Wild animals damage crops

 

Farmers from Bicholim taluka have expressed concern over the damage caused to their crops by wild animals straying into their farms.

Aapa Raut, a farmer from Sal, said that herds of bisons are on a rampage damaging standing crop causing them financial losses.

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Another farmer said that besides bisons, wild boars and monkeys have attacked their paddy farms in areas like Latarbarcem, Sal, Ladfe and also parts of Pirna and Advalpal.

"Some time ago we suffered because of lack of water from Tillari but now that the water has been released, we are suffering from wild animals," he added.

Sal sarpanch Ghanashyam Raut said that he has raised the issue with WRD minister Dayanand Mandrekar when the latter visited the area two days ago .

Farmers also raised the issue of compensation to them due to the loss caused by the wild animals. [TOI]