Economic Loss Analysis of Crops Yield due to Elephant Raiding: A Case Study of Buxa Tiger Reserve (West), West Bengal, India

Piyal Basu Roy, Radha Sah


The aim of this study is to analyze the pattern of crop damage by elephant raiding that has been prevailing around Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR), West Bengal, India, particularly at its western parts due to growth of substantial quantity of nutritious food. The work has been done based on the data collected from official records and through a structured questionnaire , the analysis of those shows that the extent of damage is highly significant from economic point of view and a huge amount of financial loss is realized by the farmers living here very often. To handle this loss, few conservative proposals have been suggested.

Keywords: Buxa Tiger Reserve, Crop damage, Elephant Raiding, Crop coverage

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