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Railway Budget 2016-17

Keeping in view the various odds; revenue growth in 2015-16 below the target and set up of the 7th Pay Committee burden looming large, Railway Budget 2016-17, is an attempt to put the Railways back on track, with focus on long term measures. Though there is no clarity with regards to projected generation of additional non tariff revenue, fortunately there are no negatives and populist measure in the Budget.

As the long term and mid term which was put in place in his last budget, are kept intact, its quite challenging for the Railway Minister to come out with a reasonably good budget.Focus on Rail connectivity in the North East Region is reiterated, which would be welcomed by the people of the Region. Announcement of 44 new projects increased outlays for improving the Infrastructure augur well not only for the Railways but also for the Indian Economy as well.

 

R.S Joshi, Chairman
Federation of Industries and Commerce of North East Region (FINER)

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Chief Minister's Gyanjyoti programme flagged off

21 Oct 2011 - 1:30am | Anup Biswas

The Deputy Commissioner Dima Hasao District Shri Dilip Borthakur, I.A.S. and ADC. Shri Khanindra Chowdhury, ACS ceremonially flagged off the Chief Minister Gyanjyoti Programme/2011 at Circuit House Haflong at 7 A.M on 19TH October, 2011. Altogether 48 (forty eight) students from various parts of the district participated in the programme. Out of which 28 are boys and 20 are girls. The team is led by Shri R.K. Laskar, ACS, Election Officer, Dima Hasao Haflong, two Teachers, including Medical Team accompanied by Police Officer along with Constables. During their three-day tour they will visit the Chief Minister’s Home Town Jorhat. They will return back to Haflong on 23rd of Oct/2011.

Tremor results in turbidity in Brahmaputra water

5 Dec 2017 - 1:38am | AT News

GUWAHATI:The change in the colour and quality of the Brahmaputra water is attributed to an earthquake that rocked Tibet where the mighty river originates before owing across Arunachal Pradesh and Assam before ending in the Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh.

Experts maintain that the earthquake of moderate intensity might have blocked a huge passage with mud and soil which the river water is sweeping away during the last couple of days.

Water samples are being collected in different locations across the state to be sent to the laboratories for further confirmation.

But the authority has suggested the people not to use the river water which might strike health hazards.

For the third consecutive days the fisherman in Jonai, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri have stopping fishing on the river. But the water colour and quality have refused to improve.

World Elephant Day celebrated at Nagaon

World Elephant Day celebrated at Nagaon
14 Aug 2013 - 3:07pm | Rituraj Phukan

Green Guard Nature Organization organized 'World Elephant Day 2013' program amongst fringe forest communities affected by intense Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) at the Karbi foothills, near Chapanala, Nagaon. Over 200 children from fringe forest communities were provided clothes donated to our organization by Mr. SarwanDeep Singh from Delhi, at a ceremony at Samasya line, Lungsung, in the presence of Forest staff, Lungsung T.E. manager and staff, village elders & women from several nearby villages. Around 50 banana saplings & stumps were also planted under the ongoing 'Community Elephant Fodder Plantation' program 2013 to mark the 2nd World Elephant Day, which is a global event organized on August 12 to spread conservation awareness about elephants. 

These areas are close to the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve where traditional wildlife corridors have been converted into rubber and tea plantations and the elephant habitat has been degraded by rampant, illegal logging.  Several incidents of elephant poaching have been documented in the Karbi foothills by our organization in recent years. Involvement of these fringe forest communities in HEC mitigation efforts have reduced retaliatory action against elephants to a minimum and is also expected to improve the anti-poaching information network. Distribution of children's clothes is a motivational initiative, specially for the whole-hearted support of these communities to the Green Guard Nature Organization initiated project for plantation of elephant fodder during the last few weeks.