News Desk: In a move to intensify surveillance and rein in man-animal conflict by the State Forest Department, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal unveiled a Surveillance Quadcopter (Drone) and an anti-depredation quick response vehicle at a programme held at the conference hall of chief minister’s block in Janata Bhawan here today.
This surveillance drone would be able to narrow-cast any purported movement of the poachers. It would delve a blow to poaching in the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and other reserve forests.
The Forest Department introduces three numbers of Special Surveillance Quadcopter and an Antidepradation Quick Response Vehicle in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the 21st century is the century of information and technology. The Forest Department has been taking several steps to intensify surveillance over the forest cover. CM stated that Assam is the treasure trove of wildlife tourism. Tourists from all over the country come to Assam to cherish unparalleled beauty.
To transform the forest cover of Assam into world-famous tourist destinations, their protection is of paramount importance. He called upon the larger fraternity of the Forest Department to lend its synergistic efforts.
Media Advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, his Legal Advisor Santanu Bharali, Principal Secretary to Environment and Forest Avinash Joshi, PCCF A.M. Singh, and few other senior officers of the Forest Department were present on the occasion.
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