KAZIRANGA, Sept 23 - After the completion of the recent eviction drives at Bandardubi, Deosur and Palkhuwa villages near the Kaziranga National Park, the process of handing over the cleared area to the Forest Department has got under way and within a short period of time, the area would be included under the seventh and eighth additions of the Kaziranga National Park, said DFO, Eastern Assam Wildlife Division (Kaziranga), Suvasish Das, while talking to this correspondent today.
DFO Das said that two new forest camps would be set up at Bandardubi and a tongi ghar would be set up at Deosur to monitor the activities of antisocial elements from time to time, adding that patrolling would be intensified in the evicted area for the better protection of the Kaziranga National Park.
Sources said that meetings have already been held at the top level to complete the process of handing over the cleared land to the Kaziranga National Park authority very soon. During the recent eviction drives, about 202 houses were dismantled at Bandardubi and 130 houses at Deosur areas by the Nagaon district administration in accordance with the order of the Gauhati High Court. The order was passed on September last year.