Will Tamil Nadu cull its wild boars?
Nadu government has taken up a study to determine the population of wild boars in the state. There have been repeated complaints from farmers about wild boars uprooting their crops. Frustrated at the loss, the farmers have also demanded culling of wild boars. The study is expected to be completed by March. In 2012-13, 290 cases of crop damage due to attacks by wild boars were reported in the state. In 2014, the number of cases rose to 350. Consequently, the compensation paid by the forest department to farmers increased from ` 26 lakh in 2012-13 to ` 32 lakh in 2014.