The tiger population in Assam has registered a growth in at least two reserves since the census conducted last year.
Director of Manas National Park H K Sarma informed the media that there were 30 tigers in the park which marked an increase of 16 from the last count. He explained that the Panbari sector which covered about one-third of the park had also been included in the latest census.
Assam has four tiger reserves that includes two World Heritage Sites – Manas National Park and Kaziranga National Park. The latest addition was the Orang National Park on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Sonitpur district.
GUWAHATI: Assam has surpassed the target set for construction of household toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) during the 2016-17 fiscal.
Public Health Engineering (PHE) minister Rihon Daimary said that 10.54 lakh toilets were built in the rural areas of the State during the last fiscal as against a target of 8.50 lakh.
The Central government had allocated a total of Rs 747 crore during the last fiscal and the entire amount was spent, he said, adding that the Stat...
Guwahati: Under Numaligarh Refinery Limited’s CSR program focusing on skill development of beneficiaries, 30 youths from the vicinity of the oil refinery in Assam’s Golaghat district are currently undergoing a 6-month training on Ayurveda Panchakarma at the Santhigiri-NRL Institute of Paramedical Sciences in Guwahati.
The initiative was started keeping in mind the Centre’s policy of appointing trained paramedics at Ayurvedic centres across the country.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to discuss women and child nutrition and animal protection issues.
Vowing to bring country’s nutrition scheme on track in Assam the Union Cabinet Minister and the Chief Minister discussed modalities to strengthen nutritional mechanism of women and children and provide nutritional food sachets in schools and other centres where women and children come and assemble.
ASSAM Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed on developing Batadrava, the birth place of revered saint Srimanta Sankardev, as an ideal place of religious and cultural tourism and he asked the office bearers of Batadrava Than (monastry) to earmark the boundary of the Than and construct boundary walls.
Chairing a meeting of the office bearers of the committee of Batadrava Than in the conference room of the chief minister in Janata Bhawan, chief minister Sonowal said that the birth place of the saint will be developed and placed at the national and international tourist circuit. He also asked the committee to prepare...
In a major initiative towards achieving the target of harnessing the huge potential of the bamboo industry in Assam, the Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government is organizing the first-ever Green Gold Bamboo Summit in Guwahati from April 27.
The summit, to be held under the aegis of Assam Industrial Development Corporation, saw participation of international and national level industry leaders, policy makers and stakeholders, in addition to local entrepreneurs and artisans. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary will delineate the state government’s plans vis-à-vis the ...
Tea has a long trajectory of development in Assam ever since it was discovered by Robert Bruce in the state in 1823. Now Assam is the largest tea producing state in the country contributing about 55 per cent of the total production. Besides the large estates, the contribution of the small tea growers in the state has been no less significant.
Tea is the largest agro-based industry in Assam. Last year, small tea growers from the state exported around 13000 kilograms of tea to Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia which consisted of both the black and green varieties. Clearly, the graph has been ...
Shifting or Jhum cultivation has led to the reduction of the green cover in different regions of the northeast and it is still practiced by tribal communities. But Hnahlan village in Mizoram has charted a different path – not only has it given up on the archaic agricultural practice but has now plunged headlong into cultivation of grapes for a livelihood.
Located near the Indo-Myanmar border in Champhai district, more than 70 per cent of the residents in Hnahlan are engaged in grape cultivation. It is a small village with about 560 families, and around ...
In spite of the inclement weather, the first ever Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam drew huge crowds in a majority of the destinations across the state where it was organised.
The five-day event, which was held between March 31 and April 4 hosted a slew of programmes portraying Assam’s rich cultural diversity and the importance of the mighty river in the everyday life of the state’s inhabitants.
The festival took off with an opening ceremony at the riverfront o...
In a major boost to connectivity in this frontier state, the Railways has started the final location survey to connect the towns of Tawang, Aalo and Pasighat with a broad gauge (BG) line.
The three new BG railway lines to Tawang via Bhalukpong (Assam-Arunachal border), Aalo via North Lakhimpur (Assam) and Pasighat via Murkongselek (Assam) will not only boost the economic scenario of the state, but also improve the security apparatus and provide employment opportunities to the youth.
Assam’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) Department has revived a British era river route, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra river.
The ferry service between Dhansiri Ghat in Golaghat district (south bank) and Gomari Ghat in Sonitpur district (north bank) resumed on April 2 as part of the mega Namami Brahmaputra festival.
The 35-km river route, which was once a vital link between the north and the south banks, had lost its relevance after the construction of...
ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has tied up with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (ESSL), a Guwahati based company, to launch energy efficient LED bulbs and LED tube lights at subsidised rates under UJALA Yojana scheme of the Central Government.
Lohit became the first district in Arunachal to launch the scheme.Under the scheme, 9W LED Bulbs and 20W LED tube lights will now cost Rs 70 and Rs 230 respectively, a marked reduction from the current market prices.