GUWAHATI- As many as 300 timber smugglers and 264 poachers surrendered with Arms at Chirang in in Assam on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. They were active in Manas and Raimona National Parks.
An ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 will be given to all the surrendered persons and further rehabilitation of livelihood under MGNREGA and other schemes will be undertaken for them in due course of time,.”
The state government is giving each of them a rehabilitation package with immediate relief of Rs 50,000 each, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed through a Tweet.
Dawn of new era for wildlife & forest conservation.Thanks to BTC Admin, 264 poachers surrendered at Chirang with arms & animal trophies.They're getting a rehab package with imm relief of ₹50K each. 300 + timber smugglers also surrendered in presence of BTR Chief @PramodBoroBTR pic.twitter.com/pSI2xfNTx0
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 2, 2021
Previously, a total of 57 poachers of the Raimona National Park surrendered on September 22. Each of them were given one-time support of Rs 50,000. Two weaving clusters are said to be set up for the promotion of traditional culture into business near Raimona NP, where the reformed families will be rehabilitated.