Agriculture output has gradually slumped in Dadeldhura district with better prevention of poaching and conservation of wildlife.
Agriculture output has gradually slumped in Dadeldhura district with better prevention of poaching and conservation of wildlife. Farmers are being displaced from agricultural occupation after the wildlife frequently coming from the nearby conservation area has destroyed the crops.
Local farmers have increasingly abandoned agro production with the rise in the number of wildlife following the conservation of the Rishikhola Community Forest area stretching over Amargadi municipality-1 and different wards of district headquarters.
Dil Bahadur Tamrakar, a local, said farmers of Ajayameru rural municipality, Nawadurga rural municipality, and Bhageswor rural municipality have shifted their occupation to other sectors due to increasing wildlife rampage on farming.
"What should we do with crops cultivation when we could not get to consume the products?", he said, adding that the wildlife rampage has displaced many farmers from the occupation. Ramesh Damai, a local of Ajayameru-1, said better conservation of wildlife has increased the risk of animal groups intruding on the crops.
However, Ajayameru rural municipality chair Umesh Prasad Bhatta said they are mooting a plan to identify cropping where wildlife rampage can be checked. Likewise, Amargadhi-6 ward chair Govinda Rajan Bhatta said barbed wire has been placed where wildlife started destroying all the crops.