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Nepali Parliamentary Committee to go to India to find out about monkey culling: Report

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Accompanied by ten veterinarians and 5 forest rangers, Nepali Parliamentary Committee will journey to Himachal Pradesh to review the management of monkey populations by means of castration.
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“A team of Nepali Parliamentarians and doctors will visit India to study controlling monkey populations after concerns were raised about the “monkey terror” within the Himalayan nation,” a media report mentioned on January 31.

The go to of the Members of Parliament of the Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee comes after Parliamentary conferences raised the difficulty of “monkey terror” and emphasised the necessity for management measures, MyRepublica information portal reported. “The visit has been supported by the Indian government,” it mentioned.

Accompanied by ten veterinarians and 5 forest rangers, the Committee will journey to Himachal Pradesh to review the management of monkey populations by means of castration.

In 2016, Himachal Pradesh, for the primary time, declared monkeys as “vermin” for one yr, permitting their culling to manage their inhabitants throughout this time. After this, the federal government prolonged the permission not less than 4 instances earlier than rejecting the request in 2021.

“Meanwhile, members of another Nepali House of Representatives Committee reached India on January 30 with the dual objective of fostering Parliamentary diplomacy and promoting tourism,” the report mentioned.

Members of the International Relations Committee, consisting of 11 members, eight of whom are MPs, will return to Nepal on February 7.

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