Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya inaugurates Dehing Patkai National Park
Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Saturday inaugurated the Dehing Patkai National Park in Dibrugarh district.
Inaugurating the seventh National Park at a function held at Jeypore Forest IB, Minister Suklabaidya said it is a red letter day for Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts including the state of Assam as a whole that Dehing Patkai National Park has come up.
Suklabaidya said the rich floral and faunal diversity of the park well known for its rainforest will soon attain the stature of one of the best national parks in the country.
He added, Assam is blessed with nature’s bounty and lauded the people of the state for taking steps towards the conservation of nature.
“The government would take necessary steps for infrastructure development of the park to attract tourists. Vista of opportunities for the unemployed youths will be opened up soon.” said Suklabaidya
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli thanked the Government of Assam and Nature’s Beckon for making the people’s dream come true.
“Our long struggle to declare Dehing Patkai National Park has fulfilled. We are happy that after a long struggle we have got the 7th National Park as Dehing Patkai. We are happy with the decision of the government,” said Soumyadeep Data, director of Nature’s Beckon, environmental NGO.
It may be mentioned the Dehing Patkai National Park which falls under the Jeypore range and Soraipung range of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts is home to elephants, hoolock gibbons, golden cat, clouded leopard and other animals.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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