The Secretary of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Sakuntala Gamlin accompanied by the departments’s Joint Secretary Dolly Chakrabarty and Pasighat wildlife officials visited Sibiyamukh portion of Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday.
Gamlin was happy to witness the intrinsic beauty of the grassland and surrounding water bodies of the sanctuary. She also noticed river Dolphins, birds and wild animals there.
“Development of eco-tourism in the sanctuary may attract foreign tourists and nature lovers besides enhance rural economy of the local people”, Gamlin opined.
The team during the visit was guided by Pasighat DFO Tasang Taga and other wildlife officials.
Gamlin, the former Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh and wife of former Arunachal Chief Minister late Jarbom Gamlin, was delighted over the natural beauty and flora and fauna of the rivers islands in Daying Ering sanctuary.
She observed rich eco-tourism and adventure tourism potentialities. She asked the local people to conserve the natural resources of the sanctuary for their future.
Located at about 15 km South-east from oldest Arunachal town Pasighat, the sanctuary is considered a key factor for restoring ecological balance in the region, besides providing safety to the animals of Poba Reserve Forest in bordering Assam.
Covering an area of 190 sq km the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary erstwhile known as Lali Wildlife Sanctuary, is now named after the former Arunachal Pradesh MP cum social reformer late Daying Ering in October, 1986.