Tusker menace in Kolhapur’s Ajara region continues

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Tusker menace in Kolhapur’s Ajara region continues
Times of India
November 21, 2021

Tusker menace has once again increased in the Ajara region of Kolhapur,
where elephants have trampled over several acres of sugar cane and paddy
fields and have damaged a power tiller used for agriculture at the Uchangi
village. Villagers are now scared to go to their farmlands for daily
agricultural work.

Uttam Desai, a resident of the Uchangi village in Ajara tehsil, said, “On
Thursday night, a tusker damaged the power tiller kept in the field of a
farmer named Yashoda Kalekar. The animal trampled on sugar cane and paddy
fields and has also destroyed the rice stored after removing the husk. Rice
winnowing is being carried out on a large scale in the Ajara region now.
Already the unseasonal showers have created problems and that the tusker
menace has compounded our problems.”

The farmers are scared of going to their fields as the tuskers are taking
shelter in the sugar cane farms. Meanwhile, the forest department officials
have advised the villagers to take precautions while going out at night.

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Tusker menace in Kolhapur’s Ajara region continues Times of India November 21, 2021 Tusker menace has once again increased in the Ajara region of Kolhapur, where elephants have trampled over several acres of sugar cane and paddy fields and have damaged a power tiller used for agriculture at the Uchangi village. Villagers are now scared to go to their farmlands for daily agricultural work. Uttam Desai, a resident of the Uchangi village in Ajara tehsil, said, “On Thursday night, a tusker damaged the power tiller kept in the field of a farmer named Yashoda Kalekar. The animal trampled on sugar cane and paddy fields and has also destroyed the rice stored after removing the husk. Rice winnowing is being carried out on a large scale in the Ajara region now. Already the unseasonal showers have created problems and that the tusker menace has compounded our problems.” The farmers are scared of going to their fields as the tuskers are taking shelter in the sugar cane farms. Meanwhile, the forest department officials have advised the villagers to take precautions while going out at night. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/tusker-menace-in-kolhapurs-ajara-region-continues/articleshow/87822387.cms