Wetlands seem to be more vulnerable to invasions compared to terrestrial ecosystems. The alien invasive weed, Ludwigia peruviana, invading the wetlands of the Dhansiri catchment and eastern part of Kopili in Assam has threatened the resident biodiversity and has also posed possibilities of spreading to other wetlands of North East India. The present study was conducted to measure the impact of the weed on the biodiversity of this region, to find out the causes for increasing invasiveness and to suggest a suitable management strategy.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs. Union of India & Others dated 24/08/2016. The application was filed against the alleged illegal activities including operation of stone crushers, brick kilns, tea factories and other polluting activities in the No Development Zone that was demarcated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change vide Notification dated 5th July, 1996 around the Numaligarh refinery in Assam.

GOLAGHAT: The paddy fields of Dhansiri subdivision have been parched in recent days due to non-availability of sufficient rainfall.


In what could mark onset of the flood season in Assam, the Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger level at Dibrugarh and likely to rise further during the day.

This was officially stated by the Flood Forecast Monitoring Directorate, functioning under the Flood Management Organisation of Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, that monitors water levels of various Indian rivers

NUMALIGARH, Oct 14: The Dansiri river has been continuously eroding vast areas of Dhodanggaon of Numaligarh for the last few days. At least 300 bighas of land have been submerged in the river. Pashim Dhodang LP school is also on the verge of getting submerged in the river but the local MLA and MP have shown the least signs of bother on the matter.

KHUMTAI, Aug 25 – Erosion in the northern bank of the river Dhansiri in Khumtai area is posing a grave threat to the farming community. The erosion seems to have started from the Haotoleyghat to Purani Kamargaon on the northern most boundary of the NRL plant.

Heavy erosion by the Dhansiri river within Golaghat district under Morongi Revenue Circle, has caused widespread devastation, damaging dwelling houses and properties mainly at Mitha Chapari, Panka areas where 140 families have been affected. The residents of the areas informed that the government and the district administration had done nothing for the protection of the people. Given the circumstances, local people had to erect stone spurs as a measure against erosion by the Dhansiri river.

The farmers of Dhansiri subdivision have been maintaining their families by cultivation of rabi crops. More than 90 per cent people here are mainly dependent on agriculture. The areas of Assam-Nagaland border namely Nowjan, Beelgaon, Urinmghat, Sungajam, Tengani, Da-Pather, Doyang, are cultivating sugar cane, jute, mustard, potatoes, carrot, cauliflowers, onion, chillies, bringals and other green vegetables.

The Panch Jampani Upabhokta Bandh Samiti ( PJUB) has urged the authorities concerned for early completion of Dhansiri Irrigation Project and avail waters to the farmers. In a meeting held under the chairmanship of Sukumar Wary, discussed the mater and urged the irrigation department to take necessary steps. A ten member delegation of Bandh Samiti has approached the irrigation minister, irrigation chief engineer and the local legislator of Udalguri and also the PHE minister of Asom. The committee also urged to look after the cause of cultivators and complete the project.