July 4: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will now seek the help of IIT Guwahati to conduct a study into the perennial problem of waterlogging in the city.

GUWAHATI, June 25 – Plans are afoot to cage the Bahini, Bharalu and Mora Bharalu rivers with 12-foot-high iron fences on both their banks so as to save them from being used as dustbins and thus to

Protecting Guwahati

Three of Northeast India's most important ecosystems - Rudrasagar Lake in Tripura, Deepor Beel in Assam and Loktak Lake in Manipur - face serious threats from encroachment and pollution and urgent steps must be taken to conserve them, environmentalists say."Though all the three lakes are categorised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, the government has done little


Deepar beel is one of the largest and most important riverine wetland in Assam's Brahmaputra valley. It is Located between Latitude: 26° 05' 'North to 26° 11’ North and Longitude: 91º 35’ East to 91º 43’ East. Deepar beel covers an area of 40.14 sq km and varies in depth from approx.

GUWAHATI, April 27

Even after imposition of ban by district administration, earth cutting in and around Deepor Beel is continuing unabated by a section of local traders.

It has been observed that some so-called traders are cutting the soil in the western part of the beel by excavators and supplying it by trucks to the nearby places.


In a joint endeavour to save the elephant