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2013
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August 22

Livestock vaccination camp held

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Dibang Valley in a camp organized in collaboration with Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary at Imuli vaccinated livestock of the area against Foot and Mouth Disease.

Dr. VK Sahgel, DVO, briefed the owners about the importance of insuring their livestock and its benefits.

Dr. Dipankar Hazarika, SMS and Dr. K Phukan from State AH & Vety. Dept. explained some measures to be taken to prevent FMD and importance of scientific husbandry practices.

A technical folder “Foot and Mouth Disease in Livestock” developed by KVK, LDV and a calendar on Livestock Insurance were distributed among the farmers.

The programme was also attended by ASM R Mihu.

 

Forum appeals to govt to halt eviction drive

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples Forum today appealed to the state government to direct the district administration to halt the ongoing eviction drive.

In a release, the Forum said that the ongoing eviction drive carried out by the district administration was not the solution to the land encroachment menace rather it would create more problems.

Alleging that the eviction drive is being carried out on ‘pick and choose basis,’ the Forum urged the authority to maintain neutrality while carrying out such eviction drive without targeting any particular person.

It criticized the district administration for not implementing the cabinet decision taken in 2012 for time-bound regularization of all pending land cases in the Capital Complex.

 

TSYA demands action against land grabber

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Alleging that their local MLA has grabbed a huge area of land measuring 202982 sqmt at Tezu Township meant for the JNV school, the Tezu-Sunpura Youth Association (TSYA), in a memorandum, has demanded the Lohit Deputy Commissioner to take action against all those involved in the land grabbing case.

The memorandum urged the DC to depute officials of the Land Revenue Department to ascertain the actual physical measurement of the land under ‘Dag 268’ and constitute an inquiry committee to find out the extent of encroachment land and initiate legal action against the encroacher.

 

Students demand teacher

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: All Sajolang (Miji) Students’ Union (ASSU) accompanied by the AAPSU’s member secretary (vigilance) submitted a memorandum to the Director of School Education (DSE) demanding to post sufficient teachers at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Nafra.

Expressing strong resentment over indifferent attitude of the authority towards their demand, the students union said that the school, which was upgraded to higher secondary level in 2005, is being run by few SSA teachers. No senior teachers for various subjects have been posted despite repeated pleas, the students union lamented.

It also urged the DSE to post a vice principal at GHSS, Bomdila.

 

Solung football

YINGKIONG, Aug 21: Evolution beat the Aryan team 4-0 in a league match in the Solung Football Tournament here yesterday.

Dunyo Libang, Oring Libang, Taram Jopir and Talung Lipir scored a goal each for the winning team.

In another match of the day, Mori Banggo lost to Bogum FC 1-2, informed Attu Libang, Secretary DSA, Upper Siang. DIPRO

 

Gosang Football Club beat Officer XI 1-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Gosang Football Club beat Officer XI 1-0 on the second day of the ongoing late Tagiot Apang Memorial Football Tournament played at General Ground, Jengging yesterday.

Tatlom Patuk netted the lone goal in 27th minute of the first half for the winning team.

Jengging Block ZPM Nobeng Burang, who was also present, encouraged the players to maintain discipline while taking part In Such Tournaments.

 

District level Science Seminar held

TEZU, Aug 21: District Level Science Seminar-2013 on the topic ‘Water  Co-operation: Issues & Challenges’ was conducted by the Deputy Director of School Education, Lohit at BRC Training Centre here yesterday.

VKV, Sunpura, GHSS, Tezu and VKV, Tafragam stood first second and third respectively in the competition.

Altogether, nine schools of the district participated in the seminar.

N Rina, DPC, RMSA, Tezu also attended the programme. DIPRO

 

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Aug 21:  Arunachal Pradesh Community Information Centre Employees Association deeply mourned the untimely demise of Tasso Anka at Dispur Hospital, Guwahati today. She was an employee of CIC, Yachuli Block in Lower Subansiri district.

She is survived by her husband and two daughters.

The association conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the deaprted soul.

 

 

 

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Govt schools of Upper Subansiri battling numerous problems

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily would like to raise issue regarding worsening situation of education system in our Upper Subansiri district. The students are facing lot of problem due to shortage of subject teachers of Geography, Physics, History, Polical Science in both Govt. Higher Secondary school Dumporijo and Daporijo.

The illegal encroachment of school land by the local citizen is a big problem. Due to scarcity of land as a result of encroachment, the scope for expansion is slim. Because of this the govt quarter cannot be constructed and this is the reason why no teachers stay longer in our district.

Secondly, lack of sufficient class room for the children to study comfortably is also a major concern. Due to this more than 150 students are forced to share one single class room, which compels some of them to stand whole day in their classes. Even teachers are facing serious problems to handle more than 150 students in one single classroom. These problems are being faced from last many years. My question to our area minister, MLA and Panchayat leaders is why you all are not taking any step in this regard. Why this problem is not being handle properly. Why our future is not nurtured property. With deep sadness I beg our leader to solve current situation as soon as possible.

Yours,

Binya Duchi Marde (Pecha)

Education Secretary AUSDSU

 

Don’t alienate us

Dear Editor,

Hearing the news that CM`s talent award will be given to the toppers of Class X and XII of all Government schools was heart touching. We really got excited.  Having a Laptop with cash prize of Rs.10, 000/- that too as an award is a distant dream for a student like us who come from economically poor background. Thrilled by the news we got determined to put our every energy and time to become topper of our school. As the CBSE result 2013 was declared there was no bound of our excitement that we could do the job by obtaining clean 10 CGPA i.e. without up gradation in any subject, thus clearing our wish to get honour from the Government.

But now it is very much disheartening to learn that the scheme is likely to be applied to only students hailing from state Government aided Private and Government recognized Private schools only. It will not cover the Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools of Arunachal Pradesh.

Except education, KVs in Arunachal Pradesh don`t provide any incentives, even a penny to us. In state Govt schools, students get free text books, whereas in KVs there is no such privilege even.

We too are tribal students of Arunachal and future of Arunachal as any other students of other schools. Denying award to the genuine topper students because of the word KV will certainly make us confused; feel alienated, discouraged and deprived. We are not second class citizen of Arunachal Pradesh.

We would therefore like to pray our Chief Minister, Education Minister and the department concerned to extend mercy on us too so that every students in Arunachal Pradesh experience sense of equality.

Yours,

Dojum Ngomdir

Nutan Megu

Class XI (Sc)

KV No.1, Naharlagun.

 

Is bandh call, the ultimate way to get justice?

Dear Editor,

Hardly a day passes off without the front page of local news paper carrying news about the proposed BAND CALLS by different organizations. Is bandh call, the ultimate way to let our grievances be heard? I wonder how long this trend will continue. Point to examine is where the system has gone wrong. Is it due to administration failure or is it due to mushrooming of many organizations? Or is it the easy way to popularize the existence of any organization? Now let us calculate sincerely the outcome of these bands retrospectively since statehood day. Ultimate outcome of these bands is the untold harassment and misery to the local populace. So let’s avoid any unnecessary band call. Through your esteemed daily I would like to suggest certain remedies: 1. government should sincerely prioritize to solve the certain pertinent issues. The mode of solution must be transparent and made known to common masses.2. Student organization should have only one apex body with branches. It should not be in the name of cast, tribe, class or religion. 3. Mushrooming of organizations should be discouraged and 4. Before any band call opinion of popular masses should be sought.

Yours,

K. Rina

West Siang

 

Please start APST bus service for Darak circle

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to bring to your kind attention the hardships suffered by the people of Darak Circle. We all know that Darak Circle is one of the oldest circles of West Siang District. Yet it is facing serious transportation problems. It is 47 km away from the Distict HQ, Aalo. The only bus which plies through Darak to Aalo is a private one.

The service is not regular. It runs according to the wishes of the owner rather than for the convenience of the people. Many, like me have to walk 16kms upto Kamba to get the bus services.   Therefore, I earnestly plead the transport Minister and other concerned authorities to provide better transportation facilities to the Darak circle by starting an APST bus service to relieve the people of transportation problems.

Yours,

Ngatum Raksap

 

 

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Chinese incursion in Chaglagam area is a wakeup call

The news of Chinese incursion into Indian Territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal has shaken the nerve of New Delhi administration. As per the report Chinese troops reportedly intruded more than 20 kilometres inside Indian Territory in Chaglagam area last week and stayed for over two days. In the past report of Chinese incursion has been reported from Ladakh sector. Indian and Chinese patrols were engaged in a 'banner drill' in the disputed Chumar area of Ladakh on July 16 this year with soldiers from both sides coming face-to-face.  The 4,057-km long LAC also popularly known as Macmohan line separates two Asian giants. China refuses to accept LAC as international border and claims entire Arunachal as part of South China. It is in this context that Chinese incursion in Chaglagam area has deeply worried New Delhi. The lack of proper infrastructure on the Indian side of border especially poor road connectivity is well documented. Both central as well as state government has failed to improve infrastructure in the border areas. Despite pumping in of huge money situation has not improved and this is a serious cause of concern. The Chinese incursion in the Chaglagam area is a wakeup call for both central and state government.

 

 

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News Impact

Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal, stay for over 2 days

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: In yet another face-off with Indian Army similar to the one in Ladakh, Chinese troops reportedly intruded more than 20 kilometres inside Indian Territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal Pradesh last week and stayed for over two days.

The incident occurred on August 13 with troops of People's Liberation Army (PLA) coming inside Arunachal after they were stopped by the Indian troops, Defence sources said.

Both sides showed banners to each other to leave the area, the sources said in Delhi.

However, Chinese soldiers reportedly stayed put and left after two days, they said.

Official sources in Itanagar said the Chinese troops went back after a 15-minute Border Personnel Meeting.

"They had come and have gone. The Indian troops are now present at the spot in strength," the sources said.

The Chaglagam area, also known as "fish tail" because of the shape of the LAC in the area, has consistently seen intrusions by the Chinese in the past but they have always gone back immediately.

China lays claim over entire Arunachal Pradesh which is rejected by India. Both the Army headquarters in Delhi and the External Affairs Ministry downplayed the incident.

"We don't take up non-events in diplomatic practice. What has happened or not is upto sentinels of our borders to answer. They know the factual position on this and I think they have answered that.

"There has been a rebuttal by the army on this and we don't want to go beyond that. And consequent to that, obviously, if that is what the position was, we don't focus on non-events in diplomatic practice," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbar-uddin told reporters in Delhi. He was asked whether India has taken up with China the issue of incursion in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to the report the local citizen had repeatedly spoke about Chinese intrusion in the last one month despite army and civil administration denying about such incident. PTI

 

DA seals shops for non-compliance of order

Bandh successful, claims ALSU

 

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The district administration (DA) today sealed large number of shops and few banking establishments, including a SBI branch in Capital Complex, for keeping their shutters down during the 12-hr capital complex bandh called by a students’ union.

The bandh, which began early in the morning, remained peaceful as no bandh related untowards incidents were reported from anywhere till filing of this report. Majority of the shops, petrol pumps and other business establishment remained open during the bandh period. However, attendance in state government offices remained poor despite standing order to attend.

The District Administration had requisitioned special buses from State Transport Services for ferrying passengers between Itanagar and Naharlagun as no other commercial vehicles, including Trekker were seen plying on the road during the bandh period.

The District Administration has appealed all the shop keepers/ transporters, etc not to give heed to such frivolous bandh calls and to keep their business establishments open so that the law and order situation in the Capital Complex is not adversely affected.

DC Capital Sanjay Goel himself went around market to take stock of the situation. SP Capital Surender Kumar accompanied him.

The district administration had declared today’s bandh illegal and promulgated 144 Cr.PC during the bandh period. It sought cooperation from all sections of the society, including the business community to defy the bandh by keeping their shops and establishments open.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) claimed that its 12 hour capital bandh today was successful.

“The bandh was successful which reflected people’s resentment against the government’s ‘Ostrich Syndrome’ attitude towards the illegal appointment of Joint Director (Agn. & Allied) in the Department of Rural Development despite applying best possible ways of getting justice ranging from peaceful dhama on July 4, 2013 to peaceful protest rally on July 18, 2013”, stated ALSU President Tadar Tarish in a release.

Further, ALSU apologized to citizens of the state for the inconvenience caused to them due to the bandh. However, it blamed the government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the issue for the bandh. The Union also acknowledged the support of every section of the society and expected same response from them in future in their fight against illegal appointment.  

ALSU made it clear that it will resort to next phase of bandh call, if the government does not show any positive attitude to resolve the issue. (With inputs from DIPRO)

 

The wait for the next bandh call begins

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Another bandh day today passed off and life continues for the citizen of this state. Various analysts and NGOs have many times spoken about the ill effects of bandh. The moment a bandh call is declared media houses are flooded with press release from various associations and unions condemning it.

Interestingly these same unions and associations, who condemn such bandh calls, do not hesitate to use it if things don’t go their way. Another interesting fact is that majority of government officials treat bandh day as an unofficial holiday. Couple of months ago, a person called up in our office enquiring about a proposed bandh call. When I informed him that bandh has been withdrawn, his reaction was like this, “Oh, pura plan barbad kar diya. Yeh association log kyun bandh call ko withdraw karta hain.”

As the conversation continued, I got to know that he was a government official and had planned for holiday keeping in mind the bandh call. Our chief secretary has been issuing notices warning that action will be taken against those govt employees who are found absent during bandh day. One wonders whether any real action is taken or it is just mere eyewash.  

Contrary to the popular belief that bandh call hurts economy of state, there is some section of people, who uses it to earn livelihood. Number of people taking advantage of such situation rampantly fells trees in order to block the highway. They know very well that forest department and land owner will ignore them thinking that they are part of the bandh callers. Next day when police and administration comes to clear the road, the same people will come forward to help them. Later, they carry those trees to their respective home and use it for various purposes.

Today also this journalist witnessed such instance while on a drive from Itanagar to Naharlagun. For them it was a day of earning and it seems they made maximum use of it. And, for those people the wait for next bandh begins.

 

Chief Minister for multi-checking system and effective monitoring to stop revenue pilferage

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has emphasized for multi-checking modality and effective monitoring mechanism to stop revenue pilferage. He was addressing the review meeting of the department of Tax and Excise in his office conference hall here today afternoon.

While congratulating the Tax and Excise department for recording a good percentage of revenue collection last year which stood at around 443 Cr, he expected that the department would exceed the set target of the current year with surplus revenue collection.

In the same time he issued strictures to the department to initiate appropriate measures to check revenue leakages apart from penalizing the defaulters and taking actions against mal-practicing officials in the department.

“Utmost care has to be taken to ensure that the revenue collection for the state which is the backbone of the state’s economy is channelized and revitalized”, Tuki asserted. He suggested for putting in place multi-checking system in the business points and check gates and also opined for regular shuffling of the officials posted there.

While referring to the levying of Professional Tax and Luxury Tax in the state, the chief minister asked the department to place the proposal in a bill form in the ensuing Assembly session in the month of September next.

Chief Secretary Hari Krishna while taking part in the discussion disclosed that the DCs in the districts have been sounded to gear up to augment revenue collection and contain the revenue leakages in their respective districts. He set a target of 788 cr for revenue collection for the current year and asked the department to put their entire effort and energy to realize it.

Development Commissioner Finance, Ramesh Negi called for proper training of all stakeholders on mission mode project of commercial tax.  

Earlier, while giving an impressive power point presentation on the status of the department, Commissioner Tax and Excise Tape Bagra placed few genuine grievances inflicting the department and sought the Government’s intervention towards addressing it.

He also assured the government that the department of Tax and Excise would do its best to augment the revenue sector by increasing revenue generation.

The meeting was also attended by Commissioner to CM CB Kumar, Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay among other department officers.

 

NIMAS, State Govt ink MoU

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), an institute of Ministry of Defence and the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, GoAP today inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for providing land free of cost for establishment of the institute (NIMAS) at Dirang in West Kameng district.

The MoU was signed by Sports and Youth Affairs Director DK Dinglow on behalf of GoAP and the Ministry of Defence was represented by Gulshan Chadha, Director, NIMAS, Dirang.

The institute will conduct its first basic course on mountaineering from August 26 to September 30, 2013 in general areas of Gorichen Peak base camp. Four trainees sponsored by state department will attend the course.

The institute will also conduct course on white water rafting, kayaking and skiing in the following months. NIMAS will train personnel from the country as well as abroad.

The executive council of the institute is headed by Defence Minister AK Anthony as president and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki as vice president.

 

SUMA seeks statement on state's financial position

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) while taking serious note of the state’s alleged ‘poor financial position’ has demanded the state government to give a clear statement on financial position.

While giving a brief informationon annual departmental budget (2013-2014) amounting to Rs. 8243, 88, 11, 000, SUMA questioned, “Where has all the money gone?”

SUMA also revealed in a release that the state exchequer spent Rs 1023163146.00 in 2010 and Rs.730,924,99 from April, 2012 to  February 2013 on helicopter to ferry VIPs and VVIPs. Union wondered how govt is spending so much money for VIP and VVIPs instead of taking care of the poor citizens.

 

Raksha Bandhan - the festival of pure love and universal brotherhood celebrated

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Raksha Bandhan—the festival of pure love and universal brotherhood has been celebrated in various parts of the state with various programs yesterday.

The local Raj Yoga Center of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) celebrated the festival in a befitting manner with a day long programme at Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa, Pasighat, etc. with message to promote universal brotherhood for establishing communal and religious harmony and social cohesion.

On the occasion a team of Brahma Kumaris led by Brahma Kumari Junu, Center –in-Charge, Itanagar and Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo, Faculty, Brahma Kumaris and Professor, Dept. of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University called on Jomde Kena, Deputy Speaker and other luminaries and apprised them about Brahma Kumaris activities worldwide in general and Arunachal in particular. Brahma Kumari Junu, Brahma Kumari Yape Riram, BK Minakasi tied the sacred ‘Rakhi’ to Kena and others on the occasion. They were requested to pledge to discard negative traits, such as anger, greed, ego, lust, etc and lead a life filled of love, compassion, respect, humility, cooperation, responsibility and divinity.

Similar programs were also organized in ITBP and CRPF camps, Itanagar where ITBP and CRPF officials and Jawans were tied Rakhis.

Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo, an exponent of Rajyoga Mediation, explained the spiritual significance of Raksha Bandhan.

Brahma Kumari Junu and others tied rakhis to Ajayapal Singh, DIG, ITBP, Ramkisan, Commandant, CRPF and other officials and Jawans.

In the evening, a spiritual get-together cum discussion was organised in the local centre at Itanagar which was attended by many Luminaries including Dr. Ligu Tacho, Chairman, APPSC.

Raksha Bandhan was also celebrated in Daporijo by various organizations, NGOs and school children in a befitting manner.

Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society celebrated the occasion in a unique way.

The youths of the society tied rakhis to the trees within the township thereby sending a message to the people of the need to protect trees for survival of human being.

Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu appealed to the people of Upper Subansiri district to take pledge on the auspicious occasion to promote peace and harmony in the society and protect their sisters.

Raksha Bandhan was also observed by AVP Balwadi School, VKV School Yingkiong in a befitting manner.

The students led by their teachers went around the Yingkiong Township and tied Rakhis to the army officers, jawans and GREF personnel.

Tasik Pangkam, President AVP, Upper Siang, Likeng Libang AVP activist, District Organizing Secretary AVP, Taken Payum, O Pertin, DIPRO attended the programme.

VKV Ziro celebrated the occasion to educate the children about the significance and importance of "Raksha Bandhan".

The main highlight of the day was tying 'Rakhi' to lamp, Swamiji and the students.

Anand M Mishra, Principal blessed the students on this occasion.

 

State to increase forest cover from 82 pc to 90 pc

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: It is time that we make some difference in the forest cover percentage in the state which stands at 82% for last several years, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki pointed out while attending the review meeting of Department of Environment and Forest at CM office today.

It may be mentioned here that the Chief Minister had been emphasizing for increase of forest cover of Arunachal Pradesh from the existing 82% to 90 % and a number of steps have been taken in this direction in the form of promotion of rubber and tea plantations.

While calling for meaningful use of CAMPA and TFC funds, Tuki opined for maintenance of forest guest houses and roads which are an asset of the state government. He categorically advised the department to strengthen the forest check gates with ensuring regular change of guards so that illegal activities undertaken in the forest areas are controlled.

“We should chalk out a mechanism to put the government agencies or private agencies under the purview of Government royalty if they use forest products for any of their purpose,” Tuki emphatically said.  

While calling for strict checking of illegal timber activities, the CM asked to make the Mobile Squad team more active apart from doing regular checking rounds on hunting practices and selling of wild meats and birds in the state.

The CM reiterated on inclusion of Forest and Wild Life subject in the school syllabus in order to generate awareness among the young students on environment and forest. He also advocated for renewing the Green Brigade or Green Corps in the schools where students could participate in planting trees and generating mass awareness.

Regular advisory on forest fire, deployment of work force in the designate forest areas, preservation and expansion of forest cover areas besides beautification of Indira Gandhi Park were few other points covered in the meeting.

The Department led by the Parliamentary Secretary CT Mein and the PCCF gave a PowerPoint presentation placing few problems faced by the department in terms of state funding which was agreed to be taken care of by the Finance and Planning department.

Among others, Chief Secretary Hari Krishna, Development Commissioner Ramesh Negi, Commissioner to CM C B Kumar, Planning Secretary and officers from Forest and Environment Department were present in the meeting.

 

SSB facilitates farmers training and exposure tour

DIRANG, Aug 21: As part of the ‘SSB Golden Jubilee Year’ and its ‘Civic Action Programme’, the 30th SSB Battalion organized a 15-days Farmer’s Educational Excursion-cum-Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Training Programme for progressive farmers at Regional Apple Nursery here today.

Under the programme, 10 farmers from different villages of Dirang circle would be provided training on latest aspects of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry technologies.

After the classroom teachings, they would be taken to various successful agri-horti field sites in and around West Kameng district as part of field visit programme. Thereafter, farmers would then be taken to Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat as an exposure trip.

Inaugurating the programme, local Legislator and Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology Phurpa Tsering appreciated the noble efforts of the SSB and requested it to further take up similar programmes for welfare of students, brokpas and other marginal farmers.

He also advised the trainees to gain more knowledge through the pragramme and share the same with their fellow farmers in their villages.

30th SSS Battalion Commandant S Nautiyal, RAN Deputy Director N.Phaichulpa, KVK Programme Co-ordinator Dr. ND Singh and Circle Officer LW Bapu also spoke on the occasion and advised the farmers to take advantage of the programme to increase their knowledge, output and livelihood.

 

Coord. meet of Khimiyang Anchal Samity held

CHANGLANG, Aug 21: The first co-ordination meeting of Khimiyang Anchal Block was held here on August 19.

MLA cum ex-officio member P Khimhun, while terming Panchayat leaders as the intermediary between officials and public, advised them to help bring development to the door-step of the public. He directed the officials present to share information with the PRI members as and when necessary.

Describing cultivation of large cardamom as a viable alternative to curb the menace of opium cultivation, he urged the concern departments to implement the schemes in letter and spirit.

EAC cum Anchal Samity Member Secretary Bamin Tarang highlighted the power and functions of PRI members enshrined in the Constitution.

ZPM, R Salnang urged the agriculture and horticulture departments to propagate cash crops, like large cardamom, ginger etc. to bring economic development.

The officers of various departments, including education, agriculture, horticulture, RWD, PHED, WRD, electrical, AH& Vety etc. briefed about their schemes and activities taken up by them.

They assured to lend full support and cooperation to the PRI leaders.

A committee to oversee the assets of the Anchal Samity was also formed to be headed by the Anchal Chairperson.

Anchal Chairperson N Changmi chaired the meeting. DIPRO

 

Councilor asks AW workers, helpers to discharge duty

ITANAGAR, Aug 21: A meeting was held in the office of the Councillor of Ward No 17 here to discuss about ICDS project.

Addressing the meeting councilor (Ward no. 17) Kabak Taka exhorted the Anganwadi (AW) workers and helpers to discharge their duty sincerely and stay at their place of posting. He also advocated for creation of new (seven) Anganwadi centres.

Nesha Mallo, Supervisor, Itanagar ICDS highlighted about the provisions under Special Nutrition Programme for child between the age of 1 to 6 years, Indira Gandhi Matritab Sanyog Yojna scheme, especially for pregnant mother, SABLA, for girl between the age of 11 to 18 years for free vocational training to absorb in professional jobs.

All the Anganwadi workers spoke on the occasion and highlighted their various grievances. They appealed for enhancement of their honorarium.

Proper sanitation, health and hygiene practice and the importance of keeping our surrounding neat and clean were discussed in details through PowerPoint presentation by Pape Nyokir, Advisor, Ward No-17.

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