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Steps to promote bee keeping in Assam

Assam is set to implement a slew of steps to boost bee keeping. The announcement came up from the department of horticulture and Food Processing ( DHFP) when its commissioner visited the World Food India on Sunday. 

The state government would extend all possible support to the farmers concerned for expansion of beekeeping in Assam . 

In this context, Pawandeep Singh Kohli, Director, Salt Range Foods Pvt. Ltd met the Director of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam at World Food India, 2017 and expressed their commitment to promote Bee Keeping among the farmers of Assam.  

Salt Range Foods Pvt Ltd is a leading exporter and supplier of Honey sourced from some of the best farms of India. Several entrepreneurs of Assam already associated with this company for knowledge support and buy back policy.  

Another company, namely, C K Udyog of Assam , leaded by Lila Charan Dutta has also offering handholding support to the Bee keepers of Assam, said Bakul Saikia, Senior Agricultural Development Officer and Nodal Officer, (Farmers Producer Company ). Around 2500 nos. of farmers already registered as Bee keepers, under the initiative of DHFP, Assam , supported by Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), said Saikia. 

Bees provide important natural products and services. They pollinate flowers and therefore play an important part in food production. Most plants are totally dependent on certain types of bees for reproduction. 

It is also for this reason that commercial pollination has begun to take shape in the larger agricultural industry. 

Among all the bee species, the honeybee is the most economically valuable as it is able to focus on particular plants at a time.It does not pollinate randomly because it targets particular plant species in every outing. A single honeybee can pollinate thousands of flowers daily. 

 

The bee as a pollinator, supports a number of ecosystem services including food chain development without which a lot of plants would die off.

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ABSU organises blood donation camp

23 Apr 2017 - 7:37pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A mass Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized by the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and its movement group like the NDFB(P), PJACBM at Kokrajhar Girl’s Higher Secondary school

Nearly two-hundred volunteers donated blood to the Kokrajhar blood bank on Sunday.

The initiative is being guided by Voluntary Blood Donor’s Association,Jharkhand and The Ant, a Chirang based NGO  with the help of local Blood Banks.

ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary said 10000 units of Blood will be donated by the this year in different parts of the state for Pregnant Women, Children and Cancer Patients.

He said the blood donation camp will be held at Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri and Sonitpur starting today. Islary said the vision of the ABSU is start a  new beginning of human relationship and humanity by giving drops of pure blood to someone who are struggling for to live with the help of few drops of Blood.

The ABSU leader said the Blood donation is one of the noble initiative to correct our self and re-bridge the human relationship for peaceful co-existence in future. He said the step aims to try reduced the number of death for crisis few drops of blood.

“The Bodos are very simple and easy going people, the deprivation from constitutional right had been the reason for long drawn unrest in the society which smash the normal live. The Bodos are very much concern on the protection of identity and living with dignity so they are very much determined for their self determination. Protection of land and all traditional and customary values are very much serious issue for the community, he said.

He stated that the new generation of the society trying their best to correct the way of movement and sustain it until they achieve the goal. “Blood donation is one of the noble initiative to correct our self and re-bridge the human relationship for peaceful co-existence in future. The organization will try reduce the number of death for crisis few drops of blood in state, nation and even out of the nation. We will try to provide blood for children, pregnant women and cancer patients in priority. The target of the organizations is to provide 10,000 units blood within one year., he said.

Sunil Mukharjee, president of Voluntary Blood Donor’s Association,Jharkhand lauded the step taken by the ABSU.  “Blood donation is a noble cause and it is pleasuring and encouraging to see so many volunteers under the ABSU are coming forward for blood donation, he said.

Startling revelations on massacre

16 Jan 2015 - 5:37pm | AT News

The National Investigation Agency is believed to have got more startling revelations on the Adivasi massacre during the interrogation of three dreaded NDFB-S rebels who were held in Nagaland on Thursday. Sources told Assam Times that the rebels confessed that it was Ajoy Basumatary who insturcted to carry out the gory massacre in Sonitpur district. Ajoy along with Dilip Basumatary, and Khamrei Basumatary were held in Nagaland on Thursday.

Dilip is no less responsible. He was Dilip, who co-ordinated the operation in the forest areas along the India-Bhutan border. Similarly, NIA claimed to have learnt that Khamrei is one of the main suspects in the recent killing of 20 people in Assam's Kokrajhar district.

Highway robbery attempt foiled: two robbers killed and three arrested

11 Aug 2008 - 3:52pm | Ritupallab Saikia
In the wee hours of 10th August police killed two robbers named Jalaluddin and Rahimuddin when they were robbing a Manipur bound night super bus at Deopani Jengai under Santipur P.S. in Karbi Anglong district. Three robbers named Ajiruddin Laskar, Raju Das and Motiur Rahman were also arrested by the police.

According to the sources a ten member team of highway robbers stopped a Manipur bound night super bus bearing No. MN-01/1781 at Deopani Jengai and started robbing cash, ornaments, mobile handsets etc from the passengers. The santipur police on getting the information about the robbery immediately arrived at the spot and the robbers started firing at the police. Two robbers were killed in the shootout between the police and the robbers. Police recovered one pistol, three rounds of live cartridge and six numbers of mobile handsets from the arrested robbers.