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Sonowal visits lower Assam districts

 Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal termed thar flood problem is a great problem for the state. Sonowal made his visit in a chartered Helicopter to the flood affected districts in lower Assam region including Dhubri, Chirang district.Sonowal landed at Gauripur Pratap Chandra HS relief camp in a Helicopter to take stock about flood affected inmates on Friday. Later, he also arrived at BGR Helipad in Chirang by noon where rushed at Nilibari flood affected villages by Aie River. 

Sonowal was accompanied with BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, Speaker Ranjit Kumar Das, ministers Pramila Rani Brahma, Rihan Daimary, MLA Chandan Brahma, Kamalsingh Narzary

Sonowal said his government has been initiating stern measures to  rescue flood affected situation in the state. Several districts in the state were affected severely due to flood waters in the state including BTAD region.He said the flood situation is a serious problem for the state which have been creating resented in the state. Government has seek sufficient fund for the state from centre to meet flood situation, he said. 

'Government and state disaster management are working to  the causes of floods with setting up several relief camps in the affected districts. Food as well medical facilities are being giving in proper manner fit the affected citizens with suitable measures', said Sonowal. 

Sonowal also hold a meeting with BTAD authority and district administrations of lower Assam districts at BGR Dhaligaon in Chirang. 

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary demanded sufficient fund from centre to meet flood related problems in the districts. He said he will submit a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is taking aerial visit for floods in the state tomorrow. Mohilary said that BTAD administration was working for the flood affected areas which has been affected severely on large areas since few days due to incessant raining. 

'BTAD administration will place a memorandum to centre for seeking sufficient thousand crores of fund to take measures for the flood affected areas', Mohilary said. 

 
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12 May 2008 - 3:23pm | editor
Guwahati Press Club (GPC) will felicitate four journalist-fellows, who have been selected to study the issues of medicinal plants and mobile theatre groups of Assam, tomorrow (May 12) at 2 pm in a specially organized meeting. The two-month long fellowship, run with the financial support from DS Group, has been designed to study both the issues in details and report accordingly. The study program will include the usefulness and market potentiality of medicinal plants available in Assam. Moreover, the economy of mobile theatres of the state, the prospect of entertainment tax collection and a welfare scheme for the artists and technicians (with other) of those groups will be studied and report in the media outlets. Two comprehensive reports (in English) on the issues will be complied in a book form.

Two senior journalists namely Achyut Patowary and Pulin Kalita are already declared as being selected to study the economy of mobile theatres. Two other journalists namely Jahnavi Khound and Samim Sultana Ahmed have been selected to study the medicinal plants available of Assam. Member-journalists are requested to attend the programme to encourage the fellows, stated in release by the GPC secretary, Nava Thakuria.

WE Day observed in Indo-Bhutan area

7 Jun 2015 - 11:18am | Jayanta Kumar Das

World Environment Day was observed in various places of Bhergaon sub-division in Udalguri district on June 5 with variety of programmes. In Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary near Indo-Bhutan border,the day was celebrated with a district level workshop on identification of local plants and habitat. It was organised jointly by “Elephants on the Line” and forest staff of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary. Dr.Pranjal Bezbarua conducted the day long workshop which was inaugurated by wildlife activist Jayanta Kumar Das at 10 am.Twenty members of EOL and five forest officials of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary participated in the programme. NC Thakuria,Range Officer,Bornadi WLS attended it as the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion the Range Officer spoke on severe human elephant conflict with special reference to Udalguri and Bhutan where more than sixty people and twenty eight wild elephants have died in last three years. According to him herds of wild elephants come down to Udalguri villages adjunct to Bhutan hills not because of food or water but the safety of the new born babies, as the new born babies can not walk on muddy and sleepery hilly lands in Bhutan. He requested all to join hands to minimize HEC casualities in the district by creating awareness among people.

Dipen Boro,central vice president of ABSU and Buddhi Ram Boro,former advisor of ABSU district committee also attended the workshop as invited guests. The sanctuary authority took all the participants inside the sanctuary for a technical session.The participants planted a few saplings in the sanctuary on the occasion of WED.

WE Day was also observed centrally at Khalingduar Reserve Forest neat Bhutan border. Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri organized the programme at Nonai Range Office. Man-elephant conflict being the burning issue in the district,massive plantation programme specially with elephant fodder species were planted of the periphery of Khalingduar Reserve Forest. As per traditional system, a worship to wild elephants was organized inside the forest before the plantation programme. Sadhana Hojai,DC,Udalguri; Suresh Tanti,MCLA,BTC; GN Adhikari, DFO,Udalguri;SDO (C) and SDPO,Bhergaon sub-division; army officers of Hatigarh army camp; SSB officers of 23 and 37 BN; tea garden managers of Bhutiachang, Nonaipara and Borongajuli were among those attended the programme beside students and villagers of the locality. At Kalaigaon DN Hazarika ,Circle Officer,Kalaigaon Revenue Circle organized WED celebration with day long programme.A mini garden named -“Mor Kon Bagicha” was inaugurated by Utpal Sarma.

-Jayanta Kumar Das