A herd of elephants entered the Sangadi forest area last night and caused some damage to the farmland. Last night, the herd of elephants went to the fields near Jhargaon, Keselwada, and Siregaon villages in the Sanagadi forest area.
The farmers had cut the standing paddy crop in the field and left its bunches in the fields. The shrines were completely destroyed by the elephants.
Conservator of Forest, Rahul Gavai, along with other forest officials and the Revenue Department are camping at Sanagadi forest area today. Research is going on to find out where exactly the herd might have moved.
The Reserve and the Forest Departments are assessing the damage caused to the farmers and are trying to compensate them.
The entry of the elephant herd has created an atmosphere of fear, panic, and terror in the area.
It is difficult to spot the elephants in the daytime as they move continuously and cause damage only at night time. Possessing a challenge for the forest department to locate them.
Kharif crops and new rabi crops had been sown by the farmers now leaving them in worry.
A search operation will be conducted by the forest department tonight.
Surnames of the affected sugarcane farmers are Kanhekar, Kapgate, Hatwar, Chachere& Ramkrishna Chandewar.