Forest department proposes plantation to check elephant menace

GUWAHATI, : Problems galore in the Agriculture Department in the State. Many posts of senior agriculture officers have been lying vacant, and agricultural infrastructure in the State is very poor.

Jorhat, May 20: A mini-Kaziranga is in the making on a sandbar along the Brahmaputra in northwest Jorhat.

A herd of wild buffaloes have been sighted inside Molai Kathonibari, a wooded area 16km from Jorhat town, for the first time.

The area already has a sizeable population of deer, a tigress with two cubs and is frequented by wild elephants.

Jorhat assistant conservator of forests Gunin

- Two drought & waterlogging-resistant varieties to be released in Nov.
Jorhat, May 19: The Tocklai Experimental Station of the Tea Research Association will release two new tea clones during the scheduled World Tea Congress to be held here in November.

- NGO identifies three endangered species in different pockets of Sivasagar district
Jorhat: Seven Look, an NGO, has launched several awareness schemes in Upper Assam to conserve turtles.

Jorhat, The number of people infected with the HIV virus is on the rise in Jorhat. Although the names of AIDS patients are never declared, the number of cases have reached an alarming rate. The Health Department stated that more cases were coming to the light as more and more people were getting their HIV status checked.

Jorhat, April 17: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) and other agencies, including the North East Institute of Science and Technology are conducting microzonation surveys in the Northeast to mitigate the effects of natural disasters.

The Northeast is an earthquake-prone zone, with more than six major earthquakes occurring in the past 100 years and 250 minor tremors felt in the last decade.

Sahpuria, a village on the north west outskirts of the Jorhat town, is all set to bag the title as the first tobacco free village in the entire north eastern region of India. As many as 500 villagers took part in an oath taking ceremony in which they vowed to abjure tobacco and tobacco products.

- More than 200 families take community oath to kick the killer habit
Jorhat, March 21: If the surest way of sticking to a resolution is to get your friends and family involved, then villagers of Shahpuriagaon have gone the whole hog and even tapped their neighbours

Jorhat, March 1: The Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, plans to construct a Northeast regional agricultural complex with state-of-the-art facilities.