Elephant raids damage crops worth Rs 5 lakh (Erode, India)


Times of India

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A herd of five elephants on Monday, raided agricultural fields at Eruttadipalayam near Sathyamangalam and damaged crops worth 5 lakh. 
Farmers said the incidents of elephant raids have been on the rise in the area. On Monday, the herd raided nearly three acres of farm land. Forest officials visited the spot and assessed the damage caused to the crop in the elephant raid. The farmers, who faced severe loss in the elephant raid, urged the state government to compensate for their loss. “Officials should visit our lands for assessment,” they said.