Centre gives Maharashtra thumbs-up to cull nilgai and wild boars [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80946]
Maharashtra's long-pending demand that wild boar and nilgai (blue bull) be declared as vermin has finally been cleared by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The vermin tag allows hunting of wild animals in specific areas
without seeking any permission.
During a meeting on Wednesday, where various pending issues concerning Maharashtra were discussed, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar consented to the state's proposal of declaring the two species vermin. Chief ministerDevendraFadnavis and forest
minister SudhirMungantiwar were present at the meeting.