GOAL, a leading NGO of Golaghat district, in association with Horticulture dept of Assam Agriculture University (AAU), Jorhat organised several training programmes on banana cultivation at different places on the outskirts of Dergaon.After holding the programmes at Disoi, Danichapori, etc., the programme was organised at Dadhara Doingia gaon, Kakodonga and Handique gaon of Betioni recently.

Fourteen gaon panchayats of the State won the Nirmal Gram Puraskar for the year 2008.

Due to lack of sufficient rainfall, mouzas of northern and eastern parts of Golaghat district like Kakodonga, Missamora, Rongamati, Mohura and Dakhinhengera have remained barren this season.


A fresh case of swine flu (H1N1) has been detected in the State. With this, the number of patients infected by the H1N1 virus has gone up to four. Wife of L Rajkumar Singha, a retired Army personnel who was earlier tested positive for the H1N1 virus, today tested positive for the same virus and is undergoing treatment at the Army Hospital, Basistha, official sources stated.

Several schemes have been adopted by the district administration of Golaghat with the cooperation of the Agriculture Department for the farmers of the drought-affected areas of the district.

The State government has declared 16th districts as drought areas. On the other hand though it had started 2069 schemes of supplying water through irrigation, 500 schemes have not been implemented properly, the farmers allege.


The Indian one-horned rhinoceros which is the pride of India in general and Assam in particular is facing serious threat from the annual floods.