CM expresses concern over monkeys menace

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Shimla, Jan 3 (UNI) Himacahl Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said the government was considering various steps, including laser sterilisation of the monkeys on war footing to curb the wildlife menace in the hill state.

Mr Dhumal, while presiding over a meeting of the officials here expressed concern over the increasing monkey and wildlife menace due to which farmers of the state were suffering huge crop losses.

He said while the government was considering many steps to provide respite to farmers, it would also ensure that a humane approach is followed in dealing with the problem.

Laying stress on the rehabilitation and transelocation of the monkeys and other wildlife animals, he said, further efforts would also be made to expand the capacity of the existing zoos to accommodate wild animals caught, so that their population in the natural habitat was controlled.

He said the funds would me made available withoutconstraints to the bodies involved in the execution of the plans to tackle the menace.

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