GUWAHATI: Good news for the north region on its agriculture front. Nova Biotech opened its organic bio-fertilizer plant recently in Guwahati fetching hopes to millions of farmers in the region. Noted social worker Ridhkaran Surana opened the plant at a function near Lokhra in the city on Friday.
In his address, agriculture commissioner and secretary Amlan Baruah said that Nova Biotech had come forward to join hands with the State governments for encouraging organic farming in the region. The plant is expected to provide bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and organic nutrients to the farmers. Experts and farmers hope that the plant would go a long way to enhance crop productivity and augmenting the income. The venture has been set up in sync with the Government of India's Start-up, Stand-up and Make in India initiatives.
In a major hit and run accident between a school bus and motor cycle on Wednesday morning at around 9 am, motor cycle rider died on the spot. Angry commuters in the area burn the traffic point point, as the point was empty for the last couple of months.
Kokrajhar:: The police have arrested eight persons a day after killed a person and injured a woman in the name of witch hunting incidents in Chirang and Baska districts sending statewide shock and anger. The victim in Chirang is an elderly person who was killed by a group of villagers accusing him of indulging in witchery. In Baska, a group of villagers mercilessly assaulted a woman with the same allegations.
According to police, some unidentified miscreants brutally assaulted Sarat Basumatary at Runikhata in Chirang with sticks to be left critically injured. He was rescued and rushed to the hospital where he died. Acting on a complaing, the police have held seven persons namely Swmla Borgoyary (24), Akhil Basumatary (20),Hoke Borgpyary(42),Prosenjit Borgoyary (43), Rebecca Wary @ Orke (27)Moken Wary (22) and Kashiram Borgoyary (53).
In Baksa, an elderly woman was physically assaulted by a person for suspect of witch craft. The incident took place at Dumunigaon under Mushalpur PS in Baksa district late evening. The victim was identified as Ramila Minj(52). Police arrested a person who attacked woman,identified as Albert Ekka.
Over ten thousand people are expected to thronged the Dighalipukhuri area to participate in the Krishak Adhikar Divas on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Saturday, KMSS president Akhil Gogoi said that the rally would demand rights for the farmers. Noted Social activist Dr Vandana Shiva would be participating in the rally. He said that KMSS has called off the satyagraga proposed on Monday after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s assurance off talks after November 21.