Honeybee plan to help Railways keep off elephants from tracks in Assam

  • Railway minister Piyush Goel has announced that the Honey Bee plan in Assam that kept elephants away from the tracks will be expanded to other areas of the country. 
  • Mr Goel said that the initiative was started on experiment basis in 2017.  
  • It  is a simple device that amplifies the recorded sound of honey bees to keep elephants away from the rail track. Several mishaps had been avoided by using this method. 
  • The system was reasonably successful and it will be expanded to other areas. 
  • The Divisional Railway Manager of Rangia Ravilesh Kumar has started the project initially to avoid the death of animals particularly elephants on railway tracks.  

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