Environmental news from across the eight Northeastern states of India.

Enviro Youth Summit of Manipur Brings Together Green Ideas for Sustainable Development

  The first ever environment youth summit of Manipur was organized by the North East Centre for Environment Education and Research (NECEER), on 16th January, 2011 at Lamyaanba Shanglen, Palace Gate in Imphal. The inaugural session of the summit was graced by Th. Ibobi, Project Director of Loktak Development Authority (LDA); James Mayengbam, Founder of E-Con, Mumbai; Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor of Imphal Free Press; Dr. R.K. Ranjan, State Coordinator of Bombay Natural History Society and R.K. Sunita, Junior Scientist of

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All Northeastern State Capitals to be Linked to Major Rail, Road and Air Routes

The Government of India has now envisioned the linking of the capitals of the eight North Eastern states to main lines on all three transport systems: rail, road and air. The Ministry for Development of North East Region (DoNER) today released details and status of the various projects being undertaken in this regard. While all the state capitals of North Eastern states are already connected by National Highways, only Guwahati (Assam) and Agartala (Tripura) capitals are presently connected by main

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Traditional Warfare and a Retired General Come Together at the Reh Festival in Roing

The Reh Festival, celebrated by the Idu Mishmi community in Arunachal Pradesh, is held each year from February 1-3. The timing is just right to head down to Dibang Valley during the festival and experience nature’s beauty and this colourful festival. Reh festival this year is being supported by Tourism Department, Govt of Arunachal and Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. Seen in the image above,General (Retd.) J.J. Singh, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh dresses up in traditional weapons from the

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CII to Organise Tripura Rubber Convention Cum Exhibition 2011

North East has an abundance of natural and human resources. However, inadequate exposure to opportunities and infrastructural connectivity issues have hindered the growth process of the region. To unleash the huge growth potential that the Region holds, it is imperative to link the Region to the mainstream markets and expose them to the plethora of opportunities that exist. With this as the backdrop, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) started working as a key player in the North East Region

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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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