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Assam govt changes name of Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Renamed Orang National Park, says Assam Cabinet

Govt: Demand from Adivasis and tea tribe community

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Assam govt changes name of Rajiv Gandhi national park

The state govt said that the decision to change the name to Orang National Park was taken after demands from the Adivasi and tea tribe community

The Assam government on Wednesday decided to rename Rajiv Gandhi National Park, which is also a Tiger reserve, as Orang National Park.

The state govt said that the decision was taken after demands from the Adivasi and tea tribe community.

Covering an area of about 80 sq km, it was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1985, and a national park in 1999.

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Located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Darrang and Sonitpur districts, the national park is known for wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Rhinos, Pgmy Hog, and wild elephants.

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