from wild animals
Vithura: When the wild animals roaming in the school vicinity posed threat, a government school in Thiruvanathapuram has sought permission from forest officials to build a boundary wall. However, the forest department denied permission to build the wall for Thalathoothakavu LP school, citing that the school authorities failed to produce valid documents.
The students have been facing the threat of wildlife attack for many years and had to witness wild animals roaming on the school premises. Sometimes, the classes were suspended several times due to the threats caused by wild buffalos and elephants. Due to this, the panchayat decided to build a wall around the school premises and Rs 4 lakh was allotted for the first phase of construction.
However, the forest department denied the permit to build the wall when authorities approached them. The FRC Chairman K Manoharan Kani reiterated that the forest protection committee had already given permission for construction.
The Forest Department claimed that the application submitted by the authorities was made without any record of accurate measurement of the school premises. Because of this, it is not clear where the wall should be built. The forest officials stated that they will grant permission for construction if sufficient documents were produced.