R Ashoka said, “Gunda culture has increased after the Congress came to power this May.” He also said that if Congress touches the RSS, it is nothing but digging its own grave.
This region is home to diverse wildlife such as deer, rabbits, wild boars, foxes, and peacocks, which often cause substantial harm to crops, particularly maize.
According to sources, wild boars enter farmlands from the forest and feed on paddy, millets and other crops, causing huge loss to farmers.
According to S Esakimuthu from Thittuvilai, who has been cultivating paddy in more than four acre of leased land, the incessant rains affected paddy harvesting and led to loss in yield.
He said that the state government should carry out a survey again as the crops were not covered under the insurance policy.
A senior official from the district told TNIE, "Around 105 villages cannot claim the insurance as they have achieved a threshold limit. Around 39 villages will be reconsid
Speaking on the occasion, he said that over 3.84 lakh acres of land is under cultivation in Ayacut region in the district and as many as 4,000 cusecs of water has been released for Guntur and Bapatla
After the news broke, Jajpur collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore ordered a probe. The incident took place in Bajabati village which comes under Pakhara panchayat.
Panneerselvam also charged that the DMK government has not implemented the crop insurance scheme for the past two years.
The State Government, in its memorandum, has termed the situation as a green drought. This means farmers will not be able to harvest their standing crops as they have been damaged.
Further, the officials referred to data from the Union Agriculture Department that indicated chances of prices soaring due to a dip in the sowing of pulses by 8 percent at the national level.
Officials said this is the second death reported in the district so far after a similar incident in Mundgod.
A fragmented corridor has been forcing the jumbos to stray out of Chandaka in search of food. The elephants stay at Subasi and Brahmanbasta reserve forests within Athagarh division during the day.
He was rushed to Mohana hospital and later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital at Berhampur. However, he succumbed on the way.
While the state has not yet ordered for the crop loss survey to release compensation, the district administration has ordered the Coffee Board to conduct the survey and ready the report.
Farmers across the state are staring at crop loss, dry spell of a week or more may cause widespread damage
P Kandhasamy, general secretary of farmers association (non-political) said, “Input cost for an acre of tomato cultivation is up to Rs 85,000.