Kattakambal (Thrissur): The paddy cultivation at the farmlands of Kattakambal in Thrissur district are being destroyed by cranes.
The paddy cultivation at farmlands belonging to the Pazhanji corporative group has been completely destroyed by a sedge of cranes just 25 days after planting.
The plants are plucked out from the soil in circles. Now the field is seen as dry land.
At night large number of birds, including migratory birds, arrive here. The farmers had tried all the means to drive them away, including bursting of crackers and drumming the whole night.
It is assumed that the cranes come here to feed on the fishlings that reach here along with the irrigation water from Nooradi canal.