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Saturday, 15-December-2018

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TWO NEW TOURIST CIRCUITS FOR ARUNACHAL PRADESH

a week ago
Two tourist circuits have been launched in Arunachal Pradesh as part of the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.   The first circuit will link  Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang from the inter-state border with Assam in Sontipur district to the western end of the state which borders China and Bhutan. The second route connects different towns and wildlife sanctuaries like the Nafra-Seppa-Pappu-Pasa-Pakke Valley-Sangdupota-New Sagalee-Ziro-Yomcha. The Centre had sanctioned the development of Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang project in 2015 for Rs 49.77 crore. Under the sceheme, facilities like accommodation,...
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THIS ASSAM COLLEGE IS PRESERVING INDIGENOUS RICE VARIETIES

a week ago
A college in Assam has walked the extra mile by not only setting up a rice bank to preserve seeds of indigenous varieties that are losing out to new high-yielding varieties but also encouraging farmers to grow them so that they do not become extinct. The Silapathar Science College, located in Dhemaji district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, has so far documented and preserved 251 indigenous varieties through its rice bank. Set up in 1996, the college started to work closely with farmers in the district since 2015 and organised a “Rice Mela” to showcase the indigenous varieties grown in the district.
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GAIL FAST PIPELINE NORTHEAST TO NATIONAL GAS NETWORK

3 weeks ago
State-owned Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has fast-tracked the project that will link the Northeast with the Barauni –Guwahati gas pipeline under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme.  The new initiative is included in the contract for the purchase of 616-km of pipelines totalling Rs 1,100 crore which will start from next month.  The pipeline will connect the upcoming ‘Indradhanush’ gas grid network to the national gas network. Chairman and managing director of GAIL BC Tripathi said in a statement that the award of the tenders supports the ‘Make in India’ efforts of s...
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CM LAUNCHES NORTHEAST’S FIRST TOURIST POLICE

3 weeks ago
Aimed at promoting the untapped tourism opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced the launch of the states tourist police spreading across seven different districts. The concept of tourist police is a first in the northeast and 15th overall in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Khandu expressed his government’s commitment to turn the hill state into a tourist hub and create more employment opportunities for the state’s youth. “Arunachal Pradesh is popular among tourists for its splendid beauty and serene landscapes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vis...
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NEW SCHEMES FOR TEA TRIBES

6 weeks ago
The Assam government has firmed up plans to unveil a slew of schemes for the tea tribes employed in tea gardens across the state.   Speaking at a function in Jorhat, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma revealed that the government would launch a scheme to reduce maternal mortality in the tea garden areas.  He added that budgetary allocation has also been made for addressing malnutrition among pregnant women.  He informed that the government has earmarked Rs. 800 crore for improvement of roads in the tea gardens and from November a minimum corpus of Rs 1 crore would be spent in each garden for road im...
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CLEAN AND GREEN VILLAGE MISSION

9 weeks ago
The Assam government has launched the Clean and Green Village Mission with the twin objectives of promoting conservation of the environment and hygiene.  One village has been selected from every district across the state which takes the total to 33 villages where the project will be implemented.  It is an initiative of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal under MyGov Assam which is an online platform.   The project has been launched at Chakial gaon under Athkhelia gaon panchayat of Golaghat district by brand ambassador of the state forest department Ananda Khataniar. Addressing the gathering, env...
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RUBBER BOARD TO FOCUS ON QUALITY IN TRIPURA

9 weeks ago
The Rubber Board has firmed up plans to produce quality rubber sheets in Tripura to ensure maximum value addition to the product. Deputy Commissioner of the Rubber Board Agartala, Dilip Kumar Das told the media that the new strategy has been planned for the welfare of rubber growers. He added that only 20 per cent scarp rubber was sent outside the state which has increased substantially due to value addition.  Natural rubber production in Tripura has increased from 46,815 MT in the 2014-15 to 65,330 MT in 2017-18 though the area under cultivation has not expanded much during the period. It is estimated that ar...
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FROM IIM-BENGALURU TO FARMING IN SONAPUR

9 weeks ago
Puspadhar Das is an IIM graduate from Bengaluru but he decided to travel along a path which was in sharp contrast to the established norm.  Instead of sitting in a swanky corporate office and drawing a hefty salary, he decided to become a farmer and till his own plot of land at Sonapur near Guwahati.  He was born at Baksa and after completing school in Guwahati, he was admitted in the prestigious St Stephen’s College in University of Delhi with honours in physics.      What did you learn at IIM?  ...
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SPRINGSHED MANAGEMENT

14 weeks ago
As many as hundred spots have been selected across Nagaland for springshed management with the goal to ensure seasonal water security and conservation of spring.  Government departments and private agencies like Rural Development and Land Resources, Tata Trusts, Arghyam, Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), People’s Science Institute (PSI), NEIDA and Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS) have joined hands for the project which will continue for three years.  The agreement for the scheme was inked last year.  Tata Trusts and Arghyam will provide software support...
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR SURRENDERED REBELS

17 weeks 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

17 weeks 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

21 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...