Incessant rainfall in catchment areas during the last week have led to a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, inundating vast tracts of farmlands and villages in several

GUWAHATI: The Assam Government has announced a special scheme of Rs 10 crore for the development of inland water service and road communication in Dhubri district which recently witnessed one of the worst ferry mishaps in the State.

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, while addressing a press conference here on Sunday, said that Rs 10 crore scheme was part of the Chief Minister’s special programme. “Under the special scheme, ferry services, road communication, ghats and a dispensary in Dhubri district will be developed,” he said.

Producers of oranges in Bhutan have found a lucrative market in Bangladesh and are using the Meghalaya route for exports, leaving Indian traders with inferior varieties Largescale export of Bhutan

Kokrajhar: The Indian Confederation of Indigenous Tribals People (ICITP), North East Zone, expressed serious concern that the Bodoland Territorial Council is no exception to the threats faced by the forests of BTC and Assam, as a result of the ongoing illegal influx from Bangladesh and other neighbors in the State.

The ongoing silent aggression of the infiltrators to the State of Assam by slowly outnumbering and marginalizing the indigenous people of Assam and the local communities in districts like Dhubri

Dhubri, March 21: The North East Craft and Rural Development Organisation, an NGO, has been demanding an alternative road along the Mora Gadadhar river which flows on the northern side of the town.

Dhubri, March 11: An anti-dam seminar was organised today by Sodou Asom Unnayan Parishad at Gouripur Library Auditorium to air its grievances against the construction of Subansiri dam.

To unearth the priorities in Assam to cope with floods effectively, the prime objective of this research study is on assessment of the adaptation measures, structural and non-structural, to floods in three districts of Assam, viz. Dhemaji, Jorhat and Dhubri representing North Bank Plains, Upper Brahmaputra Valley and Lower Brahmaputra Valley, agro-climatic zones respectively. Bottom up approach was adopted to gather the quantitative data from various concerned departments and qualitative data by holding focus group discussions.

Dhubri, Jan.

India has declared itself free from bird flu (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza).

NEW DELHI: The government today announced that the country is free of bird flu disease, but continues to keep a watchful eye on vulnerable areas.