The withdrawal of subsidized foodgrains for tea garden is set to reach Parliament in a day or two. Courtesy CPI-M.
Talking to reporters in Guwahati on Saturday, CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury said that the government will reverse the scheme only to safegaurd the interest of the owners.
He said, "Subsidised foods is a part of wage agreement between workers and owners. It was a tripartite pact between workers, owners and government. If it so happens, a huge burden is imposed on workers.”
The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed the Assam Government to compensate Rs 3.50 lakh each top five people who lost eye eights after undergoing a government sponsored cataract surgery at MMCH in Guwahati two years back. A division bench of the court comprising Justice Manjit Bhuyan and Justice Ajit Singh, who heard the petition passed the directive under the Public Law much to the huge respite for the people.
11 Mar 2008 - 4:36am | editor
A vast area measuring nearly 90,000 hectares belonging to Assam is being illegally occupied by the the neighbouring Nagaland, Mozoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
According to information, Nagaland tops the list occupying an area measuring 66,241.69 hectares which belongs to Assam. Nagaland is followed by Arunachal Pradesh in 13,184.88 hectares. Next comes Meghalaya which has been illegal encroached an area measuring 5,873.92 hectares. Mizoram is also not lagging behind. The neighbouring state has been occupying altogether 1,986 hectares of land of Assam.
What is more startling is that there has been encroachment in reserve forest areas in Sonitpur and North Lakhimpur districts by Arunachal Pradesh. Thee include three forest reserve areas falling in Lakhimpur district Ronga (1009 hectare), 710 hectares in Kakoi and 760 hectares in Dulong reserve forest areas.
Besides, Sonitpur district’s Balipara forest area is losing 10 hectares to Arunachal Pradesh, 1500 hectares in Bihali while the area of Chilogijan forest area encroached by Arunachal Pradesh is 40 hectares.
ASSAM 2011, an annual get-together of Assmese Community in North America, will be held on July 3 at Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Vetre, Princeton, New Jersey. Interested people may join the event with family and friends. The event needs some volunteers. Please indicate in your registration form if you or any of your family members would like to participate in the cultural program.
Dhruba Das (dhrubadas @ aol.com) Chairman Assam 2011