At a time when the cultivators of Assam are spending their days in hopelessness and agony because of the long spell of drought, a new method of cultivation named SRI has brought a ray of hope to them as by this method Ahu rice production can be doubled.

Many water supply schemes in Sonitpur district, which were constructed by spending of lakhs of rupees sanctioned from the Government under the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department, are yet to start functioning.

An earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the city around 12-58 am today. According to the Central Seismological Observatory (CSO) sources, the epicentre of the earthquake was at Latitude 25.4 degree North and Longitude 94.8 degree East on the Myanmar-India (Manipur-Nagaland) border region.


At a time when hundreds of farmers in Sonitpur district have been reeling under the on-going drought-like situation and the resultant uncertain future, a section of farmers of Saraka, Saraka Baligaon Purani Ghatwa, etc., areas under Bihuguri development block and Tezpur and Dhekiajuli revenue circles of Sonitpur district have been able to show a tremendous performance in the agricultural field by

Over 15,000 hectares of sali crop area including more than 25,000 families have been affected due to the drought-like situation in Sonitpur district as out of the total area of sali paddy almost 80 per cent areas has remained uncovered due to the deficit rainfall during the month of June to August that is considered as high time for sali paddy cultivators.

A low-intensity earthquake rocked the State around 4-15 pm (IST) today. According to sources in the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here, the location of the epicenter of the tremor, measured to be 4.9 in magnitude on the Richter Scale, was found to be near Sonitpur district at latitude 26.6 degree North and longitude 92.5 degree East.

The overall flood situation in the State has improved considerably with the improvement in the weather condition, said Water Resources department (WRD) sources here. So far, reports of 18 breaches in the embankments of the Jiadhol-Kumatia in Dhemaji district, Kakoi, Ranganadi, Singara, Dorpang in Lakhimpur district and Brahmajan channel in Sonitpur district have been received.


Japanese encephalitis vaccination campaign in Lakhimpur district concluded after achieving 95.44 per cent of the target. The campaign, which kicked off in Lakhimpur early this month, was extended in which 3, 15, 495 children between the age group of 1 to 15 years were vaccinated throughout the district in 1,522 centres.