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Centre to Fund for Raising Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam

Rhino at Kaziranga National Park
In order to raise a special force for Rhinoceros protection in Assam, Government of India has agreed to provide funds. Also, the Central Government is seeking the assistance of interpol to deal with issues of illegal exports of Rhino horns to countries abroad.

Central is also keen to provide funds for logistic support like weapons. Although the details about the kinds of weapon has not yet been disclosed. Additional Director General (Wild Life) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, BS Bonal revealed that the force would be headed by an Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) and it would comprise of 112 personnels including a quick reaction team, which would be immediately at any place whenever necessary. He also assured that arrangements for proper training of the personnel of the Force will also be made on the part of Centrak Government. Bonal also declared that the Centre is providing funds for setting up new anti-poaching camps and for the development of the contiguous villages of the National Park. The Government of India has also ordered the eco-development committees to be formed in the villages located on the border of the National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and tourism should be regulated in such a way so that the conservation works are not affected.

Assam Tribune News Inputs.

First Published on: 08 Sep, 2016
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