Preparations are complete in Sivasagar to receive Narendra Modi who is scheduled to hold a huge rally to campaign for BJP candidate Kamakhya Prasad Tasa on Monday.
Accompanied by senior party leaders, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate is scheduled to arrive in Sivasagar Boarding Field at 3-30 in the afternoon where he would address the rally at 4 in the afternoon.
Then he would leave for New Delhi after a brief halt for at Dibrugarh. Lok Sabha polls in this constituency will take place on April 7 along with Tezpur, Dibrugah, Lakhimpur and Koliabor.
Muga Day and Muga Mela–cum-exhibition will be held on November 12-13 at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. The event is being organised by Directorate of Sericulture.
The programme includes distribution of grants-in-aid, a daylong interactive session with progressive farmers coming from across the State, a Seminar animated by leading Sericulture Scientists, and an exhibition-cum-sale of diversified muga products followed by a fashion show on November 13.
A special highlight is the institution of “Dr. S. N. Choudhury Memorial Award” to the best performing Sericulture Official for outstanding contribution to the development of Sericulture in the State.
21 Mar 2008 - 3:59pm | Benjamin Kaman
A training cum demonstration on “Value addition of Tomato” was organized in KVK, Dudhnoi on 7thJan’ 2008 by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dudhnoi, Goalpara. Nearly forty women both housewives and youth actively participated in the programme. The trainees represented ten women Self Help Groups from Damra, Upper Borgum, Maju Borgum, and Udaipur.
The need of value addition is an urgent need of the hour since the concept of fruit preservation and value addition are new to the peoples of Goalpara district, Mrs. Minakshi Borah Kaman, Home Science specialist said. Goalpara district produces large quantity of fruits and vegetables, most of which neither reach the market nor fetch good price. In addition, nutrition deficiency is prevalent in the food habit of the district. To overcome this disparity between abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and nutritional deficiency in the lean seasons, Mrs. Kaman suggested the trainees to adopt various preservation methods.
As a beginning, training cum demonstration on preparation of tomato sauce was conducted. The trainees were also been made aware of need and use of different preservatives.
Mr. Utpal Bhattacharyya, Mr. Biswajit Dey, Mr, Jyotish Barman, Er. Benjamin Kaman, Mr. Ajitabh Bora, from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, also attended the programme, who conveyed the trainees about KVK and stressed on adoption of new technologies to farmers. The officials enquired present status and functioning of the ten SHGs and also guided them probable low cost options to adopt as a beginning.
An awareness meeting among students, teachers was held at Abhayapuri College on April 4 as a part of a project “Sensitization Programme on Climate Change & Bidiversity”. The meeting was presided over by the principal Dr. Sadananda Nath and was inaugurated by the college governing body president Dr. Siva Kumar Tiwari. Dr. Ananta Bora of Birjhora Mahabidyalaya and Dr. Sheikh Shahjamal of Nabajyoti College Kolgachia take part as resource persons. On his lecture Dr. Bora elaborated the total biodiversity of Assam giving special reference to plant diversity with photographs of some endangered plant and animal species. He also mentioned about his recent UGC sponsored research on how to identify various plant in Assamese name with the help of digitally make compact disc. Dr. Sheikh has delivered lecture on climate change and its impact on food security in our country as well as in global situation. Najibuddin Ahmed, ranger of Abhayapuri forest office, another guest request students to conserve the forest and forest resources of their locality to control climate change and to conserve the biodiversity of Assam. In the meeting prizes and certificates were distributed among the student who has participated in various competitions held under the project. Dr. Ashoke Kumar Das, the coordinator of the project has informed that locally rare and endangered tree species will be planted in Abhayapuri college boundary in the last week of April in collaboration with Abhayapuri College alumni association as another part of the project.