Shimla : Fed up with monkey menace the Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday offered a price of Rs.500 for every monkey that is trapped and handed over.The hill state has over 300,000 monkeys.
The state cabinet met here and decided to sterilize 200,000 monkeys by June 30 next year.
“The cabinet has decided to check the monkey menace more effectively by setting up 25 sterilization centres across the state. These will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment,” said an official statement.
People trapping monkeys will be given Rs.500 for each animal, it said.
Around 300,000 monkeys target mainly cereal and fruit crops in the hill state. Farmers are the worst sufferers. Followed by tourists and others in urban areas as well .