To mitigate rhino poaching, Assam government on Wednesday appointed 90 constables who will form part of the Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) and work dedicatedly to bring rhino poaching to a standstill.
Government of Assam has decided to put together Special Rhino Protection Force by engaging the local youth hailing from the fringe areas of the UNESCO’s world heritage site of Kaziranga National Park. The force would be exclusively used for Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Manas National Park.
‘Strengthening the forest protection mechanism by regular appointments and imparting technical training to employees are essential for sustainable management of forest and environment conservation. Recruitment of the 90 youth as constables through rigorous recruitment process will help add to our efforts towards rhino protection,’ said CM Sonowal.
Sonowal also said that the newly recruited constables should maintain constant liaison with the higher-ups of the security mechanism of Kaziranga National Park to form a formidable team for the protection of wildlife.
He stated that the government has devised a well laid-out mechanism for their training, using latest technology to the appointees for their capacity building. In addition to that, in recognition to their duty towards rhino protection, the constables from the Special Rhino Protection Force would also be given awards.