The Assam Tribune
Chief Secy reviews status of govt schemes in Darrang
NAGAON, Oct 26: Phatic Sarma, retired BSNL official and recipient of the State government!s sports pension, breathed his last on Sunday evening at his Baidyatoop residence here due to old-age ailments. He was 80.
Sarma had won the best athlete award in Gauhati University!s sporting events during his student life. He was the founder secretary general of Asom Yoga Sangstha and was also the joint secretary of Yoga Federation of India.
He also served as the general secretary of Assam Gymnastics Association. He leaves behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives.
A number of organisations and individuals condoled his demise, including local MLA Rupak Sarma, BJP central executive committee member Jugal Kishore Sarma, sports organisers Tapan Das, Pradeep Hazarika, Ujjal Boruah, Pravat Kumar Bora, Dr Krishna Kumar Bora and sports pensioner and senior scribe Rajen Borkakoti. " A Correspondent
JAGIROAD, Oct 26: Bhupendra Kr Bordoloi, an ex-employee of the Assam Village Industries Commission, Guwahati, passed away at his Bhumoraguri residence near here on Friday due to heart-related ailments. He was 88.
A noted purohit of the greater Jagiroad area, Bordoloi was actively associated with several socio-cultural and religious organizations. Popular among the people, Bordoloi is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter and a host of relatives.
His demise has been widely mourned in the greater Jagiroad area. " Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Oct 26: An ascertainment camp for clinically suspected stroke cases and community awareness, using a mobile unit, was organised at Greenwood Tea Estate of the Assam Company India Limited.
Altogether 28 patients were examined and CT scan (brain) was done on about 24 patients free of cost. Dr Binod Sharma, neurologist from Assam Medical College and Hospital and Dr Prasanta Bora, Deputy Director of ICMR, Dibrugarh, along with their paramedical team conducted the camp.
The camp is believed to be the first of its kind in the northeastern region. It may be recalled that the first case of thrombolysis was reported from Greenwood TE.
This is in connection with an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-funded project for population-based stroke registry and clinical stroke case pathway. This is being done collaboratively by ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Assam Medical College, AIIMS-New Delhi, Christian Medical College-Ludhiana and with overall coordination by IMCRheadquarters, New Delhi, and active support from local health authority of the garden and the garden management, Dr UK Saha, medical officer from the tea garden, informed.
MANGALDAI, Oct 26: Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua on Sunday made a daylong official visit to Darrang district to take stock of the functioning of various developmental schemes with special focus on health, drinking water and household electrification and the new revenue scheme Basundhara.
The Chief Secretary met with the district heads of various departments here at the conference hall in the office of the Deputy
During his interaction with senior officials of the district health department, the Chief Secretary sought ground reports on the Covid control measures in the district, while instructing the district administration and the district health officials to ensure by October 31 that all residents (100 per cent) of the district above 18 years of age are vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as far as the first dose is concerned.
The Chief Secretary further asked the district administration officials to ensure that all the residents adhere to the Covid protocol with regard to maintenance of hygiene and social distancing, etc, while expressing concern that many people in the district still seem to have a careless attitude.
Deputy Commissioner Prabhati Thaosen, Superintendent of Police Sushanta Biswa Sarma, all Additional Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and Circle Officers were present in the meeting.
DIPHU, Oct 26: The Dilawjan area of Bokajan subdivision is facing a drought-like situation due to insufficient rainfall during the last agricultural season.
The arid situation has adversely affected the paddy cultivation as standing crops are drying up in the field.
Farmers in villages like Dilawjan, Kujgaon, Dubajan, Balipathar and parts of Sarihajan (Hanjanglangso) are facing a grim situation due to poor harvest. With no other option left, the frustrated farmers have allowed their cattle to graze on the paddy that has been decaying in the fields.
Farmers have attributed the entire situation to the unscrupulous sand mafias. According to them, unscientific and indiscriminate sand excavation has led to this ecological disaster, thereby contributing to a marked decrease in the water level in the Dilawjan river.