Monkey menace in delhi costs the life of Delhi's deputy Mayor

The two solutions suggested by the Government are: Sterilization and relocation. First has failed as mission impossible and the other not worked as monkeys have traveled back. Your views on this.

Ans: Sterilization is always a better option than relocation. This is due to the fact that relocating 10000 monkeys altogether is really quite problematic. There is always a good chance that relocating these huge number of monkeys may turn out to be a threat to another place. Although the city has already employed expert monkey catchers in order to round them up to be relocated to the forest nearby but the approach turned out to be a big flop.

The city has also employed monkey catchers to round them up so they can be moved to forests

Sterilization, on the other hand, is really a good idea and would bring down this intense problem. It’s probably because the Government has not spare a serious thought over the issue or probably because Government’s plans were not sound enough that the option of sterilization did not work.

2) What is the best possible way to get over the menace of 10000 monkeys in Delhi ?

Ans: Sterilization is one of the best solutions, although it would take some time to degrade the intensity of the problem. But his alone can’t put an end to the problem. Government also needs to chalk out some plan to relocate some of the monkeys to the sanctuaries all around the nation.

There’s a last option too, although it’s quite painful and a great part of the population may stand against this idea. Government can feed the tigers and lions in the zoo with the monkeys in case of the worst situation. This way these animals (tigers and lions in captivity) can get good nourishment and the problem may be mitigated.

3) With forest covers receding around Delhi , how is it going to affect relocation of monkeys?

Ans: With the forest covers receding around Delhi , relocation of monkeys is really one of the toughest deals. If the monkeys are going to be relocated somewhere around that place, then the monkeys will again return back and problem will never come to an end. With the wanton receding of the green, their natural habitat is going to be narrowed down to almost close to nothingness. So relocating this huge population of monkeys would be next to impossible.

4) How has the problem grown from the 1980s till now, in Delhi and elsewhere, and what is in store?

Ans: Since the last two decades the problem went on taking a really serious shape day by day. It has turned out to be a real threat for the people over there at the moment. Not Only Delhi I‘ve seen a similar problem at Udayagiri in Puri, although the problem over there is not yet as intense as in Delhi . If Government doesn’t take serious steps to combat the monkey menace at Delhi , mass human death is written on the card. Tourism is going to suffer a hard blow.

5) Monkeys multiply pretty fast so what happens with an over populated sanctuary?

Ans: With the high birth rate of monkeys, the sanctuary would become over populated and there would be a desperate shortage of space and especially food. This way the other herbivorous members of the animal kingdom and the plant dwellers would have to suffer quite a harsh time. With the shortage of food and space the monkeys would continuously infiltrate into the human society and be a constant menace to the civilization. Over population of monkeys is not only there own problem but it would be a problem to the other animals as well as man.

6) Why is it that the monkey menace is so pronounced in Delhi , even though it is not a religious place?

Ans: Monkey menace really tends to be quite a lot pronounced in Delhi despite being a non-religious place, because they can find much of free space over here as compared to the other places. Another reason may be that they tend to get easy food here. There are some temples that are even bigger than the ones that we usually find in the actual religious places of India . It is due to the fact that people have revered these monkeys as a manifestation of Lord Hanuman, they often fed them bananas and other stuff.
The unplanned deforestation for urban development around Delhi has destroyed their natural habitat. This is another great reason.


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