Rhesus macaque monkey declared as vermin in Shimla Muncipal Area
SHIMLA--- Forest Minister Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri thanked the Central Government for declaring Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) to be vermin for a period of six months in the Shimla Municipal Corporation area limits excluding the forest areas on the request of State Government. He said that notification in this regard had been issued by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
He said that monkeys were creating problems to general public particularly ladies and school going children. He said this decision would go a long way in mitigating the damage to human life, crops and other properties of the State.
Shri Bharmouri said that if considered necessary the matter would be taken up with the Government of India after six months to extend the time limit further.
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