HYDERABAD: Farmers have many issues to worry about, one of which is the menace of wild boars which destroy fruits of their hard labour. Keeping this in mind, Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna on Monday issued orders to cull the boars!
At a meeting with officials of the forest department, the minister discussed the magnitude of the problem, and pointed out that farmers throughout the State were vexed with wild boars. The decision to cull was taken to protect crops, according to a press note issued after the meeting. Either with the help of the forest department officials, or on their own, farmers can cull the wild animal, henceforth. The minister instructed the officials not to register cases, if wild boars are culled.
Officials of the department said usually a study is taken up to find the number of the animals which a district or region can accommodate. Thereafter, the process to kill the excess numbers will be taken up.
Meanwhile, the minister granted `55 lakh to control the menace of monkeys. Orders were issued to form teams who would trained for the purpose, and they will capture monkeys and release them in remote forest areas.