Daporijio, Jul 19: Various sports competitions, including athletics, for U-
The team led by Upper Subansiri District Sports Officer G. Karbak has so far conducted the athletics and other sports competitions at five circle headquarters of Gusar, Chetam/Giba, Puchigeko, Dumporijo and Baririjo.
Two hundred (approx) school children participated in the competitions.
Earlier, the DSO also conducted 3 days Kridashree training under PYKKA at the Higher Secondary School, Daporijo, which was attended by 42 Kridashree and 2 block Kridashree along with Master Trainers.
The programme is being sponsored by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO
Stop earth cutting
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Adhoc Committee Action for Restoration of Youth Hostel and Forest Colony Road, Naharlagun has appealed to the Capital District administration to restrain illegal earth cutting in the vicinity of youth hostel and forest colony, Naharlagun. The Committee claimed that water supply line to youth hostel is going to collapse due to land erosion below the road followed by illegal bulldozing of land.
ANYA ends infighting
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Both the groups of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) conducted
a joint meeting today in order to resolve in-
The meeting attended by former ANYA presidents Ngurang Changriang and Tarin Nabam
and executive members of both the factions after discussion for reconciliation and
amicable solution to present impasse, decided to end factional fight and passed resolution
endorsing Achung Yumlam as ANYA president and Tadar Bingley as general secretary.
Henceforth, there will be one president -
The house further unanimously resolved that all official correspondences made during the period of Taring Mama such as declaration of election on Sept 9 shall stand cancelled.
Both Yumlam and Bingley have requested former president Tarin Nabam to handover the official file relating to the Association and decided to organise oath taking ceremony along with handing over of the charges to new executives.
Bharat Jyoti award for Tarin Dakpe
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Papum Pare ADC Tarin Dakpe has been conferred Bharat Jyoti Award by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS) in recognition of his outstanding performance, especially as managing director cum CEO of the A P State Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd during 2006.
Former Assam and Tamil Nadu governor Dr Bhishma Narain Singh presented the award at a seminar on economic growth and national integration held at New Delhi on July 16.
Expressing satisfaction over his performance, Dakpe in a release said that the Apex
bank has now re-
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: All Arunachal Youngster United Federation (AAYUF) has appealed to the Capital Complex deputy commissioner to provide immediate relief to landslide affected people in various parts of Capital Complex during last 48 hours.
It further appealed to the department concerned to press the manpower into service to early clearance of drain and road blockade in various areas of the Capital Complex.
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The District Agriculture Officer and staff of Upper Siang expressed deep shock over sudden demise of T. Mibang, AFA(SR) on July 16.
In a condolence message, the DOA said that Mibang’s untimely demise has caused irreparable loss not only to family but also to the department.
The staff of Agriculture department prayed for eternal peace of departed soul and conveyed deep sense of condolences to bereaved family.
Forest officials unearths illegally operated saw mill
ITANAGAR: Acting on a tip off, the staff of Namsai Forest Division led by Aduk Paron,
Divisional Forest Officer, Namsai and Jeevan Kumar Saikia, Range Forest Officer,
Wakro seized the machineries, sawn timbers including round logs from an illegally
operated saw mill at Wakro falling under Namsai Forest Division today. Terming the
raid as a fruitful one, the Divisional Forest Officer cautioned all the Range Forest
Officer’s under him to be more vigilant and deal with such offence strictly. Further,
he also requested the public of Wakro not to encourage illegality in the area but
to save the forest vis-
IBCS lauds Pema
ITANAGAR: The Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS), having members throughout the state, has lauded WRD & Tourism Minister Pema Khandu for his initiative for the success of 32nd Kalachakra initiation at Bodh Gaya from December 31 to January 12 next and “World Peace Prayer” at Buddha Park, Patna on January 1 next.
His gesture would go a long way in facilitating the Buddhists, particularly of the North Eastern region, to take part in the global events.
The details on 32nd Kalachakra initiation could be viewed at www.kalachakra2012.org, IBCS sources said.
PHED Water Supply installation damaged
Itanagar: PHED Water Supply installation in the capital and the district towns have been heavily damaged due to torrential rain. Dept has been put on high alert to be on standby with manpower and resources to respond to any eventualities. Restoration would be undertaken on war footing and yet in a planned manner with safety and well being of the workers in mind, said a dept release. Public have been requested to cooperate and not panic.
CM assures Tirap students
ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has assured All Tirap District Students' Union
(ATSU) to consider the Khonsa-
A delegation of the students union which met the CM at his residence discussed various developmental issues with the chief minister. The brief meeting was also attended by Horticulture & Agriculture Minister Honchun Ngamdan.
Meanwhile, ATSU appreciated the CM for his assurance to work for all round development of Tirap district.
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Three persons are reported dead due to landslide in the capital
Complex triggered by heavy rain on the intervening night of Monday-
The City Police SP Chukhu Apa said that Police have identified the dead as Md Rokul
Islam (4 years), Lakhan Rai (45), Nandan Dorjee. The deaths occurred near Heema
Hospital, beneath All India Radio Colony and Lobi-
Many road stretches in the Capital region are under mud and water because of heavy
landslide. Several sector roads are also snapped. There is breach in several stretches
Although, the heavy rain is considered to be the major factor for the cause of landslides, but the unplanned earth cutting around and within the state capital have increased the risk of landslides. The UD and PWD department’s half hearted attempt at beautification of the Capital Region was another contributing factor in the landslide. The protection walls built as part of the beautification process led to landslides on many areas in Itanagar. While the drainage system was clogged at many areas, thanks to earth cutting to build these protection wall, which has rather proved to be destruction walls.
The landslide has also damaged property worth lakhs of rupees of Heema Hospital.
The laboratory and generator rooms which were constructed in the ground floor were severely damaged and the staff quarter building of the hospital constructed on the other side of the rivulet was also under water due to blockade of rivulet (nallah). Another landslide occurred at the back side of Akash Deep, Itanagar were two SPT buildings of Tarak Tajam and four other OBT houses were totally damaged this morning.
Beside these, incidents of tree and bamboo uprooting and clogging of drainage system occurred at different parts of state capital.
At Doimukh, the resident of Nabam Tagam, Goan Bura of Doimukh was completely damaged early this morning at around 4 am. His son Nabam Robin and his wife were severely injured and admitted at General Hospital Naharlagun for treatment.
The police team and Circle officer Pama Bagang visited the spot. The main cause of
the incidence is due to random earth cutting to make way for NF Railway. Meanwhile,
It alleged that the Goan Bura had repeatedly requested the NF Railway contractor to fill the hollow gap that existed due to earth cutting but the concern contractor failed to do so.
It also urged the authority to verify the spot and assess the loss.
The ASM also appealed to the state Government to construct two lane road connecting Doimukh and Harmuty via Gumto Village and provide proper flood protection to Gumto check gate as Gumto personnel Barrack is under threat from the nearby streams.
The gushing rain water also caused damages to the Maa Book Stall, Doimukh. Properties worth Rs 2 lakh has been damaged due to flash flood.
Meanwhile, witnessing the increased water level of river Siang and incessant rainfall
in the last couple of days, a Pre-
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today visited various landslide-
Earlier in the day State Home Minister Takar Marde too visited the affected sites and took assessment of the situation.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has expressed shock and deeply mourned the loss of precious lives due to landslides in different parts of Capital Complex. While conveying sincere and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and on his own behalf, Governor urged upon the people of the State to be more cautious during the rainy season and to take necessary precautions.
Ering sanctions Rs. 2 lac for bridge construction
KHONSA, Jul 19: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Takar Marde is visiting insurgency-
It will be his maiden visit as Home Minister and the people are looking forward to his visit with hopes and high expectations.
In connection with the proposed visit of the Home Minister, a meeting was held in the DC’s chamber today in which local MLA Kamthok Lowang, HoDs and public leaders attended.
MLA Lowang while throwing light on HM’s proposed visit asked the participants to
apprise the visiting dignitary about problems faced by them properly. He also spoke
at length about the steps initiated by him for all round development of Khonsa in
particular and the constituency in general. He appealed to all to co-
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering honouring the request of DoTC chairman Yumsem
Matey and Laju BDO-
The bridge between Senliam and Laju would provide shortest link covering a distance of 3.5 km to Laju, one of the oldest CO HQs of Tirap district with a population of over 10,000.
The work would begin on war footing soon, assured Matey and thanked Ering on behalf of the people of Khonsa West constituency for his gesture.
CALSOM to strengthen reading movement in Lohit
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: “Bamboosa Library Tezu and the reader-
He was speaking as chief guest at the valedictory function of the 5th Annual Day
Celebrations of the VT-
M. Rina, Dist Program Coordinator, RMSA, Lohit, who represented DDSE Lohit, also applauded Etalo Mega, the Library I/c of Bamboosa Library and the library activists for their spirited efforts to reach out to Govt. school students.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Swami, Fulbright Scholar & Project Director, RIWATCH,
Arunachal Pradesh, used interesting examples to demonstrate that an efficient reader
Highlighting his close involvement in the Lohit Youth Library Movement during the last 4 years, Bajai Pul, Patron, Totochan Library, Hawai expressed his joy and satisfaction in the youth Libraries creating an enchanting spell on their readers and hoped that the Network will spread to more areas of remote Anjaw. He also assured the audience, in his capacity as Chairman of CALSOM, that his organization CALSOM would take up promoting the Youth Library Movement in the region.
The valedictory function concluded with a spirited skit & recitation display by
the young reader-
The audience roared with delight as young Nikita, Dona, Neha, Geetanjali and Kanchan recited poems with verve. This was followed by two hilarious skits “Marta na kartaa..” (Punit Tiwari & team, Bamboosa Library) and “Three friends” (Susmita & team, Police Welfare Library), the last one an adaptation of a piece from Jr. Chandamama by Bialu Kambrai, a reader of Wakro Library.
The highlights of the 2nd day’s program was a workshop on the Joy of Using Digital
Camera by Sri Vijay Swami, who introduced various aspects that an amateur photographer
needs to know. “I have discovered many new ways to use my digital camera”, said an
excited Sri. Yogesh Kumar, a cl. IX student-
The first day’s celebrations, upholding the Library Network’s maxim, “Reaching out to the rural Youth” was a Skit & Book reading training workshop by library activists at Mekailiang, outside Tezu.
Nearly 16 volunteers headed by Arpita Dwivedy (Bamboosa Library Tezu) and Sonali Singh (Police Welfare children’s Library) organized a thrilling training in which nearly 80 students from cl.V to VIII of the local Govt. Middle School participated.
Speaking of the workshop, L.B.Choudhury, Head Master spoke warmly of how his students
found the books coming alive through these young reader-
The Coordinator, VT-
CCSC ‘A’ trounce TPYC 7-
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Tennis like score continues in the second State Level Tiger 7 Soccer
Tournament as Capital Complex Sports Club A trounced Toru Panchat Youth Club 7-
Kipa Takum, Kago Chama and Tagio Raju struck two goal each while Lindum John one
in 46 minute to help CCSC trounce TPYC 7-
For TPYC, Tayer Tapa found the net twice in 45 and 46 minutes before the team took lead for a brief through a goal from Lagung Sonam in 15 minutes.
In another match of the day, Indo Tibetan Border Police Force, Kimin thrashed Model
Sports Club by 5-
Amit Liven Beck of the para military force team scored hattrick with goals in 9, 19 and 28 minutes. Mahesh Ekka and A Suresh Singh scored a goal each in 50 and 51 minute.
The consolation goal for Model Sports Club was scored by Techi Takar in 12 minutes.
1st match: Empires Club vs Gora Makik Sporting Club-
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: A delegation of All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU), APCF and J.N College Students’ union, Pasighat led by Tobom Dai, Spokesperson AAPSU today called on the Branch Manager State Bank of India’s Pasighat branch.
The meeting was necessitated owing to failure of the SBI branch in fulfilling customer
service inspite of its big promises. The delegation highlighted the frequent breakdown
of SBI ATM in Pasighat Township that has become a cause of great worry to the people.
A memorandum was submitted to the Branch Manager in which the students highlighted
the frequent non-
DIRANG, Jul 19: The Dirang police here recently seized counterfeit currency notes running into thousands of rupees during the course of a raid at the daily market.
Dirang police station officer-
The raid party comprised of OC SI B.S Sharma, H/C L.Dondu and cadets T.Noksang and T.T Bapu.
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: A three days training Programme on “Court Procedure for Labour and Employment Officers” commenced at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun from today. The programme is being organized under the 100 per cent Course Fee sponsorship of Deptt. of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India, under its plan training assistance. As many as 16 officers belonging to the labour and employment department posted in different districts are attending the programme.
Huzar Lollen, Secretary (P and AR training) in his inaugural address as the Chief Guest informed that this training programme is the first of its kind to be organized by the Administrative Training Institute. He stressed on the importance of this training as the officers have to shoulder the responsibilities regarding enforcements of many laws and Acts which are of quasi judicial nature. This training will be a good opportunity to acquire knowledge on the fundamental aspects of laws while following the court procedures. He asked the officers to keep in mind the principles of Natural Justice while discharging their duties as quasi judicial officers. This training would definitely help in making them more competent and confident, he added.
Earlier the Dy. Director (Training) T Lodo sought the cooperation of the officers
for the success of the training programme. The guest resource persons are -
ANINI, Jul 19: Much to the relief and convenience of the general public of this land
locked area, the X-
Initiative taken by the Deputy Commissioner was seen bearing fruit with functioning
of the X-
Interacting with MOs and other Medical staff of the District, DC appreciated the
efforts put in by Dr. Y. Yomcha, Dr. S.Migri and categorically extended his heartfelt
appreciation to Jindal Power Company Ltd for sponsoring an X-
Prior to this, public had to travel all the way to Roing even for minor X-
Earlier in the day, DC inspected the project site of tourism department at Alinye where Tourisn infrastructure is being constructed. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan has inaugurated
The advent of computer technologies has made the office works paperless, faster and lighter, said DC in her inaugural address. Such training of officials on office automation is very important as the office works are almost impossible without computers, she said. The DC further said the knowledge obtained from the training can be very beneficial for the offices as well as the concerned trainees in their daily life and help their children in learning computer.
Suggesting the trainees to be sincere in the training, she said the training can be made more meaningful and lively with interactions and practical sessions. 25 ministerial employees of DCs office and allied departments are participating in the training. DIPRO
CHANGLANG, Jul 19 :The Inter-
Speaking on the occasion, the HGB said the hall constructed under MPLAD fund at an estimated cost of Rs 20 Lakh would facilitate to conduct any mega cultural activities. He appealed all to take care of this asset and maintain communal harmony among cross section of people for peace, progress and all round development.
Ering expressed his pleasure that he could fulfill his commitment to the people of
Diyun circle by providing an Inter-
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the people of Diyun circle, Ering asked Executive Engineer, WRD, Tezu and Bordumsa to prepare an appropriate estimate to carry out flood protection works from the source level. On construction of road under PMGSY and Bharat Nirman Roads under Diyun and Bordumsa circle, he said it needs consultations with the chif minister and Ministers concerned and local MLA. He, however, assured to look into it. Regarding construction of an auditorium at Govt. H.S. School Diyun, he sanctioned Rs.10 Lakh as first installment. He appealed all to extend help and cooperation to the Govt for rapid development of the area.
Singpho said that Diyun Circle where ten communities, viz. Singpho, Nocte, Khamti, Chakma, Hajong, Adivasi, Nepali, Deori, Adi and Ahum are living happily by maintaining communal harmony and mutual help and cooperation, should be an example for the rest of state.
He asked Agriculture and Horticulture departmental officers and field functionaries to impart proper knowledge to the farmers on modern technology on Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries as the agro climatic condition of Diyun and Bordumsa area highly congenial for growing any crop including Fisheries to boost the economy of the people.
K. Riba, ADC Bordumsa, Ramesh Ch. Deori ZPM, Diyun, Dakto Riba, EAC-
KHONSA, Jul 19: World Population Day 2011 with the theme – “Seven Billion Actions”
and the slogan in India “Small family-
The campaign was attended by village Chiefs, GBs, PRI members and intellectuals of the adjoining village like Kaimai, Laptang, Poakam and Pullung .The campaign was organized by District Health Society Khonsa.
Dr.K.Perme DRCHO Khonsa explained the gathering that 11th July of every year is observed as World Population Day by international community initiated by Governing Council of United Nations Development Programme to raise awareness on global population issues.
Dr.S.Ronya DMO Khonsa briefed the gathering the immediate cause of population explosion in India. He informed the gathering that 1.21 billion populations in India, second most populous country in the world, are directly related to poverty and illiteracy. .
Dr.K.Matey MO motivated and demonstrated the various contraceptive measures for family planing available in the district.
Prominent figures of the area like Tikat Dada, Tedium Lowang and women welfare committee representative Chaki Lowangmedam also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Jul 19: West Siang Students’ Union (WSSU) alleged that some schools in West Siang District are imposing hefty fees for admission in the Schools especially in primary and middle schools, which is against the Right to Education Bill.
While condemning the high fees being charged for admission, WSSU suggested those school Authorities to stop such practices and refund the fees at earliest otherwise the West Siang Students’ Union will take up the case as per our constitution and go for further democratic course of action.
It said that as per the 86th constitutional Amendment Act children would get fundamental rights to Free and Compulsory Education. The rights of Children to free and compulsory Education Bill, 2009 seeks to provide free and compulsory Education to children aged between 6 to 14 years and also earmarks 25 percent seats to weaker section in private schools.
Further, the financial burden to implement the bill will be shared by the state and the centre.
Make bandhs a peaceful weapon, not a growing culture
I feel there is an urgency to rename the state to "Karunachal Pradesh" the land wailing in pain, after the series of events our state has witnessed in the past few years. The peaceful hilly state is in chaos; corruption, insurgency, communalistic violence, ineffective law and order, etc etc. The state has been on the news for all the wrong reasons. And to make it worse the frequent bandh calls in arunachal.
It seems disrupting the public life and living has been a habit for the various organisations active in our state. And the most unfortunate remorse is that, some of the major student organizations, at which we youth rely upon are also actively participating in such unethical bandhs.
Seems like nothing much has been increasing in our state, isn’t it? Thats not true though. Insurgency, corruption, crimes, natural and artificial disasters have increased ,and yes the most important significant increase has been in the number of organisations in our state. I dont understand the need for existence of most of these organisations. But the reason for concern is not the existence alone, the frequent bandhs they call creates unwanted nuisance to the innocent public who is always made the scapegoat.
It wasn't long ago when as a resident of Pasighat ,i used to curse the active organisations of Dhemaji district of ASSAM when they called frequent bandhs , disrupting our only route to Itanagar. But probably the curses has been reflected back on me and now my own Arunachali people are running a spree of bandhs all over the state for their own reasons. I should ask the organisation heads, a simple question . "who do you think are effected the most from your bandhs?".
The state govt, whose attention you are trying to grab, the govt officials, who enjoy a free holiday? The accused who must be sitting around a corner in his desk somewhere and enjoying the bandh with a morning tea. No, none of them suffer. The govt. doesn't even bother to read your bandhs, the officials enjoy it. The one who suffer the most are the lower middle class and the poor section of our society. Ranging from people involved in business firms, shops, vegetable vendors, transportation business like auto, tempo, trekkers etc. These are the group of people who are daily wage earners. A single bandh of yours leads to their family sleeping empty stomach. The helpless people are stuck between the gibberish unions and stubborn government. Everyone is busy with his own deal , no one hears the cry of the common man.
Bandhs are one of the most powerful and widely accepted method of non violent protest against the governing body all over the world. But it hasn't been effective in our state in recent years. Have you ever wondered why? Its because the public is agitated by the obsessive bandh calls. They support the bandh half heartedly, and how can you expect a bandh to leave a mark when the public participating is itself not interested. Why won’t the common man be agitated when different organisations call for half a dozen bandh every month? I feel the reason for such agitating situation is the presence of innumerable organisations who tend to confuse the public rather than work for their welfare. The communal diversity in our state is an exotic heritage. We need to culture it well by staying united and working under a single umbrella. Factional unions will only break up our integrity and there would be no good result.
It’s a humble request to keep the bandh as the ultimate and last option. Frequent bandh calls would be pesky for the common man and instead of gaining support we may lose many.
It is true that many a times the govt. Policies or atrocities need to be boldly opposed through bandhs and strikes. But that doesn't mean that every now and then an organisation comes up with his own issue and calls for bandh. Our state is feeding on centre's funds, providing minimum economic output, like an irresponsible child , enjoying and making merry on its parents money. But we are still on a rage to kill our half dead economy by these frequent bandhs. Better and legitimate ways of protest need to be carved out for the well being of the innocent public. We cannot die in hunger every time, to support your cause. It’s a sincere and kind prayer to all those bandh calling unions, please think about the citizens who would be sleeping empty stomach to support your cause, think about the thousands of classes that would be lost when the students are forced to sit in their homes, and do think of the needy and helpless people who curse their heart out , after suffering from your bandhs. Make bandhs a peaceful weapon, not a growing culture.
Pasighat, (on email)
Do some good works instead
I on behalf of the Jomlo Mobuk Dam Affected Welfare Association (JMDAWA) condemned
and criticized the statement made by the so-
I am a bonafide and local citizen of this area but never heard about such Association. I being the member of the JMDAWA would like to suggest the said Welfare Association to do welfare activities for the people of the area instead of creating disturbance in the activities of other organization for personal interest or political grudge.
It is further clarified that the delegates from Jomlo Mobuk Dam Affected Welfare Association went to Delhi for submission of memorandum before the Union Forest and Environment minister with a request to fulfill its demand immediately which were submitted to the state Govt and construction company earlier many a times but not to support the construction of the Lower Siang Hydro Power Project. Moreover, the BJP MLA did not initiate the Delhi programme, we the Welfare Association invited him to lead us in Delhi.
We, being the Welfare Association, are doing nothing without the knowledge of the public. Even before leaving for Delhi we had conducted a circle level public meeting at Circle Office, Jomlo Mobuk. The delegates from all the villages of the circle attended the meeting to place their grievances before the public and voices of the majority was heard and their grievances included in the memorandum.
I would also like to know who the people being mobilized by the construction company with money power. Is it BJP MLA or are the dam affected welfare association?
I strongly urge the said Association to answer the question and apologize for maligning
the reputation of the MLA and executive members of the Dam Affected Association in
particular and public of dam affected area as a whole. In case of failure of the
association to do so, we shall not hesitate to move appropriate forum against such
JMDAWA, West Siang
For the sake of the students
The Education Directorate has made it mandatory to open SB accounts for stipendiary
in all Inter village schools and school which have hostels in Arunachal Pradesh which
is praise worthy. But where will the boarders of Kongsa, Vijaynagar, Dambuk, Soha
and many more far flung boarders open SB accounts. Each boarder will spend more than
Govt. Secondary School, Kongsa
Don’t let your paper be used
There are allegations and counter allegations in the readers forum of your daily publication. But, it is not good to accept the views which are derogatory and personal in nature. Daily paper should not be used for scoring personal issue.
Kamba, (on email)
The fake certificates
"Scrutiny of B.Ed certificates necessary" by Olik Megu, is indeed a very serious problem now days, not only in Education Deptt but in every department. Sometimes it surfaces and then whitewashed with the power and money.
Very recently news of an engineer with fake certificate was published in this very daily. But no one knows what happened. Many working professionals are with fake certificates from Peon to white collar professionals. Government and concern departments need to do something now.
Aalo, (on email)
Cancer patients and their needs
I would like to echo the plight of cancer patients in our state. In the last few years many people have succumbed to cancer as a consequence of shortage of monetary resources. The exorbitant cost of preliminary tests coupled with absence of secondary treatment facility has made it sort of mandatory for patients to migrate to other states which is no mere cakewalk for most patients.
I appeal to the state govt to kindly cater to the needs of this section of the society. Providing financial support in the initial stages of cancer would prove a welcome step in this effort. Also civil society may contribute a mighty lot by mobilizing public opinion in this regard which would coerce the govt into action.
Naharlagun, (on email)
I would like to request our forest department officials to take necessary strict action against the bench saw mill owner who are running and setting saw mill illegally without any fear under safe umbrella of selfish locals. Most of the labourers and owners are outsiders and exploiting our natural gold. Now, mainly in Tezu area forest were cleared by timber smugglers. If effective action is not taken, forest will vanish in coming days.
B. K Abraham
Tezu, (on email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Land Acquisition Bill
The Prime Minister gave a green signal to integrate the provisions for rehabilitation and resettlement within the Land Acquisition Bill. Commensurate with National Advisory Council’s recommendations, the bill aims to solve the policy conflict between The National Advisory Council (NAC) and states.
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh proposal to integrate in one bill
the provisions for land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement is similar
to what the Sonia Gandhi-
However, his Ministry would prepare a separate rehabilitation and resettlement bill for large projects and national calamities.
NAC of India has supported 100% land acquisition by the government with adequate compensation and participation of the families involved. The proposal says that land will be acquired for public purposes only if other less displacing alternatives are not available.
It also wants that landowners be given six times the price of a plot in the area and affected families must participate in and be consulted on the acquisition.
It said no private sector player could buy land for projects where more than 400 people are being displaced.
The recommendation that government could acquire 100% of the land is a major departure from earlier suggestions to amend the Land Acquisition Act that stipulated that the government could only acquire up to 30% of the land required by a private industry.
Moreover, the government was allowed to undertake land acquisition for private projects only if the private party had already acquired at least 70% of the land.
All across the country -
Other recommendations made by the NAC on the issue include there should be a law to ensure that before agricultural land is acquired other types of land that are more barren, less fertile or wasteland should be explored.
As seen recently in Bhata-
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