Elephant herds ravage crops

Published: 06th October 2012 11:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2012 11:49 AM   |  A+A-

Marauding elephants have created panic in villages under Rengali forest range of the district, for the last couple of days.

Reports said at least 70 elephants have strayed into area from neighbouring Bamra Wildlife Division and destroyed standing crops over 200 acres.

Admitting to the presence of the herd, Rengali Range Officer Anand Patel said all attempts to chase the elephants away have so far failed.

Berhampur: Villagers of Soroda and Jaganathprasad blocks are having a harrowing time with elephant herds creating menace in the region. A herd of 10 elephants had reportedly destroyed crops in Baniapalli, Hajapalli, Balimala, Agulapada and Raipalli.

Similarly, another herd destroyed cashewnut plantation at Gajalbadi in Soroda block.

The officials of North Ghumusur Forest Division reached the affected villages and tried to chase away the herds. They also provided the forest protection samiti with fireworks to keep the elephants away from the paddy fields.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp