The Asian Development Bank has embarked upon an ambitious plan to work out long-term strategy with the help of international experts to control the perennial problem of flood in Assam. The Bank which will fund and execute project, has identified four vulnerable areas of the state for its first-phase of work. These are Palas bari in Kamrup district, Kaziranga, Dibrugarh town and Matmora in worst flood-hit Dhemaji district.




The textile mill, run by the Assam Polyster Co-operative Society Limited (APOL) is situated at Rangia, Kamrup district of Assam and has an installed capacity of 8000 m cloth production per day from viscose, polyester and acrylic fibers. The mill releases its effluents into the agricultural land in the western side of the mill. This study has been undertaken to assess the impact of the textile mill on soil and heavy metals and of drinking water in the close vicinity of the mill.

Every year the Brahmaputra and its tributaries bring death and destruction to Assam. Yet, there is no long-term plan to tackle floods in the State.

Now with its major thrust on harnessing wind, solar, and nuclear power in addition to petroleum so as to get itself converted into an energy company, the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) on Wednesday launched its solar lamps for the first time in the North East here at Santipur village.