Assam governor asks cops to show zero tolerance towards poaching

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday asked the law enforcing agencies to be on their toes to thwart recurrence of any inter-state border issues and incidents of poaching of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park.

While chairing a review meeting at Golaghat, Mukhi said that Assam has earned its name and fame worldwide because of the Kaziranga National Park and its precious one-horned rhinoceros. Mukhi said that indiscriminate killing of the rhinos by the poachers is an attack on the pride of the state, adding that though incidents of poaching over the months have reduced, the security agencies must be on their toes to foil any nefarious design to harm the rhinos.

Mukhi also asked Superintendent of Police Golaghat Manabendra Dev Ray to ensure complete harmony along the boundary areas that the district shares with other state.

Mukhi also took note of health and hygiene, drinking water, cleanliness, education, road and communication, agriculture among others. He asked Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra to ensure doubling of farmers’ income and took note of prevailing agricultural practices in the district.

Drawing the attention of all present in the meeting, Mukhi said that Assam and other Northeast states occupy a strategic location and development of the region would lead to development of the country. He said that the region has occupied the centre stage for the success of India’s Act East Policy as the country’s relations with the ASEAN and BBN nations would not be possible without Assam and other Northeast states.

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