I have sought opinion on two land selections in a separate thread. Economically I found option 1 which is 20 acere close to bush forest and hill just below to western ghat in Tenkasi, Tamilandu. Land is plan filled with bushes and throney plants. It has read soil and and good water table. This land always has wind and temperature is quite normal compare to other parts of Thirunelveli, Tamilandu. Neighboring farms have cultivations of coconut, banana, mango, and gooseberry . A small stream of river passing through side of the land and have mud path road access to the land. Just 10km from city area and hence logistic also found reasonably good.
The main disadvantage to the land,there is vast empty land in 2 side of land extending till the forest land in hill. and that land has water availability always. so aprx 17 elephants strolling in these land after sun set. They have not attacked any neighboring farms so far but am in deliama and hence seeking your opinion.
Veterans like Sri and seniors have already advised against this land, however I would explore more possible solutions whether we can afford to make the project workable. A proper planned farming protected with trenches and solar fencing as well as live fencing can protect or not ? Some local people says elephants are there because since ages these lands not accessed by human beings much so once people started to work on these area elephants will go back to forest. Any sense on such suggestions? Land costs are increasing day by day and any land with proper road access and water availability is beyond affordability for farming now.
My aim is to develop this land in 5 years to give sustainable and steady income and expect a integrated farming can get it success in this land .
your views and guidance please. Pros, cons, challenges,solutions…etc pls.