ITANAGAR, July 5: The FC Doimukh defeated Mc Mohan FC by 4-0 in the 1st Takam Sharmila
Gora Memorial Football Tournament held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun today.
Nguri Alin (24th min), Nabam Lamin (25th min), Tame Dolu (56th min) and Tame Gungku
(61st min) were scorer for the FC Doimukh.
In the second match Bamang Taji FC defeated Tugung Neri SC by 5-0. BTFC took the
lead in 12th minute through Tage That, Hage Talo doubled the lead in 16th minute.
In the second half Roshan Ramching scored two goals in 41th and 47th minute and
final goal was scored by Rayu Dagiam to complete the score 5-0. By this win BTFC
enter semi final where they will face ITBP (KIMIN) on July 7.
Training prog under SJSRY
ITANAGAR, July 5: A sixty-hour skill training programme on “Beauty Culture & Hair
Dressing” under the Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojona (SJSRY) scheme started
at Sagalee on July 3. The programme is being organized by the District Urban Development
Agency (DUDA), Sagalee sub-division and inaugurated by Sagalee ADC Jalash Pertin
in presence of Topu Basar Ete, Chairman, M/s Gogrous Parlour cum Training Institute
(GPTI), Aalo. The GPTI Aalo is the Vocational Training Provider (VTP) for the said
In the inaugural speech ADC suggested the trainees to take full advantage of the
programme which will conclude on July 10.
Parl. Secretary visits DIC
PASIGHAT, July 5: The Parliament Secretary (Industries) Tatung Jamoh today inspected
the District Industry Center (DIC), Pasighat.
Later in an interactive cum consultative meeting with the officers and officials
to modernize industrial activities, the Parliament Secretary stressed on team-work
and appealed the officials to cooperate with him to run the department efficiently
and effectively. He advised all to be punctual, sincere, transparent and impressive
towards the common people who come to their offices for various purposes. “Our main
aim now should be to make our people prosperous through our various beneficial and
welfare schemes, projects and guidance”, stated Jamoh.
He directed the department to introduce biometric device in the office. DIPRO
A mass tree plantation held
PASIGHAT, July 5: As a part of Vanamohatshava celebration, a mass tree plantation
was held in the Mirku Secondary School complex today where officers, PRI members,
senior citizens, teachers, students took part.
DFO Tabang Jamoh while emphasizing the importance of plantation in saving the environment
from degradation, suggested that each child should plant a tree. He informed that
to create mass awareness, such plantation programs are being held in various educational
and religious institutions. He appealed all especially the PRI leaders to educate
the villagers about the importance of plantation in their respective areas and assured
to provide technical support with saplings.
DDSE T Talom said that Eco Clubs should encouraged in all the schools. And young
generation should shoulder the responsibility of maintaining the ecological balance
for their posterity. Planting of trees not only protect the atmosphere but also rejuvenate
the climate. He wanted the students to protect and nurture the plants and set example
Headmaster Tosing Tayeng hoped that the occasion will go a long way in imbibing a
sense of “Feel green and make green”. DIPRO
Social service conducted at CHC Parbuk
ROING, July 5: As part of the Anti-Malaria campaign a social service was conducted
in the premises of Community Health Centre at Parbuk this morning.
The social service was jointly organized by the Department of Health & Family Welfare
and the Lower Dibang Valley District Student Union and actively participated by the
teachers and students of Parbuk Secondary School, Bolik & Kangkong Middle Schools.
The saplings of forest trees were also planted in the vicinity of the CHC accompanied
by the forest staff as a part of Van Mahotsava.
It was informed that the people are facing difficulties due to shortage of doctors
and health staffs as the CHC is running without an allopathic doctor with one dental
surgeon and one homeopathic doctor only. The recently NHPC donated Ultrasound Machine
and the x-Ray machine of CHC is also lying unused due to shortage of doctors and
technicians, informed Dr D Wange, DMO Roing.
KVK conducts multi-disciplinary training prog
ITANAGAR, July 5: A team from KVK West Siang, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region,
Arunachal centre, Basar conducted a one-day multidisciplinary training programme
today at Pagi Village in West Siang which is about 8 Km from Basar town.
Inaugurating the programme A. Kirankumar Singh, in-charge Programme Coordinator,
KVK West Siang highlighted about the importance of adoption of new and improved technology
for sustainable higher production and productivity.
Rita Nongthombam SMS (Plant Breeding) explained the farmers how to conduct seed production,
how to use improved high yielding varieties to get higher yield and also described
the importance of protection of plant varieties and farmers’ right act (PPV and
A Kirankumar Singh also explained in detail about the SRI method of rice cultivation
through power point presentation and Prasanta Mahanta, Research Associate, NHM interacted
with the farmers regarding fish farming and importance of fish for generating higher
Traffic checking intensified
PASIGHAT, July 5: Intensifying the traffic checking in and around the township, EAC
Gobi Nyicyor along with CO, DTO, MVI and police personnel checked vehicles at various
locations and imposed fines to violators. Official sources informed, altogether 63
violators were fined and seized two bikes. The team realized a sum of rupees 23,800
from the offenders under MV Act. during the day. DIPRO
School inaugurated at Mengio
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Corpus Christi Catholic Mission School, Mengio was inaugurated
on July 3 last.
Addressing the inaugural session, Mengio ZPM Tarh Pasang, advised the school authority
not to discriminate on religion line while taking admission of students.
While saying that education is the backbone of society and nation, he hoped that
the school will bring in quality education in Mengio and Silsango circle.
The ZPM further assured to cooperate with the all round development of the school.
Many people from the area attended the inaugural function.
ACS takes up woes of Sissen villagers with Union Minister
ITANAGAR, July 5: Sissen village under Panging Assembly constituency in East Siang
district once again stole the limelight as a delegation of Arunachal Civil Society
headed by its chairman Patey Tayum submitted a memorandum to the visiting Union Minister
of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today and appealed him to give priority on
development of road connectivity and other infrastructure development activities
in the Sissen village and entire Nugo Banggo Area.
It is worth mentioning here that the Sissen villagers had boycotted the recently
held Assembly and Parliamentary elections in favour of their demands for road connectivity.
The ACS in its memorandum to the Union minister said that there is no road connectivity
to the village. The villagers are still living in a stone-age without infrastructure
like road connectivity and proper health and education facilities. In the name of
road connectivity, there is a hanging bridge over river Siang which serves as a
life-line of Sissen villagers.
“Though the State Govt has accorded priority to health and education sectors, health
facility is completely zero in the village”, the memorandum said adding the leaders
had only promised for all round development of the area and but the promises
do not see the light till date.
Rescued Slow Loris released in Pasighat RF
Pasighat, July 5: In a joint effort of Divisional Forest Office, Pasighat Forest
Division and local NGO ‘Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society
(DEWFEDS)’, a Slow Loris locally called 'Besung Raye' in Adi was released into Pasighat
Reserve Forest this evening in presence of NGO members, DFO Tabang Jamoh and RFO
Pasighat Range Osar Gao.
The primate was rescued by a member of DEWFEDS Rajiv Tayeng, while the primate was
rambling and walking around his home at PI Line area Pasighat last evening. On the
next day the forest official headed DFO territory Tabang Jamoh and Range Officer
Osar Gao and DEWFEDS team safely released the primate at Pasighat RF.
Meanwhile, DFO Jamoh has appreciated the effort of DEWFEDS for closely working with
the department to protect, preserve and conserve the forest and wildlife resources
in the region.
Range Officer Osar Gao informed that earlier also four Slow Loris were released.
Support for district councils
ITANAGAR, July 5: Coming to the support of creation of Mon and Patkai Autonomous
District Councils, the Wancho Students’ Union has expressed disappointment that Students’
Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) is protesting against its creation.
In a release, while advocating for the council said that it will not divide the state
but is road to development of the Eastern region.
Tirap, Changlang and Longding district cannot be compared with other districts as
the trio districts are still in the Dark Age. We need special attention from state
and central Govts it held.
DAB meeting held at DIET
PASIGHAT, July 5: District Advisory Board (DAB) meeting was held in the office chamber
of the Principal DIET on July 3 last to select candidates for DELED (Pre-Service
Teacher Education) admission for 2014-06.
The board selected 30 students from 349 applicants on merit basis. Principal O Tabin
officially informed that the highest percentage of the girls was 75.8 and cut-off
point was given 63.4% and for boys it was 71.0%-60%. The board members advised them
to be sincere in studies and Principal Tabin presented a report of APTAT examination
during the meeting.
Meritorious students felicitated
ITANAGAR, July 5: The Likha Welfare Society felicitated the meritorious students
of its clan.
Hormin Likha for cracking All India Medical Entrance Examination 2013-14, Likha Taka
and Likha Yama (10 CGPA in Class X Examination), Likha Harry, Yaaiam Likha, Likha
Jernia and Likha Rinia of Class XII and Likha Lej for Sports (Karate) were felicitated.
Chairman APPSC Ligu Tacho advised the students to work hard for successful life.
On the other hand, The Gangte Young Star Society for Educational Development felicitated
its topper Gangte Yanang for securing 10 CGPA in Class X.
‘Restore mobile towers’
ITANAGAR, July 5: A delegation of Himalayan Tribal Welfare Society (HTWS), a Lower
Subansiri based organization, has called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
Kiren Rijiju and sought his intervention for early erection of BSNL mobile tower
in Ziro-II area (Yachuli).
In its memorandum, the Society said that the people of this area have been deprived
of mobile network facility till date due to non-erection of mobile tower. Though
construction works for few numbers of BSNL towers started three year back, the erection
works (of towers) has not completed yet, the society said. It requested the Union
Minister to intervene for restoration of mobile tower at the earliest.
Dree celebrated with traditional fervor
ITANAGAR, July 5: Dree -- a major festival of the Apatani community was celebrated
with pomp and gaiety throughout Arunachal Pradesh today.
In Capital Complex, the Apatani community celebrated the Dree festival with traditional
fervor at Dree Ground, Papu Nallah.
Addressing the festive revellers at Dree ground here as chief guest, Home Minister
Tanga Byaling, while extending Dree greetings, said the Dree is a agricultural based
festival and the Apatani community is a pioneer in adopting rice-fish culture in
their agricultural field .
Lauding their pursuit of excellence in various spheres including academic excellence,
he urged this progressive tribe to continue to keep up the spirit for excellence
in days to come and to preserve their culture and tradition.
The minister also called upon the youth of the state to channelize their energy for
the betterment of their society. “We must shun violence and if there are grievances,
dialogue and peaceful ways of protests should be adopted.”
The guest of honour and Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture, Mutchu Mithi, while
lauding the Apatani community for preserving their unique identity, culture and tradition,
said that the contribution of the Apatanis in development of state in particular
and the nation in general is a matter of pride.
Chief Patron of the festival and Parliamentary Secretary Urban Development and Land
management, Techi Kaso also greeted the community on the occasion and expressed
hope that the progressive community will play a guiding role and inspire other communities
to emulate their achievements, particularly in areas of enterprise, academic excellence
and preservation of culture.
Earlier, Chief Advisor, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFCSAP), Taba Hare speaking on the occasion urged the Apatani community to continue
to preserve and promote their indigenous cultural heritage. Chairman of the Capital
Complex Dree Festival Celebration Committee 2014 (CCDFCC-2014) Millo Bida and General
Secretary Gyati Rana also spoke on the occasion.
Among others, Sahitya Akademi awardee and IFCSAP President Y D Thongchi, Arunachal
Vikas Parishad president P Potom and other guests also joined the celebrations.
The Dree Souvenir-2014 on the theme” Our Culture, Our Pride” was released by Byaling.
He also released the first local full length Animation Film (cassette) of the state
– “Tani versus Halyang Mikhii” produced by Michi Tamang. The guest of honour released
the Abotani & Buru Pacha Comic Book published by Popi Sarmin Society and Ronghe Ronghe
Audio CD produced by Dogin do Production. Release of Book “Ritual version of Apatani
Vol.111 compiled by Mihin Kaning and Yellow Page Capital Complex complied by T.N.
Gambo by chief patron. Also the online website of yellow page www.arunachalyellow
pages.in was launched on the festive occasion by the Chief Patron.
To mark the occasion, the Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF) felicitated meritorious
students of the community under the ACGF Academic Excellence Award 2014 . The Achievers
felicitated on the occasion were Tasso Rohnaya, who scored 10 CGPA with perfect A1
from VKV School, Police Colony, Itanagar in her Class X board exams, Hage Dinsung,
who scored 96.4% from Assam Valley School,Tezpur, in Class XII (Arts), Kuru Tayung
, 94% from RKM Narottamnagar in Class XII(Science), Turu Chobin, 90.6% in Class
XII (Commerce) and APJEE(Diploma) 2014 state topper Hage Takke was also felicitated.
A Blood donation Camp was also organized on the occasion by Vivekananda Yuva Shakti
with support of CCDFCC-2014 and APSACS.
Rendition of Dree Anthem, Daminda dance, group dances by Itanagar Meder Nello, Naharlagun
Meder Nello, Banderdewa Meder Nello, Niti Vihar Kids Group and Anne Party, Pree
dance traditional games and sports competitions, prize distribution, food and exhibition
stalls were the other highlights of the daylong celebrations.
ROING: Dree was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety at Multipurpose Cultural
Centre at Roing today.
Attending the festival as chief guest Parliamentary Secretary for WRD Gum Tayeng
extended Dree Festival greetings to the Apatani community. She lauded the way the
Apatani’s have kept their culture intact and maintained it despite living far way
from their native place. She also says that it is the beauty of our state with numerous
tribes celebrating their indigenous festivals in different ways showcasing their
age old cultures and traditions.
Roing Block Anchal Chairperson Raja Linggi in his speech said “we have a lesson to
learn from the Apatani community in the way they have successfully preserved their
culture and tradition. The tribe is successfully maintaining the traditions inherited
from their ancestors. The identification of the Ziro Valley as a World Heritage Site,
which is second of its kind in the world itself shows how well the tribe has maintained
their culture and traditions.” He expressed hope that the Ziro Valley will be declared
as World Heritage Site soon which is also a matter of pride for people of the entire
Tage Tado, Chairman, Dree Festival Celebration Committee, Roing highlighted the
Dree Mythology and informed that in modern days, Dree is celebrated to preserve,
protect and promote culture and tradition. Games & Sports and food festivals have
become a part of the modern Dree celebration.
Later, Tayeng gave away the prizes to the winners of various games and sports events
held during the Dree festival celebration. Meritorious Apatani students of the district
were also felicitated by the Dree Festival Celebration Committee on the occasion.
Other attractions of the festivals were Apatani, Idu and Adi dance.
Among others W Tikhak, ADC, Chiliko Meto, Ex-ZPC, HoDs and PRI Leaders attended the
Daminda reverberates across Ziro valley as the Apatani celebrate Dree
ZIRO: The melodious Daminda reverberated across beautiful Ziro valley as the Apatanis
celebrate Dree today. Thousands of people, including tourists from abroad assembled
at Ziro Dree ground, attired in traditional dresses to witness the festivities as
the priests performed the rituals for good harvest.
Parliamentary Secretary Home Likha Saaya who was the chief guest at the function,
emphasised on the importance of harmonious relation of all the tribes of the state.
Local MLA Tage Taki, who is also the chairperson of the Festival committee in his
address, said that Apatanis have always lived amidst nature and spoke on the need
of conservation of nature.
Highlights of 47th Dree organised by the Central Dree Festival Committee was sport,
traditional and modern dances.
On Sunday evening, famed singer Lou Majou as well as various artistes from all over
the state will perform.
BSNL committed to provide better service, GM tells EKSWCO
ITANAGAR, July 5: Irked with poor service, erratic network and absentee of BSNL
staffs at Seppa in particular and East Kameng district as whole, East Kameng Social
Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) today called on General Manager BSNL Itanagar
G. Nagaswara Rao to discuss various issues relating to the BSNL service. EKSWCO
team was headed by its Chairman Dr. Tachi Taku. The team members include Takar Tachang(GS),
Pai Dawe (AGS) and social activist Payi Gyadi.
The high level meeting between members of EKSWCO and telecom giant was felicitated
by the efforts of Chief General Manager of NE-I, Shillong circle DP Singh, Chief
General Manager BSNL NE-II Dimapur circle B.C Nagaraju and Superintendent Engineer
BSNL Shillong Mara Kocho considering the long pending demands of the people.
Highlighting the various issues related to poor connectivity and erratic networks
congestion in the district, Dr Taku appealed to the BSNL authority to improve its
service immediately within time frame so that people of the district could enjoy
better mobile phone service at par with other districts. Taku also briefed the hardship
faced by the people specially students community of the district in terms of information
and communication. EKSWCO chairman also pointed out about problems of non-availability
of the BSNL staffs at district headquarter, which according to them is a major factor
of people getting agitated with BSNL.
The district parental organization demanded better mobile service, internet service,
media upgradation, posting of officers, improvement of based transmission stations
such at Bana, Bameng and Lumdung, commissioning of mobile tower at Domdila Tajo and
WLL service at Seppa. Responding to the representation GM Itanagar G. Nagaswara Rao
said that BSNL is committed to provide better service in the district and the state
as whole. GM informed the EKSWCO members that soon after the installation of micro-wave
at Seppa for which BSNL is planning to do; the poor network and internet facility
problem will be solved. Rao however expressed displeasure over alleged unwelcoming
attitude of people towards BSNL staffs. He said such trend should be discouraged
and condemned with strongest terms. He also sought cooperation from EKSWCO members
to improve the service, in which the organization has assured to give full support.
The BSNL authority also raised issue of power crisis, saying that unless the BTSs
get adequate power supply, the mobile service cannot be improved so easily.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju personally wrote letter to
the BSNL Chairman cum Managing Director A.N Rai on July 02 last seeking basic telecom
services, GSM mobile service and internet service at district headquarters like Seppa,
Anini, Koloriang and Hawai. The BSNL managing Director later gave assurance to Rijiju
that uncovered villages of the districts in Arunachal Pradesh would be covered by
Behali tense after 3 injured in attack
ITANAGAR, July 5: Three persons were allegedly shot at by miscreants around 4 am
at Naharjan near Behali under Sonitpur district in Assam. Though it is not clear
who were the attackers, some people from other side of the boundary were pointing
finger towards Arunachal.
When contacted, Sonitpur SP informed this daily over telephone that victims’ relatives
were alleging involvement of miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh, however, she added,
facts are yet to be verified and investigation is on to ascertain the truth.
The SP further informed that injured persons were immediately shifted to Guwahati
and their condition is stated to be critical.
Disclosing that some organizations are holding discussion over the incident, the
SP expressed apprehension that they may create law and order problem. The SP also
suggested the people of Arunachal to avoid travelling along NH-52 till the tension
recede. Various Arunachal registered vehicles that were stranded were later escorted
safely, the SP added.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arunachal Arvind Deep informed that
the incident is yet to be unearthed. Speaking to the mediapersons, he said, “We are
closely in touch with Assam counterparts and are co-operating with them. We are very
concerned about the incident but this should not be linked with the land disputes
or boundary issues.”
Some miscreants are apparently involved in the incident and they are yet to be identified;
he said adding, “however, we cannot precisely say or blame whether they were from
Arunachal or Assam.”
While stating that all out efforts are being done to identify the culprits, IGP reiterated
that the incident should not be linked with land disputes or boundary issues. “Some
miscreants have done it whatever the motive might be.” he added.
He further appealed the media to act tactfully and not to give out any news report
without verifying the facts.
BJP will see to it that Central funds not misused: Rijiju
Itanagar, July 5: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said funds meant for Central
projects would be under BJP's scanner to ensure judicious utilisation in Arunachal
"To play a crucial role in governance, the BJP will be more vigilant to ensure that
funds allocated from Centre are not misused," the Union Minister of State for Home
told reporters here.
Alleging that BADP (Border Area Development Programme) and other road projects were
not implemented in the state as per the prescribed guidelines by the state government,
Rijiju said the party legislators would henceforth keep track of all such projects
for effective implementation.
Ridiculing the state government's claim of having a sound financial position, the
Minister pointed out that revenue leakage has been reported based on ground realities.
"There might be not a crisis in the financial health, but it is not in a comfortable
position. We need a prudent fiscal policy," he said, adding that the state's financial
status would be brought back to normalcy with Centre's attention.
Claiming that the law and order situation in the state was far from the desired level,
Rijiju pointed out that discontentment among the people was increasing and the state
had turned into a land of unions and associations.
"This is because of the management and the way to run the state. I don't blame them
because they have their democratic right, but this trend is not a positive sign for
the state's development," he said, adding that during 80s the state never witnessed
such a culture which had arise of late due to the failure of the government.
While the government has been talking of people-friendly governance, every section
of the society must be in a comfortable stage, he said, exuding hope that the government
would find a solution to manage the unwanted situation. "I will always perform my
dual role as a Minister as well as an MP. I can work together, if the state government
will perform as per the prescribed norms. Our Prime Minister has extended all helps
to the people of Arunachal Pradesh," he said.
The Union Minister said he would visit the state next August to give push for a holistic
development agenda and gear up the developmental activities.
"We need to have national standards policies in Arunachal Pradesh. The proposal of
the Centre to set-up a Guerrilla jungle warfare institute in the state is a good
initiative," he added.
To a query regarding illegal migrants in neighbouring Assam which was a pre-poll
strategy of the BJP, Rijiju, while declining to comment, said the matter was strategically
important and was under active consideration of the Centre.
"We are making a strategy to give more focus on holistic approach to keep a dialogue
with the underground groups (UGs), he said in reply to another question.
"Personally I don't support mega projects. It must be sustainable and beneficial
to the indigenous people of the state," he said in response to people's opposition
to mega dams in the state.
Rijiju, earlier on the day, chaired a party meeting and held discussions with various
NGOs, institutions and civil society members from across the state on various developmental
AITF delegation calls on Union minister, draws Centre’s attention on important issues
ITANAGAR, July 5: A thirteen-member delegation of Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum
(AITF) led by its Chairman Bengia Tolum has called on the Union Minister of State
for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here today and apprised him of various important issues
related to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
While pointing out the issue of Naga People’s Front (NPF)’s ‘political expansionist
policy with Greater Nagalim propaganda’ in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the AITF,
the confederation of all apex community based organizations of the state, appealed
Rijiju to take up this NPF issue with concern union ministries for appropriate action.
The Forum also informed that it had already submitted memorandum to President of
India, Chief Election Commission of India and PMO and MHA on April 4, 2014 on NPF
AITF also apprised the MoS for Home on the Assam- Arunachal inter-state boundary
issue with special reference to three member local boundary commission constituted
by the Supreme Court of India and appealed him to take steps for early amicable solution
to boundary issue.
Other important points which have been pointed out by the AITF included permanent
solution of Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, issue of Permanent Resident Certificates
(PRC) to non-APST in Arunachal, Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh and stapled
visa issue, safety and security of the North East people specially Arunachalees in
Delhi and other Indian cities. Apart from these, the AITF also apprised him of recruitment
and reservation policy for Arunachalees tribal in all Power related PSUs, specially
the NEEPCO and NHPC in state.
It also informed him that many Arunachalee tribal employees of the NEEPCO are being
harassed, victimised and discriminated by NEEPCO management which must be stopped
immediately. The AITF also demanded that the NEEPCO & NHPC should establish their
staff recruitment centres in Itanagar against all their projects within Arunachal
Pradesh so that Arunachal local tribal can avail the opportunity of employment, according
to AITF release.
DUDA lacks resources to increase manpower
ROING, July 5: With increase in solid wastes in Roing town due to the growing population,
the District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) is under pressure to clean the litters
regularly amid serious manpower shortages and resources.
According to the department officials, DUDA has only three labourers and one truck
that do all the cleaning work in whole of town. "The cleaning work is done twice
a day, yet this isn't enough to clean all the dirt of the day," says Riya Powak,
Deputy Director, DUDA, Roing.
"We are short of labours or we could have increased the frequency of cleaning."
He informs that the agency lacks resources to employ more numbers of labourers. "This
in turn affects our efficiency in providing services to the public," says Riya.
Adding to the problem is the stray animals roaming the streets that feed on these
wastes and litters it all over. "We can't enforce people to comply with law," says
Riya. "What we need is administrative support to control the menace of stray animals."
The market area in Roing is all filled with dirt and filth giving the general appearance
of the town unpleasant and unwelcoming. Dr Manaya Mena, who works with a local women's
NGO says that unpleasant look of the town has negative effect on growth of a town.
"A clean and pleasant looking town will add to personal and community values improving
the reputation of the town. This will help attract investments and create pride for
our town and sense of attachment to it," says Mena.
With so much of expectations, DUDA authorities proposes solution in community participation.
"We expect local NGOs and community based organizations to come forward; to instill
sense of ownership and responsibility on the citizens for their town," says Tao Tadap,
Urban Project Officer (UPO), DUDA.
He says that atleast CBOs from local tribal community can take the lead to show people
through a mass social service for people to follow similar footsteps in cleaning
For regular cleaning up of town on sector wise, Tao proposes that a colony wise committee
can be formed and funds generated locally to meet the expenses. He also proposes
that local bodies like Roing Anchal Samity and Roing bazaar committee could also
contribute for funds to meet manpower requirement in the department.
Despite severe constraints, the authority says it is going on with its regular cleaning
up activities. "We always look towards the government for providing the needed manpower
and resources," adds Riya.
Countless problems plaguing Linka villagers, Govt silent
RUKSIN, July 5: Though the government has poured in huge amount in the name of agriculture
and rural development in East Siang district, the people of Linka village along Assam-Arunachal
boundary here are surviving with countless problems. Alleged step-motherly attitude
of the successive state governments has made the life of villagers miserable.
Talking to this correspondent, leading citizens of the village have informed that
they were suffering a lot due to lack of rural road connectivity and safe drinking
water supply in the village. About 35 families of the village depend upon a small
waterfall aside the village to fetch their drinking water.
According to the villagers, the local MLA, MP and other leaders elected from this
area are showing utter negligence towards development of the village. No remarkable
development has been achieved during the last one and half decade.
Pointing out the major problems faced by the villagers, Linka village secretary Sakge
Gadi said that basic need such as safe drinking water and telecommunication are still
eluding the village, while the residents are crying for development of rural road
connectivity. Besides it, flood and erosion posed by Sille river flowing down aside
the village is unabatedly eroding fertile cropland for the years, but the authority
concerned, even after repeated appeals has not taken any anti-erosion measure.
The rural farmers of the village are allegedly not backed by district agriculture
department. They have neither received a single agriculture assets nor machinery
under agriculture schemes in subsidized rate. Due to lack of technical feed back,
the farmers are still adopting old traditional methods of wet cultivation (Pani kheti)
and other farming.
“We are not aware of the latest agriculture schemes nor introduced with any agriculture
field officers. Being ignorant, we are still adopting the traditional methods of
agriculture to sustain our livelihood”, rued Tayi Potom, a progressive farmer of
Located at 5 km from Ruksin town, Linka village is one of the old villages in Pasighat
West area. Settled on a hilly terrain on the right bank of Sille river flowing down
from Ledum hillside, the villagers have been surviving with agriculture and allied
activities. But, herd of wild elephants usually move in the area damage their crops,
incurring loss every year. The wild pachyderms come out from nearby Poba Reserve
Forest feed on their crops; damage field huts and create havoc in human habitations.
Expressing string concern over frequent jumbo havoc in the area, Linka Head Gaon
Burah Taje Tapak alleged that the authority does not pay proper compensation against
the loss of property and crop damage.
According to him, the forest depart is well aware of the serious problem but maintaining
a mum over the issue, which is causing a great deal of dissatisfaction among the
“Our anger stems on the fact that the forest officials never tries to regulate elephant
movement in the area. Frequent elephant havoc and large scale crop damage every year
led us to cross the limit of toleration. Now we are requesting the authority either
to control movement of the wild elephants or permit us to kill them in order to save
our lives and properties”, said a visibly irritated Head Gaon burah.