Press Esc to close

Growers to march towards Aranya Bhavana on Feb 23

DH News Service, Madikeri Feb 9 2018, 23:23 IST

Urging the forest department to control wild elephant menace, farmers and plantation workers committee will march towards Aranya Bhavana on February 23 and will submit a memorandum to the forest department officials, said farmer Cheranda Nanda Subbaiah.

Speaking during a meeting of agriculturists and labour union leaders at Bal Bhavan on Friday, he said although many lives have been lost due to the menace in the district, the forest department has not initiated any serious steps towards controlling of the same. "The problem persists from the past 30 years. The government needs to arrive at a logical conclusion by chairing meetings with high-level officials. At the same time, the farmers have to intensify their fights," Subbaiah said.

JD(S) district president Sanket Poovaiah said that the government has not been responding to the problems of agriculturists. "36 people have died due to wild elephant attacks during the last four years," he added.

Horata Samiti convener Pravin Bopaiah said that the communications with the department regarding the elephant menace, have ended up in vain.

Coffee Bele Sangha former President M M Timmaiah felt for a need to implement effective measures towards translocation of wild elephants.

Farmer leader Manu Somaiah, leaders Durgaprasad and Gram Panchayat Employees Association president P Bharat were present.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi in Barsana near Mathura on Saturday...

An olive ridley turtle makes nest to lay eggs during mass nesting at Rushikulya of Ganjam...

An olive ridley turtle makes nest to lay eggs during mass nesting at Rushikulya of Ganjam...

A girl with umbrella sells vegetables during light rains, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

A girl with umbrella sells vegetables during light rains, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

Actor Rani Mukherji poses with differently-abled children during Hichki Teachers Award...

Actor Rani Mukherji poses with differently-abled children during Hichki Teachers Award...

Artists perform on the ocassion of 'Fag Mahotsav' ahead of Holi festival at Govind Dev Ji Temple...

Artists perform on the ocassion of 'Fag Mahotsav' ahead of Holi festival at Govind Dev Ji Temple...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi during the Latthmaar Holi celebrations, in Barsana near...

People celebrate Latthmaar Holi during the Latthmaar Holi celebrations, in Barsana near...

Policemen are surrounded by teargas during an anti-facism demonstration in Milan, Italy. Reuters

Policemen are surrounded by teargas during an anti-facism demonstration in Milan, Italy. Reuters

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at ...

A teakwood display team of Army Service Corps displays their skills during a horse show at ...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister M Siddaramaiah, Senior leader...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister M Siddaramaiah, Senior leader...

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.