Government committed to effectively deal with monkey menace
Kewal Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Forest Development Corporation said here today that the State government was taking effective measures to deal with monkey menace and a multi-pronged strategy was being adopted so that besides preventing damages to standing crops, the common people could be saved from nuisance by the wild animals.
Pathania said that Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Forest Minister has assured that the State Government would bring a resolution in the next Vidhan Sabha session seeking permission for lifting ban on export of monkeys. This would be bring a great respite to the people of the State shall be relieved.
He said that government was concerned about recent incidents of monkey menace in various parts of the State. He said that the government had taken comprehensive steps as per the international norms to check this menace. He said that more than 85,000 monkeys were sterilized till date through seven monkey sterilization centres. This programme would be expanded to more areas of the State.
The government would explore the possibilities for fencing of agricultural fields of the farmers in subsidized form to prevent them from wild animals. The government had also put up hoardings to discourage pilgrims from feeding monkeys and stray animals around highways.