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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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1500 BJP-AGP workers join Congress in Nagaon

6 Sep 2010 - 5:00pm | DigantaTalukdar

The AGP & BJP received a setback when 1500 workers of Nagaon district joined congress on Sunday, at the open meeting “Gana Samabesh” held at Deodhar in Nagaon district, organized by Pakhimoria Block congress. The meeting was organized as a mark of celebration of 125th year completion of Congress and the Teacher’s Day which was attended by Assam Social Welfare minister Akon Bora as a chief guest. Beside Bora, Dr. Durlav Chamua, Anuwar Hussain and other senior congress leaders also graced the function. The minister and the senior leaders were welcomed by the organizing committee with Gayan- Bayan. The newly joined congress workers were greeted and felicitated by Dr. Durlav Chamua. The members who joined the Congress praised the dynamic leadership of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. “ Congress government of Assam has done a lot of development of the state and this attracted us to join congress”, told to media while talking with a newly joined member.

Chamua while addressing to the mass, spoke that the development of Assam is only possible under congress government. “Congress works for common people”, he added. Moreover he told that Tarun Gogoi led government has been always working for the betterment of common people.

Akon Bora, who attended as the chief guest, on his speech, warmly welcomed the newly joined members. He told that people have now understood that the Congress is the party who always think for the common mass and for our works it has attracted a large sum of people of different political parties.

Save Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary campaign launched

11 Feb 2010 - 6:19am | Jayanta Kumar Das

A high level team headed by Dr.SS Meenakshi Sundaram,Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri visited Barnadi wild life sanctuary on February 5 to study its problems. The other members of the team were Bankim Sarma,DFO,Dhansiri Division, Udalguri; Dr.Anupam Sarma and Hiten Baishya of WWF(India) North Bank Landscaping Programme; journalists Jayanta Kumar Das and Debanga Mahaliya;Dipak Baro and Lachit Baro,president and secretary of ABSU Dimakuchi anchalik committee .The team visited most of the areas of the sanctuary; including Shopakana,(on Indo-Bhutan border) Nalanadi,No.2 Pukhuri,Deosunga River etc .During the tour it was observed that ninety percent of the tall valuable trees had been lost. Forest workers informed that large scale destruction of the sanctuary had. been done during 1980 and 1995 period by then SULFA boys, causing serious threat to most of the wild animals and birds including world famous pigmy hog and Hispid hare. Situated in the foot hills of Himalayas, bordering Bhutan in the North of Udalguri district, Barnadi wildlife santuary ( 260 46” 49’ N and 910 45” 31’E;at the elevation of 175 M above sea level )with an area of 28.22 sq km could well have attracted large number of inland and foreign tourists for its exotic virgin beauty, had there been good infrastructures like drinking water, communication system, forest guides etc. The only known abode of pigmy hog (sus salvinous)and Hispid hare (caprolagus hispid),Barnadi wild life sanctuary had been neglected by both state and BTAD authorities since its up gradation to wild life sanctuary in 1980.Earlier it was known as the Barnadi Reserve Forest The sanctuary had been an ideal bhabar tract. The sanctuary has at least 14 species of mammals including Indian elephants, Tiger ,Leopard, Slow lories, Capped langur, Barking deer Gaur ,Himalayan black bear, wild bore, Pangolin, Panticoloured flying squirrel, Assamese macaque, Peacocks, Eurasian otter, fishing cat and Porcupine etc.

Major problems like severe biotic interference, inadequate infrastructure, inadequate man power, lack of awareness among local people ,encroachment of forest lands,lack of proper communication systems etc have posed serious threat to the sanctuary. It is a matter of regret that no tourists visit the sanctuary now a days. During the tour all the inside roads of the sanctuary were seen covered with thick tall grass or creepers making it difficult to move ahead. On the other hand the forest staff stationed in the sanctuary complained that they had no water facility and had to walk a distance of more than 5 km twice a day for collection of water They admitted that for a number of reasons they could not tour inside the sanctuary regularly.

DFO Bankim Sarma, informed the team members thathis department had taken up a few schemes like arrangement of water in the sanctuary, repair of staff quarters, installation of 15 sets of wireless sets, and powerful search lights. But, according to him Barnadi wild life sanctuary had never been allotted sufficient fund allocation for its infrastructure development. Deputy Commissioner journalists and accompanied nature loving people request WWF India to take up a few immediate schemes for Barnadi Wild life Sanctuary. Both the WWF officials agreed to take up the matter and said that they would soon meet to chalk out solution to the problems of the sanctuary. The delegation particularly requested ABSU officials to create awareness among people for the conservation of flora and fauna of Udalguri district.

Workshop on Youth and Democratic Governance

6 Apr 2009 - 9:29am | Ranjan K Baruah

In a bid to sensitize young people on democratic governance, Students Mobilization Initiative for Learning through Exposure (SMILE) under Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) is organizing a day long workshop on Youth and Democratic Governance on 8th April, Wednesday from 10 am. The workshop will be organized in the conference hall of Darwin School of Business near the state zoo. Democratic governance is the central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the critical importance of democratic governance in the developing world has been discussed internationally. The workshop shall focus on the role and importance of youth of youth for god and democratic governance. There will be debates and discussions on Rule of Law, Right to Information, E- governance, Urban Governance, Panchayat System. Local Self Governance, etc. There is no joining fee for participation while college students or any young people can participate in the workshop. Interested young people may dial 98642 27589 for further details.