Farmers involved in commercial vegetable farming at Shuklaphanta municiplaity-8, Beldandi are invariably facing monkey rampage lately.
Farmers here have been dejected with increasing rise in monkey rampage in farming. As informed, monkeys have started eating up veggie products such as gourd, cucumber, beans and bitter gourd in the farming causing big loss to farmers.
"Groups of monkey coming from nearby Kalika Community Forest area have finished off everything in vegetable farmland", said Tej Bahadur Chaudhary, a local. "Monkeys have eaten up veggies worth amounting to tens of thousands".
Chaudhary alone had endured a loss amounting over Rs 35,000 due to monkey rampage. Likewise, another commercial vegetable farmer Birendra Chaudhary also came across a loss of vegetables worth Rs 20,000.
The wild beasts (monkeys) are entering the village and destroying veggie farming almost every day, said Chandra Bahadur Chaudhary.
The monkeys have also brushed off the ready-to-harvest corn in the farmland here, he complained.
Majority farmers of Beldandi village are involved in commercial vegetable farming.
Source: National News Agency Nepal