DIBRUGARH, Dec 23 - A joint meeting of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district administrations was held at the conference hall of the office of the DC here yesterday after the State Government issued a preliminary notification to constitute Dehing Patkai National Park comprising Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and Joypur Reserve Forest, which falls under Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
It may be noted that the State government has appointed both the Deputy Commissioners to act as collectors under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 to inquire into and determine the existence, nature and extent of rights of any person in or over any and within the determined limits for constituting the said National Park for their respective districts.
The meeting decided to conduct a joint survey by respective circle offices and Forest department and mark trees so that people can get an idea about the boundaries described in the scheduled area for the proposed national park. The meeting also decided to issue a proclamation for claims and objections, if any and publicize it from district to village level and also along the bordering areas of the national park.
The meeting was attended by Dibrugarh DC (i/c) PP Bairagi, Tinsukia Deputy Commissioner Diganta Saikia, and ADCs Rajib Thapa, Pankaj Nagbanshi, and other civil officials and DFOs of Digboi and Dibrugarh, among others.