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KMSS opposes Gerukamukh hydroelectric Project

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) criticised the state government for signing a pact with the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation to complete the 2,000MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project at Gerukamukh.
Kamrup Metropolitan
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 14:30

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Field Day on Rabi oilseeds at Mangaldai

2 Feb 2010 - 1:22pm | tpsaikia

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang at Mangaldai under Assam Agricultural University has taken up special initiatives for productivity enhancement of pulses and oilseeds and nutritional security of rural people in the district of Darrang. During the ongoing rabi season, the KVK has been conducting Frontline Demonstration (FLDs) programmes on Toria and Lentil in the farmers’ field in 10 hectares of land. The main objective of FLDs is to demonstrate newly released crop production, and protection technologies in the farmers fields under different farming situations. While demonstrating the technologies in the farmers fields, the scientists are required to study the factors contributing to higher crop yield and simultaneously the production constraints are identified. As a part of FLDs, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra organised a “Field Day” on Toria (Rapeseed mustard) at Kaikara village of Mangaldai under Patharighat Revenue Circle on 30.01.2010. The objectives of the programme was to provide a platform for: participating FLD farmers to showcase their learning to the larger community.

The meeting was presided over by Gunaram Deka, a noted social worker of the locality. In his welcome address, Dr T.P. Saikia, Programme Coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Nagaon & Darrang districts explained the objective of KVK and requested the farmers to utilize the services of KVK for overall development of their livelihood. P.Gogoi, Senior ADO of Patharighat attended the meeting as Chief Guest. He urged upon the farmers to take initiatives for establishment of the KVK, Darrang at Deomornoi near to their locality and requested them to take full benefits of departmental schemes as well as KVK programmes. The gathering was also addressed by Dr Munin Sarmah, ADO of Deptt. of Agriculture and the Gaonburah of Kaikara village Bichitra Kumar Baruah. Two progressive farmers also expressed their views on scientific cultivation of Toria var. TS 38 provided by the KVK and expressed their satisfaction for implementation of the programme at their locality.

A farmer-scientist interaction on field problems of agriculture as well as on allied disciplines was also held on this occasion where the scientists of KVK viz., Dr. T.P.Saikia, H.Talukdar, G.K.Sarmah and Ms. S. Saikia and the officers of Agriculture deptt. took part as resource persons in the interactive session. Lastly, Field visit to demonstrated crop fields was also organized to have on the spot assessment of the new technologies and to share the experiences of participating farmers with others. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Sanjukta Saikia, SMS of the KVK.

NDFB-S militants killed in Sonitpur

4 May 2014 - 9:54am | AT News

Two dreaded NDFB-S militants were believed to have been killed at an encounter with army and police in Sonitpur district on Sunday.

The incident took place at Paharpur area in Rangapara bordering Arunachal Pradesh in the wee hours.

The encounter is learnt to have taken place when NDFB-S militants lobbed a grenade at an army patrolling vehicle in the area.

The army vehicle was partially damaged in the attack forcing police and army to retaliate with firing where two militants died on the spot.

Army and police officials held a crucial meeting in Tezpur on Saturday to strengthen patrolling in view of the BTAD violence. 

Assam businessmen down shutters, opposes price hike

2 May 2008 - 2:19pm | editor
A country wide down to dusk strike sponsored by the Opposition National Democratic Alliance has paralyzed normal life from early in the morning on Friday. Shops and business establishments are down their shutters in response to the strike called in protest against the galloping price hike. The NDA leaders have already made it clear that all sops and business establishments will be remaining closed during the 12 hour long period and the vehicles will be plying normally. Also, offices and educational institutions will be running as usual.

The NDA has claimed that the UPA government had completely failed to tackle price rise and that the announcements made by finance minister P Chidambaram in Parliament to address the issue would not provide relief to the common man. They said inflation figures of the UPA government, on the basis of the wholesale price index (WPI), did not reflect the ground reality and demanded a separate price index of 50 essential commodities.