Mohan Chandra Malakar heads Rhino Horn Verification Committee

Q.  Assam Government has started verification of rhino horns through the Rhino Horn Verification Committee headed by whom?
- Published on 12 Aug 16

a. Mohan Chandra Sinha
b. Mohan Chandra Sethi
c. Mohan Chandra Malakar
d. Mohan Chandra Karmaker

ANSWER: Mohan Chandra Malakar
Assam Government on 11th August 2016 commenced the verification of rhino horns stored in numerous treasuries since 1980 for which purpose it instituted the Rhino Horn Verification Committee
  • 12 member committee is headed by former Assam State Information Commissioner and ex forest service officer Mohan Chandra Malakar who will verify the genuineness of the horns stored in numerous treasuries
  • Other members of the committee include 4 wildlife experts, two representatives from media- one RTI activist and one forensic scientist and 4 high officials of the State Forest Department
  • According to the directive, committee will assess horns in 12 treasuries of Assam including Golaghat followed by NE states like Nagaon, Guwahati and Tezpur.
  • Rhino horns at Golaghat were of the highest number and almost all are from the Kaziranga National Park

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