Union Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Wednesday announced a fund of Rs 1 crore for the infrastructural development of Kaziranga National Park’s (KNP) tiger reserve area. She also assured 24-hour security arrangements in KNP for protection of wildlife, providing nine speed boats and a battery-powered aircraft.

Natarajan, accompanied by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain and senior wildlife officials, visited the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Wednesday to take stock of the situation there following the recent spate of rhino killings in the park.