THRISSUR: A new device to control violent elephants was demonstrated at Thekkinkad Maidan here on Thursday.

Thick vegetation, garbage dumped around the airport by residents makes it an ideal feeding ground
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Forest officials on Thursday started operation to trap the monkey, after residents of Baye-Surla in Bicholim strongly protested against forest department

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ELEPHANT TRAMPLES MAN TO DEATH IN KOVAITHE pent-up rage over the slumberous attitude of the forest department in protecting the people prone to elephant attack boiled over at Somayanur, when villagers resorted to a road roko on Wednesday. The latest victim was a 60year-old Rangasamy, who was trampled to death by an elephant on Wednesday.


VELLORE: Sundaramoorthy (18) of Naickanur in the Tirupattur forest division who was injured by a wild elephant straying into farmers

THE Centre must envisage a new scheme to provide grants to farmers for erecting solar- powered electric fencing along the forest area to protect their crops from wild animals, AIADMK MP N R Govindarajar has said.

Shimla: Grappling with the problem of monkeys and other wild animals destroying crops, the Himachal Pradesh government has requested the Centre to include the appointment of animal chasers under its flagship NREGA scheme.

The villagers of Masagali, Nidugodu, Beranagodu and Holadagadde in Avathi hobli urged the Chikmagalur Circle Forest Conservator Avathar Singh to protect the lives of people and crops from wild elephants.


FARMERS IN India and abroad face serious threats from pests, natural calamities, thefts, damages by animals and other types of crop losses, resulting in lower yields.

Most often, none of the steps taken to counter the problems are foolproof.