Stern action will be taken against poachers, says Pramila Rani
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 28: After assuming office, State Environment and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma vowed to deal with the poachers in tiol parks and abolish illegal check gates of forest in the State.
Brahma on Saturday visited different places of her constituency where party leaders, members and well-wishers accorded warm welcome to her at Balajan Tiniali, Dotma, Fokiragram and Aflagaon BPF offices in her constituency. She attended a felicitation meeting at Aflagaon by the party supporters and leaders. Local EM Rajib Brahma felicitated her at Aflagaon along with the leaders of block level BPF. She also visited the Bodofa Upendra th Brahma burial place at Thulungapuri, Dotma and offered floral tribute.
Forest Minister Brahma reiterated that the forest check gates which had been closed were run illegally and these forest check gates collected money without any government approval or notification. She also said the government did not receive revenue from such forest gates for which a total of 10 forest check gates had been closed as per instruction of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal. She further said that stern action would be taken against poachers and said there would not be any excuse for poachers and hunters of wild animals.
Brahma expressed concern over the massive deforestation in the State. “We must save our beautiful forests and rare one-horned rhino at any cost. I will coordite with Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal while taking policies towards protection and safeguard of the tural resources of the State,” she said. She also said that all-out efforts would be made for protection of the famous one-horned rhinos at any cost and sought helping hands from all quarters. She said that illegal encroachment in the reserve forest areas in the State would be checked and strong measures would be initiated to evict illegal encroachers and provide altertive arrangement. Meanwhile, she expressed deep condolence at the demise of former president of Koch-Rajbongshi Sahitya Sabha, Arun Ray, passed away on Saturday.