A district level health society meet on Malaria was held under the presidentship of KK Kalita, principal secretary of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council who is also the chairman of the district health society in his chamber today. This was stated in a press release.

Bolu Nayak doesn't have to buy food for his family anymore. Wild elephants have stopped destroying this poor farmer's land in Lungsung village in Assam's Nagaon district. Crop in his 2.2 hectares are safe, thanks to conservationist Shimanta Kumar Goswami and the


Bamboo farmers and self-help groups from Karbi Anglong and other districts of Asom attended a training programme on bamboo cultivation and management held at the Deovan-based Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI) near Sotai on Monday.

Picture of the elephant which was stuck in a swampy pit at Daldoli in Assam's Karbi Anglong district for five days. The animal died on Sunday. Picture of the elephant which was stuck in a swampy pit at Daldoli in Assam's Karbi Anglong district for five days. The animal died on Sunday.

The economy of Karbi Anglong is basically agrarian and hence the economic development of the district is dependent on agro-based activities. The Animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development programmes come next to the agriculture. This provides alternative occupation to the jhumia families and farmers. The cooperative movement which started in Gujarat with AMUL as a flagship scheme has now spread to almost 200 districts including Karbi Anglong.

The ambitious National Food Security Mission (NFSM) scheme has taken off in Karbi Anglong. As a part of its first experience, transplanting of rice under the NFSM scheme has been started in several areas in the district. Especially 10 hectare of paddy field of Langparpan and Borjan areas have been absorbed under the ambitious scheme for the first phase. Dr M Angamuthu, deputy commissioner, Karbi Anglong and chairman of the NFSM revealed launching the scheme that the Karbi Anglong hill district received Rs 65 lakh for the implementation of the project.

The ongoing implementation of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in the State is expected to result in substantial increase in the area of summer paddy, and consequently, greater production.

The Assam Police today arrested three suspected wildlife poachers involved in illegal trade in wildlife organs from a hotel in Diphu, the district headquarters town of Karbi Anglong hill district, and recovered five pieces of ivory from their possession. Karbi Anglong additional superintendent of police (ASP) N.N. Goswami, who led the operation, informed that acting on a tip-off that traders in wildlife organs were camping in Diphu looking for buyers, the police set up decoys as buyers to track them.

Three poachers and wildlife traders were arrested and five ivory pieces recovered from them in Karbi Anglong district today as the State scrambled to save its prized and highly-endangered one-horned rhinos from poachers. Police said the poachers, involved in poaching as well as illegal wildlife trade, were nabbed from a hotel at Diphu. They have been identified as Khamkhan Soum and Gopu Paite, both from Karbi Anglong, and Nur Islam, from Nagaon district. Five ivory pieces were recovered from them, but it was yet to be weighed, police said.