By RSS on Sep 12,2018 - 12:30
A herd of wild tuskers entering human settlement from the Shuklaphanta National Park destroyed swathes of paddy plantation here on Tuesday evening.
The wild elephants cleaned up the paddy cultivation nearing harvest in Shuklaphanta municipality-5, Garjamuni.
Police Inspector Ramesh Dutta Awasthi at Area Police Office, Jhalari shared that the tuskers which sneaked into the human settlement at mid night caused damages to standing paddy cultivated by Dhauli Devi Tamauli, Tek Bahadur Saud, Ajab Singh Bohora and Dil Bahadur Bohora.
The tuskers also triggered losses to the houses nearby paddy farm, he informed.
There have been consistent threats from straying wild tuskers to human settlement in the buffer zone of the national park for the past three years.
Farmers are facing tough time to ward off menace posed by elephants when the municipality has failed to come up with effective measures for preventing tuskers' terror.
A total of 72 households at Jera village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura district are reeling under severe drinking water problems. For lack of sufficient water supply, the villagers are forced to make long lines in early morning to late in the evening to fetch water in two public water taps. Sarjan BK, a local resident, said that
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