Location: Chaukul, Sindhudurg
There are several reports coming out of Sindhudurg talking about the destruction caused by wild animals. Daily, farmers have to spend their night on an elevated structure-machan or at times at perch in the farmland. The structure and the green fields seem to be a perfect spot to be in, but the reality is completely different. Farmers, throughout the night, have to stay awake in the machan to guard the fields and this at times comes at the cost of their lives!