- October 24, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Geography
Context – Call to separate Barak Valley from Assam grows louder
- Barak Valley is comprised of three districts namely Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj and is majorly Bengali-dominated.
- The Barak Valley is located in the southern region of the Indian state of Assam.
- The main city of the valley is Silchar.
- The region is named after the Barak river.
- Barail is the only wildlife sanctuary of the Barak valley region.
- The Asian elephant has already vanished from most of the valley.
- There have been continuous demand in Bengali dominated Barak valley for separate statehood and for it being carved out from the Assamese-majority Brahmaputra valley post NRC.
- Barak valley is the most neglected part of Assam in terms of its infrastructure development, tourism sector, educational institutions, hospitals, IT industries, etc which is still lagging behind in comparison to the Assam’s mainland Brahmaputra valley which have access to all of those facilities mentioned above.