Press Esc to close
Friday 22 September 2017
News updated at 8:51 PM IST

Elephant herd destroys crops

Sakleshpur (Hassan dist), Nov 22, 2013, DHNS: 1:45 IST
Rampage:  Elephants seen at a coffee plantation belonging to Gangadhar in Kalgane village in Sakleshpur taluk, Hassan district on Friday. dh photo
Crops worth lakhs were destroyed by a herd of elephants in Janekere, Kalgane and surrounding villages from late Thursday night to Friday evening.

A total of 13 elephants, including calves have destroyed paddy, banana, arecanut and lemon crops belonging to Puttaswamigowda, B R Lokesh, Ningappa Gowda, Chandrashekar and Nagaraj of Bagarahalli village of Janekere village.

In the land belonging to Puttaswamigowda, about 500 plantains grown in two acres of land were destroyed. Pump sets installed to supply water for the land were also demolished by the herd of elephants.

During the early hours of Monday, elephants damaged coffee plantations in Kalgane village of the taluk.

Six elephants attacked Prakruthi estate, while the remaining seven damaged crops in an estate belonging to Gangadhar.

Forest officials had a hard time controlling the crowd who had gathered at the venue.

Despite repeated requests, some youths were seen following the elephants, causing unrest among the herd.During the week, the herd of elephants have claimed the lives of a farmer and a labourer in Ballupete and Adaravalli estate.

With news of elephants damaging farms in the village, women and children of the village remained at the safety of their homes.

Some parents did not send their children to schools owing to a threat posed by the elephants.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A man decorates a community Durga puja pandal in Kolkata on...

A man decorates a community Durga puja pandal in Kolkata on...

Tata Motors design head Pratap Bose (R) and the Zonal Manager-South, Suraj Subbarao pose with the...

Tata Motors design head Pratap Bose (R) and the Zonal Manager-South, Suraj Subbarao pose with the...

A carries a schoolboy on a motorcycle amid rains in Faridabad on Friday...

A carries a schoolboy on a motorcycle amid rains in Faridabad on Friday...

A villager shows the tail of a mortar shell allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border..

A villager shows the tail of a mortar shell allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border..

School children running along a road as they enjoy the rains in New Delhi on...

School children running along a road as they enjoy the rains in New Delhi on...

People gathered to form a shape of rhino to mark the 8th anniversary of World Rhino Day outside...

People gathered to form a shape of rhino to mark the 8th anniversary of World Rhino Day outside...

Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park...

Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park...

Missiles are displayed as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an armed forces parade in ...

Missiles are displayed as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an armed forces parade in ...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.