sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 15-August-2018

skill-development-for--surrendered-rebels

SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR SURRENDERED REBELS

a day ago
The Assam government has decided to impart skill development programmes to as many as 18000 surrendered militants with the aim to enhance their employment options.   Assam’s Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patwary said that the Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) has joined hands with Assam Police for the programme that will select surrendered rebels from the entire state.   He added that the government was also planning to set up foreign language learning centers to open up avenues of employment for the unemployed youth.  Militants belonging to different insurg...
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SECOND CARGO TERMINAL FOR LGBI

a day ago
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati will get its second cargo terminal as part of the plan to develop the airport as the regional hub of transportation for the all the states in the Northeast. The enhanced facility will cater to a rise in cargo movement to and from the Northeast which will be linked to the neighbouring countries.   Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra told the media that work on the Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal-II (CUDCT) at the airport would commence soon and the project expected to be completed next year.  The air cargo capacity...
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APPLICATION FOR MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICTS

4 weeks ago
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, has developed an Android application to tackle man-animal conflicts in the country.  Assam has witnessed one of the highest incidences of casualties among all the states in the country in recent years due to being marauded.   A group of students demonstrated the technology at a five-day workshop called “Technology for Rural Development” at the IIT Guwahati.  The equipment which will have a camera will transmit information on the movement of animals which will alert the forest department and the local villages.  The precise location of the anima...
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NAGALAND TO HAVE MORE ROADS

4 weeks ago
An inter-departmental team coBad conditions of roads could soon be over for Nagaland.   Schemes worth Rs 6,441.34 crores have been approved for the border state under special accelerated road development programme in north-east (SARDP-NE). The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has approved the construction of twelve roads in Nagaland under the schemes that include the 25 km stretch of the Chakabama - Zunheboto road in two-lanes, a 20km stretch of the Merangkong-Tamlu-Mon road and 22.558km the Pfutsero-Phek road.  Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was assured by Union Minister of Road, Transport a...
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BIO-REFINERY TO BE SET UP IN ASSAM

4 weeks ago
State-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has inked two agreements with firms in Europe to operate a biorefinery in Assam.    A press release issued by the PSU said that two agreements have been concluded in New Delhi with M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland and M/s Fortum 3 B.V. of Netherland to build and operate the unit at Numaligarh located about 250 kms east of state capital Guwahati.    The biorefinery will produce renewable green fuel-bio-ethanol, chemicals and power from bamboo biomass. The joint venture company, incorporated on June 4, has three partners with major equity holding of 50 per ...
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SEAPLANES FOR ASSAM

4 weeks ago
The Centre has begun the survey for the introduction of seaplanes in Assam after the venture has been launched at different states in the country.   An inter-departmental team consisting of officials from Airport Authority of India (AAI) directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), India Meteorological Department (IMD) and ministry of water resources landed in Majuli for examining the feasibility of connecting the river island with other destinations in the state. A plan that has already been mooted envisages connecting Guwahati with Majuli and Kaziranga with the seaplane.   Seaplanes are expected to boo...
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ARUNACHAL PRADESH TO MAKE AGRICULTURE A ‘PROFITABLE BUSINESS’

7 weeks ago
The Arunachal Pradesh government has firmed up plans to make agriculture a profitable business for farmers, chief minister Pema Khandu has said.   Khandu’s statement came after an agriculture conclave at the state capital Itanagar which saw experts offering suggestions on different aspects of agriculture in the hill state which also has the least population density in the country.  The programme witnessed the participation of 500 BJP Kisan Morcha delegates from across the State and also from Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam. In a press release, the government informed that the state government ...
lemongrass-to-replace-illicit-poppy-cultivation

LEMONGRASS TO REPLACE ILLICIT POPPY CULTIVATION

9 weeks ago
The Assam Rifles, the country’s oldest paramilitary organisation, has begun distributing lemongrass saplings to farmers in Manipur to wean them away from poppy cultivation.   In the past several weeks, Assam Rifles has given lemongrass saplings to villages in Chandel and Tengnoupal districts of the border state.   A press release issued by the organisation said that the location where the programme has been undertaken is one of the most “underdeveloped” regions in Manipur.   The programme comes close on the heels of the state Government’s mission – ‘War Against Dru...
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INDIA’S GATEWAY TO ASEAN LOOK EAST, ACT EAST

10 weeks ago
Connectivity with the ASEAN countries can enhance economic integration in North-Eastern regions, this statement of the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has been welcomed by the students of the north-eastern region in Delhi.  Speaking to Sulabh, Romeo Himar, Convenor of Manipur Tribal forum in Delhi said, “I am glad that prominent people are visiting northeast and want a greater connectivity. This gives us huge hope”. The Vice President was addressing the gathering at the convocation of Tripura University in Agartala. The Governor of Tripura, Prof. Tathagata Roy and other dignitaries were present on...
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GEARING UP TO PROTECT THE ENDANGERED RED PANDA

13 weeks ago
The Arunachal Pradesh government has approved a plan for the conservation of the highly endangered Red Panda.  The border state has the highest population of Red Panda among all the states but their numbers have been dwindling in the past several decades.   It has been listed as “vulnerable” in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of threatened species and it finds mention in the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.  The Red Panda can be found in Himalayan forests of the deciduous and conifer categories mixed with bamboo undergrowth at an altitu...
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TRIBALS SHUN THE PATH OF HUNTING, THANKS TO GANDHIGIRI BY A FOREST OFFICER

14 weeks ago
Weapons have been sharpened; other formalities traditionally being observed for decades before undertaking a `march on foot to the forest’, have neatly been performed. Now, they are ready to venture into the forest with the sharpened weaponry. But they have resolved not to hunt; they are also determined to deter others, if found, from hunting animals in the forest. Meet the `reformed’ tribals of villages, living in the adjoining parts of the Dalma forest range in the Jhargram subdivision of West Midnapore district of West Bengal.  These tribals have vowed to hang up their `boots’ (traditional weapons of hu...
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MEGHALAYA TO PROMOTE LAKADONG TURMERIC

14 weeks ago
The Meghalaya government has launched Mission Lakadong to promote cultivation of the Lakadong turmeric and improve the livelihood of farmers. The five-year-plan is an initiative undertaken by as many as the directorate of horticulture, department of agriculture, community and rural development department, forest department, North Eastern Hill University and Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship. Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is indigenous to Meghalaya which grows in a small region in the West Jaintia Hills district, one of the eleven districts of the border state.  Lakadong turmeric is known for its high curcum...