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Monday, 22-October-2018

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CLEAN AND GREEN VILLAGE MISSION

a week 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

a week 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

a week 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

7 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

10 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

10 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...
application-for-man-animal-conflicts

APPLICATION FOR MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICTS

14 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

14 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

14 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

14 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’

17 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

19 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...