LAKHIMPUR, May 16: Assam




Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed his gratitude to Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for a plethora of new projects and trains her budget has offered to Assam and the NE region.

New Delhi: Highways minister Kamal Nath may have been harping upon exceeding the target of laying 20km of new roads in the country every day but his ministry has been dragging its feet since August 2009 over repairing a bridge in Assam, leaving staterun hydel utility NHPC stranded with vital equipment for a 2,000 mw project.

In order to check poaching of rare animals, officials of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve have procured advanced device to detect traps laid by poachers in the protected forest.

Bringing good news for wildlife enthusiasts concerned over dwindling big cat population in the country, at least 15 tiger cubs have been sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The Lakhimpur district authority has released Rs 31.73 lakh for development of rural roads for Telahi Developmental Block under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) for Assam 2008-09.

A total sum of Rs 192.42 lakh has been released for 12 GPs of Dhakuakhana sub-division by the Lakhimpur deputy commissioner under the NREGA Programme. The fund was released through the DRDA for various rural development works by Jayant Narlikar, DC, Lakhimpur.