September 18, 2021

Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to restart for tourists from Nov 10

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The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary based in Assam, particularly famous for the dense population of the Great Indian Rhinoceros, will be resuming its services for the tourists both domestic and international starting November 10. The Sanctuary is resuming services after being closed for seven months, said its Ranger, Mukul Tamili on Friday.

Located on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra, in the Morigaon district, right in the vicinity of Guwahati, stretches across 38.5 sq km, was closed for tourists after the Covid-19 induced lockdown and the monsoon season.

Regarding the condition of the Sanctuary, Tamili said, the infrastructure in Pobitra long with the animals, trees, forest camps were severely affected by the flood. He said, with the rising protests against Citizenship Amendment Act in the last part of 2019, the tourists visits during January and February month was almost negligible. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the sanctuary incurred great losses and generated revenue of only 30 lakhs.

Tamuli added that amid May-June, anthrax outbreak lead to the death of 10 buffaloes, which was also a cause of concern. Though, the infrastructure was repaired and the sanctuary was subjected to restoration, for resuming it for tourists.

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