Assam’s Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Saturday formally inaugurated the Dihing Patkai National Park.

Covering an area of 234.26 square kilometers, Dihing Patkai is located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia regions’ Jeypore and Soraipung Ranges. It is a red-letter day for Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and the state as a whole that the Dihing Patkai has been created as the seventh National Park, the minister said at a function organised here to mark the occasion.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had declared Dihing Patkai as a National Park on June 5 – the World Environment Day.

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