Hailakandi district administration has put a ban on polythene bags.

The agricultural land is shrinking at a rapid pace across Assam.

GUWAHATI: There are 731 brick kilns across the State. According to the Pollution Control Board (PCB), Assam till December 2012, 193 out of the 731 brick kilns were operating illegally and flouting environmental regulations.

According to PCB sources, the 193 brick kilns which have been set up illegally are flouting the guidelines mentioned in the Air (Pollution Control and Prevention) Act, 1981.

GUWAHATI: At a time when the Assam government is giving importance to preserve agricultural land and increase agriculture productivity, large-scale conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes in the State has become a matter of serious concern.

Large-scale conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes in the State is being done without assessing the impact of such a move on the environment, especially water bodies, agriculture, rural employment, etc.

Guwahati: More than 10,000 people have been affected in the first wave of flood in Assam with almost all major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, maintaining a rising trend as the monsoon hit the state as well as adjoining areas.

The first wave of flood had so far affected the five districts of North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang, Sonitpur and Hailakandi. Over 7,000 population had been affected in North Lakhimpur district, while 1500 families had been affected in Dhemaji district.

GUWAHATI: Belying the Congress Government

Hailakandi DFO under political fire for action
SILCHAR: Hailakandi district in the extreme south of Assam bordering Mizoram and Tripura was once known for its

GUWAHATI, Despite a slew of schemes launched by the Assam Government to improve the health sector in the State, the maternal mortality rate continues to show an upward trend as per official records. In Assam, according to a scheme launched by the State Government on nutrition, every pregnant woman who gets herself registered in a health centre gets a monetary assistance of Rs 1,000 for taking n


Silchar, Nov.