The PWD in Majuli is planning to construct concrete roads on the island and plant vetiver grass along them to check the perennial problem of flood and erosion.

Vetiver grass, which is native to India and whose roots grow much deeper than the normal grass, is famous for its soil-binding nature.

The PWD (rural) executive engineer, Jorhat division, Jayanta Medhi, said this during a discussion a

NEW DELHI, July 17

Jorhat, July 3: Tea gardens in Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Jorhat districts may soon turn to rainwater harvesting in response to change in climate and have sought help from IIT Guwahati.

The chairman of the North Eastern Tea Association (NETA), Bidyananda Barkakoty, said a primary study carried out by IIT Guwahati on the impact of climate change on the water resources of the Brahmaputra basin h

Artificial floods in Jorhat district have threatened the existence of a tea estate with the garden authorities today appealing to the district administration to bail it out of the crisis.

More than 50 per cent of the 174 hectares of Haru-charai tea estate, 16km from here, has been inundated by floodwaters for the last few days.

Jorhat, June 27: The Majuli island administration will get a big boat (locally called ferry), which will be put to service during floods and will be run as a passenger boat between Majuli and Jorhat at other times.

Majuli sub-divisional officer (civil) Krishna Baruah told this correspondent that the inland water department (IWT) ferry, which will be able to carry about 150 passengers and goods,

JORHAT: Floods have again caused havoc in north-west Jorhat as the Sholmora Nahatiya embankment along the southern bank of the Bhogdoi river was washed away at two places this morning. The embankment was broken near the Sholmora Bridge and at Nahatiya area.

The river water entering through the broken parts of the embankment flooded as many as 12 neighbouring villages of Sholmora area.

The flood water of the river Bhogdoi washed away the Sholmora Nahatiya embankment along the southern bank of the river situated in North West Jorhat at two places today around 11-45 am.

The CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology here will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Agricultural Research Development Agency (Arda), Thailand, to carry out joint research for development of the northeastern region.

Arda is Thailand

The Assam forest department is likely to revive a project where saplings will be distributed to parents of children born in government hospitals in a bid to increase the green cover in the state.

The unique project launched in Jorhat district had to be withdrawn only four years after it was launched in 1997, because of lack of interest from subsequent forest officials.

Dubbed one of the most

Demanding permanent solution of the problem of artificial flood in Jorhat town Asam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad of Bhogdoi unit conducted a road blockade programme on NH-37 near Bhogdoi bridge here today.

They also shouted slogans and submitted a memorandum to Jorhat Deputy Commissioner.

Last week, the citizens of Jorhat had to suffer a lot due to the flash flood.