PMGSY to cover 37 village roads in Khumtai LAC by 2009

A correspondent



The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries continue to wreak havoc in Assam with thousands of people having been rendered homeless.

The flood situation turned grim in central and lower Assam districts but showed signs of improvement in upper Assam where the Brahmaputra has begun to recede.

The state authorities said that over 12 lakh people have been displaced in the state so far. This is the third time since June 1 that Assam has been ravaged by rising rivers. So far, 20 people have died due to the floods.

JORHAT, Sept 5


Heavy erosion by the Dhansiri river within Golaghat district under Morongi Revenue Circle, has caused widespread devastation, damaging dwelling houses and properties mainly at Mitha Chapari, Panka areas where 140 families have been affected. The residents of the areas informed that the government and the district administration had done nothing for the protection of the people. Given the circumstances, local people had to erect stone spurs as a measure against erosion by the Dhansiri river.


At a time when the condition of tea industry in Assam started improving after going through a slump for years, wrong policies of the Government may seriously affect the industry during the peak plucking season.

In yet another incident of suspected poaching at Kaziranga National Park, the carcass of a full-grown rhinoceros was recovered near a water body at Agaratoli range this morning. The horn of the rhino, which is suspected to have died three to four days back, was missing.

About one thousand people of Bokakhat subdivision led by Golaghat district Krisak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has recently submitted a memorandum to the SDO (c) Bokakhat demanding the implementation of NREGA scheme in Bokakhat subdivision immediately as the Government had announced its implementation from the month of April 2008. The Samiti demanded job cards with its full guarantee period.