What could have been a better day other than World Environment Day to announce another national park in Assam!
Before notching the status of a national park, Raimona has been a reserve forest in Kokrajhar. It comes under the Bodoland Territorial Region, which borders Bhutan.
Raimona National Park
The Chief Minister of the state, Himanta Biswa, announced the addition. He also talked about the upcoming national park for Assam that would take its tally to seven. He mentioned converting ‘Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary’ to a national park soon.
The environment and forest department issued the notification to change the status on Saturday.
Raimona covers a stretch of 422 square kilometers. It is a part of Manas Biosphere Reserve and Chirang- Ripu Biosphere Reserve. It shares its boundary with the Sonkosh river on the west and the Saralbhanga River on the east. It shares its southern boundary with the Pakua river.
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More Good Things are Coming
The step will assist the government to protect the environment and the flora and fauna of Assam.
The new Raimona national park will also help to boost tourism in the state. It will be home to the aesthetic landscapes and scenic beauty of nature. The national park will also encourage farming and employment in the region.
The other five national parks of Assam are- Dibru-Saikhowa, Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri, Orang.