The Government of Assam has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary to a National Park in Kokrajhar district of BTR, Assam.
On World Environment Day today, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the decision at Gandhi Mandap while attending a programme on World Environment Day.
“The Government has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary in BTR to a National Park; work is also underway to give National Park status to Dehing Patkai,” tweeted.
Raimona Sanctuary in Kokrajhar district has become Assam’s sixth National Park.
Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said a notification declaring Raimona as a National Park was brought out on Saturday. “Upgrading Dehing Patkai has been a long-felt need for the conservation of rainforest and elephant habitats,” he stated.