Two national parks have been created in Assam within a week. Ramona National Park, located in the ‘Bodoland Territorial Region’ (BTR), was declared the sixth national park on World Environment Day on June 5. Assam has now become the state with the second largest number of national parks in the country.
A statement issued by the minister said that there are nine national parks each in Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Shukla Vaidya said, “The newly created national park will boost the conservation efforts and the tourism and agriculture sectors will benefit from it.”
The new national park is known as Dehing Patkai Rain Forest and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Spread over an area of 111.19 sq km, this rain forest was notified as Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004 by the state government.