Make the UNESCO World Heritage Site a plastic-free and pollution-free zone, appeals CM Sarbananda Sonowal during opening ceremony of new tourist season
Guwahati: Kaziranga National Park (KNP), a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Assam, was reopened for the new tourist season on Saturday after its routine closure for the monsoons.
The park was inaugurated by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal during which he appealed all to make the UNESCO World Heritage site a plastic-free and pollution-free zone.
Sonowal added that to increase the tourist footfall in the park, “we must inculcate cleanliness and make sure of animal safety and security”. Also, for the benefit of tourists new pamphlets were launched.
MLA Keshab Mahanta, Atul Bora and state minister of environment and forests Parimal Suklabaidya and MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa were also present during the opening ceremony.
The CM also took a jeep safari. In a tweet, he said, "Saw the majesty of the one-horned rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park. Some glimpses from the Jeep Safari I took this morning inside the park."
During the floods in July this year, Kaziranga National Park was devastated. Several animals including several one-horned rhinos were killed.