Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Hargilla conservation
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked Deputy Commissioner Kamrup, Kamal Kumar Baishya to use his administrative machinery, along with forest department to undertake tree census and identify tress with specific numbers in Dadariya, Pachariya and Singimari area to help conservation of Assam’s Greater Adjutant Stork commonly known as Hargilla.
Chief Minister Sonowal while releasing a documentary on Assam’s Greater Adjutant Stork produced by a team of Cornwell University, USA in the conference room of his office chamber in Janata Bhawan on Tuesday said that tall trees serve as suitable habitat for Hargilla. Keeping large number of tall trees will help in hargilla conservation efforts and increase the population of this dying species. Sonowal also emphasised on an action plan for hargilla conservation so that ecological equilibrium can be maintained in the state. Sonowal also hailed the efforts of Dr. Purnima Devi Barman and her dedicated team of women who have formed hargilla army for revolutionizing hargilla conservation efforts in Kamrup district in particular and the state in general, a press release stated.