Bara, March 3
Monkeys have been giving a hard time to locals of Dakaha in Jitpur Simara Sub-metropolitan City-15, Bara, as they frequent fields destroying and feeding on crops.
Dakaha local BhaktamayaMagar, 50, said she spent most of the day chasing away monkeys. “There is a forest nearby the maize field from where monkeys come and destroy our crops. Every season we have to stay in the field to shield crops,” she said.
Magar owns eight kathhaland and the produce from the land is the only source of income in her family. “It is very difficult to save crops from monkeys,” she added.
The plight of Krishna Magar in the village is same. Krishna spends the whole day guarding maize crop in the field. “Someone from the family has to spend the entire day chasing away the monkeys,” Krishna said.
Krishna added that their pleas to the authorities concerned to stop the monkey menace had fallen on deaf ears.
“The government has to do something to settle the problem otherwise our life will be spent chasing away monkeys,” he said. Local farmers complained that many wild animals, including wild boars and monkeys, continued to give them a tough time.
A version of this article appears in print on March 04, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.