The short term fellowship to study various aspects of pavement dwellers (primarily beggars) of Guwahati has been awarded to Jishnu Medhi of NE Television. Conducted by Guwahati Press Club with the support from ERD Foundation, Guwahati the one & half month fellowship is expected to provide space for the fellow to go for an in-depth study (and report) about the issue. The fellow will try to analyze the reason behind their homelessness, categorization and also the security aspect of the homeless persons in the city. The fellow Jishnu Medhi will receive a part of his fellowship money in an informal meeting at 3 pm on August 6 in the press club from the ERD Foundation chiarman M.Haque.
People of Kalaigaon and Tangla observed World Environment Day with various programmes. At Kalaigaon the programme was organised by Kalaigaon College authority in association with Dhansiri Forest Division,Udalguri.Arabinda Das, Principal of Kalaigaon College inaugurated the plantation drive at 11 am. Nearly six hundred students,teachers forest personel and media persons joined hands to plant nearly two hundred saplings. An awareness meeting was held at college hall at 1 pm which was presided over by Arabinda Das, Principal of the college. On the occasion he thanked forest deptt. for help and cooperation in organising the programme at Kalaigaon. He said that he would work for the declaration of Kalaigaon College as a bio-diversity enriched 'Green College”. The awareness meeting was also addressed by Jayanta Das,Hony Wildlife Warden,Udalguri; Dimbeswar Das,Range Officer,Bhergaon and Krishna Barua,Social Service secretary of Kalaigaon College.
At Tangla,WE Day was observed with various events.The central programme was organised at Tangla Model High School premise by Tangla administration headed by DN Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle. Several saplings were planted in the school campus in the morning.Nearly four hundred tree saplings were also distributed among students. Environmentalist Debanga Mahalia conducted a quiz competition on nature and wildlife. Prof.Binoy Medhi former Principal,Tangla College attended the open session as the appointed speaker.He advised all to plant fruit trees in the vacant land for wild animals and birds. Prof.Medhi said that there were no short cut to solve 'Man-elephant Conflict' and people must learn to live with others animals and birds.
Kokrajhar: BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary, who also holds the finance portfolio on Wednesday presented the BTC budget Rs. 242987.48 lakhs and surplus budget of Rs. 1360.99 lakhs for the financial year 2018-19 highlighting education,road communication,health,PHE,Tourism,agriculture etc in the entire area.
Mohilary presented Rs. 242987.48 lakhs and surplus budget of Rs. 1360.99 lakhs for the 2018-19 financial year. Mohilary,in his budget speech highlighted the education, irrigation, agriculture, road communication, health,forest department to make more gaining of development with involvedment of common masses.
He said the budget is mean for council development,which estimated receipts and expenditure of normal budget of BTC(councilised portion) for the year 2018-19 with estimated receipt of Rs. 242987.48 lakh and estimated expenditure of Rs.241626.49 lakh with surplus of Rs.1360.99 lakh. . The Opposition members termed the budget non-populist as no new agenda and initiative was noticed in the budget speech. A two-day budget session of BTC Legislative Assembly for 2018-19 financial year begins today at BTC Legislative Assembly House with Tridiv Daimary,
Speaker of BTC Legislative Assembly, in the chair.The house discussed on various subjects,which included river erossion, forest protection, agricultural, education, health,road communication,irrigation etc.
A bamboo bridge in Udalguriover the river Noa, precisely, exposes the much-hyped development in BTAD areas. This is less a bridge and more a death trap waiting to collapse at any moment thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the administration.
The make shift bamboo has been the staple means if surface communication for the people of a huge area in Mwdoubari MCLA has been linking Khoirabari, Hapabari, Pakimuri, Deur, Thepakhat, Kuhiyabil, Rupatol, Majarchuba, Kabir-Ali villages since past 25 years.
The scene gets worse when heavy rainfall washes away the bridge leaving the people hapless who gave no option but to use boat. Despite repeated requests, the authority has yet to blink.