Kevin Pietersen applauds PM Modi as Rhino poaching in Assam drops to lowest

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Thanking for the acknowledgement, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state has launched aggressive programs to curb poaching inspired by the PM.
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Kevin Pietersen applauds PM Modi as Rhino poaching in Assam drops
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Guwahati: England’s cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen on applauded PM Modi-led government as Rhino poaching in Assam dropped to lowest last year.

Pietersen took to Twiiter and wrote, “Bravo, @narendramodi and bravo to all the men and women who sacrifice their lives in protecting the animals in India too. I’ve met lots of them and I respect you immensely!”

Thanking for the acknowledgement, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state has launched aggressive programs to curb poaching inspired by the PM.

“Thanks for the acknowledgment @KP24. Inspired by Our PM @narendramodi  we’ve launched aggressive programs to curb poaching. We’re proud to have burnt & destroyed a stockpile of Rhino horns, largest ever in world,on World Rhino Day to send a stern message to poachers & syndicate,” he tweeted.

Pietersen’s praises came in reply to a tweet from Organiser Weekly, which informed that only one rhino was killed in Kaziranga National Park by poachers in 2021, making it the lowest number in the last 21 years.

Since 2000, at least 190 rhinos were poached, said official records.

As per the statistics rhino poaching in Assam has witnessed a significant drop since 2017 when the total number of poaching incidents was 6. In 2018, though it was 7 rhino poaching cases, it came down to 3 in 2019 and 2 in 2020.

Last year, Assam made history by burning nearly 2,500 rhino horns in one of the largest anti-poaching drives of its kind in Asia. Following Vedic rituals in a public ceremony, the rhino horns were burned in upper Assam’s Bokakhat to mark World Rhino Day.

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