The first special economic zone (SEZ) in the North East will come up in Nagaland. The state is setting up an agro and food processing SEZ.
Entire Assam is now engulfed by drought. All the 27 districts of state are facing agricultural draught. While in Manipur a drought has been declared, another Northeastern state of Nagaland is reeling under a drought-like situation.
The commission of inquiry constituted by Assam government to enquire into misappropriation of funds of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council has revealed that banned outfit Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) (DHD-J) supported the Autonomous State Demand Committee's (ASDC) alliance with the BJP in the last council elections held in December 2007.
The proposed land bank will provide virgin tracts to prospective investors after suitable due-diligence. Some 1000 acres of developed land will be available under the bank.
Assam is eyeing to generate 2043.7 MW of additional power in next couple of years. The state government is talk with Oil India Limited (OIL) to initiate joint venture power project.
Scanty monsoon has forced the Centre to declare a drought in Northeastern state of Manipur. In Assam, at least 14 districts out of the 27 districts are declared to be reeling under drought like situation.
The chief minister, who is also in charge of the finance of department, in a written reply to AGP legislator Alaka Sarma said that rate of tax on plant and machinery will be brought down from 4% to 2%.
The explosion took place around 5.30 am in Sontipur district.
Assam is all set to get a cashew processing plant of 4 tonnes per day capacity at Mankachar in Dhubri district. The unit is slated to become operational by early next year.
The Assam government's celebrations marking three years of Congress rule was marred by violence when at least 12 people were killed in Central Assam's North Cachar hills district on Tuesday by suspected militants. Nearly 20 houses were burnt.
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