NGT raps Assam govt over animal deaths in Kaziranga
Government can organise a rally in a few days, but “takes years to implement our orders,” the National Green Tribunal on Friday said, warning Assam government that its Chief Secretary will be sent to jail if its orders on animal deaths in Kaziranga due to accidents on the highway there are not complied with.
It slammed the state government over the large number of animal deaths in the Kaziranga National Park due to traffic movement on the National Highway-37 that passes through the home of the famous one-horned rhinos. “Why don’t you take steps to save the animals from being killed? Why should you kill the animals unnecessarily? Why haven’t you expedited the fixation of installation of sensor- operated automated traffic barriers? You are not complying with our orders since last one and half years.