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RSS press brief in Itanagar

There is a misconception about RSS in the country. ‘RSS is not a religious or political based Organization but t is an independent and nationalist organization that endorses nation first ideology along with patriotism, unity, culture and tradition’, said  All India publicity head Dr Manmohan Vaidy.

Addressing reporters at Press Club today in Itanagar, he also informed that Sangh work independently for the welfare of citizen of India irrespective of cast creed or religion. ‘Country cannot run only with proper road and electricity but if we need all round development and want India to be a No. 1 Country, than we have to work from grassroots level by endorsing unity, patriotism and that’s what RSS is doing since last 90 years , asserted Dr Vaidya.

‘More than 1.50 lakh social service activities without any grant from the government are been carried out by RSS volunteers in various remotes areas including Arunachal Pradesh", informed Vaidya.

When asked on Beef controversy, RSS Prachar Pramukh said ‘Till date not a single comment on beef Ban was been said by any of the RSS members', there are also people from Muslim community who are associated with Sangh.  As said RSS objective is to promote nationalism, any person   from any community can be its member by maintaining its tradition & culture or food habit but have to respect each other sentiments.

On beef ban, Dr Vaidya further added, Law on Beef Ban was already there in some of the state when there was Congress government, so from Dadri incident to Intolerance incident all are politically motivated. ‘However we condemn such incident of taking law in hand and there should be proper investigation and wrong doer should be punished as per law, he added while stating ‘RSS is not against any religion but is against Anti-social activities’.

While responding on Political connection with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), he divulged that RSS is not for any particular political party, its association with political party is for healthy democracy in the country but not on any religious ideology as most of the people think.  Unfortunately except BJP none of the party has open its door for RSS, clarified Dr Vaidya.

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Rajnath Singh holds 3 poll rallies

30 Mar 2014 - 10:11am | AT News

BJP president Rajnath Singh is on a day long visit to  Assam to hold three huge poll rallies on Saturday.

Accompanied by state unit president Sarbananda Sonowal, Singh is scheduled to hold the first rally at Diphu at 11-30 in the morning. He would campaign for Joiram Englang who of late, joined the party.

Then he would leave for Karimganj where he would address another poll rally at 2 in the afternoon. Then he would leave for Sivasagar to address his third poll rallies to campaign for Kamakhya Prasad Tasa.

Alternate cultivation may bring smile back to farmers

2 Sep 2012 - 7:47pm | Chandan Kumar Duarah

Fishery and mustard cultivation may be best adaptation measures as livelihood for flood affected people in Assam. Rice cultivation (Hali Kheti) the main livelihood of people has been affected by flood waters and erosion for years and there has been no exception this year. The state is ravaged by flood waters severely and acres of land are covered with sand carried by flood waters. A study carried out by Center for Conservation Education & Research (CCER), NorthEast India, reveals that with investment of comparatively less money and resources in these sectors, farmers can improve their economic condition and acquire a livelihood.

Since pisciculturists are being hit by recurrent floods most are discouraged to practice it again. The government and allied agencies must provide aid to pisciculturists. Pisciculturists who opt for cultivation must be encouraged. In this regard specific program, schemes, technology intervention, pre-planning and post-flood redress measures are required to address the issues. The agricultural department of Assam should organize trainings and workshops among flood effected farmers and government officials strategize for harnessing fish production potentialities in flood-affected areas of the state. Assam is bestowed with vast and varied aquatic life covering spannning hectares that support plenteous fresh water fish biodiversity. In terms of water spread area and fish biodiversity, Assam is the richest among the northeastern states. Despite this, fish production in the state is insufficient to meet its own demand. Around 20,000 MT of fish are imported from other states each year. Infrastructure and technological development, favourable topography, favorable agroclimatic conditions and advantageous linkages with the other parts of the country qualify Assam as one of the most potential states.

Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattachrya, a fishery scientist, said that a rich harvest can be expected this year. According to Bhattacharya, there are enough water in natural water bodies, marsh lands, beels (lake) and other wetlands where seeds can be cultivated for better harvesting. Exactly the suggests to the government and other agencies to breed and distribute fish seeds to the flood effected farmers nearer to natural and private water bodies.

Assam has about 5.25 lakh hectares of flood-affected area. Though rice is the major crop, farmers have taken up pisciculture to augment their income. The Assam Agriculture University can organize workshops which can prepare a roadmap for sustainable fish production. He believes that workshops can prepare a roadmap for sustainable fish production where speakers and resource persons deliberate on the thematic areas to develop a strategy for the future.

The government is expected to provide seeds, equipments and other resources for master cultivation where rice paddy is destroyed by flood waters and sand deposits. Lakhimpur and Dhemaji are the worst effected districts where only few hectares of cultivable land is left without silt deposits. These sand covered lands are best for mustard cultivation. Oil vegetable is best for the environment and our climatic condition. Agencies including the agricultural department should emphasize on proper land preparation, proper time of sowing, selection of better quality seeds for a good yield.

It is to be noted that a variety of mustard species (either hybrid or conventional) must be used which is already harvested in sandy land and climate of northeastern Assam. If seeds are used without a previous good harvest result, there could be a fear of futile production. There are set examples of good harvests on the bank of the River Gai. The seeds can be used to yield a healthy harvest in the flood affected lands.

Land dispute turns violent

20 Jun 2017 - 11:15pm | AT News Imphal

 Four women were reportedly injured and at least four houses torched after two groups clashed over a land dispute in Machi Block under Tengnoupal Police Station of Tengnoupal district.

The district administration imposed curfew in Machi village and Khudei Khullen following the incident that occurred around 10:30 am. Violent clashes broke out in the area over a piece of land as two groups of the neighbouring villages fought pitched battles, police said.

Unofficial report said tension prevailed in Machi Block following violence over a land dispute in which four villagers were injured and at least 11 houses were burnt down.   

The warring groups opened fire at each other. As a result, four persons were injured, sources informed. There was verbal clash and scuffle between the two sides that led to violence.

Manipur police and 18 Assam Rifles personnel have rushed to the area to control the situation. Sources said the situation can easily escalate and get out of control very quickly in the area where security personnel are still deployed. 

Those injured were identified as Ch Toda, wife of Matthew of Machi Part-I, P Muishangdar, wife of P Angam of Machi Part-III, K Temuisim, wife of Anga of Machi  Part-I but identity of the fourth injured person is yet to be ascertained.

In an order issued by Tengnoupal District Magistrate I Raghumani Singh said a report has been received that a volatile situation is prevailing along the stretch of land area—Khudei Khuman Lamkhai, Kangoi Khullen, Punchong, Chingjarol, Khudei Khuman and land connecting Khudei Khuman or Khudei Khullen of Tengnoupal.

It said such a volatile situation is likely to cause serious breach of peace and disturbances of public tranquillity and therefore the district administration has considered that restriction on movement of men and material in the area would be effective in preventing such disturbances.

It has therefore become expedient to issue a prohibitory order under CrPC for prevenetion of bearch of disturbances of public tranquillity and danger to human lives and properties, the order said. 

The order shall not apply to government agencies involved in the enforcement of law and order and other essential services, it said.