True Heros of Udalguri
We would like to introduce you to 3 new members
of Nature & Wildlife Association
Dibakar Nayak from Orangajuli Tea Estate
Ankit Tanti (on the left) from Orangajuli Tea Estate
Mithu Sarkar from no.1 Garuajhar village
For 10 years, these guys from local villages work on their own to help villagers in Udalguri’s area
north of Paneri. This small area of around 100 square kilometres along the Bhutan border has the
highest human casualty rate per sqkm in the world.At least 21 people have been killed in this area
in 2018 and many more got injured.
Whenever there are casualties, Dibakar, Tanti and Mithu will go to the scene, help collecting
information, assist with the recovery of the bodies and arrange for coordination with the Police
and Forest Department. Later they will help to file compensation claims for the victims, arrange
for a postmortem and all necessary paperwork. They also collect small donations and food items
from local businesses to give to the affected families and even use some of their own money.
They are true Heros and NWA is very honoured to have them on the team and provide support to them.