Folic acid debacle

SIVASAGAR: The Sivasagar district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today staged a three-hour protest at Doul Mukh Charali in Sivasagar against ‘folic acid poisoning’, in which several hundred girls in Sonitpur and Darrang districts fell ill after consuming the folic acid tablets distributed free in schools under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme.

SIVASAGAR: Continuing its protest against construction of mega dams at the site of Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), the Sivasagar district unit led by its district general secretary Raju Gogoi, advisor Lu-chun-Shyam Gohain, publicity secretary Jadumoni Bora and Nari Mukti Sangram Samiti, Sivasagar district president and sister of the peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, Ambika Gogoi Saikia today, led a procession from the Boarding Field here to Sivasagar DC Court, and staged a dharna demanding immediate halt to the construction of the dam.

SIVASAGAR: At a time when indiscriminate fishing has caused rapid depletion of the local varieties in the region, a section of unscrupulous traders are thriving in Sivasagar sub-division and other parts of Sivasagar district.

Fish production in the district has depleted to such an extent that the people have not been able to meet the minimum requirement, not to speak of export. The district has to procure huge quantities of fish from outside to meet the local demand. The reason behind the large-scale depletion is not hard to fathom.

Self-help solves irrigation problem - A Sivasagar village takes up tools to resist erosion, Baksa & Nalbari get aid for farming.

SIVASAGAR: The Panidihing Reserve Forest which spread over 33.9 Sq km in Demow Circle of Sivasagar District was illegally occupied by the encroachers like cow and buffalo rearers and fishermen sinc

SIVASAGAR, Feb 17 – Water Resources Minister Rajib Lochan Pegu today inaugurated an anti-erosion plan at Achala Pathar in Sivasagar district.

SIVASAGAR, Feb 7 – Muga, or the “golden silk”, has always been the pride of Assam. Over the years, muga silk has become a unique part of Assamese culture and tradition.

SIVASAGAR, Feb 6 – Unabated erosion caused by the Dikhow, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, is posing a serious threat to the existence of Hanhsora Manipuri Gaon in Sivasagar district.

SIVASAGAR: The Assam Minister for Fishery and Information and Public Relations, Basanta Das paid a visit to the Fishery Training Centre at Joysagar in Sivasagar on Tuesday.

Dibrugarh, Oct.