50,000 monkeys to be sterilise in HP

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Shimla, Aug 14 (UNI) To check monkey menace in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government has planned to sterilise 50,000 monkeys this year.

''Monkey menace is causing inconvenience to both farmers and public and state government is alive to the problem. The government is taking effective steps to check monkey menace in the state and has devised a plan to sterilise 50,000 monkeys through three monkey sterilisation centres during the year,'' Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said while addressing a state level review meeting of the Forest Department here today.

He said that 2131 monkeys had been sterilised till date and added that as per the latest survey there were about 2 lakh monkeys, which would be sterilised within three years.

He said that two more sterilisation centres at Hamirpur and Gopalpur would be made functional soon by deputing two doctors and setting up necessary infrastructure for the purpose.

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