D. N. F. Carvalho, the deputy conservator of forest, told that within the forest region, checks are being done regularly. But they have intensified their monitoring activity outside the notified forest region – like in the agricultural areas where frogs are found in large numbers. This kind of patrolling is done every year.
The forest department has already served advisory notices to restaurants and hotels which are known to sell them.
According to 1972 Wildlife Protection Act of India, Frogs are listed under Schedule IV and it also comes under the ‘red list’ of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). Killing, catching, selling, eating frog meat is a punishable offence that attracts Rs. 25000 fine and 3 years imprisonment.