September 18th has been declared as the World Bamboo Day since 2009 by the World Bamboo Organisation (WBO). The declaration was made by the WBO along with the Thai Royal Forest Department during the 8th World Bamboo Congress which was held at Bangkok in that year. To commemorate the day this year, the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari visited Kohima, Nagaland to participate in the celebrations in a region where bamboo is central to the very survivalRead more
Environmental news from across the eight Northeastern states of India.
An “Enviro Lecture Series” organised by the Northeast Center for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER) in partnership with Delhi Greens and Jamia Millia Islamia was successfully conducted last month in New Delhi. Many young enthusiastic students and research scholars attended the lecture series which highlighted the environmental issues and impacts of climate change in the Northeast region of India. The event brought together prominent figures who are concerned and have worked in the region to share their experiences and thoughtsRead more
To raise awareness towards conservation of wildlife and prevent extinction of endangered species, October 1 to 7 is observed as the World Wildlife Week. The week was marked well across India and wildlife groups and organisations rededicated themselves to the cause of saving our wildlife.The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)’s Wildlife Division bears the responsibility of carrying out the activities relating to wildlife conservation in the country. The Division is responsible to deal with state governments and provide themRead more
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 lakhRead more
The 59th meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) was held successfully in New Delhi on September 28, 2010. Conducted every year, the NEC meets to discuss issues pertaining to the development of each states of the region and chalk out plans with budget for the next coming year. The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,Read more
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public distribution announced on October 1, 2010 its initiative to increase supply of food grains and storage facilities in the Northeast region of the country. The step comes as a big relief and is much desired for many Northeastern states like Manipur, which are facing the food shortage problem that triggers price hike and dependency on neighbouring countries like Myanmar. The Ministry informed that the Government has taken major initiatives to ensure continuous,Read more