A rare sub-species of butterfly has been discovered by two scientists at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, much to the delight of in the country.

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has sanctioned Rs 130.74 crore towards compensation to be paid to the landowners in West Kameng, East Kameng and Papum Pare districts of Arunac

A team of researchers from the University of Calicut has reported the discovery of a new subspecies of wild banana that could be developed as an ornamental plant for tropical gardens.

The plant Musa velutina subsp. markkuana was discovered from the forests of Arunachal Pradesh and is characterised by smooth skinned fruits, purple pseudostems, erect maroon-coloured inflorescence and pink fruit. It has been named after Markku Hakkinen, an international expert on wild banana, attached to the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA) has urged Centre to provide one time grant-in-aid of Rs 15 crore for regeneration and restocking of bamboo plantation in the gregarious bamboo flowering affected areas of the State.

A delegation of APBRDA in a memorandum to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar in New Delhi on Saturday pleaded his personal intervention to provide the grant immediately.

TAWANG: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Sunday flagged off the Clean Arunachal campaign at the Galden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery, popularly known as Tawang Monastery.

“We are starting holy mission from a holy place. This is a pious beginning and we should ensure success of the mission,” he said while giving a clarion call to the people of Arunachal to religiously follow the mission of clean and green Arunachal.

Conservation of natural resources by traditional societies across the globe seems to have arisen out of the age-old practice of animistic religious belief systems. Such belief systems are fundamental aspects of people’s culture, which strongly conditions their use of natural resources.

Kimi (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct. 15: There will soon be light at the end of the tunnel, literally.

Guwahati, Oct.

Till five to six years ago, yak rearing was gradually becoming the last thing that young men from the Monpa community in the Kameng region of western Arunachal Pradesh were interested in.

The Power Grid Corporation of India, a Government of India enterprise, which is in the business of transmission of power from power projects in the north-eastern region, through their 800 KV, 400 K