NE Greens Wishes Everyone a Happy Independence Day from Moirang

On the eve of the festive occasion of India’s 65th year of Independence, NE Greens wishes a Happy Independence Day to all our readers and subscribers! We take you to the culturally rich township of Moirang which is a municipal council in Bishnupur district of Manipur and is located about 45 km away from the state capital Imphal. Moirang is famous for its ancient temples particularly of Lord Thangjing and is also the place of origin of the the graceful

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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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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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New Report on Climate Change Impact Assessment for India Highlights Key Concerns for Northeast

Assessing the impact of climate change on cities, states and nations has always been a challenge. To measure the impacts and forecast its impending results is but a stepping stone in the fight against climate change, to work out sustainable solutions. India has proudly moved forward in the right direction by releasing a major report titled “Climate Change and India: A 4X4 Assessment”. The report provides an assessment of impact of climate change in 2030s on four key sectors of

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Emu Rearing: Innovative Poultry Farming in Northeast India

Most of the states in Northeast India have been practicing hunting for food and as well as in cultural associations during festival. However, the age old hunting practice has now become a threat to several endangered species in the region. Birds like the Hornbill are now rarely found, in regions where they once frequented in huge numbers. The biodiversity of this biodiversity hotspot is under threat of extinction and something surely needs to be done before its too late. One

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Rubber Cultivation: A Rewarding Offer for the Northeast Farmer

Toy balloons, pencil erasers, rubber bands, hoses, belts, gloves, aircraft tyres and nameless others, what do you find similar in all these products? For most people, the first thing they would say is the flexible characteristic of the above goods. However, if we further ask them to guess the main ingredient of these products, t won’t take long before they guess the right answer, which is RUBBER. In modern world, the usage of rubber–both synthetic and natural–is innumerable. It is

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