A good news for the environment comes on Wednesday as the forest department has declared the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary as a National Park. With this announcement, Dehing Patkai, Assam, now has 7 National Parks.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on World Environment Day, declared Raimona Sanctuary into a national park.
The chief minister said that this was a measure to ensure environmental conservation. The newly declared national park will be another endeavor by the state to protect its rich flora and fauna. Declaring Raimona as a national park, CM Sarma said it was a step taken towards the fulfillment of the UN’s vision of ecosystem restoration.
The Dehing Patkai forms the largest stretch of lowland rainforest in India. The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary was declared the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve under Project Elephant.