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The Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhion Sunday made an aerial visit to Kaziranga National Park to take stock of the devastation caused by flood in the National Park.

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On his arrival at Bokakhat, the Governor was received by Parimal Shukla Vaidya, minister of forest, government of Assam and high level officials of the district administration, police and Forest department.

The Governor, accompanied by the forest minister visited the flood affected Kohora range and took stock of the prevailing situation there.

The forest officials briefed the Governor of the situation and the extent of damage caused to the flora and fauna of the park.

The Governor appreciated the department’s work especially of making raised platforms of highland for the shelter of animals. He also added that there was a need to have more such raised highland so that animals during floods can take shelter in these highlands which would greatly help in minimizing death and casualty of the animals.

The Governor also visited a relief camp at Difolu where the flood affected people of the fringe areas of the National Park were sheltering.

He talked with the inmates of the relief camp and assured them of all possible help from the district administration.

He also visited a relief camp at Bokakhat and directed the civil authorities to provide them with gratuitous relief.

He also directed the officials of the health department to provide medical facilities to the inmates of the camp in addition to keep a strict vigil against the possible outbreak of any epidemic.

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