Pachyderms destroy paddy crops
The farmers of Bhoidihi village, mainly an agrarian village, had grown paddy on their fields and hoped that the yield would fetch some capital apart from helping sustain life for another season at least. But thanks to the wild intruders, their dream stands shattered. The herd of pachyderms came like bad omen while the farmers were waiting eagerly to collect crops at the final stage. Said Biranchi Kissan, a farmer,"We are helpless now. The elephants have destroyed our paddy crops and we do not know what to eat for the entire year. The government must help us now".
The pachyderms have come to the village from nearby forests. However, the forest department personnel have so far not taken any measures to drive away the elephants to their natural habitat. Apart from destroying paddy, the wild unwanted guests have turned the fields almost unarable thus adding further trouble for the farmers. No compensation has so far reached the farmers neither from the administration nor from the forest department. The local tehsildar however has assured that all sorts of official assistance would be provided to the farmers who have lost paddy crops.