BISWANATH CHARIALI, April 30 - The people of Dullungmukh, Nagabil, Helem Sapori, Sirajuli, Uttar Karibil, Karibil Kochari, Karibil Nepali and Bheluadanga under Helem Revenue Circle in Biswanath district have demanded preservation of the Singlijan Reserve Forest to save its flora and fauna.
The Singlijan Reserve Forest, which is located in the northern part along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, have been encroached by a section of people causing major concern. What is more alarming is that valuable trees have been destroyed.
The encroachers have already planted rubber plants and mustard cultivation in a huge stretch of land. This Singlijan Reserve Forest is home to wild elephants.
Worried over the situation, local people have submitted a memorandum to the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (T), Upper Assam Zone, Guwahati seeking his intervention in this regard.
Recently, the Range Officer of Borgang Range visited inside the Singlijan Reserve Forest along with forest guards and local police to take stock of the situation.
They found that valuable trees were chopped off inside the forest at Dullungmukh area. Such anti-social activities took place very recently during the lockdown period.
The petitioners of the surrounding villages have demanded immediate action against the encroachers for the sake of the wild animals in the forest.