Floodwaters in the plains belt of Garo hills in western Meghalaya have gradually receded but not without leaving a devastating impact on agriculture, the mainstay of the inhabitants of the area.

Indian Air Force, Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are being engaged in relief and rescue work

The flood situation remained grim in the State on Monday with more new areas submerged across 16 districts, including some parts of Guwahati city, marooning nearly 14 lakh people in the State. A total of 1,972 villages had come under floodwaters, official sources said. The government has opened 169 relief camps for the marooned, the sources said, adding that over 2.31 lakh people were staying in these relief camps.

GUWAHATI: Assam has a total land area of 78,438 sq km. Of this, 30.16 lakh hectares are available for agriculture. But Assam’s agricultural land is decreasing gradually. The trend of converting agricultural land to non-agricultural land is responsible for this to a large extent.

It has been noticed that in the past couple of years, businessmen, mostly non-Assamese, have been seeking permission to convert agricultural land to non-agricultural land for setting up industries. In fact, some builders are also constructing apartments on agricultural land.

Baleswar (Nalbari), July 19: A char island can boast of an interrupted supply of electricity, something which few cities or towns in the mainland can do.

Nalbari: There are no electric poles on the tiny island village of Baleswar in Assam’s Nalbari district of Assam. Even then, you can see people using fans and lights, charging their cell phones and even operating computers! All thanks to solar power.

Setting an eco-friendly trend, the villagers of Baleswar, like in many other nearby island-villages, are using solar panels to harness solar energy, which in turn helps them run their electrical equipments.

Shillong, July 9: In the wake of the assault on RTI activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi, the National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) today demanded a st

Guwahati: Assam’s flood situation deteriorated on Sunday as incessant rains breached embankments inundating several villages, vast tracts of cropland and affecting nearly two lakh people.

The current deluge has so far claimed eight lives in the state and nearly two lakh people have been affected, official sources said. Altogether 14 districts have been affected by the floods. The districts are Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Barpeta, Kamrup (Rural), Baksa, Sonitpur, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Nagaon, Morigaon and Dhubri.

Seven persons have lost their lives in the flood fury that affected 14 districts across Assam.

NALBARI, June 17 – Minster of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, Gautam Roy has said that the State Government has taken special steps to make drinking water sources free from arsenic cont

GUWAHATI: The flood situation continues to remain grim in the lower Assam’s Tihu revenue circle, Paschim Nalbari, Sarthebari and few other places as the Mora Pagaldia river’s water level showing no signs of receding.

To take stock of the flood situation, State Agriculture Minister Nilomoni Sen Deka, on the instruction of the Chief Minister, toured the flood hit areas in lower Assam. Sources said that embankment along the Mora Pagaldia river was breached at three places making more new areas under the Tihu revenue circle vulnerable to floods.