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7th Economic Census flagged off in Sonitpur district on Monday.
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Timber smugglers arrested

26 Oct 2016 - 9:33pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Sasastra Seema Bal(SSB) jawans from 16th Battalion of Ranighuli apprehended eight timber smugglers from different places from Dattapur and Bamungaon area in Chirang district on Wednesday.

Acting on specific information received about working of timber msugglers, a joint patrolling conducted by the team of battalion(Bn) headquarter company Gurubasha and BOP Dadgiri under the command of AKC Singh, Commandant 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli and Mobi Lourembam, Assistant Comandant in the general area of Dattapur and Bamungaon area and seized huge reserve of timber planks from seven different locations under the forest area with trolley and Scotty and apprehended eight timber smugglers.

The apprehended were identified as Madhu Sutradhar, Akhol Islary, Gonak Sutradhar, Gopal sutradhar, Jadab Sutradhar, Hosia Islary, Molas Sutradhar & Rajil Sutradhar.

Earlier in the month of February this year 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli, based on the intelligence input launched the operation against timber smugglers and apprehended four persons along with seizure of forest timber worth Rs 41,35,367/- from the same area i.e Bamungaon area under PS Sidli.

Singh, comandant urge for the support of locals people for saving the green forest and requested them not to indulge in felling of trees. He also seek sincere cooperation from others forces and forest department in order to root out timber smuggling form the area.

Namami Barak fest ends with Prez clarion call

20 Nov 2017 - 2:41pm | AT News

SILCHAR:President Ram Nath Kovind said only unity and integrity can help the country stand tall on this planet. In his address at the closing ceremony of the Namani Barak festival in Silchar on Monday, the President said the north eastern region is known as the abode of colourful people and culture where unity is the strong message.

Chief minister Sarbanabda Sonowal in his address said his government leaves no stone unturned to keep up this unique ethnic diversity,the main force of a nation to survive.

Earlier, the President landed at the Kumbhirgram Airport to be received by Governor Jagdish Mukhi, chief minister Sonowal and his senior cabinet colleagues. Then he was taken to the festival venue where people thronged in thousands to catch a glimpse of it.

Public health is under threat in Kamrup district

18 Jun 2009 - 11:45am | Bikash Das

Public health is under threat in Kamrup district of Assam due to establishment of coke industries in various parts of the district. It is to be noted that the name of coke industry comes under high air polluting industries of the world. Coke industries are mainly engaged in purifying coal. But in the process of purifying coal air becomes polluted. Carbon Monoxide and many other toxic gases are left from these industries. According to a survey the whole environment has become polluted in the district . Water and paddy fields have also been affected by the pollution of these coke industries besides heavy air pollution. About twenty such industries have been set in Kamrup district only.

It should be mentioned that all those cokes industries have been set up in residential areas of the district pushing mass people to hell . Health experts have informed that the pollution may be the main cause of dangerous diseases like cancer, TB, skin disease etc. Even domestic animals may also be affected by toxic gases left by the industry. Productions of cultivations may become toxic as a result of the pollution of coke industries. Developed countries like Australia have already banned establishment of coke industries in the interest of public health. While the Government of Assam has been launching a serial campaign against pollution then at the same time how can air polluting coke industries be established in the state as mushrooms. This is the real picture of the interest of the Government in controlling the pollution in the state.

The Assam Pollution Control Board has given green signal to owners of such industries by issuing No Objection Certificates for establishment of such dangerous industries in residential areas. The district administration is also silent in this regard. According to the sources may political leaders have given pressure to the Pollution Control Board to issue such NOC’s and some corrupted officials of board have forwarded their helping hands to the owners of industries neglecting the interest of public health. It is odd looking that so called social organisations and social activists are far away from the matter of public health. Some sources have demanded that the owners of coke industries have managed concerned Government officials, MLA’s, political leaders, local media and so called social organizations with the expenditure of huge amount and their business of destroying eco system have been running in full sewing. And we all are blind witnesses of the dark future of our next generation.