PM Modi Lauds People of Assam for Rhino Conservation Efforts in State

On January 1, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that no rhino poaching incident took place in the year 2022 across Assam.
PM Modi lauds people of Assam for rhino conservation efforts in state
PM Modi lauds people of Assam for rhino conservation efforts in state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi complimented the people of Assam for the efforts toward rhino conservation in the state after zero poaching incidents were reported in 2022. 

Sharing a tweet by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Prime Minister tweeted, “This is great news! Compliments to the people of Assam, who have shown the way and been proactive in their efforts to protect the rhinos.”

On January 1, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that no rhino poaching incident took place in the year 2022 across Assam.

Poaching of Rhinos was rampant in the past, which has now come down drastically due to stringent surveillance and other elevated security arrangements being put in by the authorities.

To give a clear message to poachers that Rhino horns don't attach any medicinal or monetary value, the Assam government publicly burnt a stockpile of 2,479 horns in September.

"The use of rhinos' horns for medicinal purposes is a myth," Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had then said.

Informing the same, CM Sarma had tweeted, “Zero Poaching! 2022 was really special for our rhino conservation efforts. Not a single rhino being poached in 2022 & just 2 in 2021, the gentle giant is now much safer in Assam. Kudos to @assamforest dept & @assampolice for their sincere efforts to protect the iconic animal.”

PM Modi lauds people of Assam for rhino conservation efforts in state
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