Non timber forest products (NTFPs) play significant role in the protection of the livelihood safety net of the forest dwellers of North East India. The present study has the objectives of documenting the traditional knowledge pertaining to the processing of non-timber forest products in the Inner Line Reserve Forest (ILRF) of Cachar district, Assam, India. This forest harbours about 21 commercially important NTFPs, 8 of which are subjected to different traditional processing techniques before marketing to ensure their durability and enhanced resistance to fungal and insect attacks.

The members of four different organizations named Youth Against Social Evils, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Sara Bharat Krishak Sabha and Sara Assam Nirman Shramik Union along with t

A good number of brick kilns have come up in different parts of Assam.

The agricultural land is shrinking at a rapid pace across Assam.

In pursuance of the instructions issued by the group of ministers in its meeting held on July 30 regarding implementation of the National Food Security ordinance following the decision of the Centr

When the whole world joined the chorus to save nature and protect its flora and fauna, Cachar forest division, on the other hand, remained a mute witness to the merciless axing and felling of trees

SILCHAR, May 29: The Centre and the State have released funds for eight mega water projects under the National Rural District Water Project in Cachar.

GUWAHATI: At a time when the Assam government is giving importance to preserve agricultural land and increase agriculture productivity, large-scale conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes in the State has become a matter of serious concern.

Large-scale conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes in the State is being done without assessing the impact of such a move on the environment, especially water bodies, agriculture, rural employment, etc.

SILCHAR: Hundreds of bighas of Agricultural land and large areas of human settlements are being continuously washed away due to erosion of river Barak across Cachar.

- 100KW capacity plant will soon come up on the campus, biogas unit also on the cards.