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Forest dept weighs options as Chinna Thambi feasts on farm goodies

Tirupur: After the state govt assured the Madras top court that the crop-raiding elephant Chinna Thambi would not be captured and tamed, the woodland department is left and not using a possibility but to let the tusker roam in non-forest spaces at Madathukulam in Tirupur district.
While the department prepares to file a counter-affidavit, it's consulting elephant expert Ajay Desai to review the possibility of translocating the jumbo.

Komaralingam, Kolumam and Pappapatti villages fall inside 20 km from Krishnapuram in Madathukulam the place the tusker is camping.

Tirupur district woodland officer Dileep Kumar informed TOI, “Since a public passion litigation is pending before the HC, the department must wait before settling on translocating Chinna Thambi. The tusker seems to be satisfied camping at the farm. But as soon as it starts transferring out, it must be followed with help of two kumki elephants - Khaleem and Mariappan - that are stored here to regulate him.”

The state govt has sought a report additionally from the earnings department on Chinna Thambi. Okay Kalavathi, Madathukulam tahsildar, mentioned “We have taken stock of the situation and submitted a report to the district administration. The woodland department is working arduous to monitor Chinna Thambi and the realm is safer.”

Meanwhile, authorities of the Amaravathi Cooperative Sugar Mills, on whose assets Chinna Thambi is camping, are fearful concerning the injury led to to their sugarcane seed multiplication farm. Routine paintings is affected.

“We are cultivating 26 varieties of sugarcane in 6-8 acres and have ploughed any other 10 acres for cultivation. The vegetation have reached the harvesting degree. After the harvest, seed multiplication procedure, as much as the tertiary stage, must be carried out. But Chinna Thambi’s presence is hampering our paintings for the previous four days. We have represented the issue to the collector,” mentioned T Ramanidevi, managing director of the sugar generators.

Meanwhile, Chinna Thambi is feasting on no matter he gets in the 24-acre seed multiplication farm – water, sugarcane leaves and nutritional meals readied for two kumki elephants roaming in and across the sugarcane field - and playing with Khaleem, one of the most kumkis.

In the previous four days, Chinna Thambi has damaged two timber. On Tuesday, it might be seen gently taking out a plastic chair on its method.

Ajay Desai informed media persons on Tuesday, “Chinna Thambi appeared other from many wild elephants and it has adopted the human habitat easily because of his widespread visits. It no longer fears the human being. Even when it's translocated to the wild, it's returning to human habitats. And when wild elephants accompany him he trains them to adapt to the brand new milieu.”

Asked about speculation that Chinna Thambi would be skilled to change into a Kumki, Desai mentioned “It is like asking a trainer whether or not a pupil in a primary magnificence would change into a health care provider. An elephant must have certain qualities whether it is to be converted right into a kumki. As of now, it can't be mentioned whether or not Chinna Thambi will also be converted or not.”

“I am here as a result of Tamil Nadu chief wildlife warden H Malleshappa sought after to consult me. I can analyse the situation and put up a report to the department,” he mentioned.

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