Guwahati: Assam government has begun offering Smart Phones and Solar lights for Anti-Poaching Camps under various Protected Areas of Assam to help with the forest protection field staffs that perform their duty deep inside the forests and wildlife areas.Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Institute of Wildlife Health & Research Study (IWH&R) at Dinjan, Dibrugarh. Chief Minister said that Assam sticks out worldwide due to its abundant natural heritage specifically by the range of plants and animals and the establishing of such a prominent institute would help in conservation of rich biodiversity of the state while facilitating researchers and scientists from different parts of the country and the world to perform research and study in the sector here.The IWH&R is being developed on a plot of land determining 120 bigha covering wildlife issues like Wildlife Health & Diagnostics, Wildlife Forensics, Wildlife Clinical Research, Wildlife Crisis Management & Translocation, Wildlife Informatics and Wildlife Public Policy and Cooperation. The IWH&R, Dinjan is scheduled to be finished within 2 years at a total approximate expense of Rs 250 crore.Chief Minister likewise laid the foundation stone of Sahitya Manishi Upabon (Biodiversity Park) in Dibrugarh and Charaideo Districts virtually. For conservation and proliferation of unusual and endangered native species, Assam Federal government has planned to develop 24 varieties of Biodiversity Parks in the name of “Sahitya Manishi Upabon” in 24 different districts of the state under CAMPA plan during 2020-21. Sonowal distributed Smart Phones and Solar lights for Anti-Poaching Camps under various Protected Locations of Assam to help with the forest security field staffs that perform their responsibility deep inside the forests and wildlife locations. A token distribution of 30 mobile phones and solar lights for Dihing Patkai National Park and Dibru Saikhowa National Park was done by Chief Minister at Dinjan.Thanking the people of Laika- Dodhia for their function in conservation of Dehing-Patkai, Sonowal stated that steps have actually been taken for their rehabilitation and the state government would supply Rs 1 lakh to each family of Laika- Dodhia which would transfer in their bank accounts after the recipient list is submitted by DCs of the concerned districts.
Assam government provides smart devices, solar lights for anti poaching
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