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ELEPHANT DITCH-the best solution to end up Man Vs Elephant conflict

ELEPHANT DITCH-the best solution to end up Man Vs Elephant conflict


What is the never ending conflict in Sri Lanka?

It is the Elephants Vs Man war

Who is affected by the conflict?

Rural farmer community is badly affected

What is the solution?

Electric fence is the most economical solution for the problem with no arguments. But it is not reliable because the wise creature has learned how to break the fence cable without touching of it.Maintenance is therefore difficult and reliability is of low level.

No alternative solutions?

Elephant Ditch is the Civil Engineering solution though it is a bit costly than the electric fence. But it is the permanent solution to assure utmost safety for the farmer community with no damages to the both parties. Only a single backhoe machine can dig the ditch and make the bank by filling the cut soil. There after a slip shutter form set can be used for concreting of the retaining wall.

Reliability?

Elephant cannot climb a concrete wall and also it cannot damage it because there is no clutch.

Other animals can move?

Wicket gates are provided at regular intervals so that all the other animals can move through.