AAPSU slams Govt on law & orderfailure, urges Governor to intervene
ITANAGAR, July 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has come out strongly
against state government for their ‘failure to bring any noticeable development in
Addressing the media persons in a press conference held at Hotel Arun Subansiri,
a day after state-wide bandh, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) claimed
that absolute success of bandh shows that people of state deeply resented the present
government for their failure to address genuine issues of ordinary citizens.
Listing various issues on which government failed to make any progress, AAPSU President
Takam Tatung said if democratically elected government behaves like authoritarian
one, then it will set dangerous trend. “The way government machinery are trying to
shield killer of late Jumchi Nguso is shameful. Everyone whether it be engineer,
doctor, magistrate or for that matter from any profession if they commit mistake,
they should be punished. We are still hopeful that killer of late Nguso will be punished
and if not, our movement will continue,” said Tatung.
Further he said people of this state need answers from our elected government on
major issues like Chakma issue of M-Pen and unsolved murder mystery of Dohu Raju,
suspicious killing of three Arunachalee namely Dongche Tache, Melong Kobing and Bamang
Bakey last year at Gumto-Harmoty road, robbery at Seppa Apex Bank, assault on Dr.
Tana Talin Tara by police personnel and most importantly tell people how late Jumchi
Tatung went on to add, “The IFS officer kidnapped at Bhalukpong is yet to be traced.
This has brought bad name to the state and it will have deep impact on those wanting
to visit state for scientific research. Also police is yet to trace the killer of
teenage student Dohu Raju and even in case of Lagun murder case all the culprit are
yet to be arrested. For all this failure police and state home department has to
Talking about the December 2008 Anini incident where the government money amounting
to Rupees 16 crore had gone missing from treasury department and subsequently led
to the arrest of ADC, AAPSU alleged same culprit is now back to work. AAPSU said
it wanted to know where those Rs 16 crore has gone and how come an accused got back
his job after committing such heinous crime of looting public money.
Talking about bad mannerism of IRBn jawans while performing duty, AAPSU president
Takam Tatung said these jawans has no right to beat bikers for not wearing helmet.
“As per motor vehicle act, they can fine bikers for not wearing helmet, but often
these IRBn jawans directly start beating those bikers who do not wear helmet. This
is a human right violation and it also create deep divide between citizen and police,”
says Tatung. He also requested Governor JJ Singh to make intervention in law and
order issues. “We understand that he is bound by certain constitutional obligations,
but coming from an army background we pray he should intervene in certain issues
of national importance,” Tatung added.
Justifying the bandh call, Tatung said AAPSU resort to such means as a last option
after seeing no response from state government. Reacting to some organizations threatening
to separate capital bandh on Jumchi Nguso death issue, Tatung advised other bodies
not to interfere in those issues which AAPSU takes up. AAPSU president concluded
by thanking public for their spontaneous support towards bandh. “There are certain
issues where we have to together stand up as an Arunachalee and we at AAPSU kind
of represent mini Arunachal. We have been encouraged by support of public and hope
they will continue to stand behind AAPSU in coming days,” ended Tatung.
Addressing the media on the sideline of AAPSU press conference, All Papum Pare District
Students Union (APPDSU) president Nabam John told that union will continue to fight
for the justice of Dr Tana Talin Tara who was mercilessly beaten up police for his
no fault sometimes ago. APPDSU which has been demanding dismissal of former officer
in charge of Naharlagun police station LR Rana and SDPO Mehra for their involvement
in physical assault of Dr Tana Talin, asserted that if those officers were dismissed
at right time life of late Jumchi Nguso could have been saved.
Further APPDSU president John informed that government is yet to act on demand of
the union to seize revolver of Rakesh Pandey and Rajesh Pandey, who had tried to
intimate Dr Talin and under whose complaint police arrested Dr Talin without any
charge. “We are again warning government to act serious on our demand or we will
be compelled to take our own course. This is an issue of an indigenous tribe being
attacked in coherence between some outsiders and their brother’s in police department,”
Non-utilisation of funds and under performance reflects at NRHM Review Meet
ITANAGAR, July 29: Issues confronting the NRHM in the state discussed at the two
days Review Meeting which was held here from July 26.
A detail review of all the district performances was lead by Dr. D. Padung, Nodal
officer (NRHM) through powerpoint presentation. The issues were highlighted based
on reports and datas. Some of the major concerns reflected were non-performance/
under performance, non-submission of physical performance reports, low coverage of
immunization, non-utilization of funds, irregular / incomplete/ low quality HMIS
reporting, non-uploading of HMIS reports in the HMIS web portal being some of the
major issues in the districts.
Further, Details on measles catch up campaign in East Siang district and Japanese
Encephalitis campaign at Lohit district was presented. The timeline for both the
campaign was unanimously decided to be conducted during September 2010. Roll out
plan for ASHA training on module 6 & 7 was also briefly presented.
Minister (Health & FW) Tanga Byaliang exhorted DMO’s and DRCHO’s to expedite the
implementation of programmes in the districts and directed them to work together
leaving aside differences and achieve what is expected of them in improving the health
services. He further emphasised on regular, timely and quality reports submission
to the state so that centre can considers further fund release and approval of new
schemes. The districts were asked not to utilize the fund in advance to avoid liabilities
unless released from the state Head quarter. Further, he stressed on streamlining
the health system in the state, and requested all the officers to cooperate in the
process. He also directed the Secretary (HFW) to issue show cause notice to all
the districts with poor performance.
Parliamentary Secretary (Health & FW) Nido Pavitra directed the districts to submit
the Utilisation Certificate (UC) on time for further release of fund and to utilize
at least 80% of the funds released.
Dissatisfied with the performance of some districts, he said the concerned DMOs and
DRCHOs should resign if they cannot deliver. Communication gap to be looked into
and HMIS web portal should be functionalised immediately, he said.
Provision of Solar Refrigerator will be given priority for most difficult and inaccessible
areas. He also requested the consultants from RRC-NE for guidance for better delivery.
Secretary (Health & FW) Kaling Tayeng, asked all the participants to pull up their
socks and work hard to achieve the expected level and take all the suggestions /
criticism / comments in the right spirit. The secretary (HFW) was very critical on
no expenditure and non submission of SOEs especially related to RKS, VHSC funds lying
unspent in the districts. Claiming funds being not an issue, he asked the districts
to deliver and improve the absorption capacity. He directed the MD (NRHM) to release
funds based on performance in each district. He directed all the DMOs and DRCHOs
to bring improvement in all major health indicators at least up to 60-70 % by March
2011. Henceforth, the ACRs of the DRCHOs will be reviewed by MD (NRHM) and the level
of achievements of officers concerned will be the benchmark for review. He requested
the districts not to provide vague excuses on non-performance in the next Review
He informed that the talks are going on with GoI, in regards to increasing the salary
of staffs / incentives working in most difficult / unreached/inaccessible areas for
better delivery. Acknowledging the role played by RRC in clearance of the state ROP,
he requested them to show some benevolence since the state is trying in improving
and implementing the programme. While appreciating districts with good performance,
he reiterated that unspent balance with the districts should be utilised properly
and immediately for making the facility functional before the next review meeting
Summing up the Review Meeting, Mission Director (NRHM) Talem Tapok, asked the districts
to ensure increase in coverage of immunization, expenditure to be reflected correctly
in the audited accounts, reporting to be looked into and improved, Orientation of
PRI’s to be started, meetings of RKS and District Health Society to be conducted
on a regular basis for physical achievement and timely reports on VHSC and VHND,
he said. He stressed on the need of community monitoring to know the status / requirement
of health services by community and thereby address the issue.
Doctors to go on state-wide protest on Aug 9
ITANAGAR, July 29: The doctors of Arunachal have decided to launch its first phase
of state-wide protest from August 9 due to non action by the government to meet the
associations demand after Dr Tana Talin Tara was allegedly assaulted.
In a press release today, Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) stated that
in view of the failure of the state Govt. to initiate any action to the demands of
which was submitted on June 28, the doctors would initiate state wide protest.
The APDA is aggrieved by the lackadaisical attitude of the Govt. The Govt. has not
even conducted any inquiry by an independent body leaving aside fulfilling our demand,
Further, the APDA has decided to move National Human Right Commission, New Delhi
demanding action against the erring Police Officer and suitable compensation for
human right violation and impingement of the fundamental rights of Dr Tana Talin
Tara as guaranteed in the constitution of India to its citizens.
The APDA further informed that it is contemplating disciplinary action against the
Medical Officer, General Hospital, Naharlagun who examined Dr Tana Talin Tara on
June 21, if he has not properly followed the medico- legal protocol, negligence to
duty, professional misconduct while medically examining Dr Tana Talin Tara.
The APDA, further appealed to the general public to bear with inconveniences’ that
may arise during the proposed democratic movement and understand the circumstances
compelling the association to take such steps.
ANSU demands polytechnic at Yachuli
ITANAGAR, July 29: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has deamanded the state Govt
to take initiative for establishment of the polytechnic college at the proposed
site at Yachuli immediately.
Pointing out the recent unrest of the Yachuli people in protest against the shifting
the site of the proposed Polytechnic from Yachuli to Ziro, ANSU in a memorandum
to the Chief Minister said the Institute should be established at the initially
proposed site at Yachuli.
Describing the change of initial proposal of the site for the Polytechnic from
Yachuli to Ziro as an act of nepotism and favoritism, ANSU also said Yachuli people
are voluntarily donating the required land free of cost for the polytechnic. It
will also lead to balanced development in the distirct, the Union added.
Demanding reconsideration of its decision and approval of initially proposed site
at Yachuli for the polytechnic, ANSU said it will bound to resort to democractic
movement to express public sentiment if the Govt fails to pay heed to its demand.
ANSU also demanded transfer of Hage Khoda who has been holding the post of both
secretary and Commissioner of Education Department of Arunachal saying that he has
over stayed the due tenure of service period of a department.
CM inspects building sites
ITANAGAR, July 29: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today inspected
the under construction Civil Secretariat and Legislative Assembly Buildings in the
capital city today.
Accompanied by PWD & UD Minister Nabam Tuki, Chief Engineer Western Zone T H Tayum,
SE PWD K Waghe and EE Tage Taki, the Chief Minister expressed his satisfaction over
the pace of work carried out.
Khandu directed the officer of PWD department to ensure that the projects are completed
well on time. He also emphasized on maintaining topmost quality while using the building
materials for construction. (PRO to CM)
Conservation and sustainable dev. through community energy
ITANAGAR, July 29: A day-long workshop on community-based conservation and sustainable
development through community energy was organized at Koyu by Future Generations
Arunachal (FGA) today. Gaon Buras (GBs), members of the women’s groups, school teachers
and students attended the workshop.
The workshop focused on threats of global warming and role of communities in containing
it using slides shows and documentaries on melting of snow in the Himalayas leading
to rising sea level. If we do not take action now all coastal areas will be submerged
and it will affect the people in the hills as well, informed Punyo Chada and Hibu
Tatu, Green Teachers from Ngunu Ziro who were the resource persons.
The community participants and students prepared three months work plans for their
respective areas which included tree plantation, flood control activities, maintenance
of drains and cleanliness drives in the surrounding areas, controlling of wild animal
hunting and deforestations.
Wild life and virgin forests could be used to promote eco-tourism and generate income
for the people said Marte Koyu, vice Principal, Government Higher Secondary School,
Koyu while participating in the program. He referred to many species like tigers,
reindeers and hornbills which are almost extinct in Arunachal Pradesh because of
human hunting. Earlier, Pura Aiya, Project Coordinator Best Practices of FGA highlighted
about the works of the organization. He also explained the working methods of FGA
based on SEED-SCALE process and urged the participants to get involved to create
a better future.
Tajir Kakki (HGB) of Kakki village and Tunya Rina (GB) of Rina village distributed
tree saplings provided by Pasighat Forest Division to the participants.
ASUS concerned at poor police-public relation
ITANAGAR, July 29: Expressing concern over poor police-public relation in Arunachal
Pradesh, the Arunachal Students’ Union Shillong (ASUS) urged the state government
to train police personnel for improving the relationship between the two.
The Union, while urging the people of the state to join hands in fighting against
the alleged police atrocities and ‘misapplication’ of ‘rule of law,’ said that crores
of rupees have been poured to the state by the central government as special package
to train police personnel.
"The fight is not for the justice of late Jumchi Nguso only but also for effective
policing. Nguso’s case is not the first of its kind in the state. More often than
not, numerous cases of such custodial deaths and human rights violations are taking
place in rural areas. But most of them have gone unreported and unrecorded due to
lack of awareness among rural masses and negligence of the authorities," the release
A team of ASUS led by its general secretary Meje Taku joined AAPSU and others here
yesterday in support of the 24-hr bandh call.
Sensitization Training Programme on RTI Act-2005
ITANAGAR, July 29: A three days long exclusive “Sensitization Training Programme
on RTI Act-2005” for the PIOs &APIOs & other Govt. functionaries of Papum Pare District
started at ATI, Naharlagun, today.
As many as 27 government employees are attending the programme which is being conducted
by ATA at the request of the District Administration.
While addressing the participants, State Information Commissioner Habung Payang said
told that Public Information Officers (PIOs) & Asstt. Public Information Officers
(APIOs) are the backbone of the RTI Act as the responsibility of implementing the
Act rest on their shoulder.
Payeng pointed out that although the Constitution of the India already provides all
freedom speech & expression to its citizen but the true spirit of transparency &
accountability come into reality with the introduction of RTI Act-2005 which empower
an ordinary citizen with the right to scrutinize public records & demands accountability
& transparency from all organs of the Govt.
He advocated the strong need to change the perception of the people at large & particularly
the functionaries of public authorities in the matter of the need for adopting positive
attitude towards transparency & accountability.
ITANAGAR, July 29: A volleyball competitions for both Boys and Girls were organized
by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Papum Pare as part of its block level sports
programme at Durpa-I, Kimin from July 25 to 27 last.
Belo-Lora Youth Forum won both Boys and Girls tournament while Durpa-I Youth Club
and Jumi Youth Sports Club were the runners up of both Boys and Girls categories
respectively. Chuku Naku and Ngurang Yatri were adjudged the best players of the
The valedictory function was attended by B Tayung, Range Forest Officer, Kimin as
Cooperative account and other development training
ITANAGAR, July 29: Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union and Arunachal Pradesh
Cooperative Training Centre is conducting 5 days combines training programme on cooperative
account and other development under central scheme at Kimin from July 29-August 2
The inaugural function will be attended by Officers from NABARD along with Deputy
Registrar of cooperative society, PapumPare and Assistant Education Office.
AEO, APSCU, Lecturer, APCTC and other guest lecturer will carry out the other days
training programme respectively.
International Award for JNC teacher
ITANAGAR, July 29: Dr. Keshav Kumar Jha, Head of the Department of Zoology, Jawaharlal
Nehru College, Pasighat has been selected by the International Biographical Centre,
Cambridge, England (U.K.) for its Prestigious International Award IBC “Leading Professionals
of the World 2010”.
NEIST’s Project Competition for students of NE
ITANAGAR, July 28: As a part of the programme for NEIST Golden Jubilee year celebrations,
the CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (Formerly Regional Research
Laboratory) at Jorhat has been organizing a "Investigatory Project Competition" among
the students of the states of North East India. The various themes of the competition
Biodiversity of your locality, Traditional knowledge in healthcare and medicine,
traditional knowledge of water harvesting, Ethnic/traditional food, Land/river erosion,
Traditional construction material and Superstition and its eradication. The student
can submit the report either in English or in Assamese and the maximum word limit
in 2000 words. The competition will be held in two groups viz. group A & group B.
The group A will comprise of the students of Class VI to X (between age of 12-16
years) and group B will comprise of the students of Class XI to degree level (between
age of 17-21 years). The guidelines and the format of the project can be downloaded
from www.rrljorhat.res.in. The winners of the North East level will be awarded a
studentship for two months to spend and work for two months at NEIST, Jorhat in the
discipline of their choice. The prizes will be awarded at a function to be held during
final celebration of Golden Jubilee of NEIST.
Bandh passes off peacefully, says Borang
Itanagar, July 29:The 24-hour state-wide AAPSU bandh passed off peacefully in Roing.
The bandh organized by AAPSU Roing unit was fully cooperated by DASU and AIMSU and
there was no any communal problem, said Kaling Borang, AAPSU chief auditor and
chairman of both Lower and Upper Dibang Valley district.
Borang further clarified that there was no any apprehension of communal conflict
during the bandh as published in a section of local media. Terming it as rumour,
he also denied any controversy between two communities.
Fruit drop: A menace to be alleviated in khasi mandarin orchard
Suresh Kumar P, Choudhary V K, Ronya T and Bhagawati R
With diverse agro climatic conditions, varied soil types and rich natural crop diversity,
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the hot spots for many numbers of commercially important
horticultural crops. Among them, khasi mandarin is the premier crop, cultivated in
over 23,360 ha area with a production of 27,251 tonnes and the productivity of modest
1.75 tonnes per ha while the national average is reached to around 9.5 tonnes/ha.
Therefore, there is a huge gap between the actual and potential yield. Though many
production oriented factors play a role in the final yield of the produce, flower
and fruit drop share a major role in reduction in yield. Many farmers from this region
encounters this problem and some time they incur loss even up to 70 percentage due
to this single menace. Khasi mandarin bloom prolifically producing 75,000 to 1,50,000
flowers on well matured tree. However, fewer than 1-2% of these flowers will produce
harvestable fruit. Flower drop was observed to the extent of 15-35% in different
parts of Arunachal Pradesh with an average of 27.8 percent. Of which, 70-75% was
physiological, 8-15% entomological and 8-10% was pathological
A) Nature of fruit drop
Fruit drop in citrus occurs more or less in three distinct stages viz., post setting
drop, pea size drop and pre-harvest drop. Among which the last one is most important
and create nuisance to the farmers. Based on the causal factors, the fruit drop can
be classified broadly as i) Physiological drop ii) Entomological drop and iii) Pathological
i) Physiological drop
Although the initial fruit drop period in citrus is primarily from physiological
reasons, the term is strongly associated to October fruit drop and describes the
abscission of fruitlets as they approach 0.5-2.0 cm in diameter. This is mainly due
to competition among fruits for carbohydrates, water, hormone and other metabolites.
The problem is highly aggravated by water stress and humidity.
Some important factors which accelerate or initiate fruit drop are senescence or
disease, injury or removal of the organ; embryo development; auxin applied at the
proximal end; anti-auxin; extreme imbalance of nitrogen-carbohydrates; mineral nutrient
deficiency of Ca, Mg, S and Zn; drought; high humidity; flooding; frost, cold injury;
shortening photoperiods; O2, CO2 and respiration, enzymes like oxidases; unsaturated
hydrocarbons and defoliants.
ii) Entomological fruit drop
Citrus bud mite and orange bug are some important pests which causes heavy drop of
flowers and fruits in oranges. Besides fruit fly (Daucus dorsalis) and fruit sucking
moth (Otheris fullonica) are mainly causing fruit drop in the later crucial stage
of fruit ripening. Pre-harvest fruit drop is mainly caused by fruit fly infestation.
Its activity is first noticed during last week of October which continues till the
final harvest. The eggs laid into the pulp of the fruit just under the skin. The
eggs hatches in about three days. The hatched maggots feed the inside of the fruit.
Larval development period ranges from 7-10 days. Their infection leads to secondary
infestation by fungi and bacteria. Finally, the maggots fall into the ground and
pupate in the soil. Pupa undergo diapause for about two months and adult emerge during
the month of march under mid hill condition of Arunachal Pradesh.
iii) Pathological fruit drop
Fruit drop also occurs due to pathogenic fungi viz. Botryodiplodia theobromae, Colletotrichum
gleosporoides and Alternaria citri (stem end rot) which mainly occurs predominantly
on the mathure fruits near ripening. High inoculum of these fungi in the orchards
builds up due to dead twigs on the bearing trees. Water spot also causes fruit drop
in which the rind absorbs large amounts of water in localized areas during period
of prolonged rains or dampness. If the infected areas do not dry rapidly, they are
invaded by blue or green moulds.
B) Control of fruit drop
a) Control of physiological fruit drop
* Presence of organ in healthy condition
* Taking care on normal fruit development
* Maintaining the optimum balance of C:N ratio
* Tree should not be water stressed during fruiting period as water stress accelerates
the synthesis of abscisic acid which fasten the abscission of fruit.
* Long or uniform photo period
* Other than above orchard maintenance factors, external application of growth inducing,
fruit drop preventing chemicals can also be used. They are.,
* Spray GA3 10 ppm + urea 1% at the time of flowering
* Spray 2,4-D 15 ppm + Benomyl/carbendazim 1000 ppm + urea 1% one month after fruit
set when the fruit size reaches pea size (8-10 mm).
* Spray GA3 10 ppm + potassium nitrate 1% two month after fruit set (18-20 mm fruit
* Spray ZnSo4 (0.4%) + MgSo4 (0.2%) + CuSo4 (0.3%) at fortnight interval will decrease
the fruit drop and increase the fruit yield.
Making of Growth Regulator spray solutions.
When you buy the chemicals in the shop check the expiry date and directions for use.
Normally growth regulator formulations are mentioned in ppm (parts per million) in
the leaflet. Follow the below mentioned procedure to calculate the required spray
solution for your orchard.
1mg of chemical in 1000 ml is equivalent to 1 ppm.
10 mg in 1000 ml/1 lit is equivalent to 10 ppm
10000 mg in 1000 ml is equivalent to 10000 ppm
1000 mg (1g) in 100 ml is equivalent to 10000 ppm
10000 ppm is equivalent to 1% spray solution.
For example to prepare 50 ppm spray solution of NAA, you have to use 50 ml of spray
liquid in one litre of water. The sprayer should be free from pesticide residues.
b) Control of entomological and pathological drop
* Bait containing malathion or fenthion 0.05% + 1% crude sugar should be hanged two
months before fruit ripening.
* Carboryl @ 2 g/litre of water should be sprayed twice at 15 days interval after
* Male attracting traps containing 0.1% methyl eugenol and 0.05% malathion reduces
pest population. Use 25 traps/ha starting from before fruit harvest and change solution
at one week interval.
* Poison baiting for fruit sucking moths with 20 g malathion/ 50 ml diazinon + 200
g jaggery with some vinegar or fruit juice in 2 litres of water (one bottle for every
* Light traps can also be used for fruit sucking moths.
* Spray carbedazim 2 ml/lit to control fugal infection.
* Spray 1% neem cake or mustard 2-3 weeks before harvest.
Main tips to manage fruit drop
* Maintain balance nutrients in the plants to develop sufficient foliage to support
the developing fruits.
* Prune the plants after harvesting to minimize pest and disease incidence.
* Proper drainage should be made to avoid water stagnation.
* Irrigation should be applied at critical stages viz., flowering, fruit set and
* Dropped fruits should not be left in the filed as they acts as carrier for the
* For ensuring proper solubility dissolve 2,4 D and GA3 first in 30 ml of alcohol.
Khasi mandarin produces flower and fruit profusely under conducive conditions. Apparently,
all the flowers do not set fruits and reach to the maturity. Substantial quantity
of flower and fruit drop occurs at various stages of development. Keep in mind that
although the initial drop of flowers and fruitlets is considered as thinning mechanism
of the plant, it is necessary to contain the drop of fruits at middle stages of maturity
and especially at the end of maturity, which is called pre-harvest drop. The use
of synthetic auxins like 2,4-D and NAA has been a time tested remedy to control physiological
fruit drop, although the effective concentrations vary between 10-20 ppm. Use of
foliar applied urea also meets the requirement of growth factors like polyamines
in the nitrogen metabolism. The pathological fruit drop is controlled by the use
of carbendazim or neem cake or mustard. Therefore, care should be taken during flowering
and fruiting to reap rich harvest of quality fruits and thereby fetching higher price
for the produces. (The contributors are from ICAR RC NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh
AAPWU demands cancellation of Mali appointment
ITANAGAR, July 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union in a letter to Director Horticulture
regarding appointment of a Mali under DHO, Seppa claimed the appointment as illegal
and violation of labours right in the department.
The union demanded the authority concerned to cancel the appointment order of N Wai
and suggested the department to made appointment on seniority basis. It further threatens
to launch agitation, if the authority fails to meet the demand of the union within
Entrepreneurship and linkages
ITANAGAR, July 29: ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA), the development
organization of Salesians of Don Bosco, Dimapur working in Kurung Kumey and Lower
Subansiri district, conducted five training programmes of three days duration each
on entrepreneurship and linkages at Joram, Yachuli, Sangram, Leel and Old Palin from
July 11 to 27 last, according to an AIDA release.
The main objective of the training conducted at Sangram, Old Palin and Leel were
to motivate and promote local entrepreneurs. It also aimed at creating awareness
in identifying business opportunities available in their localities.
During the training, Apex Bank, Sangram Branch Manager Tadar Tallo spoke on bank
linkages and various facilities available for individual as well as SHGs in Apex
Bank. He encouraged the participants to take up activities to increase their group
income and assured his help and support for the SHGs in the area.
The main topics dealt during trainings at Joram and Yachuli were business opportunities,
charms of becoming entrepreneurs, market survey and business plan. There were both
theory and practical classes.
At Joram, Tadar Sime, Rural Bank Yachuli Branch Manager took a lesson on SHG formation
and bank linkage. At Yachuli, Pistana CO and Yachuli ASM encouraged the participants
to take up business to make their groups sustainable.
Seraphin Lepcha, Joshua, Albert Loshuo and Anita Kapuh of AIDA staff were the main
resource persons for the whole training programmes which were conducted in collaboration
AIDA has been working in Lower Subansiri district since 2000 promoting SHGs and building
capacities of rural women to take up various income generating activities. There
are about 50 active SHGs at present which are constantly monitored and guided by
AIDA, the release added.
Circle headquarter a non-starter: NSC
ITANAGAR, July 29: Nationalist Students Congress (NSC), a frontal organization of
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) demanded the state government to run the newly created
circle HQs at Gumto in proper manner.
The NSC regretted that the circle headquarter remained a non-starter even after completion
of all necessary infrastructure. It also claimed that a forest check gate at Mainajuli
near Gumto has been established by Assam forest department and people living in border
area are being harassed by them, the student organization alleged.
Independence Day tourney begins
BOMDILA, July 29: To commemorate the 64th Independence Day, the Independence Day
Cup 2010 was formally inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi here today
at the Buddha stadium.
Nine teams are participating in the ID Cup 2010 with 19 matches based on league cum
knock-out. The finals would be played on 15th of August 2010.
Complimenting the NEEPCO Bichom for sponsoring the tournament, DC Tashi said that
such events provide the right platform and facilitates in bringing out the potential
talents in the budding players of the area. Underscoring the importance of maintaining
the sportsmanship spirit and discipline all through the game and in & outside the
field, DC Tashi reiterated that winning alone does not count.
Earlier, chairman of the Organizing Committee EAC Gombu Tsering highlighted on the
modalities of the tournament and called for the successful conduct of the tournament.
Traditional handlooms and designs at center stage in North East Handloom Festival
ITANAGAR, July 29: ‘Symphony in Weaves’ – the handloom ensemble, a handloom fashion
show of the North East Handloom Festival 2010 was organised by North East Institute
of Fashion Technology in association with directorate of textiles and handicrafts
at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok today evening. The show case of North Eastern traditional
handlooms and designs included costumes made out of jute and local fabrics by the
students of NEIFT. Around seventeen models walked the ramp show casing the rich and
colorful dresses made into casual and formal dresses with earthy colours dominating
other colours.Tourism Minister Jarbom Gamlin attending the show said, ‘The promotion
of traditional designs of the North East is much needed and shows like this would
help the local weavers’. The government should help to find market and finance to
help the weavers in developing traditional handlooms, added Gamlin.
The North East Handloom Festival 2010 is being supported by Ministry of Textiles,
Government of India.
Committee calls for quality works
ITANAGAR: The Sepa-Chayang Tajo Road Development Committee (SCRDC) has urged upon
the Gemmon India to maintain quality works while constructing the Seppa -Chayang
Suspecting use of poor quality materials in construction of culverts by the Company,
which is the constructing agency of the road, the committee claimed that retaining
wall at 3 km has collapsed. It also appealed the district administration and higher
authority of the department concerned to monitor the works so that quality is maintained
in road construction.
NLCPR contractors demand early payment
ITANAGAR: The 32km NLCPR Contractors Association, Ziro in a meeting held at Hapoli
today requested the Executive Engineer, PWD Ziro to make contractors payment immediately
‘ as per the directives from the PWD minister’.
While discussing the issues like non-payment of contractors’ pending bills, the meeting
attended by contractors, panchayat leaders, Old Ziro Bazaar Committee members resolved
that no works would be taken up under NLCPR schemes until the remaining contractors’
payment is released.
ITANAGAR: DDSE, Papum Pare District Tana Tagru Tara would attend the felicitation
cum Tree plantation programme organized by All Sagalee Students’ Union at Sagalee
on August 4 next.
Apropos the news item titled ‘AWKSU ensures total bandh in West Kameng’ published
in this daily on July 29, the reporter of this news from Bomdila issued a rejoinder
that Govt. offices and establishments were open during the said bandh call and all
Govt. employees had attended their offices. However, vehicles were off the road and
shops were closed for the day. The factual error is regretted.