Monarchak Gas Based Power Project in Tripura Gets a Green Signal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Revised Cost Estimate of Tripura Gas Based Power Project [100 MW (nominal)+20%] Monarchak in West Tripura, being implemented by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). The project now amounts to Rs. 623.44 crore which includes interest amount of Rs. 51.09 crore during construction at November, 2009 price level. The power generated from the project will be supplied to Tripura. The project would contribute to the economic development of

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Delhi University Hosts NE Students Fest for Addressing Security Issues

The festive season at Delhi University is on these days and colleges and departments are all out to host meets, fests, conferences and gathering of all kinds. The Student Welfare Department of the University also came forward to conduct a North East Students Fests (NESFS) 2011 with the aim of reaching out to the students from the seven sister (and one more) states. The objective of the fest was to promote the integration of students from Northeastern region within the

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Sneak Peak: Northeast at the Republic Day 2011 Celebrations!

Each year on the 26th of January, the Republic Day celebrations comprise various tableaux which display India’s military might, cultural diversity, economic strength and achievements in science and technology. This year too, as many as 23 tableaux will make the Republic Day parade colourful and enchanting. From among the Northeastern states, three tableaux will depict the culture and diversity of the region. These are from the state of Sikkim (above), Assam (below) and Tripura. Other state tableaux include those from

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Ninth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Focuses on Northeast India

The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in New Delhi today. As previously informed on NE Greens through the 59th meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC), the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has partnered with the northeastern states of the country in hosting the “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011”. The 2011 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas therefore remained dedicated to the welfare of the Northeast region of India. Following is an excerpt from the Prime

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New Year 2011 Begins on a Green Note by the Ecotourism Society of Northeast India

Each year, the Brahmaputra River front in Guwahati witnesses large number of picnic and parties around the New Year’s eve. People celebrate, but sadly, don’t realize the volume and kind of waste they leave behind and the damage that it causes. Waste like plastic and glass bottles, plates, polythene, leftover food and so on leads to pollution of the riverfront which has both immediate and long term impacts. Keeping this in mind, the Ecotourism Society of Northeast India made an

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Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign Creates Awareness in Tripura

The Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has developed the concept of Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, a media outreach strategy to disseminate information to the targeted beneficiaries focusing on the flagship programmes of the Govt. of India. This strategy combines information dissemination and demonstration of the benefits at the doorstep of the beneficiaries, particularly in rural areas. The Campaign is designed as a more inclusive tool of information dissemination and envisages direct contact with

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Foreigners to No Longer Require PAP for Entering Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland

In what may be seen as a New Year’s gift to the three Northeastern states, the Government of India has decided to exclude the entire area of the states of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the Protected Area regime notified under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order 1958. The exclusion is initially for a period of one year starting January 1, 2011. The said Act required foreigners to obtain a Protected Area Permit (PAP) in addition to a visa to visit

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Watch Out! Climate Change May Be Altering the Taste of Your Tea

According to a recent article published in the Guardian, climate change induced rising temperatures and reduced rainfall pattern may well be leading to not just the reduction in yields but also altering the distinctive flavour of India’s most popular drink: Ek cup chai – the humble cup of tea! The Assam tea is in trouble and all of us will have to bear the consequences. While the news will definitely come in bad taste (pun purely co-incidental) to many of

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Imphal to Witness Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur

The North East Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER), Imphal will be organizing a youth summit titled Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur on 16th January 2011. The aim of the summit is to encourage students on public speaking and to generate awareness about the environmental issues being faced by the state. The event will create leadership qualities among the students, inculcate management skills and cultivate the culture to work in a team. The first-of-its-kind youth summit in the state

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