Bluebulls(nilgai) posing to be a threat for crops
Nilgai is posing to be a threat for crops.
Farmers in Menar are expecting a good crop this year. But the presence of bluebulls(nilgai) or rojda as they are locally referred to is posing to be a huge threat for the crops. Stray animals are the reason behind the farmers losing sleep and the biggest of them is the bluebull.
Bluebulls eat away almost all the crop in the fields. Even the nearby regions of Menar are under the same threat. It is not just the crop that suffers, but even people crossing those areas are in fear. Groups of bluebulls suddenly come in the middle of the road causing accidents. There have been reports of several deaths because of bluebulls in villages and highways.
Bluebull is generally 3 feet to 5 feet tall and weighs anywhere between 100 to 300 kilograms. They ravage crop fields. Causing considerable damage, these bluebulls usually move in herds and people can sense their presence because of stampede. During night time, bluebulls get attracted by vehicles’ lights and come on the road which actually results in accidents.
Opium crop is in full bloom these days. Referred to as black gold, farmers make good money out of this crop. They are staying attentive while night to save their crops from these bluebulls. The farmers surround their fields with glittering and colourful straps of cloths or paper and even use scarecrows to keep animals at bay. They even use fire crackers to scare off the animals. But all in vain…