ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Sainik School Imphal Alumni Association, Arunachal Chapter
(SSIAAC) has lauded the promotions of two of its members in their respective fields
While congratulating Dr. Rachob Taba on his new assignment as Registrar of the Rajiv
Gandhi University, SSIAAC headed by PHED chief engineer Tagong Ketan as president
and Er. Hage Bida as general secretary felt that with Dr. Rachob’s vast and varied
experience as an educationist, the university would have a new look in the field
Also lauding the appointment of Taru Talo as the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri
District, SSIAAC hoped that the district would have a new look in administration
and all-round development with his appointment.
Talo hails from Hija village of Lower Subansiri District and graduated in B.Sc from
National Defence Academy Khadakvasla and B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from Naval
College of Engineering INS Shivaji, Lonavala, Maharastra. He is the first naval officer
from the state. After resigning from the Indian Navy, he joined as an Extra Assistant
Commissioner in 1993 after qualifying the APPSC examination. He had earlier served
the state Govt. in various capacities including EAC, SDO and ADC prior to his new
assignment, according to SSIAAC.
Capacity building workshop for SSA staff
Pasighat, Jun 11: A 5 days capacity building training cum workshop for BRCCs, CRCCs,
BRPs, teachers and wardens of residential schools under SSA began here today.
Addressing the inaugural programme, Dr M Perme, DRCHO (i/c DMO) suggested the trainees
to attend the programme sincerely. He said that this capacity building programme
would very beneficial for them to update their knowledge and know the latest technologies
and methods of teaching-learning and school management.
DDSE cum DPO SSA T. Talom exhorted the trainees, especially those who are managing
the residential schools, to use the locally available resources for development of
education in the educationally backward areas. He appreciated some of the schools
which are running successfully despite fund crunch. He appealed them to be disciplined,
dedicated and evolve an effective system to run their institutions properly. The
DDSE also wanted that complete transparency is maintained, especially in financial
While urging the DMO to impart some important health related education to the students,
the DDSE urged for regular health check up and treatment of the students.
Earlier, Kalom Ering Dist. Co-ordination while briefing the aim and objective of
the training, informed that there are six co-education and two residential schools
in the district which are located in the Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB). He
hoped that the training would help in improving the education scenario of the district
by imparting quality education. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) East Siang
has conducted district level farmers training for farmers’ friend of Pasighat and
Ruksin today at Pasighat.
Inaugurating the program Dr. B N Hajarika, Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry
CAU Pasighat called upon the farmer friend to be messengers of government and farmers.
O Daring Principal cum Director of SAMETI GTC emphasized the importance of agriculture
in human life.
Association reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Arunachal Pradesh Democratic Youth Association (APDYA) has demanded
suspension of the director of school education for his alleged involvement in financial
irregularities during his tenure as DDPI in education department at Pasighat.
In a representation to the governor today, APDYA also demanded arrest of then cashier
for his alleged involvement in the scandal. It further said that the state Govt should
hand over the case to CBI for proper investigation.
Demanding appointment of a new director of school education from AGMUT cadre, the
association urged the state government to cancel appointments in group C and D
category posts in education department saying that the appointments were made with
violation of recruitment rules.
Association backs Union’s demand
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Seema Panchayat Youth Welfare Association today supported the
demand raised by the All Sagalee Students Union and urged the department concerned
to take immediate action against the officer who had allegedly misused Rs 10 lakh
in the name of construction of community Hall at Seema.
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers’ Union in a letter to Principal
Chief Conservator of Forests demanded that no any NOC/LPC be issued for construction
activities inside the IG Park.
Association condoles driver’s death
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: All Naharlagun Tourist Taxi Association (ANTTA) condoled the untimely
demise of Taxi driver of Naharlagun Taxi stand Ram Chandra Shaha. Some unknown
persons reportedly hired Shaha’s vehicle and killed him at Tezpur on June 5 last,
said the Association in a release.
The ANTTA team led by its President Kome Yangfo and secretary general Tagio Sonam
brought the body of Shaha and handed over it to his family members at Jamuguri (Assam)
and also paid some compensation, the association added.
Meanwhile, ANTTA appealed to the police to nab the culprits and also appealed to
Capital DC to issue permission for construction of small counter room near Taxi stand,
Naharlagun so that a proper register could be maintained for security and safety
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Under the initiative of SDO Mariyang and ZPM, a social service
was organized near Kolung village Upper Siang district recently.
During the day the team repaired abutment of bailey bridge over Singak stream near
Kolung Village and also temporarily leveled undulations, trimming bumps, filled up
potholes and widen narrow portions of the road over a stretch of 20
km between Mariyang to Singak bridge.
It is worth mentioning here that the one and only road connecting Pasighat to Yingkiong
via Mariyang in Upper Siang District is neither taken care of by Trans Arunachal
Highway nor the PWD Department, as a result the road and bridges degrade along the
said road and create lots of inconvenience in terms of communication throughout the
The Highway Department with their construction companies should take care of the
said road and initiate repair and maintenance works besides executing their tendered
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: A block level Carrom competition organized by Arunachal Pradesh
Carrom Association began at Kamba, West Siang today.
Inaugurating the tournament, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress vice president Nyamar
Karbak appreciated the effort of APCA for popularizing the game in nook and corner
of the state. Taking the opportunity, the APYC vice president exhorted the youths
to avail the benefit of various govt sponsored welfare schemes. Discouraging bandh
culture, Karbak urged the youth not to choose the path of bandh as a mean of protest
which affects mostly the daily wage earner, business community and common people.
Out of the total 220 players, 120 are taking part in singles and 100 in doubles.
ECDS advocates for separate LPG depot at Capital
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS) today urged
the state Civil Supply minister to take steps for creation of separate LPG depot
in the Capital Complex to cater to the need of increasing number of population. Expressing
concern over the acute crisis of gas cylinder, the Society also appealed to the
Papum Pare district administration and civil supply department to streamline the
LPG distribution system for the convenience of customers.
While pointing out the ongoing four lane highway construction work from Hollongi
to Chimpu, the ECDS has appealed to the state Govt for early construction of Banderdwa
to Itanagar four-lane highway with the help and cooperation of public.
Sr officer visits OWA
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Rajiv Rai, Director, Deptt. of Personnel and Training, GoI paid
a visit to Oju Welfare Association (OWA), Naharlagun today. He was highly impressed
by the activities being undertaken by the organization for the welfare of poor/orphan
and destitute women.
Rai was accompanied by Mamta Riba, Director of Art & Culture.
Sena impressed with Institute of capacity building at Sikkim
JORETHANG, SIKKIM, Jun 11: Highly impressed with the State Institute of Capacity
Building (SICB) here, Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry
& Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena yesterday announced to move the cabinet
for introducing such concept in his home state.
He said that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is keen in making the youth worthy
citizens and true partners of nation building through capacity building which in
turn would resolve the nagging unemployment problem, would be happy to appreciate
the concept which would ultimately spring up in state’s each 60 assembly constituencies.
He lauded the Sikkim government, particularly Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for conceiving
the noble idea of setting up of SICB aimed at tackling unemployment and sought its
guidance and cooperation. Sikkim is a progressive state and could be a role model
for the country for its pioneering endeavours in various fields, particularly tourism,
horticulture and agriculture for speedy socio-economic development of the people,
he pointed out.
Unemployment has taken a menacing form with multiplying tenacity surpassing all efforts
at state and central level besides various agencies to tackle, but the SICB’s novel
concept is highly impressive, Sena said to make a special mention of the chief minister’s
understanding of the deep-rooted problem.
Sikkim and Arunachal have many commonness and it is high time for both the states
to exchange each other’s views for self corrective steps in mutual interest, he reasoned.
Sena accompanied with agriculture commissioner Hage Kojin, agriculture (Marketing)
director AK Purkayastha, Jairampur ADC M Roy, horticulture deputy director Narang
Tani, MARKFED MD S Laskar, National Youth Project state president HP Biswas and state’s
senior journalist Pradeep Kumar arrived here Sunday evening on a three-day trip to
learn more about livelihood schools set up one in each 31 constituencies of this
SICB chief administrator SD Dhakal, who gave a details information about the Institute
through a PowerPoint presentation, said that the SICB aims at creating human resources
in areas identified through public demands, including tourism (8000), handicraft
(3000), transport (1000), agriculture & allied (4000), construction (5000), retail
business (1500) and industry (5000) by 2015.
Only Sikkimese in the age group of 18 to 34 are admitted to such school with a monthly
stipend of Rs 2,500 subject to 85% attendance taken daily through MIS, which the
state government provides besides 3-year interest free loan to those interested to
start their ventures. The poor students incapable of higher studies within or outside
the state or the drop outs are chosen for various short courses in the SICB (annual
intake capacity 1,500) with hostel and boarding facilities.
The SICB has inked an MoU with IGNOU, which has approved the courses, syllabus
& curriculum and provides the certificates, Dhakal said, adding State Board of Livelihood
Schools Sikkim (SBLSS) has been notified by GoS to function under the chairmanship
of HRDD minister.
In all 1,607 passed out SICB trainees have got placements, including 906 of their
own till March 31, 2011 including in some metropolitan cities under the strict monitoring
of the SICB and parents to avoid any harassment to the trainees, he informed.
The SICB has also signed MoU with IIE , Guwahati, to provide EDP for 31 Li-Schools
to carry out their own business, MoU with North East Regional Livelihood Project
funded by World Bank to look after the livelihood options and the NERAMAC for marketing
that pushed up the rate of kiwi from through away price to Rs 1,000 per kg.
During a brain storming interactive session, Dhakal responding to a volley of queries
from Kojin, Purkastha and Tani informed that the Sikkim exports a number of agri-horti
products besides off season vegetables while the certification process for 11,000
hectares area of the total 75,000 hectares target has been complete.
After projects to central ministries failed to yield any response, the GoS funded
the initiative with the government directing each department to set aside 2% of its
annual budget for capacity building, he added.
Centre to increase IAY fund for Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Jun 11: Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh assured to increase
the fund allocation for Arunachal Pradesh for Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme from
the present Rs.45800 to Rs.75000 per house.
The Union Minister’s assurance came after Tuki highlighted the problems related to
various schemes like water supply and PMGSY roads, among others during a meeting
at New Delhi today.
The chief minister was accompanied by Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy, Power and
RD Minister Tanga Byaling, Social Welfare and WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Tourism
and RWD Minister Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretary (PHE) Karikho Kri and Palin
MLA Takam Pario.
For PMGSY, the Union Minister informed that his Ministry would introduce a Special
Dispensation for Arunachal Pradesh. To this effect, the Union Minister said that
the length of the bridges would be increased from the present 50 meters up to a length
of 100 metres.
Ramesh also gave his in-principle approval for connectivity to 270 habitations with
a total cost of approximately Rs.1918 crores in the current financial year 2012-13.
He also approved the upgradation of 500 kms of the existing PMGSY roads in the state
and has asked the State Government to submit the proposal for the same.
For the water supply schemes under PHE, the Union Minister agreed to the request
of the delegation to provide additional funds to the state. CM, Media Cell
JJ Singh’s autobiography released
Itanagar, Jun 11: The autobiography of Arunachal Pradesh Governor and former Indian
Army Chief General (Retired) JJ Singh was released at Imperial Palace New Delhi
The book titled “A Soldier’s General: An Autobiography” (Harper Collins), was released
by 93-year-old marshall of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, the only surviving military
veteran with a five-star rank.
The book, which will also be published in Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi,
Telugu and Malayalam languages, is an accounts of Singh’s life as a third generation
soldiers who rose to become the 22nd chief of the Indian Army.
The book also covers the general’s origin, childhood, cadet years, services, Kargil,
defence diplomacy, reflections, future of the armed forces and the general’s tenure
as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the audience at the launch of the book, Singh said that he got inspiration
as author and soldier from his grandfather, who had served in the 1/67 Punjab Regiment
during the First World War in Mesopotamia and Kut-al-Amara, both in present day Iraq.
It took the former Army Chief four years to complete the book. He had decided to
write down his memoir after he was appointed Army Chief on November 27, 2004.
Admitting that writing autography is a very tough task, the general said: “Five years
ago, I decided to pen my life. Now I understand why few (armed forces) chiefs have
taken the call. But I was determined. And finally wrote the events as they happened
“My present position prevented me from writing about sensitive issues. Nevertheless,
the book is a lucid account of a simple soldier, who reached the top of the Army
without a godfather,” he said.
“ I have narrated my innermost thoughts and written personalized descriptions of
the events that I have witnessed,” he added.
Agencies with input from PRO, Raj Bhawan
Fund crunch hits Ledum drinking water project
RUKSIN, Jun 11: Fund shortage due to escalation of prices of construction materials
hit the Rs 17.42 crore mega drinking water project at Ledum under Ruksin subdivision.
Non release of additional fund for completion of the remaining work of the project
has forced the executing authority to put a halt to remaining work of the project,
official sources said adding that 90 per cent of the project work has already been
completed. The project was scheduled to complete in April, 2011.
Officials of PHED, Pasighat sub division informed that an additional fund of Rs 2.80
crore under Special Plan Allocation (SPA) was approved by state government for completion
of the remaining works; but the amount has not been released yet. However, installation
of underground ductile iron (DI) pipes at river crossing points and suspension bridge
over Peneng and Silley River are on progress.
The department is reportedly planning to start water supply to some selected locations
from the mega project before its completion.
The project, which is designed to collect water from Lasing River, would cover 19
villages of Ruksin subdivision with a population of more than 16,500. The main storage
tank set up at Ledum village has a capacity to store about 16, 66,000 litres water.
NES, ANSU, APCC oppose bandh
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Nyishi Elite Society (NES), All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and many
other organizations today opposed the proposed 48 hours capital bandh on June 13-14.
NES and ANSU condemned the proposed capital bandh called by All Nyishi Youth Council
(ANYC), Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum and Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization saying
the bandh is being called without mandate.
While opposing the bandh as illegal, the NES said there are appropriate recognized
and mandated forums to take care of the issues on age relaxation for APST and land
allotment to non-APST for which law of the land and implementing agency are already
Regarding the wrong publication of the Nyishi in the GK, the NES said “We have pardoned
the publishers of the GK for instant media apology for the inadvertent error and
immediate withdrawal of the books already published incurring huge losses to the
publishers even before our intervention.”
Repeated bandh call badly affects the business community, daily wage earners and
the patients, the Society said and appealed all the denizen of the capital to defy
the bandh call. The Society also appealed the state Government to come out with
clear vision on the issues and resolve the issues through dialogue with the concerned
appropriate mandated organizations. It further urged those organizations to refrain
from bandh culture which is against the interest and welfare of the people.
While condemning the bandh call proposed by three organizations, ANSU said the organization
trio should have consulted apex body like NES and ANSU before raising issues concerning
the Nyishi community.
Bandh call, when the RGU and Arunachal Law Academy students are writing exam and
many students are preparing to take admission outside the state for further study,
is seriously affecting the academic career of the students, ANSU said and urged
the organizations to think for greater cause, not to indulge in such bandh and adopt
other democratic means of protest.
Terming the bandh call illegal and unconstitutional, APCC appealed to the citizen
particularly its frontal wings to openly defy and discourage the bandh culture.
Referring the demands of the three organizations including enhancement of age criteria
of APPSC candidates and cancellation of land allotment to non-APSTs, the Congress
Party said demands should be placed before the appropriate platform for discussion
which may need special legislation. The bandh call is politically motivated and
instigated by some vested interest group, the APCC said while adding that organizations
have chosen wrong way to register their protest.
APYC and National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Unit appealed to the
people, particularly business community not to support such bandh called by any organizations.
There are other democratic ways to protests, both APYC and NSUI said and urged the
bandh callers to go for dialogue with the government for finding a solution to their
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) also opposed the bandh saying that bandh
call hampers the development activities and economy of the state. It urged the
organizations to hold dialogue with the Govt for solutions to their demands.
The parents’ coordination committee of North East Homeopathic Medical College and
Hospital, Itanagar appealed to the organizations to allow the college authorities
and the students of NEHM College and Hospital, Itanagar to peacefully conduct their
annual exams scheduled on the bandh dates.
Meanwhile, Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex opposed the bandh call
as it affect the normal life. It appealed bandh callers to think twice before declaring
Sigh of relief for Gadam Ete
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The post election battle between Parliamentary Secretary Home Gadam
Ete and her challenger Dutter Padu continues. Days after Guwahati High Court quashed
the election of 30- Aalo West Assembly constituency MLA Gadam Ete, today the Supreme
Court of India admitted the appeal filed by him and passed an order continuing the
stay of the judgment which had earlier been granted by the High Court on 5th June
With this order the earlier order of the High Court declaring election of Gadam Ete,
as void and declaring Dutter Padu as the successful candidate, stands stayed, on
the same terms as set by the High Court.
While talking to this daily, Gadam Ete expressed happiness over this new development.
The court battle between two started immediately after election results were declared.
Padu filed a case in October 2009 claiming that postal votes were rigged. The election
campaign between Gadam Ete and Dutter Padu was quite high profile. The two of them
are backed by their powerful engineer brother and husband respectively. “Gadam is
backed by his elder brother Gaken Ete who is Secretary WRD while Dutter Padu has
another powerful supporter in her husband Geyum Padu, Chief Engineer PHED. In the
clash between these high profile people, it is the poor citizen of Aalo who are suffering,”
stated a citizen of Aalo. With Supreme Court staying the order passed by High Court,
Gadam Ete has got temporary relief for now. However the people of Aalo West is desperately
looking for development activities and is quite fed up to see their leaders making
round of court.
Trainers training on tea cultivation
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Six trainees shortlisted by the Department of Trade and Commerce
are attending a-month-long training programme on tea cultivation at Tea Research
Association (TRA) Tocklai, Jorhat starting from June 13.
The team will be trained on various scientific techniques of tea cultivation for
taking up tea cultivation in their own. They would disseminate and share their experiences
with their fellow tea farmers in the state.
The second batch trainer’s training on tea cultivation was flagged off by Parliamentary
Secretary for Trade and Commerce Phosum Khimhun in a simple but impressive function
Speaking on the occasion, Khimhun appreciated the Department of Trade and Commerce
for its untiring effort to accelerate the tea movement and also for launching the
pilot project called “Sharing a cup of Tea Mission” at Pasighat recently.
He informed that the present State Govt. under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki is contemplating to launch the much anticipated Tea and Rubber mission under
“Green Arunachal Mission”. Under the Mission, it is proposed to provide financial
assistance to tea growers in order to convert traditional method of Jhum cultivation
into commercially more sustainable plantation crops like Tea, Rubber and various
He wished the trainees for successful completion of the training at TRA with the
motto of “Lets Learn, Cultivate Tea and Share Knowledge With Our Farmers”.
Tokong Pertin, Director, Trade and Commerce informed that the State Govt. has tied
up with Tea Research Association (TRA), Tocklai, Jorhat, Assam for one month trainers’
training programme on Tea cultivation at reasonable cost. The Institute (TRA) is
one of the most reputed institutions in the world for human resource development.
Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association vice president Nabam Nikia appreciated
the State Govt. for sponsoring the trainees for attending the training. He hoped
the trainees would acquire maximum knowledge from the training and the same would
be disseminated to their fellow tea farmers of the State.
S.Modi, Dy. Director, Trade and Commerce, Toko Togur and Jainy Badu, both Asstt.
Director, Trade and Commerce were also present on the occasion.
Panggeng calls for concerted efforts for speedy development
Yingkiong, Jun 11: A co-ordination meeting of all District Head of Departments (DHoD)
was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Rajesh Panyang
to discuss various developmental activities and law and order situation in the district
on June 8 last.
Addressing the meeting Parliamentary Secretary J.K Panggeng, appealed all the DHODs
to make concerted efforts for the development of the district saying that co-ordination
among various departments was most necessary to push developmental activities in
right direction. The vision for development of the area can be realized only through
a concerted efforts by the various departments, he said.
He stressed on exploiting horticulture and hydro-power potential of the district
for speedy development of Upper Siang. He suggested for taking up Dairy Farming,
awareness campaign on health and sanitation, campaign against opium addiction in
some parts of Upper Siang with the active help of PRI bodies.
MLA Alo Libang urged the DHoDs to work as a team for effective implementation of
developmental schemes in order to make Upper Siang a model district. The officers
should be present in their respective place of posting and make periodical tours
to interior areas to know the problems faced by the common man, he said while emphasizing
the need to inform and involve PRI Members during formulation of AOP so that developmental
schemes can be prioritized on pragmatic and actual need based.
ZP chairperson Dunggoli Libang suggested that the DHoDs should involve PRI members
in the areas where the Govt. has already notified powers and functions to the PRIs
bodies for implementation of developmental schemes.
A development meeting with public leaders and PRI members was also held in the afternoon
at Multi-Purpose Community Hall to discuss development and various other issues related
to Upper Siang.
Irregular power supply, drinking water problem, law and order, road communication
and land encroachments problems etc were came up for discussion in the meeting.
The meeting was also attended Parliamentary Secretary Panggeng, MLA Alo Libang, ZP
chairperson Dunggoli Libang and public leaders. DIPRO
Inauguration of Multipurpose Conventional Hall
LUMLA, Jun 11: The Multipurpose Conventional Hall named ‘Gahkid Zomkhang’ was inaugurated
by local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi at Lumla of Tawang district
today morning. The conventional hall with 200 seating capacity will be useful to
hold meetings, public gatherings, organize seminars and other such functions.
Tashi in his address grabbed the opportunity to highlight on an array of socio –
economic issues, laying paramount importance on quality education. He further added,
“The challenge is not in building infrastructure but in maintaining them”. “Along
with infrastructure developments we need to broaden our inner horizons and work together
for peace and prosperity”, he concluded.
The Parliamentary Secretary didn’t overlook to extend his gratitude to both the departments
of RWD and WRD for the commendable work execution.
The cutting of ribbon took place amidst the presence of - HODs of Lumla Sub-division,
ADC in – charge, ZPM, GBs, PRI members, DCC members and staff of government and
Aalo gets a much needed facelift
Aalo, Jun 11: The picturesque Aalo town situated at the confluence of Sipu and Siyom
rivers was given a much needed facelift today by organizing a mass cleanliness drive
by the 5 Mtn. Brigade and Urban Development Department under the active supervision
of the local MLA and district administration today.
Attending the cleanliness drive, local MLA and Minister Jarkar Gamlin appealed everyone
to keep their respective dwelling area neat and tidy. He appreciated all, including
traders, businessmen and general public for joining the social service. He announced
Rs. One lakh from his MLALAD fund for the cleanliness drive.
Joining the social service, Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete said that the district
administration would leave no stone unturned for making Aalo a clean and peaceful
town. The DC sought cooperation from all to make his dream fulfilled.
Marconi Potom, Dy. Director UD and Housing, Aalo thanked the 5 Mtn Brigade, Minister
Gamlin and district administration and people of Aalo town for joining the cleanliness
A large number of people, including women groups, general public, traders and businessmen
participated the social service voluntarily. DIPRO
Kaso inaugurates colony committee office
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: MLA Techi Kaso inaugurated Birup Colony Welfare Committee office
near Raj Bhawan Itanagar today.
On the occasion, Kaso said we should discourage criminal and immoral activities within
the colony and also discourage fine system.
He advised the gathering not to discriminate anyone in the name of religion, caste
or community as state capital belongs to all citizen and to guide the children properly.
Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum submitted by colony committee president Godak
Ruvi, Kaso assured to provide necessary help for construction of approach road from
IRBn, HUDCO to Sangrik Putung Colony vie Birup Colony within this financial year.
He also assured to provide other development assistance to the colony.
BCWC Chief Advisor Charu Hari and President Godak Ruvi, General Secretary Godak Taka
also spoke on the occasion. They appealed to the MLA to look into the grievances
of the colony dwellers like electricity and drinking water supply connectivity and
establishment of a primary school.
In another colony development meeting organized by C-Sector Welfare Committee and
C-Sector Youth Association, Naharlagun at Naharlagun, Kaso advised the gathering
to keep their sector neat and clean.
Libang inspects Sirnyuk hydel project
Yingkiong, Jun 11: Tuting -Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang inspected Sirnyuk Hydel at Jengging
on June six to have first hand information about the present status of hydel project.
The engineers of M/s Bieco Lourie Limited informed the visiting MLA that the restoration
and modernization works of the Unit-II of the hydel project has been completed but
it could not be made functional due to non receipt of battery bank. The engineers
duo assured that the executing company would arrange the battery bank and make the
Sirnyuk Hydel Unit-II functional within two months.
It is hoped that the problems of power supply being faced by the public of Yingkiong
and near by administrative Hqs. of the district would be solved with the re-commissioning
of Unit-II of the said Hydel.
Libang also inspected Siri MHS (250x2 KW) at Gossang the following day. It was told
by the representatives of M/s Biecco Lourie limited that few essential materials
like copper strips, cabling and DG set are required, which are being arranged immediately
and commissioning and trial run of the Siri Hydel will be done within 20 days time.
During the 2 day long tour, the MLA also visited the ongoing construction works of
Nubo Bridge across Siang river being undertaken by M/sGPT Infra Projects Limited.
M/s GPT Infra Projects Limited GN (Project) Atin Ghosh assured the MLA that the said
Nubo bridge would be completed in all respects and handed over to the Govt. by March,
Libang also visited Karko village and announced Rs. 50 lakhs for construction of
Karko village Dere.
On June 7, the MLA visited Govt. Higher Secondary School and Community Health Centre
at Jengging and further proceeded to Pubuk village (shifted from Gossang village
due to massive landslide during 2010) and assured to take up the public demands submitted
in the form of memorandum with the appropriate levels so that the grievances of the
villagers are redressed in time. He also assured to get the village recognized so
that various developments works could be taken up in due course of time.
The MLA also announced Rs. 10 lakhs for Extension of the existing Dere of Moying
The MLA was accompanied by heads of various department, including SE (HPD), Jengging,
EE (E & M), Pasighat and Aalo, EE (HPD), Geku and EE (Elect), Yingkiong, public
leaders and office bearers of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society. DIPRO
Campaign on protection of forest and wildlife
Seppa, Jun 11: The month-long campaign to create awareness among the masses of the
need to protect forest and wildlife organized by Kasser Valley Welfare Organization
(TVWO) under the leadership of its chairman Madang Sonam at various identified places
of East Kameng district from May 1 concluded at Pampoli, 7 km from Seppa on June
A mass plantation programme was organized on the concluding day which was attended
by PRI members, GBs, public and forest officials and carried out plantations in and
around Govt. Higher Secondary School Pampoli.
Attending the programme, ADC Tage Tado appreciated the efforts of the TVWO to instil
a sense of love for the environment and the nature among the masses. He said that
we have to change our attitude and behavior towards the nature and develop a sense
of love for it. Talking on use of explosive in the rivers of the district for fishing,
he said that district administration had already issued notice prohibiting use of
explosives. He sought the cooperation from the GBs and public in apprehending the
Sonam, who also is Member CAMPA of State forest, said that wildlife in Arunachal
Pradesh is on verge of extinction due to excessive hunting. The need of the hour
is to protect them, he said. He discouraged use of explosives in the river which
kill the fishes along with other aquatic animals. He advised the people to be hardworking
and not to go for easy money.
Gyamar Nima, DFO dwelt at length about the scheme CAMPA.
Dadi Rimo, ASM reminded the people that Gun Licences are issued for self-protection
but not to kill the animals. He agreed to donate land for the scheme CAMPA in consultation
with the villagers. The ASM, however, urged the authority to make the guidelines
and provision of the CAMPA available. DIPRO
Menchukha needs Govt attention
I would like to draw the attention of the concern authorities towards the basic problems
faced by the people of Menchukha in West Siang district. Menchukha is located more
than 6000 ft above the sea level near Indo-China border and the area is famous for
pine tree. Menchukha is also known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations
for its scenic beauty including eye catching pine tree groove and pleasant climatic
condition. But now this pine tree species are on the verge of extinction due rampant
timber cutting for various purposes.
Some young boys are always busy in timber cutting as earning source due to lack
of self-employment avenues and scientific knowledge on horticulture or horticulture.
Therefore, I would like to appeal the state Government to pay more attention to Horticulture,
Agriculture and Tourism sectors and encourage the people to take up self-employment
ventures in these sectors. At the same time the concern authorities should launch
awareness campaign on the need of preserving forest and environment in Menchukha
West Siang District
Tree plantation a must for beautification
This is regarding news article about the beautification of the Capital Complex. In
the connection, I would like to request the concerned officials to take up mass
plantation programme on priority basis along the road side of Capital as part of
the beautification programme. It will be helpful in many ways – increase the scenic
beauty of Capital and help reduce climate change. The plant species to be selected
must be of local origin. Eagerly waiting to see the new face of our capital complex.
Stop use of DDT
Arunachal has recently observed the World Environment Day with an aim to preserve
the environment. But the big question is how far we have achieved our goal in preserving
In one hand we are talking about maintaining and preserving the environment and on
the other hand the Government is indiscriminately using the DDT during summer season
to prevent malaria and breeding of mosquitoes in villages. Studies reveal that the
benefit of DDT is minimal in compared to environmental and ecological damage it causes.
There was a time when sparrows and hawks used to flock around the huts and streets;
foxes used to howl at night and stole our goats. Now I do not see these birds and
animals in Seijosa in East Kameng district. Recently concerned department applied
DDT in the villages of Seijosa without any concern for the environment and the ecology.
Villagers also complain ineffectiveness of DDT to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes
now. The illiterate villagers are even applying DDT on the vegetable plants and trees
to prevent from pests without knowing its detrimental effects on health and environment.
I as a common citizen relate this to the indiscriminate uses of DDT only. The Environmental
department, if it exists in the state and the forest department should go for detailed
studies to preserve the environment. Only awareness on the forest fire won’t serve
the purpose. In other part of the country, the use of DDT has been banned but why
our so called peace state is lagging behind in all aspects.
I through this daily urge the government to stop the use of DDT in the state and
also request the learned citizens of the state to prevent the use of DDT in your
localities and villages and acquaint the villagers of its bad effects on the environment
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World needs more health workers
The world is facing shortage of over four million health workers and 57 countries
are experiencing a critical shortage. The health workforce shortage has received
increased attention over the past few years, starting with the World Health Organization’s
2006 World Health Report on the crisis. Health systems are still weak or failing
in many countries, and health workers are witnessing how every little failure touches
A healthy community, though, is more than a community with access to a health worker.
It’s more than an absence of acute illness. Climate change, social inequities, poverty,
armed conflict and other humanitarian crises, and pollution are just some of the
factors affecting health and the ability of health workers to do their jobs.
However, many countries have invested in strengthening national health systems and
creating a policy environment that supports human resources for health. Individuals
and communities around the globe are increasingly interconnected. Health workers
are links within communities. Health workers can truly be change agents in helping
their communities come together to address a myriad of challenges with local solutions
and bringing the voice and needs of their communities forward.
A dramatic shift is necessary to solve some of the most pressing global health problems.
Countries need more health workers, and they need to better prepare them to operate
in a more integrated world.