Nature trip for Udalguri students
On the occasion of the concluding session of the week long Van Mahotsav celebration in Bhergaon subdivision in Udalguri district,the civil administration of Bhergaon sub-division organized a day long nature study tour for students drawn from various schools on July 7.Forty one numbers of students of ten schools of the sub-division from-Kalaigaon,Tangla, Bhergaon,Khoirabari,Dimakuchi etcwere selected on basis of their activities during the previous six days of the week long celebration of Van Mahotsav in Bhergaon sub-division ie from July 1 to July 6.The group of forty one students (both boys and girls) was flagged off at Tangla at 9 am on July 7.DN Hazarika,ADC,Udalguri cum SDO (Civil) Bhergaon subdivision formally flagged off the nature study tour in presence of several distinguished people of Tangla, Kalaigaon and Bhergaon besides civil,forest officials.An interactive session was held at Nonai Forest Range Office in Khalingduar Reserve Forest at 11 am where students had the opportunity to interact with forest officials on various topics ie-wildlife and nature conservation, psychology and behavior of wild animals and birds,man-elephant conflict,precautions to be taken while meeting wild animals specially wild elephants,role of students in the conservation activities etc. Satya Boro,Range Officer briefed the students on the issues mentioned.DN Hazarika, ADC, Udalguri accompanying the students also spoke to the students.He thanked the students for taking interest in nature conservation activities.It needs mention that man-elephant conflict has taken a serious turn in Udalguri district since 2010 with deaths of nearly 90 people and 40 wild elephants.Presently a herd of wild elephant numbering more than hundred wild elephants have been taking shelter in Khalingduar Reserve Forest.It was an appropriate action of the civil administration of Bhergaon sub-division, introducing the students to wildlife.The students also participated in a eight km long tracking session to picturesque Jalimukh on India Bhutan international border. Sonali Chouhan,a student of Kalaigaon Girls HS was too happy to participate in the tracking.She along with her friends expressed happiness at the programme.Talking to this correspondent,she said that it had been a never before experience for them and they would work for the conservation of nature and wildlife in future.
29 Jun 2012 - 10:11pm | editor
Caught in brimful misery, forest officials in the flood-hit Kaziranga national park have been trying their best to save wildlife severely after the entire sanctuary came under the flash flood. According to Kaziranga National Park authorities, about 80 per cent of the park falling in Golaghat district have been submerged. Same it is in the Pabitora wildlife sanctuary in Morigaon district. Flood waters have not spared the Manas National Park located in Barpeta district. The animals have shifted to the highlands to get rid of the devastating floods that wreaked havoc in the entire state.
12 Jan 2010 - 9:59pm | Daya Nath Singh
Although delayed, a ray of hope has been seen in better Indo-Myanmar relations with accepting the Indian proposal by Junta government of that country to open Stilwell Road, which will encourage and boost India’s trade with the South-eastern Asian countries, especially with China. The Foreign minister of Myanmar, Nyan Win, has agreed to the request of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), at a recent meeting in Kolkata to this effect. With the opening of Stilwell Road, distance between India and China via Tenai in Myanmar will be cut to the minimum. The minister informed that China has already constructed road up to Tenai and he has offered to construct the balance part of the road with support of the Indian Government up to the Indian borders. With this gesture the Myanmar seems to have extended hands of friendship with India which is likely to open the doors of better relations between the two countries and resolve the critical issues of gas supply to India.
It may be mentioned in this context that failure to reach a timely understanding between India and Bangladesh led Myanmar to find out a market for gas in China. According to available reports Myanmar and China have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supply of gas from Myanmar to China. But an official source in Yangon has informed that some new gas fields have been found in Myanmar’s Arakan region near the Bay of Bengal. These fields are spread over the areas of Suu, Suufu and Miya. These fields are discovered by Korea’s oil company, Deud International. Some Indian companies also have some share in it. Deud has 51 percent share and India’s ONGC 18.5 percent, GAIL 8.5 percent.
Soon after the discovery of the gas India had shown interest to import gas from Myanmar. A private company of Bangladesh, namely, Mohna Holding Ltd; sent a proposal to construct pipeline from Myanmar to India via Bangladesh. But Bangladesh did not respond for a long time. Anyhow keeping in mind the crisis of gas in future Bangladesh took interest in the gas pipeline lately.
On the other hand India started search for a new route for pipeline from Myanmar via Mizoram, Tripura, Assam and West Bengal to Kolkata. This route was much expensive. Whereas the pipeline via Bangladesh covers 900 kms and cost Rs.4, 500 crore, this route take 500 kms and Rs.2, 500 crore more. Besides, the risk of safety and security of pipelines from militant activities in Assam and Tripura was great. Due to all these factors, India could not take any decision in this matter.
In due course Myanmar decided to sell its gas to China. In August 2008, Deud International getting permission from Myanmar government signed an agreement with Chinese government’s company, China Petroleum Corporation. Deud and its consortium would spend 5.3 billion dollars on this project. As per agreement china would get gas from this project for 30 years. Gas supply would begin in 2013 and 600 million cubic feet gas would be supplied daily. However, it is expected that in future Myanmar would be ready to supply gas to India also with the increasing production of gas from new fields...
5 Feb 2014 - 4:08pm | AT News
AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal on Wednesday asked his legislators to stay together in Guwahati to ensure that nobody can influence them for the Rajya Sabha polls.
In his address at the legislators’ meeting in presence of opposition consensus candidate Haidor Hussain, Ajmal said that all of his legislators would vote for Hussian.
According to him, the MLA now on foreign tour is arriving in Guwahati on Thursday to vote Hussain.