Guwahati Guide

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About Guwahati

Situated between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau, with LGB International Airport to the west, and the town of Narengi to the east, Guwahati formerly Pragyotishpura (Sanskrit word meaning city of eastern light), was the capital of Ancient state of Kamarupa. A metropolis, Guwahati is the largest city of Assam in India and ancient urban area in North East India. It is also the largest metropolitan area in north-eastern India. It is said to be the "Gateway" of the North East Region. History says that Guwahati is one of the ancient cities of Asia. References of the city have been made in many a traditional I its tory books like the Puranas and other such epics. A lot of myth is also woven around Guwahati which goes back several thousands of years. But I Ile exact date when the city began is still not known so clearly.

Epigraphically speaking, Guwahati can be seen to be the place where capitals of many ancient kingdoms were established. It is said that Ch ovahati was the capital of the 'mythological' kings Narakasura and 13Itagadatta according to the Mahabharata. The ancient Sakti temple of Goddess Kamakhya located in Nilachal hill, the ancient and unique im I rological temple Navagraha located in Chitrachal Hill, and archaeological remains in Basistha and other locations support such My I I lological assertions.

Basic Information

Gwahati is a major city in Eastern India, center of north east region’s transportation and communications network.It is also a center of north east peoples cultural and intellectual life. Dispur the capital of Assam is situated within this city .

Guwahati is a mixture of beautiful landmark and fast growing developing city in India.It is a major commercial and educational center ,world class institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.This city is a major center for sports and other activities of north east peoples and for the administrative and political activities in Assam.

Location:

  • Latitude : 26 Degrees 10 Minutes 45 Seconds North
  • Longitude : 91 Degrees 45 Minutes 0 Seconds East
  • Altitude : 55m above sea level

Corporation Area :

  • 216.79 sq. km.
  • 313.00 sq. km including river (ARSAC)

Population - (1991) :

  • Total : 5,84,342
  • Male : 3,27,725
  • Female : 2,56,617

Other Information:

  • Population Denisty : 2695.43 per sq km.
  • Average Annual Rainfall : 1600 mm
  • Min. & Max temperture : 6 Degree - 38 Degree C
  • Relative Humidity : 76.6 percent
  • No. of wards : 60
  • Black Topped Road : 218km (ARSAC)
  • Airport : Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport

 

Administration

A Deputy Commissioner heads the Kamrup(Metro) administration. He is assisted by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub-divisional Officers, Extra Assistant Commissioners and others.

Law and order

Guwahati is known for strict security measures. The entire police administration in the city is headed by senior superintendent of police. Move is on to appoint a police commissioner  to drastically change in the set up. The city has 21 police stations and other auxiliary establishments. The department has a number of wings to ensure peace and tranquillity. The government has set up Virangana, a women police force to deal with the crimes against women. The branches are Special Branch, Criminal Investigation, Police Radio Organisation, River Police Organisation, Bureau of investigation (Economic Offences), Fire Service Organisation, Women Police Station and Forensic Science Laboratory. The strength is increasing gradually.

Climate

Guwahati has a clammy subtropical hot summer climate that is placid with dry winters, hot clammy summers and moderate seasonality. According to the Holdrege life zones system of bioclimatic classification Guwahati is situated in or near the subtropical humid forest biome. The general average temperature is 24.2 degrees Celsius (75.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Average monthly temperatures diverge by 11.7 °C (21.1°F). During the winter seasons, time records indicate temperatures by day reach 24.7°C (76.4°F) on average decreasing to 11.4°C (52.5°F) overnight.

During spring time temperatures increases reaching 30.5°C (87°F) frequently in the afternoon with overnight lows of 19.3°C (66.8°F).During summer average high temperatures are 31.9°C (89.4°F) and average low temperatures are 25.2°C (77.3°F). Moving down to the autumn season temperatures decrease achieve average highs of 29.7°C (85.5°F) during the day and lows of 21°C (69.9°F) usually  after sunrise. Total annual rainfall  averages 1722 mm (67.8 inches) which is equivalent to 1722 Litres/m² (42.24 Gallons/ft²).

District Administration (Police)

Before the advent of the British there did not seem to be any organised police force in Assam, under the Ahom Kings or earlier. The army as well as the various officers of the kingdom were responsible for the maintenance of peace and safeguarding the lives and properties of the people. On taking over the administration of Assam, the British also did not immediately introduce any revolutionary changes in this respect, and the army was employed in the task of maintaining law and order. Army out posts were also set up in different places for this purpose.

Till 1874, Assam was administratively a part of the British Ruled province of Bengal and administered through an agent of the Governor-General. The police officers were home in the Bengal Cadre and the control and the supervision of the Police department were under the central administration. The police Act of 1861 was introduced in 1962 and the criminal Procedure Code were also brought into operation in the same year.

The strength of police force in Assam at the time of independence was around 8,000. For just 3,352 officers and men in 1874 when Assam was separated from Bengal and placed under the administration of a Chief Commissioner to the strength of 8,000 at the time of independence is not a spectacular development. But the British left behind a disciplined force with a set of rules and regulations, which provided the basic foundation of the present police administration in the state. After independence the police administration in Assam has grown from strength to strength.

There have been significant changes in the police administration at both the horizontal and vertical level. It is relevant to note that with the growth and development of the police administration in the post-colonial era, a number of new branches were established to meet the increasing demands of law and order and also of a peculiar situation obtained in the state, such as the large-scale infiltration of the foreign nationals from across the border causing a serious imbalance in the demographic structure of the state and threatening national security. Some of these newly created

Branches are:

  1. Bureau of investigation (Economic Offences).

  2. Special Branch.

  3. Criminal Investigation Deptt.

  4. Assam Police Border Organisation.

  5. Assam Police Radio Organisation.

  6. AssamRiver Police Organisation
  7. State Fire Service Organisation.

  8. All Women Police Station.

  9. 9. Establishment of Forensic Science Laboratory.

The Assam Police has grown from strength to strength during the last two decade. In 1980 it had a force of 40,290 and at the end of the 20th century its numerical strength stands at 60,721.

Since its humble origins over a century ago, the Assam Police has made great strides and today it is a well-organised and disciplined force with h long record of useful service behind it. During the course of the past decal the Assam Police has developed proud and healthy traditions of service conduct and though it had its failure and shortcomings, it has been able to play its part with credit and distinction and its record and perform at have been as good and as worthy as that of any other police force in India.

The Assam Police is slowly adjusting itself to the changing circumstances and is working towards the ideal of a Police Force of a Welfare State efforts and service will be to serve the interest of the people and unlike the past, is no longer an oppressive arm of an alien administration.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) Objectives:

  • Make the Police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations.

  • Improve delivery of citizen-centric services through effective usage of ICT.

  • Provide the Investigating Officers of the Civil Police with tools, technology and information to facilitate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.

  • Improve Police functioning in various other areas such as Law and Order, Traffic Management etc.

  • Facilitate Interaction and sharing of Information among Police Stations, Districts, and State/UT headquarters and of her Police Agencies.

  • Assist senior Police Officers in better management of Police Force

  • Keep track of the progress of cases, including in courts.

  • Reduce manual and redundant Records keeping.  

Important Telephone Numbers

LUIT GUEST HOUSE 
SILPUKHURI, OPP. ARCHIES, 
Phone: 0361-2662817, 9864093166

Pragjyotish Boy's Hostel 
Pankhi Internet Cafe, Near Ganesh Mandir, Ganeshguri, Guwahati- 781006
Phone: 0361-2593855

Hotel Dynasty (Government Approved) 
S.S Road, Lakhtokia, Guwahati- 781 001
Phone: 0361-2516021 - 24; Fax : 0361-2522112

Hotel Blue Moon 
Uzanbazar, Bhuban Road, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2540059, 2631292

Sehali's Girls' Hostel 
"Kalsi-House", 18 East-lane Sunderpur, Zoo-Road, P.O. Dispur, Guwahati-781 005
Phone: 0361-2201666

Government Guest House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2561702/04, 2561392, 2561861

Circuit House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2540257, 2540356

Arunachal House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2562859, 2560165

Karbi Bhawan 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2553350

Mizoram House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2562448, 2564626, 2541448

Manipur House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2540907

Tripura House 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2540409

Meghalaya Bhawan 
Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2544343, 2544325

Dispur Guest House 
Ganeshguri Charali, Guwahati-6
Phone: 0361-2560406

Sivadham Lodge 
Near Neurological Research Centre, Super Mkt. Dispur, Guwahati-6

Saragam Lodge 
Bibah Bahar, Rikminigaon, Guwahati-22
Phone: 0361-2563996

Space Lodge 
M. L. Nehru Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2548898

Rama Lodge 
Dispur, Guwahati-6
Phone: 0361-2565624

Luit Lodge 
Dispur Last Gate, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2566371

Dispur Lodge 
Near R.P. Road, Dispur Last Gate, Guwahati-6
Phone: 0361-2620385

D. Mukta Lodge 
Maniram Dewan Road, Chandmari, Guwahati-3
Phone: 0361-2630052

Chandrupal Lodging 
Near Gahhati Club (Panchabati), Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2541487

Broadview Lodge 
Pan Bazar Point, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2512811, 2514273

Aditya Lodge 
Rajgarh, Guwahati

Kunjalata Lodge 
G.S.Road, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2563641

Sun City Lodge 
Ganeshguri, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2569655

Hotel Raj Mahal (Government Approved) 
A. T. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2522478 to 483, 2511602 - 604; Fax : 0361-2639282

Hotel Samrat (Government Approved) 
A. T. Road, Santipur, Guwahati- 781 009
Phone: 0361-2541657, 2523725

Hotel Kuber International (Government Approved) 
Hem Baruah Road, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati- 781 001
Phone: 0361-2520807, 2520808, 2517602; Fax : 0361-2541465

Hotel Rituraj (Government Approved) 
Kedar Road, Achkhowa, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati- 781 001
Phone: 0361-2522495 to 99; Fax : 0361-2543314

Hotel Nandan (Government Approved) 
G.S. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati- 781 008
Phone: 0361-2540855, 2521476 / 77 / 78, 2522464 / 65 / 66; Fax : 0361-2542634

Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok (Government Approved) 
M.G. Road, Guwahati-781 001
Phone: 0361-2602281 to 84; Fax : 0361-2602289

Mayur Hotel 
A.T. Road, Paltan Bazar, (Opp. Shillong Bus Stand), Guwahati- 781 008
Phone: 0361-2541115 - 16 - 49, 2548809 - 10; Fax : 0361-2523954

Hotel Abhinandan 
Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2545973

Hotel Asian Palace 
Asian Complex, S. S. Road, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2543868 

Hotel Amber 
Fancy Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2546269, 2514654

Hotel Anjana 
A. T. Road, Paltan Bazar, Behind B. P. Electronics, Guwahati-8

Hotel Ambarish 
Ganeshguri, Guwahati-5
Phone: 0361-2564526 / 27 / 28

Hotel Bellevue 
Mathma Gandhi Road, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2540847, 2545750

Brahamputra Ashok 
M.G. Road, Guwahati-781 001
Phone: 0361-2602281 to 84

Hotel Bilas 
G. S. Road, Guwahati-7
Phone: 0361-2548776

Hotel Bijita 
Manipuri Basti, G. S. Road, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2610498

Hotel Blue Diamond 
Jaswant Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2555379

Hotel Crown 
J. Ali Road, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2548671, 2548196

Hotel Chandrika 
Near Kali Mandir, K. C. Sen Road, Paltan Bazar Guwahati

Hotel Darbar 
A. K. Azad Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2520675

Hotel Dynasty 
S.S Road, Lakhtokia, Guwahati- 781 001
Phone: 0361-2516021 - 24

Hotel Eden 
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2552567

Hotel East India 
G. S. Road, Opposite Apsara Cinema, Guwahati-7
Phone: 0361-2545368

Hotel Gopal 
Fancy Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2546046

Hotel Gangotri 
G. S. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2544422, 2512841

Hotel Indira 
K. C. Sen Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2545161

Hotel Indiraj 
H. P. Bramachari Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2546234

Hotel Kalpana 
C. K. Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2545686, 2548392

Hotel Kanchanjangha 
G. S. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8

Kaziranga Hotel 
Kamarpatti, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2511860

Hotel Mahalaxmi 
Shiw Market, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2540107

Hotel Makali 
East Manipuri Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2547675, 2514143

Hotel Maharaj 
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2542176

Hotel Nova 
S. S. Road, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2523464, 2523465

Hotel Nandan 
G.S. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati- 781 008
Phone: 0361-2540855, 2521476 / 77 / 78, 2522464 / 65 / 66

Hotel Nav-Alka 
S.R.C.B. Road, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2541071, 2541080

Hotel Nisha 
S. S. Road, Lakhtokia, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2522931, 2522971

Hotel New Castle 
T. R. Phukan Road, Machkhowa, Guwahati-9
Phone: 0361-2511258

Hotel Orion 
Opposite Canera Bank, Guwahati-6
Phone: 0361-2561100

Hotel Pragjyotish 
G.S. Road, Manipuri Basti, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2540706

Hotel Prag Continental 
M.N. Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2540850, 2540851, 2540217

Hotel Premier 
G.N.B. Road, Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2544342

Hotel Prince 
K.C. Sen Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2548831

Hotel Rituraj 
Kedar Road, Achkhowa, Fancy Bazar, Guwahati- 781 001
Phone: 0361-2522495 to 99

Hotel Rajmahal 
A. T. Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2522478 to 483, 2511602 - 604

Hotel Rajasthan 
A. T. Road, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2541547

Hotel Ritz 
Manipuri Basti, Guwahati-7
Phone: 0361-2546466

Hotel Siddhartha 
Hem Baruah Road, Guwahati-1

Hotel Shiva 
G. S. Road, Near Bora Service, Guwahati-7
Phone: 0361-2543782

Hotel Suradevi 
Pan Bazar, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2545020, 2510463

Hotel Star 
Ganeshguri, Guwahati-5
Phone: 0361-2560739

Tiendee 
Panbazar, Jaswanta Road, Guwahati-1
Phone: 0361-2518056

Hotel VIP International 
Kalapahar, , Guwahati-18
Phone: 0361-2524093, 2540348, 2542696

Hotel Vikash International 
G.S Road , Paltan Bazar, Guwahati-8
Phone: 0361-2523354, 2635037 / 38 / 39

Ambassador 
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2540712, 2544886

Apollo 
Bharalumukh, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2543125, 2511976

Chilarai 
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2541530, 2546877

Hillview 
Ganeshguri, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2565318

President 
Panbazar, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2544682

Trimurty International 
Paltan Bazar, Guwahati
Phone: 0361-2572927

Management: The Guwahati Development Department

The mandate of the Guwahati Development Department is to oversee the development of GuwahatiCity through the development works carried out by Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and in some cases by the other Departments of Government of Assam.

The function of the Department is the Administrative control of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and to monitor the activities of these two organizations and also to sanction and release fund for the various developmental schemes to be undertaken by these two organizations. Further, the Department is also to construct the Permanent Capital Complex and execute the various developmental schemes under the 'Twelfth Finance Commission and through the funds sanctioned by the COI under NLCPR, One Time Additional Central Assistance and JNNURM.

The GMDA was established in 1992 as per Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority Act 1985 (amended). It replaced the erstwhile Guwahati Development Authority constituted in 1962 under the Town ad Country Planning Act, 1959 (amended). In order to ensure planned development of the Metropolitan area, GMDA has adopted the Master Plan and Zoning Regulations prepared by the Town and Country Planning Department, Govt. of Assam in the year 1992 and is now in the process of preparing a new Master Plan and Zoning Regulations.

GMDA'S jurisdiction extends over an area of 262 sq. km covering the entire Guwahati Municipal Corporation area, entire North Guwahati. Town Committee area and some revenue villages of Silasundari Ghopa Mouza, Pub Barsar Mouza, Dakhin Rani Mouza, Ramcharani Mouza, Beltola Mouza.

What exactly the GMDA does?

Planning: Preparation of Master Plan and Zoning Regulation Development: Preparation and execution of development schemes. Carry out or cause to be carried out such works as are contemplated the Master Plan.

Regulation and Control: To regulate and control the development though statutory plans and other measures.

Co-ordination: To co-ordinate development activities of other public agencies operating within Guwahati Metropolitan Area. A municipal corporation is the highest form of an urban local body (ULB) in India. Presently, GMC covers an area 216 sq. km under its jurisdiction and it is divided into 60 municipal wards.

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1969, set up the GMC.

The main city is situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra. At places, the width of the river is 6 to 8 km, while its narrowest portion (1.8 km) is in the location of the famous bridge of Saraighat. There are many permanent and temporary islands and beaches in the river. Umananda a permanent island situated close to the city-centre provides a unique picturesque environment. The natural drainage system consists of the BharaluRiver (a tributary of the Brahmaputra) and its inter-linkages to the beels and to the BrahmaputraRiver. Apart from Bharalu, many small rivers like Morabharalu, Bahini, and Basista flow within the city interconnected with the feeder drains of the city. There are numerous beels spread throughout the city, which largely contribute to aesthetic and natural environments. Deepor Beel, a Ramsar Convention list wetland of international importance, the only such large water reserve of Guwahati adds to its close relation with nature. It is a famous site for the bird fans after being declared a bird sanctuary by the officials. Other water bodies/wetland in the city are Soru Sola Beel and Bor Sola Beel. The Bor-Sola Beel, which is about four times the length of Dighalipukhuri, stretches from behind the Meghdoot Cinema hall and the Nepali Mandir in the Paltan Bazaar locality in the north end to Sarabhatti locality in the south end and is the biggest water body within the city. There are several hills of different sizes and shapes. The hills in the northern areas (Nilachal or Kamakhya Hill in the north-west, Chitrasala or Kharghuli Hill in the north) close to the bank of Brahmaputra, south-central areas (Narakasur Hill, Kalapahar and Fatasil Hill) and eastern area (Narengi, Hengerabari, etc) have in fact guided Guwahati' development in three elongate corridors limiting to the plain areas Many of these hills such as the Nilachal, Chitrachal, Narakasu etc. are famous for their legendary religious and historic importance.

Weather of Guwahati

The climate here is sub tropical and gets very humid. Rainfall in Assam is very heavy and temperature remains more or less moderate throughout the year. The average highest temperature during the months of summer is around 30° C and in winters the average temperature drops to about 10°C. The best time to visit Guwahati is during the months of November to April.

The Meteorological office Guwahati was established at GuwahatiAirport on 23-07-1949. It was upgraded to Meteorological Centre on 25-03-1974 and further upgraded to RMC on 01-04-1997. There are 17 field offices under administrative, technical and financial control of RMC Guwahati.

REGIONAL METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE

LGB INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GUWAHATI, ASSAM (INDIA)

Guwahati - 781015

Phone: 0361 – 2840238

 

Natural Environment

Assam is a Cindrella state full of blue hills and red rivers. Scenic beauty is clear in Guwahati beside the Brahmaputra confronted by the Nilachal Hill. Since time immemorial, Guwahati has been shining in the hills and water bodies. The most striking beautiful feature is the crimson light of the setting sun on the Brahmaputra river waters. The historic Saraighat bridge no less boosts the beauty of this city. Same it is the Umananda temple at the island. The river Bharalu falls on the Brahmaputra carrying the waters of the Morabharalu, Bahini, and Basista. That’s what the natural drainage system here. Deepor Beel, is a wetland of international importance in the outskirt of Guwahati. It is an abode of bird that draws lakhs of fans from the country and abroad. Other water bodies to be named are Soru Sola Beel and Bor Sola Beel. The Bor-Sola Beel, which is about four times the length of Dighalipukhuri, stretches from behind the Meghdoot Cinema hall and the Nepali Mandir in the Paltan Bazaar importance.

Shopping Malls

The city boasts several shopping malls. These are the major ones: The Hub Mall, Bhangagarh; Dona Planet, G.S.Road; Vishal Mega Mart; The Cube Mall and Sohum Shoppe; Kolkata Bazaar; Big Bazzar, Bhangagarh; Pantaloons, GS Road, Relience Trend, Ulubari; Brand Factory, Ulubari.

The Land

The main city is situated on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra. At places the width of the river is 6 to 8 km, while its narrowest portion (1.8 km) is in the location of the famous bridge of Saraighat. There are many permanent and temporary islands and beaches in the river. Umananda a permanent island situated close to the city-center provides a unique picturesque environment. The natural drainage system consists of the Bharalu River (a tributary - the Brahmaputra) and its inter-linkages to the beels and to the Brahmaputra river. Apart from Bharalu, many small rivers Morabharalu, Bahini, and Basista flow within the city interconnected with the feeder drains of the city.

Guwahati straddles the valley of the river Bharalu, a small tributary of the river Brahmaputra. It is surrounded by hills, except where the Bharalu discharges into the Brahmaputra today is important because it is close to the seat of power in Assam, is a commercial centre, and is the node that connects six other northeastern Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura.

The Starfish Morphology

  In brief, the major components of Guwahati's urban structure are:

  • The Core or the 'City Centre' with Pan Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, and Uzan Bazaar
  • 61 Tin' Extended Core with Chandmari, Zoo Road and Ulubari U 'I'll e North-Southeast Guwahati-Shillong (GS) Road Corridor '1'110 Southern Sub-Centre of Ganeshguri
  • The Western Corridor towards Kamakhya, Jalukbari and Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
  • The Eastern Corridor towards Narengi.

Guwahti's form has tentacles extending in the form of growth corridors towards south, east and west. The core area consists of the old city with Pan Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Fancy Bazaar and Uzan Bazaar, each one facilitating unique urban activities. Paltan Bazaar is the hub for transportation and Hotels, Pan Bazaar is centred surrounded educational, administrative, cultural activities, offices and restaurants. Fancy Bazaar is the hub for retail and wholesale commercial activities, and Uzan Bazaar mainly contains administrative, retail and residential areas. The additional parts of this Core are Ulubari, Lachit Nagar, Chandmari and also Zoo Road (now called R.G. Baruah Road). These are the lively, busy and bustling with city life areas.

The most important Corridor is the Guwahati- Shillong Road, better known as G.S. Road. The G.S. Road is about 15 kms from the Core Area and is now a major commercial area with outlets of almost all known retail brands as well as offices along both its sides. The G.S. Road is also a dense residential area along the inner parts, which one has to enter through a multitude of bye lanes. The capital complex of Assam at Dispur is situated in this Corridor. This Corridor has also facilitated the growth of a Southern City Sub-Centre at Ganeshguri, along with other residential areas to the south developed during the past few decades. If one keeps moving towards the west, say about 30 kms, there is a rail-road linking not only Guwahati but also other parts of the North Eastern Region east of Guwahati to western Assam and the rest of India. The corridor links residential and historically important areas such as Nilachal Hill (Kamakhya), Pandu, and Maligaon (headquarters of Northeast Frontier Railways) before it separates into two - one towards North Guwahati and the other continuing west towards LGB International Airport via the University of Guwahati at Jalukbari.

The third major corridor extends towards the east (around 15 km from the City-Centre) linking Noonmati (Guwahati Oil Refinery - IOC Ltd.) and Narengi. This Corridor has also facilitated major residential growth along its sides.

The National Highway NH 37, encircles the city's southern parts. It also links the Southern Corridor in Nine Mile Area to the Western Corridor in Jalukbari by means of a 4- lane Highway which is highly commercialized and is the place where the trucks 'lay bye'. The VIP Road links the Zoo Road with the Eastern Corridor as well as Hengerabari-Narengi. Massive Developments are taking place along these corridors too.

Travel Guide

Brahmaputra: Lifeline of Assam

Sunset in the Brahmaputra river

Revered and respected, the Brahmaputra is the most important natural feature of the state. Originating in Tibet as the Tsangpo,  it journeys eastwards for hundreds of kilometres before breaking through the Himalayas. Then known as the Siang, it traverses 300 km of the fostered hills of Arunachal Pradesh before it is met by the Luhit. From this union is born the Brahmaputra-----the only river in the country to be named after the son of the Lord Brahma.it now regales passage of almost 800 km in Assam. Sweeping southwards beyond, Dhubri, it then enters Bangladesh moving powerfully towards the Bay of Bengal.  
But at times, the most revered and respected Brahmaputra causes annual floods in the Assam Valley.

The Historic Bridge
The historic Saraighat bridge stands on the river Brahmaputra. Sarai was a small village where the old abandoned N.F. Railway station of Amingaon was located. Saraighat Bridge is at Jalukbari in kamrup District connecting north and south bank. It is the first rail-cum-road bridge on this mighty river. The bridge opened for traffic in October 1962 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. This is a double decker bridge of 1492 meters length.

The Great Battle
This area is known for the famous battle between the Ahomes and the Mughals. The Battle of Saraighat took place in 1671. The Mughals led by the Kachwaha king, Raja Ramsingh I gave a brave fight with the Ahoms under the then General Lachit Borphukan on the Brahmaputra river at Saraighat. The Ahoms thrashed the Mughals with mighty terrain, relentless diplomatic negotiations to buy time, guerrilla tactics apart from psychological warfare, military intelligence. The Battle marked an end to the major attempts by the Mughals to extend their empire in to Assam.

Pandu Port
Another must-see place in Guwahati is the Pandu port. The word is derived from the Pandunath Temple on the bank of the Brahmaputra. Raghudev Narayan, the Koch King rebuilt the Pandunath Temple in 1586 A.D. according to history, the Ahom King Gourinath Singha also donated land to the temple in 1785 A.D. Pandu was the chief military base of the Ahoms. During the battle of Saraighat, General Lachit Barphukan defeated the powerful Mughal army by general Ramsingha in 1672.

It is also believed that the Pandavas took holy dips in the Brahmakunda and climbed the Nilachal Hill to worship Goddess Kamakhya before they set on their final journey to the heaven. Vashistha, the leading hermit also landed at Pandughat when he was in his search for an abode of peace.
 

Communication Network

Reaching Guwahati gets easier with the accessibility of a variety of transportation options. Following are the various alternatives of transportation access in Guwahati:

To reach Guwahati by Air: The Gopinath Bordoloi Airport is located at 23 km from the city and connects Guwahati to major Indian cities by air. Guwahati is connected by air to the major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal, Agartala, Aizawl, Dibrugarh and Jorhat. Delhi and Kolkata are just one and a half hours away from Guwahati.

To reach Guwahati by Rail: The Paltan Bazaar Railway Station in Guwahati is an important terminus on the North-East Frontier Railway. It is well connected with all the major cities of India.

To reach Guwahati by Road: Guwahati is the hub of the road network to the north eastern region and to centers west of Assam. The distance between Guwahati and Kolkata is 1151 km and between Darjeeling and Guwahati is 627 km.

Dipor Bil

Dipor Bil, also spelt Deepor Beel it is located to the south-west of Guwahati city, in kamrup district of Assam. It is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputa River, to the south of the main river. It is also called a wetland under the Ramsar Convention which has listed the lake in November 2002, as a Ramsar Site for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance.

The name Deepor Beel is stated to be derivative of the Sanskrit word 'Dipa' which means Elephant and the Beel means wetland or large aquatic body in Assamese language, inhabited by elephant. It is considered as one of the largest Beels in the Brahmaputra valley of Lower Assam, it is categorized as representative of the wetland type under the Burma Monsoon Forest biogeography region.

The Dipor Bil is reported to provide, directly or indirectly, its natural resources for the livelihood of fourteen indigenous villages (1,200 families) located in its precincts. Freshwater fish is a vital protein and source of income for these communities; the health of these people is stated to be directly dependent on the health of this wetland ecosystem. A member of Deepor Beel Fishermen’s Cooperative Society has succinctly stated:

.It is claimed that Beel was an important dockyard of the Tai-Ahom as well as the Mughals. The medieval history reports of Ahom-Mughal conflicts. It is also stated that Kampitha and Rambrai Syiemship (the supreme political authority is known as the Syiemship in Meghalaya had control over this area.

It is located 13 km South West of Guwahati on the National Highway (NH. 31), on the Jalukbari-Khanapara bypass, alongside its north western boundary. PWD road skirts the northern fringe of the Rani and Garbhanga Reserve Forests on the south. The National Highway 37 borders the beel on the east and north-east and the Engineering College Road on the north. Also, minor roads and tracts exist in the vicinity of the beel. The Beel is about 5 km from the Guwahati Airport (GNB Int. Airport). Broad Gauge Railway line skirts the lake.

The Beel is bounded by the steep highlands on the north and south, and the valley formed has a broad U-shape with the Rani and Garbhanga hills forming the backdrop. The geologic and tectonic history of the region provides the links to the hydrology and channel dynamics of rivers and pattern, and intensity of land use in the area. It is commonly stated that the beel together with those adjoining it are an abandoned channel of the Brahmaputra system.

Dispur - Assam's capital, the Seat of Power

Prior to the year 1973, the capital of Assam was at Shillong (now the capital of Meghalaya after being carved out of the erstwhile Assam). Dispur is the seat of Government of Assam. The Assam Secretariat building is located in Dispur along with the Assam Assembly House and the State Emergency Operations Centre. Both the G S Road and The Assam Trunk Road passes through Dispur. It is also in Dispur that the Tea Auction Market is located. The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) is one of the busiest tea trading facilities in the world. The world famous Assam Tea is the primary commodity auctioned here. The Centre is also known for auctioning the largest volume of CTC tea in the world! The ancient township of Jatia is located near Dispur.

Paradise on earth

Have you ever been to Assam? Hemmed in a beautiful range of hills and vallies Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, the region speaks volumes of historic tales. Guwahati in Assam is the password to access the north east stands tall beside the most revered and respected Brahmaputra. Known as the Pragjyotishput, the ancient city is flanked by the Nilachal hill along with Chitrachal, Narakasur, is still shining in the golden pages of what Hiuen Tsang wrote. Besides, the city was the principal place of the Ahom General Lachit Borphukan who defeated the Mughals in the historic battle of Saraighat in 1671.     

Till 10-11th century AD, the city remained under the Pala dynasty. It further remained a strategic outpost for the Koch. But the charm started falling with the decline of the Kamata Kingdom.

People in place

Guwahati, as of now, is the residence of 809,895 (2001 census) people with the rapid growth of its demography. The figure stands at 9, 63, 429 if the provisional census of 2011 is to be believed. The census report suggests 52 per cent males with 48 per cent female population in the city. The average literacy rate stands at 91.11 per cent.

People and politics  

Crucial Lok Sabha constituency: Guwahati commands pride in the country’s political arena. The Gauhati Lok sabbha constituency consists of altogether assembly segments. These are  Dispur, Guwahati East, Guwahati West, Jalukbari, Boko (SC), Chaygaon, Palasbari, Barkhetry.
 

Shraddhanjali Kanan

 Shraddhanjali Kanan is one of the most popular parks in Guwahati, at RG Baruah Road, opposite of State Zoo. For its green-fresh environment along with its popularity Shraddhanjali Kanan is well known as the Best Park of Guwahati.

If you are thinking of enjoy some pleasant breezy environment, you may visit Shraddhanjali Kanan. The park is developed to match the design criteria of some foreign recreational parks. The park is seen full of people all the day especially on the weekends.

Things that you can see in here are:

  • Water fountains
  • Disco water fountain lights
  • Rough green surfaces
  • Games and amusement facilities for children
  • Hanging ship

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Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra

 The Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra has been conceived as a grand exposition of the life and culture of the people of Assam, of its diverse ethnic groups and sub-groups who have created the cultural mosaic which is the essence of the state in all its beauty and splendor. Named after the great unifier of Assam and one of the greatest integrators of the India society of the fifteenth century, Srimanta Sankaradeva, the Kalakshetra attempts to capture and convey the essence of the great seer’s spirit, who preached the message of unity in diversity, sang the song of glorious Bharata-Varsha and the universal brotherhood of man. The institution attempts for the preservation, restoration, research, promotion and development of the rich cultural heritage of the diverse ethnic communities inhabiting Assam. It is situated in Panjabari area of Guwahati, Assam. It includes a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a children's park. In addition to being Northeast India’s largest cultural congregation, it is also one of the major tourist spot in Guwahati. . Built in the 1990s, the artistic excellence of Assam and rest of the north-eastern region is displayed here. There are eateries, places of worship, emporiums and open air theatres within the sprawling Kalakshetra premises.

It is governed by a body of executives, selected by the Assam Government's Cultural Department and is headed by a Director of the Assam Civil Service or Indian Administrative Service cadre. The Kalakshetra is divided into several complexes. The CentralMuseum exhibits the articles used by different ethnic groups of Assam. The museum also houses several cultural objects of the state within it. The open-air theater can accommodate 2000 people and hosts cultural programs in its premises. Traditional dance and drama performances are conducted in this theater. The Kalakshetra also has the Artists' Village, which replicates the village society of Assam. The Sahitya Bhavan is the library in the Kalakshetra, which has a huge collection of rare books and manuscripts. It is a repository of the literature of the region. Another section of the art complex is the Lalit-Kala Bhavan. It is the center used for exhibitions and workshops on art and culture. A heritage park is also a part of the huge complex of the Shankardev Kalakshetra. Now a cable facility is also available inside the park to commute the tourists. Nice view of the hills of Shillong plateau can be seen from the fields of Kalakshetra. The museum provides you a summary of Assamese Culture.The Bhupen Hazarika museum is another attraction of Kalakshetra.

The Kalakshetra houses number of structures and buildings abiding with the ethnic Assamese designs. A replica of the Rang Ghar (an Ahom Amphitheatre in Sivasagar district of Assam), is positioned in the entrance corridor to the main CentralMuseum. The CentralMuseum preserves some of the traditional articles, or artifacts of Assamese culture. The open air Theatre, with a breath taking view of misty mountainous range of the Khasi Hills in eyes vicinity, is a regular venue for a wide variety of cultural events and 2000 audience can enjoy the shows from the gallery seats. What can be termed as the major attraction in the Kalakshetra is an ArtisticVillage. This village portrays the village life of Assam in the liveliest of form through life like statues and model thatched huts. The majority of urban children, who are now deprived of experiencing a village life due to massive urbanization, can increase their knowledge of their roots through a virtual tour of the village. The Sahitya Bhawan is an archive of Assamese texts and literatures and provides a good reference for any scholar gathering information on Assam or the related North Eastern states. The Lalit Kala Bhawan offers a world class exhibition space for arts and sculptures.A walk through the HeritagePark gives a feeling of contentment and satisfaction to any nature's child. The Kalakshetra quite often holds various workshops of dramaturgy, cinema and other performing as well as visual arts. Beside these a candid eye for beauty can always spot the various murals on the center's surrounding walls. These murals depict various war moments, Bihu dances and other Assamese iconic representations.

 

Address:        

 

Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra

Panjabari, Guwahati 781037, Assam

 

Phone No: 0361-2332665

Fax No: 0361-2330269 (Tele fax)

Email:   kalakshetra@rediffmail.com

 

Website: http://kalakshetra-assam.gov.in

The Brahmaputra

The Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary river, also called Tsangpo. It is one of the foremost rivers of Asia. From its origin in North-western Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across the southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges and into Arunachal Pradesh (India) where it is known as Dihang. It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India).

In the vast Ganges Delta it merges with the Padma, the main distributory of the Ganges, then the Meghna, before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The Brahmaputra is about 1,800 miles (2,900 km) long. The river is very important for irrigation and transportation. The average depth of the river is 124 feet (38 m) and maximum depth is 380 feet (120 m). The Brahmaputra also causes annual floods in the Assam Valley. This happens when snow in the Himalayas melt. It is navigable for most of its length. The lower reaches are sacred to Hindus. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, this river has rare male name, as it means "son of Brahma" in Sanskrit (“Putra” means "son").

History

Traditionally, Guwahati has been an important administrative and trading center and a river port. The name Guwahati is derived from two Assamese words: 'guwa' (areca nut) and 'haat' (market place). The name used to be spelled as Gowhatty (pre-colonial and colonial), standardized to Gauhati (colonial-British), which was then changed to the present form in the late 1980s to conform to the local pronunciati .There is almost a magic that hovers over the city.

Epigraphic sources place capitals of many ancient kingdoms in Guwahati. It was the capital of the mythological kings Naraka and Bhagadatta (reference in the Mahabharata). The ancient sakti temple of Kamakhya in the Nilachal hill (also important seat of tantric and Vajrayana Buddhism), Navagraha, the nine planets temple (ancient and a unique temple for astrology) located in Chitrachal Hill and archaeological remains in Basista and many other locations support the mythological characters and the city's ancient past.

An excavation in the Ambari area of the city shows signs that Guwahati goes back even up-to the 6th Century AD. Guwahati stretched to about 19 km and was probably the principal base for King Bhaskar Varman's strong naval force of 30,000 war-boats, with officers who were knowledgeable of the sea-routes from the Indian Ocean to China), as per the descriptions made by the great Hiuen Tsang. The city was known as Pragjyotishpura (i.e. City of Eastern Light) and Durjoya in different time periods, and was the capital under the Varman and the Pala dynasties of the Kamarupa kingdom. The city remained as the capital of Assam till the 10-11th century AD under the rulers of the Pala dynasty. There are also suggestions that Guwahati was a city of great size and had both economic as well as strategic importance until the 9-11th century AD. However, during medieval times, i.e., in between 12-15th century AD the city lost its earlier glory and became mainly a strategic outpost of the Koch Hajo and Ahom Kingdoms of western and eastern Assam. This was largely because of the destruction of the Kamata Kingdom. When the western part of the Koch Kingdom (Koch Bihar) fell to the Mughals, the eastern half (Koch Hajo) eventually became a protectorate of Ahom. But Guwahati was an important outpost even during times when the Ahom and Mughal powers ruled within borders which fluctuated between the Kartoya river (now in North Bengal) to the Manas and Barnadi rivers.

History also says that Borphukan, a civil mill authority of the lower a region appointed by the kings, made Guwahati the `seat of power'. The Borphukan's residence was in the present Fancy Bazaar area, and his council-hall, called Dopdar, was situated about 300 yards (270 m) to the west of the Bharalu stream. The Majindar Baruah, the personal secretary of the Borphukan, had his residence in the present-day Deputy Commissioner's residence.

However, if one landmark historical event was to identify Guwahati, then it is the 1671 Battle of Saraighat. And the hero of this epic battle was the great Ahom General Bir Lachit Borphukan, who made the Mughals succumb to defeat by the sheer dint of his intelligence and ardent patriotism. Thus, the Mughals failed, not once, but seventeen times.

Battle of Saraighat

 The well-known Battle of Saraighat was fought near this place named Saraighat on the bank of BramhaputraRiver. The Battle of Saraighat was fought in 1671 between the Mughal empire (led by the Kachwaha king, Raja Ramsingh I), and the AhomKingdom (led by Lachit Borphukan) on the bank of Brahmaputra river at Saraighat, now in Guwahati. Although  Ahom army was much weaker than also they defeated the Mughal army by brilliant uses of the terrain, clever diplomatic negotiations to buy time, guerrilla tactics, psychological warfare, military intelligence and by exploiting the sole weakness of the Mughal forces—its navy. The Battle of Saraighat was the last battle in the last major attempt by the Mughals to extend their empire in to Assam.

Evaluation of modern life

In old days the city there was dense forests at several areas in the city. There were no streetlights on GS Road and glow worms used to welcome those who passed by. Every night citizen of Guwahati used to hear the roar of tigers and snarls of leopards and fox howling. The only mode of public transport was the blue buses of Assam State Transport Corporation.

Now all that has changed. Shopping malls, multiplexes, flyovers and big streetlights characterized GS Road. There was a time when trains used to run through Ambari . There was no television till 1982 and small local clubs used to show the latest movies on video. According to her, the winds of change swept through Guwahati since 1982 when television came just before the Delhi Asian Games. “People now get connected to the outside world more easily. Television has started making a sharp impact on our lifestyles.”

Consumerism and materialism have become a priority for the people at present; there is a new apartment-centric culture, which is not very healthy. The people of Assam, who are basically agrarian and loved to keep in touch with nature, have suddenly moved to apartments.

Guwahati is a cosmopolitan in its true sense and presents all the amenities of a modern city. A drive round the city shows you the glittering shops, the inviting restaurants, the buzzing traffic, wide thoroughfares, tree lined roads and streets, busy offices and commercial establishments. Come in the vicinity of an educational institution and one hears the carefree laughter of the colorful youth and the future citizens of the country. A peep into the market place reveals the variety of wares. And to crown it all, are the people - a friendly population of around 12 lakh. The people of Assam carry the famous Indian tradition of hospitality to new heights. Guwahati boasts of a four star-hotel in the heart of the city and numerous three-star hotels, most of them located at scenic spots of economy hotels and lodges, accommodating guests to the state capital have never been a problem for Guwahati. Both national and international banks have branches in the city to cater to the huge volume of business and personal transactions of the region. Guwahati has given the nation its share of academic and professionals, which speaks volumes of the level of the educational institutes in the city.

If one has a little amount of spare time, leisure and entertainment avenues abound in the city. Cinema theatres, auditoriums, the zoo cum botanical garden, the state museum, the planetarium, the district library, numerous parks, river cruises, game parlors, glitzy restaurants, a visitor is presented with a wide range of choices. As a cultural centre, the Sankardev Kalashetra opens a window to the rich cultural heritage of the state Assam. set amidst a luxurious landscape, a visit to the complex in an experience in its own right. The Balaji Temple, net to the national highway, showcases the marvelous blend of ancient and modern architecture. The Bashista Temple grounds at the southern end of the city is not only a pilgrimage site but also a favored picnic spot for the citizens. Nestled among hills, rocks and sparkling clear water, one communicate with Mother Nature herself. For the religious minded, the Kamakhya Temple weaves its magic over the city. Sitting atop the Nilachal (Kamakhya) hill, the temple is a prime pilgrimage site and receives the highest number of visitors in the state.

For visitors interested in a bit of shopping or looking for a new souvenirs, the numerous marketplaces in the city offer a wide spectrum of products. One can buy the famous Assamese pat and muga silks at the many retail outlets. Special showrooms operated by ARTFED offer and showcase the traditional craftsmanship of the state.

Pandu - The River Port

Pandu derives its name from the Pandunath Temple that stands on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra. In 1586 A.D Raghudev Narayan, the Koch King rebuilt the Pandunath Temple. The Ahom King Gourinath Singha also donated land for the temple in 1707 shaka (1785 A.D) Pandu has been associated with many significant events in the history of Assam. During the region of the Ahom Kings the place assumed strategic importance in terms of defence against external aggression. Pandu was the chief military base during the battle of Saraighat where General Lachit Barphukan defeated the powerful Mughal army by General Ramsingha in 1672.

People also believe that the Pandavas took holy dips in the Brahmakunda of the river Brahmaputra and climbed the Nilachal Hill to worship Goddess Kamakhya before they set on their final journey to heaven. Vashistha in his search for an abode of peace and tranquillity once landed at Pandughat. As the demon king Narakasura encountered him, he continued his journey eastwards and settled at the present hermitage. "Vashisthahram" on the confluence of three hilly springs Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta.

As Pandu was surrounded by extensive fortification (gor), it is also known as 'Gar Pandu. Pandu remains one of the important ghats (river harbours) of the Brahmaputra.

Raibahadur Gunabhiram Barua in Assam Bandhu refers red to Pandu as Paru or Padu which was the main harbour of Guwahati at that time. The boundary of Pandu was the Brahmaputra in the North, Sadilapur in the West, Nilachal hill with Kamakhya Temple at the top in the east and the A.T. (Assam Trunk) Road in the south. This extensive area, comprising people belonging to different castes and communities was the populous Pandu village that has now almost disappeared. Only a few families around the temple of Pandunath now bear testimony to the glory that was old Pandu.

The 41st session of Indian National Congress (A.I.C.C.) was held at Pandu on 26th

December 1926, Mahatma Gandhi also attends the event. Pandu had this moment of glory and celebration to its credit. To quote D.G.Tendulkar, “Guwahati beat all previous records, and in an incredibly short time erected, in the midst of surrounding of natural beauty, on the banks of the Brahmaputra, a city under khadi canvas, Assam bamboo, Assam mud, Assam straw and Assam labour were responsible for the very simple but artistic huts erected for the occasion"(Mahatma, Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), Vol. II, New Delhi, 1969, P-238).

Religious Tolerance

Guwahati is a city that is important to pilgrims of all faiths and religion. The land is dotted with numerous temples, mosques and monasteries that represent the religious tolerance of the people of Assam.

Pilgrimage is Assam is one of the most pacifying and leveling experiences one can ever have. Assam is home to many important and sacred shrines belonging to different religion. This has made Assam a sacred place for people of these faiths. It also shows the religious tolerance that the people of Assam have. The presence of many operating Buddhist Monasteries shows us that Assam is still an important Buddhist destination. Most of these holy sites are situated amidst some breathtaking scenic places giving the pilgrims a peak into the natural beauty of Assam along with the opportunity to worship the gods and ask for their blessings. The temples and mosques of Assam are probably the oldest and architecturally most stunning in entire north east India. Hindus, Muslims and Christians got a rare chance to celebrate festivals of their respective faiths together today. Hindu festival of colors, Holi Christian's Good Friday marking the crucification of Jesus Christ and the birth of Prophet Muhammed.

The Saraighat Bridge

 History

Saraighat is a place near Guwahati in Assam, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Sarai was a small village where the old abandoned N.F. Railway station of Amingaon was located. SaraighatBridge is at Jalukbari in the District of Kamrup, Assam connecting north and south bank. The ChilaraiPark or Lachit Udyan is situated at the end of the bridge. SaraighatBridge is constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra, also called the Red River. It is the first rail-cum-road bridge on this sacred river. This bridge is also the first bridge on river Brahmaputra in Assam. It was opened to traffic in October 1962 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. This is a double decker bridge with a national highway on top and railway tracks below. Construction of SaraighatBridge was started on January 1958. It was opened for passenger traffic on 7 June 1963. The estimated cost of the bridge was Rs.10, 65, 16,891. Its length is 1492 meters. A new three-lane concrete road bridge is being constructed by the side of the SaraighatBridge

The Settlements

Early settlement took place in the Guwahati plain along the river Brahmaputra and gradually extended upto the railway line and beyond in the south during the fifties and sixties resulting in new settlements like Sarania, Gandhibasti, Lachit Nagar, Santipur etc. During the same period, Maligaon and Jalukbari area were also developed to the west of the Guwahati plain through the Kamakhya corridor, due to establishment of N.E.F Railway Headquarters at Maligaon and the University at Jalukbari. During the seventies, due to shift of capital from Shillong, the city further expanded into the Beltola plain through the narrow corridor like Fatasil, 1.

Dispur and Noonmati, resulting in developments of settlements such as Khanapara, Basistha, Kahilipara, Kalapahar, Narengi etc. However, further expansion of the city beyond the Beltola plain in the east and south is restricted du( to 1114, existence of Khasi and Jaintia Hills ranges.

Education

Educational institutions in Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology 

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995.

At present the Institute has eleven departments covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B. Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up the necessary infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. While the campus construction programme will terminate at the end of the tenth five year plan, students' hostels, faculty and staff quarters, and a guest house have already been built.

Cotton College

Cotton College, Guwahati was established in the year 1901 by Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton, the then Chief Commissioner of the erstwhile province of Assam, with the noble mission of promoting the cause of higher education in the North-East region of India. Spread over a sprawling campus covering an area of 33.474 acres in the heart of the city of Guwahati, Cotton College, Guwahati is located about 25 kilometers away from the Gopi Nath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar and is about 1 kilometer away from the Assam State Transport Corporation Office and Guwahati Rail way station. The college that started in 1901 with 5 professors and 39 students is today a premier educational institute of Assam with 244 teachers and 5000 students on its rolls. Rated as an A-grade College by the NAAC, Cotton College, Guwahati has 21 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate departments in science, humanities and social science faculties. For over a century,the Cotton College has been the center for breeding academic culture and literary renaissance of North-East India, a symbol of hope and aspiration of all forward-looking people of this part of the country.

Guwahati University

Started in 1948 under the Guwahati University Act 1947, Guwahati University is the first university of North East India. The University has been accredited with a 4 star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC. It is funded by the University Grants Commission and the Government of Assam for research and other academic activities.

Guwahati University offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in Humanities and Social Science, Science, Engineering, Management, Commerce and Medicine in its campus and in the affiliated colleges spread all over the state. The university has also been involved in path breaking research in nearly all emerging areas despite its infrastructure constrains.

The University has a student's welfare wing that takes care of all the needs and basic facilities being provided to the students. The welfare scheme takes care of a Guest House located at the East end of the University Campus, Auditorium, An extensive video collection Health Centre, Lecture Halls, University Press, core branch of State Bank of India with 24 hours ATM and a Post Office branch located with in the periphery of the campus. Provisions for Basketball Court, Children Park, Football Ground and Outdoor Stadium have also been laid inside the campus to encourage leisure activities. The University has a Placement Cell that extends warm invitation to everyone concerned to carry out Recruitment Drive in the Campus for the PG students of the University.

University of Guwahati was established on 26 January, 1948. For a long time, there was no other university in the entire eastern region apart from Calcutta. This university catered to the needs of all the students from Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Assam. Thus in order to fulfill the requirement of growing number of students the Guwahati University was incorporated by an Act of 1947. In the beginning it started as an affiliating, teaching and residential university in a few temporary buildings in Guwahati. Initially the University had 17 affiliated colleges and 8 Post Graduate Departments which has now grown to a significant number besides a satellite campus at Kokrajhar, Post Graduate Correspondence School and a constituent Law College.

Assam Engineering College

Surrounded on two sides by the historical Deepor Beel (a huge natural Wetland now declared a bird sanctuary by the Govt. of India) and evergreen hills on the outskirts of Guwahati city, about 13 km on the west, Assam Engineering College spells a magical impact on the visitors. Assam Engineering College was established in 1955, the first undergraduate engineering college in the northeastern India. It started with Civil Engineering discipline, and within a few years other departments came into existence. Currently, it awards Bachelor's Degrees in eight different engineering disciplines and Master's Degrees in Computer Applications, Civil Engineering and Industrial and Production Engineering. There are Phd programs in Soil Mechanics & Hydraulics. With a well spread out lush green campus, AEC has been the hub centre of many intellectual and extra-curricular activities in Assam for almost half a century.

Bounded by the Guwahati University on the north, the Deepor Beel on the south, the Government Ayurvedic College on the east, and the Assam Police Radio Organisation on the west, Assam Engineering College spells a magical impact on the visitors. Well connected to the major city centres by open and wide roads, the College campus is about 9 km. away from the Guwahati Main Railway Station, 5 km. from the Inter-State Bus Terminus and 8 km. from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Borjhar.

The Assam Engineering College started with a single department and has grown in the past few decades to incorporate several other disciplines. The college presently offers degrees in the following courses:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Instrument Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering

The college has collaborated with other centers to set up three centers in the college itself. The AEC Nodal Center works under the Institute of Applied Manpower Research. The college collaborated with the Housing and Urban Development Corporation to establish the Assam Engineering College Building Center. The Rural Technology Center undertakes research for the enlistment of the rural areas with the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council.

Gauhati Medical college and Hospital

Dr. John Berry White, MRCS, a British Surgeon of the East India Company, was the pioneer to start Health Education and health care in Assam. He established a medical school known as 'Berry White Medical School' at Dibrugarh, Assam in 1898-99. In course of time this medical school was upgraded and on 3rd Nov., 1947 the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was established and it stands as the first medical college in Assam.

With increasing demands for health care and health education, the need for more medical colleges in Assam was keenly felt. The State Government in 1959 headed by Mr. B.P. Chaliha, the then Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed, the then Finance Minister, and Mr. Rupram Brahma as the then Medical Minister of Assam decided to have a second medical college in Assam. On 7th Nov., 1959 the State Government set up an expert committee to go into the matter and submit their report.

The expert committee comprised of the following members:

  1. Dr. Basudev Narayan - member, Medical Council of India and 
    the Principal of Kakinda Medical College. He was the chairman of the committee.
  2. Dr. A.B. Dasgupta - Medical Secretary.
  3. Dr. B.L. Choudhury - Director of Health Services (DHS), Assam
  4. Dr. R.I. Cunvill - Director of Pasteur Institute, Shillong.
  5. Dr. S.N. Sarma - Principal, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
  6. Dr. G.S. Das - M.L.A., Guwahati.
  7. Dr. B. Bhattacharyya - Silchar.
  8. Raisahab Apurba Dutta - Silchar.
  9. Dr. U.C. Bardoloi - Retired Director of Health Services, Guwahati.

The Assam Government decided to have both the medical colleges simultaneously from August, 1960. So a second technical expert committee was formed on 6th April, 1960 to go into the details with the following members:

  1. Dr. B.L. Choudhury - D.H.S.
  2. Dr. S.N. Sarma - Principal, Assam Medical College (AMC), Dibrugarh.
  3. Dr. I. Jahan - Prof. of Physiology, A.M.C., Dibrugarh.
  4. Dr. O. Lyngdoh - Prof. of Anatomy, A.M.C., Dibrugarh.
  5. Mr. Pundarikakhya Sarma - Chief Engineer Public Health.

After several rounds of discussions, the committee visited the sites at Ulubari, Jalukbari, Chandmari and other areas of the city of Guwahati and also different parts of Silchar. The committee submitted its report on 26th April, 1960 stating that it was feasible to start the Gauhati Medical College from August,1960 in the vacant Ayurvedic College buildings and the Physical Education Training buildings at Jalukbari, Guwahati but no such place was immediately available at Silchar to start the Silchar Medical College. The committee recommended Ulubari for Gauhati Medical College and Ghungoor for Silchar Medical College to be the permanent sites.

So the State Government decided to start the colleges with preclinical classes in the vacant buildings of the Ayurvedic College at Jalukbari, Guwahati with 60 students for Gauhati Medical College and 40 students for Silchar Medical College as a twin college. By a State Govt. order no. MM-D/275/60/45 dated 26th June, 1960, Dr. S.N. Sarma, the then Principal and Supdt. of the Assam and Supdt. of the Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh was entrusted with the responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for starting the preclinical classes at Jalukbari from August, 1960 and also for taking necessary steps for establishment of the proposed medical colleges at Gauhati and Silchar in addition to his duties in the AMC, Dibrugarh.

Accordingly the vacant Ayurvedic College buildings at Jalukbari were taken over and arrangements were started by August, 1960. On the 20th September, 1960, the functioning of the Gauhati Medical College was formally inaugurated. The first batch of the 100 students were interviewed and selected in the AMC, Dibrugarh in the last week of September, 1960. Preclinical classes were started from 10th October, 1960. Members of the teaching staff were sent from AMC, Dibrugarh and they were:

  1. Dr. I. Jahan - Prof. of Physiology and Prof. in-charge for day to day works.
  2. Dr. O. Lyngdoh - Prof. of Anatomy and to look after the official works.
  3. Dr. P. Goswami - for Biochemistry.
  4. Mr. Narayan Deka - joined as Asstt. Prof. of Chemistry.

Other staff members were appointed gradually. There was no provision for staff and students at Jalukbari. At Chandmari, about 15 km. away from Jalukbari, 73 tenements of the Industrial Housing Colony, some vacated houses of the Civil Surgeon's office, and also some vacated houses of the Engineering Institute were acquired where accommodations were provided to the staff and students who did not have their accommodations elsewhere at Guwahati. Students and staff were transported in Govt. buses at subsidized rates from Chandmari to Jalukbari and back. Lady students were accommodated in Ayurvedic College hostel building when available. Subsequently two temporary barracks were also built in the Physical Education Training building at Jalukbari where second year students were accommodated while the first year students had to come as before.

The Gauhati Medical College (GMC) took its start under the stewardship of Professor I. Jahan from October, 1960 to June, 196Professor S.N. Sarma was transferred from AMC, Dibrugarh and he took over the charge of the Office of the Principal, Gauhati Medical College on 3rd June, 196Professor S.N. Sarma was the founder Principal of the Gauhati Medical College and he took great interest in the construction of the permanent college and hospital complexes. Paraclinical and clinical departments were started in the Civil Hospital Campus at Panbazar, Ulubari Maternity Home, Emigration Hospital (later on Infectious Diseases Hospital) and T.B. Hospital at Birubari, Guwahati as and when they became available. The members of the teaching staff were brought from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh with the following as the heads of the respective departments:

  1. Dr. L.M. Kakati - Pathology Deptt.
  2. Dr. Alimuddin Ahmed - Pharmacology Deptt.
  3. Dr. D.C. Choudhury - Medicine Deptt.
  4. Dr. J. Mahanta - Surgery Deptt.
  5. Dr. R.K. Das - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  6. Dr. L.C. Dutta - Ophthalmology Deptt.
  7. Dr. S.N. Sarma - (Principal, GMC)- E.N.T.
  8. Dr. P.C. Changkakati - Radiology Deptt.
  9. Dr. Cheniram Dutta - Asstt. Prof. in Social & Preventive Medicine
  10. Civil Surgeon, Guwahati - Forensic Medicine Deptt.

Due to non availability of a qualified person for professorship in SPM, the Medical Council of India permitted Dr. E. Lyngdoh, Professor of Medicine to be in-charge of the SPM deptt. as its head. Later on Dr. A.C. Patowary took over as its head. Dr.G.C.Medhi took over as the Head of the Deptt. of Forensic Medicine from the Civil Surgeon, Guwahati. Prof. I. Jahan was appointed as the Vice-Principal and Deputy Supdt. of the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital. Mr. Sarbananda Das was appointed as the Head Asstt. of the college and Mr. Basanta Goswami became the Head Asstt. of the hospital. When Mr. Sarbananda Das was left as secretary of the Silchar Medical College Mr. R. Nobis joined as secretary in GMC.

The Govt. of Assam decided to construct the permanent buildings of the Gauhati Medical College & Hospital on the Narakachal hill. The P.W.D.,Govt. of Assam, took up the survey and started road constructions in 1962 in the Narakachal hill. The Assam Govt. Construction Corporation (AGCC) started building construction in Feb., 196The architects entrusted were Mr. J.K.Choudhury and Gulzar Sing of Delhi. Mr.J.K.Choudhury, an Assamese from Goalpara, was a reputed architect and also the then President of the All India Architects' Association. Hostels were given the first priority and started in the foot hills of the Narakachal hill. The hostels were completed and taken over and occupied in between August, 1965 and October, 196Girls' hostel could be occupied in June, 1968.

Late Mr. B.P. Chaliha, then Chief Minister of Assam, laid the foundation stone of the college building in the year 196The construction of the main college and administrative building at the Narakachal hill top could be started by the AGCC in April, 1965 after the road was completed to the top by the PWD. Part by part the main college building was taken over from April, 1968 to which Preclinical. Paraclinical and Central Library was shifted by August, 1968. Meanwhile, the Silchar Medical College was inaugurated in its permanent building under construction at Ghungoor on 15th August, 1968 and thereby the twin got separated. Dr. Rudra Goswami was put in charge of the Silchar Medical College.

In September, 1968 the permanent building of the Gauhati Medical College under process of construction was inaugurated by the then Governor of Assam Mr. B.K.Nehru. On 20th September,1968 the then Chief Minister of Assam Mr. B.P. Chaliha laid the foundation stone of the hospital by the side of the college main building at Narakachal hill. The then Medical Minister Mr. Chatrasing Teron hoisted a flag in the permanent hospital site. However, this construction had to be abandoned because of the presence of large rocks. As stone breaking and clearing would incur massive expenditure the State Govt. decided to shift the hospital construction to the foot hill of Narakachal. The foundation stone was laid down on 15th August, 1975 by Shri Sarat Ch.Sinha, the then Chief Minister of Assam. National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) was entrusted with the responsibility for construction of the hospital building. The new hospital at its permanent site at the Narakachal foot hill started functioning since 1984.

The Gauhati Medical College was inspected by Medical Council of India on every first examination of the first batch, that is, the first, second and final MBBS held in 1962, 1964 and 1965 respectively. There were inspections also by the Gauhati University, to which GMC is affiliated, in 1961, 1964 and 1968. Dr. C.S. Patel, President of the Medical Council of India inspected the GMC from 15th to 18th March, 196He was so impressed with the progress of the Institution and permitted to start Post Graduate courses in GMC. In February, 1969 Post Graduate started in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. General Medical Council of U.K. recognized the bachelors degree of this college in 1969, thereby enabling the graduates to pursue higher studies in that country. 

 

Spreading of modern education

Guwahati, one of the major and bustling cities of Assam, is also a frontier to the country's North Eastern region. It is an ancient city and believed to be the capital of the medieval Kamrupa Empire. It is not only the largest city of the northeast but also an important commercial center. Guwahati is the cradle of education in the entire northeastern belt and education in Guwahati has always attracted people from different parts of the country. The city lies close to the LGB International airport and is also well connected through rail that makes it convenient for students across the country to come and avail Guwahati Education.

Although the language of the local people is Assamese, because of its high Bengali population Bangla is considered another vernacular medium. Schools in Guwahati can be both private run and government-aided public schools. The public schools use both Bangla and Assamese as their medium of instruction while private schools are generally English Medium barring a few which is Hindi Medium.

 The schools are affiliated either to the Assam Council of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or Indian Council of Secondary and Certificate (ICSE/ISC) or Central Board of Education (CBSE). Among the schools, which deserve mention, are Cotton Collegiate HS School, DAV School, Carmel Convent and Bengali Girls' High School, Don Bosco High School, St Mary’s Convent School, TC Girl’s High School.

The city, which is a domicile to several premier institutions, boasts of the Guwahati University (G.U.), one of the oldest educational institutes of the region. The University was set up under the state of Assam Legislature Act in 1948 and is accredited a 4 star status by NAAC under UGC. Set in an arcadian ambience enjoying the ravishing beauty of the hills, the university has developed for itself a small-secluded township known as Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar. The University has a huge population of students and boasts of all possible modern amenities like canteens, library, conference and seminar halls, medical facilities, hostel, residential quarters for faculty and not the least, state-of- art laboratories. The University conducts all kinds of programs from Undergraduate to Doctoral programs related to Arts, Science, Commerce Medicine and Law. The educational palette is extremely colorful and caters to a varied taste propagating education in almost 50 different subjects. In fact Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is one of the oldest medical institutions under G.U., recognized by All India Medical Council.

Business

This section lists business opportunities for lcoal and outside investors.

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List of Policies issued by the various Government Departments in chronological order:

 

How To Start an Industry in Assam

 

      In setting up of an industry or business entity, essentially the following options needs to be considered:


Does the idea fire up your motivation


Is it a viable business proposition in your area?


Does it match the needs of your clientele?


Check it out with basic market research


Test it out with market place


Consult the experts


Look out for the competition in the field


Your business opportunity


Project conceptualization - Product (Shape, Size and Nature), Process (Technology to produce the proposed product), Place (Location of Plant) and Partner (Technological and Financial Collaborator)


Starting Business

Managing Business

Growing Business

Business Financing

Legal Aspects of Business

Doing Business in India - A Report by Ernst & Young

Decision TO Be An Entrepreneur

Many first time entrepreneurs do not have a clear perspective of the issues, legal or otherwise, involved in choosing one or the other form of a business. This often results in avoidable mistakes which later cost time and money to rectify.

Resources

how much do you plan to invest in your new business? Do you have the necessary resources to start an industry? If yes, where do you source for it? Can you qualify for a business loan or other financial assistance? By asking these questions, you can prepare a list of tools and resources to start the industry. 

Making A Product Choice

Know your target market

Define age, race, income level, and any other category of consumers you want to reach. Targeting your market makes it easier to design your products or services to meet consumer needs. The market survey needs to be done to estimate the demand-supply gap of a product. Estimate the demand-supply gap of a product. Local, national and international market for the product and the possible competition to be analyzed.

Trends in technology

The emerging technological advancements and the sources for the technology transfers must be taken into consideration. 

Types of Organization

Following are the main types of legal forms used predominantly to run business organizations, and are commpnly in practice the world over.


 

Sole proprietorship: where generally only one person funds the business activities.


 

Partnership: where two or more people can join together as partners to raise the finances for running a venture.


 

Limited company: where it is possible for many thousands to subscribe for a share in business ownership and, in theory at least, in its governance and direction.


 

Co-operative Society: This is the fourth legal form, which can be used in a particular type of businesses such as dairy, sugar etc.

Company Registration (Registrar of Companies)

To start any business as a private limited or limited company, one must register the name of the company with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). The registration allows you to 'legally' carry on day-to-day administration of business. The company registration form allows you to specify the 'physical' brick-and-mortar address where your company's office will operate out from, among other things. In Assam, company registration is filed with the Registrar of Companies, Morello Building ,Ground floor , Shillong - 793001

Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India 
Whether one would like to register a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited (Public|Private), Co-operative Society, Association, etc., there are generally a couple of steps to be kept in mind in order to register a company. The following is an example for registering an Association, it may defer depending on the type of business being set up: 


1.

START


2.

Obtain approval for the proposed name of the Company from the ROC.


3.

Draw up the Memorandum of Association.


4.

Draw up the Articles of Association.


5.

Getting the appropriate persons to subscribe to the Memorandum. (a minimum of 7 for a public company and 2 for a private company).


6.

Payment of Registration Fee to the ROC.


7.

Receipt of Certificate of Incorporation.


8.

Obtain a certificate of commencement of business from the ROC in case of a public company.


9.

END

The President under Notification dated 9th May 2007 has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Pursuant to this amendment, Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries (Krishi Evam Gramin Udyog Mantralaya) and Ministry of Small Scale Industries (Laghu Udyog Mantralaya) have been merged into a single Ministry, namely, “MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SUKSHMA LAGHU AUR MADHYAM UDYAM MANTRALAYA)” 

Worldwide, the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The MSEs constitute over 90% of total enterprises in most of the economies and are credited with generating the highest rates of employment growth and account for a major share of industrial production and exports. In India too, the MSEs play a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. It is estimated that in terms of value, the sector accounts for about 39% of the manufacturing output and around 33% of the total export of the country. Further, in recent years the MSE sector has consistently registered higher growth rate compared to the overall industrial sector. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. As per available statistics, this sector employs an estimated 31 million persons spread over 12.8 million enterprises and the labour intensity in the MSE sector is estimated to be almost 4 times higher than the large enterprises. 

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India 

Types of Enterprises

Based on the investment limit on the plant and machinery, enterprises have been classified as given below: 



 


Manufacturing Sector


Service sector


Micro


upto Rs. 25 Lakh


upto Rs. 10 Lakh


Small


More than Rs. 25 Lakh upto Rs 5 Crore


More than Rs. 10 Lakh upto Rs 2 Crore


Medium


More than Rs.5 Crore upto Rs 10 Crore


More than Rs.2 Crore upto Rs 5 Crore


Large


Above Rs 10 crore


Above Rs 5 crore

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India

Location of Industry

When choosing a location, consider the cost of utilities and rent. Other factors include accessibility to targeted customers, competition, demographics and proximity to other businesses. 


 

Raw material availability: Location of raw materials and the cost of conveyance to the site of industry must be worked out.


 

Skilled labour: Availability of skilled labour in and around the area also to be taken care of.


 

Infrastructure: Necessary infrastructure such as power, road, rail and port connectivity for movement of raw material and finished goods must be in place before the commencement of commercial production.

Registration of the Unit

The Department of Industries, Trade and Commerce, Government of Assam is concerned with the promotion, development and regulation of industries in the State of Assam. 

Please visit the nearest District Industires and Commerce Centre of your district for the registration or visit an Udayami Mitra for further guidance and hand holding. There are 26 DI&CC under Department of Industries of Commerce and Industries, Government of Assam. For details click Helpdesk.

Or visit Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY)for further guidance.

Applying for Provisional Registration

The process of registration of any enterprise either manufacturing or service sector is covered under the MSMED Act, 2006. Entrepreneurs who want to start a new industry in Assam have to file an application for Entrepreneurs Memorandum PART-I (Provisional Registration). The application form is available at the facilitation counter of districts centre of DI&CC on all working days or can be downloaded 

http://investinassam.com/download/forms 

The Industries Inspector at the facilitation counter will provide guidance to Entrepreneurs on how to fill-up the forms, issuing NIC and Product code numbers. 

After filling all the forms, it has to be handed over to the concerned Inspector for checking. If the form is complete in all respects, the concerned Inspector will sign the same and the forms are forwarded along with the required documents like (1) Partnership deed and Registration Certificate; (2) Memorandum and Articles of Association After receipt of the applications for PART-I along with the required documents, acknowledgment is the same day. The acknowledgement for PART-I is valid for 2 years only. 

After receipt of acknowledgement for PART-I, the Entrepreneurs have to start formalities for going into production after obtaining all required documents to start production. 

The Director of Industries and Commerce, as well as, the General Manager (DI&CC) reserves the right to seek copies of Project Report and other relevant information required to ensure the types of raw materials proposed to be used in the manufacturing process, type of machinery involved and other aspects of the unit.

Applying for Permanent Registration

As soon as production is started, an application has to be filed for Permanent Registration in Part-II. The form for filling in PART-II is available at Counter of DI&CC on all working days or can be downloaded from http://investinassam.com/download/forms All help in filling PART-II of the form will be provided by the facilitation counter. 

The Provisional Registration (PART-I) is converted into Permanent Registration on confirming that the unit has taken all the effective steps, including installation of machinery and equipments, obtaining power/water connection, that the unit has gone into commercial production and has produced all the necessary NOCs/ Documents/clearances from the concerned authorities. 

Application in PART-II for permanent registration received at the facilitation counter is verified thoroughly by the Industries Inspector/Extension Officer (Industries) and if any deficiency is observed, the entrepreneur is directed to furnish the remaining documents /information. On receipt of such documents, the Industries Inspector/Extension Officer (Industries) inspects the unit for physical verification of the machinery, equipments and other assets of the factory/unit, verification of the documents, etc and submits his Inspection Report within a period of 15 days, along with all the documents to the General Manager (DI&CC).

The Industries Inspector's report and other documents are then further scrutinized by the Registration Section and if found in order, the case of Permanent Registration is approved by the General Manager (DI&CC) and acknowledgement for permanent registration, Part-II is issued. 

Applying for Eligibility Certificate for availing Central and State incentives and Tax benefits under North East Industrial & Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) 2007 and Assam Industrial and Investment Policy (AIIP)2008.

After receiving the permanent registration the unit can apply for eligibility certificate to avail the Central and Sate incentives and benefit under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008. 

Applications complete in all respect should be submitted to the respective DI&CC of the district and it will be disposed of within a maximum period of 90 days.

Applying for Subsidy Claims against various incentives under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008

After receiving the eligibility certificate the unit can apply for the various subsidy grants as mentioned in the eligibility certificate to avail the Central and Sate incentives under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008. 

Applications complete in all respect should be submitted to the respective DI&CC of the district for further verification. Once the verification is complete, the claim will be sanctioned by the empowered committee for necessary payment.

 


Investors Guide


How to start an Industry in Assam


Advantage Assam


Industrial Map of Assam


Investment Facilitation


Finance & Banking


Taxation System


Legal & Judiciary System


Industry and Business Related Laws


Intellectual Property Rights

 

How To Start an Industry in Assam

 

      In setting up of an industry or business entity, essentially the following options needs to be considered:


Does the idea fire up your motivation


Is it a viable business proposition in your area?


Does it match the needs of your clientele?


Check it out with basic market research


Test it out with market place


Consult the experts


Look out for the competition in the field


Your business opportunity


Project conceptualization - Product (Shape, Size and Nature), Process (Technology to produce the proposed product), Place (Location of Plant) and Partner (Technological and Financial Collaborator)


Starting Business

Managing Business

Growing Business

Business Financing

Legal Aspects of Business

Doing Business in India - A Report by Ernst & Young

Decision TO Be An Entrepreneur

Many first time entrepreneurs do not have a clear perspective of the issues, legal or otherwise, involved in choosing one or the other form of a business. This often results in avoidable mistakes which later cost time and money to rectify.

Resources

how much do you plan to invest in your new business? Do you have the necessary resources to start an industry? If yes, where do you source for it? Can you qualify for a business loan or other financial assistance? By asking these questions, you can prepare a list of tools and resources to start the industry. 

Making A Product Choice

Know your target market

Define age, race, income level, and any other category of consumers you want to reach. Targeting your market makes it easier to design your products or services to meet consumer needs. The market survey needs to be done to estimate the demand-supply gap of a product. Estimate the demand-supply gap of a product. Local, national and international market for the product and the possible competition to be analyzed.

Trends in technology

The emerging technological advancements and the sources for the technology transfers must be taken into consideration. 

Types of Organization

Following are the main types of legal forms used predominantly to run business organizations, and are commpnly in practice the world over.


 

Sole proprietorship: where generally only one person funds the business activities.


 

Partnership: where two or more people can join together as partners to raise the finances for running a venture.


 

Limited company: where it is possible for many thousands to subscribe for a share in business ownership and, in theory at least, in its governance and direction.


 

Co-operative Society: This is the fourth legal form, which can be used in a particular type of businesses such as dairy, sugar etc.

Company Registration (Registrar of Companies)

To start any business as a private limited or limited company, one must register the name of the company with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). The registration allows you to 'legally' carry on day-to-day administration of business. The company registration form allows you to specify the 'physical' brick-and-mortar address where your company's office will operate out from, among other things. In Assam, company registration is filed with the Registrar of Companies, Morello Building ,Ground floor , Shillong - 793001

Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India 
Whether one would like to register a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited (Public|Private), Co-operative Society, Association, etc., there are generally a couple of steps to be kept in mind in order to register a company. The following is an example for registering an Association, it may defer depending on the type of business being set up: 


1.

START


2.

Obtain approval for the proposed name of the Company from the ROC.


3.

Draw up the Memorandum of Association.


4.

Draw up the Articles of Association.


5.

Getting the appropriate persons to subscribe to the Memorandum. (a minimum of 7 for a public company and 2 for a private company).


6.

Payment of Registration Fee to the ROC.


7.

Receipt of Certificate of Incorporation.


8.

Obtain a certificate of commencement of business from the ROC in case of a public company.


9.

END

The President under Notification dated 9th May 2007 has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Pursuant to this amendment, Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries (Krishi Evam Gramin Udyog Mantralaya) and Ministry of Small Scale Industries (Laghu Udyog Mantralaya) have been merged into a single Ministry, namely, “MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SUKSHMA LAGHU AUR MADHYAM UDYAM MANTRALAYA)” 

Worldwide, the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The MSEs constitute over 90% of total enterprises in most of the economies and are credited with generating the highest rates of employment growth and account for a major share of industrial production and exports. In India too, the MSEs play a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. It is estimated that in terms of value, the sector accounts for about 39% of the manufacturing output and around 33% of the total export of the country. Further, in recent years the MSE sector has consistently registered higher growth rate compared to the overall industrial sector. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. As per available statistics, this sector employs an estimated 31 million persons spread over 12.8 million enterprises and the labour intensity in the MSE sector is estimated to be almost 4 times higher than the large enterprises. 

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India 

Types of Enterprises

Based on the investment limit on the plant and machinery, enterprises have been classified as given below: 



 


Manufacturing Sector


Service sector


Micro


upto Rs. 25 Lakh


upto Rs. 10 Lakh


Small


More than Rs. 25 Lakh upto Rs 5 Crore


More than Rs. 10 Lakh upto Rs 2 Crore


Medium


More than Rs.5 Crore upto Rs 10 Crore


More than Rs.2 Crore upto Rs 5 Crore


Large


Above Rs 10 crore


Above Rs 5 crore

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India

Location of Industry

When choosing a location, consider the cost of utilities and rent. Other factors include accessibility to targeted customers, competition, demographics and proximity to other businesses. 


 

Raw material availability: Location of raw materials and the cost of conveyance to the site of industry must be worked out.


 

Skilled labour: Availability of skilled labour in and around the area also to be taken care of.


 

Infrastructure: Necessary infrastructure such as power, road, rail and port connectivity for movement of raw material and finished goods must be in place before the commencement of commercial production.

Registration of the Unit

The Department of Industries, Trade and Commerce, Government of Assam is concerned with the promotion, development and regulation of industries in the State of Assam. 

Please visit the nearest District Industires and Commerce Centre of your district for the registration or visit an Udayami Mitra for further guidance and hand holding. There are 26 DI&CC under Department of Industries of Commerce and Industries, Government of Assam. For details click Helpdesk.

Or visit Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY)for further guidance.

Applying for Provisional Registration

The process of registration of any enterprise either manufacturing or service sector is covered under the MSMED Act, 2006. Entrepreneurs who want to start a new industry in Assam have to file an application for Entrepreneurs Memorandum PART-I (Provisional Registration). The application form is available at the facilitation counter of districts centre of DI&CC on all working days or can be downloaded 

http://investinassam.com/download/forms 

The Industries Inspector at the facilitation counter will provide guidance to Entrepreneurs on how to fill-up the forms, issuing NIC and Product code numbers. 

After filling all the forms, it has to be handed over to the concerned Inspector for checking. If the form is complete in all respects, the concerned Inspector will sign the same and the forms are forwarded along with the required documents like (1) Partnership deed and Registration Certificate; (2) Memorandum and Articles of Association After receipt of the applications for PART-I along with the required documents, acknowledgment is the same day. The acknowledgement for PART-I is valid for 2 years only. 

After receipt of acknowledgement for PART-I, the Entrepreneurs have to start formalities for going into production after obtaining all required documents to start production. 

The Director of Industries and Commerce, as well as, the General Manager (DI&CC) reserves the right to seek copies of Project Report and other relevant information required to ensure the types of raw materials proposed to be used in the manufacturing process, type of machinery involved and other aspects of the unit.

Applying for Permanent Registration

As soon as production is started, an application has to be filed for Permanent Registration in Part-II. The form for filling in PART-II is available at Counter of DI&CC on all working days or can be downloaded from http://investinassam.com/download/forms All help in filling PART-II of the form will be provided by the facilitation counter. 

The Provisional Registration (PART-I) is converted into Permanent Registration on confirming that the unit has taken all the effective steps, including installation of machinery and equipments, obtaining power/water connection, that the unit has gone into commercial production and has produced all the necessary NOCs/ Documents/clearances from the concerned authorities. 

Application in PART-II for permanent registration received at the facilitation counter is verified thoroughly by the Industries Inspector/Extension Officer (Industries) and if any deficiency is observed, the entrepreneur is directed to furnish the remaining documents /information. On receipt of such documents, the Industries Inspector/Extension Officer (Industries) inspects the unit for physical verification of the machinery, equipments and other assets of the factory/unit, verification of the documents, etc and submits his Inspection Report within a period of 15 days, along with all the documents to the General Manager (DI&CC).

The Industries Inspector's report and other documents are then further scrutinized by the Registration Section and if found in order, the case of Permanent Registration is approved by the General Manager (DI&CC) and acknowledgement for permanent registration, Part-II is issued. 

Applying for Eligibility Certificate for availing Central and State incentives and Tax benefits under North East Industrial & Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) 2007 and Assam Industrial and Investment Policy (AIIP)2008.

After receiving the permanent registration the unit can apply for eligibility certificate to avail the Central and Sate incentives and benefit under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008. 

Applications complete in all respect should be submitted to the respective DI&CC of the district and it will be disposed of within a maximum period of 90 days.

Applying for Subsidy Claims against various incentives under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008

After receiving the eligibility certificate the unit can apply for the various subsidy grants as mentioned in the eligibility certificate to avail the Central and Sate incentives under NEIIPP 2007 and AIIP 2008. 

Applications complete in all respect should be submitted to the respective DI&CC of the district for further verification. Once the verification is complete, the claim will be sanctioned by the empowered committee for necessary payment.

 


Investors Guide


How to start an Industry in Assam


Advantage Assam


Industrial Map of Assam


Investment Facilitation


Finance & Banking


Taxation System


Legal & Judiciary System


Industry and Business Related Laws


Intellectual Property Rights

 

Investment Climate of Assam

 

   At the time of India's independence, Assam was relatively a land of plenty. It was not only among the better administered states, the per capita State Domestic Product was way above the average in the country as a whole and the relevant social indices ranked the State at a higher level in the ladder of social development. The primary sector was buoyant, the process industries and the plantation sector were efficiently run. The State was near self sufficient in its requirement of primary products and above all, poverty and unemployment was not of great concern then. With India attaining its independence and resultant physical partition, the traditional trade and commerce linkages with Assam's hinterland got snapped and along with the entire North East, Assam was reduced to a landlocked cocoon. Before India's attaining independence Assam served as a conduit in the big integrated market with erstwhile East Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar besides other neighboring states. The economic activities were greatly reduced after independence. Assam's progress has been rather halting and tenuous especially in the 80s' and 90s' for various reasons. But now Assam is "Emerging"

Today the State embarks on the new charter in the path of development, laying emphasis on new capital formation through the creation of ecologically compliant assets in a sustainable manner.

The focus of the growing investment climate today is to build the economy on the core strengths of this region so that the resources can be managed efficiently. The recognized core strengths of the State today are its nature, water, agriculture, human resources and geographical location.

The State inspires the new decade with encouraging atmosphere of Industrialization. It lays emphasis on "Clean Development Mechanism" as an investment proposition. The State Government is projecting an alternative approach to economic development by fostering interdependence between nature and economics for which the concept of 'Green Accounting (valuing nature assets)' is sought to be introduced to supplement the State's Gross State Domestic Product. The Green Accounting statistics are necessary for measuring the sustainability of Assam's economy in quantitative and monetary terms. The new thrust would track the gains and losses of Assam's natural capital including estimates for the values embedded in our fresh water quality, forest biomass carbons storage and carbon sequestration, bio diversity, bio prospecting, eco-tourism, timber and fuel and non-timber forest products. The new thrust also would track the gains and losses in our human capital including the values of education at all level and the future liability and health impacts of pollution. The new approach would cover estimates of annual losses of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere through deforestation and thinning of forest biomass so that Assam can benefit from significant compensation through future variations of the Kyoto protocol. The new thrust has been given to enable the Government of Assam to make appropriate economic policy choices informed by a fair valuation of the many un-traded services of our natural eco-system including all their unaccounted benefits that do not at present enter GSDP and GDP accounts.

The present Government recognizes that the development and progress of the State will depend largely on the intensive and faster growth of the Rural Economy - primarily income multiplication by inducing multi-cropping in the agricultural sector and the development of agro based services and investment involving larger participation of the people, meaningfully contributing to the State's economic health and prosperity. The other equally important area is the rapid and well co-ordinate growth in the infrastructure sector to accelerate natural development where the state holds a very big potential.

The State Government acknowledges that only an open and inclusive society can bring rich dividends to our state. A society that shuts its door to the outer world is bound to lag behind - a small state becomes big when it embraces the world.

Industrial Infrastructure

 

   With a view to provide infrastructure facilities to the Prospective Entrepreneurs/Investors the Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and the Assam Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (AIIDC) have been asked to develop new Industrial parks by procuring more land in the State. Meanwhile various Industrial Infrastructures such as several Industrial Growth Centers, IID Projects, and Industrial Parks etc. have already been established in almost all the districts of the State. Open land of 80 lakh sq. m. have already been developed and so far 32 lakh sq. m. have been allotted to various Industrial Projects in the State. The remaining 48 lakh sq. m. or 1000 acres of developed land is available today. Besides readymade industrial sheds, the Department is in possession of huge plots of fully developed open land ready for allotment to the prospective parties interested in establishing their industries in different locations in the State.

Investment Acknowledgement

 

 The Government of Assam acknowledges the importance of Information dissemination to the prospective investors and facilitates them to set up their enterprises in the State. The Government has created an Investment Cell which will act as a single point source for investors seeking information and assistance in the various sectors of investment in the state and help them to establish their industrial units. The Cell houses the various offerings from all the organizations of the Industries & Commerce Department like Tourism, Handloom & Textile, Power, Mines & Minerals, and Agriculture. It also houses a small Business Centre for immediate facilitation of the business proposals. The Cell is located in the Block 'C', 3rd Floor in the Assam Secretariat.

For any queries and assistance, contact :

Ms.Neera Daulagupu, ACS
Special Officer,
Investment Cell,
Industries & Commerce Department.
+91 94350-77122 (M)
Phone: +91- 361-2237256
E-mail: 
info@investinassam.com, iiscassam@yahoo.co.in

Human Resource

 

 The pursuit for progress in Industries cannot be made unless there is skilled/ trained manpower in the State. Government of Assam strongly feels that strengthening the linkages between educational Institutions and Industries provides the much needed synergy.



The State has 5 (five) universities including 1 (one) agricultural university, 3 (three) medical colleges, 5 (five) engineering colleges including an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). It also has 8 (eight) polytechnics & 23 (twenty-three) Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). 2 (two) more medical colleges are coming up.



Four universities in the state offer Master Degree Courses in Management and Computer Applications.



The state has numerous Law Colleges. CIPET also offers Diploma & Certificate courses and the Tool Room Training Centre offers Certificate courses.



Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Institute also trains the state’s human resource.

In recent times, Government has encouraged setting up of various educational complexes, vocational institutes running traditional trades/specialized courses. The State Government has initiated steps by formation of the State Steering Committee & formation of 27 (twenty seven) numbers of IMC in the ITIs and industry partners are working closely with the ITI for skill development. 

Presently, there are 4 (four) ITI’s under the Center of Excellence through retroactive funding scheme, Three ITIs covered under COE through competitive scheme. In addition, six ITIs have been taken up in the year 07-08 under PPP mode. Four ITIs are proposed to be taken up in 08-09.Twelve ITIs are implementing MES (Modular Employable Skill) in various sectors like-electrical, automobiles etc. The State would sponsor 50,000 youths to receive skills outside the State in the next three years. Their skills would empower them in becoming self-employed.

Assam has numerous educational institutions with a substantial portion of the population in the 15 to 25 age group in the major towns being computer literate. The state has a literacy rate of 52.89%. The female literacy in this region of 43.03% is higher than the national average of 39.19%. Assam has four universities and one agricultural university. It also has 3 medical colleges and one for aquaculture. With reference to technical education, the state has 4 engineering colleges including an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), 23 vocational training institutes (ITI), 8 polytechnics and 1 junior technical school.

Major Training and Research Institutions in Assam



Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET)



Central Institute of Indian Languages



Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar



Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati



Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship



National Institute of Technology, Silchar



National Institute of Rural Development



North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur



Guwahati Stock Exchange, Guwahati



Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat



North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat



Regional Science Centre, Guwahati



Small Industries Service Institute (SISI)



Tool Room & Training Centre (TRTC), Guwahati

Investment Facilitation

 

 Assam intends to attract maximum investment in all available potential sectors by the entrepreneurs of the country and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The State Government has constituted a separate cell – The Industrial Investment Secretariat Cell (IISC) to facilitate investment – and a High Level Committee to accord fast track clearance for investment proposals. The Cell will function as a single point of contact for all inquiries from investors including supplying of information pertaining to permissions/ procedures/ guidelines.


To synergize its efforts with the above mentioned policy, the State Government of Assam also offers attractive investment incentives and also subsidies on power consumption through its industrial policy.

Procedural Simplification-

1. Allotment of Land/Shade

All applications received for allotment of land up to 1 acre and shed up to 500 square metres in the Industrial Estates/ Industrial Areas/IIDC/Growth Centre etc. will be disposed off within a maximum time period of 30 days. Since as per Chapter 5, the I.E./ I.A./G.C. under Industries Department will be transferred to AIIDC; hence a committee headed by M.D. AIIDC/ AIDC/ ASIDC will allot land/ shed up to 1 acre under their respective control within the above time period. A Nodal Officer from Directorate of Industries & Commerce will be a member in the above land allotment committee. Requirement beyond above limits will be disposed off within 60 days by a State Level Committee chaired by Principal / Commissioner, Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department with representatives from departments of Revenue and Finance. 

 

 

Other Infrastructure

 

 Information Technology Park


A major IT park with the proposed investment of over 500 Crores rupees over an area of approximately 100 acres of land is being developed in the PPP mode at Guwahati near the airport. The park will contain state-of-the-art infrastructure necessary for IT Enabled Services and BPO’s. Thus it will attempt to leverage the easy availability of local well trained manpower and those from the region presently working outside which contribute a significant percentage.

Assam has a large manpower base that is highly skilled in Information Technology. As such, opportunities exist for IT Enabled Services like call centers, back office operations, revenue accounting, data entry and conversion, transcription and translation, content development, animation, engineering and design, market research, consultancy and management.

At present the Software Technology Park of India and NEDFi IT park is operational with good infrastructure, power backup and high bandwidth for the IT companies of the State. 

Guwahati Bio-Tech Park

considering the importance of bio technology, an integrated park to provide all infrastructural and other related services is considered to be developed. 

Taxation System

 

  India has a fairly developed tax regime with a clearly demarcated authority between Central Government, State Governments and Local bodies. Central Government levies   taxes on income (except tax on agricultural income, which the State Governments can levy), customs duty, central excise and service tax. 
  Many State Governments have substituted Sales Tax with Valued Added Tax (VAT). The VAT ( or Sales tax in some states where VAT has not been implemented), State   Excise, Stamp duty, Land Revenue, and Professional Tax are levied by State Governments. Local State bodies are given the power to levy tax on properties, water    supply, drainage/sewerage, etc. 

 The taxation system in India has undergone many reforms over the last 15 years where tax rates have been stabilized and simpler tax laws implemented for compliance  ease of tax payment and enforcement. 

 Central Government Taxes

 Direct Taxes

 


 


Tax on Corporate Income


 


Capital Tax Gains


 


Personal Income Tax


 


Tax Incentives


 


Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty

Indirect Taxes


 


Excise Duty


 


Customs Duty


 


Service Tax


 


Securities Transaction Tax

 For detailed information click this useful links:


 


Income Tax Department or Taxmann


 


Central Board of Excise and Customs


 


Central Board of Excise and Customs relating to Service Tax

State Government Taxes


 


Value Added Tax


 


Entry Tax


 


Stamp Duty


 


Professional Tax

Intellectual Property Rights

 

    

       India provides protection to Intellectual Property Rights in accordance with its obligations under the TRIPS Agreement of the           WTO. The importance of intellectual property in India is well established at all levels-statutory, administrative and judicial. India         has well-established administrative mechanism for enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Police officers are empowered to       take action against the infringement of IPRs in case of pirated and counterfeit products

     Cases of infringement of IPRSs are tried in the judicial courts. Indian Intellectual Poverty Rights Law also provide for appeals in        the judicial courts of the administrative decisions relating to Intellectual Property Rights.

     Details of patents Act, Copyright Act, Trademark Acts, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Designs can be obtained from          the following links.


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Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks


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Intellectual Property Office


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A Hand Book of Copyright Law


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Trade Marks Act, 1999


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Geographical Indications of Goods


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Intellectual Property Lab, Industrial Design

Public Utility Information

108 emergency service

GVK EMRI launched 108 services in Assam with a fleet of 20 ambulances on 6th November 2008. Assam is the first state to have all 280 ambulances fitter I with Advanced Life Saving Equipments, which will mark an increased change in the average number of lives, saved in the long run.

Currently GVK EMRI - Assam has a fleet of over 280 ambulances spanning the state and the Emergency Response Centre “ERC “, has already attended to average of over 1200 emergency calls per day.

The main highlights are:-

  • It is a 24x7 emergency service.
  • Toll Free number available from landline or mobile
  • Emergency help will reach you in an average of 18 minutes
  • Vision 2011
  • Provide Emergency Response Services under Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework.
  • Respond to 30 million emergencies and save 1 million lives annually.
  • Deliver services at global standards through Leadership, Innovation, Technology, Research and Training.108 Emergency Response Service is a 24X7 emergency service for medical, police and fire emergencies. The service is available for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

108 this particular number is being dialling for the purposes

  • To save a life
  • To report a crime in progress
  • To report a fire

Types of Emergencies which are covered under 108:-

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Serious Injuries
  • Cardiac arrests
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory
  • Diabetics
  • Maternal/Neonatal/ Paediatric
  • Epilepsy/Unconsciousness
  • Animal bites
  • High Fever
  • Infections
  • Police Emergencies
  • Robbery / Theft / Burglary
  • Street Fights
  • Property Conflicts
  • Self – inflicted injuries / Attempted suicides
  • Theft
  • Fighting
  • Public Nuisance
  • Missing People· Kidnappings
  • Traffic Problems (Traffic Jams or Rallies, road blockage etc)
  • Forceful actions, riots etc

Things Not To Do:

Do not call 108 if there is no serious problem or emergency. It is not a number for enquiry or information gathering. Do not play around by dialling 108 as a joke. Otherwise a call in real emergency could be blocked and a life will be lost. If you happen to call 108 by accident then do not hang up until the officer asks you to do so.

Fire Emergencies

  • Burns
  • Fire breakouts
  • Industrial fire hazards

Assam Legislative Assembly

The Assam Legislative Assembly came into being on the day of its first sitting on April 7, 1937 in the Assembly Chamber at Shillong, the erstwhile Capital of the composite State of Assam.

Situated in the North East of the Country, Assam has had a glorious history of her own. Popularly known as the ethnological museum of India, Assam has been described as Mini-India, having a rich cultural heritage with diverse race, religion and culture. Assam under the provisions of India Council Act, 1861 did not have its own democratic institution but was tagged with East Bengal in 1905 and the Institution was then called "Legislative Council of Eastern Bengal and Assam", which started functioning from December 18, 1906. In 1909, the Council had a strength of 40 members and out of 40 seats, Assam was allotted 5 seats. In 1912 Assam was reconstituted into a Chief Commissioners' province. In the year 1913, after Assam was granted a Legislative Council under the Government of India Act. 1909, the Assam Legislative Council came into being with a strength of 34 members of which 13 were nominated by the Chief Commissioner and 21 were elected by the people. The Legislative Council of Assam first met on 6th January, 1913 at 11 a.m. at Shillong, which was presided over by Sir Archdale Easle, the Chief Commissioner of Assam. Under the Government of India Act. 1919, the strength of the Legislative Council was raised to 53 members with effect from Ist April, 1921 of which 41 were elected members and the remaining 12 were nominated.

The Government of India Act, 1935 was adopted by the British Parliament on 2nd August, 1935 and was implemented in 1937. The Government of India Act 1935 made provisions for a Legislative Assembly in each province and as a result the Legislature in Assam became bicameral. The Assam Legislative Assembly had the strength of 108 members and all of them were elected members. the strength of the Legislative Council (Upper House) was not less than 21 and not more than 22 members.

After the partition of India, Sylhet district of Assam was transferred to the then East Pakistan by a referendum and the strength of the Assembly was reduced to 71. However, after Independence, the strength of members were again raised to 108. The bicameral Assam Legislative Assembly became unicameral with the abolition of the Assam Legislative Council in 1947. In the years that followed, Assam was truncated to several smaller states. In 1963, Nagaland came into being as a separate State. With the passing of North Eastern (Reorganization Areas) Act in 1971 by the Parliament, Meghalaya became a full-fledged state. Subsequently, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh also followed suit. After the creation of Meghalaya as a separate state, Shillong continued to be the joint capital of both Assam and Meghalaya. However, in 1972, the Government of Assam decided to shift the Capital to Dispur, Guwahati. Accordingly, the first sitting of the Budget Session of the Assam Legislative Assembly was held at the temporary capital at Dispur on the 16th March, 1973.

With the changing geographical boundaries together with the shifts in the population graph of Assam, the strength of members of the Assam Legislative Assembly has fluctuated during the last fifty odd years. In 1952-57 it was 108, reaching still lower to 105 in 1957-62 (the Second Assembly) and then to 114 in 1967-72 (the third Assembly) until it reached a strength of 126 members in 1972-78 (the fifth Assembly) and it has continued to maintain that figure till the 11th Assembly.

Although the Article 172 provides the duration of State Legislative Assembly as 5 years due to the imposition of National Emergency in 1975 the fifth Assam Assembly lasted for 6 years.

The Assam Legislative Assembly has so far 18 Speakers since its inception. Late Babu Basanta Kumar Das was the first and Shri Pranab Gogoi is at present the elected Speaker of the 13th Assam Legislative Assembly.

Source: http://assamassembly.gov.in

Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.

The Company, Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd. was incorporated on the 23rd day of October, 2009 as a public limited company wholly owned by the Government of Assam. The ultimate object of the Company is to undertake the electricity distribution, trading, supply in the state of Assam or outside in accordance with provisions of Applicable Law and all activities ancillary or appurtenant thereto. The main purpose of forming the Company was to take over, manage and operate the electricity distribution system, assets, liabilities, undertaking of the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), as may be transferred to it pursuant to a notified transfer scheme in terms of Part XIII of the Electricity Act, 2003. Subsequently, the Government of Assam notified the provisional transfer scheme vide Gazette notification bearing no. PEL. 151/2003/Pt./165 dated 10th December, 2004 as well as the final transfer scheme vide Gazette Notification PEL.151/2003/Pt./349 dated Dispur, the 16th August, 2005 under the Electricity Act, 2003 transferring the various assets, liabilities etc. of the ASEB to the Company. The main object of the company is to develop, maintain and operate power distribution system in the state of Assam.

 

Contact Details of GEC1: 


Name of the
Sub-division


Sub-division headed by 
Manager/Deputy Manager


Land Line Number


Mobile Number


 Narengi


 Mr. Amulya Mahanta


 0361-2550349(0)


(O) 99541 92035
(P) 98641 34171


 Uzanbazar


 Mr. Thanuram Saikia


 0361-2734821 (0)


(O) 99541 92038
(P) 98641 59348


 Chandmari


 Mr. Akon Sarma


 0361-2523606(0)


(O) 99541 92032
(P) 94350 27515


 Zoo Road


 Mr.Santanu Bora


 0361-2201087(0)


(O) 99541 92041
(P) 99546 21343


 Basistha


 Mr. Putul Bhagawati


 0361-2227401(0)


(O) 99541 92024
(P) 94350 12676


 Capital


 Mr. Munindra Kr. Nath


 0361-2261075(0)


(O) 99541 92021
(P) 97060 36976


 Garbhanga


 Mr. Madhujya Lahkar


 0361-2300386(0)


(O) 99541 92028
(P) 98540 77797


 Fatasil


 Mr. Moniruj Dewan


 0361-2474112(0)


(O) 99541 92007
(P) 94351 07259


 Ulubari


 Sri C Das


 0361-2524657(0)


(O)99541 92006


 Paltanbazar


 Mr. Rajpratim Das


 0361-2540424(0)


(O) 99541 92012
(P) 99543 36684


 Fancy Bazar


 Mr. Lachit Ch. Das


 0361-2541598(0)


(O) 99541 92008
(P) 94350 17220


 Kalapahar


 Mr. Prafulla Bora


 0361-2471781(0)


(O) 99541 92009
(P) 94016 88838


 Sonapur


 Mr. Robin Sarma


 0361-2786288(0)


(O) 99541 92045
(P) 94351 85976

Contact Details of GEC2:


Name of the
Sub-division


Sub-division headed by 
Manager/Deputy Manager


Land Line Number


Mobile Number


 Jalukbari


 Sri M. Amchi


 Â 0361-2570571(0)


99541-90741


 Amingaon


 Â Sri D. Das


 Â 0361-2680226 (0)


99541-90726


 Sualkuchi


 Sri D. Choudhary


 0361-2913718(0)


99571-92039


 Hajo


 Â Sri S Sengupta


 0361-2820251(0)


99571-92042


 Mirza


 Sri N Deka


 03623-230125(0)


99541-90733


 Chaigaon


 Sri N. Malakar


 03623-261240(0)


99571-92033


 Boko


 Sri D Kumbang


 03623-282241(0)


99571-92036


 IRCA-II


 Sri R Das


 0361-2674848(0)


 

 

 

GMDA - Contact Info

 Public Grievances

Dr. M. Angamuthu, IAS 

Chief Executive Officer, 

Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority

3rd Floor, STATFED Building, 

G.M.C.H. Road, Bhangagarh,

Guwahati-781005,

Ph- 0361-2529824, 2529650 (O)

Fax- 0361-2529991 (F) 

Email : ceogmdaghy@gmail.com

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Name of the Officer

Work Allotted

Shri Dhiraj Choudhury, ACS
Secretary,
Guwahati Metropolitan Dev. Authority
Bhangagarh, Guwahati-5.
Ph- 0361-2529824 / 2529650(O)
Fax. – 0361-2529991
Email :
 ceogmdaghy@gmail.com

Building permission, other administrative issues etc

Shri C.K. Bhuyan, ACS
Development Officer & Addl. Project Director, JICA.
Guwahati Metropolitan Dev. Authority
Bhangagarh, Guwahati-5.
Ph- 0361-2529824 / 2529650(O)
Fax. – 0361-2529991
Email :
 ceogmdaghy@gmail.com

JICA Projects and ADB Projects

Md. Sazzad Alam, ACS
Development Officer,
Guwahati Metropolitan Dev. Authority
Bhangagarh, Guwahati-5.
Ph- 0361-2529824 / 2529650(O)
Fax. – 0361-2529991

 

 

Telephone Directory
Name of the Officer Contact Nos. Extension No.
Capt. Robin Bordoloi
M.L.A. East Gauhati Constituency and Chairman, GMDA
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O)  201
Shri J.K. Pandey
Deputy Chairman
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 113
Shri Parimal Das
Deputy Chairman
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 202
Dr. M. Angamuthu,IAS
Chief Executive Officer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 203
Shri Dhiraj Choudhury, ACS
Secretary
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 102
Shri C.K. Bhuyan, ACS
Development Officer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 104
Md. Sazzad Alam, ACS
Development Officer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O)  112
Smt. Atrayee Goswami, ACS
Development Officer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 142
Shri D.Nath, AFS
Chief Accounts Officer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 140
Shri D.Pathak
Chief Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 106
Shri D. Kalita 
Town Planner
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 110
Smt. K Mahanta
Asst. Town Planner
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 144

Engineering Cell, GMDA

Shri Pulak Kalita
Project Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 116
Shri Jadav Goswami
Project Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 108
Shri R.K. Gogoi
Assistant Executive Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 127
Shri Padum Prasad Bora
Assistant Executive Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 120
Shri A.Borthakur
Project Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 126
Shri Mantu Bora
Project Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 111
Shri Misbaul Alam
Junior Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 121

Planning Cell

Shri H.S. Medhi
Assistant Executive Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 123
Shri R.D. Sarma
Assistant Executive Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 124
Shri P.Barman
Assistant Executive Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 122
Shri A.Bhuyan
Junior Engineer
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 125
Smt. Alaka Talukdar
Jr. Engineer (Arch)
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 137
Smt. Nilima Deka
Jr. Engineer (Arch)
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 133
Smt. Pratima Devi
Jr. Engineer (Arch)
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 139
Smt. Nirupama Das
L.D.A.
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 132
Shri Tirtha Sarma
L.D.A.
0361-2529824 / 2529650 (O) 130

Guwahati Medical College information

 

The Gauhati Medical College has enjoyed a prestigious status in the country for its academic pursuites and patients care, and as a referral centre for speciality and superspeciality treatment. Here are some important contacts of  some dignatries of Guwahati Medical College:-

Principal Cum Chief Superintendant 
Dr. K.C. Saikia, MS
Tel: 0361-2134538 / 2132751 (O)

Superintendent i/c 
Dr R Talukdar, MD
Tel: 0361-2529457(O) 

Emergency Service
Tel: 0361-2139219 (Casualty Officer Room)
Tel: 0361-2139220 (Enquiry counter of Emergency Department)

OPD Working Hours
Weekdays: 8 am to 2 pm 
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

OPD Days Prepared on 12-07-2012

GMCH Services List

Guwahati Municipal Corporation Information

Guwahati Municipal Corporation or GMC in short is the local government in Guwahati. GMC was formed in the year 1971 by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1969.[1] The Corporation was duly constituted in 1974 in the first meeting of the elected councilors as per provision of Sec.45 of this Act.

A municipal corporation is the highest form of urban local body (ULB) in India. Presently, GMC covers an area of 216 km² under its jurisdiction and it is divided into 60 municipal wards.
 
Organisational Setup
The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor, is responsible of the 60 Municipal wards of Guwahati Municipality Corporation, who is the head of a council consist of 60 elected ward commissioners. There are five standing committees of the council to supervise various works.[2]
 
The Commissioner is responsible for the proper functioning of the corporation. He is assisted by Additional Commissioner and Joint Commissioner. A Chief Engineer for The Water Works department and the Public Works Department division is responsible. A Superintendent Engineer is responsible for the Garage branch.
 
The accounts branch is the responsibility of a Financial Advisor, a Chief Accounts and an Audit Officer. Each revenue zone is headed by a Deputy Commissioner.
 
Branches
  • Conservancy
  • Water Works Tax Division
  • Public Works
  • Building Permission
  • Street light and Electrical Section
  • Municipal Markets
  • Sanitation & Health
  • Veterinary
  • Enforcement
  • Property Tax
  • Mutation Branch
  • Trade Licence
  • Advertisement
  • Slow Moving Vehicle Branch
  • Dead body and night soil removal Branch
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Birth and death registration
  • Garage Branch
  • Accounts Branch
  • Sources of Revenue[edit]
  • Property Tax comprising general tax, water tax, scavenging tax, light tax and urban tax.
  • Trade Licence Fee
  • Entry Toll
  • Parking Fees
  • Toll and rent from Municipal markets
  • Tax on Advertisements
  • Tax on Slow Moving Vehicles
  • Animal Tax
  • Building permission Fees and Penalties
  • Water Connection Charge
  • Fines
  • Share of Motor Vehicle Tax
  • Share of Entertainment Tax
  • Share of Land Revenue and Surcharge on Stamp Duty

Guwahati Police

Name of the District GUWAHATI CITY
Area(sq. kms) 627.18
Population (1991) 1260419
Name of the Sr. S. P. Shri A.P.Tiwari, IPS
Phone :
Office (0361) 2540278 / 2546286
Residence (0361) 2542924
Fax (0361) 2543458
Mobile 94353-51112
Police Control Room (0361) 2525638/2522113
SP, Traffic Shri Pranab Jyoti Goswami, APS
Mobile 94350-25425
SP, Ops Shri Sudhakar Singh, APS
Mobile 94350-62452
e-mail- ssp-guwahati@assampolice.gov.in
Other G.Os./C.Is.:
Shri Pranab Jyoti Goswami, APS, SP(Traffic) (0361) 2731847 (O)
Addl. S.P.(HQ) (0361) 2543118 (O), 2730989 (R)
Addl. S.P. (City) (0361) 2523322 (O), 2517555 (R)
Addl. S.P. (S) (0361) 2731671 (O)
Addl. S.P. (DSB) (0361) 2233559 (O)
Addl. S.P. (B) (0361) 2601879 (O), 2607100 (R)
Addl. S.P. (S) Dispur Capital (0361) 2663633 (O), 2607831 (R)
Dy.S.P. (Reserve) (0361) 2516707 (O), 2540326 (R)
Dy.S.P., Dispur (Shri Suprotive Lal Baruah, APS) (0361) 2268301 (O) / 94353-43273
Dy.S.P., Pandu (Shri Sidhi Kr. Baruah, APS) (0361) 2570640 (O) / 98640-64358
Dy.S.P., Chandmari (Shri Haren Gogoi, APS ) (0361) 2666381 (O) / 98599-10434
Dy.S.P., Panbazar (Shri Ponjit Dowarah, APS) (0361) 2601393 (O), 2731300 (R) / 94357-19835
Dy.S.P. (HQ) (0361) 2546717 (O)
Name of the Police Station / Out Post :
Name of the Police Station Phone
1. Panbazar (0361) 2540106
2. Latasil (0361) 2540136
3. Paltanbazar (0361) 2540126
4. Bharalumukh (0361) 2731199
5. North Guwahati (0361) 2690255
6. Fatasil Ambari (0361) 2471412
7. Jalukbari (0361) 2570522
8. Azara (0361) 2840287
9. Chandmari (0361) 2660204
10. Geetanagar (0361) 2417323
11. Noonmati (0361) 2550281
12. Dispur (0361) 2261510
13. Basistha (0361) 2302158
14. Khetri (0361) 2787220
15. Pragjyotishpur (0361) 2785237
16. Sonapur (0361) 2786326
17. All Women P.S. Ghy.City (0361) 2324627
18. Bhangagarh (0361) 2461756
19. Hatigaon (0361)2231060
20. Satgaon (0361) 2642018
21. Gorchuk (0361) 2270151
Name of the OutPost Phone
1. Jalukbari (0361) 2570587
2. Maligaon (0361) 2674244
3. Borjhar (0361) 840351 ext-702
4. khanapara -
5. Jorabat (0361) 2897001
6. Kamakhya (0361) 2570522
7. Fancy Bazar (0361) 2540285
Fire Brigade (Control No.) - 2540222
No. of Districtwise Registered and Un-registered V.D.Parties :
No. of Regd V.D.Ps. 111
No. of Un-Regd V.D.Ps. 42
Crime Figures for last 6 years in the district

 

MLA's of Assam

  

Abdul Muhib Mazumder 
Hailakandi
 
Abu Taher Bepari 
Golakganj
 
Ajanta Neog 
Golaghat
 
Ajit Singh 
Udharbond
 
Aklius Tirkey 
Sarupathar
 
Akon Bora 
Dispur
 
Amiya Gogoi 
Duliajan
 
Anamul Haque 
Sonai
 
Anjan Dutta 
Amguri
 
Ardhendu Kumar Dey 
Hojai
 
Aroti Hazorika Kachari 
Deragaon
 
Arun Phukan 
Bokakhat
 
Atuwa Munda 
Tingkhong
 
Basanta Das 
Mangaldoi
 
Bhimananda Tanti 
Rangapara
 
Bhumidhar Barman 
Barkhetry
 
Bhupan Kumar Borah 
Bihpuria
 
Bibekananda Dalai 
Jagiroad
 
Bidya Sing Engleng 
Diphu
 
Binanda Saikia
Sipajhar
 
Bismita Gogoi 
Khumtai
 
Bolin Chetia 
Sadiya
 
Chandan Kumar Sarkar 
Abhayapuri South
 
Debabrata Saikia 
Nazira
 
Dinesh Prasad Goala 
Lakhimpur
 
Dr.Durlav Chandra Chamua 
Nowgong
 
Dr.Nazrul Islam 
Laharighat
 
Gautam Bora 
Batadroba
 
Gautam Roy 
Katlichera
 
Ghanashyam Kalita 
Rangiya
 
Girindra Mallik
Dholai
 
Gobinda Chandra Langthasa 
Haflong
 
Habul Chakraborty 
Dhekiajuli
 
Hemanta Talukdar 
Gauhati West
 
Himanta BiswaSarma 
Jalukbari
 
Ilias Ali 
Dalgon
 
Jamal Uddin Ahmed 
Badarpur
 
Jayanta Malla Baruah 
Nalbari
 
Jibontora Ghotowar 
Moran
 
Jonjonali Baruah 
Marigaon
 
Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha 
Karimganj North
 
Khor Sing Engti 
Howraghat
 
Klengdoon Engti 
Bokajan
 
Kripanath Mallah 
Ratabari
 
Mansing Rongpi 
Baithalangso
 
Membar Gogoi 
Teok
 
Monika Bora 
Gohpur
 
Monilal Gowala
Patharkandi
 
Nilamani Sen Deka 
Dharmapur
 
Pallabi Lochan Das 
Behali
 

 
Pijush Hazarika 
Raha

 

 

 
Pradan Baruah
Jonai

 

 

 
Pradyut Bordoloi 
Margherita

 

 

 
Pranab Gogoi 
Sibsagar

 

 

 
Pranati Phukan 
Naharkatia

 

 

 
Prithibi Majhi 
Lahowal

 

 

 
Rajen Borthakur 
Tezpur

 

 

 
Rajendra Prasad Singh 
Tinsukia

 

 

 
Rajib Lochan Pegu 
Majuli(ST)

 

 

 
Raju Shahu 
Chabua

 

 

 
Rameswar Dhanowar 
Digboi

 

 

 
Rana Goswami 
Jorhat

 

 

 
RekiBuddin Ahmed 
Chaygaon

 

 

 
Robin Bordoloi 
Gauhati East

 

 

 
Rockybul Hussain 
Samaguri

 

 

 
Rumi Nath 
Barkhola

 

 

 
Rupjyoti Kurmi
Mariani

 

 

 
Sanjay Raj Subba 
Naoboicha

 

 

 
Sarat Barkataky 
Sonari

 

 

 
Sarat Sakia 
Mahmara

 

 

 
Sib Charan Basumatary 
Dudhnai

 

 

 
Siddeque Ahmed 
Karimganj South

 

 

 
Sukur Ali Ahmed 
Chenga

 

 

 
Sumitra Doley Patir 
Dhemaji

 

 

 
Sushanta Borgohain 
Thowra

 

 

 
Sushmita Dev 
Silchar

 

 

 
Tanka Bahadur Rai 
Barchalla

 

 
Tarun Gogoi 
Titabar

 

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