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9TH MAY,2017


Posted on 24 March, 2016 at 13:45 Comments comments (19)

It is observed that Dhubri district is still backward in all sectors and since independence no visible developmental works have not done by any elected members of Dhubri district.The people of this district are not aware of their needs and if they have they are still stay behind and for this reason the other districts of Assam is developing day by day,but this district is still far behind in Health,Education,Agriculture,Sanitation,social welfare etc.There is no ICU in Dhubri Civil Hospital,that means this patients of this district are depending upon other nearby district,there is no Private Nursing Home also in Dhubri town,the 20 bedded town and maternity centre may be modified to a Nursing Home like Hospital.There are one eye hospital is innaugurated adjacent to Joint Director of Health Services Office,Dhubri ,but unfortunately it is not functional till now.The TB Hospital in Dhubri is in deterioted condition,it should be immediately renovated for the better treatment.

There is no positive environment in sports in this district,till today Dhubri has not a single Stadium,not even an Indoor stadium,one is in Jhagrarpar area of Dhubri is in incomplete position,no facility for swimming.One P.B.Playground is surprisingly protected whole year for two national festival,nobody raised question on this,young generations are deprived from sports activities.

The leading persons and Organizations are frequently raised demand of revive of WIMCO and Rupshi Airport,we think both of these demand are baseless,better demand to use the abandoned WIMCO complex into an Industry based on raw materials available nearby,or it may be turned into an Medical College or Skill Development Training Institute,such like SIRD,NEDFi etc for the benefit of the unemployed youths of this region.The leaders should open their eyes and look the other districts demanding what type of facilities and accordingly they should demand Medical College,Engineering College,Private University Campus,Branch of SIRD,Agricultural Reaserch Centre./Station,Jute Reasearch Centre,Branch of NEDFi,Tourism Office,NABARD District Office,Renovation  of Dhubri Hatchery and Mini Feed Mill ( which is now occupied by Army),Soil Testing Laboratory,Extension Centre of Rubber Board,Spices Board,National Horticulture Boad,Coconut Board etc,RARS,Community Radio Centre,Farm Field School,Paramedical Training Institute, more ITI,Plant Health Clinic,Rice Research Station,Cold Storage,Mega Food Park etc. Best Indian compnaies may be invited to establish their production Units in this district for better employment of local youths.

So, we request all concerned to take inititative for a better and prosperous Dhubri district and share their views in this platform.



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PM"s Employment Generation Programme by Samudranil

Posted on 11 March, 2016 at 4:05 Comments comments (12)

The PM’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) looks to create more than four lakh jobs in the upcoming fiscal – 2016-17. It had been announced in 2000 and formally launched during fiscal 2008-09. PMEGP can be described as a credit-linked subsidy programme that is essentially a combination of Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) and Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana (PMRY). The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) administers the programme and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) implements it. The KVIC directorates are responsible for administering the programme at the state level.


What is the aim of the Employment Generation Programme?

The primary aim is to generate jobs in both rural and urban regions, by way of self-employment ventures, micro enterprises, and other eligible projects. It also aims at bringing back the tradition of village artisanship and helping urban youth who are unable to get jobs due to one reason or the other. The programme also looks to provide employment that is continuous and sustainable and make sure its beneficiaries’ earning capacities are enhanced thus.


Who are eligible and who are not?

The programme has some definite eligibility criteria. It only provides assistance to new projects that have been sanctioned by the authorities. To start with, the applicant needs to be older than 18 years in order to be deemed fit to receive assistance under the programme. The programme does not have any upper limit of income as far as granting assistance is concerned.


The concerned applicant needs to have studied till at least eighth standard in case of manufacturing sector projects that are worth more than INR 10 lakh and business or service sector projects, which are in excess of INR 5 lakh. Self-help groups can receive assistance under the programme. This is especially applicable to BPL families. However, they should not be the beneficiary of any similar programme.


Any institution that has been registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 can be regarded eligible for assistance under PMEGP. This programme is also open to charitable trusts and production-based cooperative societies. In case an existing unit is already a beneficiary of the REGP, PMRY, or any similar programme of the Indian Government or a state government, it will be deemed ineligible. The same is applicable for any other unit that is receiving subsidy from the central government or a state government.


Industries that will not get assistance under the programme

Any industry or business that deals with meat, beedi, pan, cigar, cigarette, liquor, tobacco or toddy.

Any industry that is in the business of pashmina wool or similar products that need hand weaving and hand spinning – ones that are already being benefitted by the Khadi Programme and enjoy sales rebates.

Any industry or business that is related to tea, coffee, rubber, sericulture, horticulture, floriculture and animal husbandry.

Rural transport, with the only exceptions being cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and house boats, tourist boats, and shikaras in Jammu and Kashmir

Any industry that is related to items that may cause environmental issues such as polythene carry bags.

How is the assistance provided?

For people belonging to the general category, the beneficiary needs to be able to contribute at least 10% of the project costs. The union government, in this case, provides 15% of the funding for projects in urban areas and 25% in case of ones being executed in rural areas. In case of applicants regarded as being special, the beneficiary needs to contribute at least 5% of the costs. For such cases, the central government provides 25% of the funding (urban projects) and 35% of the funding (rurally-done projects).


The following individuals are regarded as special:


Scheduled Castes (SCs)


Scheduled Tribes (STs)


Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

People from the Northeastern states


People living in border areas and hills


Certain banks have been identified for the purpose of disseminating the funds to the eventual beneficiaries and the amount is normally credited to the designated bank accounts.


Which industries will be benefitted?

The PGEP benefits the following industry groups:


Agro-based food processing industries

Polymer and chemical-based industries

Forest-based industries

Rural engineering and biotech industries

Handmade paper and fibre industries

Service and textile industries

Mineral-based industries

Application procedure

How to become beneficiaries of the programme?

The Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) issues advertisements in electronic and print media asking for applications and project proposals to be put forward by entities willing to become beneficiaries of the programme. This is done following consultation between divisional and state directors of KVIB and Director of Industries for that particular state. The applicants can also submit their applications online and then get printouts of the application. Once they have done this, they can then submit it to the concerned office along with necessary documents such as detailed project reports. They can download applications from the official website of KVIC.


Posted on 7 March, 2016 at 1:05 Comments comments (1)

Cleanliness at Bus Stands 

Below are the key issues, root causes and solutions to improve cleanliness at Bus Stands. Kindly review and share any additional inputs you may have on the subject.


We look forward to your inputs!

Swachh Bharat Mission


Cleanliness at Bus Stands – Solutions


1. Toilets should be set up next to every bus stand and regular supply of water and electricity should be ensured

2. All open drains next to the bus stands should be covered

3. Every bus stand should have a cleanliness focal assigned to it from the bus transport corporation

4. Municipal workers should be instructed to pay more attention towards the cleanliness of bus stands

5. Spit bins should be installed on each bus stand

6. Vendors selling tobacco, pan etc. should not be allowed to set shop at bus stands

7. Buses should be properly cleaned after every round

8. Enough dustbins should be installed on every bus stand

9. General masses should be educated about better civic sense through advertisements and other mass media campaigns

10. The corporation which builds bus stands should also create a fund which could be used to maintain these bus stands

11. Storm drains should be made near bus stands so that water could easily clear during the monsoon season

12. A cleanliness law could be created which could prevent people from throwing garbage on roads/bus stands

13. Instructions about cleanliness rules should be posted on all bus stands

14. An online grievance portal to be launched where citizens can upload geo-tagged photos of defaulting bus-stands

15. Old fashioned bus terminals should be redesigned.


Cleanliness Issues at Bus Stands – Root Causes


1. General public in the city lack civic sense

2. The administrative authority for most bus stands have a do not care attitude towards cleanliness

3. The public toilets around the bus stands are very filthy and many times they don’t even have running water

4. People waiting at bus stands throw garbage in corners creating garbage piles

5. Lack of spit bins at bus stands

6. The maintenance of facilities and infrastructure after construction is not taken care of

7. Vendors on the bus stand do not have big enough garbage bins and garbage keeps spilling from them

8. The drainage system around the bus stands is bad

9. Lack of a designated person to look after maintenance of bus stands in the designated area

10. Absence of dustbins at bus stands

11. There is lack of effective laws to force people to ensure cleanliness, as in other countries

12. Drains are open in general which are treated as the places for garbage disposal making them choked all the time and overflow in the event of rains.


Cleanliness Issues at Bus Stands – Issues


1. Bus stands are very unclean

2. People urinate next to the bus stands

3. There are open drains near many bus stands creating a foul smell

4. One can see a lot of garbage all around the bus stand

5. People waiting for buses spit around the bus stand

6. Seats on the bus stands are very dirty

7. Travellers dispose plastic bags, food items etc. at bus stands

8. Tea stalls/gutkha vendors dispose their waste materials on the bus stand premises

9. During rainy season, the bus stand become open pond with no option but to face the dirt all round

10. Some bus stands are occupied by the homeless

11. Petty vendors like peanuts sellers, fruit sellers create not only chaotic situation but also create lot of garbage.

National LED Programme by Viji Athreye

Posted on 29 February, 2016 at 1:45 Comments comments (13)

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in a step towards conserving the environment, has launched the Prakash Path (Way to Light), a National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting. Under this scheme, the government is planning to replace 77 crore conventional bulbs and 3.5 crore conventional streetlights with the LED range. As per the Economic Survey 2015-16, this change will see a savings of Rs 45,500 crore by reducing 21,500 MW electricity demand. The Prime Minister replaced one bulb with an LED in the South Block in Delhi. Just replacing all the bulbs in the South Blcok with LED will result in the saving of 7000 units of energy per month.


Advantages of LED Bulbs


LED stands for light-emitting diode (LED). This specialized electronic component is assembled into a lamp or bulb for use in light fixtures. LED bulbs have the following advantages:


LED bulbs are energy efficient. As compared to the incandescent bulbs, LEDs consume up to 90% less power.

Lesser consumption of power also means lesser emission of CO2, and thus reduced carbon footprints.

Use of LED bulbs naturally is indicative of a dramatic decrease in power costs.

LED bulbs are long lasting. A single bulb may last as long as 20 years. Thus usage of the same also results in time-efficiency.

Money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.

The National LED Programme


The Prime Minister coined this programme as a people’s movement which will work towards the conservation of energy and thus benefit the environment. Noting that conserving power is a more difficult task than its production, he encouraged the people of India to actively participate in this programme. He has also called for generating awareness among the people and motivating them through the extensive involvement of celebrities and eminent citizens in the programme. He also urged the manufacturers of LED bulbs to rise to the occasion and concentrate on production of more LED bulbs to meet the increased demand without compromising on quality.


The following are the features of the National LED Programme:


National LED programme was unveiled on January 5, 2015. As of January 15, 2016, 4.77 crore units have been installed under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and 5.51 lakh units under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP). This has helped in avoiding 1,547.2 MWs of peak demand.

The government plans to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs and 3.5 crore street with energy efficient LED bulbs and lights under DELP and SLNP by March 2019.

For this, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) along with Discoms, will be distributing LED bulbs to consumers at Rs 10 per unit. This is against the market price of Rs 350-400. The investment, which has been made by EESL, is being recovered from consumers by deduction of installments of Rs 10 every month for 8-12 months.

This programme will help in mitigating the climate change by reducing the CO2 emission by 85 million tonnes annually.

National LED programme will also facilitate India's commitment towards reducing its emission intensity per unit of GDP by 33-35 per cent by 2030 under its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).

This change-over will have the positive outcomes of a saving of 45,500 crore accruing to domestic consumers and urban local bodies, annual electricity saving of 109 billion units, and a reduction in demand of 21,000 MW annually.

At present LED bulbs are only assembled in India. The chips and other essential parts are imported from other nations. The Government of India, consistent with the make in India campaign, plans to encourage the manufacture of LED light fixtures in India.

Meanwhile, as per budget 2015-2016, the government has slashed the Import Excise duty from 12% to 6% on all inputs for use in manufacture of LED driver and MCPCB for LED lights and Fixtures & LED Lamps.



On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said, "Lets serve as trustees, where we utilise our natural resources for the present and at the same time ensure happiness of future generations". He had urged the active participation of the people of India towards a greener future with lesser carbon footprints. The National LED Programme is in keeping with the promise of the Prime Minister, and will surely see India contributing substantially towards cleaner and a greener planet through the conservation of energy.


Posted on 26 February, 2016 at 1:30 Comments comments (0)

Women and girls face shame and a loss of personal dignity and safety risk if there is no toilet at home. They have to wait for the night to relieve themeselves to avaoid being seen by others.

Come forward to help them to make toilets and make India an open defecation free country soon.


48 percent Indian population practice open defecation i.e.about half the population of India use toilets!



Posted on 26 February, 2016 at 1:30 Comments comments (0)