Asm: নাজিৰা nājirā
‘Harbour’ Town, Assam
From Asm: nāo, ‘boat’; and jira, ‘resting (place)’.
One could imagine this as an inlet used as a stopover on the River Dikhow.
Other sources suggest: ‘Steep Field’. [from Aho: nā, field; ji, ‘slant’; and rā, ‘much’, ‘wide’].
Nazira is an oil and gas area: ONGC is headquartered here, operates major oil rigs, and is a major employer and polluter in the region.
From British times onwards Nazira has also had tea plantations and, at one time, the Assam Tea Company was based here.