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Hassan: The State Government should increase compensation for crop loss due to elephant attacks in the district, D.C Sannaswamy, president of the Congress SC and ST Cell in Hassan, demanded here on Thursday.
He told presspersons that farmers were being given just Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,000 an acre for the crop loss they suffered due to elephant attacks. The Government should provide at least Rs. 25,000 an acre as compensation in case of loss of paddy and coffee crops.
Mr. Sannaswamy alleged that the Government was insensitive to the problems that people were facing due to elephant menace.
Delegation to Delhi
According to a communication from the Information Department, Housing Minister and in charge of Hassan V. Somanna has assured people of the district that a delegation of people's representatives would be taken to Delhi to apprise the Centre of elephant menace issue.
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