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Cancer in the air

"These are very expensive equipments and we do not have the funds to buy them for proper measurement of all pollutants”

-R.M Dubey, Chairman APCB

The above line screamed out of the newspaper front page along with the obvious headline of the Daily Telegraph (dated 18th Oct) coupled with an alarming graphic showing a huge rise in the number of cancer occurrences in Assam. Being a citizen of the state my attention was immediately drawn to the distressing news as I knew in some way or the other the graphics depicted would come to my doorsteps some day and haunt me. I knew the news item was laid out for me and every other citizen of this state. Once a lush green tropical heaven, how did this state come to be a heaven for cancer?

Being in the field of waste management I have come across a wide range of infections and their causative agents with cancer being one of them. A word kept popping up in my head every time I thought of the News item. The word was Dioxin (diagram enclosed). Feared as one of the most common and causative agents of cancer, Dioxin has been instrumental in spreading cancer ever since its discovery. According to sources, Dioxin is a general name given for a large group of chemical compounds with similar structure.These compounds are mostly made up of Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Chlorine atoms. The way of arrangement of the elements in the structure of the Dioxin determines its toxicity. The most toxic Dioxin has 4 chlorine atoms in 2, 3, 7 and 8th positions and is referred to as TCDD. The TCDD is the most studied and the most toxic Dioxin.

What then are the possible sources of Dioxin? This question becomes more important in the light of the present circumstances as the knowledge of the source would help us to draw a line to control the upsurge of the Dioxin and also provide us with a clear line of sight as to in what way we could approach to devise a control methodology for it. Looking at the sources and how they are produced we could sum up a few sources:

  1. Burning of municipal Waste, Hospital waste, Backyard Burnings and Automobile emissions continue to contribute to the release of Dioxin into the environment.
  2. The primary source of Dioxin in the environment is man-made.
  3. In the past these included metal smelting, pulp and paper bleaching and the use of certain herbicide that were contaminated at the time of their manufacture.
  4. Forest fires can also be a source of release of Dioxin in the environment.


My attention was drawn to a research article published by Imran Ali, Waseem A Wani and Kishwar Saleem (Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University) in the year 2011. According to their study, 90% cancers were owing to the environmental pollutants and believed to be due to illeffects of the polluted environment. The risk of lung cancers is increased by a number of outdoor pollutants such as poly aromatic hydrocarbons. Long term exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons was found to increase the risk of deaths associated with Lung Cancer. Indoor pollutants like organic compounds and pesticides increased the risk of leukemia and lymphoma. Risk of cancer was also noticed in people using chlorinated water. High level of air pollution was seen as a major cause of lung cancer.

Now that we know the vast potential of Dioxin to wreak havoc, the most important question to ask is how I could come in contact with dioxin. The answer to that question is rather exhaustive.

  1. We are exposed to Dioxin through air that we breathe. The pollutants in the air carry large amounts of it which could target us at any given instance
  2. We could come in contact with Dioxin through chlorinated water.
  3. Because Dioxin are resistant to breakdown in the environment and can be stored in fat cells, they concentrate in the food chain once they are released into the environment. At the top of the food chain are the humans and they consume dioxins primarily from the ingestion of animal fats in fish, milk and beef mostly? (Diagram enclosed)

That brings us to the question that since Dioxin is everywhere, what we can do to save ourselves from it. Should we stop breathing or drinking water or eating animal fats? The answer to that question would be the only way to save ourselves from this menace would be to limit its release into the environment. That again takes us to the source of its release in the environment. Burning of municipal Waste, Hospital waste, Backyard Burnings and Automobile emissions continue to contribute to the release of Dioxin into the environment. We can start off by limiting the burning of our Municipal and Hospital Wastes. I have for the years gone by always spoken in favor of non-burning technology in the various hospitals and municipal waste disposal units. Sighting deep burial as a much better option, I have often come under some serious flack. The reason that I pertain to it would be that Incineration is an easier and easily manageable way of disposal of waste.

But in doing so we forgot the long standing effects of the release of Dioxin in the environment. But now with the fearsome figures of the cancer affected in our hands we cannot turn a blind eye to the same. Taking Assam’s figures into consideration, we arrive at the following conclusions:

  1. The limited air quality monitoring in the northeastern states shows 68% urban areas have particulate matter higher than the required amount.
  2. Kamrup (urban) has the highest number of Lung Cancer patients per lakh in the whole country
  3. Pollution control board of Assam lacks the facilities and equipments to monitor the cancer causing pollutants in the atmosphere.
  4. Assam alone has recorded 4443 cancer cases in the year 2011-12 which by the way is the highest in North East.
  5. Even though the rate of Cancer cases is rising at an alarming rate, the awareness among the people is dismal with many of the cases coming for treatment at a time when they are at an untreatable stage.

The only solace can be derived from the fact that Punjab has a much higher rate of cancer standing at 107.4 per lakh which is much higher than the national average. 

State

Cancer Cases

Assam

4443

Meghalaya

101

Nagaland

84

Arunachal Pradesh

65

Tripura

14

Manipur

38

Mizoram

59

Referring to the Ecologist Asia, April-June 2003 issue, Waste to Energy projects were initially touted as the solution to the India’s waste management and electricity problems and a huge amount of money was invested in it. However Energy Development Limited’s project in Delhi’s Gazipur gasification was shelved following pollution-related objections. The issues that were rising were the fact that gasification of waste would lead to release of Dioxin in the environment. Gasification is an incineration process that emits dioxins, the most poisonous cancer-causing toxin known in the world. Incineration transfers the hazardous characteristics of the waste from solid form to air, water and ash. It also releases new toxins which were not present in the original waste stream, besides generating heavy metals. However, here in Assam, we have a private party freely disposing off biomedical waste in a tropically rich place near Guwahati called Rani. How can a technology which has been found polluting in Delhi and subsequently in Chennai in 2003 become nonpolluting here in Assam? In Delhi and Chennai strict and quick measures were taken to halt any such project related to burning of wastes and subsequently tried to shift over to non-burning technology.

In this continuation I would like to highlight, the recent amendments in the Biomedical Waste Management rules recommending deep burial over Burning technologies like Incineration and random installation of small units of Incinerators in and around Human establishments.

There was a huge hue and cry about Waste Incineration as renewable energy. Using the term Renewable to describe these technologies is dishonest and highly misleading as incineration actually destroys waste resources, turning them into toxic ash and air emission. Thus waste which cannot be reused, recycled, or composted cleanly, ought to be landfilled rather than incinerated. This will help in lesser release of dioxin in the environment.

In its study of the Perungudi dumpsite in Chennai, Environment Resources Management, London, has clearly certified the garbage as most suitable for composting rather than for burn-based technologies. This will be true for most if not all dumpsites of India and is in fact the sanest waste management option.

People’s participation alone will not suffice. Strict legislation has to be passed and implemented with vigor in order to curb out the burning technologies. Educating individuals about its ill effect will suffice to stem down the burning up to a level, but to curb it out completely, Legislations and laws are our only hope.

Waste Management in the state has to be looked at from two prospective of that of Biomedical Waste and Municipal Waste. Non burning technology has to be adopted for both the prospective and alternate solutions have to be devised to look into the disposal of the said waste. Speaking of alternatives, landfills have been over the years sighted as one of the most relevant and viable alternatives to stop the spread of the Dioxin into the environment. For Biomedical Waste, segregation at the point of generation of the waste plays a key role in reducing the amount of infectious waste. Improper segregation will only lead to conversion of the overall hospital waste (both infectious and non-infectious) into infectious waste. 

Our city has also seen the rise of door to door collection of Municipal waste over the last two years. The segregation of Municipal waste at the home-level would further help to properly classify waste which is of extreme nature. Thus bio-degradable wastes like food leftovers, table scraps etc. could be put in a specific colored container while non-degradable and infected wastes could go into another colored container. A two color system would not be difficult for the house holds to follow.

Thus to conclude, the responsibility that us Guwahatians have towards our own ecosphere would make us shy away from the path of burning technologies. We must and have to promote non burning technologies for our waste management needs if we are to have a piece of healthy earth to survive in. Being responsible citizen of this state it is our earnest responsibility to educate each other about the harms of Waste incineration in any form. We have to understand that burning the waste doesn’t destroy its cancer causing ability but propagates it by the means of ash and gives it a far more and extensive reach. Apart from Dioxin, we have multiple other sources of Cancer like Tobacco, radiation, ill food habits etc. but Dioxin by far is the most threatening and dangerous simply owing to the magnitude of its reach and its toxicity. Thus its removal from our environment is of utmost importance. A person can stop consuming tobacco at his will but you cannot stop the spread of Dioxin by a third individual who may be doing it knowingly or unknowingly. Hence our duty to spread awareness and introduce strict legislations is mandatory. 

I urge anyone reading this article to rise up against this extremely toxic substance and do whatever is in your reach to stop its spread. The best gift that we can give toour successors is a clean and green piece of earth. Let’s all work together towards achieving the same.

 

(This paper was presented by Aashim K Chatterjee at Guwahati Press Club on October 30, 2013)

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Bihali
PALLAB LOCHAN DASINC0Graduate32Rs1,00,000
~ 1Lacs+
Rs0
~
Biswanath
SHRI PRABIN HAZARIKAAGP0Graduate55Rs55,92,965
~ 55Lacs+
Rs10,50,217
~ 10Lacs+
Bokajan
KLENGDOON ENGTIINC0Graduate Professional30Rs34,19,451
~ 34Lacs+
Rs0
~
Bokakhat
ARUN PHUKANINC010th Pass60Rs31,91,723
~ 31Lacs+
Rs0
~
Barkhola
Dr. Rumi NathINC0Graduate Professional31Rs13,56,529
~ 13Lacs+
Rs3,65,014
~ 3Lacs+
Dholai
Girindra MallikINC0Graduate Professional72Rs53,377
~ 53Thou+
Rs0
Katigorah
Ataur Rahman MazarbhuiyaAIUDF0Post Graduate59Rs29,81,221
~ 29Lacs+
Rs2,41,618
~ 2Lacs+
Lakhipur
Dinesh Prasad GoalaINC0Post Graduate62Rs1,46,35,751
~ 1Cror+
Rs50,77,870
~ 50Lacs
Silchar
Sushmita DevINC0Post Graduate38Rs6,73,29,533
~ 6Cror+
Rs1,60,30,649
~ 1Cror+
Sonai
Anamul HaqueINC0Graduate Professional62Rs1,49,15,066
~ 1Cror+
Rs23,00,000
~ 23Lacs+
Udharbond
Ajit SinghINC0Graduate49Rs62,97,275
~ 62Lacs+
Rs5,00,000
~ 5Lacs+
Mahmara
SARAT SAIKIAINC0Graduate60Rs92,42,058
~ 92Lacs+
Rs10,28,775
~ 10Lacs+
Sonari
SARAT BORKOTOKYINC0Graduate Professional72Rs1,50,47,326
~ 1Cror+
Rs4,00,000
~ 4Lacs+
Dhakuakhana
NABA KUMAR DOLEYAGP012th Pass38Rs5,55,47,120
~ 5Cror+
Rs59,55,686
~ 59Lacs+
Sarupathar
AKLIUS TIRKEYINC0Graduate Professional60Rs17,14,562
~ 17Lacs+
Rs1,30,000
~ 1Lacs+
Dhemaji
Sumitra Doley PatirINC0Post Graduate54Rs50,96,226
~ 50Lacs+
Rs7,00,000
~ 7Lacs+
Chabua
Raju SahuINC012th Pass41Rs77,04,040
~ 77Lacs+
Rs4,83,910
~ 4Lacs+
Dibrugarh
Prasanta PhukanBJP010th Pass55Rs80,18,800
~ 80Lacs+
Rs11,05,077
~ 11Lacs+
Duliajan
Amiya GogoiINC012th Pass64Rs1,03,26,505
~ 1Cror+
Rs50,000
~ 50Thou+
Lahowal
Prithibi MajhiINC0Graduate Professional59Rs42,31,764
~ 42Lacs+
Rs20,29,573
~ 20Lacs+
Moran
Jibon Tara GhatowarINC010th Pass50Rs1,65,54,553
~ 1Cror+
Rs2,41,708
~ 2Lacs+
Naharkatia
PRANATI PHUKANINC0Graduate47Rs51,17,416
~ 51Lacs+
Rs5,00,000
~ 5Lacs+
Tingkhong
Atuwa MundaINC0Graduate49Rs18,06,236
~ 18Lacs+
Rs27,902
~ 27Thou+
Diphu
BIDYA SING ENGLENGINC0Graduate56Rs2,77,25,169
~ 2Cror+
Rs0
~
Howraghat
KHORSING ENGTIINC0Graduate62Rs1,01,25,931
~ 1Cror+
Rs0
Gohpur
SMTI MONIKA BORAINC012th Pass52Rs2,69,90,256
~ 2Cror+
Rs15,62,000
~ 15Lacs+
Golaghat
AJANTA NEOGINC0Post Graduate47Rs1,41,11,995
~ 1Cror+
Rs35,05,280
~ 35Lacs
Khumtai
BISMITA GOGOIINC0Post Graduate37Rs17,55,877
~ 17Lacs+
Rs0
~
Halflong
GOBINDA CH. LANGTHASAINC0Graduate79Rs41,25,890
~ 41Lacs+
Rs0
Algapur
SAHIDUL ALAM CHOUDHURYAGP212th Pass65Rs84,88,925
~ 84Lacs+
Rs35,65,000
~ 35Lacs+
Hailakandi
ABDUL MUHIB MAZUMDERINC0Post Graduate77Rs2,69,29,767
~ 2Cror+
Rs1,20,177
~ 1Lacs+
Katlicherra
GAUTAM ROYINC012th Pass63Rs1,39,62,322
~ 1Cror+
Rs9,02,196
~ 9Lacs+
Baithalangso
MANSING RONGPIINC0Graduate Professional53Rs89,06,900
~ 89Lacs+
Rs0
~
Jonai (ST)
PRADAN BARUAHINC0Others46Rs34,20,036
~ 34Lacs+
Rs1,10,000
~ 1Lacs+
Dergaon
AROTI HAZARIKA KACHARIINC012th Pass50Rs21,39,964
~ 21Lacs+
Rs7,31,000
~ 7Lacs+
Jorhat
RANA GOSWAMIINC0Graduate51Rs67,55,177
~ 67Lacs+
Rs6,52,600
~ 6Lacs+
Teok
MEMBAR GOGOIINC0Graduate Professional74Rs84,35,183
~ 84Lacs+
Rs1,26,830
~ 1Lacs+
Badarpur
JAMAL UDDIN AHMEDINC05th Pass56Rs1,52,77,467
~ 1Cror+
Rs33,81,245
~ 33Lacs+
Karimganj North
KAMALAKHYA DEY PURKAYASTHAINC0Graduate33Rs19,02,135
~ 19Lacs+
Rs0
Karimganj South
Siddeque AhmedINC210th Pass44Rs89,02,618
~ 89Lacs+
Rs0
Patharkandi
Monilal GowalaINC0Graduate Professional67Rs66,53,591
~ 66Lacs+
Rs1,76,000
~ 1Lacs+
Ratabari (SC)
KRIPANATH MALLAHINC0Graduate35Rs2,37,457
~ 2Lacs+
Rs0
Bihpuria
Bhupen Kumar BorahINC0Post Graduate41Rs92,94,999
~ 92Lacs+
Rs13,10,000
~ 13Lacs+
Lakhimpur
Utpal DuttaAGP0Graduate50Rs1,15,25,674
~ 1Cror+
Rs0
Naobaicha
Sanjay Raj SubbaINC08th Pass51Rs2,53,65,988
~ 2Cror+
Rs33,91,338
~ 33Lacs+
Majuli (ST)
Sri Rajib Lochon PeguINC0Post Graduate50Rs34,12,354
~ 34Lacs+
Rs1,86,644
~ 1Lacs+
Margherita
Pradyut BordoloiINC0Post Graduate52Rs3,10,04,107
~ 3Cror+
Rs72,38,585
~ 72Lacs+
Nazira
Sri Debabrata SaikiaINC1Graduate46Rs5,50,63,280
~ 5Cror+
Rs24,42,648
~ 24Lacs+
Sadiya
Bolin ChetiaINC012th Pass40Rs16,06,357
~ 16Lacs+
Rs0
Amguri
ANJAN DUTTAINC110th Pass59Rs10,89,67,413
~ 10Cror+
Rs18,36,300
~ 18Lacs+
Sibsagar
PRANAB GOGOIINC0Graduate Professional75Rs2,15,35,996
~ 2Cror+
Rs2,62,818
~ 2Lacs+
Thowra
SUSHANTA BORGOHAININC0Graduate37Rs1,31,70,000
~ 1Cror+
Rs8,26,946
~ 8Lacs+
Borchalla
Sri Tanka Bahadur RaiINC0Post Graduate60Rs49,10,051
~ 49Lacs+
Rs0
Dhekiajuli
HABUL CHAKRABORTYINC010th Pass47Rs65,87,215
~ 65Lacs+
Rs28,85,990
~ 28Lacs+
Rangapara
Shri Bhimananda TantiINC0Graduate55Rs31,68,648
~ 31Lacs+
Rs0
Sootea
Sri Padma HazarikaAGP012th Pass47Rs4,78,66,422
~ 4Cror+
Rs81,99,559
Tezpur
Shri Rajen BorthakurINC012th Pass44Rs24,01,636
~ 24Lacs+
Rs14,36,394
~ 14Lacs+
Digboi
RAMESWAR DHANOWARINC0Not Given73Rs1,01,86,391
~ 1Cror+
Rs2,79,141
~ 2Lacs
Doom Dooma
DILIP MORANBJP112th Pass44Rs63,84,598
~ 63Lacs+
Rs18,62,890
~ 18Lacs+
Tinsukia
RAJENDRA PRASAD SINGHINC0Graduate48Rs1,32,87,100
~ 1Cror+
Rs0
Moriani
RUPJYOTI KURMIINC0Not Given33Rs45,02,170
~ 45Lacs+
Rs10,65,611
~ 10Lacs+
Titabor
SRI TARUN GOGOIINC0Graduate Professional74Rs4,94,19,349
~ 4Cror+
Rs21,83,070
~ 21Lacs+
Boko
Gopi Nath DasAIUDF0Graduate51Rs65,72,597
~ 65Lacs+
Rs0
Chaygaon
Rekibuddin AhmedINC012th Pass37Rs34,31,337
~ 34Lacs+
Rs2,95,000
~ 2Lacs+
Hajo
Dwipen PathakAITC3Graduate48Rs5,55,10,107
~ 5Cror+
Rs97,63,829
~ 97Lacs+
Palasbari
Jatin MaliIND0Post Graduate55Rs1,76,53,632
~ 1Cror+
Rs61,17,178
~ 61Lacs+
Bhabanipur
Abul Kalam AzadAIUDF210th Pass46Rs17,67,000
~ 17Lacs+
Rs0
Patacharkuchi
Manoranjan DasBJP0Post Graduate64Rs87,94,567
~ 87Lacs+
Rs0
Baghbor
Sherman Ali AhmedAIUDF0Graduate46Rs1,08,58,441
~ 1Cror+
Rs3,58,181
~ 3Lacs+
Barpeta
Abdur Rahim KhanAIUDF2Graduate43Rs23,68,660
~ 23Lacs+
Rs0
Chenga
Sukur Ali AhmedINC0Graduate46Rs7,81,718
~ 7Lacs+
Rs96,276
~ 96Thou+
Jania
Rafiqul IslamAIUDF2Post Graduate35Rs9,70,537
~ 9Lacs+
Rs0
Sarukhetri
Ali HossainAIUDF2Post Graduate49Rs59,33,290
~ 59Lacs+
Rs24,38,000
~ 24Lacs+
Sorbhog
Ranjit Kumar DasBJP0Post Graduate45Rs1,58,33,586
~ 1Cror+
Rs22,00,000
~ 22Lacs+
Bijni
Kamalshing NarzaryBPF012th Pass55Rs26,80,010
~ 26Lacs+
Rs3,34,986
~ 3Lacs
Bilasipara East
Gulakhtara BegumAIUDF0Post Graduate39Rs24,13,863
~ 24Lacs+
Rs0
Bilasipara West
Hafiz Bashir AhmedAIUDF0Post Graduate51Rs36,25,182
~ 36Lacs+
Rs3,65,014
~ 3Lacs+
Bongaigaon
Phani Bhusan ChoudhuryAGP0Graduate59Rs60,38,353
~ 60Lacs+
Rs71,445
~ 71Thou+
Dhubri
Jahan UddinAIUDF0Graduate38Rs3,82,955
~ 3Lacs+
Rs0
Gauripur
Banendra Kumar MushaharyBPF012th Pass52Rs98,19,410
~ 98Lacs+
Rs42,43,379
~ 42Lacs
Golakganj
Abu Taher BepariINC0Post Graduate46Rs56,36,818
~ 56Lacs+
Rs0
~
Dudhnoi (ST)
Siv Charan BasumataryINC010th Pass40Rs5,94,621
~ 5Lacs+
Rs0
~
Goalpara East
Monowar HussainAIUDF0Graduate Professional65Rs53,84,981
~ 53Lacs+
Rs3,00,000
~ 3Lacs+
Goalpara West
Seikh Shah AlomAIUDF1Graduate40Rs15,79,120
~ 15Lacs+
Rs1,15,874
~ 1Lacs+
Jaleswar
Moinuddin AhmedAIUDF0Post Graduate40Rs8,14,000
~ 8Lacs+
Rs3,62,500
~ 3Lacs+
Gossaigaon
Majendra NarzaryBPF0Graduate53Rs43,35,700
~ 43Lacs+
Rs0
Kokrajhar West (ST)
Pradip Kumar BrahmaBPF012th Pass47Rs1,40,50,561
~ 1Cror+
Rs0
Hojai
Dr. Ardhendu Kr. DeyINC0Graduate Professional71Rs2,07,47,379
~ 2Cror+
Rs41,43,304
~ 41Lacs+
Jamunamukh
Mahammad Sirajuddin AjmalAIUDF0Graduate54Rs42,78,54,366
~ 42Cror+
Rs3,98,72,400
~ 3Cror+
Lumding
Swapan Kar
AIUDF1Graduate54Rs21,55,259
~ 21Lacs+
Rs3,81,020
~ 3Lacs+
Kaliabor
Keshab MahantaAGP0Post Graduate51Rs1,00,15,886
~ 1Cror+
Rs11,77,917
~ 11Lacs+
Dispur
Akon BoraINC0Graduate58Rs75,67,822
~ 75Lacs+
Rs0
Gauhati East
Capt. Robin BordoloiINC0Graduate69Rs1,16,13,848
~ 1Cror+
Rs2,04,004
~ 2Lacs+
Gauhati West
Hemanta TalukdarINC0Not Given61Rs3,73,15,103
~ 3Cror+
Rs7,29,083
~ 7Lacs+
Jalukbari
Himanta Biswa SarmaINC0Doctorate42Rs3,06,45,893
~ 3Cror+
Rs78,67,556
~ 78Lacs+
Kokrajhar East (ST)
Pramila Rani BrahmaBPF0Graduate59Rs75,34,709
~ 75Lacs+
Rs0
~
Sidli (ST)
Chandan BrahmaBPF0Graduate41Rs2,45,47,000
~ 2Cror+
Rs80,00,000
~ 80Lacs+
Dalgaon
Ilias Ali
INC110th Pass51Rs24,77,413
~ 24Lacs+
Rs79,129
~ 79Thou+
Kalaigaon
Mukunda Ram ChoudhuryAGP0Others62Rs2,08,21,692
~ 2Cror+
Rs11,50,000
~ 11Lacs+
Mangaldoi (SC)
Basanta DasINC0Graduate40Rs30,75,156
~ 30Lacs+
Rs0
Sipajhar
Binanda SaikiaINC0Post Graduate46Rs69,12,113
~ 69Lacs+
Rs23,00,911
~ 23Lacs+
Jagiroad (SC)
Bibekananda DalaiINC012th Pass44Rs65,70,029
~ 65Lacs+
Rs6,44,217
~ 6Lacs+
Laharighat
Dr. Nazrul IslamINC0Graduate Professional63Rs2,58,78,366
~ 2Cror+
Rs47,35,000
~ 47Lacs+
Morigaon
Jonjonali BaruaINC0Graduate53Rs2,00,98,489
~ 2Cror+
Rs76,98,939
~ 76Lacs+
Barhampur
Prafulla Kumar MahantaAGP0Graduate Professional59Rs4,86,70,025
~ 4Cror+
Rs1,59,11,133
~ 1Cror+
Batadraba
Gautam BoraINC0Graduate51Rs96,71,873
~ 96Lacs+
Rs18,39,715
~ 18Lacs+
Dhing
Aminul IslamAIUDF0Post Graduate39Rs1,93,416
~ 1Lacs+
Rs0
~
Nowgong
Dr. Durlav Chandra ChamuaINC0Graduate Professional50Rs80,47,024
~ 80Lacs+
Rs0
Raha (SC)
Pijush HazarikaINC0Graduate33Rs75,95,658
~ 75Lacs+
Rs38,56,748
~ 38Lacs
Rupahihat
Mazibur RahmanAIUDF0Post Graduate40Rs6,94,000
~ 6Lacs+
Rs0
Samaguri
Rockybul HussainINC0Graduate46Rs2,16,56,707
~ 2Cror+
Rs39,36,449
~ 39Lacs+
Barama (ST)
Maneswar BrahmaBPF0Graduate39Rs58,98,896
~ 58Lacs+
Rs3,65,014
~ 3Lacs+
Barkhetri
Bhumidhar BarmanINC0Graduate Professional79Rs1,61,48,717
~ 1Cror+
Rs16,83,629
~ 16Lacs+
Chapaguri (ST)
Hitesh BasumataryBPF012th Pass41Rs7,50,57,661
~ 7Cror+
Rs1,21,96,664
~ 1Cror+
Dharmapur
Nilamani Sen DekaINC0Not Given55Rs91,69,562
~ 91Lacs+
Rs2,01,004
~ 2Lacs+
Nalbari
Jayanta Malla BaruahINC0Graduate38Rs51,21,359
~ 51Lacs+
Rs14,21,250
~ 14Lacs+
Tamulpur
Emmanuel MosaharyBPF0Post Graduate47Rs60,89,909
~ 60Lacs+
Rs0
Abhayapuri North
Bhupen RayAGP0Graduate52Rs79,91,607
~ 79Lacs+
Rs4,40,000
~ 4Lacs+
Abhayapuri South (SC)
Chandan Kr. SarkarINC08th Pass54Rs2,50,49,799
~ 2Cror+
Rs79,19,735
~ 79Lacs+
Kamalpur
Jadab Chandra DekaBJP0Post Graduate55Rs73,57,662
~ 73Lacs+
Rs0
~
Rangia
Ghanashyam KalitaINC0Graduate57Rs23,28,683
~ 23Lacs+
Rs0
~
Mankachar
Zabed IslamIND0Graduate42Rs56,74,538
~ 56Lacs+
Rs10,22,677
~ 10Lacs+
Salmara South
Abdur Rahman AzmalAIUDF0Post Graduate29Rs6,84,38,383
~ 6Cror+
Rs28,34,399
~ 28Lacs+
Mazbat
Rakheswar BrahmaBPF0Graduate54Rs19,43,179
~ 19Lacs+
Rs0
Panery
Kamali BasumatariBPF010th Pass53Rs15,31,767
~ 15Lacs+
Rs0
Udalguri (ST)
Rihon DaimaryBPF0Graduate45Rs1,12,45,416
~ 1Cror+
Rs29,47,344
~ 29Lacs+

North-East India Conclave 2011

17 Nov 2011 - 12:16am | editor


For the first time, a conclave exclusively focusing on the entire North Eastern region of India was organized in the National Capital on November 6. The conclave was aptly named as– Northeast India Conclave 2011. Attended by dignitaries, the conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Guest, Union Minister for State for Water Resource Development, Mr. Vincent H. Pala along with Former Director of the Intelligence Bureau and prestigious Kirti Chakra awardee Mr. Ajit Doval. The conclave started with a condolence prayer for the departed soul of the maestro & balladeer from the Northeast – Dr. Bhupen Hazarika who left for the heavenly abode a day earlier.



Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Lawyer Supreme CourtMs. Agatha Sangma, MPBrijest Kumar Gupta - Commissioner, Delhi PoliceKarma Paljor, CNN-IBN Journalist/anchor



In the first edition of the Northeast India Conclave, the response received from the guests was very encouraging. The discussions on various contemporary topics on the Northeast were witnessed by around 300 people. The event started with its first interactive session, Problems of Students Studying in Delhi & Other Cities which was Chaired by Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Rural Development, Ms. Agatha Sangma along with Commissioner of Police – Delhi Mr. Brijesh Kumar Gupta, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi and TV Media Personality of CNN-IBN, Mr. Karma Paljor.


The second session of the Northeast India Conclave 2011, Northeast: Policy, Their Efficacy and Need for Reforms was chaired by Hon’ble MP from Sikkim, Mr. Prem Das Rai along with Former MP of Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Former MP of Nagaland Mr. Asungba Sangtam and Prof. (Dr.) A. Bimol Akoijam, from School of Social Sciences, JNU.


The program was exclusively covered by NETV. To make the conclave reach the larger audience the channel ensured LIVE coverage. Sr. Vice-president, Ms. Gargee Bardoloi who was present at the conclave was felicitated for supporting the cause envisioned by Northeast India Conclave and for making the conclave a success as a Media Partner.


After two well attended sessions in the morning, the third & the final session, Northeast Tourism & Its Impact on Cultural Heritage at 3:00 PM was chaired by Hon’ble MP and BJP Spokesperson Mr. Tarun Vijay along with Former Tourism Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Tsona Rinpoche, Senior Journalists Subir Ghosh and Dr. Ashikho Daili, Sr. Vice President – Indian Association for Peace & Friendship with China.


The Northeast India Conclave 2011 came to an end with a beautiful traditional song by Mizoram artists. The response from the people from the Northeast residing in Delhi and NCR was overwhelming.


The next edition of Northeast India Conclave 2012 will be hosted in Delhi.




- Rik Yn Namchoom, New Delhi


HSLC-AHM results to be declared on Friday

14 Jun 2012 - 6:28pm | editor

Stunned by a number of anomalies and controversy, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam is prepared to announce the results of the HSLC and AHM examination on Friday it conducted in February. SEBA on Thursday dispatched the results to different centres and the result booklets would be available in all the 51 zones to be announced at 12 noon on Friday. Last year, SEBA declared the HSLC/AHM examinations on May 27. This time it was delayed because of a number of difficulties.