JORHAT, Dec 3 - With an objective to highlight the issue of man-elephant conflict, which is on the rise across the State in recent times, a team from the Department of Mass Communication, Assam Women�s University, here has undertaken a project to spread awareness about the issue and has made a documentary film � Human-Elephant Conflict.
Assistant Professor of the Mass Communication Department (AWU), Suryya Kumar Chetia, who has directed the 20-minute film in Assamese, told this correspondent that the documentary has been made to create awareness and draw attention of the government as well as the civil society on the subject.
Stating that there is a lack of proper long-term plans to tackle the problem, Chetia said that the conflict has been rising manifold in recent times and leading to loss of human lives and also the wild elephants apart from causing financial losses to farmers due to depredation.
The assistant professor said that the film was shot in three upper Assam districts of Jorhat, Golaghat and Sivasagar. The film was released at a function organised at the university on November 30 by the Registrar of AWU, Arpan Saikia.