Elephant attacks are gradually increasing in some districts of South Odisha. Previously like the same elephant attacks were seen in the Gunupur area of Rayagada district and now it is seen in Kalahandi as well.
Seven poor families have been displaced by elephant attacks in Musiguda and Kurelgucha villages of Kalahandi district’s Bhawanipatna Sadar block. Elephant groups attacked and destroyed homes in these 2 villages badly.
As a result, 36 members of 7 families have lost their thatched houses and are abandoned in the open on these hot summer days. The whole day they have to stay under trees.
The villagers also informed the Forest Department in this regard. There have been calls for the district administration to provide immediate assistance to these families. People are very surprised that from where these elephants group came and destroyed all this stuff.