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English NewsAssam govt. to declare Garbhanga Reserve Forest as Wildlife Sanctuary

The Garbhanga reserve forest in Assam which borders the neighboring state Meghalaya is likely to be declared a wildlife sanctuary soon. If notified, the Garbhanga reserve forest would become the 25th wildlife sanctuary in the state. A notification issued by the Assam government said, “In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 18(1), (2) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended up-to-date, the governor of Assam is pleased to declare its intention to constitute the land described in the Schedules annex hereto as Garbhanga Wildlife Sanctuary.” A total of 117 square kilometres of land area in Rani and Garbhanga reserve forest is likely to be notified as a wildlife sanctuary following the settlement of rights. The governor of Assam has also appointed the deputy commissioner of KamrupMetro district as collector under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 under Section 18(B) of the Wildlife (Protection), Act, 1972 to inquire into and determine the existence, nature and extent of rights of any person in or over the land comprised within the limits described. Garbhanga is a reserve forest situated in Assam Meghalaya hilly train border near Guwahati at an 16km distance from the road head one of the famous heritage tourist spot “Basista Temple”. On another side, it is the one and only trekking spot around Guwahati. It’s a 32km (10hours) round trek which is the toughest for the fresher’s trekker in the wilderness. There is a small waterfall but full of natural beauty on the way to Garbhanga is the one of attractions point. We “Global Adventure Association” has been conducting many trekking cum jungle trials to the forest Garbhanga.

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