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Raha administration plastic cleanliness drive

NAGAON: As part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's  call during his Independence Day speech to clean up the environment from plastic, the local administration here along with Raha Municipality Board (RMB) on Saturday launched a drive at Raha Toll Plaza along the four-lane highway to clean up the plastic garbage from the area.

The officials and employees of the administration and the RMB  cleaned up the roadside plastic garbage thrown in and around the toll plaza campus.

Pallavi Kachary,  executive officer , Raha Municipality Board, taking part in the drive  urged the public to go for waste segregation right at the source as the first place being our homes , shops ,hotels, restaurants etc. She said that it was the duty of every citizen to keep their homes and localities clean and create a safe germ-free and plastic free environment.

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No construction near Kaziranga

26 Aug 2015 - 9:39am | AT News

Any construction in and around the Kaziranga National Park will not be allowed. The government will have to ensure it. This was what the National Green Tribunal directed on Tuesday. 

The National Green Tribunal is dead opposed to any construction in and around the.
A NGT bench headed Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the government to file a map of the park with its boundaries and the construction has been restricted to 5 km radious.

The tribunal asked the government to ensure the strict compliance of the orders of the tribunal and no construction whatsoever should be permitted to come up in and around the world heritage park.

The tribunal will resume hearing on September 14.

The government has been asked to file status report on steps within two days to minimise the increasing wildlife casualties in the National Park.

The tribunal's direction came while hearing a plea filed by environmentalist Rohit Choudhury opposing expansion of NH-37 which passes through Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat.

The tribunal had in July issued bailable warrant against 28 dhabas, resorts and other commercial establishment owners for failing to appear before the tribunal and raising illegal structures in the park.

KMSS dharna in Dispur

6 Feb 2014 - 4:31pm | AT News

Hundreds of KMSS activists staged dharna in Dispur in protest against the fielding of Dr Sanjay Sinh in the Rajya Sabha polls slated for Friday.

Led by Akhil Gogoi, the KMSS activists squatted in front of the Assam Assembly and strongly criticized Congress legislators and leaders for fielding an outsider in the polls.

Talking to reporters, Gogoi said that they won’t allow any horse trading to take place in the Rajya Sabha polling process. They further prayed to the Almighty to lead the Congress leaders and legislators in right direction.

Deaths of more wild jumbo calf in Udalguri district resented

5 Jul 2010 - 10:44pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The mysterious death of another male wild elephant calf in Udalguri district has drawn sharp criticism from the nature loving people of the district. This has been the case of fourth death in a row in just two months in the district. According to information,the dead body of a two months old jumbo calf was found in line no.5 of Hatigarh TE (very close to Red Horns Division Brigade HQ) on the morning of July 3.The body of the dead calf did not bore any mark of injury but looked very weak and pale.Experts said that the calf could have been suffering from malnutrition. They also said that because of the frequent chasing away of the wild elephant herds,the mother elephant could not spare time to feed her infant causing death to him.So far as many as 14 numbers of wild elephants had been killed in Udalguri district in a year time. Although world wide protests had been received,but neither the government nor the tea garden authorities had shown any interest in the matter. Rather they had been busy with clearing forest lands only.

A large numbers of tea gardens including small ones have been established in the northern areas of the district thereby destroying most of the forest cover in last decades leaving no room for the wild animals. The tea gardens established during British rule too had been expanding their gardens by encroaching more and more forest lands. It is time that the government became serious on matters of land and revenue in the areas. It is learned that the lands were alloted to tea gardens on lease basis (for a period of 30 years generally).But the lease agreements had been prepared hundreds years back and the fixation of revenue was too small. The government could earn good revenues if new lease agreements were prepared with the increased in land revenue. More over most of the tea gardens have been occupying more lands than mentioned in the lease deed. Nature loving people of Udalguri urged Assam and BTC government to take steps so as to find the actual land holdings by the tea gardens with immediate effect. NA few nature loving people of the district also said that forest department could never implement any schemes in the areas dominated by the tea gardens to protect wild animals and birds without involving tea garden managements. Tea garden managements must be told to raise special squads to protect both wild animals and people. But unfortunately the role being played by the tea gardens had never been encouraging .Recently a wild elephant survey team headed by the Circle Office, Harisinga Revenue Circle (Tangla) along with forest and media personals had been refused entry to Hatigarh TE .Tea gardens ,various NGOs and government agencies must work closely to stop the so called man elephant conflict by creating general awareness among people;otherwise of which the conflict would go on causing great loss to mankind.