Guwahati: Assam continues to be plagued by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) with 24 positive JE cases and seven casualties reported so far till Monday. Assam witnessed 863 deaths due to JE from 1996
The ongoing implementation of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in the State is expected to result in substantial increase in the area of summer paddy, and consequently, greater production.
The newly introduced National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has succeeded in getting positive response in Barkshetri development block areas in Nalbari district especially among the labour class people. In this minority-dominated development block which has three gaon panchayats in char areas, work of about Rs 4.50 crore are under way and more than 2000 labourers are getting daily work in those projects.
Every year the Brahmaputra and its tributaries bring death and destruction to Assam. Yet, there is no long-term plan to tackle floods in the State.