ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Dem Literary and Cultural Society felicitated the toppers of
Class X and XII for the session 2013 on July 21.
Toko Aniam of Class XII Humanity (65%) and Neelam Azeer of Class X (9.8%) were awarded
with a certificate and cash
One Week Training on Pay Roll Software held
Aalo Jul 26: One week training on Pay Roll Software version 4.4 conducted from
July 22 to 26 at National Informatics Centre (NIC) Aalo for the DDOs of West Siang
During the period preparation of the pay bill, calculation of arrears, generation
of schedule, certificate were imparted to the trainees. DIPRO
MPC raising day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: First raising day of Mishmi Prayer Centre was celebrated at Tafragam
in Lohit district yesterday organized by Mishmi Faith Promotion Society (MFPS) in
collaboration with IFSCAP, Lohit unit.
Hundreds of followers of indigenous faith took in the celebration.
Later, it was resolved in a meeting that the first ever Mishmi Prayer Centre at Tafragam
will be constructed on the land donated by Apotsi Khamblai and also to seek financial
assistance from IFSCAP, Itanagar for the same.
The meeting was attended by IFSCAP Lohit district president A. Gamre, Amoso Khamblai
and Khudelum Tayang, General Secretary and President of MFPS and BK Dubey of AVP.
State BJP Mahila Morcha team leaves for New Delhi
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: A delegation of 24 women from State BJP Mahila Morcha led by President
Padmeswari Jamoh is leaving here today for New Delhi to attend "Swan Mohatsav" on
July 28 and National Rally on July 29.
Further, the State BJP Mahila Morcha will donate cloth (Sari) to women victims of
PRI members’ coordination meeting held
DAPORIJO, Jul 26: A coordination meeting with the elected panchayat leaders of 1-Taksing-Limeking
Anchal Samiti Block, was held at Limeking on July 22, under the initiative of Takar
Rava CO cum BDO cum Member Secretary. While initiating the meeting, he emphasised
on the role of panchayat leaders in governance and other developmental activities.
He further urged the women PRI leaders to actively participate in the decision making
and governance process.
Rava also highlighted the law and order and other election related problems. Distributing
the guidelines of BRGF, BADP, MGNREGA, IAY, NRLM and IWMP, he advocated for the proper
implementation of all the schemes being implemented in the area which would be monitored
from time to time.
Taksing ASM Chabe Chader also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Students plant tree to celebrate Vanmahotsav
DAPORIJO. Jul 26: Vanmahotsav was celebrated by Govt. Hr. Sec. School Daporijo by
planting trees in the hostel and school campus yesterday.
The students and staff of the school, including boarders of the Boys hostel and management
committee planted 120 saplings in the school and hostel campus with DDSE planting
the first sapling.
The DDSE visited school and hostel campus and advised the student to protect and
nurture the plants for and keep school campus clean and green. He also briefed about
the importance of planting tree and the significance of celebrating ‘Vanmahotsav’.
AAPLU demands inclusion in DPC meetings
ITANAGAR, July 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has demanded for
inclusion of its members in DPC meetings of every department.
In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it said that inclusion of its members
would help in raising issues of promotion of W/C enrollment of counting casual labour/regularization
of certain jobs.
Its other demands are provision of head counting system in every department, sanction
of bachelor barrack system for laborers working in every department, regularization
of service to casual/ contingency staff, regularization of service of W/C staffs,
creation of group C&D post for every department, providing uniforms for labourers
and construction of labour stand.
ToT under NSSP concludes
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The three days Training of Trainers (TOT) under National School
Safety Programme (NSSP) organized jointly by DDMA and Department of Education, Lohit
concluded at Tezu today.
The training covered all relevant subjects, including disaster concepts, disaster
management, its cycle and institutional set up in national as well as local level.
Emphasis was given on school safety and school disaster management plans, its components
Demonstration on search and rescue techniques, fire safety in schools, basic surviving
skills in schools were conducted by experts from 9TH Bn. ITBP, Fire Service and Health
Department. The trainers were suggested by the DDSE to organize NSSP training at
block level for 500 teachers in the district enabling the authority to prepare a
disaster management plan for 200 schools as per NSSP guideline.
Since Lohit falls under highly active seismic zone V the training of school children
and the teaching staff on such hazards was the need of hour, Damchin Norbu, DDMO
Lohit said in a release.
Emiley Tingkhatra, SDMO Namsai sought co-operation from all the trainers and Master
Trainers in implementing NSSP at Namsai sub-division.
Altogether 13 trainers from five blocks attended the training at the DC’s conference
BJP team visits fire accident site
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Former Minister and BJP National Council Member Lechi Legi, along
with BJP’s Yuva Morcha and Ward Member (No. 24) visited the spot of fire accident
that occurred on the night of July 25 near Shiv Mandir A-sector Naharlagun.
They interacted with victims and assured them of all possible help for their relief
and quick rehabilitation.
Altogether five houses were gutted in the fire along-with some
other business establishments, according to a state BJP release.
Army recruitment rally
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: An army recruitment rally for candidates from Lohit, Anjaw, Lower
Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, West Siang, East Siang, Upper Subansiri,
Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare, Tawang, East Kameng, West Kameng and Kurung Kumey districts
for the post of soldiers general duty category would be organized at Aalo from September
2 to 8 next.
Written Test for candidates, who will be found fit in physical tests, documents check
and medical examination will be held on Sept 8 at Aalo.
The candidates should be at least 160 cm in height for Soldier (GD) and class VIII
pass as education qualification. Candidates should produce original educational documents,
birth certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC)/Nativity Certificate, Scheduled
Tribe Certificate, character certificate and unmarried certificate. The educational
documents should be countersigned by the DDSE. Interested candidates may contact
ARO Jorhat (@ tele-0376-2310830 (IVRS). Details of qualifications are also available
in Army web site (joinindianarmy.nic.in).
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: A team of officers from education department made a surprise visit
to the Govt. Secondary School, Pachin at Naharlagun today. The team comprised of
Joint director (ESH) B H Lendo, Deputy State Mission Director (RMSA) E Lego and State
Programme Officer (RMSA) D Keto inspected the class room and interacted with the
teachers and students. They also tasted the Mid Day Meal before it was served to
Van Mahotsava celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The staff of RWD, Aalo division organized a mass tree plantation
program and cleanliness drive in the office premises yesterday as part of Van Mahotsava
Around 150 saplings of different species, like Gul-Mohar, Ashoka, Neem, Nahar other
ornamental trees and flowers were planted under the guidance of Delhi Khamboo, Executive
Engineer, on the occasion.
AIMSU calls on Governor and CS
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) has called on the state government
and apprised of the various problems that Anjaw district has been facing so far.
In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, it said, local denizens of the district
have been deprived from all the development schemes, functioning under some few individuals
and the agencies concern.
And despite of the fact that the area has been facing numerous problems since it
was formed in the year 2004, the union claimed that the local legislator has no
concern for the area.
The situation has become so alarming that the unemployment youths, elders, students,
women, have all adopted the method of poppy cultivation and today unfortunately Anjaw
district has been popularly known as the Cocaine Valley, it maintained.
In another memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, while apprising that the
district has many schools but many are defunct while others intake capacity is only
two or three students per year, urged him to improve the defunct education system
in the district.
Small family norms emphasized in World Population Fortnight observation
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: World Population fortnight was observed in different health institutions
of Upper Siang district from July 11 to 24.
As part of the world population day observation, Tubectomy, MTP and IUD were performed.
At Yingkiong, the WPD was observed by organizing a mass rally to create awareness
among masses on the importance of adopting small family norms.
Organized under NRHM program, the rally was flagged off by Mekem Nopi, President,
Women Welfare Society, Yingkiong and participated by staff from DMO’s office and
District Hospital, including District Medical Officer Dr. Kaling Dai, Medical Superintendent
Dr. Gepeng Litin, Dr. Etuk Jopir, Dr. Andeng Sitek, Dr. Ome Komut and Dr. Miti Jopir.
Emphasizing on small family norms, Dr. Appir Apang, DRCHO elaborated on various Family
Planning methods suggest couples to adopt such easy method family planning methods
available in various health institutions.
Environment clearance to 3,000 MW Dibang project denied
Major setback for NHPC
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: In a major setback to NHPC and Arunachal Govt, the ministry of
environment and forests has denied forest clearance to 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose
project in Arunachal Pradesh along with the 1,500MW Tipaimukh hydel project in Manipur.
According to the report published in popular English daily The Telegraph (Guwahati
edition), the forest advisory committee (FAC), which met on July 11 and 12, has stated
in its report that in both projects, the requirement of forest land is large and
will have an adverse impact on the general ecosystem of the area.
Civil society organizations had urged the ministry of environment and forests not
to accord forest clearance to both projects, as these would destroy the rich forest
resources in their respective areas.
The committee said for Dibang project felling of more than 3.5 lakh trees was most
likely to have adverse impact on the general ecosystem of the area, recovery of which
may be very difficult through any type of mitigating measures. “There is no study
conducted to assess the cumulative impact of all the reservoirs and the upstream
and downstream impacts. The ecological, environmental and social costs of diversion
of such a vast tract of forestland, which is a major source of livelihood of the
tribal population of the state, will far outweigh the benefits likely to accrue from
the project,” the committee said in its report.
It recommended that approval for diversion of the said land may not be accorded.
The memorandum of agreement between govt of AP and NHPC was signed way back in 2007
for execution of 3000 Dibang project. The bitter opposition by local had lead to
cancellation of public hearing for 14 times. Only this year in the month of March
11 and 12 NHPC were finally able to hold public hearing at Roing.
A source said the companies, could, if they wished, submit different proposals with
reduced impact on forests and others. “The minister can, if she desires, turn down
the recommendations of the committee as these are advisory in nature. But this is
very rare,” the source said.
Power failure exposes lack of coordination among Govt agencies
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The power crisis which has been troubling capital citizens since
23rd July has exposed lackadaisical attitude of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL),
the agency that maintains majority of transmission line across state including 132
KV Nirjuli Dikrong Transmission Line(NDTL), which is the lifeline to supply electricity
to capital complex from Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project. According to the report
on 23rd of this month two tower of PGCIL got damaged due to falling of tree at Jampa
village, few kilometers from Doimukh town.
The electricity supply to capital complex has been badly hit due to damage of tower.
Power cut stretching upto hours has virtually brought life to a standstill in capital.
Government offices, business establishment and schools are the worst hit. Citizens
especially the poor who can’t afford to own inverter and generators are the nastiest
While talking to this daily, an official of power department informed that Power
Grid authorities have failed to solve the crisis at earliest. “Honestly it was a
minor damage and it should have been repaired within one day. But Power Grid does
not have sufficient manpower in Arunachal to deal with such crisis and they don’t
have proper infrastructure set up. They have a small office at Nirjuli from where
they run the show. They are dependent on us whenever they face any crisis. If they
don’t upgrade their infrastructure, we may face more such problem in the future,”
said an official of power department. He also informed that damaged tower has been
repaired by Power Grid with the help of the officials of power department and power
supply has been restored.
Power Grid on their side informed that they have successfully carried out repairing
work of damaged tower and power supply through Nirjuli Dikrong Transmission Line
has been reinstated.
“The tower got damaged due to ongoing Trans Arunachal highway work which resulted
in the falling of tree on the tower. We were not informed about damage at the earliest.
However we have done our job by restoring power supply and now its up to state power
department to ensure that capital citizen receives electricity regularly,” said Nabin
Kumar, a junior engineer of Power Grid.
The entire event shows lack of coordination among Power Grid, highway authorities
and power department.
Rising incidents of crime against girl child causes concern
ITANAGAR, Jul 26 : Various political parties and State Women’s Commission have expressed
grave concern over repeated crime against women and girl child in the state.
Coming down heavily on the state government for utterly failing to maintain law and
order situation in the state, the People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh (PPA), in a
release, claimed that rape, murder, intimidation, threatening, street robbery, assault
on officers and officials etc. have become daily phenomenon. The regional party of
the state has demanded the ruling Congress Government to either issue ‘White Paper’
on the present law and order situation or relinquish for failing to ensure safety
and security of its people. “Arunachal Pradesh, once known as ‘Oasis of Peace’ in
the country has turned into a ‘land of fear and frustration’ under Congress rule,”
PPA appealed to all sections of the society to discourage any kind of destructive
and unlawful activities and maintain the traditional ethos, values, dignity and co-existence
for greater interest of the State.
Joining PPA in criticizing the state government failing to contain the rising incidents
of crimes, especially against women and girl child, the state Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) has demanded the authority concerned to award exemplary punishment to the offender(s)
of such heinous crime as per appropriate section of the law.
“Rape was rare and unknown in tribal society like ours,” the BJP said and appealed
everyone one to introspect over it.
Taking serious note of the rape case of a 6-year-old girl at Daporijo recently, the
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) urged the State Govt. to take
stringent action against the culprit for committing such heinous crime.
The APSCW has also asked the Superintendent of Police, Daporijo to submit the latest
status report of the said case.
Condemning the incident in its strongest term, APSCW asked the authority concerned
not to grant bail to the culprit.
The Women’s Commission entrusted its Dumporijo branch to get the first hand information
of the case.
PPUEA denies assault on NHPC staff
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers’ Association (PPUEA) has termed
the news report of assault of NHPC staff on July 25 by its members as baseless.
In a release, it claimed that the Association president accompanied by its four members,
alleged of assaulting the NHPC staff, had just visited the Naharlagun NHPC office
to enquire about the vacancy posts for group C & D in schedule tribe category. They
did not indulge in any violent act, nor did they demand any financial assistance
for a trip to Kolkata. Even if they did demand the amount, there is no valid evidence
against them; it said adding that the allegation by NHPC staff was made in order
to tarnish its image.
PPUEA further demanded for a proper enquiry into the incident and also to release
the president and the four other members immediately.
AAPSU resents non-fulfilment of demands
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Following the expiry of the month-long ultimatum served by the
All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) to the NERIST authority over various
demands, members of the union led by its NERIST fact-finding committee chairman Suraj
Tayam, IPR secretary Lota Singhi and co-convenor Ashing Sonam yesterday asked the
institute’s director in-charge to lock down his office ‘till further discussions.’
Among the union’s major demands are regularization of 21 contractual employees of
the institute, and implementation of old-age pension scheme for NERIST employees.
The AAPSU said the other demands could be addressed through discussions between the
NERIST Employees Association and the institute’s authority, with the AAPSU supporting
“Despite having been served the ultimatum, the NERIST director never bothered to
talk to the union, which is an insult to the union’s grievances,” Tayam said. Meanwhile,
the same AAPSU team yesterday called on Chief Secretary at his office to apprise
him of the union’s earlier demand for posting teachers at the government higher secondary
school in East Kameng HQ Seppa. They also submitted a list containing the names of
90 regular teachers who have been transferred from the district without relievers,
and demanded that regular principals be posted at the Chayang Tajo and Fengche GHSS’
and the GSS’ in Bana, Lumdung Pakke-Kessang and Darlong.
“The CS responded positively to the demands and assured to look promptly into the
issues, Tayam said, adding that there should be equitable distribution of teachers
across the state to ensure comprehensive development of the education sector.
Giba & Gusar circles remain cut off
DAPORIJO, Jul 26: Many circle headquarters of Upper Subansiri District remained cut
off from Daporijo, the district headquarters of Upper Subansiri for the last two
months due to landslide.
Massive landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have blocked roads at numerous points
cutting off more than 60 villages under Gusar and Giba circles.
There was acute shortage of all essential items in those two circles as road transportation
totally disrupted by landslide. Disruption in road communication has also created
great problem to the patients suffering from various ailments.
Meanwhile, the ASM of Tator Tani-V under 9th Gusar Anchal Block informed that about
3000 populace of entire Tator Bango have been affected by blockage of the lone PWD
Though the administration has been informed of the grave situation, the authority
could not clear the road due to shortage of enough men and machinery.
District level tourism development committee meeting held
AALO, Jul 26 : The District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) was held
at Aalo yesterday for evaluation and selection of new tourism projects for the year
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner cum DLTDC chairman M.K. Sahoo.
While welcoming the committee Tate Tatak , District Tourism Officer, explained the
aims and objectives of the meeting in brief. He explained the selection procedure
of tourism projects of various categories and presented guidelines to all the members.
Addressing the meeting, DC said Arunachal Pradesh has all the potential to be one
of the potential tourism destinations. He suggested the committees to identify the
projects in such places where road connectivity and water is available. He said that
creating of tourism assets in jungle and wrong selection of projects site may create
problem in future for operation. He sought the suggestion of member of the committee
for selection of sites for tourism projects in a judicious manner so as to promote
tourism sector by way of creating durable assets.
Superintendent of Police S.C. Yadav shared his observations and explained the development
of tourism sectors of other states. He suggested the committee to select only genuine
projects which are feasible for tourism purpose.
Yomgam Tours & Travels, Managing Director Yomjum Yomgam explained the role and responsibility
of tour operators. While expressing his experience as a mountain trekking guide,
he stressed for development of medium range mountain trekking route.
Divisional Forest Officer N. Ete suggested the tourism department to create a model
rural tourism village in the district. He further said that a village with many R.C.C.
building and Semi permanent structure houses should not be considered as rural village.
Er. Tony Ete, Executive Engineer, PHED, Aalo also spoke on the occasion.
The committee after a threadbare discussion based on feasibility selected eight new
proposals out of 64 proposals received from various places. DIPRO
Disaster Management Awareness Programme held
AALO Jul 26: A sensitization-cum-consultation meeting with all line departments and
a Disaster Management Training with PRI Members, NGOs and Public was held on July
25 and 26 at Aalo.
While inaugurating the programme Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo highlighted the various
hazards of the district and requested all the departments for active participation,
since taking into account the similar topographical condition of the district with
the state Uttarakhand, which has witnessed the worst flood in recent times our preparedness
is must required in wake of any eventuality.
He highlighted about the role of community during any disaster situation and asked
for preparation of community contingency plan to cope up them during any kind of
disaster. He further stressed on proper coordination with the district authority
asked for better preparedness so that they all can render assistance during the time
The resource person from Army & ITBP have told to the members present about disaster
preparedness, role of all line departments, search and rescue and role of Military
& Para Military forces during any kind of disaster.
Er. Nyatum Bagra, UPO Aalo presented the concept of Earthquake related disaster and
earthquake resistant design buildings in detail to the officers present.
Datum Gadi, CO Aalo inaugurated the 2nd day training programme on July 26 in presence
of all PRI members, NGOs and Public participated in the training. While narrating
many fire accident cases he alerted the people to keep fire extinguisher equipments
and materials in their houses.
Earlier, Dorjee Nima, DDMO Aalo briefed about the key objectives of the programme.
Panchayat coordination meeting
KIMIN,Jul 26: The first ever co-ordination meeting of newly elected Panchayat leaders
of III Kimin Anchal Samiti and various Heads of Department of Kimin and Kakoi circle
was held today at Panchayat Hall Kimin. Initiating the discussion , Liken Koyu,
BDO Cum I/C Member Secretary III Kimin Anchal Samiti Block extended the welcome
address and explained in details the basic power and functions bestowed to Panchayat
Raj members right from a gram panchayat member to Zilla Parishad Member. He dwelt
in length about flagship Schemes and programme implemented by Rural Development
Department in co-ordination with PRI at block level such as IAY, MGNREGA and IWMP
. In the meeting, all Heads of Department of Kimin circle briefed the newly elected
panchayat leaders about the ongoing schemes and role of Panchayat leaders in selection
of beneficiary, implementation and monitoring of schemes at village level. The officers
of various departments also placed before the Panchayat leaders about shortage of
infrastructure and man power and requested the Panchayat leaders to pursue the matter
at various level for smooth functioning of concerned department.
Takio Yanu, ASM Chairperson III Kimin requested all the officers to maintain complete
transparency while dealing with Panchayat leaders. She rued that some officers at
block level and district level taking advantage of innocent and novice panchayat
leaders do not maintain transparency and often keep them in darkness about centrally
sponsored developmental schemes such as RKVY, ATMA, KVK, SSA, RMSA, ANNAPURNA and
NRHM etc. She also requested the officers to remain in their posting place and give
proper feedback to panchayat leaders regarding various schemes launched by state
government so that it can percolate down to village level.
Tai Tayu, ZPM Kimin while presiding over the meeting requested all panchayat leaders
that Health and Education sector should be given topmost priority at village and
circle level. He also suggested the convergence of various schemes at block level
such as MGNREGA and IWMP for community use such as maintenance of schools, Health
sub-centre’s to attain the required target which is beneficial to rural populace.
Regarding the shortage of staff quarter, he requested the local administration to
locate illegally occupied quarters at Kimin town and immediately vacate such quarters
so that some non local officials can be accommodated in their place. He also assured
the officers and officials of Kimin circle to look into the grievances placed by
them in the meeting step by step and requested the Panchayat leaders to prepare five
year plan so that it could be placed before the district governing body meeting.
All ASMs of Kimin and Kakoi circle also spoke on the occasion and expressed their
satisfaction over the outcome of the meeting.
ATMA conducts skill enhancement cum orientation training
AALO, Jul 26: ATMA West Siang district had conducted two days skill enhancement cum
orientation training to the recently recruited Block Technology Managers (BTMs) and
Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) on July 24 and 25 at district agriculture office,
Presiding over the inaugural session Karyom Doji, DHO Aalo, focused on paramount
roles of the extension functionaries in dissemination of technologies to the targeted
group. He exhorted the extension functionaries to act as facilitators, reach out
to the farming community, and persuade them to adopt new innovative pertaining to
Karbom Riram, DAO, urged the extension functionaries to deliver their utmost efforts
to transform the agriculture scenario in West Siang district to shape a new dimension
through amalgamation of refined tools and techniques which could be imbibed through
ATMA. He suggested for coordinated efforts of BTT Chairmen and extension functionaries
in each and every blocks to effect such noticeable and desirable changes.
Jumdo Jini, ADO and nodal Officer ATMA, elaborated about the aims and objectives
of ATMA, its composition, origin, funding pattern and their specified tasks in hierarchal.
He had also discussed about the menace of bamboo flowering and subsequent rodent
outbreak. In order to counteract the rodent incidences Jini suggested several measures
both mechanical and chemical methods which could be employed in the hours of unprecedented
upsurge of rodent population to subdue the possible losses.
Dr. Kejom Padu, SVO, highlighted on scope, importance, and feasibility of farming
system under animal husbandry. He also pointed out many of the animal and poultry
related diseases and their prophylaxis and therapeutic measures to tackle the outbreak
of such diseases.
During the technical session Jarny Yomcha,ADO, briefed about scope and importance
of horticultural crops in the context of Arunachal Pradesh. During the process, he
also revealed that management of orchards and nursery could create a unique avenue
for employment generation.
Nitum Riba, ADO (Hq), briefed the extension functionaries on the various schemes
both centrally sponsored and State sponsored being operating at agriculture department.
Nyage Loya, ADO (Mkt), highlighted on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in rice crop.
Scores of pests and their damaging stages and infested signs were displayed through
power point presentation. Further, he stressed on proper identification and distinction
of pests and friendly insects to bring about suitable control measures and management
techniques. He also advocated for conservation of natural predators of insect pests
and rodents, which hunts the voracious pests of rice at different stages and thereby
reducing pests’ density and limiting the quantum of injurious impact on crops. DIPRO
Fish seeds distributed to progressive farmers
YINGKIONG, Jul 26: Department of Fisheries Upper Siang district distributed fish
seeds to progressive fish farmers of the district in a simple ceremony at Govt. fish
farm Yingkiong yesterday. Dr. Tallo Taggu, DVO & O. Tamuk, DAO, distributes fish
seeds to the beneficiaries on the occasion.
Dr Taggu, DVO appreciated the initiative taken by the Fisheries department and suggested
all beneficiaries to culture the fish in scientific manner to get higher benefit
DAO also called upon the beneficiaries to integrate the fish culture with agriculture,
horticulture & animal husbandry, which will increase their incomes through fish farming
and suggested all farmers to keep interaction with technical department for improvement
in traditional farming method.
The programme was also attended by Bading Teng, ZPM Yingkiong, who urged beneficiaries
to utilize all the benefit provided by Government sincerely for improvement of fish
farming in the district.
Earlier, Kenbom Chisi, DFDO, disclosed that all together 39 numbers of progressive
fish farmers have been selected in the district for “Free distribution” of fish seeds.
He also urged beneficiaries to culture the fish supplied in scientific manner and
to provide achievement/ feedback to the department.
He also added that altogether, about 80,000 fish seeds consisting of Indian major
carps and exotic carp were distributed to the progressive fish farmers of the district.
First ever Solung football tourney in Itanagar from Aug 1
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar (SFCCI) is organizing
the first ever Solung Running Football Trophy and the 2nd Tamulang Taloh Memorial
Volleyball tournament here in the next month. The football tournament will be held
at Dera Natung Govt. College playground from August 1 while the volleyball tournament
is scheduled to start on August 20 at Solung-Mopin ground here, informed games and
sports secretary of SFCCI Kadum Apang.
In total, 10 teams are participating in football tournament which have been divided
into two equal groups of five teams. Ngargo Yameng FC, Diilung Yameng FC, Siang FC,
Etor Yameng FC and Banggo United FC have been placed in group ‘A’ and Minam Yameng
FC, Golgi Bote FC, Delong Yameng FC, Dogin Yameng FC and Solung United FC in group
The final will be played on August 18 at 3.30 pm.
Participating teams of volleyball tournament are, Gangging, Moying, Dongin and President
–VI (Gr. ‘A’) and Diilung, Ngargo, Secy-VI and Menam Volleyball Club (Gr ‘B’).
Everyone should cooperate for construction of Trans AP highway
I sincerely recognize Chief Minister Nabam Tuki government’s effort for having successfully
seeing through the PR election and for the first time the Municipal election in Itanagar
and Pasighat and also his government's overall performance. However I need to point
out that the road communication system in the state in general and the Capital complex
in particular still awaits the proper and fool-proof attention of the concerned department.
The most important in this regard is the Trans Arunachal Highway for which the public
compensation of a large sum of Rs. 71 crores has already been disbursed to the affected
public along the proposed Khodaso-Dakte-Hoj road. This is a great thing for not only
the government but also for the public who have received the money. I appreciate
CM Tuki and all his officers for their dedicated and hard work to complete the survey
and delivering the compensation. It is a moment of rejoice for all of us.
Now as and when the work would begin which presumably will not be delayed, the full
cooperation from the public living along the proposed road will be expected. This
job is very important for the much needed development of the state, particularly
the area which the road will run through.
This demands the undisturbed atmosphere for the construction workers as well as for
the government and the common people of the state.
Therefore my sincere appeal to the members of the public in the concerned area, particularly
the road side inhabitants to render all possible help and cooperation to the construction
agency and help materialize this dream-project of the State as early as possible.
Toru, Papum Pare.
DNGC is dream destination for many Arunachalees
No wonder, its common problem of Dngc Itanagar's pertaining to admission of catchment
and non-catchment areas. Every year students from non-catchment areas are not given
chance to seek admission at Dngc College, which is indeed a grave concern for student
Firstly let me rebut my assertion fittingly. You people are already well aware of
fact that putting aside few districts the majority of district have acute problem
concerning the network, which avert student’s essential access to internet that is
need of hour in world of e-governance,e-banking, e-telecom etc.
Disturbances in supply of electricity are quite bad in comparison with state capital.
National newspapers do not reach in all the districts. Well crux of assertion is,
clearly no way any dist of AP could match the infrastructures and other facilities
which our capital provides. So, the indigenous student community of AP have right
to access these facilities.Or they should be forced to become 'frog in a well’.
The meeting held at dngc envisaging the problems of admission reflecting shortage
of teaching faculties and infrastructure to deal with excess number of students trying
to seek admission is bad but could be dealt.
Be optimistic about this problem. My notion may not be accepted by many, but
I reckon this problem have potential to create job opportunity (lecturer) and enhance
the infrastructural development of dngc to manifold. My suggestions for the contesting
General Secretaries and others to constrain the competent body to do away with these
problems to solve the ever rising matter of catchment and non-catchment areas.
Prudence lies in taking stand for the unfortunates, not sitting back and complaining.
Ex-DNGC Itanagar Student, Daporijo.
Some unanswered questions
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to know the status of projects
like RCC bridge and steel wire suspension bridge over Nari river from the A/E,PWD
Nari. The construction of RCC Bridge started about seven years back. After about
90% completion, the bridge collapsed. Till now it is lying abandoned. Regarding
the suspension bridge, its construction started about a year ago. After foundation
of six concrete posts was laid its work has halted. Now its two posts have already
fallen. Why has its work been abandoned and why hasn’t the reconstruction of RCC
Bridge started. I request the higher authorities to order immediate probe into the
matter to dig out the whole truth behind the wastage of public money, and also if
there is any use of substandard construction materials? If completed, the said bridge
would have connected Nari ADC headquarter to remote villages like telam, seren, deka,
koyu, mane, lipin etc. It may be a plan to hide the uncompleted NEC funded road started
about twenty years back.
Pay attention to Gohpur Tinali to Ganga Lake road
The APPWD is the oldest and parent Department of all Engineering Department in the
state and is known for quality of construction work such as road, bridge, building
etc. But this same Department is miserably failing to maintain the road from Gohpur
tinali to Ganga Lake. This road is life line of people living at Sangdupota, Jote,
Poma, Bath, Ganga Lake, Lor Putung, Zoo and its adjoining area. This road is not
only for inhabitant of these area but also important for local and foreign tourist
as well as. The VIPs who visit state capital usually visit Zoo, Ganga Lake, Poma,
WTP, etc and they have to use this stretch of road. The oxford university is yet
to prepare a word to describe the present condition of aforesaid road. Near Hotel
Bomdila there is big pond in the middle of road with water and big boulder. Similar
pond can be found after crossing zoo tinali. One Bailey bridge located in between
Gohpur-Zoo road is death trap. If someone is coming from Ganga lake side one can
easily notice the open jaw of the said bridge ready to eat the wheel of vehicles
which may result in the lost of precious life. However, such accident can be averted
if concern authority takes urgent step to maintain dying bridge & road before it
is too late.
Ganga Lake, Itanagar.
Tragedy, research and planning
Possibly India is a country where the planners wake up only after something serous
happens. For example, Govt begins to think seriously on disaster management only
after the Uttarakhand tragedy where thousands of people lost their lives. Had there
been any effective disaster warning system, evacuation plans, the massive loss of
precious life could have been averted in Uttarakhand. Now the Govt is putting its
head to avert any kind of man-made or natural disaster when we have already lost
human sources along with huge properties.
After Uttarakhand, it is Bihar midday meal tragedy which brazenly exposed the weak
policy of the planners and rulers at Centre and the states. The unfortunate part
of the system of governance is that it starts rigorous research along with blame
game to improve the system of midday meal only after we lost more than 20 children
When the Central Govt talks of collective responsibility and strengthening of mechanism
for proper implementation of Midday meal scheme, it is reported that nearly 10 lakhs
student in over 4, 600 schools in Bihar are deprived of midday meal for second consecutive
day because, the primary school teachers boycotting this duties. A total of 70,000
schools of Bihar were covered under the midday meal scheme benefiting 1.40 crore
children.The teachers say, the basic job of the teachers is to teach and not to supervise
cooking of meals. Interestingly, the Allahabad high court has questioned a government
order which took away the job of supervising midday meal preparation from non-government
organizations (NGOs) and handed it over to principals and teachers in Meerut district.
Duty and responsibility is a two side of same coin. When the midday meal is being
served in the school for school children, the teachers should take some responsibility
to see that their students are being taken care of properly.
One of the main purposes of serving Midday meal in school is to lure maximum number
of children and increase their enrollment in schools. Where the motto is man-making,
the situation should be tackled with kindness and love; the court order, or Govt
directive has little role to play in school.
Therefore, school management committee, teachers and Govt should come together to
serve midday meal to innocent children.