Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Nagaon and Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Regional Centre Guwahati under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI have organised a day long training programme at Nagaon on 12.12.2011. About 60 farmers (both man and women) from 7 villages of the district have attended the programme where topics related to food processing in horticultural crops were thoroughly discussed. At the beginning of the training programme, Dr Mrinal Saikia, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Nagaon has welcomed the trainees and delivered a lecture on post harvest handling and value addition of potato and other tuber crops. Dr S. Gogoi, Principal Scientist, HRS, Kahikuchi, Guwahati has spoke about post harvest technology of fruits and vegetables.
Dr T. P. Saikia, Principal Scientist, RARS, Shillongani, Nagaon has delivered a lecture on food processing as a small scale enterprise. Mrs P. Nath, SMS (Home Science) and Mrs S. Das, SMS (Horticulture) has given hands on training to the women trainees on squash and pickle making. Mr G. Barman, DDM, NABARD, Nagaon has presented a lecture on role of banks for going for entrepreneurship in food processing. Dr K. Suresh Kumar, Sr. Scientist and In-charge, IICPT, RC- Guwahati, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, has informed the house about the role of the institute in development of food processing sector in the NE region and appealed the farmers of this district to come forward with sound projects for establishment of small scale food processing industries in their localities to improve their livelihood. At the end of the programme, feed back was received from the representative trainees and the certificate of completion was distributed among all the participating farmers. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon has thanked the In-charge, IICPT, RC- Guwahati for choosing this KVK for such programme and thereby helping the farmers to develop their knowledge on food processing sector.
A simmering political mercury over the recent Rajya Sabha polls has forced the adjournment of the House twice in 30 minutes on Monday. it All these began when the opposition party MLAs disrupted the proceedings as soon as the House started its question hour. Raising banners and festoons, the Opposition parties alleged murder of democracy in the Rajya Sabha polls. The Opposition parties demanded point of order in view of the serious allegations of horse trading in the poll. Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai refused to accede to the demand. The Opposition party MLAs said they would not allow the House to function unless point of order is allowed. Amid an unruly scene, the Speaker adjourned the House for a brief period of 15 minutes. When the proceedings resume at 9-30 in the morning the situation refused to improve forcing the Speaker to re-adjourn the House. BJP, AGP and AIUDF have demanded disqualification of the MLAs who refused to toe on the party line in the Rajya Sabha polls.
Thousands of students from AASU and 24 other student bodies held a huge rally in Guwahati on Saturday raising the demands to stop the NHPC-owned big dams. The student bodies who held the rally at the Latasheel Playground further demanded immediate resumption of the NRC project besides steps to check erosion, conservation of Majuli. The rally resolved to resist the move to transport the big dam turbines to Gerukamukh via Tezpur through the Brahmaputra riverways.The protesters further shouted anti-government slogans as they were taking out a procession from Panbazar to Chandmari.
18 Dec 2007 - 1:31am | editor
he AKRSU-sponsored hunger strike for a separate Kamatapur has crossed seventy five hours but nobody from the Tarun Gogoi cabinet has come to them. Going by the Sunday news, some doctors were rushed to the protesters. They alleged that on Monday the government tried to end the strike through negotiation with the Kamrup metro administration and NCP leaders.
However, AGP and AUDF presidents along with some other parties and organiosations have rushed to the protest site and expressed thier soliderity.
The doctors attended the protesters again on Monday morning.
But till now no representative from the ruling party is there to take stock of the situation. On the other hand, lower Assam commissioner VSL Vasaba, Kamrup metro deputy commissioner Pratik Hajela and headquerter sub divisional officer Chandra Kamal Bhuyan came to the site.
On the other hand, several political leaderts rushed to the protesters from Monday morning to visit the striking Koch Rajvbanshi student leaders. They include former AGP ministers Rekha Rani Das Boro, Biraj Kumar Sarma. During Moreover, Tankeswar Rabha from the All Assam Rabha Students Union, MASS adviser, AJYCP adviser Dilip Patgiri also visited the protesters. The AARSU president said that the Rabhas will not object to the ST status fore the Korch Rajbanshis in the Rabha Hasong council areas.
Asom Gana Parishad president Brindaban Goswami along with Sabda Rabha, Queen Ujha, Apurba Bhattacharjee rushed to the striking AKARSU leaders.
AUDF president Badariddin Ajmal, his associate Basir Ahmed Kasimi and former minister Aminul Islam also visited the protesters and supported the cause.
They alleged gross injustice for the minorities by the Congress. AKARSU president Biswajit Rai has alleged that the government is shying away from steps to solve the problem and and instead has a conspiracy to end the strike through negotiation with NCP and districgt administration.