Guwahati: The number of tigers in Assam is
increasing and it may become the highest in the country in
future, state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain told the
assembly on Friday.
"Going by pug marks and remote camera sensing device
reports, there are indications that tiger population in
Kaizranga and other wildlife sanctuaries is on the rise,"
The forest minister said that wildlife conservation
efforts had borne fruit and despite incidents of poaching,
the number of endangered species including one-horn rhinoceros
was rising in Kaziranga.
"We have enhanced the ration wages of forest guards
living in the remote beat offices inside wildlife sanctuaries
and provided them latest weapons to combat poachers and
protect the animals", he said.