Assam approves second Barak Valley wildlife sanctuary
GUWAHATI: An additional wildlife sanctuary has been approved by Assam’s government in Barak valley.
Numerous birds and mammals call the Barak valley in Assam home.
Jagdish Mukhi, Assam Governor has approved the proposal to create Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary.
“In exercise of the power conferred by Section 35 of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 as amended up to date, the Governor of Assam is pleased to declare its intention to constitute the area described in the Schedule annexed hereto as the Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary,” an official order stated.
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Barak Valley of Assam, Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area covering 320km between the Sonai River and Barak River.
“The Governor of Assam further hereby appoints the Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Silchar, to enquire into and determine the existence, the nature, and extent of any rights/claims alleged to exist in favor of any person or persons, in or over any land within the limit described in the schedule below,” the order added.