Skip to content

New Anti-Poaching Battalion Deployed to Kaziranga National Park

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the deployment of a new battalion of 600 jawans to Kaziranga National Park to improve management and prevent poaching. This decision followed a review meeting on flood preparedness and animal safety.

Key points include:

  • Comprehensive strategy to achieve zero poaching.
  • Coordination between forest department and local police.
  • Deployment of 20 marine engine boats for riverine patrols.
  • Plans to extend Kaziranga Forest into Burachapori.
  • Measures to prevent erosion with a joint committee report due in 45 days.
  • Tourist initiatives like a documentary, cycling routes, and tea-testing facilities.
  • Success of the Amrit Vriksha initiative with 90% sapling survival.

The meeting highlighted the reduction in rhino poaching since 2021 and efforts to prevent animal casualties during floods.

Back To Top