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

Bird flu, also know as avian influenza, is a flu that affects birds. The virus that causes the bird infection can mutate to affect humans.

Guwahati: Over 15000 birds were culled in Assam’s Dhubri district following the detection of avian influenza in Agomoni area of the district.

Rapid Response Teams had culled the birds in 14 villages of Agomoni area after the avian flu virus was confirmed about a fortnight back, state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department sources said here.

Guwahati: The animal husbandry and veterinary department in Assam has ordered the culling of wild and domestic birds to stop the spread of avian flu in Dhubri district.

The scheme for Extending Green Revolution to Eastern India was introduced under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in 2010-11. It was aimed at increasing agricultural production through use of new seeds and advanced agricultural technologies. Assam was included under the scheme in the later part of the 2010-11 fiscal. Rs 17.50 crore was allotted to Assam under this scheme, said sources in the Agriculture Department.

Guwahati, Aug.

GUWAHATI, July 29 – The number of people who have died of encephalitis in the State has shot up to 147. Of them, 44 died of confirmed Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

GUWAHATI, July 27 – The Census of India-2011 Provisional Population Totals (Rural-Urban Distribution Assam) which was released on Monday has recorded a decadal urbanisation growth of 27.61, which i

Dhubri erosion displaces hundreds - Concrete roads proposed for island; erosion threatens NH31
About a hundred families of Ward 3, located along the bank of the Brahmaputra, have been displaced here since last night.

Unabated erosion by the Gangadhar also engulfed huge areas near National Highway 31 near Beer Chilarai bridge, about 40km from this town.

As a result, hundreds of families have

Migratory birds visiting this region in winter fall prey to poachers because of the lack of conservation measures to protect the habitats of the feathered guests.

A local NGO, working for preservation and protection of birds