People, be aware. A herd of 18 elephants was moving around in Dhanbad district’s Tundi block since March 26 and it could stay for a few more days.
Another herd of 12 was spotted in Kutingya village in Simdega district and an elephant each in Chandwa and Barwa Toli in Latehar districts.
The warning and the information is from a unique three-minute broadcast on an FM radio channel that the Jharkhand forest department started to check growing man-elephant conflicts in the state.
This special elephant bulletin — called Hamar Haathi, Hamar Saathi or My Elephant, My Friend, was aired at 4.30pm on Sunday.
Read more of this in a report by Sanjoy Dey published in Hindustan Times...