Rivers don’t recognise borders

The reported Chinese decision to block the Xiabuquo river, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo, the Tibetan name for the Brahmaputra, to complete the Lalho hydro-power project at an estimated cost of $740 million has raised an alarm in India, particularly in the North-east, as this will be the first such action on the flow…

Climate Change Hits Assam Tea

The flavour has changed from what it was before. The creamy and strong flavor is no more. It has been revealed that the changes have already been observed everywhere in the Indian tea industry and scientifically it is established that these are gravely attributed to excessive use of pesticides attributed to climate change. Other factors…

Assam continues to top maternal deaths in India

 Assam has recorded the highest maternal death in India for the tenth successive year, portraying the dismal condition of healthcare system in the northeastern state. The findings are part of the National Family Health Survey-4 released recently. According to the Sample Registration System during 2011-1013, the Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR) of Assam is 300 for…

Groundwater contamination cases rising in State

Assam  has been facing a grave water quality problem, which is threatening the future of a large section of its upcoming generations. It has been found that 19 districts of the State have areas affected by arsenic and nine districts have high fluoride in many pockets, including greater Guwahati. On top of this, high level…