Govt to hand over Kaziranga National Park to private firm for maintenance
The Central Govt has decided to hand over the Kaziranga National Park to a private firm for maintenance. Along with the park, the government has also decided to hand over other historical monuments of the state to private firms under a scheme called 'Monument Mitra.'
The scheme has been prepared by the Central government for handing over the important monuments and reserved forests/ wildlife sanctuaries etc to private/ public sectro firms fir their maintenance.
The move has drawn sharp reactions from various organisations of the state since Tuesday last.
The Union Tourism Ministry has reportedly planned to hand over world heritage site Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and three Sivasagar based archaeological sites — Rang Ghar, Kareng Ghar and Shiva Dol — to the Jungle Travels India (JTI) group under Central Government’s Adopt a Heritage scheme to maintain them.
The selected heritage sites and buildings were selected on the basis of their annual tourists’ footfalls and visibility, the report said.
File photo of Kaziranga National park and Rang Ghar