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Re: Power Crisis-Assam, Solar and its potential
Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Editor,

Accept my heartiest greetings at the very beginning.

I use the opportunity to congratulate Posoowa for taking initiatives to bring different burning issues of NE states to public notice.

I am Manash Dutta and an Assamese by birth working for an MNC, General Electric, as steam turbine application engineer based in New Delhi.

I introduce my friend Debajyoti Bordoloi, who is also a mechanical engineer by profession, presently working as Manager-Operations, India for HYTHANE LLC, USA. Hythane is into alternative energy/fuel sector. He is also based in New Delhi

Sir, the major unresolved issues other than militancy in Assam is Power crisis. We don't have quality power available for our daily needs. Electrification in the villages is really in a horrible shape.

This is due to many reasons such as lack of infrastructure, shortage of skilled man power, distribution losses, some geo-political reasons, but mainly due to shortage of raw materials/feed for power generation, the NE states have been suffering for long enough with acute shortage of power which in the long run has badly affected the whole economy of the region. The situation will never improve since we will never be able to meet our power demands with conventional fossil fuels (oil/gas and coal) and will have to suffer like this in the days ahead if nothing is done. Although we have a great potential for Hydro- Electric power, the huge capital investment pauses as the barrier to utilize this source of energy too.

But we have the divine gift to address this issue, which is still unexplored. That is Biomass and Solar.

In one of my recent official visits to different places in Europe, I was thrilled to see the vision of a company setting up a bio-energy power plant with a bio-fuel manufacturing unit. This unit was taking care of all the energy needs of the company along with a surplus. The raw material was dry leaves in their case. We also have a very good and easily available option of Biomass feed in our state, which is nothing but Rice residues/ husks and a few bio-energy plants along with sugarcane baggage. Bio-energy can help us in-
1.) Huge power meeting demands
2.) Creating job opportunities for the Assamese youth,
3) Developing entrepreneurs and
4) Bringing in some economic resurgence so that quality of life improves.
Other major source we have in Assam is Solar power. The average temperature in Assam through out the year remains at above 20 Deg. C and which is a big advantage for us to set up Solar Power plant. In India already different states had taken initiative towards this. Gujarat had recently signed different MoUs with several power producers to set up Solar power plant about 500 MWe capacity by 2010. Northeast region has the capability of producing 15 GW per anum from Solar alone, which is more than sufficient to over come state's power deficit.

I would like to request Poosowa’s readers to bring this issue to Assam Industrial Development Corporation and Assam government, (we tried but unable to contact any one from these organizations). We have the resources, which are very clean and renewable, but we don't have the proper plan for exploration and execution.

This is the time to take a call and address the issues before being too late. We are there to support for setting up pilot projects in some selected areas. We have the proper database available with us.

Thanking you with CHEERS to GREEN and PROPEROUS AXOM.

Jai Aai Axom.

Manash Dutta and Debajyoti Bordoloi
GE INDIA INDUSTRIAL (P) LIMITED
Application Engineers (Steam Turbine)
New Delhi-01
TEL: +91-124- 4354057
09871587984
manash_dutta30@yahoo.com
debojyotib@yahoo.com
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Re: "Mousumi Saharia: A musical career in brief …"

It makes me a proud to see a girl from Assam doing so good in all respect of her life. The thing, which I would like to add, is her Australia visit where again she made us proud and took the good traditional Assamese geets to the heart and minds of those who might be away from there home but always want to stay near. I also congratulate her on her new life after marriage. It adds to it that the partner she chose also doing the same service to it motherland but wearing uniform. She recently got married to an army personnel. I wish she would do better in her life god bless her.

Rupjyoti Das
Hyderabad
rupjyoti.das@gmail.com
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Thanks for the Posoowa issues. The quality of the contents and subject selection is of high order. Please keep it up. Best wishes for the Assamese New Year and Rongali Bihu.

Nilamani Sarmah, UK
rumiruli@yahoo.com
May 1, 2009
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Dear Editor,

What a beautiful publication, every issue is getting better and better.

I enjoyed reading Rongali Bihu celebrations all around the globe and also the other articles.

Congratulations and good wishes to you all.

With love,

Mahesh Baishya, Dublin, California
May 1, 2009

To
The Editor
Posoowa.

Sir,

Posoowa has reached such a state of quality compilation, editing and get-up that I look forward eagerly to its release. I have been reading it since 2003 when an issue was sent to me. Last two issues are excellent- one on Dr Bhupen Hazarika and the current one on Rangali Bihu and Delhi complete with interesting and informative inputs.

Congratulations to all in the editorial board for hard work that goes to make Posoowa a success story. I hope it reaches the appreciative readers around the world.

Bijoy Kumar Bhuyan
Guwahati.
Fri, 01 May 2009
bkb@vsnl.net
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Dear Editor,

I forwarded Posoowa to all Assamese families in Ontario. It is currently one of the biggest
Assamese community outside India

Best wishes
Gokul Sarma, Toronto
Saturday, May 2, 2009
deepaligokul@yahoo.ca
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Thanks a lot to you and your team for the great work. Interview sections needs special mention.

Good luck!

Abhishruti
abhishruti@gmail.com
Saturday, May 2, 2009
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Dear Posoowa Editorial Team,

Well done! Many thanks to all of you who have worked hard to bring this issue to such an excellent form.

I, particularly like the Delhi Supplement; many thanks to Manoj and Barnali. It is very nostalgic to read the interview with Bhupen and Lily Barooah; I still remember the meeting with Bhupenda at the then newly appointed Union Cabinet Minister Fakhruddin Sahib's residence, soon before I left for London in January 1967. I wish them well.

It is awe-inspiring to also read the write-up on Delhi Sankardeva Bhawan too, for we in London are initiating such a project. Many thanks to Gp. Capt. Barua.

Please keep up the good work, with warm regards,

Gagon Hazarika, London
Sunday, May 3, 2009
ghls21625@blueyonder.co.uk

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Dear Editors,

The April 2009 Posoowa issue was indeed a treat to the eye in terms of layout and refreshing to the mind due to its diversity in content and sheer coverage of the planet. No wonder this already good package can be made more exciting with so many intellectuals involved. There can be avenues for different competitions like photography, short stories, etc. To me, it might potentially attract increased participation for even better editions in future. Best wishes,

Regards and thanks,

Simantik Dowerah
New Delhi
simantik.dowerah@gmail.com
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Dear Sir,

It is really nice to read how we as a community have are still rooted in the pursuit of life and happiness. It has been really fascinating. Thank you for sharing the world of Oxomiya!!!

Warm regards,

Tituraj Das
tituraj.das@adfactorspr.com
Wednesday, May 6,
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Dear Editor,

Thank you very much for including me in the mailing list for Posoowa. I get the journal in my mailbox at regular intervals. And I enjoy reading it from top to toe, for it contains lots of information about the activities and achievements of our people living abroad. Because of health problems I am not always able to attend and participate in the interesting programs organized by the Assam Association in Delhi. Posoowa in one medium through which I keep abreast of events involving people from Assam. I always look forward to receiving Posoowa in my mailbox.

My best wishes to you and all others who spare so much time and effort to make the Assam Association, Delhi, a vibrant organization.
Yours sincerely,

Nitish Chakravarty, journalist
Phone 011-26518888
nitishchak@yahoo.com
Friday, May 8, 2009
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Dear Posoowa,
It is nice to know that energetic people have brought out Posoowa for all round information of Assamese people and Assam through net.

I wish long life of Posoowa.

Parag Baruah, New Delhi
baruapk@yahoo.co.in
Saturday, May 9

Continued on page 20..
Vote for Kaziranga at www.new7wonders.com

We are in the second phase of the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign! 261 qualified national and multinational nominees are now competing to make it to the top 77. You have one voice, and you have seven choices

Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam, India. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high-species diversity and visibility. Kaziranga has the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. It is also recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species.

We can help Kaziranga by voting at
http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/vote_on_nominees/?firstselect=6:93 to get it selected as one of the new 7 wonders.

The live ranking is available at
http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/liveranking/

Regards,
Hirdesh Mishra, IFS, Divisional Forest Officer,
Kamrup West Division, Bamunigaon, Assam.
Wed, May 6, 2009

Dear Editor,

Many thanks for regularly sending POSOOWA. HEARTY RONGALI BIHU TO YOU ALL!

Parimal Kumar Das.
Director,
Appropriate Technology Mission, Assam (ATMA),
(A   Non   Governmental   Organization   of   Assam).
Department of Earthquake Engineering.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
Mobile No: 9435513740
parimalkumar@sify.com
Tuesday, May 12
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Congratulations

Dear Editor,

The April 2009 issue Posoowa was excellent. Such a wide coverage is really creditable. Your reporting of Assam Bihu  festival at ITPO was really good. Congratulate you all. Good job!
TRIDIB SAIKIA
tridibsaikia@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 13

Comments

Dear Editor,

I want to inform you that the spell you made for the URL is totally wrong by mean.

It should be POSOWA, not POSOOWA.

I wonder, how you did such mistake? Does NRA means "(N)No (R)Relation with (A)Assamese language"? If not, then how could you misspell?

Kindly correct the spell.

Regards

Dhruba Jyoti Deka
Rbiz Solutions
Rajgarh Road
Guwahati