Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on October 12 took part in an ‘inaugural ceremony’ for the annual opening of the Kaziranga National Park for the visitors for this season.
The Bagori and Kohora Range of the park are now open for tourists. The opening ceremony was held at Bagori and Mihimukh on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that it is a matter of great pride and prestige that Kazirnaga National Park has earned its name in the 17 most iconic centres of the country. The chief minister said that state government has taken multifarious steps for beautification, conservation and development of the park.
Sonowal also called upon every stakeholder to make a united effort for the serenity and beauty of the park. Emphasising on the cleanliness of Kaziranga National Park, Sonowal said that all households, restaurants, hotels, resorts must keep their peripheral areas clean to make Kaziranga more beautiful and serene.
“For protecting and preserving the rich bio-diversity of the Kaziranga, a 32 km long flyover will be constructed. He also said that for the protection of bio-diversity and other natural resources of Kaziranga, Manas, Orang, Pabitara, Dibru Saikhowa, the state government has already taken several measures,” he said.
Sonowal also said that because of the unified efforts of the local people, forest personnel, and security personnel, rhino poaching has come down manifold and he attributed this development to the synergy between civil, police and forest administrations of the five districts.
The Kaziranga National Park was closed for visitors during the yearly monsoons in the region. This year, the floods affected most of the park with over 90 per cent of the area submerged during peak days. Over 200 animals died during the floods which included rhinos as well.