Monthly Archives: July 2016
Accidental Firing of One Blank Round by Staff while Driving Rhino in Kaziranga National Park and Stray pellets hitting Master Akash Orang.
The Rhino Horn Verification process of the Assam Government has started today with the first meeting of the Committee which was constituted by Assam Government encompassing experts from both inside and outside the department.
The Committee which has been named as “ Committee for Examination of Rhino Horn” sat for the first time in the conference hall of Honourable Minister of Forest, Assam Smt. Pramila Rani Brahma.
The meeting was chaired by Smt Brahma and attended by Sanjeeva Kumar IAS Principal Secretary,Mohan Chandra Malakar, State Information Commissioner (Retd) , Bikash Brahma PCCF Wildlife and CWLW, Assam, Satyendra Singh Director Kaziranga, D D Boro Dy Director, Mrinal Talukdar Sr Journalist, Prashanta Rajguru Editor, Pranab Sarma Treasury Officer, Athang Singson, Dy Director State Forensic Department and Suvasish Das DFO Kaziranga
The meeting decided to have Mr Malakar as Permanent Chairman of the Committee and Senior Wildlife Warden Mr Pankaj Kumar Sharma as the Member Secretary.
The Committee has decided to compile the entire data base of the rhino horn kept in various treasuries of Assam and in due course of time it will have a transparent verification in all the treasuries the rhino horns have been kept.
Honourable Minister during her speech emphasised the need for complete transparent evaluation so that along with the people of the state whole of the country as well as the works know the actual status of the rhino horns stocked in various treasuries of Assam.
The Committees also co-opted RTI activist Mr Dilip Kumar Nath as an additional member of the Committee which will have their next meeting on July 26 at the Assam State Zoo.
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