The state horticulture department is about to undertake a joint study with the University of California for stepping up strawberry production.
The tea industry in Assam’s Barak Valley is facing serious problems. After landslides, tea estates in the area are now facing the wrath of floods.
At a time when the tea sector is passing through rough patches, traditional communities engaged in brewing tea are experimenting with innovative tea products and methods.
Pakistan government has allowed the transportation of tea via railways through the Wagah-Attari railway station.
The ministry of development of northeastern region (Doner) will soon come up with a blueprint for the development of roads in the region.
Ulfa has asked the Hindi-speaking people to leave Assam. Ulfa, in its mouthpiece ‘Freedom’ has stated: “We have appealed to the Hindi-speaking people to leave because of the conflict in Assam, which is against colonial India. However, colonial administrators and illegal occupation forces instigate the Hindi-speaking population to ignore our appeal.”
Assam governor Lt Gen (retd) Ajai Singh feels that militant outfit Ulfa has disintegrated totally and is trying to hide around the difficult terrain in Upper Assam.
The Assam-Nagaland border row has drawn Ulfa's attention. The outfit has taken up the boundary issue. It has condemned the Assam government and the Centre for failing to take any steps regarding Nagaland's aggression in at least eight districts of Assam.
Energy installations in Assam have once again come under the attack of Ulfa militants.
Tocklai Experimental Station (TES), a tea research centre under Tea Research Association (TRA), in collaboration with scientists from Kyoto University of Japan is developing a new variety of tea.
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