Jatinga Bird Mystery Promotes Tourism in Assam

The world is often thrown into mystical debates by the occurrence of unexplained phenomenon which initiates scientific search for answers. Something similar happened in the beginning of this year in many parts of the world. Some are inclined towards believing that such incidents are a sign that the world is coming to an end in 2012 as predicted and believed by many. Others, especially from the scientific group are suggesting that it’s all natural and there is nothing to worry

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More Funds for Infrastructure: PMGSY to Ensure Rural Road Connectivity in Assam

Rural roadways infrastructure is the backbone of inclusive development, and its existence and quality is an indicator of the development status and potential of a region. Roads in India are the primary mode of mobilizing resources, be it food, consumables or other goods. The road network in the country distributes products manufactured in one part to the rest and help make remote parts of the country accessible. Their construction comes with some significant environmental impacts as well, roads are known

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Bharat Nirman: Public Information Campaign Now Generates Awareness in Assam

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India’s Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign has now reached Assam. The three day campaign being coordinated by the PIB, Guwahati is being executed at Jakalabhanda. The Directorate Field Publicity, Tezpur and Jorhat Unit organized a Healthy Baby Show during the three days Public Information Campaign to disseminate information on child health and related schemes of the Government of India. Previously on NE Greens: Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign

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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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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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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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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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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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