2011

June -  12

News Highlights

Tree plantation to mark NCP foundation day

ITANAGAR, Jan 11: The Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with the forest department organized a tree plantation in the vicinity of various Govt offices in Doimukh to mark the 13th foundation day of the party on June 10.

Large number of party leaders and general public including NCP state president Ngurang Pinch, vice president Tada Tana  and general secretary Taba Tara and  NYC state vice president Taba Tagam and general secretary S Maga  Tal took part in the tree plantation programme.

 

Solung

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Central Solung Festival Committee (CSFC) Pasighat, in its general body meeting yesterday, unanimously selected Er. One Jamoh as president and Obijon Rukbo as general secretary of CSFC- 2011.

 

BKM schools shine

ITANAGAR, June 11: The three schools run by Boum Kakir Mission have achieved cent per cent success in the class X CBSE examinations -2011.

All the 38 students of Midpu BKM school, 29 students of Boleng BKM school and 41 students of Sagalee DPM school who appeared the CBSE examinations came out successfully.

The management of the Boum Kakir Mission appreciated teachers and staff of the schools for outstanding performance of the students. The management also congratulated all the successful students and extended sincere thanks to chairmen of school management committees of all the three institutions.  

 

Committee appeals

ITANAGAR, June 11: Village Development Committee of Niomi Bango has  said that Niomi health sub-centre, teachers’ quarter of Govt Middle school at Niomi and construction of hanging bridge at Pale in Kurung Kumey district were not done as per laid down norms and guidelines. It appealed to higher authorities of respective department to release payment for works only after  spot verification.

 

NSU comes out in support of bandh

ITANAGAR:  Nocte Students’ Union  (NSU)  has come out in support of All Tirap District Students’ Union which has called for Tirap Bandh on June’22 and 23. The NSU stated that it is quite reasonable for ATSU to take such an appreciable step as the state and district administration continue to neglect the district.  

Coming out strongly against the absentee officers,  NSU said officers remain out of station for whole year on pretext of being disturbed area but ironically these HoD’s don’t want to be transferred? It is quite evident that fund sanctioned for developmental activities are used but in a illegitimate way, the Union said.

Calling for support from all sections of society, NSU further added that bandh is to highlight the miseries of the people. The Union added that Hukanjuri to Joypur road and roads adjoining Tirap and Assam remains neglected and called on the Assam, Arunachal Govt. and AAPSU to look into the matter at the earliest.

 

Demand for re-advertisement of  post

ITANAGAR: Forestry Students’ Association of Arunachal (FSAA) demanded the authorities concerned for  readvertisement of the Forester’s posts in Forest Department.

FSAA in a release said that  an advertisement for appointment to the post of Forester was given in 2008 by Banderdewa Forest Division under Chief Conservator of Forest and subsequently written examination was conducted for the post. However, no recruitment could be done as the candidates did not qualify for the post.

It has been almost three years since the advertisement was published, the association said  while expressing  its dismay and confusion over delay in readvertising the vacant post.

 

Arunachal at National Chess C’ship

ITANAGAR: A 10 member team from Arunachal Pradesh will participate in the 49th National ‘B’ Chess Championship to be held at Aurangabad, Maharashtra from Jun 15 to 26, according to All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association.

The team comprising Dr. R Ronya, Tamchi Kach, Hage Lassa (Nado), Raluk Dui, Ghaper Dupit, Nabum Chada, Bharat Lingi is being led by Yibi Doke and BP Lahon as Manager and Coach.

 

Awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: All Mengio Students’ Union (AMSU) is organizing an awareness camp on animals at Sakiang general ground on June 27.

The camp mainly aims at creating awareness among villagers about various diseases in livestock, particularly foot and mouth (FMD) disease in mithun, and their preventive measures.

District Veterinary officers and veterinary experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nirjuli, Sagalee and Balijan are being invited to the awareness campaign as resource persons.

ZPM Nabam Bate and social worker Gollo Yate will also attend the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.

 

Pay Toilet

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: In an effort to maintain health and hygiene as well as to provide basic amenities to commuters and tourists, a pay toilet and a bathroom for both men and women were made available near Subansiri Stadium at Meat Market, Hapoli. This was informed by Ziro Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a release today.

News Impact

Mra, Tine and Anshu deserves more

Dear editor,

Govt assure incentives for sportsperson and gave a rousing reception to Tine & Anshu. Mr Mra,Tine & Anshu should be given the rank of DSP in APP. Mary Kom,Great Khali etc are given the rank of DSP in their respective states, Mr Dingkho Singh is given the rank of Captain. Kapil Dev & Sachin Tendulkar are ambassador's of Territorial army & Indian Air force as Lt. colonel & Squadron leader respectively. Nothing more nothing less than a rank of DSP in the APP for the three Everester's of Arunachal Pradesh. Let the three be the ambassador's of our state Police. Assurances & incentives from the Govt is not enough.  

Yours,

Dr Samson Borang

(on e-mail)

 

 

Don’t hide posts, give it to APPSC

Dear Editor,

I would like to appeal from deepest core of my heart to the people's first govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Civil society, students organization and conscious citizens of this land of Khushi-Murjhi to at least raise a voice against various departments who does not recommend vacant post (Grade A and Grade B) to  State Public Service Commission for fair and unbiased selection of candidate. There are instance where Grade A and B officers post are being illegally appointed by various department by the means of '' walk- in- interview'' or  ''contractual appointment system''. Thus, no candidate have faith, except those who belongs to elites groups in the deptt. concerned for the fair recruitment of the officer level post. Thousands of aspiring candidate have some faith left on the lone State Public Service Commission  for free and fair selection of candidate. Therefore, seeing the less nos. of post being advertised recently by APPSC  throws a light on the intention of the various deptt. who despite post being lying vacant choose not give the APPSC. So that, the post can be appointed illegally to the kith's and kin’s of the elite society.

Therefore, I on the behalf of thousands of aspiring candidate would like to appeal govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin to please ensure that every deptt must recommend the vacant post to APPSC for selection of right and suitable candidate who could help in shaping our state's future. And special appeal to civil society and students union to help in ensuring the post to be recommend in this APPSC examination by putting pressure to the concerned dept,  who are adamant not give the post to APPSC.

Yours,

Aspiring Candidate

(on email)

 

 

Send Baba Ramdev to London Olympics

Dear Editor,

India is sure to get a gold medal at coming London Olympics if we send Baba Ramdev to participate in long jump. He must have covered about 8 feet while jumping down from dais in Ram Leela ground Delhi. This in spite the fact that he has been fasting for the last two days. Oh ! what a jump. Long live Yoga Guru.

Yours,

Johny

Naharlagun,  (on email)

 

 

No such post

Dear Editor,

This is in response to a mail published in Readers Forum on 9th June. I on behalf of Department of IT and E-Governance would like to inform you that there is no post of computer-cum-operator in the department. The post which was advertised was of LDC-Cum-Computer Operator.

As such I would request the candidate not to publish any such baseless information.

Yours,

Siko Gyamar

 

 

A lesson to be learnt from others

Dear Editor,

While going through the news, published on 7th June, 'Promoters disappointed with tourism infrastructure' I felt that it was really an eye opener for the Tourism department.  As rightly indicated by the team of Kolkota based Tourism promoters, the basic problem of tourism sector needs to be modified. I too believe that the main problem lies in the infrastructure where most of the accommodation facilities does not provide or meet the basic standard and most of accommodation facilities are being controlled by Government bodies whereas involvement of local entrepreneurs are required to build tourist lodges, home stay accommodation without damaging the nature and local environment.

Our state is naturally a gifted state with vast accumulation of flora and fauna, beautiful mountains and rivers, different types of culture and beautiful places having archeological significance. To sum up our state's potential to become tourism land cannot be defined until one visit and explores it fully. Such is the vastness of the beauty of our state that one has to come again and again to give the final verdict 'how beautiful is our state 'Arunachal Pradesh'.

Our govt. must know that with the natural potential alone we cannot dream of becoming a perfect tourism state. Govt must need to learn some lesson from the other tourism state in northeast  like Meghalaya and Sikkim .

Shillong is not just called the 'Scotland of East' because of its natural potentiality but because of its people's and governments efforts to preserve and maintain the natural beauty. In Shillong almost all the tourist sites are owned and maintained by the local entrepreneurs.

Hope our government and the tourism department will learn from the drawbacks submitted in the reports by the Kolkata based tourism promoters and rectify it soon to make  ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ a true paradise for visitors.

Yours,

Gomi Maro

Itanagar, (on email)

 

 

 

 

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Arunachal fish farmer earns national recognition

ITANAGAR, June 11:  Nokkai Wangjen, a Wancho fish farmer from Dasathong village of Kanubari area of Tirap has been awarded with progressive fish farmer award by Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), ICAR, Bhimtal on 6th June.

The award was presented to Wangjen in a grand function organised at DCFR, Bhimtal by Union Minister of State for Agri & Food Processing Industry Harish Rawat. The Union Minister praised the activities of Wangjen and requested him to keep the work in future also.

Promoted by Dept. of Fisheries, and trained by KVK, Tirap & DCFR, Bhimtal Nokkai started scientific fish farming from 2008. Along with the Indian Major Carps he also started culture of Mahseers. His success is inspiring many youth of Kanubari area of Tirap district to come out and adopt scientific fish farming for self employment.

 

Gaon Burahs are village legal authority: Justice Meruno

ZIRO, June 11: Gaon Burahs are the village legal authority and the Gaon Burah Institution is the lowest court of the Indian legal system, said Justice K Meruno of Gauhati High Court (Itanagar permanent Bench) today. He said this while inaugurating the five days Legal Awareness workshop with special focus on customary law for the Gaon Burahs of Yachuli, Yazali and Pistana Circles  of Lower Subansiri District at Yachuli.

The workshop is being organized by District Legal Services authority in association with Guwahati High Court.

Meruno said the knowledge of law particularly the local customary law is very important for  gaon gurahs to ensure speedy and fair dispensation of cases at the village level which in turn will strengthen the Judiciary in the country. He called upon the trainees to feel free to interact with  the resource persons  and gain as much knowledge as possible from the training.

Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture) Likha Saaya advised the GBs to take full advantage of the training.  The MLA said that the GBs should be very impartial and non-political while dispensing  their duties as village legal authority. Expressing happiness over huge turn up of GBs for the programme, he hoped that as a  village headman and legal authority, they will  ensure peace and development in the area.

Recalling the grand success of legal awareness function of April nine last at Ziro where late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court Justice  Madan B. Lokur, also attended, Lower Subansiri DC and Chairperson District Legal Service Authority, Nila Mohanan said that the function has inspired the district legal Service Authority to conduct  similar function at Yachuli to reach the legal services to the door steps of the villagers. The DC further said the GB institution is the foundation stone of the Indian Legal system as well as the administrative system. The GBs with multifarious roles as legal and executive authority at villages need to be very impartial, knowledgeable and experienced person, and their training on customary law is very important.

Informing that very appropriate persons have been roped in as resource persons for the programme she advised the GBs to be very patient and learn the law which will be very helpful to them while settling cases at their respective villages.

District and Sessions Judge, Yupia,  Nani Grayu, while participating in an interactive session said “there is so many customary laws and every tribe and community has customary law of their own, but the  best  and most common of  these are  encouraged  and permitted by the courts.”

Lower Subansiri  SP P. Kumar, responding to a query from a GB, regarding non-recognition of GBs as responsible persons by some police personnel, informed that instructions have been issued to all the ranks of the police dept. of the district to cooperate with the GBs  and assured of good behavior by the policeman in future.

The GBs and villagers should not be apprehensive of the policemen when they visit any village. They are meant to safeguard the society by apprehending the criminals and not to harass genuine persons. They should not be apprehensive of presence of Policemen rather the Police and GBs should work together  as team and help each other for the betterment of the society, the SP exhorted.

The function was also addressed by Yachuli ADC, Yuwa Topu, Circle Officer JT Obi, Guwahati High court (Itanagar bench) Bar Association, President Kardak Ette, Advocates, Gimi Tarak, Toko Tako, Toko Nikam. Dy. Registrar, Guwahati High Court ( Itanagar Bench) Dutta, Advocates Lobsang Tenzing, Oying Pada attended as resource persons. DIPRO

 

ABC team sets off for Tawang to pay homage to Late Khandu

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 11:  Twenty-One Royal Enfield riders of Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) today set off for Tawang to pay homage to late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, his security officer Yeshi Chodak, Yeshi Lhamu sister of Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup, pilots Capt JS Babar and TS Mamik, who died in a chopper crash near Luguthang on April 30 last.  

Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya flagged off riders team at IG Park Itanagar around 6 am today in presence of Papumpare  DC Pige Ligu.

Appreciating the initiative of ABC, Saaya wished every rider a safe ride return. He recalled the former chief minister as a man of action, who according to him, expedited the pace of developmental activities in the state.

“If he had lived for another five years, the face of the state would have changed rapidly”.

He, however,  expressed confidence that new Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has the capability to deliver the best in field of developmental activities as his predecessor did. Earlier in his message to the people of the state, ABC president Nabum Jose appealed to the people to join and support the riders. He further extended his gratitude to Papum DC Pare Pige Ligu, former Minister Hari Natung, former MLA Kipa Babu, AAPSU president Tatung Takam including West Kameng and Tawang AAPSU members, Lt. Colonel Sohan Roy, the world Limca Record holder, who also joined in royal ride for their support and guide.

The ABC riders will halt night at Bomdila in West Kameng district and continue its journey for Tawang tomorrow and also ride to Indo-China Border at Bumla.

 

44th Dree Football Tourney

LBSC, AHSA record big wins

ZIRO, Jun 11: Laji Bogia Sports Club (LBSC) and All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) registered big wins against their respective opponents on day 3 of the 44th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium at Hapoli today.

Laji Bogia Sports Club defeated Bulla Tajang-XI  4-0 in the first match while last year’s runner up All Hija Sports Association drubbed Kings-XI 7-0 in the second match of the day.

Padi Jhony, Kalung Tani, Tailyang Tabio and Habung Butung scored a goal each for Laji Bogia team.

Padi Jhony was adjudged the ‘man of the match’.

For All Hija Sports Association, Pura Pullo and Nada Tupe scored 2 goal each while Pura Byai, Dani Tamang and Pura Pusang netted a goal each.

Pura Byai was declared the ‘man of the match.’

Yesterday, two times champions (of 2008, 2009) Diibo Sports Club (DSC) toyed with Zeal Football Club (ZFC) players and scored at their will to register a 8-0 win over the team.

Koj Chotu scored 4 goals, Leegang Bungu 2 and Michi Yapa and Bamin Tadu netted a goal each to complete the drubbing.

Michi Gambo of DSC was adjudged the ‘man of the match’.

In the second match, defending champion Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) beat Hari Sports Club (HSC) by 3-0 goal in an exciting match.

Both the team started aggressively from the very first minute with series of attack and counter attacks. But both the teams failed to make any breakthrough in the first half (0-0).

SLSC found the breakthrough in the 45th minutes through Mihin Pullo. Mihin Taker (56th minutes) and Millo Tara added another two goals to seal the match in their favour.

Mihin Taker of SLSC was declared the ‘man of the match’.

Diibo Sports Club will meet Youngest Club Hari in tomorrow’s first match while the second match will be played between Sojang Lapang Sports Club and Dolo Mando Football Club.

 

Security for RTI activist Payi

Gyadi demanded

ITANAGAR, June 11: Feyang Gyadi, wife of RTI activist and Sango Lomte Foundation chairman Payi Gyadi, has appealed to the Director General Police (DGP)  to provide police protection to ensure safety and security of her husband.

Pointing out the recent incident at Nirjuli in which a pistol and suspected hand grenades were found from the private car of Payi Gyadi, Feyang said that such criminal act was a clear indication to eliminate her husband just for exposing corrupt deeds of some politicians and officials.

In her letter to DGP, Feyang said that her husband along with four others had lodged an FIR at Itanagar Police Station on March 4 against Y D Thongchi, former commissioner, art and culture and  Minister Atum Welly for their alleged involvement in illegal appointments. Even after directives from Itanagar permanent bench of Guwahati High Court, Itanagar police is reluctant to register the case. On the other hand, Feyang claimed, her husband has been receiving several life threatening calls from various quarters to withdraw FIR.  Feyang questioned the wisdom of the Itanagar police station and police department as a whole as to why despite written and verbal request, the police protection is not yet extended to her husband.

She claimed that her husband’s life is at stake in the hands of the henchmen of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats due to inaction of the Police Itanagar in particular and police department as a whole.

Meanwhile, Kameng Citizen Rights also demanded police protection to RTI activist and Sango Lomte Foundation chairman Payi Gyadi and  his family members.

In a letter to the Home Minister the Rights further said that  an inquiry committee  be set up to unearth all truth behind the Nirjuli incident in which a pistol and suspected explosive materials were found from the car of Gyadi. It further said that the culprit involved in the whole episode should be booked.

 The KCR also questioned the Director General of Police (DGP) for not providing police protection to Payi Gyadi  despite he was receiving life threat from several quarters.

 

Cylinder blast leaves two injured

ITANAGAR, June 11: Gas cylinder blast left 2 persons seriously injured and completely gutted down an OBT kitchen attached with RCC hotel at Bordumsa market on June 09.

Injured burnt victims were rushed to CHC Bordumsa immediately and provided treatment and their conditions are stated to be out of danger.

Timely intervention by civil police/ Assam police/ army and public put off fire from spreading to other shops/ residential quarters. They took nearly 45 minutes to douse the devastating fire.

Brave police personnel of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh/ army personnel and public of Bordumsa deserves appreciation from all corners as they risked their lives in dousing the fire. There is no fire tender facility either with civil police or Army in the area and  the local authorities have requested the higher authority for early placement of a fire tender vehicle at thickly populated Bordumsa in order to avert such fire accidents.

ADC, Bordumsa K. Riba has directed that an enquiry be conducted early for necessary follow up action.

 

Farm  schools under ATMA  put 120 bighas on HYV rice cultivation

‘Mobile Soil Testing Lab’ at Lekang

ITANAGAR, June 11: With an aim to popularize scientific cultivation of High Yielding varieties (HYV) of rice by farmers, two Farm Schools under ATMA were undertaken in Lekang circle by Block Technology Team(BTT) yesterday. The farm school will train 40 progressive Paddy cultivators by conducting six Frontline Demonstrations (FLD) at various stages of cultivation. All trainee farmers will also be provided with HYV rice seed which was brought from Regional Rice Research Centre-Titabor Assam, fertilizers, pesticides etc for a total area of 120 Bighas at the rate of 03 bighas per farmer.

The challenge posed by population explosion for food security of our citizen can only be meet up through adopting scientific farming system by farmers. The twin objectives of farming should be to enhance the productivity and maintaining soil health for sustainability, said a release from ATMA.  As a part of First FLD farmers got their soil tested by Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory in their village on the day. This was the first time in history of farmers of Lohit District to get their soil tested at door step. The facilities for Mobile soil testing Laboratory & Soil testing Laboratories have been created in various districts of our state including Lohit District under Agriculture Department. Farmers of such district can also avail these facilities to know the status of soil health of their plot which will guide them in enhancing the productivity and suitability of crops. The enthusiasm shown by farmers indicates the necessity of soil testing in the entire state.

Another FLD for “nursery raising” and “seed treatment” was also conducted on the same day by Experts from KrishiVikash Kendra, Lohit District led by Debasis Borah-Agronomist and Modhumita Sonowal- Plant Pathologist.

The DTO cum PD-ATMA M.Chowlu while inaugurating the farm school and soil testing Lab on wheel applauded the BTT led by Dr K SarmahSVO , T.Dabi ADO, & E Koyu ADO for undertaking such need based program for farmers and hoped that this efforts would be the trend setter for others in future.

The Farm school demonstrations were also attended by two ZPM, Two Anchal Chairperson, 20 ASMs and trainees.

 

Health camp at Banderdewa

ITANAGAR, June 11:  Bandardewa Circle Environment Pollution Control Committee (BCIPCC) in association and   sponsorship by Satyam Ispat, Bandardewa and assisted by R.K. Mission Hospital, Itanagar conducted a free medical health check-up camp today at Nyokum Ground, Bandardewa.

A medical team consisting of thirteen persons including six doctors from R.K. Mission Hospital, Itanagar carried out the health check-up of more than 700 villagers including the factory workers of Bandardewa. Free medicines were distributed.

The programme was inaugurated by the Vijay Vyas, Director of Satyam Group of Industries who reiterated about Satyam Group’s participation in such types of events.  Further he announced to present laptop to the topper of recent 10+2 CBSE examination from Karsingsa, Bandardewa and PTC area.

The Secretary of the Bandardewa Circle Environment Pollution Control Committee Taniyang Kipa also expressed his sense of great-fullness to the Satyam Ispat, Bandardewa and R.K. Mission Hospital in making the event a grand success.

 

Investigative  journalist and admirer of Arunachal Jyoti Dey shot dead

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, June 11: Jyoti Dey, a prominent journalist working with English daily Mid-Day newspaper was shot dead today in broad daylight at Mumbai by four unknown bike borne persons. 56 year old Dey, a native of West Bengal was one of the most popular journalists of India who had incredible knowledge about Mumbai underworld gangs. He had access to underworld dons like Dawood Ibrahim, Chota Rajen and others. He had authored two books, namely, “Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers” and “Khallas”- which are considered as dictionary on Mumbai underworld and must reference for anyone wanting to know more about them in depth.

In recent days he had carried series of report about oil mafia of Mumbai and surrounding areas. Late Dey was in journalism profession for last two decades and was associated with newspapers like The Hindustan Times and Indian Express. His death comes as great shock for people of Arunachal Pradesh as he had visited this state twice in last one year. He had special liking for Arunachalee people and its rich tradition.

During one of the visit, sharing his concern over dying Arunachalee culture, he had said, “Itanagar looks like one of the suburb or colony of Mumbai. I can see all people in western outfits or in mainland Indian dresses. Wish people of AP preserve their rich culture and mix traditional dress with modern outfits.” He had also expressed deep concern over way various religious groups were trying to convert innocent tribal people and believed that Arunachalee people have to stand up to safeguard their culture from onslaught of outsider.

Despite being such a prominent journalist, he was very down to earth and man of few words.

During interaction with this journalist, he shared fascinating stories about Mumbai underworld don and how he lives on the edge. “Covering crime report and that too Mumbai underworld is very risky. Always there is threat to my life  and I do take certain precautions. Journalism world is tough but it is only profession where we have access to even Prime Minister of India and also to autowallahs,” late Dey had told me. He had even expressed desire to work on conflict between Arunachalee tribal and Chakma-Hajong refugees.

Killing of late Jyoti Dey once again raised serious concern over life of journalist who tirelessly works to expose corruption in society. In Arunachal too in the past, many journalists had been beaten up by supporters of various politicians for exposing their wrongdoings. There was time when Tongam Rina, the associate editor of this daily was given death threat for writing on PDS scam. Also Appu Gapak and Nyapi Bomjen, the two young women journalists of The Sentinel newspaper were attacked while covering an accident incident. In Arunachal Pradesh, if anyone tries to do honest journalism he/she is targeted individually and that forces many promising young journalists to leave this field and look for other avenues.

 

Farmer club meet at Namphai

ITANAGAR, June 11: The Office Bearers of Famers’ Club from Singmao, Jotinkhaikhe, Samkhedung and Namphainong Villages had their official meeting at the Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) Office, Namphai-I, Miao today. The important meeting was chaired by eR. K. Paul Chawang, Secretary of AMYAA (NGO).

This meeting was called by the organizing AMYAA (NGO) in keeping with the request for application from Farmers’ Club as informed by the Branch Manager of SBI, Miao.  This information from SBI, Miao has come as a positive sign for further progress after a long wait for farmers of the area who had joined as members of one farmers’ club or the other towards the end of 2010.

The participating farmers stated their firm commitment to developmental task once credit facilities are availed to them by the concern nominating Banks where they have their group accounts.  Besides, farmers’ club bank credit linkage topic the members discussed other relevant issues such as the need for formation of more farmers’ club, to work for development of the families and villages, to tap the available resources of the government, and to make maximum utilization of the vast available land resources. Most and foremost the farmers’ club have ardent interest to check corruption in their own locality as per implementation of developmental schemes and projects are concern.

 R. K. Paul complimented and encouraged the farmers’ club members to be united stand strong as neutral groups to stand against all forms of corruption practices and to fight for genuine development of their villages. He further brought to the awareness of the participants the present national scenario of fighting against corruption by Veteran Social Activist Anna Hazare amidst all confusion and controversies in the wake of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev fight against Black Money. Empty silence and ignorant quietness is not going to do any good for the poor in the present scenario where corruption has entered into every fiber of the society. Corruption has blocked all development. Corruption has victimized the poor to remain poor till their death. Thus, it is the need of the hour that transparent pressure groups evolve to check corruptions, to fight for the rights of the poor and to be voice of the voiceless, he said.