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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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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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Assam Tea Tourism Festival to Showcase the Exotic State

Renowned for its rich, full-bodied bright liquor, Assam tea is an answer for those who favour a cup of tea with a punch. The All Assam Tourism Festival at Jorhat from November 26 to 28, 2010 promises to take you on an exploration of this tea territory in its entirety. The Strong and Exotic Assam is the rich, green land of rolling plains and dense forests through which the mighty Brahmaputra charts its majestic course. It is a region of

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Prakriti Awards 2010: Guwahati Witnesses Eco-Friendly Durga Puja

With the idea of creating awareness among the general masses on the preservation of our rapidly degrading environment, the Ecotourism Society of North East India instituted the Prakriti Award this year, to be given away to the ‘Best Eco-Friendly Durga Puja’ in Guwahati. The chief criteria for the awards was to have an eco-friendly idol and the maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene amidst the huge amount of rush on all the four days of the Durga Puja celebrations. Evaluation was

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Dam the River, Damn the People in India’s NE State of Arunachal Pradesh

Tucked away in the northeastern most part of India, with snow capped Himalayas in the north and the plains of Brahamaputra river valley in the south is the diversity rich state of Arunachal Pradesh. But for its geographic location and other political factors, the state would have been an ideal eco-tourism destination and an ultimate getaway for the rest of India and the world. Presently, it’s a region hidden away from repeated human intervention, aptly tagged: Paradise Unexplored! Such is the lack of information about the

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Why NE Greens!

NE Greens is a region wide attempt to protect our environment and promote sustainable development of Northeast India. A project of the Green Media Network and supported by the Delhi Greens organisation, NE Greens brings to you green voices from the biodiversity rich and culturally diverse seven sister (+1) states of India.

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