2011

June -  26

News Highlights

 

Fund embezzlement alleged

ITANAGAR, June 25: Alleging corruption and embezzlement of public money by Zilla Parishad Chairperson (ZPC) and District Panchayat Development Officer (DPDO), the All Upper Subansiri District Gram Sabha Coordination Committee has demanded immediate removal of the ZPC from the present responsibility and action against the DPDO.

It alleged misappropriation of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) to the tune of 22.84 crore during the year 2008-09 and 2009-10, and TFC fund (3rd and 4th installment) amounting to Rs.99.64 lakhs in Upper Subansiri district.

The District Gram Sabha Coordination Committee demanded both the Chief Minister and Panchayat Raj Director to send a team to investigate the matter.

It also strongly urged the Panchayat Director to ensure proper distribution of the 50% fund released under BRGF in this fiscal year by giving necessary instructions to the authorities concerned.

 

Granting of bail resented

ITANAGAR, June 25: Sanjeev Tana, one of  the alleged accused in the planting of pistol in the car of Sango Lamte Foundation chairman and RTI activist Payi Gyadi on June 5 last has been enlarged on bail yesterday by 1st class judicial magistrate, Capital Complex, said Arunachal RTI Activist Forum chairman Chopa Cheda in a release today.

The Forum claimed that the accused was not interrogated properly as he has been in the hospital since the day of his arrest. Moreover, no medical board was constituted to examine the ailments of Tana, he further claimed. Describing the granting of bail as murder of democracy,  Cheda questioned how a perpetrator of  heinous crime could be granted bail despite many loopholes ?

While expressing resentment over granting of bail, Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organisation (APATCYO) demanded re-arrest of the accused till the  investigation complete. It said that the Payi Gyadi frame up  case should be handed over the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or CBI and Minister Atum Welly be dropped for proper investigation into the illegal appointment.

 

AAPMTWU demand enhancement of drivers wages

ITANAGAR, June 25: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union in a release today, urged all the vehicle entrepreneurs of the state to enhance the daily and monthly wages of their respective drivers.

It claimed that the enhancement of Diesel, Kerosene and domestic LPG cylinder would severely affect the economy of the working class citizens in the state and the country.

The union also urged the concerned authority to find out a concrete solution on Pradeep Thakur’s issue as resolving the issue through bandh culture affect the productivity of transport communities, it added.

 

ACCINGBWA reconstituted

ITANAGAR, June 25: The Executive Committee of All Capital Complex Itanagar-Naharlagun Gaon Burah Welfare Association (ACCINGBWA) has been reconstituted with Nabam Tonyum, Bamang Tato and Mallo Tabin as president, vice president and general secretary respectively for five years.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, June 25: Nikter Taja and Tada Dakpe have been selected as President and General Secretary of the newly formed All Capital Complex Unemployed Union in a meeting held recently.

All India Central Para-Military Forces Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association State Committee Arunachal Pradesh has appointed Takio Mangha, Biri Tadung and Dado Taba as president, vice president and general secretary of Kurung Kumey District unit, Taching Tabia, Chera Take and Taba Taring as president, vice president and general secretary of Papum Pare District Unit, Gomar Riba and Topon Tasing as President of West Siang District and East Siang District Unit of the association respectively.

Gumte Taku and Rohit Bayang have been appointed as president and general secretary of East Kameng District Unit while Tanyiu Rai and Made Siyum as president and general secretary of Upper Subansiri District unit of North East Developmental Welfare Society.

Tarh Taguk and Takio Logu have been selected as Chairman and General Secretary of newly formed Dillong Village Developmental Committee, Sangram circle in a meeting held at Naharlagun recently.

 

AMSU submits 5 points memo to local MLA

ITANAGAR, June 25: All Mechukha Sub-Division Students’ Union in a letter to Local MLA appealed for upgradation of Tato Middle School to Secondary School, inclusion of science stream in government higher secondary school Mechukha, installation of BSNL Telecom service Office at Tato circle and restoration of electricity supply from Mini Hydel Project, Mechukha to Tato circle. It further called on the MLA to look into the BSNL network problems in Mechukha circle.

 

Pertin lauds ACH

ITANAGAR, June 25: Lower Dibang Valley, District Congress Committee, President Roding Pertin lauded the Arunachal Charity Home, Dibrughar and staff of WRD Changlang Division for extending their yeoman’s services to Late Mibong Nair during his treatment at Dibrughar Aditya Hospital and lifting the dead body to his native place at Pasighat.

Mibong Nair was working as Surveyor in WRD at Changlang Division. He further urged the government to recognize the services of Charity home in the form of financial grants.

 

Exposure Visit of Farm School

ITANAGAR, June 25: The Farm School organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri Disitrict, under the sponsorship of ATMA, Daporijo, at Baraurupak village under Maro Circle, ended successfully on 24th June with an Exposure Visit programme. The Farm School was started in mid April with an aim to improve the knowledge, skill and bring about a change in the attitude of the farmers towards scientific technologies of agri and allied subjects. Ten selected farmers accompanied by the technical staffs of KVK, Upper Subansiri were taken for the Exposure Visit to Instructional Farms of ICAR, NE Region , Basar and KVK, West Siang where they were exposed to live-demonstration units of shade and polyhouses, nurseries of agricultural and horticultural crops, bamboorium, agroforestry and forage crops, mushroom unit, diary, rabbitry , piggery and also the meteorological observatory of the centre.

 

4 Chinese national arrested

Correspondent

ITANAGAR: Four Chinese nationals were arrested today from Pango village, three days’ foot march from Jorging under Tuting subdivision of Upper Siang district bordering China.

On receiving information, Tuting police station officer-in-charge SI Gegong Jijong with two constables rushed to the village and brought the four – a 23-year-old girl and three 24/25-year-old youths to the PS late this evening, Tuting-Yingkiong legislator Alo Libang told this daily over telephone.

The quartet told the officer that they walked for 18 days from their country’s border to reach Indian territory.

A joint team of local police and personnel of Army, SSB, ITBP and SIB would be interrogating them tomorrow, Libang said.

Expressing strong resentment against handful of police personnel in the sensitive border district, the MLA demanded more forces.

 

Capping ceremony

ITANAGAR: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar is organizing its 25th batch of RKM, Nursing students’ capping ceremony on June 29 at Vivekananda Hall, Itanagar.

The programme would be attended by Padmashree awardee Mamang Dai as chief guest along with Swami Sumanasanda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Cherrapunjee, Megalaya as guest of honour.

 

Basar assumes as DC capital complex

ITANAGAR: Bokar Basar has taken over the charges of Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex yesterday.

Meanwhile, former Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Pawan Kumar Sain has been transferred to Goa.

News Impact

BJP lambast UPA for feeble foreign policy, question silence on Tsangpo project

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 25: Bharatiya Janata Party today lambasted the  UPA Govt  for its alleged failure to raise strong protest against construction of dam on River Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) by China.

Addressing the mediapersons here on the occasion of 36th anniversary of ‘Save Democracy day’,  BJP national vice-president  and former Union Minister Bijoya Chakravorty,  said  that feeble foreign policy of India and its silence on dam issue over river Tsangpo would only encourage China to continue with its ‘mischief’ putting the lives of people in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in great peril.

Chakravorty, who is also Arunachal in-charge said entire Arunachal Pradesh is located under seismic zone V and any unfortunate incident like breaking of dam will bring catastrophe not only for the people of Arunachal but also neighbouring Assam.

However, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna recently clarified that Centre is closely monitoring China’s dam construction. “We have ascertained from our own sources that this is a run of the river hydro-electric project, which does not store water and will not adversely impact the downstream areas in India”, Krishna had said. Pointing out the reported statement of a state minister that Arunachal Pradesh was facing the Kargil like situation, the BJP leader alleged that India was never serious on the Chinese threat.  

Chakravorty said eight districts of Arunachal bordering China have no roads or other infrastructure facilities whereas China has built roads on the other side of the border. ''If a situation like 1962 is repeated, what will be the fate of the people of North East,'' she wondered and called upon the government of India to be in full preparedness to thwart any aggression by China.

While lashing out at Arunachal Pradesh Govt for paving way for large number of power developers for construction of dam in the state, the BJP leader said,  state Govt failed to take people into confidence on dam issue.  Dam construction may create employment opportunity for few educated youths of the state, but what will be the future of large number of common people who are likely to be displaced by dam, she questioned.

Coming down heavily on Congress leaders who had recently visited State Capital, the BJP national vice president said instead of finding a solution to underdevelopment of the state, the Congress leader preferred to blame BJP on corruption issue.

She said BJP have been and will raise corruption of Congress Govt.

Stating that both Ramdev and Anna Hazare are enjoying the support of crores of people in their fight against corruption, Chakravorty denounced the Congress allegation that BJP and RSS were behind Hazare and Ramdev’s ongoing agitation against corruption.  

Instead of leveling baseless allegation  the Congress should concentrate on the development of the state, she said.

The  BJP leader claimed despite huge potentials in tourism sector, the state Govt failed to bring in possible development in this sector. She blamed the Congress party for not doing anything for the state despite being in power for last many decades.

The state is still deprived of a engineering or medical college, she pointed out while adding that education scenario in interior area of the state is still in nascent stage.

The state BJP president Dr Tangor Tapak and general secretary Tai Tagak told media that the party has been projecting various corruption cases and scams under the Congress government which have surpassed the 2G spectrum and the Commonwealth Games scam.

BJP Legislative party leader Tamiyo Taga and deputy BLP leader Tapen Siga were present in the press meet.

 

APPRCC submits memo to CM, PR Minister

'Devolution of full power to PRIs to encourage grassroots level democracy'

ITANAGAR, June 25: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Raj Co-Ordination Committee (APPRCC) has reiterated its demand for immediate and complete devolution of power of 3Fs to Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs).

Early devolution of full power to PRIs would not only encourage grassroot level democracy in the state but push forward all developmental activities in right direction, especially at grassroot level, a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister by APPRCC said.

The other demands of the 10-point memorandum included, passing of Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Raj Institution Honorarium Act, 30 % of fund allocation to PRI from state budget, construction of office for Chairperson, Zilla Parishad and District Panchayati Development Officer in every district HQs, amalgamation of Rural Development Deptt. with Deptt. of Panchayati Raj and rotation of file under Project Director through Zilla Parishad Chairpersons, enhancement of SPA fund from existing Rs.30 Lakh to Rs. One Crore as assured by former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu to each district, continuation of DPC fund within an amount of Rs. One Crore in each district, regularization of staff posted in the office of DPDO, ZP and Anchal Samity Chairpersons.

The memorandum also demanded that Zilla Parishad Chairperson of the district should be allowed to continue as Chairperson of the DPC as usual and Panchayat related fund be placed under District Panchayat authority of each district for quality control and easy monitoring..

Later, a copy of the memorandum was also submitted to Home, RD and Panchayat Raj Minister Takar Marde.

The APPRCC team was led by its chairman Sepi Bagang and secretary Dungali Libang.

Meanwhile, APPRCC, in a release said that the Chief Minister has assured to look into the demands and conduct a meeting with Home, RD and Panchayat Raj  and Finance Minister shortly to discuss the matter for immediate redressal.

 

Senior Education Officers conference ends

Siram calls on educational administrators to give the best efforts

ITANAGAR, June 25: The 3-day long conference of Senior Education Officers came to an end today with in-depth discussion on SSA-RTE under the chairmanship of Education Minister  Bosiram Siram, at Bharat Scouts & Guides H/Quarter, Polo Colony Naharlagun. The meeting was attended by the Commissioner Education, SPD SSA, Director Elementary Education, Director Secondary Education and all DDSEs.

In his presidential address, Education Minister said “ the future of the children of the state lies in the hands of educational administrators hence they must set an example for others. The bifurcation of Directorate of School Education into Secondary and Elementary would certainly reduce this burden of DDSEs at district level.

He requested the DDSE’s to conduct regular inspection of schools under their jurisdiction and maintain the visitors register to record the remarks of official visitors to track the progress of the school and also to ensure discipline in the schools.

Since the state has already notified & enforced Arunachal Pradesh Education Act, all actions towards betterment of school education should be carried out in the light of RTE Act. The SSA Rajya Mission must ensure availability of basic requirements like drinking water facility, toilets, libraries, boundary wall, TLE-TLM, Additional classrooms etc. through proper planning and execution based on correct database”, he added.

P.N.Thungon, SPD, in his opening remarks, reaffirmed the commitment of the state government towards universalisation of free& compulsory elementary education under SSA-RTE. He exhorted the DDSEs to work with renewed vigour to achieve the national goals set in the light of RTE Act.

Hage Khoda, Commissioner Education, stressed on the need for effective leadership at the district level to implement the SSA project in letter and spirit. He apprised the House of the commitments made by the State to GOI for fulfilling the works not yet undertaken by the state like school mapping exercise and rationalization of teacher posting. He also emphasized on the need to provide accommodation facility to teachers especially in remote areas so that they stay in their posting place; this would ensure quality transaction and facilitate useful teaching learning process. He also instructed the DDSEs to follow financial guidelines in all financial matters.

Earlier in the day, coordinators of various interventions under SSA, highlighted the issues identified by MHRD and shared it with the districts for immediate redressal.

 

Lokam Tassar questions ANSU move

ITANAGAR, June 25: While requesting the ANSU to call off its proposed 36 hours capital bandh call, the convenor in-charge for Nyishi Legislators on Pradeep Thakur issue, Lokam Tassar expressed displeasure over the step taken by the  All Nyishi Students Union on the issue.

“ We are saddened by the steps taken by educated ANSU brothers and sisters despite knowing the procedural requirements in Indian judiciary system,” he said in a press statement today.

Tassar further said that as per the mandate given by the apex bodies of Nyishi frontal organisations, all legislators have been diligently working in close coordination with the state government towards arrest of Pradip Thakur and to bring a lasting solution.

Tassar disclosed that state machinery especially police force was deployed to arrest Pradip Thakur on May 25 last, while Thakur was granted anticipatory bail on May 26.

On June 10,  Gauhati High Court fixed the hearing for June 29 next and affidavit was filed  by SP, Capital Complex through government Advocate. Chief Minister himself wrote to Attorney general on June 24 to attend in the hearing in order to protect the image of the state.

Tassar further informed that on personal level  he approached ANSU to file affidavit through the best lawyer and  all these facts have been disclosed to ANSU.

Tassar, who  is also parliamentary secretary, Food and Civil Supply, said “despite knowing the full details of the progress made in the case, it is surprising to note that educated youth leaders of ANSU specially the executive council has decided to re-start its agitation (from June 27) before facing the court and its verdict.”

 “Personally, I am of the opinion that ANSU executive members are working with ulterior motives and am convinced that they are actually working against the socio-economic interests of Nyishi fraternity who are dominant community in capital complex,” Tassar said while adding that ANSU's bandh call shall deprive own Nyishi farmers and daily wage earners from their livelihood.

 Lokam Tassar appealed to the learned students who are the future of our community to restrain themselves from “indulging in politics of mud-slinging at the behest of any interest group(s)”.

“Lets maintain and carry forward the great name of our community as law abiding citizens with belief in judiciary system” Tassar added.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation has appealed to All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) to withdraw its proposed 36 hours capital bandh and solve the reporter Pradeep Thakur issue amicably through dialogue.

Expressing solidarity with ANSU in its demand for proper action  against Thakur for his derogatory remarks against Nyishi community, the Federation said bandh call severely affects the economy of the state.   Stating that bandh call is not a solution to the problem, the Federation further said  such bandh call also badly affects transportation system, daily wage earners and student community.

Meanwhile, expressing its full faith on the Nyishi legislators towards the solution of the Pradeep Thakur issue, Achung Yumlam led group of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today opposed the proposed ANSU sponsored bandh.

“We hope our leaders will solve the problems”, Yumlam said while adding that bandh is totally useless and unnecessary as it creates lot of problems for the common people. Bandh call can not be solution to the problem, he added.

 

APPDSU supports 36hrs Capital bandh

All Papum Pare District Students’ Union in a meeting held today has extended its support to the proposed 36 hrs capital bandh called by All Nyishi Students’ Union.

The house further expressed displeasure at the Nyishi legislators for not bringing any concrete result in Pradeep Thakur case.

It also urged the ANSU not to leave the issue without any logical conclusion as done by the Nyishi legislators on the case. The union further terming the issue as community issue said that all burden should be shared by every one in the community and the next phase of bandhs should be called at all the Nyishi dominated district.

The union has also decided to take up the boundary problem of government middle school Mani and accordingly APPDSU Vice president Nabam Tado and Convener Nido Joram have been appointed as Chairman and Vice Chairman to lead the issue. It also decided to organize felicitation programme for class X and XII toppers of the district and appointed its education secretary Nabam Tai and assistant education secretary Tana Tamar as Chairman and vice Chairman of the felicitation programme.

 

No interference on law and order issue: Marde

ZIRO, June 25: Peace and tranquility is one of the most important criteria for development, said Home Minister Taker Marde in an interactive meeting  with district heads of department and administrative officers of Lower Subansiri district here today.

The Home Minister is visiting the police stations of Lower Subasiri district to have a first hand knowledge of crimes and general law and order issues.

The police and the administration should be given free hand to check the crime and there cannot be any compromise on the issue, he said and appealed the local leaders not to interfere on law and order matters by seeking bail of criminals or given pressure on the police and the administration for release of criminals.

Criminals do not belong to any body, let them feel that he has committed a crime and repent for it, he added.

While giving tips for improvement of law and security in the district, he solicited a strong bind between the police and the district administration in tackling law and order problem and asked the officers to use all their potentials and energy on checking crime rate. Let the criminals and bad elements feel that there is law in the district, he said. The personnel should also be engaged in march pasts at intervals to keep their body fit and strong besides being involved in social mingling with students and youths through sports to keep the police-public relations particularly the youths more cozy.

While suggesting for proper investigation of all the cases and avoid wrong implication on genuine people, he said secret service of the police needs to be improved to gather the exact and factual information of crimes and criminals. He further assured to increase the secret service fund.

Highlighting the vision vis-à-vis the financial position of the state he sought the active, dedicated and sincere support and participation of the government employees in making the state prosperous. All government employees should invariably take the permission of the concerned Deputy Commissioner before leaving the district headquarters so that development work is not hampered, he advised. Ziro MLA and parliamentary Secretary for land Management Padi Richo, and Yachuli MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Likha Saaya who also spoken the meeting assured their full cooperation in maintaining peace in the district.

The interaction meeting was also addressed by Lower Subansiri DC Nila Mohanan, DIGP Anil Shukla and SP Puspender Kumar.

The Minister who earlier visited Yazali police station while visiting the Ziro Police station enquired about the wellbeing of the personnel and encouraged to be very dedicated in their duty and let the police to be a symbol of security, love and peace in the minds of general people. DIPRO

 

Call for declaration of Kurung Kumey as a backward district

ITANAGAR, June 25: The people of Kurung Kumey District under the chairmanship of DCC President Tarh Lejik conducted a developmental meeting yesterday.

The meeting was attended by MLAs, Former ministers and MLAs, NES Kurung Kumey Unit, PRIs, DCC, BCC, NGOs, Students leader of the district.

In the meeting, the house decided to appeal the state government to declare Kurung Kumey as most backward district of the state and to manage fund for development of the district from government of India under backward region grant fund.

It also demanded the authority to release the stipend of the students on monthly basis and creation of ADC headquarter at Patuk under Parsi Parlo circle.

The house also decided that road connectivity schemes in each assembly constituency segment in the district shall be initiated by local MLA Lokam Tassar along with all the MLAs of the district.

The house also opined that the power developers are not willing to start their hydro power projects in the district due to non evacuation of power sub-stations and strongly viewed the role of state government regarding the construction of 400 KV line from Damin to Tamin via Tali and 400 KV line from Sarli to Tamin via Palin under Kurung Kumey District.

 

Police halt Housie Draw

Seppa, June 25:  Taking strong note of the illegal housie draw rampant in the district, a team of police led by  SI P. Payeng had dispersed  the mob of around thousand people assembled to participate in the housie draw at 3 Km of Seppa-Chayang Tajo road today.

The housie draw was organized by Natung Brother Association but the draw could not be possible as the police team reached the spot before the game was over. The move was initiated in compliance to the executive order of district administration prohibiting all kind of gambling within 8 km radius of the Seppa Township. (DIPRO)

 

32nd Kalachakra initiation date fixed

Nima Khenrab

TAWANG, June 25: Good news for the Buddhist worldwide. The date for the 32nd Kalachakra Initiation by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been fixed from 31th Dec 2011 to 10th January 2012 in the holy land of Bodhgaya, Bihar. Kalachakra is one of the biggest religious ceremonies among the Buddhist communities.  The initiation in today’s time is dedicated to both individual and world peace.

Traditionally, Kalachakra is a secret tantric method of attaining enlightenment. Alternatively a teacher of the Dalai Lama’s status allows for mass empowerments, initiate millions of committed seekers into this esoteric method that hasten one’s enlightenment for the benefit of all.

The former Chief Minister, Late Dorjee Khandu well in advance took the initiative to sponsor and coordinate the forthcoming Kalachakra under the organization named - ‘32th Kalachakra Initiation Organising Committee’.

Despite his untimely demise, the family member’s of Late Khandu has shouldered the full responsibility of organizing the Kalachakra to fulfill his unaccomplished dream.

The organizing committee has appointed Pema Khandu, Minister WRD & Tourism as the Chief Patron in place of his late father.

Lama Nawang Norbu, Chairman of the ‘32th Kalachakra Initiation Organising Committee informed that on 1st Jan 2012, the committee as per the wish of H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama has proposed to invite heads of all religions,

Nobel Laureates, scholars and intellectuals to participate in ‘World Peace Prayer’ at Buddha Park, Patna.

For any enquiry and information login to  www.kalachakra2012.org or email at info@ kalachakra2012.org.

 

Ravi Shankar receive Crans Montana Forum Award

ITANAGAR, June 25:  The renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday became the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award. He was conferred the awarded in Brussels on Friday at an impressive ceremony attended by several presidents, prime ministers and ambassadors.

This award has been mainly received by politicians of high repute like Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Shimon Peres, President of Israel, Yasser Arafat, Former Leader of Palestine Liberation Organisation, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union.

Besides Sri Sri, the other recipients for 2011 were Mr Alassane Ouattara (President of Cote d'Ivoire), Mr Adrian Nastase (Former Prime Minister of Romania), Mr Philippe Maystadt (President of the European Investment Bank), Mr Tahar Benjelloun (Psychologist and Writer) Mr Mohamed Ibn Chambas (Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific, Group of States) and Richard Holbrooke (Ambassador of the United States of America) who was awarded posthumously.

On receiving this award, Sri Sri said he would share it with all those millions who are silently working to make the world a better place.

 

SAC meeting of KVK

ITANAGAR, June 25: The SAC meeting of KVK, Lower Dibang Valley District was held yesterday at its office premises.

Programme Coordinator Dr. T. J. Ramesha, presented Progress Report and Annual Action Plan before the participants, comprising of district line departmental officers, Progressive farmers and women SHGs members.

KVK Nodal Officer, Directorate of Agriculture Nini Pertin appealed the developmental departments and KVK to work in coordination to mobilize the natural resources of the district for sustainable farm production and economic returns for farming community. He called upon the farmers to participate in exposure visits to replicate innovative agricultural practices at their farm and act as role models for fellow farmers. Further he suggested Programme Coordinator to avail the farmer oriented benefits from different departments and agencies outside the state.

DVO Dr. V. K. Sahgel, in his speech suggested farmers to participate in the ongoing training for drought mitigation fodder preservation and quality improvement programmes. He further appealed to the farmers to vaccinate their pigs with swine fever vaccines which are now available and suggested KVK to take initiatives for introduction of Duck as integrated component in aquaculture.

Fisheries Development Officer, suggested KVK to introduce cat-fish in progressive farmers’ ponds. He also suggested KVK to create awareness on utilization of fruit extract waste for production of nutrient enriched manures. He also suggested the multiple roles of duck in integrated farming system.

Suptd. of Crafts and Industries B .Sharma, , suggested for selection of interested farmers for undergoing training on Apiary at Jorhat. He further suggested for taking up Apiary enterprises along with mustard cultivation for higher farm production and income.

Branch Manager, APRB, Roing T. Kombo, briefed farmers about the initiatives taken by him towards providing of financial assistance. He also appreciated the way KVK promoted farmers’ club availed KCC loan for vegetable cultivation.

Tokmin Perme, Innovative farmers and APMC members from Jia village, suggested KVK to popularize vermicompost; procurement of improved farm implements and maintaining of KVK farm and providing them to farmers on hire basis. He also further suggested introducing Cotton as a means of crop diversification, to make initiatives for assisting farmers in procurement of improved breed of cattle. He also suggested to maintain Soil Testing Laboratory for speedy analysis of the samples and establishment of mushroom spawn production unit at KVK for easy accessibility to farm women (SHG’s) round the year.

K. Linggi, SHG-Kebali village, appreciated the steps taken by KVK in organizing exposure visit for active SHG members for participation in value addition in fruits training programme. She suggested KVK to make necessary arrangement for  supply of preservative required in juice making from orange and pineapple.

 

An open letter to Chief Minister

Dear Editor,              

I on behalf of the people of Baat and on behalf of Papum-Poma, Basernello and Jote under Sangdupotta Administrative Circle, would like to ventilate a grievances. Due to heavy rain during last monsoon (on 10th September 2010) which caused severe damages to the well gradient road at Batt village near Ganga Lake and created a big narrow strips in between Ganga lake and Itanagar - Poma road. The narrow strips alongside the road is posing serious threat to the embankment of the Ganga lake near Baat village thereby threatening the life and property of the residents of Baat village and making Ganga lake vulnerable too. Extinction of Ganga lake and displacement/lost of life in Batt village is imminent if preventive measures are not adopted at earliest.

In this regard, several correspondence has been made to Chief Engineer (WZ) PWD,Itanagar through EE, PWD Doimukh Divison but it is astonishing to learn that no positive action is initiated since two years of repeated appeals. The PWD has completely failed to address the grievances placed by the commuters of the road and the people of this area. Such attitude of the PWD reflects ineffectiveness. Moreover, despite our hue and cry for immediate restoration of the said road the State PWD, has not kept any fund provision for restoration work at Landslide zone and for the maintenance of the same road which is also the main Life line of the people of this area.

I do appreciate good gesture of MLA of 14th Doimukh, who rushed to spot along with EE,PWD,Div Doimukh on the 11th Sept,2010 to ascertain about extent of damages caused by the flash flood and thereafter, he assured to bring Fund under SPA / FDR schemes which basically is meant for such purpose only. Till date no any positive outcome is witnessed as assured.

Therefore, I reverently appeal our beloved Chief Minister to intervene and direct the Department concerned to early restoration of the said road keeping in view the importance of the area and the threat to the Ganga Lake and the Baat village.

Yours,

Kara Gambo

President,

Papum Pare NCP Unit

 

 

Let the girls stand on their own feet

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the Tagin society, particularly Tagins of  Siyum to Taksin  towards the social evils being practiced against girl child in the society.

It is observed that immature girls, who have not attained the adulthood, are being forced to enter into conjugal life with aged person. Moreover, sometimes, girls are forced to marry mentally retarded persons. Such forceful marriage ruins the future of girl who has no other option but to commit suicide. These are some of the social evils which responsible for backwardness of our girls.

In our society, girls should be treated equally with boys. Let the girls stand on their own feet. Let them live their life.

I request the Tagin society to raise voice against ill-treatment to girls and  create awareness among the masses about the need of upliftment of girl child in society.

Yours,

Tapa Baki

Chairman, Orphan

Trust Society

Siyum, Daporijo

 

 

The never ending woes of Dambuk

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the letters "Reversing trend of development"/"Let there be fair distribution" published in yesterday’s edition.

I am from Dambuk. I won’t go to details as one of writers mentioned many things in yesterday's edition but interestingly, it is known as Kala Pani of Arunachal nowadays. This is the most unfortunate fate we, the people of Dambuk are suffering.

From the month of March to November we are crippled. We are cut off from the world; we can’t even go to Roing which is only 30 km.

People of Dambuk never think of any kind of planning’s and works to be done in these seasons since we can’t go in or out. The only working season left is Nov-Jan for us.

Only communication left is Mobile phones which seldom gets network towers. If you are getting network in Dambuk means you hit a jackpot of millions.

No Landline telephone service adds to its sorrow.

We have electrical department, which gives two and half hour light with a voltage which does not support even mobile charging, tubes are out of question even bulbs glow as candle light.

Even in winter when we have our lifeline restored the road condition is pathethic, if someone goes for first time, he/she vows never to go the route again.

Our one and only school Govt. Hr Sec School Dambuk is having teaching staff  shortage, because of less postings of teachers as per required as well as teachers who are posted are outside Dambuk for almost half the year in working days because of the condition of Dambuk, making it worst.

The worst nightmares is the price of commodities which are tripled the normal MRP rates all over India, eg we buy kerosene @120 per litre at times.

Govt. Co-operatives is operational just one or two times or not a single time in a year, which gives rotten rice. we, Dambuk people never heard of PDS supply .

We are farmers mainly by occupation but we feed vegetables,  pumpkins, papaya, watermelons, sweet potatoes, tomatoes: fruits, pears, oranges, jackfruits, pineapples etc to pigs instead of selling and earning some money because of the road block.

The list is never ending but what we want from our Govt is atleast hear us, for our cause is genuine and it’s been long period of suffering that any of us can endure.

Yours,

Dr. James Modi

Delhi, (on email)

 

 

A harrowing experience

Dear Editor,

I would like to share my experience regarding great inconvenience caused due to the irregular flight schedule to Lilabari Airport by Air India. Recently, I was travelling with my family from Bengaluru. As for the fact that there is no direct flight from Bengaluru / Chennai for Lilabari Airport, the nearest Airport to Itanagar after discontinuation of Pawan Hans Service, so the best possible route is through a stopover and change of flight at Kolkatta.

I had on the first instance booked the tickets for Lilabari for 19th June, 2011 but the flight got cancelled and the tickets were re-scheduled for the 20th June, 2011, which was cancelled too and the flight to Lilabari from Kolkata remained uncertain till 22nd June, 2011 as per information of Air India. So, I had to re-schedule my tickets upto Guwahati from another Airline. The reason for the cancellation of the flights on those days was said to be due to inclement weather, whereas when we landed on 20th June, 2011 at Guwahati Airport and all the way upto Itanagar, the weather was clear. On the other hand, other Airline’s flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh were operating as scheduled. The cancellation of flights to Lilabari frequently by Air India not only poses as a problem for the public, it also causes problems for the Office of the Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi and Additional Deputy Resident Commissioner, Kolkata as well with all the cancellation and re-scheduling of the air tickets.

It has caused undue hardship on me for all this process of cancellation and re-scheduling when my whole family was travelling along. The matter became worst when I was told that the refund of air tickets would be paid by the Travel Agent from whom I had booked the tickets and that was all the way down South, i.e. Bengaluru. As a result, I was forced to borrow money from an acquaintance to purchase the flight tickets for Guwahati for myself and my family members.

Through this letter my sincere request to the concerned authorities to kindly find a permanent solution for this matter, instead of relying on Air India, which is  also like Pawan Hans Copter service ,the most unreliable Airline especially to cover the destination to Lilabari Airport.

Yours etc.

A Concerned Citizen

Itanagar, (on email)

 

 

Evolve a constructive culture as one people one state

Dear Editor

 Many sane people will agree with Tongam Rina's write up regarding the negative impact of RTI act. Those people who really are contributing towards the development of our state are a silent mass, they neither have the time nor the inclination to spend their time on finding faults in the system. We have to accept the fact that many of our brethren who are involved in RTI activities cannot convince the authenticity of their work to the general public and they do find little support in the process. Instead if they take the initiative and focus their time and energy on new avenues of development they would have won many hearts and heal many ills because unlike many of our brethren they are fortunate enough to be educated and have seen the light of the day. In future we should shed this legacy and evolve a constructive culture as one people one state.

Yours,

Oyin

Pasighat,  (on email)

 

 

 

 

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