NYLON NET FENCING
Nylon-net fence has been found to play an important role in preventing the straying out of tigers into village's areas from forest. A protocol for maintenance of the nylon-net fencing has been designed with an aim of carrying out thorough checking and proper maintenance. The Protocol includes involvement of local Stakeholders in FPC/EDC members also along with forest staff.

Range wise location of the existing Nylon-Net fence and it maintenance is given below:
Range Total Length of              Nylon-Net Fencing Location
N.P.(W) 15 km.                  (inclusive khal guards) • From Belegudam khal to Pirkhali Khal – Khona Khali
S.W.L.S.
  30 km. approx. (inclusive of khal guards) • Belegudam khal to Pakhirkhal: 4 km. approx
• Pakhirkhal to Lalitkhali: 9 km. approx
• Lalitkhali to Ranjit’s khal: 5 km.approx.
• Ranjit’s khal to Duttar Beat: 6 km.approx.
• Kakmari Camp to Bijoybharani along Kapoora
  River: 6 km.approx.
BHT
  40 km. approx.  ( inclusive of khal guards) • Shamsernagar (Kalindi River side) to Jhingekhali Beat: 14 km. approx. (Arbesi- 1 Comptt.)
• Opposite to Jhingekhali Beat to  Jhilla Hetalboni Khal: 6 km. approx. (Arbesi-2 Comptt.)
• Jhilla Office to Kakmari camp: 20 km. Approx.  
  (Jhilla- 1,2,3 Comptt.)

Fencing checking Protocol: A Fencing Register will be kept in each station and records will be kept in accordance to the parameters given below:

Sl. No. Rank Frequency Remarks
1 Concerned Forest Guard Daily He will take at least one concerned FPC/EDC Member & both will jointly sign in Fencing checking Register.                        
2 Concerned Beat Officer Weekly once He will take the Joint Convenor of concerned FPC/EDC Member & both will jointly sign in Fencing checking Register.     
3 Concerned Range Officer Once in 15 days He will take the Concerned Forest Guard or Beat Officer along with and will report to DFD/STR in detail as well as will mention in fencing checking Register.                             
4 Asstt. Field Director/STR Once in a month They will check the fencing in the field to verify that the same has been maintained properly.                                                         
5 Dy. Field Director/STR Once in six weeks He will check the fencing in the field to verify that the same has been maintained properly.                                                         

Parameters for fence checking:

The total length of Nylon Net fencing has to be checked as proposed on following parameters:

 Height of Nylon Net fencing maintained (The height should be of 10 ft minimum; (in case of new fencing) and 8.0 ft ( in case of old fencing)
 Height of Khal guard to be maintained at least 5 ft above from the highest tidal level estimated for ‘Kotal’ period.
 Condition of nylon rope of the net (if the net found brittle, immediately it should be changed after bringing it to due notice to the concerned authority)
 Condition of the posts of the fencing (if found rotting at the base, to be changed immediately after bringing it to due notice to the concerned authority)
 Condition of the runner (the tensile strength to be checked) GI runners to be used.
 Condition of khal guard (if sagging noticed, to be repaired immediately)
 Monitoring frequency (as proposed)
‘Reverse funnel’made by nylon-net fences at khal mouth should be maintained with at least 50 mt. side wing.
 Fencing posts will be changed from ‘Bain’ to ‘Goran’ in phases depending on availability of the same.

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