The mid-day meal scheme was launched by the Government to provide nutrition to poor schoolchildren, but unfortunately, the scheme is not being implemented properly due to involvement of some unscru

People of as many as 18 districts of Assam are prone to several water–borne diseases following a fact that arsenic in ground–water of these districts is found beyond permissible limit (0.05 mg/litr

Goalpara, April 5: Along with the state of Assam, the manufacture, storage, sale, transportation, display or the distribution of Guthka and Pan masala, containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients

The Assam government today said it would install solar power fencing to check the increase in straying of elephants from their shrinking habitats into human settlements.

GUWAHATI, Sept 26 – With the let up in the weather condition there has been a slight improvement in the overall flood condition of the State today, said official sources here this evening.

The study involves the determination of some environmentally important physico-chemical parameters of drinking water in the predominantly rural Goalpara district of Assam.

GUWAHATI: Assam has a total land area of 78,438 sq km. Of this, 30.16 lakh hectares are available for agriculture. But Assam’s agricultural land is decreasing gradually. The trend of converting agricultural land to non-agricultural land is responsible for this to a large extent.

It has been noticed that in the past couple of years, businessmen, mostly non-Assamese, have been seeking permission to convert agricultural land to non-agricultural land for setting up industries. In fact, some builders are also constructing apartments on agricultural land.

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with four more deaths in different areas of the State, taking the toll to 35 even as the water levels in many rivers have started receding.

About 10.80 lakh people in the State’s 2,084 villages have been affected in the current floods, and 173 relief camps have been set up. Over 82,000 people have been affected by the current wave of floods in Majuli. The National Disaster Response Force (NDFR) has been continuing rescue and relief operations in the river island. Over one lakh people in the river island have taken shelter on embankments.

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

NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (IANS): Assam has been allocated $2.5 million by a UN body to help improve hygiene in rural areas, stressing on the economic gains that would follow "when people spend less money