Chandrapur, Human-wildlife conflict has increased in the villages of Wahangaon, Bothli, Khangaon, Baradghat etc. of the tehsil located adjacent to the buffer and territorial forest area of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, resulting in large-scale loss of human and domestic animals’ lives and crops. Due to this, farmers have demanded to take measures to avoid human-wildlife conflict. In this regard, a request has been sent to the Chief Conservator of Forests through the Forest Range Officer (Territorial).
For the last two months, tigers have been seen in the farm premises of Wahangaon, Bochli, Khangaon and Baradghat. Due to this, there is a lot of panic among the farmers and villagers of the complex. Till now the tiger has hunted 10 to 12 animals. The incident of bull being hunted in front of farmers’ eyes has happened recently.
Three days ago, Bajrang died in a fight between two tigers named Bajrang and Chhota Matka in the field of farmer Subhash Dodke of Bahangaon. To see the struggle between these two, the citizens of the complex had reached here on two-wheelers and on foot, due to which the gram crop sown in the farmer’s field got destroyed. The farmer has suffered huge losses. A demand has been made to assess the farmer’s crop and compensate him for the loss.
The delegation comprising Shankar Nanavare, Raju Kulmethe, Kanhaji Savasakde, Subhash Dodke, Dashrath Savasakde, Muralidhar Dodke, Gaurav Dodke, Mainabai Dodke, Sharda Kulmethe, Shyamrao Dadmal, Nikesh Masram, Shankar Dadmal, Prabhakar Dodke, Roshan Kulmethe, Gajanan Gaikwad, Mahesh Other farmers including Savasa were involved.
Otherwise we will make arrangements, warn villagers
After this, effective measures should be taken on human-wildlife conflict to ensure that there is no loss of life of humans and domestic animals due to wild animals, otherwise we will take our own measures in the coming time. The farmers of Wahangaon and the complex gave such a signal through the Forest Range Officer of Chimur, Regional Kishore Deurkar. A request has been made to the Chief Conservator of Forests, Chandrapur.