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Animal husbandry training in Nazira

The Nazira Pragati organised a day long training on animal husbandry which evoked encouraging response from the local residents on Saturday. Sivasagar KVK specialist Dr.Rofikul Islam conducted the training to be participated by over 30 local residents. Dr Islam focused the viability and commercial farming of poltary, pigary, goatery etc.
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Training on Jatropha Cultivation at Patherighat

3 Aug 2011 - 6:14pm | Mowsam Hazarika

A special scheme to promote Jatropha (Bhot Era) cultivation in Assam has been taken by the Department of Agriculture, Assam for production of Bio-diesel. Altogether 137.4 ha area will be covered under this crop, covering 9 districts, namely, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Kamrup, Darrang, Sonitpur, Nagaon, Marigaon, Karimganj and Hailakandi. Moreover, 26 nos. of demonstration will be conducted for motivation of farmers. The cultivation will be done in waste land of the State.

In this context, a two day long training programme on Jatropha cultivation concluded on Tuesday at Patherighat . Pratap Singh Bharali, District Agricultural Officer, Darrang attended the programme as chief guest and stress about the production of bio diesel. Mahesh Barman, SDAO (Horticulture), Dr. Bangshi Kalita, SDAO(Fruit Preservation) , Bijoy Konwer, SDAO, Patherighat; Mowsam Hazarika, DAIO, Darrang, K K Pandit, ADO etc. participated in the programme as resource person. It may be mention that, 25 ha of non agricultural land is covered under Jatropha cultivation in Darrang district. 4 nos. of training on Jatropha cultivation will also be conducted in Darrang district during current year.

All’s not well in poll bound BJP

16 Mar 2015 - 3:57pm | AT News

All is not well in Assam BJP only a year before the assembly polls. Party leaders are quite unhappy with Dr Subramaniam Swamy’s controversial comments just a year before the assembly polls.

“What we can do? Whatever is saying is his personal comment and it isn’t the party’s stand,” said a senior party leader who refused to be named.

 Another senior leader told Assam Times in Delhi that the party leadership should rein in the persons who make controversial comment. “We don’t understand why the party leadership has allowed him to make such comments in Assam,” he said.

Several senior party leadership refused to buy Dr Swamy. Talking to Assam Times they said that these comments would only damage the party’s poll prospect in Assam.

“Definitely we will have to pay heavy price in the assembly polls early next year. The party leadership in Delhi should rein in him,” said a party leader in New Delhi.

The BJ ideologue strongly advocated demolition of masque, masjids and churches saying that these are only places to offer prayers which stoked howls of protest across the state. He further said that god lives only in temples.

Plight of indigenous citizens

22 Jul 2015 - 1:36pm | AT News

Abhoy Saikia of Hatigaon area is disappointed when he was among those who was waiting in front of a NRC centre in Guwahati to submit his documents. From 7 in the morning he was waiting for his turn. At 1 in the afternoon he lost his cool.
“I am disappointed. What they are doing for so long. Why we are made to suffer even to submit the forms,” rued the 60 year old man in Hatigaon area.
Same it is with Padmini Gogoi. The housewife from Beltola Survey area has been waiting from 9 in the morning.
 “After hours of wait my turn came. But the technical snag made it difficult for the officials to take my forms,” she told Assam Times.
The  things are not different from Baharul Hussain who was made to return on Tuesday without submitting his forms.
“I was waiting for 7 hours. But I was not called. I along with 70 others had to return. Today I  did it after 4 hours of wait,” he said.
This is how, lack of enough technical support and lack of manpower has been forcing hundreds of people to suffer even to submit the NRC forms across the state.