What are the current issues in Assam?

Tangla: There were many current issues of Assam like – relief of floods, the opium debate, promotion of women's education, women empowerment, widow remarriage; debate on the purdah system, issue of child marriage, untouchability, and promotion of higher education, etc. received huge importance.

What are the current issues in Assam?
 What are the current issues in Assam?

Flood Problem

Assam with its vast network of rivers is prone to natural disasters like flood and erosion which has a negative impact on overall development of the state. The Brahmaputra and Barak River with more than 50 numbers of tributaries feeding them, causes the flood devastation in the monsoon period each year.

The opium debate

Alexander the Great introduced opium to the people of Persia and India. Opium thebaicum, from the Egytpian fields at Thebes, is first introduced to China by Arab traders. Ancient Indian medical work namely 'Bhavaprakasha' describes the use of Opium.

Who promoted the education of girls?

When women are provided with equal rights and equal access to education, they go on to participate in business and economic activity. Increased earning power and income combat against current and future poverty through feeding, clothing and providing for entire families.

Women empowerment

Women's empowerment (or female empowerment) may be defined in several ways, including accepting women's viewpoints or making an effort to seek them, raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, and training.

Women's empowerment can be defined to promoting women's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.

What is meant by widow remarriage?

Widow Remarriage was popular among both rich and poor classes in Indian history. The act provided the right to the widow to forfeit any inheritance that she may have received from her deceased husband. In widow remarriage, they were given all the rights of a married woman that she may have acquired in her first.

RK Boro

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