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Assam proposes 6th national park Raimona; map unveiled

Assam proposes 6th national park Raimona; map unveiled

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GUWAHATI: The Assam government has proposed setting up a national park -- named 'Raimona -- in a militancy ravaged reserve forest, which, if approved, would make it the state’s sixth National Park.

Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Saturday said the process for approving the new park–Raimona National Park has been initiated by the Government of Assam already.

Adding to that Suklabaidya also released the map of the new park at Manas National Park. “Another success feather is adding to the biodiversity," the Minister proclaimed.

"We have initiated the process for approving the proposal for the 6th National Park of Assam the ‘Raimona National Park’. Today unveiled the map of this upcoming park at Mathanguri, Manas National Park,” Suklabaidya said in a tweet.

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It needs mention here that the boundary of the proposed national park forms with the Sonkosh River on the west along the inter-state boundary of West Bengal and Assam and Saralbhanga River on the east and runs northwards till it touches the Indo-Bhutan International Boundary on the north.

The southern boundary runs eastwards up to Pekua River where it runs at 90 degrees southwards and then runs eastwards straight up till it meets the left bank of Saralbhanga River.

The proposed national park also shares contiguous forest patches of Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary and Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park of Bhutan creating a transboundary conservation landscape of more than 2,400 sq km2.

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