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JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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In an unexpected development, a herd of about 10 elephants has extensively damaged paddy crop at Nimursingha village of Ghuna panchayat under the Deogaon Forest Range, 60 km from here.
The elephants are believed to have come from Kalahandi district and staying in the Sikerpaat Reserve Forest which has a lot of bamboo trees. Bamboo is the cherished food of elephants. Forest officials are keeping a watch on the movement of the elephants.
It would be pertinent to mention that there were no such elephant movements in last two years in this block. Most of the elephant movements are usually noticed in the Loisinga, Balangir and Damkipali beats of the Patnagarh Forest Range.

Damkipali village is located close to the border of Bargarh district. The elephants stayed near this village and caused damages to paddy crop in the Gaisillet area of Bargarh district. Sometimes, the elephants also move to the areas adjoining Balangir district.

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