Consultative meet on Chakma-Hajong issue held
ITANAGAR, July 12: The consultative meeting on Chakma-Hajong issue with the theme
‘46 years on enduring for a solution’ has been organised by All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU) at Banquet Hall today. The meeting was called on to get opinions
and suggestions from the concerned people, leaders and social activists on the right
way to tackle the burning issue of Chakma and Hajong in the state.
PPA President Kameng Ringu, Dominic Tadar of BJP, Gumjum Haider, General Secretary
NESO, Bamang Tago, Social Activist, Arunachal Citizens’ Right, Ajing Apang, Adi Bane
Kebang, and Vijay Sonam, NES Secretary were also present on the occasion.
Bamang Tago gave a power-point presentation on the history and historical documents
passed to the government on the early Chakma-Hajong and local inhabitants of the
state. Tago while showing the statistical data on rapid population growth of Chakma-Hajong
said their population will exceed the tribal inhabitants of the state in next few
years. The people of Arunachal Pradesh have been ignored by the central government.
Ajing Apang said ‘People of Lohit, Tirap and Changlang are concerned, but rest are
not bothered about the issue, and if no proper initiative is taken then the entire
state is demoralized. The affected people must come forward first and then we will
support them, there is a need of active participation by Arunachalees and AAPSU should
work co-operatively with government in this issue.
One of the victim of Chakma aggression at M’Pen, Changlang, Thueng Singpho, widow
and mother of three daughters said ‘her 60 acre land of which she has LPC, has been
encroached by the Chakmas on 2008, however she lodged complaint to ADC Miao, and
filed her case at High Court (HC) Arunachal Bench where HC gave decision in my favour
and ordered ADC, Miao to evict the Chakmas from the land. The Chakmas has violated
the order, they made houses and beat up the workers, Chakmas filed a case on HC
Guwahati branch to challenge the order and status quo was imposed on her. This has
been repeated till this year, due to it, the HC ordered ADC, Miao to conduct hearing
and that too was in my favour and still the Chakmas have not evicted. They have attacked
us, and whenever I went to police to go to my land, they always complained that they
have no vehicle to go and I have to go manage vehicle from them.
But I will fight till my last breathe, Singpho said adding I am unable to go to my
own land and the Chakmas are enjoying and earning from my land.
Dominic Tadar said the AAPSU must be specific to their initiation and not surrender
their faith. The Union must take initiative to stop e-rolls of the Chakma and Hajongs,
he added. They also must be pushed back them to their confined blocks. The confined
blocks of each area must be identified, he said and advised AAPSU to re-connect with
the former Union leaders and seek their help.
Guv advocates for harnessing state’s tourism potentials
ITANAGAR, July 12: State Governor Gen J.J Singh has strongly advocated for development
of tourism potentials of the state through creating upgraded tourism amenities within
and outside the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
In a meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Gajen Gadi and Secretary Tourism
Bandana Deori at Raj Bhawan here this evening, the Governor called for upgradation
of the state government tourism counters at Kolkata and Gauhati Airports with good
interior decoration of tribal texture and designs and updated technology, so that
it reflects the true image of the state. He also called for setting up of functional
office in the counters with equipments like fax, computer etc.
Expressing his concern over the existing condition of the state counters, Gen Singh
directed the department of Tourism to take drastic action towards creating infrastructures
with proficient staffs to manage the offices for promotion of tourism in the state.
Giving much emphasis to improve the present set up of the counter at Gauhati, he
stated that this would facilitate the people outside the state including visitors
to get a glance of the stunning beauty, the treasure house of exotic flora and fauna
and the rich tribal heritage of the state.
Gen Singh, while emphasizing on promotion of tourism at Ganga lake site called for
beautification and modernization of the existing structures to change the entire
get up of the lake site through involving research students in designing brochures
and pamphlets for the lake, besides procuring latest technically specified adventure
equipments like inflatable rafts, motor boats, professional quality life jackets,
helmets etc. He further stressed on inviting school children for adventure at Ganga
Lake so that they can motivate their parents, teachers and relatives and help in
promoting the site as tourism spot.
Informing that an international rafting competition is being organized by the Sports
Authority of India in the state in few months time, the Governor who will be the
chief patron of the event directed the Secretary tourism to liase with the Authority
to make it an annual event to bring the state in the map of adventure tourism.
Discussion on adventure tourism project at Jote-Poma village also figured in the
meeting and laid stress on setting up of neat, hygienic and eco friendly traditional
design structures in the model project. PRO to Governor
CoSAAP urges district unit to call off proposed stir
ITANAGAR, July 12: The Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh
(CoSAAP) has urged the upon the agitating employees of Dibang Valley to call off
their proposed mass casual leave on July 14 and 15 immediately.
Reacting to the reported mass casual leave proposed by the Dibang Valley unit of
the confederation, CoSAAP president N L Togu informed that the Confederation already
appraised the Chief Secretary of the situation being faced by the employees of
the calamity hit districts twice and the CS responded positively. The state
Govt approved 19 ration sorties, ration commodities are being dropped and the
district administration and department concerned have also been directed by the
Govt for regular monitoring of the situation, the CoSAAP said.
Clarifying that the CoSAAP Dibang unit did not consult the CEC CoSAAP nor did they
take permission for taking such step, the confederation said mass casual leave will
badly hamper the relief works in the calamity hit district.
Media urged to sensitize people on MGNREGA
ITANAGAR, July 12: RD and PR Commissioner Tape Bagra today emphasized the need to
sensitize people about Centre’s ambitious flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) formerly known as National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act (NREGA).
Attending the inaugural day of the three days Orientation-cum-awareness training
programme on MGNREGA at SIRD conference hall here today as chief guest, Bagra said
that mediapersons, both print and electronic, Bar Council and Government Lawyers
can play a crucial role in this direction. In his impressive speech, he also highlighted
Centre’s various other flagship programmes so far launched for the welfare of poor
Later, during the training session, resource persons from Ministry of Rural Development,
VK Sharma and Rakesh Srivastava and Deputy Director (admn) cum coordinator State
level task force on training under MGNREGA, K. Loyi explained in details about the
Act, its aims and objectives, how the Act came into being etc. through their impressive
speech and power-point presentations. They also clarified some doubts and questions
raised by the participants during interaction session.
“The main aim of MGNREGA is to enhance the livelihood security of people in rural
areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a year to a rural household,
who volunteer to do unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs.100
“All adult members of rural households willing to do unskilled manual work have the
right to demand wage employment for 100 days per household.”
“They have to submit application mentioning their name, age and address with a photo
to the Gram Panchayat. The Panchayat registers households after verification and
issues a job card. The job card contains the details of the adult member enrolled
and his/her photo. A registered person can submit an application for work in writing
either to the panchayat or to Programme Officer. The panchayat/programme officer
accepts the valid application and issues a dated receipt of application. A letter
providing employment will be sent to the applicant and also displayed at the panchayat
office. If employment under the scheme is not provided within fifteen days of receipt
of the application daily unemployment allowance will be paid to the applicant. No
discrimination between men and women is allowed under the Act.” Therefore, men and
women must be paid the same wage.
The activities, which can be taken up under MGNREGA, include water conservation and
harvesting, afforestation, irrigation canals including micro and minor irrigation
works, renovation of traditional water bodies including desilting of tanks, flood
control and protection works, rural connectivity to provide all-weather access and
any other work which may be notified by the central government in consultation with
the state government.
In Arunachal Pradesh, all the 16 districts are covered under the scheme.
The Act, which was enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005, was renamed as Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act on October two, 2009.
The three-day training is being attended by local mediapersons and government lawyers.
NYC flays Govt for hiking room rent
ITANAGAR, July 12: Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) has flayed the state government
for hiking the room rents of Arunachal Bhawan at New Delhi.
NYC National General Secretary, in-charge North East Mongol Yomso in a release claimed
that room charge at Arunachal Bhawan in New Delhi has been increased to Rs.2500 per
day for common people from the existing Rs 1500 and Rs 700 for MLA, Ministers and
other officials from the existing Rs 300.
According to Yomso, the ill motive behind increasing the room charge is to avoid
common public and facilitate the richer and wealthier groups to stay there freely.
The NYC National General Secretary has demanded the state government to immediately
minimize the already hiked room charge. Meanwhile, the NYC from North East and other
states are attending the ‘National Workshop on Youth’ being organized by central
NYC Committee at Constitution Club, New Delhi. NCP chief Sharad Pawar will inaugurate
the programme on July 23, Yomso informed.
Six villages covered under SDP for school drop-outs
ITANAGAR, July 12: The AMYAA ( an NGO) with the support from NABARD Regional Office,
Itanagar is organizing 3 days each of Skill Development Programme (SDP) for School
Drop-outs in 25 villages under Khagam CD Block, Miao of Changlang District.
The programme covered already Neotan, Nayang, New Khamlang, Longtom-I, Upper Injan
and Old Plon villages so far and a total of 180 School Drop-outs has benefitted from
All the 180 beneficiaries were well enthused by the organizing agency and they were
oriented and motivated on various options of developing their skills.
Making the beneficiaries understand the off and on season for traditional occupation
was articulated all throughout the programmes. Thus, in this programme the off season
was given greater focus. The beneficiaries (school drop-outs) were helped to refocus
their attitude and interest towards developing their choice of skills by engaging
themselves in various micro-enterprises. One of the important components of this
programme was the exhaustive assessment of the resources available in each villages
and the possibility of turning these raw materials (resources) into valuable assets.
SDP being organized for the first time in all the villages, the organizing agency
received not only appreciation for the initiative taken but request for more awareness
and training programmes in the rural villages.
Knapsack Sprayer distributed to farmers
ITANAGAR, July 12: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Tawang has organized a training programme
on the use of spraying chemicals in vegetable garden. As many as 15 farmers were
trained on the method of spraying and knapsack sprayer tools were distributed to
Pijush Kanti Biswas SMS (Horticulture), KVK Tawang demonstrated the method of spraying
chemicals, while Dr.Deepanjali Deori, Programme Co-ordinator discussed on the Integrated
Pest Management (IPM). C.K.Singh SMS (Agronomy) also spoke.
Sensitization programme on agricultural marketing infrastructure
ITANAGAR, July 12: A one-day sensitization programme on-“Scheme for development
/ strengthening of agricultural marketing infrastructure, grading and standardization
was held at Bomdila on July 9. The programme organised by NABARD Consultancy Services
Pvt. Ltd. (Nabcons) in collaboration with National Institute of Agriculture Marketting
(NIAM), Ministry of Agriculture ,Govt. of India was inaugurated by West Kameng DC
Rinchin Tashi in presence of Govt officers, PR leaders and local entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the occasion the DC said the district having mixed climatic conditions
and geographical structure possesses huge potential in carrying out varied range
of farming activities. He further assured to review the role and functions of APMC
in the district and requested NABARD for its cooperation in carrying out pro-farmer
activities in the district. He directed the financial institutions to be more responsive
while tackling the works pertaining to farmers. He further instructed banks to conduct
routine meeting in the district to implement various activities relating to agriculture
and horticulture. He also invited NGOs in the district to come forward to carry
out schemes which would compete rest of the world in its quality.
Speaking on the occasion Megu,Dy. Director, Agriculture, requested the D.C to regulate
the rates of agriculture and horticulture products in the district so that the local
farmers could reap maximum benefits.
NABARD deputy general manager AK Pasrija invited the concerned departmental heads
of Agriculture, Veterinary, Horticulture and KVK along with local farmers to highlight
impeding problems in farming in the region and marketing of the products.
DAO cum APMC, secretary,West kameng told that the area has huge potential for vegetable
farming and in the recent past the volume of vegetable marketing touched almost rupees
three crores. DHO,West Kameng on the other hand pointed out that the district is
one of the leading producer of Kiwi fruit in the entire country but it still lacks
proper marketing. Few local farmers speaking on the occasion pointed out that lack
of infra-structure like cold storage, transport subsidy,etc leads to “distress selling
‘ of their agri and horti products at relatively cheaper prices. DIPRO in charge.
Union for fact finding body
ITANAGAR, July 12: Apatani Students Union (ASU) has sought the intervention of All
Lower Subansiri Students Union (ALSSU) in solving the controversy regarding establishment
of the proposed Polytechnic College.
ASU called upon ALSSU to constitute a fact finding committee immediately to resolve
the polytechnic issue at the earliest.
Meanwhile, ASU appealed to the authorities concerned to keep up the very motto of
doing away with regional infrastructure development imbalances.
The union, however, said that the Ziro Valley desires immediate establishment of
Polytechnic College for there is hardly any developmental schemes initiated by the
Govt. in the valley.
Ban on sale of local beverage
ITANAGAR: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam has imposed ban on sale of local
Apong/Roksi in Seppa township. The order prohibits manufacture, distillation, possession
and sale of local wines Apong/Roksi in Seppa Township and its nearby areas with immediate
effect. The order further directed the law enforcing authorities to enforce the
prohibitory order with immediate effect and to seize the utensils which are used
for preparation of Roksi and Apong.
The prohibitory order No. JUD/78/2010 dtd. 9th July,2010 was issued after the common
citizens of Seppa Township have complained that large numbers of criminal activities
are being committed in Seppa township under intoxication of local wines. DIPRO
NAHALAGUN: Indian Army is going to conduct Army recruitment rally for youths of all
districts of Arunachal Pradesh at General Ground Bhalukpong, West Kameng from July
21 to 25. Interested candidates may visit IPR Office, Yupia for further information.
The copies of Advertisement Posters of the same have also been distributed to all
administrative centres and educational institutions of Papum Pare District for wide
circulation, reports DIPRO Yupia.
Carrying of lethal weapons banned
ITANAGAR: Kurung Kumey District Magistrate Bidol Tayeng has banned carrying of sharp
weapons like Dao, Knives, Spears and other unauthorized weapons in and around the
Koloriang township for a period of six months from July 8 last.
Further, the DC directed to the government employees like ALCs, Department labours
requiring carrying of Daos to apply for exemption to the authority.
The decision was taken to prevent crimes in the area. It also been reported that
certain anti-social elements are roaming in Koloriang township during night hours
carrying lethal weapons and Daos, report added. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, July12: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthy Parishad has organized a felicitation
programme at DN College, Itanagar today.
Above 100 students of capital complex, who secured above 60% marks in the class X
and XII CBSE exam were felicitated on the occasion.
The Chief Guest and social activist Cherum Bokum and Guest of Honour Dr. RB Tripathy
HOD Political Science, DNG College, Itanagar advised the students to dedicate in
their study and become good citizen of the state and the country.
Eleven schools of capital complex, teachers and guardians attended the programme.
Interim committee constituted
ITANAGAR, July 12: East Demsite Welfare Committee, Naharlagun in a meeting has desolved
its existing welfare committee and an interim committee has been formed with Cherom
Bokom, Kipa Tasung and Kipa Simi as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary for holding
the election of the committee.
Society demands timely completion of project
ITANAGAR, July 12: Sree Abu Welfare Society, Kurung Kumey District appealed to the
PHED Department, Palin Sub-Division to complete the Drinking water pipe line connection
project at Yadap village within the stipulated time.
It also appealed to the local MLA to look into the matter and take necessary step
for immediate completion of the project.
Union satisfied with cooperation
ITANAGAR, July 12: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union appreciated the Deputy
Commissioner cum District Project Director SSA District Mission Papum Pare District
and Deputy Director of School Education for their cooperation for successful implementation
of the Phase-I teachers drive within Papum Pare District.
The union further expressed hope that the concerned officers would cooperate with
the union for successful completion for the 2nd Phase of the teachers drive.
The Union said that there should no interference in the transfer and posting of
teachers so that the students of interior circles of the district could avail best
education for their bright future.
ITANAGAR, July 12: Baam Bokam Welfare Association condoled the demise of Bijoy Bulo
ATA, Town Middle School Daporijo, who died on July 11 at his Daporijo resident.
He joined the government service in 1998 and served in various schools in Upper Subansiri
and West Siang Districts.
He is survived by four sons and seven daughters.
The Members of the association prayed almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed
ITANAGAR, July 12: Tagru Taru, Dagang Taja and Tagru Tatup have been selected as
President, Vice Ptresident and General Secretary of Niomi Bango Village Development