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Teacher training concludes in Kameng

A four day orientation programme for in-service teachers of Lal Bhahadur Sastri Vidya Niketan of East Kameng District concluded recently with success.

East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh advised the teachers to be get enrolled themselves in IGNOU for DEIED programme and should be trained by 2017. He has also felicitated the teachers by giving away the participation certificates.

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Guwahati not likely to be encroachment-free

4 Mar 2009 - 9:17pm | Daya Nath Singh
Lack of proper rehabilitation policy for increasing population and callous attitude of the civil machinery have hampered the development of the city. Dream of Clean and Green city shown to the citizens has been shattered. With the elections coming closure people are advised to have patience as the new government would perform better, but this could not be done till now even after several guards have changed. Encroachment is a chronic problem of the Guwahati city, the capital of Assam and local authorities have failed to provide solution to overcome this menace. From time to time it has been observed that the civil administration takes steps to evict unauthorized occupation of government land by damaging the dwelling huts of the ‘poor occupants’, who have no other place for shelter under the sky. After such eviction drives, those hut owners re-establish and within a few hours they find their shelter ready. The exercise by the administration remains futile.The banks of rivulets like Bharalu in the city are badly affected with such encroachments. It has been found that a large part of the banks of the river are encroached by rich and poor people. Whereas the rich and influential people manage to construct even permanent cemented structures of shops, houses and temples etc, the poor have to face the brunt of administrative ire.

The barriers constructed around to save the rivulet beds have now been demolished along a large part of it. Recent deployment of dredgers to dig Bharalu in order to control floods during rainy seasons and dumping the earth on its banks have also helped the encroachers, who have got earth filling ‘free of cost’. A large number of temporary constructions have turned to be permanent structures. On these unauthorized encroachments a large number of residential and business places have come up in the area. Hundreds of shops have been opened inside the Bharalu enclosures itself.Around most of the city markets encroachments on the footpaths and roads are abundant. This creates much harassment to pedestrians, who find it difficult to walk over. The women, elders and the children feel much inconvenience due to such encroachments. In narrow lanes a number of shops have come up with unauthorized shops and parking places. Those also create much hurdle.

Interestingly, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and local police are alleged to be satisfied with such encroachments, because the GMC collects fines from such encroachers and the police get tips from the petty traders. The encroachers feel that by paying money to these people they get rights for encroachment.
Parking of vehicles on roadside is another problem in Guwahati. Local administration has band a number of parking places under the flyovers after the recent bomb blasts in the city. No alternate arrangement has been done for the vehicular traffic to park. As a result the roads of the city have turned into the parking places. Unless alternate arrangements for parking places and rehabilitation of down-trodden people are made there is no chance of getting an encroachment-free Guwahati.

The civil administration’s attitude to please all sections of the peoples makes it difficult to follow any firm policy. In fact there is no such policy which can be implemented. The situation is beyond the control of the administration because of political interference which needs to be eliminated.

Training on Low Cost Polyhouse Cultivation at Goalpara

21 Mar 2008 - 3:58pm | Benjamin Kaman
A training on “Low cost Polyhouse cultivation” was organized on 7th March’ 2008 by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dudhnoi, Goalpara. Nearly thirty practicing farmers from Rangjuli, Darrangiri and Dudhnoi participated in the programme. The programme began with inauguration by incharge Mr. Swaroop Sarma, followed by ice breaking session. Course coordinator Er. Benjamin Kaman discussed pros and cons of Low cost Polyhouse cultivation, since the concept of Polyhouse cultivation is new in the Goalpara district. The farmers were been taught all aspects of low cost Polyhouse including site selection, construction, management of microclimate, plant protection aspects and recommended crop varieties and crop calendar. Er. Kaman also presented an estimate of a 100m2 area Polyhouse made of low cost 200 micron LDPE. At the end of the deliberation, economics of a year was presented considering three crops. A documentary was shown as a part of the training, which attracted and motivated the farmers to a great extent.

Mr. H. C. Kalita, Mr. Jyotish Barman, and Mrs. Minakshi Borah Kaman were the other officials present on the occasion. The officials also exchanged views with the farmers regarding other matters relating to agriculture.

The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. H. C. Kalita.

Cong-AGP-AIUDF-BPF poll alliance!

28 Oct 2015 - 7:20am | AT News

A crucial meeting of Rahul Gandhi with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and APCC president Anjan Dutta in New Delhi on Tuesday is expected to clear the picture of a huge political equation in the pre poll political scenario.


Sources told Assam Times that Gogoi and Dutta are all set to convince the AICC vice president of the positive impact of the non BJP alliance in the upcoming assembly polls. These parties include AGP, AIUDF, BPF and the Akhil Gogoi-led Gana Mukti Sangram Sammity.

“Without any priliminary indication from AGP and AIUDF we are not proceeding with this deal. We the secular forces will be taking on BJP. We hope it would work,” said a senior political leader in New Delhi.    

Apart from AIUDF, the ruling party is believed to have been in touch with AGP and BPF. AGP is not going to forge poll pact with Congress. But it would not oppose the idea to take on BJP. AIUDF is free to any pact with Congress. BPF will support the single largest party while the Akhil Gogoi-led Gana Mukti Sangram Samity will not contest. But it could give moral support against BJP.

The undeclared poll deal came to light when Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday openly urged AGP, AIUDF, BPF, GMSS to stand united to take on BJP in the assembly polls early next year.