Madappa had lost hope on farming entirely, due to losses incurred by elephant conflict every year. He found that though the forest department officials did come to survey the losses, the process of arranging for documents to file was tedious and could take days. He suffered heavy losses in his harvest of jackfruit, Mango and coconut, but he couldn’t afford to leave the farm and go arrange for compensation documents.
Since finding out that there was another helpline available to help with losses relating to human-wildlife conflict, Madappa rang up our helpline and has since gotten in touch 19 times. He says, “We know now that even if we incur damage, we are assured compensation from the government, thanks to Wild Seve”. We have helped him receive Rs 56,700 for his losses so far, with some cases remaining in the pipeline.