Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries. CHD among neonates and young children is responsible for the largest proportion of mortality (30–50%) caused by birth defects . Though there is a significantly reducing trend observed in both overall and infant mortality resulting from CHD in developed countries like USA and Europe, CHD contributes 14% among 10.3 million total deaths in India, with 1931 disability adjusted life years (DALYs) per 100,000.

Turning a deaf ear to the district administration’s directives prohibiting the use of polythene bags, sellers and buyers in almost all the market areas in Dibrugarh are still using polythene bags,

Hospital employees in cahoots with scrap dealers making a mockery of biomedical waste handling rules

Solid waste management or the absence of it in Dibrugarh town, considered one of the fastest growing industrial towns of Assam, remains a worrying issue.

There is no formal door to door garbage collection system in the town. Neither are wastes segregated at source. Waste disposed off by people in roadside bins or enclosures are collected in trailers by a few tractors and dumped in the open on the bank of River Brahmaputra at Maijan Road.

Mainly include four-laning of the existing NH-37 from Numaligarh to Dibrugarh in three parts

The Centre has approved road projects worth Rs. 1,932 crore for Assam, which mainly include four-laning of the existing National Highway 37 from Numaligarh to Dibrugarh in three parts. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the four-laning of the Demow-Bogibeel junction section of National Highway-37 under the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE) on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis in build-operate-transfer (BOT) (Annuity) mode of delivery.

Assam has sought financial assistance from the Centre and multilateral funding agency, Asian Development Bank (ADB), for upgrade of sectors like power, tourism and urban development in the state.

A strong request was made by the Assam government to the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the Union ministry of finance, ADB for considering another loan for the power sector so as to enable the state’s power department to strengthen the distribution network across the state.

GUWAHATI: The first State review of the ongoing externally-aided projects in Assam took place today at the NEDFi House in Guwahati.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $2.5 million to the erosion-affected families in Assam to support their livelihood and harness their skills.

DIBRUGARH: The Solid Waste Management Project that was on hold for quiet some time seems all set to start with the state government handing over the land for it to the Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB).

The announcement that the Asian Development Bank would fund the Rs 30 crore-project was made long back. Little progress was made due to the failure of providing land for it.

As against the North Eastern Council’s (NEC) 56 road projects proposals, the Planning Commission has granted ‘in principle’ approval to only 25 projects.