CM-led team conducts aerial survey in disaster-hit districts
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with a high level
state disaster management team conducted extensive aerial survey today to assess
the quantum of damages in the eastern part of the state caused by heavy downpour
triggered flash floods in the current monsoon.
While road communication has been totally disrupted in districts like Dibang Valley
and Anjaw, the flood-affected low land areas (foothills) are yet to be brought to
normalcy. There have been reports pouring in about huge loss of agricultural, horticultural
fields besides losses of livestock and properties worth crores.
During his recent visit to New Delhi, Tuki had appealed the Union Ministry of Home
Affairs to send a high-level central team to assess the damages caused by the natural
catastrophe. Tuki particularly highlighted the damages caused to road infrastructure
snapping connectivity to various townships and villages in districts including the
state capital Itanagar. He also informed of disruption of power and water supplies
and inundation of vast lands of agriculture and horticulture causing huge losses
to farmers. Ongoing projects, like hydro-power and the Trans Arunachal Highway, have
also been adversely affected by the abrupt monsoon rains and cloud bursts, Tuki said.
The team comprising of CM, MP Ninong Ering, Parliamentary Secretary Karikho Kri,
Chief Secretary, Yeshi Tsering, Disaster Management Director Y W Ringu and Chief
Engineer WRD L Angu left at eight in the morning from Naharlagun helipad, surveyed
flood affected areas of Dollungmukh, Likabali, Nari-Koyu before landing at Pasighat
During a brief interaction at Pasighat, East Siang deputy commissioner informed the
visiting team about the quantum of damages caused by the torrential rain. He reported
of road snapping which has been partially restored, electricity and drinking water
supply problems in the district headquarters and the adjoining areas.
While discussing over the SRK Construction Pvt Ltd issue, the DC informed that the
culprit involved in the attack of its employee has been arrested. The Chief Minister
called for stringent action against persons disturbing the process of development.
After taking off from Pasighat, the team surveyed Mebo, Dambuk, Manabhum and Roing
where the nature’s fury could be visible. The river had changed its course in several
areas engulfing forests, paddy fields, horticultural gardens, houses and livestock.
The team had a brief halt at Roing where they interacted with the heads of the department
of Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley. Some BRO officers also attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister disclosed the gathering about his meeting with the central leaders
and their assurance to send a high level team to assess the damages. He further assured
to provide funds for restoring the water supply in Roing township at the earliest.
Tuki requested the BRO officers to expedite restoration of Roing Anini road at the
earliest. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Roing gave a brief report on the flood damage
in the district and its adjoining areas. She requested the state government to pump
in funds to restore basic requirement like drinking water, Electricity and road communication.
The team left for further survey of the worst flood hit foothill areas like, Bordumsa,
Diyun, Chowkham, Namsai, Miao including Deban and Namdapha before landing at Tezu.
The Tezu Nallah had been posing serious threat to the Tezu town in every monsoon
and Sukha Nalah near Tezu Airport is a continuous threat to the Airport which is
under construction. The chief minister viewed that proper planning is required to
mitigate this continuous threat. He opted for building concrete retaining walls along
the river ridge so that the flood does not affect the township area. The engineers
informed the CM that the spate of the recent flood affected Sunpura-Tezu road also
which has been severely affected creating problems for the commuters.
The CM also met delegates from Anjaw district and assured to address their genuine
issues like urgent restoration of surface communication, ration sorties, adequate
Polygamy is the root cause of domestic violence
Nari Mukti Manch demands special law against polygamy
Tame Yam Natung
Itanagar, Aug 03: Every advanced civilization has its own beginning where social
systems like sati pratha, child marriage, forced marriage, infant female child killing,
polygamy, dowry, polyandry etc were in existence. But with the passage of the time
such systems either disappeared naturally or eradicated by social movements, for
example- Sati pratha (system) was uprooted from the Indian society by the great social
reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
It is understood that the many of the social evils have been drastically reduced
or completely eradicated but the polygamy in some tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and
a dowry system mostly in central India are still being in practice which is a matter
of serious concern for every Indian.
In the beginning, a man used to marry more than one wife at a time which added status
in the society. But in context of modern society having more than one wife or polygamy
has no social relevancy at all and economically too it is not viable.
The majority of the women think that the root cause of domestic violence and the
various form of atrocities on women in the state is polygamy. It disturbs the peaceful
co-existence within the members of the family and their whole relatives also. The
worst affecteds are their school going children.
When a married man falls in love with some one other than his wife, he started physically,
mentally and emotionally torturing her first wife till she finally surrenders and
says yes to him for second marriage. Such atrocity on women is a preplanned tactic
adopted by a married man to marry second wife.
So polygamy is a social crime. An educated man here does not feel guilty in marrying
a second wife. Just to save his face, he says, “It’s a system being practiced by
our fore fathers” which is a sheer lame excuse.
Over the years, more educated married men and some people of high strata are practicing
polygamy. The magnitudes of atrocities on women are in alarming situation in Arunachal
Pradesh, specially among some tribes. But, our male counterparts can not only be
blamed for this. Our young unmarried females are also to be equally blamed. In some
cases, unmarried women knowingly get married with a man who has a wife and children.
So they should be brought to book and the exemplary punishment should be given to
As a preventive measure, the Nari Mukti Manch has decided to organize camps for students,
youths, working women and school dropouts to help them inculcating the moral values
of life at regular intervals in all districts of the state.
The Nari Mukti Manch, Arunachal Pradesh urged upon both the state and central Governments
to enact and introduce a special law for Arunachal Pradesh that will put an immediate
stop and prevent the practice of polygamy in the state. The Manch has decided to
stage sit-in dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi very soon.
Temporary relaxation to land allotment procedures
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Much to the respite of various organizations and individuals who
are opposing the certain land allotment rules, a high-level meeting of the state
Govt today resolved that land management secretary would take up proposal to the
Government regarding amendment in the Rules No. 124, 125 & 127 of AP (Land Records
& Settlements) Rule 2002 wherein it is mentioned that the land shall be allotted
only to those applicants having no land/residential house in whole of Arunachal Pradesh.
The high-level meeting convened under the chairmanship of Padi Richo, Parliamentary
Secretary, Land Management and attended by the land management Secretary, Capital
Complex DC, land management Director, Deputy Directors, Town Planner, LRSO, Capital
Complex, ADC Capital Complex and Political Secretary to Chief Minister today decided
that the prevailing practice for new land allotment cases would continue and there
is no need to ask for "No Land Holding Certificate" from the applicants for the time
being as the amendment in the land amendment rules are under consideration. While
appreciating efforts of the Capital DC for better future planning of the town, the
meeting further resolved that “For those cases where the Govt. approval has already
been accorded for land allotment, the same shall be regularized by the Capital DC
in a time bound manner. The cases of land allotment already approved involving encroachment
of Govt. quarters and where the distances between the quarters is less than 4 Mtrs,
the cases will be re-examined by the Capital DC after field verification and the
same would be re-submitted to the Govt. for re-consideration and necessary decision.”
“For all new cases of land allotment, it would be mandatory to have joint inspection
by the land department staff of DC office and the Town Planning department to ensure
that the new land allotment cases are recommended in conformity with the proposed
Interim Development Plan (IDP) and to ensure that the buildings already constructed
upon the encroached land (now proposed for land allotment) are not falling under
the Right of Way notified for the adjoining roads and are not obstructing the natural
flow of water,’ it was decided in the meeting.
It was also decided that the department would amend its letter issued vide letter
No.LM-102/2010 dated 24/5/2012 regarding regularization of land occupied by the private
Road blockade in Anjaw starts to take its toll
By Raju Mimi
HAWAI, Aug 03: Two moths of continued disruption of surface communication in Anjaw
district triggered by heavy downpour of rainfall have now started to take its toll.
Reportedly, two people died in last one month due to want of immediate medical attention.
Kandolu Pul, 45, from Mankhung of Hawai circle in Anjaw district died in Tezu on
July 15. She was brought to Tezu on foot by her relatives from her village in Anjaw.
Because of the continued road blockade, her body had to be cremated in Tezu, as the
body could not be brought back to her village in Anjaw.
Another deceased, Bagumso Pul, 25 of Changung, Hawai circle died in Dibrugarh hospital.
He reportedly died of Malaria and Typhoid. In his case too, he was brought to Dibrugarh
hospital in critical condition, after days of foot march from his village in Anjaw.
More than 20,000 people in Anjaw district continue to be severely affected after
the region was cut off by landslides on June 20 last. All other communication services
like mobile and telephone also continue to remain affected.
The surface communication in Anjaw district was disrupted after massive landslide
blocked the road in Mompani, 85 km from Tezu.
As Chief Minister Nabam Tuki tours the flood affected region in Eastern Arunachal
today, the question of negligence has started to arise.
Peoples Forum for Project Affected Families (PFPAF), a people’s movement against
large hydropower projects in Anjaw district has alleged negligence on the part of
the state government on the depreciating situation in Anjaw.
Talking over phone from Tezu, PFPAF chairperson Behenso Pul said, “Despite two months
of road blockade and shortages of essential items, the state government hasn’t till
date committed for a single ration sortie for the district of Anjaw.”
The Forum members met chief minister in Tezu today and raised serious concern on
the casual approach of state government towards people of Anjaw.
“Anjaw district has been ravaged by flood for many days, and we hope that state government
will visit the affected regions in the hills and not only in the foot hills and plains,”
The chief minister reportedly visited Roing, Tezu and other flood affected plains
of Lohit district during his aerial survey of the affected region today.
“Due to continued blockade, prices of essential items in Anjaw district are rising
steeply. Rice is sold at Rs 50 per kg and petrol at Rs 200 per litre. Medical facilities
are also deteriorating day by day,” said Pul.
The Forum during the meeting with chief minister also appealed for providing immediate
medical services for the people of Anjaw.
Body of missing APP personnel recovered
RUKSIN, Aug 03: The body of one Samuel Koyu (39) of Detak village under Ruksin police
station, who was serving as head constable (Telecom) at Sille Police Out Post was
recovered from near Debing village today.
The deceased went missing on July 30 last while he was reportedly on his way from
Sille to his native village in the evening on that day. Later, his body was recovered
in the jungle near Debing village by the locals. The Ruksin police sent the body
to Ruksin CHC for post-mortem. The police have registered a case (Case No- 12/2012,
U/S- 302 of IPC) and started investigation to trace out the clues behind the incident.
Samuel left behind two wives and three children.
Meanwhile, Ramle Banggo Welfare Society has condemned the alleged killing of Samual
Koyu by unknown miscreants.
Society has appealed to East Siang district administrator to register case and nab
the culprit involved in heinous crime.
Society cries for electricity, seeks early restoration of hydel project
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Kebang Village Welfare Society (KVWS) has urged the power department
to restore power supply in Kebang circle of East Siang district by repairing/restoring
the Yembung Hydel project which was damaged by heavy down pour on June 24 last..
KVWS, in a release, said that the area was reeling under darkness for the last one
month due to absence of electricity which has brought the day-to-day life of the
people to a standstill.
The villagers of Kebang along with the government officials and SRK Construction
Private Limited organized a mass social service on July 8 and restored the Pangin-Pasighat
Road and Yembung Hydel Road to transport transformer. But both civil and mechanical
wings of Hydropower Department failed to address the grievances of the people despite
their assurance to the villagers, the release lamented.
The society in a meeting on July 29 had decided to conduct a mass social service
in the project site and demanded the power department to renovate the damaged water
channel and install 100 KV transformers immediately.
The water channel portion of the hydel project along with four staff quarters were
damaged by heavy downpour on June 24 last.
Hornbill nest adoption prog completes one year
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Ghora Aabhe Society (GAS), Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore
and Divisional Forests office, Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary (Tiger Reserve), Seijosa
jointly signed a tripartite MoU last year to protect the Hornbill species under its
Hornbill nest adoption programme. Under this programme, local unemployed youths are
provided employment as protectors of Hornbills. According to the Society, there
are mainly four species of Hornbills in Seijosa. They are Great Hornbill, Wreathed
Hornbill, Oriental pied Hornbill and Rufous-necked Hornbill.
The Society, Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore and Divisional Forests office,
Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary (Tiger Reserve), Seijosa and department and environment
and forest jointly celebrated one year completion of Hornbills Nest Adoption Programme
at Pakke Jungle Camp (Eco- camp), New Mabusa-l, Seijosa recently. Among others,
Hornbills Nest Protectors, PRI members, members of village Forests Development Council
of Seijosa and general people participated in the celebration programme.
Highlighting the importance of the programme, coordinator Amruta Rane in her report
said that 29 hornbill nest were located during last one year. Out of 29 nests,
16 Nests were detected in fringe area of Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary. Forest fire
had devoured four number of hornbill nest in Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary fringe area,
Rane informed. She also lauded the nest protectors for performing their duty sincerely.
Sanctuary Range Forest Officer also spoke on the occasion and said that such programme
will inspire other local community to protect the forests and wildlife.
Representative of Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore handed over a cheque of
Rs. 25,000 to the Society as a welfare fund as per the MoU for successful implementation
of the programme.
GAS chairman Takum Nabum also spoke on the occasion.
DA to conduct social service every month at Ziro
ZIRO, Aug 03: In its continued efforts to make Ziro township clean and hygienic,
the Lower Subansiri district administration organized a massive cleanliness drive
in Ziro township today.
Actively participating in the programme, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Taru
Talo announced that the district administration would organize such cleanliness drive
at Ziro-Hapoli in every month.
The cleanliness drive covered all office complexes, market areas, sectors, colonies,
circuit house and SSB gate area.
“ Ziro being a prime tourist destination needs to be clean and hygienic,“ said the
Deputy Commissioner. He also exhorted the public to inculcate good civic sense as
the District Administration, which is already functioning with limited manpower alone
cannot keep the town clean.
Also in his attempt to reduce crime, he promised to make all the high mast street
lamps in the town functional soon. He also instructed the liquor shops not to sell
liquor to minors.
The Social service also saw the All Lower Subansiri Student Union (ALSSU) President
Tado Raja and his team turn up in support of the drive.
Earlier, ALSSU had called a bandh on July 18 in protest against the District Administration’s
alleged failure in maintaining sanitation and cleanliness in the township. The efforts
put in by the District Administration under the guidance of the DC has been so far
appreciated by all sections of the society.
It is worth mentioning here that, not a single shop in the township is found using
polythene carry bags during a inspection by the Cleanliness Task Force Committee
headed by a Circle Officer.
So, shoppers carry your own bags next time when you go out for shopping in Ziro!!
Field Day cum Demonstration programme on Farm Mechanizations organized
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare in collaboration with Department
of Agricultural Engineering, NERIST organized a Field day cum demonstration programme
with the concept of “seeing is believing” and “learning by doing” at KVK Farm Karsingsa
Dr.Nabam Gama, Farm Manager KVK Papum Pare highlighted the objectives of the programme
and stated that the programme will benefit the farmers to grasp the scientific way
of cultivation and put into practice into their field for improving their existing
Vivekananda Safi, SMS Fishery, KVK Papum Pare made the farmers aware about mandate,
function and activities of KVK under ICAR in the district.
At least 30 farmers including, Panchayat leaders, Head Haon Buras from the Karsingsa,
Nirjuli, Laptap, Sagalee and Emchi, Doimukh attended the programme.
Dr. P.K. Pranav, Assistant Professor, NERIST impressed upon the farmer regarding
role of farm tools in increasing the working efficiency of human being and safety
in farm operation. He taught the farmers about the manually operated rice transplanter
which are economical, efficient and consume less time.
The various farm tools like modified sickle, cono weeder, orange and apple fruit
harvesters,safety gadgets (guard), Maize sheller, dibbler, drum seeder, rice transplanter
etc were showcased and demonstrated to the inquisitive farmers during the programme
under the supervision of R. Phukan and other staffs of AICRP on ESA NERIST centre,
The farmers were made acquainted with the improved tools and implements (rice transplanter
and drum seeder) by letting them carrying out the operation by themselves.
The entire programme was executed by Tadang Meena, Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy)
of KVK Papum-Pare. She also imparted knowledge to farmers on methods of mat type
of rice nursery raising to the farmers. She gave emphasis on application of biofertilizers
for soil health and farm machineries for higher production of rice.
DC inaugurates NABARD District Development office at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The first district development office of NABARD in Arunachal Pradesh
was inaugurated by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo at Ziro yesterday.
The district office will be an extended arm of NABARD, Arunachal Pradesh Regional
Office, Itanagar and Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts have been tagged
with the DDM district.
Welcoming the initiative, the Deputy Commissioner expressed gratitude to NABARD for
selecting the district for opening the first DDM office in the state of Arunachal
Pradesh and expressed the hope that with the opening of the district office, the
people of the district will be benefitted to a great extent as NABARD is the apex
bank for promotion of sustainable and equitable agriculture development and prosperity
of the people in the rural areas.
He also expressed the willingness of the district administration to extend all possible
help and support to budding entrepreneurs and farmers of the district.
Dr.P.Radhakrishnan, General Manager, NABARD, Itanagar in his keynote address explained
the policies and programmes of NABARD and opined that with the opening of the new
office, NABARD will be able to give pointed focus to the three districts. The main
function of the district office is to prepare credit plan and monitor the flow of
ground level credit in the district and also to coordinate with the various line
departments of State Govt., bankers and other developmental agencies.
He also distributed Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) sanctioned by Arunachal Pradesh State
Coop. Apex Bank, Old Ziro branch on the occasion.
The meeting was also addressed by Bullo Tama, District Horticulture Officer, T.Mize,
District Tourism Officer, N.K.Purkayastha, Fisheries Officer and Mudo Tatung, Manager,
Apex Bank, Old Ziro Branch and was attended by representatives from other Govt. departments
and farmers’ club members.
The Chairperson, Farmers Club narrated her experience in availing bank loan and repayment
of loan by its members. She requested the District Administration, NABARD and bankers
to extend their support for establishment of piggery and fishery units.
OP.Mounglang, District Development Manager, will be in charge of the office.
DC calls for well-equipped disaster management plan
Yupia, Aug 03: A meeting to discuss various topics about planning and preparation
for disasters and emergencies was conducted at DRDA conference hall here today under
the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu.
In his brief address, the Deputy Commissioner while citing the importance of disaster
preparedness, called for preparing a well equipped and well coordinated Disaster
Management plan for the Papum Pare district to cope up with any disaster problems
in the district. He also mentioned that earthquake jolts are frequently felt in the
district which is alarming and said a training programme on earthquake preparedness
must be conducted to sensitize the people.
Disaster Management Department, Itanagar Project Officer Nawang Phuntso provide informations
about how to update and upgrade disaster management Plan of the district through
a power point presentation.
Earlier, Field Officer, Relief and Rehalitation Department, Yupia Dawa explained
about the objective of the meeting. All Head of Department attended the meeting.
Welly lays foundation stone for ADC office
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Health, Family Welfare and WRD Minister Atum Welly laid the foundation
stone for construction of Additional Deputy commissioner office near A-2 village
at Seijosa in East Kameng district on 27th July last. Later the minister addressed
a public cum administrative meeting. Among others, prominent leaders, GBs and ADC
Seijosa spoke on the occasion.
Later, the the minister visited PWD colony, general ground and the helipad ground
and inspected the the Pakke river erosion-affected sites.
He further appraised the district administration to use state disaster response fund
/national disaster response funds for the diversion of Pakke River course to protect
general ground, PWD/Forest colony and Darlong from further damage by flood. He also
directed the Water Resource Department Seijosa sub-division to prepare a report and
submit it to ADC at earliest. Welly also urged the administration to provide relief
assistance to actual flood victims.
Meanwhile ADC Seijosa Tayek Pado informed the minister that only three numbers of
Type-I government quarters have been damaged partially by Pakke river erosion.
ITANAGAR, Aug03: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Hearing of Simang HE Project held
PASIGHAT, Aug 03: The mandatory hearing of claims and objection of landowners in
connection with acquisition of land for Simang Hydro Electric Project was held at
Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra informed that proper hearing will be given to the
claims and objection and all the discussion of the government would be based on the
outcome of the hearing. The grievances of the people will never be overlooked and
their interest will be the priority. He assured to address the grievances and forward
the findings to the government. DIPRO
Proposals for tourism development
YINGKIONG, Aug 03: The Upper Siang District Tourism Development Committee (DTDC)
has proposed the State Government for establishment of various tourism related infrastructure
in various locations in the district having tourism potential. The DTDC, in a meeting
yesterday under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner recommended for staging
huts, tourist lodges, wayside amenities and mule tracks etc. at Pongging, Katan,
Porey Yorbe, Kiki Dite, Mariyang, Lakru, Migging, Panggo and appealed to the government
to approve the proposal during the current financial year for the tourism development
of the district in particular and the state of Arunachal Pradesh in general.
The committee also suggested the Govt. to continue to encourage and support rafting
activities in Siang river every year. DIPRO
Rain creates havoc in Aalo
Aalo, Aug 03: Midnight heavy down pour led to massive damage of roads, channels
at various locations in Aalo township and water logging at New Market near Aalo Landing
The Tribal Food Court and other stores at New Market were flooded and properties
worth lakhs of rupees damaged.. The cause of water logging is due to unplanned construction
of building and absence of drainage system. The boundary wall which protected the
New Market area from entering water is either dismantled or damaged by some people
which led to water logging in the area.
The West Siang Deputy Commissioner has directed the DDMO and Standing Board Members
to assess the loss and damage caused to the people immediately. DIPRO.
Bird-watching workshop at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A team of nature enthusiasts under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh
Birding Club is collecting the details on birds available in Tale Wildlife Sanctuary
(TWS), Ziro valley. The club, which started its first exploration on bird life of
the sanctuary and Ziro valley in the year 2009, has come up with list of birds found
in and around the sanctuary along with photographic evidence.
So far they have listed 294 bird species available in Tale Wildlife Sanctuary and
Ziro valley in different time and season of the year. They have found resident, migratory
and transit birds. Out of which many of them are rare, endangered and some of them
are only found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh only. A detail reports have been
submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri and Divisional Forest Officer
Ziro. The same report has also been submitted to the Secretary and Director, Department
of Tourism Government of Arunachal Pradesh. On the basis of the report submitted
to the government for kind perusal of the then Deputy Commissioner and District Tourism
Officer, a birding/ bird watching workshop was organized first the first time in
state at Ziro recently. Currently the club members are working on birds of East Kameng
District. and they have found 209 species of birds so far.
Gyan FC beat ESS FC 2-0
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: Gyan FC beat ESS FC 2-0 in the 8th Independence Running Football
Tournament played at KV No Playground here today.
Taba Tadar and Tania Taba scored a goal each in 15th and 58 minutes respectively
for the winning team.
Lokam Brothers FC was given walk over after the opponent team Sekey Colony failed
to turn up for the match.
BN FC would play against All Chimpu FC at 2. 20 pm tomorrow while AFC would meet
Gohpur Youth Club at 3.30 pm.
Science Seminar held
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A district level science seminar was organized by the Papum Pare
district deputy director of school education at government higher secondary school
Speaking on the event, B.P Singh, principal, state council of research and training
(SCERT) Chimpu called upon the students to be sincere and utmost dedicative in learning
mathematics. Stressing on the importance of mathematics in day-to-day life, Singh
added teaching fraternity should try to produce great mathematicians like Arya Bhatta
Deputy Director of school education T T Tara said students should have to be encouraged
to participate in seminars so that scientific temperament could be created among
Kanyir Bam of VKV Itanagar won the 1st prize in the science seminar, while Tana
Pritty of VKV Balijan and Tai Gungtey of VKV Sher bagged the second and third prize
Upper Subansiri NSUI demands night bus service
ITANAGAR, Aug 3: National Students Union of India, Upper Subansiri district has written
to station superintendent, state transport services, Daporijo for extension of night
super bus service from Daporijo to Itanagar via Naharlagun.
The members meet station superintendent, Daporijo recently and requested him to look
into the matter which was accepted by the station superintendent.
Agri scientists inspect affected rice field in Dumporijo
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: A team of scientists and subject matter specialists from ICAR Basar
inspected the rice field affected by insect pest and diseases in Dumporijo circle
of Upper Subansiri district yesterday.
The team visited rice field of 13 farmers of Digbak village and evaluated the different
symptoms witnessed in the field like insect pests infestation, as well as infection
by diseases and other nutrient deficiency symptoms.
Recommendations were made for corrective measures but the team said that major damage
was already made. The team also interacted with the farmers and suggested them follow
the to do the needful as suggested at the earliest. The team further suggested them
to use only the certified seeds of the improved varieties/high yielding varieties
from authorized agencies.
PPUEA places grievances
ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers’ Association (PPUEA), in a
release, said that the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has assured to solve the various
problems placed by the association before him besides assuring to convey the demands
to various private companies like SRK, SUSHEE, NEEPCO, NHPC etc. to make recruitment
policy for unemployed engineers.
19 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Renovate the capital roads
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
the concerned authorities towards the dilapidated condition of the Capital Complex
roads. The roads are narrow and full of potholes. During the peak-hours roads become
so congested due to traffic movement that even a pedestrian finds it difficult to
cross the road and the students are the worst sufferers as they can not reach school
on time due to traffic jam.
Dilapidated condition of the roads also causes various pollution and traffic related
problems. During rainy season, the water-filled potholes pose great threat to traffic
movement and sometimes it becomes major cause of frequent road accident.
Therefore, Capital roads need to be repaired immediately for the convenience of general
public. I hope the concerned authorities will pay attention to the difficulties
faced by all due to existing condition of road.
This is apropos the letter “Road to No Man’s Land” (July 30) written by one Karunath
Pazing. While appreciating the letter I would also like to add few more lines that
Govt of Arunachal is becoming nonsensical. When Rs 218.05 crore deficit budget for
the financial year 2012-13 was presented in last budget session of the Assembly,
then, where did the money come from to spend recklessly for road construction in
a ‘No Man’s Land.’
It is not late yet to stop such an oversight. The officers, who have prepared the
DPR, are highly requested to clarify some of the scopes given in the DPR. One wonders,
how come the learned and experienced officers passed and justified such a beguiling
project. The Government is also requested to take necessary step in this regard to
Yembung-Yemsing road to Tarak village is absolutely an unnecessary project.
Women farmers neglected
Although women play a significant role in global farming sector, they are deprived
of the benefit they deserve. Women produce nearly 80 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa’s
agricultural output and they form around 43 per cent of the global farming work-force.
Yet, when it comes to extension or research services, they are generally left out,
according to a report. Studies in South Asia and throughout the Middle East show
that women are paid less and are more likely to be employed part time, regardless
of their education and experiences.
Women produce 60-80 percent of the food in developing countries but own less than
2 percent of the land. They typically farm non-commercial, staple crops, such as
rice, wheat, and maize, which account for 90 per cent of the food consumed by the
The authors of the report point to research proving that countries with more gender-sensitive
business environments have more abundant, nutritious, and affordable food. The studies
show that when they have equal opportunities women are actually more productive.
Yet, because their labour and products are perceived to be of lower value, few research
or extension services are directed at them. Only 15 percent of extension officers
around the world are women.
For effectiveness, community-level efforts to improve the status of women farmers
need the support of national initiatives like policies for protecting the diverse
needs and interests of women.