Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patwary has said more than a 100 new ghats will be built in the State and night navigation and ro-ro services will be introduced shortly.
“We are shortly starting night navigation. We are also bringing in five ro-ro ships besides other new vessels. Around a 100 new ghats will also come up,” he said.
Ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and r...
close on the heels of Mawlynnong in Meghalaya which was declared the cleanest village in Asia by Discover India magazine in 2003 is another small settlement in Assam’s hill district of Karbi Anglong which has made rapid strides in this direction.
Located about 70 kms east of Guwahati is Sikdamakha in Hamren subdivision, which was bestowed the title of “cleanest village” in Karbi Anglong (West) district by the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).
Among the well known NGOs in the Northeast is Aaranyak that has rendered yeoman-service in wildlife and habitat conservation. From a humble beginning in Guwahati in 1989, the organisation has spread its wings far and wide and currently has twenty five ongoing research and conservation projects in the Northeast.
Aaranyak shot to fame within a few months of its foundation after it filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Gauhati High Court challenging the decision of the Assam Government to lease out fisheries inside Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary which was the abode of the endangered White Winged Wood Duck. The government had to withdraw t...
monalisa gogoi / guwahati
Come to Jonbeel Mela in middle Assam. Come to gaiety, singing and dancing, and come to community fishing. But please don’t come with money if you wish to get anything homemade or grown naturally, otherwise the Gova ‘king’ will punish you!
This is perhaps the country’s only cashless fair, where for three days and nights, money has no value, currency is totally banned and demonetisation has no effect. The simple tribal people do not care for change of currency bills like Rs 2,000 or of Rs 500.