GUWAHATI: Aaranyak, leading biodiversity research, and environment conservation organization, has moved Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with a demand to set up a full-fledged modern police station and a state-of-the-art hospital in Kaziranga National Park (KNP).
In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, the Aaranyak has made a fervent appeal to upgrade the Kohora police outpost under the Golaghat district police jurisdiction to a full-fledged Kaziranga National Park police station with a befitting building design that reflects the park’s grandeur and essence.
The memorandum submitted by Aaranyak and signed by its chief executive officer Bibhab Talukdar said, “The Kaziranga National Park in Assam is globally known for its successful conservation efforts of the one-horned rhino. Kohora is regarded as the gateway to the Kaziranga National Park. Thousands of tourists, both domestic and international, stay in lodges in and around Kohora. In view of the heavy footfall of tourists as well as concern to keep a constant vigil against poachers in the park, the Kohora police outpost should be upgraded to a full-fledged police station. The Chief Minister has been requested to set up a helpline counter for tourists in the proposed Kaziranga National Park police station for the benefit of tourists.”
The Aaranyak has also demanded the establishment of a state-of-the-art hospital in Kaziranga to provide quality healthcare facilities to staff, officials and people living in and around the park. “Many staffs and officials involved in constant guarding of Kaziranga and its animals often fall sick. For the greater interest of the parks these people need immediate quality healthcare,” the NGO said.