Mr. Ashis Bhaduri is a businessman
and an active social worker based in the strategically located North East Indian
state Assam. In this interview, Mr. Bhaduri explains the current situation of
the timber industry, one of the greatest sources of natural wealth in Assam.
He said that the separatist and
extremist militant group ULFA has steadily been losing its popular base and
became disconnected from other groups and its loyal supporters. The isolation
of ULFA from mainstream society has led to the political and economic
stability in the state.
Mr. Bhaduri believes that the unemployment
situation in Assam was the main reason behind the emergence of so many militant
He also described how his NGO, working in the model of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, is achieving remarkable success in the fields of
micro credit and empowerment of women.