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2013
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June  28

CASH REWARD STANDS

 

The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006

 

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DC stresses on quality education

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The District Level SSA, RTE, RMSA,Mid-day Meal Implementation Committee discussed various problems and issues in implementation of those schemes in a meeting the conference hall of Tawang deputy commissioner on June 24.

The members present were: - DFO, DDSE, representative from the PHED Tawang, RWD Tawang , Electrical Department Tawang, UPO Tawang, BEOs and other Coordinators of SSA Zilla Mission, Tawang .

In the meeting various problems and issues were discussed in connection with the ongoing SSA/RMSA/RTE/MDM Programmes of the District.

Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Abhisek Dev stressed more upon the quality education and assured to extend all necessary help to improve the literacy rate by providing different incentives to the children.

The DDSE of the district assured to bring about a change in the educational scenario of the district with the help and cooperation of the members of the Implementation Committee.

Maling Gombu, Chairman of Youth Action for Social Welfare, Tawang has also highlighted the various problems of the teaching staff in the KGBV schools in particular and urged to improve the quality of the education.

The Tawang DFO also spoke in the meeting emphasizing on quality education.

 

 

24th Hong Dree Football Tournament

MMDSC, SCBT, KNTBFC enter quarterfinals

ZIRO, Jun 27: Miring Manni Diko Sichusi Club (MMDSC) trounced Sambu Club B-Team (SCBT) 6-1 in the last league match of the 24th Hong Dree Football Tournament at Hanoko today. Though both the teams have already entered the quarterfinals the match was played to decide the winner of Group-D.

Bullo Khoda of MMDSC scored in 27th, 39th, 49th and 54th minutes while Kago Obing and Budi Taker score one goal each in 24th and 56th minutes of the match.

The consolation goal for SCBT was scored by Narang Yubbey in 29th minute of the first half.

Earlier in first match of the day, Narang Tallo Budhi Football Club (KNTBFC) knocked Siiro Sports Club (SSC) out of the tournament and entered into quarterfinals. The winning goal for KNTBFC was scored by Bullo Tagia in 21st minute of the first half.

The winner of Group ‘A’ Young Gunner Football Club will meet Runner up of Group ‘C’ Kago Narang Tallo Budhi Football Club in first quarterfinal tomorrow while the second quarterfinal will be played between winner of Group ‘C’ Sambu Club A’-Team  and runner up of Group ‘A’) Hibu Punyo B-Team on the same day.

 

Implementation of flagship progs reviewed

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), in an interactive meeting with AICC Secretary and In-Charge Arunachal Pradesh Dr. K Jayakumar in presence of Party President Mukut Mithi, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and party legislators at the Chief Minister’s official Bungalow here yesterday.

The  meeting reviewed implementation and monitoring of as many as 16 on-going national flagship programmes/schemes in Arunachal Pradesh and discussed on fulfillment of party manifesto released during general election in 2009.

Addressing the meeting, Dr. Jayakumar wanted full implementation of all the ongoing flagship programs with cent percent results in the state. He also instructed the party leaders to fulfill all the promises made in the election manifesto.

The AICC secretary called upon the party workers to be sincere and dedicated to the party activities.

Meanwhile, the meeting, in view of the ensuing parliamentary election, has resolved to gear up party activities at various levels to fight the election successfully.

 

ITBP recruitment rally

AALO, Jun 27: Special Recruitment rally for ITB Police will be held from July 3 to 12 next at its ITBP complex Aalo exclusively for West Siang and Upper Siang districts.

Meanwhile, 20th Bn. ITBP is also organizing a pre-recruitment preparation programme at the same venue before start of the rally. Interested candidate may contact Commandant

20th ITBP Police Office, Aalo to avail the opportunity. DIPRO

 

HC sets aside impugned transfer order

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench has set aside the impugned transfer and posting order issued on April 11, 2013 whereby the petitioner K K Hazarika, an EE of rural work department, has been transferred from Changlang division to Pasighat division.    

Pronouncing its judgment on June  25 last on a writ petition (C) No 124 (AP)/   2013 filed by petitioner K K Hazarika challenging the transfer order  of the Govt, Justice B D Agarwal in his order said “… I hold that the impugned transfer order is vitiated by malafide and arbitrariness. I also hold that the transfer of the writ petitioner was not in public interest. Resultantly, the impugned order Dt 11-04-2013 stands set aside. The stay order  Dt. 18-04-2013 is hereby made absolute.”

 

ALSU reacts

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has reacted to the clarification given by the director of rural development department regarding appointment of Joint Director (Agri and Allied).

Terming the  departmental clarification as fabricated and  false, ALSU in a release today said that  there is no recruitment rule in place for the said post in the Department of RD and there are already two Joint Directors in the Department since last 10 ten years. Why the Government has appointed the Joint Director Agri & Allied to deal with schemes like MGNREGA/IAY/IWMP etc.  when there are two regular Joint Directors (RE) of RD Department, it questioned.

Good numbers of officer including Deputy Directors are posted at the Directorate to deal with the schemes and they are manning efficiently. Hence induction of extra officer from outside for dealing with IWMP/MGNREGA is not necessary, it claimed  and  said that the appointment was made in violation of govt norms.

 

Sainik sammelan of 36 CRPF Bn held

KHONSA, Jun 27: The Sainik Sammelan of 36 CRPF Bn was held at Khonsa recently.

Addressing the sammelan, Commandant of the 36th CRPF BC Sharma urged the officers and all ranks to work with utmost dedication and sincerity adding that they must place service and loyalty before self. He also highlighted some of the major achievements of the Battalion in maintaining law and order and rule of law.

The Commandant further highlighted on various civic actions schemes undertaken by the Battalion under his command. It may be mentioned here that during his two years tenure as CO, 36 Bn CRPF, Sharma created six new company posts at Kaimai, Dadam, Tissa, Wakka, Longding and Deomali. He also conducted a number of civic action programmes in various places of the district which benefited the local people greatly and also guided his Battalion efficiently in containing insurgency in the district. DIPRO

 

Disaster Management Committee meeting

AALO Jun 27:  Disaster Management Committee meeting was held today under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo at DC’s Conference Hall where ITBP, Army, Police, Public Leader and all HODs  have attended and reviewed the Disaster Management Contingency Plan of the district to sensitize the people for preparedness of any eventuality in the Monsoon time.

All the speaker has lamented upon the poor road condition and BSNL mobile service of the district and urged BRTF & Telecom Department to improve their services immediately, as these two communication services will play a vital role in the eventuality of nature hazards.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner has urged the Panchayat leader to prepare a Community Contingency Plan and make awareness programme in their respective villages/areas and has also directed DF&CSO to stock available essential commodities during this period. DIPRO

 

Association mourns member’s death

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: All Lower Subansiri Maxi-Cab/Bus Association today deeply mourned the sudden demise of  Mobia Baro,  Joint Secretary of the association, who died on 22 June last. Association stated that he was dedicated and sincere member of the association. It conveyed its heartfelt condolence to bereaved family

 

Training on SRI

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The two days training on “System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for Higher Production and Productivity in Arunachal Pradesh” organized jointly by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), West Siang and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Basar and sponsored by RKVY, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh concluded today.

Attending the inaugural session, Dr. R Bhagawati, Joint Director, ICAR Basar assured all help from his side for making the system of rice intensification a grand success to make the state self sufficient in rice and boost up the productivity above the national average. He further assured the parcipating farmers to extend technical support and critical inputs for Paddy, Maize, Groundnut cultivation and vegetable seeds to grow in their respective places.

Karbom Riram, DAO, Aalo stressed the importance of SRI for higher production which will help them improve their livelihood.

A. Kirankumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy) discussed in details through PowerPoint presentation and on-field demonstration on SRI for higher production and productivity in Arunachal Pradesh.

Rita Nongthombam, SMS (Plant Breeding) explained through PowerPoint presentation on “conservation and storage of rice seeds for next season crop and awareness on protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights” and Dr Raghuveer Singh, Scientist (Plant Pathology) on major diseases of rice and their control measures.

 

SMC appeals for school building renovation

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The newly formed school management committee of Govt. ME School, Puroik Colony, Papu Nallah, Naharlagun has appealed to the authority concerned for early renovation of the school building, which is lying in a dilapidated condition, informed SMC president Adang Yacho.

 

Solve the problems of Damin area: Org

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The All Damin Area Youth Organization (ADAYO) has urged the DC, DDSE and the MLAs of Kurung Kumey district to take immediate steps to check the public grievances in the area before they are forced to resort to more drastic measures.

In the release, the ADAYO while informing the ailing state of the schools, which are either heavily understaffed or non-functional, the failure of the Public Distribution System (PDS), leading to many suffering from hunger, choosing to migrate to a more suitable place for livelihood, poor government departments’ infrastructures, are a shelter for domestic animals rather than official work, it questioned the government if this situation will prevail in the future.

 

KVK training

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Training on scientific management of sweet orange for higher yield and scientific management of composite fish farming was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lower Subansiri district today.

The Subject Matter Specialists in horticulture and fisheries trained the farmers on their respective subject and the key issue of the training.

The SMS in horticulture educated the farmers on disease control measures in orange orchard. A demonstration for mulching in pineapple was also done by the SMS.

Altogether 12 farmers participated in the training.

 

AGSU flays Govt. for not fulfilling demands

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) has lambasted the state government for turning a deaf ear to various demands of the union.

The state government, despite repeated pleas and reminders, has not yet fulfilled a single demand of the union, lamented the AGSU president in a release. He also informed in details about the Union’s meeting with the chief minister in his office chamber in December last year and the assurance given by the chief minister to look into its various demands.

AGSU has been demanding for up-gradation of Aalo District Hospital into General Hospital, establishment of a technical college at West Siang, renaming of State General Hospital, Naharlagun after Tomo Riba, revamping of Nigmoi Fruit Factory, establishment of permanent police check gate at present Assam-Arunachal boundary Likabali, allocation of adequate fund for infrastructure development of colleges and schools in entire Galo inhibited areas etc.

AGSU, in its meeting on June 25 also resolved to examine the all MOUs/ MOAs signed on hydro power projects in Siyom and Yomgo Basin, take up the Aalo-Likabali BRTF Road with BRTF officials for early renovation of the same and improvement of BSNL network.

 

 

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347 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

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Girls outshine boys in RGU undergraduate exams

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Girl students have once again outshone the boys in undergraduate examinations  results of which were  declared by Rajiv Gandhi University recently. Taba Milka of Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) has emerged as over all topper in Bachelor of Arts (BA) 3rd year honours examination. She also topped in her honours Geography subject. Taba Milka hails from Balijan circle under Papum Pare district.

Rita Seal of DGNC and Sabiya Khatoon of JNC secured 2nd and 3rd position respectively in BA 3rd year examination results.  In Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Sushant Saurabh Jha of DNGC secured 1st position followed by Drema Chozom and Hage Yakang of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat. Pretty Wangcha of Don Bosco College (DBC) Itanagar topped the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) honours paper. Juri Bikomiya of IGGC and Diki Choden Bhutia of DBC were second and 3rd respectively.

Following are the subject wise toppers - Economics -1st- Karaila Agatha K of DBC, 2nd - Bayir Ado of DBC and 3rd - Koncho Drema of DNGC.

Education-1st-  Thokchom Manju Devi, 2nd -  Lishi Unia and 3rd -Toko Yasso (all are students of DNGC).

English - 1st - Wangrum Hosai, 2nd - Mama Patum and 3rd - Gita Karki (all are students of DBC).

Hindi - 1st - position jointly shared by Kayin Pertin and Nyari Tawe of DNGC, 2nd - Bomyir Nyorak of DPGC and Chebi Mihu of IGGC

History -1st - Marpi Bagra of DBC, Sonam Choton of GCB and Tongyang Annu of SCC.

Political Science- 1st-  Geeta Gami of SCC and 2nd-  Yapi Maling SCC, 3rd - Tobi Lollen of DBC.

Sociology -1st Kenrik Doji, 2nd - Ronya Marbom and 3rd  Reshma Koj (all are students of DBC.)

Botany- 1st Drema Chozom, 2nd - Hage Yakang and 3rd - Santi Boko (all JNC)

Zoology- 1st Deepika Devi of DNGC, 2nd Nongdam Tangha of JNC and 3rd Sangeeta Biswas, DNGC.

Mathematic- 1st - Priya Jha of JNC, 2nd - Uttam Borah of DNGC and 3rd Swapna Upadhyaya of JNC.

Physics- 1st Sushant Saurabh Jha, 2nd Punyo Uma and 3rd  Kago Ado (all are students of DNGC.)

 

 

DDSE conducts surprise visit to Doimukh HS school

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Papum Pare DDSE T T Tara made a surprise inspection to the morning classes of the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Doimkuh today and found that the school was functioning smoothly. During morning shift classes from VI to VIII were running. However, out of 14 teachers of the morning shift, 9 teachers were present and 5 absent without any intimation.

The absentee teachers were served with show cause notice and the head of the institution was directed to continue the smooth study of the children in presence of Vice-Principal K. Nyodu.  DDSE also interacted with the students in presence of the teachers who were also advised to adopt child based teaching which would enhance the learning capacity of all children. Meanwhile, the DDSE has submitted its surprise inspection report to the Commissioner, Department of Education. The Commissioner also directed the DDSE to continue the surprise inspection of the schools, according to an official release.

 

 

Tezu cut off from rest of country

TEZU, June  27: Tezu, the headquarter of Lohit district and Wakro town are totally cut off from rest of country due to heavy and incessant rains in the district for last three days.

As per reports received the Noa Dehing river is flowing at 1.40 mtr above the normal level whereas all other rivers like Lohit and Kamlang and their tributaries are also in spate. Erosion has been reported from New Silatoo, Philobari, Mahaloni and Dharampur villages in Lekang circle. A total of 8 families have been shifted to safer places at New Silatoo and Duraliang villages of Tezu cicle.

Road communication to Tezu and Wakro has been disrupted at 8 km point on Tohangam-Brahmakund Road and at two places at Kamlang Nagar. 6 persons have been rescued at Kamlang Nagar by using elephant. Road communication to Tezu has also been disrupted via Alubarighat due to overflowing of Lohit river. The district administration, police and entire machinery has been geared up and kept ready for relief and rescue operation. Situation is monitored and all measures are being taken to deal with natural calamity, according to an official release.

 

 

Incessant rain throws life out of gear in Siang belt

Prafulla Kaman

PASIGHAT, Jun 27: Incessant rain over the last two days has paralyzed life in Siang belt, especially Ruksin, Nari-Koyu, Pasighat and Mebo areas in East Siang and parts of adjoining Upper Assam areas. Heavy showers has caused water clogging in several places  and  rain water overflowing the subways along National Highway-52 between Sille and Rani portion and Mirem portions of MMJ road between Mikong and Mirem villages.

The incessant rain, which has come after a long dry spell, has turned torrential in the region, crippled the people’s lives for the last two days. Incessant rain is causing water clogging in Pasighat and Ruksin township besides inundating paddy field at Pasighat, Sille, Ruksin and Mebo circles.

The hilly rivers and streams are seen overflowing and posing a threat to paddy fields and human habitations.

Surging water of Kadang river at Mebo eroded a culvert near Kadang bridge on Mebo-Dhola road this morning, snapped road communication for several hours. As such, strong current of Siku river between Pasighat and Mebo town is posing serious threat to Siku RCC bridge at its west abutment.

In a similar manner, the surging water of Ngorlung and Sille river under Ruksin circle is posing serious threat to the Bailey bridges along MMJ road, while large paddy field area located at its downstream are being submerged. Incessant rain also disrupting the construction works of National Highway between Silley and Pasighat while it creates problem in the ongoing works of Trans-Arunachal Highway between Pasighat and Pangin.

It may be recalled that recurring flood due to heavy rainfall in the region left a trial of devastation in the district. Flash flood damaged horticultural gardens, fish ponds and water pipelines besides a large area of crop fields in all circles of the district.

 

 

Clean Arunachal campaign reaches Jia village in LDV

ROING, Jun 27:  The Campaign Clean India - Arunachal was held at Jia village, 12 km from the district headquarters by the district tourism office on June 23.

This campaign is on the lines of the Union tourism ministry's Clean India Campaign - an initiative to improve the quality of services and ensure a hygienic environment in and around tourist destinations.

The clean Arunachal campaign was first launched at Ziro's Biiri village - the venue of three-day 'Ziro Festival of Music' by tourism minister Pema Khandu in September 2012.

The Jia campaign was attended by panchayat leaders, NGOs, school teachers, students and government officials including the district tourism officer T Tapak, under whose in-charge the campaign was carried out.

A slogan with ‘Clean Arunachal – Clean India’ was carried out where the participants took part enthusiastically cleaning up plastic disposals and unwanted weeds in the village.

Jia village is a popular tourist destination in Lower Dibang Valley district with numerous hot springs.

 

 

VHAAP president’s death condoled

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: The members and staff of Voluntary Health Association of Arunachal Pradesh (VHAAP) deeply mourned the death of its President Jikam Riba, a retired IAS officer.

Expressing grief and sorrow over death of Riba, VHAAP General Secretary and State BJP President Tai Tagak recalled his experience working with him.

With the death of Riba we have lost the most sincere and dedicated member of our organization. His death is an irreparable loss not only for his family but also entire state, said Higio Aruni, Vice President, VHAAP and Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipality. Recalling his immense contribution towards the growth of the organization and his association with various social organizations, Nani Kojin, Vice President, VHAAP and Chief Editor Arunachal Front described Riba as an able administrator, who guided the Association from the front.  

Dr. Biman Natung, DDHS and Tame Yam Natung, Executive Director, VHAAP also spoke on the occasion.  

Later, VHAAP felicitated both Tagak and Aruni for their achievement in their respective fields.

It may be mentioned here that while Tagak was appointed as State BJP President Aruni became the first chief councilor of Itanagar municipal.

 

 

Govt urged to contain drug menace

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: Amik Matai Society of Tezu has appealed to the State Govt. to initiate preventive and curative measures to curb the growing drugs, particularly opium, menace in Lohit district.

“The state government, the media and civil society should do everything possible to raise mass awareness about harmful effects of opium, alcohol and other illicit drugs and people involved in drug trafficking,” said AMS Secretary Ruzing Bellai.

As per the Opium Survey Report, 2010 of Lohit and Anjaw districts, 89.90% of the opium addicts were under the age group of 15-30 years and there had been a steep rise in opium addicts during the subsequent years in the twin districts, which is highly alarming, he informed. The report also highlighted the establishment of opium de-addiction centres in the opium affected districts of the state.

He opined that the day is not far when opium economy will predominantly shape the nature and the extent of insurgency in insurgency infested districts as happening in Afghanistan, where the Taliban thrives the Afghanistan’s illegal opium economy, if the government does not initiate various anti-narcotic programmes for eradication and creation of alternative and better income generating livelihood opportunities in the opium growing districts.

To mark the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, the Society organized awareness workshop on ill effects of opium, alcoholism and psychotropic substance (Drugs) abuse with pledge campaign among youth and students of various schools in Lohit district from June 25 with support of the Tax and Excise Department and the Lohit District Administration.

So far, 1200 students along with 50 teachers of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jeko, Primary School, Danglat, ME School, Mekailiang and High School, Loiliang took pledge to lead a drug free life and make the community drug free.  

Citing the positive response of the campaign against drugs, especially opium amongst the youth and the teaching community, the AMS Secretary assured to continue the anti- drug campaign in other schools of the district also in the coming days.  

The society also encouraged the student and teaching community to undertake the anti – drug campaign through SMS and other social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr apart from seminar, workshop, rally, debate and painting competitions during the awareness workshop.

The participating Tax and Excise Officer N Moyong said that despite continued and increased efforts by the local community, the opium addiction, alcoholism and other drug problem continue to pose a serious threat to public health, the safety and well-being of humanity, particularly young people, and the national security and sovereignty of states.

 

 

Disaster management training gets underway

Correspondent

PASIGHAT, Jun 27: A “Training of Trainers (ToT) on National School Safety Programme” organized by the District Disaster Management department of East Siang has got underway at District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) at Pasighat today.

The three-day programme on disaster management training sponsored by central government is aiming to create awareness on earthquake disaster among the community people in the district through the school students. The programme is covering a total 15 trainees including Block Resource Coordinator and Cluster Resource Coordinator of education department in East Siang district, who will be imparted training on earthquake preparedness and mitigation.

Inaugurating the ToT at DIET this morning, East Siang Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra said that training on disaster preparedness is related to survival of mankind. According to him, disasters are taking serious turn due to rapid degradation of natural resources. It was a man-made problem on this nature, which is collapsing our ecosystems and pushing the mankind towards an impeding danger.

Stating that ‘Prepared Community is Safe community’, the DC urged the people as a whole to be alert against the natural disasters as one cannot predict about intensity of devastation. He said that the people should learn a lesson from the states like Gujarat and Uttaranchal, which are suffering from ferocity of deluge.

The DC, who has acquired good knowledge on disaster preparedness, opined that schools are medium of spreading the knowledge on disaster management. He suggested the master trainers to conduct the trainings in “spice” and “interactive” manner.

Welcoming the trainers and trainees, Deputy Director of School Education Tani Talom said that increasing trend of natural calamities is alerting the mankind on the need of knowledge on disaster preparedness. Wishing them of a successful training, Talom urged the trainees to acquire practical knowledge and to impart such training to the concerned. Among others, District Disaster Management officer of Pasighat, G. Tsomu, District Adult Education Officer (master trainer) J. Yirang and the principal of DIET O. Tabing also present in the inaugural session.

Informing the programme provision, the DDMO said that the five ‘Master Trainers’ have already availed training in Shillong during October last year. Now, it has to create fifteen more trainers to impart training to as many as 200 school teachers in the district in next phase. The school teachers will finally impart training on earthquake preparedness in their respective schools.

The programme is introduced in two districts in the state- East Siang and Lohit.

 

 

Training for fish farmers held at Deomali

ITANAGAR, Jun 27: A 15 days training for fish farmers of Tirap and Longding districts commenced at KVK, Deomali yesterday.

Organized by the department of fisheries, Tirap under National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen, the training is being attended by 15 fish farmers of 12 villages of Tirap and Longding.

Both theory and practical sessions on different aspects of scientific and integrated fish farming will be conducted during the training.

Integrated fish farming, fish health management and fish seed production techniques were highlighted on the inaugural day through PowerPoint presentation by subject matter specialist (fisheries) of the KVK Dr.Rajdeep Dutta.

Tirap District Fisheries Development Officer Rup Narayan Pradhan, trained the farmers on scientific aspects of fish pond construction and management measures of semi intensive carp culture. He requested the farmers to learn the skills of scientific fish farming and work for making the districts self sufficient in fish production.

Fishery Officer Padi Pilia explained the farmers about Common carp breeding and operational aspects of a Chinese carp hatchery. The practical session was held at Govt. Fish Seed Farm, Deomali.

The in-charge of the Govt Fish seed farm, Deomali demonstrated the farmers the netting operation of various nets and preparation of supplementary feeds.  

The training program also include visit to fish ponds of progressive farmers of Deomali area.

Earlier, the training was inaugurated by KVK, Tirap Coordinator Dr. DSChhonkar. In his speech, Chhonkar urged the farmers of the districts to reap full benefit from the training and utilize the knowledge in practical field.

 

 

Story of a graphic designer with a vision

ZIRO, Jun 27: A large numbers of student complete their graduation in different subjects every year. But, majority of them are not lucky enough to land government jobs.

Some of the educated unemployed youth, who realize the limitation of job opportunities in Government agencies preferred to find an alternative line for himself and his livelihood. Some makes breakthrough with self employment and find more satisfaction than to Govt. job.

One educated unemployed youth, who decided to take up self employment rather than running from pillar to post to land govt. job is Taru Delyang, 26 of Hija village, Ziro. After doing his graduation (BE) in Electrical Engineering from BAMU, Aurangabad in Maharashtra in 2012, he preferred to become a freelance graphic designer. He has an extraordinary talent in graphic designing, especially with Photoshop and brought out many innovative arts and designing, out of which the sketch of an old Apatani woman in traditional look is found to be an impressive master piece. The sketch is not a drawing with lines, curbs or paint but artistically designed with alphabetic words carrying some stories of legend or with priestly words.

As it is a unique piece, his friends and well wishers suggest him to sell the masterpiece during celebration of 2013 Dree festival. He agreed and proposing to contribute 5% of the sell to ‘Mother’s Home’, a home for destitute, disable and old age, as charity. On asking, he told it took him 20 days to complete the sketch.

He wants to become a freelance graphic designer rather than seeking job.  (Contributed by Yachang Tacho)

 

 

Environmental public hearing on cement plants held

TEZU,  Jun 27: An environmental public hearing in respect of M/s Concast Cement Industries Limited on proposed Cement Plant (1.2 MTPA), Clinkerization Plant (1.0 MTPA) and Captive Power Plant (23 MW) was conducted at Manyuliang village, Chowkham in Lohit district on June 26 last.

The Public Hearing was chaired by Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma with P Ringu, Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board as member. All together 275 persons attended the public hearing. Prominent among them were local MLA & Parliam-entary Secretary (E&F) C T Mein and Zilla Parishad Member, Wakro, other panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras, NGOs, villagers, youths and students. Govt officers including CF Namsai, ADC Namsai, EAC Wakro  were also  attended the public hearing.

The Concast Cement Industry Ltd was represented by Sanjay Agarwal, Director, CCIL, Suresh Sharma, Director, CCIL, Vikas Jain, Sr. Executive, CCIL, Supriyo Das, Geologist, CCIL, Dr Marisha Sharma, Min Mec Consultancy Private Limited and Dinesh Salija, Holtec Consulting Private Limited.

The opinions, views, comments or objections of the people residing at and in the adjoining areas of the Project site likely to be affected by the establishment of the proposed Cement Plants were recorded and videotaped, according to an official release.

 

 

DC reviews agriculture and horticulture schemes

AALO, Jun 27:  West Siang District Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo with District Agriculture Officer and District Horticulture Officer and Officials had reviewed the progress and achievements of all the ongoing schemes of both the department such as HMNEH, NMMP, AEP, NEC Schemes under Horticulture department and RKVY, NFSM-Rice, RADP, CM’s Agri Mechanization Programme, Extension Reforms (ATMA) under Agriculture department in his office chamber recently.

The meeting was also attended by Co-operation, Transport and State Transport Service Minister Jarkar Gamlin. He urged both the departments to impart timely and routine trainings to extension functionaries and field level workers.

The Deputy Commissioner had advocated for maintaining transparency in implementing the schemes and selecting deserving and genuine beneficiaries. He had also felt the need for discouraging Jhum cultivation and asked District Agriculture Officer to introduce double cropping in WRC by taking up leguminous crops and pulses in Kabu, Pobdi and other feasible areas of West Siang on trial basis.

A vivid Power Point Presentation on the schemes was presented by the concerned departments on the day. DIPRO

 

 

Meeting on improvement of electoral rolls

KHONSA, Jun 27: A meeting was conducted at Khonsa today under the chairmanship of Tirap ADC H. Matcha in the ADC’s office chamber in connection with the improvement of the electoral rolls.

The meeting was attended by K. Tikhak ERO Hq, K. Goiba ERO, Longding, D. Bhuiya ERO of Pongchau,  Anu Bamin in-charge ERO of Dadam and Lazu.

In his address EAC- Cum- ERO K Tikhak, informed that the election commission is strongly stressing on the 100 per cent error- free electoral rolls, he therefore requested all the EROs to see that the appointed BLOs of their respective jurisdiction performed their assigned duties sincerely as per the guidelines and instruction issued by the Election Commission so that the target of error- free and qualitative electoral roll is achieved. He also asked all the EROs to conduct a meeting of the BLOs in their respective areas immediately to take up the activities as per the calendar of activities provided by the Election Commission.

ADC Matcha said that it is the duties of the EROs concerned to see that the works assigned to the BLOs are done properly and it should be monitored thoroughly.

It was also seriously noted that the EROs of Deomali, Kanubari and Wakka did not attend the meeting in spite of the communication received from the DEO regarding the meeting and such type of attitude is not at all appreciable, report added. DIPRO

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Floods: threat to urban settlements

The year 2013 will be a turning point in how governments around the world view the threat of floods in a new age of extreme weather events, predicted the Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

In the wake of recent flash flood fury in Uttarakhand, UNISDR has stressed on the need for early warning systems and reduction of social vulnerability through land use planning and leadership at local government level.

"India, Nepal, Canada and many countries in Europe have experienced huge losses over the last two months due to intense precipitation events which have triggered extreme flooding affecting millions of people's well-being and livelihoods, " UNISDR said.

According to UNISDR, flood management systems are a key to curb such catastrophes. It emphasized on the need for early warning systems, reduction of social vulnerability through land use planning and leadership at local government level.

UNISDR believes that floods are the single most widespread and increasing disaster risk to urban settlements of all sizes. About 250 million people have been affected annually by floods over the last ten years.

Major contributing factors to disastrous floods include poor urban planning which increases flood hazard due to unsuitable land use change; increases in paving and other impermeable surfaces. Poorly maintained drainage, sanitation and solid waste infrastructure are equally responsible.

 

Don’t set bad examples

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily I would like to draw the kind attention of all the Arunachalee fellows towards need for some deep introspection by people of our state. Here I refer 'Bad examples' to those people whose maximum acts set a bad precedent in the society and system. I have learned from our society that our old father narrates our ancient community war story with boastful manner and inculcate their children to glorify that old pattern of fighting.

These would be good for those days but for today's this is totally uncivilized and condemnable. Here, inculcating in boasting attitude is a bad example except if for national interest. However, we should deaf ear to such practices because our parents are illiterate.

But some agony and suspense in my mind is the condemnable act of some educated people whose act similar to that old parent's act of those days. Many educated people not teach their old father about civic life rather they follow their old father's unproductive activity of those ancient days.

Some bad examples I prefer to place are: the involvement of B.A, M.A graduate citizens in booth capturing incidence in recently conducted Panchayat election which violate the constitutional granted voting right. The involvement of the elite people in the same incidence; the more practice of corruption by the responsible officers; many types of encouragement given to criminal people by the MLA's and Ministers instead of giving safety measures to law abiding citizens; some organization and vested interest people for their penny end manipulatively mobilize the innocent people to perform barbaric act like extortion, fighting, threatening, unlawful protest against any developmental work or projects.

Yes, booth capturing and kidnapping of voters are common phenomena as we seen in other states or country but don't adopt such uncongenial culture. We Arunachalee are naturally peace loving people. For us, so and so practice generate more hatred; it does not suit for people and society. But repeated practice of such act may pose a danger like bad examples for our lovely Arunachalee.

Dear fellow citizens, think many times before you do these cited points. Keep in mind, whatever we are doing are being seen/heard by our younger brothers and sisters. Our all attitudes are imitated by our sons and daughters. When we ourselves do bad examples and become bad example then what education can we give them?

For this, everybody needs introspection whether our activities may set bad or good example for coming generation to follow.

Yours,

Karbia Tana

Govt. College Seppa

 

 

Eugenics and Human Betterment

Dear Editor,

Most people of my state may unaware of this topic, indeed it is not familiar at all still impact a very important role in the betterment of future

The betterment of human society can be achieved by Eugenics.

Eugenics deals with the application of the laws for the improvement of human race. The science of eugenics can be defined as a science of well born improving the inborn qualities of race and obtaining better heritage by judicious breeding. This is a method through which we can improve the future generations by improving the germplasm of existing individuals.

For better type of development both good heredity and suitable environment are necessary. It is the responsible of every individual of the family to create a better environment for the children. Family is the first institute.

Methods of Eugenics

1. Negative

2. Positive Eugenics

Negative Eugenics- It attempts to eliminate the defective germplasm of the society

A) Statutory ban marriage among close relatives.

The hidden recessive deleterious traits can appear in the progeny in full view of both the parents carry them. The chances of both parents carrying hidden traits are more if they are close relatives. The close relatives also include brothers and sisters. Which result in defective genes in the offspring. In our society elderly people have an intention to maintain the trend of relationship so they encourage close relatives marriage which often results in the abnormal offspring but they never realized the fact, in fact they believe that it is the curse of God that transferred to their generation that their ancestors had committed sins long before.

B) Birth Control

People posseing more of undesired dysgenic traits should be encouraged to have small families.

C) Regulation of marriage should be maintained

Presently most human societies are money- minded for marriages, relationship like the wealthy or highly placed persons who, however, may have several defective genetically traits, are preferred over those who have economically weak but having eugenically sound hereditary traits.

Positive Eugenics-

A)     Marriage at the right age

Biologically approved marriageable age is 30-35 years. The biological and psychological investigation has revealed that the aged persons often lack in necessary amount of emotional activities and moreover, their germplast also lose its vigour. Therefore, the late marriage should be prevented. The young person’s having best hereditary traits should be encouraged for marriage on right age.

B)      Improvement of environmental conditions

Both hereditary and environment have interrelated role in development of eugenically better persons. Therefore every person should get better food, living conditi-ons, education and medical guidance etc. So, his or her hereditary traits can unde-rgo their best development.

C)      Education

The people should be educated about the basic principles of human biology, human genetics, eugenics and sex. The children should be instructed about basic laws of health and they should encourage to develop a physically and mentally healthy body.

Thus, the people must not be narrow minded, in fact marriage between inter- tribe should be encouraged for better society. Marriage must be on the right time and above all let us create better environment through which we can expect better Arunachal.

Yours,

Tonya Miroh

 

 

 

Compensation business

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed paper I would like to highlight the regarding rampage claim of land compensation for Trans Arunarhal Highway project. The people are making business of compensation by submitting fake bill by showing barren land or mountainous area to be garden or plantation area. Our people should know that construction of Highway is a public policy and govt, should also strictly implement the National Highway Act 1956, inspite of land acquisition Act. The construction of Trans Arunachal Highway is also a National Project and financed by central govt. So, National Highway Act should be implemented and notify the area. Under section 3 G of the said Act clearly mentioned that 10 percent of the total amount of damaged will be paid as compensation money. So, Land Acquisition Act shall not apply for construction of Highway. It is heard that half of the total amount allotted for construction of highway money is being spend on payment of compensation. So. the state govt. should stop the payment of any compensation money for Trans Arunachal Highway and  implement National Highway Act and pay only 10% of total amount claimed by individual for the greater interest of state and nation.

Yours,

Kenli Ori

Legal Advisor

(SRAAA)

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