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Plea to develop Habung into tourist spot

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

People of Dhemaji district have expressed their strong resentment at the gross negligence of the Assam Government in taking steps for the protection and conservation of such a historical place

From a Correspondent

Dhemaji, September 28: Habung Magement Committee submitted a memorandum to the local MLA Pradan Baruah, seeking steps to make Habung one of the most attractive tourist spots of Assam.

The committee in its memorandum stated that Habung, 17 km away in south west of Dhemaji, is an important historical place. It was the second capital of Ahom king Swargadeo Chaolung Sukafa. But the place was left abandoned though various assurances were given time-to-time by the Government of Assam to develop the spot.

Dhemaji district administration had taken various schemes time-to-time for its all-round development. The work had started but progress was not seen forthcoming. All connecting roads from Dhemaji to Habung are dilapidated. People of Dhemaji district have expressed their strong resentment at the gross negligence of the Assam Government in taking steps for the protection and conservation of such a historical place.

People believe that Habung could be made an important place for tourism like Rang Ghar, Kareng Ghar or Shiba Dol. But due to lack of interest of the government, Habung now has become abandoned and is covered by jungle. Ghuguha Dol is attached to Habung which can be made a tourist spot like Shiba Dol of Sivasagar. It is historically believed that at this place Bamuni Konwar, the son of Ahom king Tyao Khamti was born. The Dol was constructed in memory of Bamuni Konwar’s mother Ghuguhi. Later, people started calling the place as Ghugua.

Muga production centres, museum and a tourists’ lodge inside the Habung premises were the few demands of the magement committee. It also placed a demand to the new government for considering Habung as a new subdivision of Dhemaji, which would include the three panchayats of Paschim Dhemaji, four panchayats from Ghilamara, five panchayats from Machkhowa and four panchayats from Paschim Machkhowa.

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