BETTIAH, Dec. 8 -- The central government has cleared the decks for setting up of anti-poaching camps (APCs) along the Indo-Nepal border areas in the forests of Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran district as part of measures to strengthen the security in Bihar's lone tiger reserve.

Confirming this, HK Rai, wildlife conservator and field director, VTR, said all the six anti-poaching camps would now be erected at strategic locations in the bordering areas of Indo-Nepal.

"Those locations have already been identified. The need for the same was necessitated as vigilance in certain pockets required to be enhanced," said Rai.

Sources in VTR said the officials are contemplating electronic surveillance to keep an eye on the activities ...