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Assam Government has notified Dihing Patkai as a National Park which was the last remaining stretches of the Assam Valley tropical wet evergreen forests.
- This notification comes four days after creating 422-sq. km Raimona National Park in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
- Assam now has the third most National Parks (7) in India.
- Madhya Pradesh with 12 national parks maintains the top slot and it is followed by Andaman & Nicobar Islands having 9 national parks.