Agitation Against Big Dam Construction Intensifies Within Assam

The issue of big dam construction in the Northeast, which has been at the center stage in Arunachal Pradesh, is now steadily gaining momentum in the state of Assam as well. The situation has reached such a stage that the deliberations in the coming days may well decide the fate of the ruling Congress party in Assam. This is certainly a big threat to the political agenda and the interest of the Unite Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Center.

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Dhriiti – The Courage Within: Green Hope from NorthEast India

Rapidly expanding cities in urban India are fighting many battles and are struggling to ensure sustainable development in order to induce a positive lifestyle. Showing the way forward and giving courage to win such a battle is Dhriiti, a progressive measure to build and motivate a culture of entrepreneurship and set up sustainable small-scale enterprises. Established in 2004 in the capital city of Delhi, Dhriiti’s primary objective is to promote micro enterprises through a creative and professional approach. Setting up

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More Funds to Protect Tigers in Assam

The Government of India (GoI) has sanctioned funds towards the continuance of the  ‘Project Tiger’ Scheme in three tiger reserves of Assam. These are Nameri, Kaziranga and Manas Tiger Reserve. The funds released is the first installment of the conservation funds and is to be utilized according to the agreement signed at Dispur last year. A total amount of Rs. 573.08 lakh is released for the current fiscal, of which Rs. 272.72 lakh will go to Kaziranga, Rs. 237.50 lakh

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