Akhtar has presented empirical evidence for malaria outbreak in Thar desert due to high rainfall associated with the El Ni

A day after a devastating thunderstorm killed four people and damaged up to 500 houses in Assam, the state government Thursday pledged all support to those affected.

At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured in a thunderstorm that lashed several parts of Assam Wednesday, devastating homes and agriculture and uprooting trees, electric and telephone poles, officials said.

GUWAHATI, April 11

Aaranyak, CEE North-East, Institution of Engineers, Assam State Centre, and Regional Centre of Expertise, Guwahati Centre, jointly organised a district-level programme for the eco-clubs of Kamrup (Metro) district recently. The programme was held on Pragjyotish School, Boragaon premises.

The growing risks involved in farming muga, the unique organic silk of Assam, have made many farmers of this precious golden silk, to change over to rubber plantation. This development is particularly discernable in three Lower Assam districts.

Sheer determination and the courage exuded by unemployed local youths has transformed a hillock still frequented by wild animals into a mesmerizing and high-tech orchid garden which has thousands of orchids with high commercial value blooming now.

AZARA, Oct 27

Lack of irrigation facilities and anomalies in distribution of seed and fertilizers might adversely affect the much-hyped hybrid cultivation in the State.

The harvest season of the State that witnessed unfavourable weather conditions to the utter dismay of thousands of farmers got off yesterday with harvesting of hybrid variety of rice here at Pachim Bahabari village in Darrang district.

The coke industries of Hatkhoapara under Azara revenue circle in South Kamrup which are still under operation regardless of the huge public opposition are posing threat to the environment as both the industries Ganesh Met Coke and Balaji Coke are alleged to have flouted certain norms prescribed by the Pollution Control Board, Assam.