From a correspondent
BORDUMSA, Aug 31: In stark contrast to what has been visualized by Pema Khandu- led BJP government in Aruchal Pradesh about the preservation of greenery for promotion of tourism and maintaining ecological balance across the State, the ubated encroachment of Anchal reserve forest, between the msai and Changlang District in Bordumsa, seems as if the “green visions” of the government fell into a deaf ear of the concerned range of the Forest Department.
According to sources, more than one hundred encroachers belonging to different communities of Bordumsa circle, mostly from Adivasi community, were reported to have erected temporary dwellings in Bordumsa Anchal Reserve Forest that falls between Khamungpather and Hatimara Bill area, a border location between the masi and Changlang District. When contacted, a local Adivasi leader told that the said small tract of land along the bank of Dehing river has already been inhabited by 10 different families. The leader also said that people from Tarani area in Pengaree and Kopather in Bordumsa of the neighboring state of Assam must be evicted first from the area. On the other hand, lambasting the dormant role of the Forest Department, the locals of the area was of the opinion that that illegal settlement in the protected area at the cost of destruction of flora and fau would not be tolerated at all.
Meanwhile, following the timely interference of local Gaonbura Bijay Purti and Pur Gwala a local active Adivasi leader and members of the Singpho Youth Organisation, clearing of the jungles was resisted.