Better late than never. After a long delay, Assam is poised to make rapid strides in freshwater prawn cultivation. Pilot projects in the state have dispelled doubts over the feasibility of fresh water prawn farming in this region.

According to sources in the Fisheries Department, fresh water prawn will be available in the state very soon.

GUWAHATI, March 31

Two labourers were killed and another seriously injured in a landslide in Kamrup (Rural) district today, police said.

The three labourers were engaged in earth cutting at Garurachal Hills near Poa Mecca Dargah in Hajo town of the district when the landslide took place and the two labourers were crushed to death and another critically injured.

The dead labourers were identified as Ajit Bezbar

Huge economic productivity of an uncared-for resource-rich area bordering Meghalaya is going to waste. Despite being a hub of horticultural crops like banana, orange, pineapple hill-grown edible roots, Ukium about 40 km from Chhaygaon, is yet to make strides in development. This is attributable to the alleged injustice on the part of Government of this remote area.

Drawing the attention of the State Government to the devastations caused by recurring dam-induced flash floods in the Kapili river, leader of the Opposition Prafulla Mahanta while moving a call attention motion in the Assembly said that the districts of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kamrup were bearing the brunt of the floods with no

intervention forthcoming from the Government towards checking the flo


Guwahati:A unique episode of common villagers contributing to conservation of a highly endangered bird species has been unfolding in Dadara area in Kamrup district of Assam, about 30 kilometers away from Guwahati city.



MIRZA, May 30