Balipara Tract and Frontier Foundation (BTFF)
BTFF, a not for profit NGO has been instituted with the mandate of "Facilitating and driving community level involvement and employment/income generation through social entrepreneurship in Naturenomics™initiatives that are economically self sustaining. Through this, BTFF will nurture interdependence between nature and economics.
BTFF was conceived by Globally Managed Services and River Journeys & Bungalows of India and is currently run by a board of Trustees and onsite professional managers. BTFF is also represented through members in an advisory capacity in all North Eastern states.
BTFF is based within an Organic Home Stay, "Wild Mahseer" located in Balipara Division of Adabari Tea Estate, District Sonitpur, Assam, India and is in the process of creating A Sustainability Park and a R&D Centre for the initiatives, as given in this website.
In addition, the BTFF has also entered into national and international collaborations and partnerships with experts across relevant sectors. For example, Morarka Organic for promoting Organic Cultivation, Gadhia Solar for Alternative Energy Solutions, Centre for Wildlife Studies for Wildlife Conservation, Keggs Farms for Poultry breeding and Xola Consulting Inc for analyzing the Eco and Adventure Tourism potential in the region. BTFF is also grateful for the support being received from the Government of Assam, Tata Global Beverages Ltd., World Wildlife Fund, IIT Guwahati, US India Business Council, Asia Society and Sanctuary Magazine.
BTFF along with its partner "Wild Mahseer" won the award for "Best NGO engaged in Sustainable Tourism" from leading Business Channel CNBC Awaaz in 2008. The entire area of BTFF/Wild Mahseer covering 22 acres has been certified "Organic" by OneCert Inc, an International Certifying Agency, and has also been awarded a Platinum Leaf NatureSecure certification for achieving a Carbon Negative status.
In Remembrance of William L.R. Oliver
The Balipara Foundation is deeply saddened by the demise of William L.R. Oliver. A very dear friend of Mr. Ranjit Barthakur and Ms. Radhika Barthakur, trustees of Balipara Foundation.
Noah's Ark to stop Monsanto
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The greatest uncle a boy could have'
In a heart-rending and deeply personal homage, Camilla's son Tom Parker Bowles on the death of Mark Shand Uncle Mark is dead. Four words I never thought I'd write. It never even crossed my mind that Mark would cease to be.
Condolence to Late Mark Shand
I am utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss of Late Mark Shand, one of my great and best buddies & brother to Duchess of Cornwall.
There are no words to describe Late Mark Shand. He was a man of extraordinary vitality, a tireless campaigner and conservationist whose incredible work through the Elephant Family and beyond remained his focus right up until his death... He was a true force for conservation. He was both a legend and an inspiration to us and above all our dear friend.
There are already two versions of bio-toilets that are now available in the market. They are based on defence technology and are already being tested in Indian Railways. The challenge, and therefore opportunity, is to innovate the price-point at which these options are made available.
Rainfall and Temperature Analysis of Sonitpur 1901-2013
Sonitpur is one of the 27 Districts in the state of Assam and covers 6% of its geographical area. Centrally located, it lies on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, on the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh. The weather and climate of Sonitpur is broadly similar to that of Assam. However winter fog is comparatively less than the districts on the south bank of ....
A Handbook of Landscape
Landscape is an integral part of sustainable development as as it blends men's technology into the natural surroundings. It plays a active role in the prevention, improvement and enhancement of environment. As the urban cities are growing seamlessly, there is a need for solving the environmental issues which are created in the wake of rapid urbanization.
The Kaziranga Guide Book
A child of the Brahmaputra river, the Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve is one of the most incredible ecosystems in the world. The interplay of the river and its tributaries results in a mosaic of tall elephant grass and forests that give rise to a vast diversity of insects, birds and animals. This magical land is synonymous with the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros - a name that inspires awe and pride in the minds and hearts of the Assamese people. This is also tiger and elephant country. In Kaziranga, you can hear the call of the hoolock gibbon and observe the aerial mating ritual of the Bengal Florican....