ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The 7 Warriors 9th Independence Running Trophy Football Tournament
organized by Gohpur Youth Club began at KV No 2 playground here today.
The opening match was played between Seven Brothers and Service XI in which the former
defeated the latter by 3-1 goal.
Akash Taw (23 min), Taksing John (30 min) and Sartam Raja (40 min) scored a goal
each for Seven Brothers. The consolation goal for Service XI was scored by Bulo Obin.
Councilors Taba Yal Nabam (Ward No. 5) and Biri Tugdo (Ward No-1) attended the opening
G Sector will paly against Bondhu XI in tomorrow’s first match while the second match
will be played between All Chimpu Rural Football Club and Talum Tok FC.
Unaccounted money seized at Longding
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Longding Police yesterday in a joint operation with Army Personnel
of 4th Rajput Rifles, Longding apprehended one Girwar Singh, 38 yrs old, employee
of Aggrawal cloth shop, Longding market and seized unaccounted money amounting to
Rs 25,72650/- without valid documents in a mobile check post in between Longsom and
Namding area. A case has been registered in Longding Police station and the person
is in custody of Longding police station along with the seized amount. This was informed
by Bomto Kamdak, Dy.sp (HQ) Longding
India Sub-Jr. Ranking Badminton Tournament
Laa Tukun-Yash Raikwar wins U-13 Boys Double title
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Laa Tukun pairing with Yash Raikwar of Madhya Pradesh won the Doubles
Under-13 Boys title at All India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2013 which
concluded at Durgapur, West Bengal today.
Tukun-Yash duo beat their opponent from Uttarakhand in straight sets 21-9, 21-16
to win his maiden gold medal.
Laa Yajum (U-15) and Lunku Sih (U-15) from Arunachal Pradesh made early exit from
their respective single and doubles events.
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Claiming that the heavy downpour on Friday night has damaged the
colony road, standing crops of WRC fields, agri/horti gardens, parked cars, RCC buildings,
and protection walls worth crores of rupees at Mudirijo, the Mudirijo Welfare Society
(MWS) has requested the state government to provide immediate relief to the flood
State government should come up with plans to avert these kinds of furies instead
of doing just paper works, it said.
32 tested Hepatitis B positive
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Altogether 495 people were tested for hepatitis-B in a day-long
free hepatitis-B screening camp conducted by Heema Multi Specialty Hospital here
in collaboration with Zydus Heptiza on the occasion of World Hepatitis day today.
A team of doctors led by medical superintendent Dr Kesang W Thongdok provided information
and conducted awareness programme regarding hepatitis viruses and the diseases caused
Out of the many patients screened, 32 were found to be Hepatitis B positive. The
blood of the Hepatitis B positive patients will be sent for HBV DNA Quantitative
analysis for further confirmation outside the state.
The HBV DNA Quantitative analysis which is quite costly will be done at a discount
price of nearly 70% less than the original cost, which is being arranged by Heema
Hospital along with Zydus Heptiza.
‘NHPC maintaining cordial relation with local’
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Reacting to a news report of the Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers
Association (PPUEA) denying assault of NHPC staff by its president and four others,
the NHPC authority today claimed that the assault incident did actually happen.
It further clarified that NHPC has no reason to tarnish the image of PPUEA and has
always tried its level best to maintain very cordial relation with local people/organizations
in the interest of the development of Arunachal and its people and the Nation as
Meanwhile, NHPC further clarified that “Litan Das, whom the members of the Association
had assaulted, is not an employee of NHPC (as appeared in the news papers), but
he is a contract helper engaged by NHPC through contractor M/s L. T. Enterprises,
Zero Point Tinali, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh”.
Matching infrastructure development in NE a must
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
inaugurated a seminar on ‘Issues in Sino-Indian Relations and Leadership Change in
China’ at Kolkata, West Bengal on July 27. The seminar was organized by the Kolkata
Chapter of Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a leading think tank of India.
Presiding over the seminar, the Governor emphasized on building matching infrastructure
in the North eastern states to balance what China has done in Tibet. He said strengthening
it is a must to ensure peace and cordial relationship.
Citing connectivity as one of the major problem in the strategically located North
east region, the Governor said other than Assam, only 66 km of railway line has been
built in the region since Independence. Poor connectivity and infrastructures have
posed serious problems in the developmental progress of Arunachal Pradesh, he added.
The Governor said that India has to look at China in a pragmatic manner because of
a wide gap in the capabilities of the two countries.
Highlighting at the positive note of the India-Sino relationship, the Governor said
despite the 1962 border conflict and both the countries being unable to resolve their
border dispute, not a single shot had been fired in anger by either side since 1967
which was a big achievement.
Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF delivered his talk on ‘India’s China
Policy’, while Dr. Manoj Joshi, Defence Analyst and Distinguished Fellow, ORF spoke
on ‘China-India Border Issues’. Professor Sobhanlal Dutta Gupta, Professor of Political
Science, Calcutta University delivered lecture on the topic ‘Leadership Change in
China and Its Implications’.
Earlier in his welcome address, Sunjoy Joshi, Director, ORF spoke in length on the
endeavour of the organization. Ashok Dhar, Distinguished Fellow, ORF also spoke on
the occasion. Eminent scholars, number of important dignitaries, ORF officials, and
members of media fraternity attended the seminar.
The outcome of the Seminar will be synthesized into a Policy Brief and circulated
widely among policy makers. PRO to Governor
NRHM nurses struggling hard to survive
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The contractual GNM and ANM nurses working under National Rural
Health Mission (NRHM) are struggling to make ends meet as they have not been paid
their salary since the month of April 2013. Most of these nurses are posted in rural
areas of state under difficult circumstances.
Despite submitting numerous memorandums and representation to minister, parliamentary
secretary and NRHM authorities regarding their pathetic condition, these nurses are
still yet to hear anything in this regard.
“To reach my posting place it takes one whole day. No one pays for my travelling
expense and adding to that I have a family to feed. Also everyone is aware about
escalation of prices of essential items. For the last four month we are struggling
hard to survive. If our salary is not released at the earliest, we may die of starvation.
Such is the situation now,” told a nurse working under NRHM. The NRHM nurses of state
be it GNM or ANM are extremely underpaid in compare to those working in other states.
The state government is not able to pay such meager amount of salary giving immense
trouble to the nurses.
According to the source this situation is developing due to the failure of state
government to pay the state matching share. Salaries of NRHM nurses are to be borne
by both central and state governments. However it is alleged that since 2007, state
govt has been erratic in paying their part of matching share. Whenever central fund
is received, salaries are being released. However off late central govt is cautious
to release fund. This is one of the reasons for the delay in releasing of salary.
It is surprising, how state government is failing to take care the need of small
number of NRHM employees.
The health department is facing acute shortage of manpower across the state. As
per the details there are about 419 health centre across the state and 233 existing
GNM nurses working in various government run health centre, while the actual requirement
is 1414 leading to the shortfall of 985. Similarly 419 ANMs are presently working
whereas the actual requirement is 896, a shortfall of 319. The situation of other
areas are as follow, Lab technician (existing-79, required-290, shortfall-211), Radiographer
(existing-28, required-76, shortfall-48), Pharmacist (existing-201, required-270,
shortfall-69), Health Assistant (existing-319, required-468, shortfall-149). Due
to the lack of manpower 236 health centres of state are non-functional.
As per the government of India notification vide no. DO.NO.10 (37)/2011-NRHM-l dated
21st December 2011 it is clearly stated that there should be creation of regular
post and regularization of contractual staff within 5 years. However majority of
NRHM nurses of state has not been regularized yet. Many of them are working as contractual
nurse for more than 6 years in various hospitals. Adding salt to the wound, now these
nurse are not being paid their hard earned salary on time. The contractual nurse
has requested state government to look into the matter seriously and to take necessary
action, so that they can discharge duty with full devotion. They have threatened
to go for democratic protest in the form of wearing black batches followed by mass
casual leave etc.
AKA’s self-defense training for women receives overwhelming response
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The ongoing free karate and self-defense classes for women being
conducted by Arunachal Karate Association (AKA) from July 20 in Itanagar and Naharlagun
are receiving an overwhelming response.
Women from all walks of life, including government employees, house wives, students
and children above 10 years are enthusiastically participating in the camps and getting
self-defense training from expert trainers in three different training centres, two
in Itanagar and another in Naharlagun.
Designed specially for women, the training is being attended regularly by more than
200 women in all the three training centres.
A mother, who is an employee of the Director of Health Services, said, “I came here
to drop my child at the training centre. But I’m very much impressed and motivated
by the training and I myself started learning.”
She encouraged others too to avail the golden opportunity of learning karate and
useful techniques of self-defense free of cost through this training.
“Wonderful, very useful…” another trainee, who has just learnt the punching and other
techniques to deal with attackers, said.
The main objective of conducting the training is to ward off trouble and stay fit
will prove immensely beneficial.
According to AKA, this training will prove immensely beneficial to the trainees in
view of the rising incidents of crime against the weaker section of the society in
“The tips and techniques being imparted to the trainee will definitely help them
ward off trouble and stay fit,” AKA President Sensei Likha Tara hoped.
In view of the overwhelming response and request from school going students, AKA
is planning to conduct similar training for next year (2014) during summer vacation
to facilitate them.
CM secretariat gets nearer to citizen
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: The citizen of state can now directly lodge their complaints and
grievances to the chief minister of state through chief minister’s grievances cell.
The website of Arunachal’s chief minister which was launched today at CM’s conference
hall here has a page dedicated especially for grievances and complaints. Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki launched the website in presence of chief secretary HK Paliwal, Secretary
Tourism Sonam Chombay, Secretary IT Gaken Ete, Commissioner to CM CB Kumar, Political
Secretary to CM Bamang Tago and OSD to CM Dr Hatobin Mai.
Website www.arunachalpradeshcm.in has all the information regarding various programmes
and policies being implemented by state government. It gives information about vision
and plan of the Chief Minister besides containing information about numerous other
activities being initiated by state government. However, the most innovative of all
is the facilities to submit public grievances online. Any person can email their
complaint to the web address- firstname.lastname@example.org and also fax it at the number-0360-2212439.
Poor people who are often denied chance to meet CM to air their grievance can now
hope to directly reach Chief Minister by logging into the website.
Speaking on the occasion CM Tuki stated that his government wants to know the real
problems and issues concerning every Arunachalee citizen and launching of CM’s website
is a step in this direction. He also added that now CM secretariat is open to view
by citizen and exudes hope that this will bring more transparency.
Commissioner to CM, CB Kumar informed that CM secretariat will work hard to ensure
that all the grievances lodged are addressed properly. However he cautioned that
only genuine complaint will be entertained.
Clinical research summit puts emphasis on regulation
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Inaugurating the two-day Clinical Research Summit at New Delhi
organized by the National Institute of Clinical Research (NICR) and Indira Gandhi
Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh with the theme “Pharmaceutical
Research and Development in India : Present Scenario and Future Scope”, the Judge
of the Supreme Court of India Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra stressed the need for proper
regulations for controlling clinical research and trials in the country viewing the
disastrous effects of such researches without appropriate legal controls.
She congratulated the National Institute of Clinical Research for taking lead in
this direction. Delegates from all the important medical colleges and hospitals are
participating in this important Summit.
Speaking as the Chief Guest Rajesh Tacho, Minister for Urban Development, Housing
and Fisheries, Arunachal Pradesh said that Indira Gandhi And Technological Sciences
University, Arunachal Pradesh will be developed optimally with the active cooperation
of the Central and the State Government.
Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary, Land Management and Urban Development, assured
of the latest infrastructure at Ziro besides cooperating for skill based courses.
Nido Pavitra, Parliamentary Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Food and Civil Supplies
discussed regarding the Supreme Court judgment for seeking suggestion from the State
governments for Clinical trials. He declared for the launching of hydro power engineering
courses in cooperation with NHPC LTD.
Director of All India Institute Sciences Dr.RC Deka who received the World Health
Initiative For Peace (WHIP) award, said that AIIMS will work enclose cooperation
with this university for developing oenological and clinical Research.
Chancellor of the University Dr. P.R Trivedi declared that an ultra modern hospital
with all facility including Cancer Research and Clinical Research will be established
at Ziro and other important district headquarters of Arunachal Pradesh.
The ambassadors of Bosnia and Herzagovina and Niger Dr. Sead Avdic and Ali Allissu
and the Vice Chancellar of Chattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University Prof.
VC Mal were also felicitated for their outstanding work.
Quoting the recent Supreme Court Judgments, the Director of the Indira Gandhi Technological
and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh, Arvind Kumar Das said that he
has seen through the recent newspaper reports that the clinical trials by foreign
pharmaceutical companies in India have slowed down due to new Government rules that
complicate testing for new drugs. The Government of India implemented rules recently
that impose a new approval process for trials and compensation packages for patients
who fall sick or die during testing.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has signed the laws
after it found in a probe last year that new drugs in some cases were being tested
on patients without informing them. The probe was ordered by the Supreme Court after
an NGO from Madhya Pradesh complained.
Earlier in 2012, a Parliamentary Committee claimed in a report that Central Drugs
Standard Control Organization, the regulatory body that oversees India's drug market,
approved the sale of several drugs that hadn't been tested on Indian patients, as
required by law, Arvind K. Das further added.
VYS organizes voluntary blood donation camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 28: Thirteen persons, including a girl student from Dera Natung Govt.
College, here have donated blood voluntarily in a blood donation program organized
by Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (VYS), Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar at RK Mission Hospital
Inaugurating the program, Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipality Higio Aruni highly
appreciated Yuva Shakti for arranging the program and the blood donors for donating
their best gift for the poor and needy patients. She personally met all the blood
Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (VYS) Chairman Ramesh JK narrated the story of how he became
inspired with voluntary blood donation to foster unity and brotherhood among people
of different communities.
VYS President Jyoti Panka briefed about simple procedures of blood donation, its
importance and cleared some myth associated with blood donation.
Hage Kobing from Ziro said that he took part in the blood donation camp to reciprocate
the gesture of VYS as he received blood for his relatives earlier in the hour of
need from the organization.
Bindung Dindo Nanya from Kurung Kumey informed that she too received blood free of
cost from VYS team for her own people which inspired her to join the organization.
Presently, she is an executive member of VYS.
Purnima Dangpong Rijiju, a teacher of Don Bosco School, Jullang, who led the students
of her school for today’s program, is also an executive member of VYS.
VK Arun Jyoti, Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society, Indo Global Social Services,
students of VKV School, Chimpu and Don Bosco School, Jullang along with their principal
and teaching staff participated in the camp.
Swami Prasant Maharaj of RK Mission Hospital was also present on the occasion,
4th MJM Independence Cup football tournament begins
United Sika Tode beat Regeneration 4-2 in opener
PASIGHAT, Jul 28: United Sika Tode (UST) beat Regeneration Team 4-2 in the inaugural
match in the 4th Matmur Jamoh Memorial Independence Cup Football Tournament at General
Ground here today.
The score at half time was 2-2 with scorers being Kaling Tasung of Regeneration and
Kalom Apang of UST.
The match was evenly poised in the half before UST added two more goals in the second
half to win the match (4-2).
Earlier, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association General Secretary Geshi Doke kicked
off the tournament in presence of Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong
Ering, Matmur Jamoh-II, Great-Great grand son of Matmur Jamoh, Chief Councilor Denong
Tamuk and huge gathering of football lovers and enthusiasts.
In his address, Doke stated that huge crowd turnout is testimony to the popularity
of the tournament and lauded the organizer for hosting the tournament successfully
for the fourth times. This tournament gives us an opportunity to pay our rich tribute
to great warrior Matmur Jamoh, who fought against the Britishers, he said and advised
the youths to maintain discipline and sportsman spirit throughout the tournament.
The tournament is being organized by East Siang District Football Association in
collaboration with Department of Sports and Youth Affairs to pay tribute to the gallant
warrior Matmur Jamoh.
In total, 32 teams from the district are participating in the tournament.
The final will be played on August 15. DIPRO
CHF celebrates freshers’ day
PASIGHAT, Jul 28: College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat celebrated
Freshers’ Day function to welcome newcomers with a theme - “Future belongs to those
who believe in the beats of their dreams” on July 27.
Participating in the celebration as chief guest, East Siang Superintendent of Police
Pushpendra Kumar expressed his happiness to observe the best infrastructure, ultra
modern laboratories, highly qualified faculty and most energetic students. He said
it is an appropriate time for newcomers to mingle with their seniors and make fun.
He promised to extend any kind of help if sought from the police administration.
Dr. A. K. Pandey, Dean, CHF, Pasighat told that the freshers may feel homely environment
at CHF campus as college management is dedicated to provide better education and
other essential amenities to them. Dr. Pandey desired to see the hoisted CHF flag
in every nook and corner of the country due to brilliant performance of students.
While welcoming the dignitaries and audience, Krishna S.Tomar, Student Welcome Officer
told the audience that the Fresher’s Day at CHF sees an amalgamation of students
from various walks of life, from various regions of the country with a common goal.
It’s a subtle effort to make their celebration big, nurture their dreams and deliver
words of wisdom. He appealed the young minds to do extra efforts in making CHF a
centre of excellence. Dr. Tomar urged the students not to indulge in any such activities
which will not contribute positively in their future. Dr. B.N. Hazarika and Dr.
S. D. Warade also spoke on the occasion and blessed the newcomers.
All fresher students participated in question round and cultural competition enthusiastically.
A cultural extravaganza was presented by newcomers. Kelmi Lingodoh, B.Sc. Forestry
First Year and Pekila Bhutia B.Sc. Hort. First Year were declared Mr Fresher and
Miss Fresher respectively for academic year 2013-14.
Besides the students, faculty members, staff and their families were present on
Modernity and wailing of Lamas of Itanagar Gompa
Debananda S Medak
Can anyone accept liquor and tobacco logically sharing spaces with holy place like
Gompa ? Despite the expected answer is no, the reality is rather ironical in our
state. His Holiness, the Buddhist monk Lobsang Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai
Lama says “Buddhism is a path of reason and logical inquiry”. Hence, to arrive at
a truth, it is provable; Gompa is a spiritual centre where both reason and logic
are practised with a strengthened and a powerful mind.
Today Lamas of Itanagar Gompa laments “nuisance created by the wrongdoers are louder
than our verse. Boys routinely gathering here are not good, if we inform the police
they may wind up and even their parents may hopping mad upon us. We have been hurt
and do not feel good in such circumstances. We use to inform the president of our
Gompa Management Committee. Police sometime chase the boys but within no time it
is made out as fruitless again. Largely, we regret for the tourists who come all
the way from different states to see our beautiful landscape, rich culture and religious
This is the unheard cry of the Lamas at Itanagar Gompa today. Once, for the state
capital, Gompa was a place of congregation; to delight one’s mind, evening walk and
the nearest tourist spot for the visitors. The so called simplicity and humbleness
of the tribal people residing in the capital city adds no grace towards beauty of
this magical Gompa. We have made it a safe zone for smoking, drinking and for the
Are we really becoming nearer to wild biped. Modernity situates us unable to fundamentally
differentiate holy place with a park, bar, club and pub. Punctilious Lamas are conditioned
to helplessness. People from different places visit Gompa to get blessing and calmness.
But on the contrary, they witness, smokes of incense and cigarette roll together
and hundreds of beer bottles drained in a minute. Visitors are also spectators of
thunderous bike stunt perform by youngsters that roar around the surrounding. Moreover,
couples’ stretching on the railing at the curbing Gompa road is becoming routine
The present day proviso of Gompa occupies no place in the discourse of intellectuals
and civil society members. How long the so called civil, elite and educated society
will pretend as if they know and see nothing at Gompa complex? Would we remain fame
with our ancestral majesty forever? The truth is, the attitude and behaviour of young
in each generation redefine a newer characteristic for a particular society.
Let us read the thoughts of Captain Sobhey and Rifleman Raju of Indian Army who visit
Gompa every evening all the way by walking.
In an interaction they reacted, “Our wish is to readily serve and save the country
from Kashmir to Arunachal. We believe in one God. So we visit sacred places like
Mandir, Majjid, Church and Gompa located in diverse places. But what inexpressible
here is that the visitors are intervened with nuisance. Local youth commits unwanted
acts like smoking and drinking liquor gathering in such a sacred place without any
sense of guilty. It is morally dangerous. We are really worried whose offspring are
they? There must be parents and teachers at home and school who can impart knowledge
that fits into their practical world. They are young, not pauper. The key is to
control and turn their live into resource for the nation”.
Gazing for a while at Gompa is pitiable. One can get our true distinctiveness there.
By birth children are not addicted, they learn from elders growing up gradually.
Therefore partial blaming only upon the youth will never be the solution. We need
a collective introspection. Let us understand the philosophy behind modernity rather
than not just possessing and establishing a material world. Or else, suffering and
bad names for the culture will be the consequence.
The urgency is to burden the responsibility and voluntarily address the concern by
which a legal guard from such wrongdoings can be ascertained for this sacred place.
Those who dirtied the surrounding of Gompa are our own, not visitors from outside.
Had there been any authoritarian rules, we could have intercepted the wrongdoer.
(The writer is a student of Mass Comm. RGU)
With due respect, we would like to inform the public that presently road condition
of Gandhi Bridge to Ramsing approach Road, which is the sole means of the communication
for the villagers and government officials/officers living and posted on the right
bank of Siang river is in dilapidated condition. Above that many people from left
bank of Siang are also using the said road as their main source of living. Also
the very approach road is lone life-line for supplying ration commodities and other
important items of villagers under Jengging circle and Tuting Sub-Division.
Further, the construction of V.K.V. at Ramsing Village is also going on in full swing,
for which transportation of construction materials and quarry etc. are totally dependent
on this approach road. Apart from that improvisation of the said road will ultimately
help in the on-going construction of Gandhi Bridge during the transportation of construction
materials and communication of the officials as well as workers, etc.
Hence, we would like to request state govt. to include the improvement of Ramsing
to Gandhi Bridge approach road in the A.O.P. 2013-14.
Aroty Apang, GPM, Ramsing, A Apang
Vice President, AUSDSU
This is clarification regarding the article published in Readers' Forum column of
your esteemed daily on 24/07/2013 by Shri Kompu Dolo, Nebia Taya and Chagam Dolo
under caption "RD Joint Director is illegally appointed".
We, being the President of two Rural Development department Employees Association
that is Arunachal Pradesh Block Development Officers' Welfare Association (APBDOWA)and
All Arunachal Pradesh Rural Development Department Employees' Association (AAPRDDEA)
jointly made an appeal to Arunachal Law Students' Union (ALSU)which is lone legal
base organization in the State to refrain from ongoing protest against appointment
of Joint Director (Agri & Allied) on deputation in RD Department and same was published
in the local newspaper on 21/07/2013 (Sunday). The matter is already in Hon,ble
Guwahati High Court Itanagar Bench . In democratic set up of society any individual
or organization has right to make an appeal to any agitating organization and it
should not hurt any individual or organization. Writers also termed the APBDOWA as
self style organization which carries no meaning as one of the writer Shri Nebia
Taya, BDO, Doimuhk CD Block had attended the general conference - cum- election of
APBDOWA at hotel Nemko, Naharlagun on 22/06/2013 last where present President of
Association was selected. Regarding statement that "cold war is going on in the RD
Directorate after appointment of Joint Director (Agri & Allied)", we would like to
state that is purely administrative work of Directorate in which our organization
has no jurisdiction to interfere with. Also pointing finger at fellow officer accusing
him to be corrupt is unfortunate.
Poor Road Condition at ESS-Sector & RWD Colony
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw proper attention
of concerned department regarding the problems faced by citizen of ESS-Sector & RWD
Colony Hill Top and DD Colony, Itanagar. ESS-Sector road is lifeline for ordinary
citizens, of above mentioned colonies. Many MLAs’ and Ministers including present
Urban Minister along with Health & Family Welfare & RWD minister also use the same
road for transportation. The said road is in worst’s condition since many years.
Neither MLAs, ministers, VIPs nor concerned department officials is taking any step
to maintain this road beyond the Director Higher Education Office. I would like to
appeal to the concerned department to properly maintain the said stretch of road.
Muik Maju, Itanagar
Create more drug inspector post
Through your esteemed daily I would like to lay down few lines. Presently, our state
has 18 districts, which are having ONLY SIX (6) Drug Inspectors’. It has been more
than a 10 long years has but not a single post for Drug Inspector has been recruited
by authority concerned.
In your daily, Directorate of Health Services had notified the BANNED DRUG’S which
is regulated by Drug Controller of our state through Drug Inspectors under section
26A of Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and the Rules 1945, which is highly appreciable
and commendable work done by them. But it is out most surprising that lots of substandard,
adulterated as well as spurious, even ‘BANNED ‘ drugs and medicines has being circulated
in our state which is not reported to the authority concerned. These drugs cause
immense health hazards to denizens of state as slow poison. Thus, for our vast geographical
area and scattered population we require of lots of dynamic as well as energetic
youths to regulate above said purposes. However, the students from our state those
who got selected in Joint Entrance Examination for Bachelor degree in Pharmacy courses
hope that one day she/he will serve as a Drug Inspector after completion of course.
But, it has become only a “DISTANT DREAM”, because most of them are unemployed or
has joined in some other unsuitable profession for sustaining her/his livelihood.
So, I would like to highly appeal on behalf of Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association
(A.R.P.A) to the concerned Health Minister, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Secretary
of Health, and Directorate of Health Services, to look into matter hearing the grievances
of aggrieved degree holder students (Bachelor of Pharmacy).
Arunachal Registered Pharmacist Association
Pollution and Indian economy
A World Bank study released recently revealed that the annual cost of environmental
degradation in India is about Rs 3.75 lakh crores, which is equivalent to 5.7 per
cent of country's GDP.
Outdoor air pollution in urban areas alone claims 1.09 lakh lives of adults and another
7,513 of children below 5 annually, says a new World Bank study. The annual cost
of environmental degradation in India is about Rs 3.75 lakh crores, which is equivalent
to 5.7% of country's GDP, it points out.
Commissioned by the Central government the study underlines the perils of unfettered
urban growth. Between them, outdoor and indoor air pollution accounts for 52 per
cent of the environmental cost borne by the country. This is followed by cropland
degradation (19%), water supply and sanitation (14%), pasture (11%) and forest degradation
This first ever national level economic assessment of environmental degradation in
India focuses on particle pollution (PM10) from burning of fossil fuels, which has
serious health consequences amounting to up to 3% of India's GDP along with losses
due to lack of access to clean water supply, sanitation and hygiene besides natural
resources depletion. The indoor air pollution is mainly due to burning of wood, mainly
in rural India.