Tuskers receive ration kit containing 120 kg rice, 160 kg wheat and more
Puthuppally (Kottayam): Like many others, the captive elephants also are 'jobless' during the lockdown. They would get enough food only if the owners have income. The mahouts also are going through a tough phase. They are surviving on the ration supply provided by the government.
The elephants were provided their share of ration at the veterinary hospital at Pariyaram in Puthuppally. 12 elephants arrived to receive the ration. They stretched their trunks and received the kit of ration and calmly returned.
The ration kit contains 120 kilograms of rice, 160 kilograms of wheat, 120 kilograms of finger millet, 20 kilograms of horse gram, 20 kilograms of green gram, 6 kilograms of palm jaggery, salt and turmeric. The kit carries food items worth Rs 16,000 required for 40 days.
Pallam bock panchayat member Seemol C Thomas inaugurated the ration distribution. Senior veterinary surgeon Dr K M Vijimol, other doctors, elephant owners and mahouts also were present.