GUWAHATI, March 6 - The Kalpurush Purnanga Panjika (almanac), which was released at the Guwahati Press Club today, has predicted a chaotic year ahead for the State, which it says, will continue to be plagued by ethnic problems, insurgency, fundamentalist activities etc.
Subversive activities by ultras and jihadis, stirs by ethnic groups, a spurt in different forms of crime, price rise, stagnant economic growth will emerge as major causes of concern, especially during the period from Bhada to Aghon (mid-August to mid-December).
On the political front, the almanac has predicted that the State government would not have a smooth sailing and the ruling party would be hit by dissidence and resignation of a seasoned minister.
It further said that natural disasters like floods � and even earthquake � could rock Assam. Agricultural production in general will suffer due to floods and pest attack, even though some crops would witness a boom in specific areas.
Ranjit Kumar Saikia, publisher, and Pulin Chandra Devasarma, editor, Kalpurush, were present at the release function and they addressed the media.