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Wednesday, 13-December-2017

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WORLD’S FIRST IN-SITU WILD SILK WORM SANCTUARY

2 weeks ago
Northeast India, more particularly Assam, produces one of the finest and most expensive silks in the world. Produced by the semi-domesticated silkworm Antheraea assamensis, which is only found in the Brahmaputra Valley, this silk is called Muga(meaning “yellow” or “amber” in Assamese) –  and is often called golden silk. The production of golden silk in Assam dates back to 321 BC and is an inextricable part of the life and culture of Assam. Unfortunately, silkworms are highly sensitive to climatic conditions since they are grown outdoors. Recently unpredictable rainfall patterns, a rise in tempe...
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BREAKFAST WITH NAGALAND CM!

2 weeks ago
In an attempt to deliberate on issues constantly raised by youths on social media and to allow youngsters to share information, opinions and ideas, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has started a unique initiative ‘breakfast with CM’ during which he would interact with young entrepreneurs and students over breakfast. According to the Chief Minister’s Office, the objective of the initiative is to strengthen the government-citizen relationship. On the first day of the initiative, Zeliang interacted with eleven young bloggers for over three hours at his official residence. These young blogger...
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$262.40MN WORLD BANK LOAN FOR ASSAM AGRI PROJECT

2 weeks ago
The project aims at adding value and improving resilience of selected agriculture value chains. The project would focus on smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in targeted districts of Assam. The project period is seven years up to 2024. According to the project agreement, farmers and entrepreneurs in Assam will be benefitted by APART through increased price premium of commodities sold, improved market access due to higher share of selected commodities sold through new marketing channels, and higher number of farmers adopting climate resilient agricultural technologies.  The project will be implemented in 16 di...
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MOUS WITH SINGAPORE FOR SKILLING YOUTH AND GREENING GUWAHATI

2 weeks ago
Assam government has signed two MoUs with Singapore entities for skilling youths of Assam and beautification of Guwahati. While the MoU for setting up the North East Skill City in Guwahati was signed between Skill, Employment and  Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Assam and ITE Education Service, Singapore; the MoU for Guwahati city greening was inked between the Guwahati  Metropolitan  Development  Authority and Singapore Corporation Enterprise.  Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Government of Assam aims to create a workforce empowered with upgraded skills, knowled...
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NORTH EASTERN COUNCIL TO BE REORIENTED

2 weeks ago
North Eastern Council (NEC) will be reoriented and developed as a state-of-the-art resource centre for the North Eastern States with necessary resources, knowledge and skill to execute the innovative and strategic vision for the region, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh has said. The Shillong-headquartered North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The council was constituted in 1971 by an Act o...
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MAJULI ON CYCLES

2 weeks ago
Majuli, the biggest inhabited river island, is all set for a different tourism experience as Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched an ambitious sustainable tourism project christened ‘Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project’ which is aimed at not only encouraging a carbon free tourism experience in the world’s largest river island but also creating an environment protocol for tourism industry in the island. As part of the project, Chief Minister Sonowal launched modern orange cycles tours resembling the colour of the magnificent sun set in the island to add a new dimension to carbon fre...
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FROM ASSAM TO SINGAPORE

2 weeks ago
Sonowal requested this to the Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister while holding a discussion with a delegation of Singapore Government in Guwahati. Stating that better connectivity between Assam and Singapore would lead to higher tourist footfall in both the destinations, the Chief Minister stressed that the move would augur well with trade & commerce as well. Sonowal also mentioned that improved air connectivity with Singapore would provide greater scope to Assam in showcasing its potential amongst the South East Asian countries. “We have launched our tourism policy which offers many incentives for entrepreneuri...
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PROMOTING NE PRODUCTS IN MYANMAR AND BANGLADESH

4 weeks ago
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an apex organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has taken up an ambitious programme for the promotion of products of Northeast in Bangladesh and Myanmar. The programme would begin from November. APEDA is mandated with the responsibility for promotion and development of the export of various agro products. APEDA’s export baskets include fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, pickles, chutneys, guar gum, poultry, meat and dairy products, confectionery, cut f...
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INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER TO PROMOTE BAMBOO

4 weeks ago
Tripura’s Industries and Commerce Minister Tapan Chakraborty inaugurated a bamboo based industrial cluster at the Industrial Estate of Kumarghat in the State’s Unakoti district. It is billed as the largest mechanized bamboo stick making industrial cluster in the country.  Built at an estimated cost of Rs 2.67 crore, the project has been implemented by Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) in collaboration with Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC).  Under this project, six work sheds were constructed and a total of 153 machines, including 51 round bamboo sticks machines, have been installed...
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PROMOTING ASSAM AS A FILM DESTINATION

4 weeks ago
In a bid to promote Assam as a destination for shooting films and tourism, Assam Tourism has adopted a policy, announcing a slew of incentives for filmmakers and entrepreneurs willing to set up tourism ventures.  The State cabinet had recently approved the policy. Tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the new policy will be effective from January 1 next year. In the policy, Assam government has announced lavish incentives for experienced filmmakers who make films in English, Hindi and any other foreign language. “Making films in Hindi, English and other foreign languages in Assam locations especially...
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SWISS HELP TO REVISIT MANIPUR’S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

5 weeks ago
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has offered to help Manipur government in revising the State Action Plan on Climate Change which was drafted in 2013. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency that is responsible for the overall coordination of Switzerland’s overseas relief and development activities. SDC is currently working with the different Himalayan States on their respective action plans for climate change.  SDC will provide technical support to the Manipur government in the exercise. It will help in reviewing the Stat...
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GUWAHATI’S FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

5 weeks ago
Cinema lovers of the region are in for a treat with the first ever Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) ever to be held in northeast India was  inaugurated on October 28 at Guwahati by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. A total of 75 films from 35 countries of the world were screened in three screens at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra and one at the Jyoti Chitraban (Film Studio) Society during the six-day  festival. Assam’s Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said that eminent names from India and other parts of the world participated in the festival. “Adoor Gopal...