Skip to content Skip to navigation

Massive tree felling for railway safety!

Railway tracks are required to boost surface communication network. But construction of a railway track is not allowed at the cost of a green surrounding. That’s objectionable. The felling of thousands of valuable trees for construction of a portion of railway track in Kokrajhar triggers no less resentment among the people in the entire BTAD district.

Forest department workers have been felling thousands of trees in Kokrajhar district for the railway tracts in between Fakiragram and Kokrajhar stations much to the major worry of the people in the entire area. The authorities have cited railway safety and security. But there is  more than what meet the eyes.   

The first to oppose the is none other than Discovery Club, a Kokrajhar based NGO which expressed displeasure over the  felling of tress in the area.

The NGO vice president Naba Kumar Basumatary said that the authorities are going by their assumptions that these trees are endangering railway safety. The forest authorities have already ordered felling 4794 trees citing the provisions of the Section 14, Chapter IV of the Railway Act, 1989.

'We( Discovery Club) visited the sites. The nature has its own course and we can’t do away with the natural disasters rather than to take measures to survive it. We just can’t go by taking examples of some accidents and do harm to our ecology rather we can think of different sustainable solutions to prevent these accidents,” said Basumatary.

 

 

Author info

Hantigiri Narzary's picture

Reporting from Kokrajhar

Add new comment

Random Stories

Fire gutted Dimakuchi market

16 Mar 2016 - 12:03am | Shajid Khan
A fire gutted down at least 4 to 5 huts in Dimakuchi daily market on Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out  from a lighted cigarete and quickly spread to the other houses in the neighbourhood....

Pall of gloom in Namrup as AGP leader dead

20 Mar 2018 - 8:15pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
Namrup: Noted social worker and local AGP leader Debokanta Baruah died a sudden death leaving a pall of gloom in the entire area on Tuesday. The end came in the wee hours at the BVFCL Hospital where...

Serial blast probe on but no new lead

15 Nov 2008 - 4:56pm | editor
Police has booked arrested one Pabitra Boro, an NDFB cadre for parking the Maruti-800 at Panbazar before it exploded on October 30.It is revealed that in its initial investigation, SIT has identified...

Protest erupts in Golaghat

28 Feb 2011 - 4:06pm | editor
A massive protest erupts in Golaghat district alleging government conspiracy behind the recent death of Anjan Barua of Barpothar.KMSS is taking out huge protest in Golaghat demanding action against...

Other Contents by Author

The Mwihur International Theatre Festival has ended in Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). The seven-day festival took place at the Bodofa Cultural Complex, Chandamari. Thirteen plays were performed by renowned artists from around the world, in various languages including Bodo, Assamese, Nepali, Hindi, Sinhala, and Malayalam. The festival was organized by the Lwrgi Theatre Group and supported by the BTR government. The festival was well-received by theatre lovers in the region. On the last day, the "Rudali" drama in Rajashthani language was performed by Gandhi Hindustani Sahitya Sabha and Sumukha from Delhi. This performance received strong applause from the audience. The...
Noted social activist Aruna Roy will receive the prestigious Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2016. The Jury Board of the Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT) headed by Dr. Anil Boro, Associate Professor, Gauhati University finalized Roy for the award to be given away at a function in Rabindra Bhawan inGuwahati on August 26. Roy, a social activist is the co-founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana (MKSS), a social and grassroots organization for the empowerment of workers and peasants. It is a major civil rights movement in India and played a crucial role in the establishment of the Right to Information Act (RTI). She is also served as a civil servant in the Indian...
A massive prepraration has got underway to accord warm welcome highness shantidoot Acharya Shri Mahashraman,chief of Jainism  in Kokrajhar,who is entering the state of Assam through Srirampur on March 24 on the part of Ahinsa Yatra. Addressing the reporters,Samani Veenit Proghya and Samani Jagath Proghya,organiser and office bearer of Jain Setamber Teraponthi Sabha,Kokrajhar told that the Ahinsa Yatra will be entering Assam through Srirampur of Kokrajhar dsitrict on March 24 where  Acharya Shri Mahashraman and several sadhus are arriving.They said that all kinds of preparations have completed so far to accord warm welcome the Yatra team in a big manner. Acharya Shri Mahashraman...
The United People’s Party(UPP) candidate  for Kokrajhar east Pratibha Brahma filed nomination papers to the Returing Officer at DC office in Kokrajhar on Monday. Brahma, was accompanied by senior party leader Rabiram Ujir,leaders from alliance partnar Congress party Ashok Kumar Borgoyary. A grand procession was organised from Kokrajhar anchalik office to DC office via flyover where thousands of party supporters both from UPP and Congress thronged and shouted slogans in supports of UPP candidates claiming winning of the candidates who are contesting from constituencies in the scheduled April 11 election. Pratibha Brahma,UPP nominee after filling nomination told that she was hopeful...
With just few days left to the scheduled assembly election, candidates from different political parties and independent candidates are busy with their campaigning at their respective constituencies in the state.  Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east LAC Pramila Rani Brahma hold her election campaign at Bhumki village on Sunday. She said that she has contesting the election to gain more development and integration. She said that her BPF party was working for the all round development for the common masses . She has promised to work more integration if she elected for another term, besides urging to vote for the party.  UPP candidate for Kokrajhar east LAC and social...
With extending support to the United People's Party ahead scheduled Assam assembly election on April 11 next, Rafikul Sheik, vice president of Kokrajhar district committee of AIUDF joined in UPP at a party meeting at Fakiragram under Kokrajhar west LAC in Kokrajhar district on Sunday.  Sheik along with his party supporters joined the party in the presence of huge party supporters and extended supports to the party.  'His joined the UPP party will blow a setback to the AIUDF party', said a political analyst.   
Security forces apprehend a NDFB(S) cadre from Basabil area under Gossaigaon PS on Sunday in Kokrajhar district. Based on information about the presence of the militant outfit cadres in the area, a joint team of police and army launched an operation where a listed cadre of Gossaigaon platoon of the NDFB(S) was arrested along with arms. He was identified as Sanjay Narzary of Borsabil village. A pistol, two round ammunition was recovered from him.   
Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east constituency Pramila Rani Brahma file nomination paper to the Returning Officer at DC office in Kokrajhar on Friday. She was accompanied by senior leader Derhasat Basumatary,BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary,Rajib Brahma along with thousands of party supporters thronged at the huge procession from party office to DC office. Brahma,after filling nomination papers said that she will stress more to uplift social-integration through facilitating electrification,sanitation among citizens in her constituency.She said that irrespective of caste,creed and languages are supporting her through which she is wining for six terms in her political...
The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has left three constituencies- Sorbhog, Rangia and Bhawanipur to the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), its ally party. Talking to Reporters in Kokrajhar at the sideline of an election rally for the 30 Kokrjhar East candidate Pramila Rani Brahma in Koktrajhar town,  BPF president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary said ‘yes we have decided to leave the three seats to the BJP.  We are not fielding candidates in these three constituencies, he said adding that the party will now contest in 13 constituencies in the BTAD region.  The BPF have earlier announced party candidature in 16 constituencies, including in these three constituencies. Mohilary said...
The AIUDF party announced 19 names of the candidates to contest the ensuing assembly election in the state which included Kokrajhar west LAC on Thursday. Dahit Chandra Brahma has been named as candidate from Kokrajhar west (No.29) LAC from AIUDF party. Party supporter and voters of the Kokrajhar west constituency expressed their happy after getting ticket to Dahit Chandra Brahma and thanked to the party leaders for nominating Brahma as candidate to contest the election. Dahit Chandra Brahma after getting ticket said that he is contesting the election with mass support and his winning is sure in the constituency. He has thanked party leaders for nominating him as candidate. The...