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CROP DAMAGING TUSKERS ADD TO BALANGIR OFFICIALS’ WOES Saturday, 10 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

CROP DAMAGING TUSKERS ADD TO BALANGIR OFFICIALS’ WOES

Saturday, 10 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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The unexpected attack on a DFO and a Ranger on September 7 has sent shock waves among the forest employees in the district here.
The report of paddy crop damage by elephants in village Banpali in Mukundpur panchayat of Deogaon block under Balangir forest range division has further added to their woes.
According to reports, around 10 elephants have damaged paddy field crop of farmers in village Banpali in last two days. “We believe these elephants have come from Boudh district by crossing the Tel river via Charbhata and Dangajore villages to Telapali and Banpali,” said a forest official.
In earlier years, elephants would usually come during the ripening of paddy crop. Even if the elephants came they would go away.
But in a new development, the elephants are causing havoc by damaging crop and targeting human beings. We have told villagers to apply for crop damage compensation in proper application form with required documents, added the forest official.
A few days ago villagers prone to damage caused by elephants demanded supply of torch lights and ghanta by the Forest department to them as a measure of driving away elephants.

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