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90 more jawans recruited to Assam’s rhino protection force

GUWAHATI: Assam government has appointed 90 more jawans in Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) that was raised for better protection of one-horned rhinos in the state against poachers.

 Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal gave away appointment letters to these 90 youths as constables of the SRPF in Assam at a function held at Assam Administrative Staff College here on Wednesday.

These youth will form the crux of Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) that was formed in view of dangers posed by poaching of rhinos with local youth hailing from the fringe areas of the Kaziranga National Park. The force would be exclusively used for Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Manas National Park.

Sonowal said, “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 in adding teeth to our efforts of rhino protection”.

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 wild lives. He said that the government has devised a well laid out mechanism for their training, using latest technology to the appointees for their capacity building. Sonowal also urged them to develop a spirit of discipline, punctuality, dutifulness and commitment to take the protection measure altogether to a great height. He said that in recognition to their duty towards rhino protection, the forces from Special Rhino Protection Force would be given awards.

He also said that the newly raised Special Rhino Protection Force would be a new face of the State government’s efforts towards protection of wild lives in the state especially rhinos.


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