As part of its drive to make the town ‘anti plastic region’, the district administration has taken a series of programmes.

Gokul Mohan Hazarika, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, during a recent meeting with different NGOs and senior citizens proposed the formation of district level environment protection volunteer force with additional deputy commissioner, Arunabha Dey, as chairman and the magistrate, Hemen Gohai Baruah, as the nodal officer. All the Circle Officers of the district will be its members.

The prevailing hot weather conditions in Assam and other parts of the North-east have hit the people hard, with five persons reportedly killed due to heat stroke today in different parts of the Sta

At least four persons, including one in Guwahati, have died due to the unprecedented hot weather conditions prevailing in Assam these days.

With the first unit of 726 MW Palatana power project in Tripura expected to start commercial production soon, Assam hopes to draw its share of 120 MW of power despite hurdles in evacuating power from the project site.

The first unit, which is of 363 MW, has already started its trial run and is presently producing around 45-50 MW of power. However, due to non-completion of erection of high-voltage transmission line to evacuate from project site at Palatana in south Tripura and connect to North Eastern grid in Bongaigaon in Assam, production of power to its optimum capacity might get delayed.

- 100KW capacity plant will soon come up on the campus, biogas unit also on the cards.

SILCHAR: A mobile treatment plant has become functional with the invocation to Vishwakarma, God of architecture and engineering, under PHE division II near Silchar Medical College and Hospital at G

Silchar, Sept.

Agartala: The 726 MW first commercial power plant of state-owned ONGC at Palatana in southern Tripura will start generating electricity this month-end, company officials said here Monday.

ONGC, the Tripura government and infrastructure and financial service company IL&FS have jointly floated the ONGC-Tripura Power Company Limited (OTPC). The plant will help ONGC to monetise its huge gas reserves and assets in Tripura.

SILCHAR: The exploitation of environment by man is nothing new. This has reached its nadir in the 20th century all over the world.

Assam has sought financial assistance from the Centre and multilateral funding agency, Asian Development Bank (ADB), for upgrade of sectors like power, tourism and urban development in the state.

A strong request was made by the Assam government to the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the Union ministry of finance, ADB for considering another loan for the power sector so as to enable the state’s power department to strengthen the distribution network across the state.