Taking the meeting, the officials explained that the anger against the forest department was growing among the villagers troubled by the terror of elephants.
There is panic among the villagers due to the terror of elephants in the forest of Sitanadi range. A group of elephants has damaged the crop. In such a situation, anger has started rising among the villagers against the departmental officers and employees. As a result of this, the angry villagers of village Mariamari and Baroli had reached the forest to drive away the elephants. On getting the information, the officers-employees immediately reached there and took the meeting and explained them. The villagers returned after the matter was settled.
With the onset of summer season, two groups of elephants have once again reached the forest of Dhamtari district. For about three months, he has been touring in the forest of different ranges here. During this, the elephants have damaged the paddy and other crops in the fields of many farmers. Not only this, there has also been loss of life. In such a situation, there is anger among the villagers regarding the terror of elephants. In this episode, the villagers of village Mariamari and Baroli of Sitanadi range tried to drive the elephant out of the forest. On receiving the information, the officers-employees of the Forest Department immediately reached there and informed the villagers about the rules and explained them. The villagers kept on demanding that the elephants be sent elsewhere even after much deliberation. In the end, after the persuasion of the officers, the villagers calmed down and returned to their village. It is noteworthy that these days the Sitanadi range, A team of Sikasir elephant and Chanda elephant is roaming in the surrounding forest including Risgaon. If sources are to be believed, there are about 33 elephants in both the teams. Among them there are three children in the team of Chanda Hathi. According to the Forest Department, on May 12, an elephant of the Sikaser team has been seen around the Maulvi Talab of Birgudi Range by roaming in the Risgaon range's room number-250, 254, 255, 257, 258. In such a situation, villagers have been alerted by making Munadi in about a dozen nearby villages.
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Kamar, Keshav Kamar, Neeraj Mandavi, villagers of Duban area say that after the influx of elephants, there is panic in the minds of the people living in the forest. They are at risk of life and property. Despite repeated demands, security is not being provided to them by the department. In such a situation, anger has started growing among them regarding departmental apathy.