Kaziranga becomes India’s first national park to be equipped with BSNL satellite phones

Officials from Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have been given satellite phones to facilitate coordinated operations and prevent poaching.

According to sources, Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua handed out 10 satellite phones to Kaziranga National Park forest workers on Wednesday.

The 10 satellite phones for the National Park were purchased for an estimated cost of 16 lakh by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). The service provider will be BSNL, and the park officials will be responsible for the monthly costs.

On May 27, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and attended by Minister for Environment and Forest Parimal Suklaibaidya, ministers Keshab Mahanta and Atul Bora, the director of Kaziranga National Park, deputy commissioners of adjoining districts, and other senior forest department officials took place at the Kaziranga National Park.