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100kg python rescued in Assam's Udalguri district

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 November 2023, 13:08 IST
100kg python rescued

Udalguri (Assam): The Assam forest staff, with the help of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans, rescued a python in Assam's Udalguri district on Wednesday.

The python was rescued from the Bogamati Deuchunga area near Bhergaon. Later, it was released in the Barnadi forest area.

According to the Assam Forest Department, "The mission of the Department of Environment and Forests, Assam, is to protect and improve the environment, to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the state, to preserve and add new dimensions to the rich heritage of our composite culture, to protect and improve the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife, and to have compassion for living creatures. It also encompasses opening up the forestry sector for income and employment generation among our people while conserving the priceless biodiversity of the state."

Assam, the gateway to North East India, is a realm of aesthetic beauty, adorned with lush green hills, pastures, expansive tea gardens, river plains, and captivating wilderness. It shares its borders with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Meghalaya, and also has an international boundary of 500 km with Bhutan and 200 km with Bangladesh. Spanning an area of over 78,438 sq km.

First published: 15 November 2023, 13:08 IST