To bring back the habitats of monkeys in Odisha, total five lakh trees will be planted of which 1,15,000 tress will be fruit trees like amla, cashew, custard apple, jackfruit, guava, mango, apple, etc. More than 350 acres of land will exclusively be made available for this purpose to feed the monkeys.

Besides increasing the green cover, the Kalahandi forest authorities have also put up numerous signage to discourage people from feeding the monkeys. The seeds will be sown this July. Around 25,000 monkeys are to be relocated from the city.

In a situation where animals are losing their natural habitat into human settlements, Odisha forest department’s initiative can bring a long-term relief to the monkeys, humans and the environment too.