Barpeta district administration organised a health mela on the Pashehim Paka Azad Memorial High School premises in Bhaktardaba from April 6 to 8 last. The mela was recently inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture Pramila Rani Brahma. In her inaugural speech, Brahma stated that the present government in the State led by Tarun Gogoi has taken special care for the healthcare of the backward areas of the State and it has taken keen interest to provide this essential service at the cheapest rate as well as to make them aware of the healthcare.

There was a time when the entire Barpeta district was a reservoir of fishes like kawai, magur, rou, barali, etc. All the beels, wastelands and parts of Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing through the district, were the natural habitat of these fishes. People of Barpeta have a history of consumption of fish. As the production was abundant surpassing the local demand it could have been exported to other parts of the State.

Every year the Brahmaputra and its tributaries bring death and destruction to Assam. Yet, there is no long-term plan to tackle floods in the State.