Pem Norbu Thungdok, Dongam Ete and Ajum Bagang get the Chancellor’s Gold Medal
RGU Convocation honours achievers
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The 11th Convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University was held at
Doimukh today in a glittering manner where a sea of students and faculty members
from various disciplines filled the Rono ground clad in the ceremonial convocation
Addressing the largest ever convocation gathering, Arunachal Pradesh Governor General
(Retd) J.J. Singh, who is also the chief Rector of the central university said that
the convocation is an important event in the lives of students, it is from here that
students launch into their working lives.
Lauding the students for their achievements in various disciplines, Governor hoped
that the students would greatly contribute to the rapid socio-economic development
of the State and the Nation.
Highlighting the achievements of the University since its establishment, the Chief
Rector said that though the university is small, it has put in place teaching and
research programmes in several key disciplines. Further he said that the benefits
of the education imparted here has percolated down to the students and scholars of
the University, many of whom are doing exceedingly well in life in their chosen fields
Dwelling on the role and responsibility of the teachers, Singh said teachers need
to be innovative and dynamic with a commitment to the noble profession. The future
of the society and the world would depend on the way we shape the students, he added.
In his address, the Chancellor of the University Prof Mrinal Miri dwelling on the
importance of the education said that education targets the human beings as a whole
and aims with varying degrees of success or failure to seek the enlargement of its
unity and prevention of its fragmentation.
He further stressed that pursuit of educational practices requires the exercises
of virtues such as honesty, courage, justice and an open-eyed respect for the other.
He also dwelled at length on autonomy and accountability of higher educational institutions.
He went on to add that higher education aims at introducing the student to diverse
traditions of thought and human creativity develop through a deep engagement with
the world of human as well as the world of the non-human nature.
"The core accountability of any University is that of a moral accountability", he
Vice Chancellor Prof David R. Syiemlieh said that university urgently requires infrastructural
developments. The VC informed that several research interests have drawn international
and national attention and scholars from abroad and around India are frequent visitors
to RGU. He further hoped that university would be able to put in place the infrastructure
and the facilities with faculty to attract students and research in a combined effort
of a University in pursuit of excellence.
RGU Registrar Dr. Tomo Riba also spoke on the occasion.
The Chancellor conferred Doctorate of Philosophy to Khamgembam Arundas Singh (Economics),
Sikhamoni Borgohain, (Economics) Jagannath Upadhaya (Pol. Science) Rajiv Miso (History),
Jommi Loyi (History), Tage Habung (History), Jumyir Basar (AITS), Wangrao Taidong(AITS),
Olik Taring (AITS) and Radhe Yampi(AITS). Jonali Boruah (Hindi) and Monjumoni Saikia
(Hindi) and Naendra Prasad Mohapatra (English) were conferred Doctorate of Philosophy
in Languages, while Jahnabee Lakhar Boruah, Pranab Saikia and Bige Yomgam were conferred
for Education. In environmental sciences, Kirto Loyi, David Pertin, Bomchak Riba,
Rajib Chowhai, Jawan Singh Rawat and Jumri Riba were conferred the Doctorate as Bhaskar
Saikia (Botany), Purnima Gogoi(Botany), Oyi Dai(Botany), Debajit Mahanta(Botany),
Krishna Chowlu(Botany), Pranjiv Goswami (Zoology), Boni Amin Laskar (Zoology), Anju
Jaishi (Zoology), Moushumi Das (Zoology), Kenjum Bagra (Zoology) and Sasanka Jyoti
Khound (Zoology) were conferred for Life Science and Information Technology. Khirod
Kumar Phukan (Commerce) was also conferred the Doctorate of Philosophy on the occassion.
The Convocation saw various degrees being awarded for the years 2009-11 to the candidates.
The Governor presented the Chancellor’s Gold Medal to Pem Norbu Thungdok (M.Sc in
Zoology) for the year 2009, to Dongam Ete (MA in Geography) for 2010 and Ajum Bagang
(M.Sc. in Botany) for 2011.
Chancellor presented the Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal to Ravi Sharma (BCA) for the
year 2009, Miss Sunaina Agarwal (BCA) for year 2010 and Chow Chantiya Chowhai (BCA)
for the year 2011. Toppers of the University in the Post Graduate and Under Graduate
courses for the year 2009, 2010 and 2011 were also presented with Gold medal and
citations.(with inputs from PRO to Governor)
Restore confidence of the people: GWS
Candle Light Vigil in Solidarity with Tamar Yoka
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) and the Galo Students Union (GSU)
held a Candle Light Vigil in Solidarity with Tamar Yoka, who lost his wife and two
young sons on the fateful night of 3rd March at Nirjuli.
Besides the GWS and GWS district units, and GSU and its units at the Rajiv Gandhi
University, Dera Natung Govt College, NERIST, Don Bosco, Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic,
Upper Subansiri dist unit, West Siang dist unit, Kargu Kardi Students union, representatives
from the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union, North East Students Organisation,
All Nyishi Youth Association, All Adi Students Union, West Siang Nyibo (Xibo) Welfare
Association, Arunachal Bar Association, Tator Tanyi Welfare Society, the Indian Council
of Child Welfare – Arunachal Chapter, National Alliance of Women – Arunachal Chapter
and friends and well-wishers from various communities joined.
GWS also issued a Public Statement in view of an unfortunate pattern of suspected
cases of arson where members of the Galo community have been victimized apart from
those who suffered arson and vandalism during the recent unrest witnessed in the
capital complex in the later half of 2011. While expecting the state government and
district administration and police to do their duty, the GWS President, Jarjum Gamlin
Ete, also exhorted the participants at the Vigil and the state’s citizenry at large
to impart intelligence and crucial information to the investigating agencies in this
particular case and all other criminal cases as without a vigilant and proactive
public, no agency can do much on its own.
The Vigil group walked from the ground zero till the Police outpost at Nirjuli and
petitioned to the OC, Naharlagun to step up on the investigations. It was told that
the case would be handed over to the Special Investigating Team on the next day,
11th March 2012.
The GWS and GSU representatives are of the opinion that the State Government must
ensure that justice is given to the victim in this case and thereby restore the confidence
of the community in the government.
Customary laws to conserve Hornbills
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: In its efforts to conserve the endangered Hornbills in Seijosa
area, Ghora Aabhe Society (GAS) has prohibited felling of trees, bamboos and jhum
cultivation within the radius of 150 mt to 350 mt from the nesting sites of the bird
under customary laws with effective immediately. Violators would be imposed fines
upto Rs One lakh, according to a GAS release.
Four rare species including Great Hornbill, Rufus Hornbill, Wreathe Hornbill and
Oriental Hornbill are found in Seijosa.
Taking serious note on poaching, hunting, illegal fishing and timber operations in
Seijosa area, the society further decided to impose hefty fines on those involved
in such illegal activities.
Killing of a Hornbill would invite penalties upto Rs. 50,000 while a fine of Rs.Two
lakh would be imposed on killing of a Tiger, the release said. Informers of such
illegal activities would be rewarded 50% of the imposed fine, the release added.
These customary laws were adopted by the GAS, a forum of GBs of Seijosa on March
While seeking help and cooperation from all in protecting the state bird, GAS said
that 10 persons from 9 villages of Seijosa area have got employment in Hornbill Adoption
Project, the first of its kind in India.
Presently, GAS along with Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, DFO office, Pakke
Wildlife Sanctuary (Tiger Reserve) and local people are jointly working for protection
Centre assures to release SSA fund, exhorts state to release share
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Union Secretary (School Education & Literacy) Anshu Vaish assured
to release certain amount of Central fund for SSA as soon as possible. She informed
that the Center has not been able to release fund for Arunachal in the current year
due to late receipt of State share and exhorted the state government to release its
state share before October every year in order to get full Central fund.
She was speaking at the review meeting of the Education Department at Itanagar which
was chaired by Education Minister Bosiram Siram. All the DDSEs from the districts
and state functionaries of various educational flagship programs attended the meeting.
She informed that the Center has been always considerate towards NE States and that
the Center has a soft corner for Arunachal Pradesh.
The visiting official further expressed her happiness at the progress of SSA & RMSA
in the state and interaction with the district officers who are working at the grass-root
level to implement the flagship programs in spite of various bottlenecks and asked
them to work with commitment and dedication. Siram in his inaugural address stressed
on the need for providing quality education as per RTE Act mandate. While highlighting
the achievements of the state government in carrying forward the flagship programs
during the recent years, he also sought the Center’s help in addressing some problems
nagging the quality aspects like training of untrained teachers, provision of accommodation
for teachers in remote areas, maintenance cost of students in residential schools,
shortage of Mathematics and Science teachers among other issues.
Commissioner Education Gonesh Koyu highlighted the commitment of the state government
for educational development of the state in spite of various hardships including
logistic difficulties and requested the Center for liberal funding for Arunachal
Later in the afternoon, the Central Team visited DIET Naharlagun and many schools
in and around the capital complex including JNV Doimukh. They had a chance to interact
with students and teachers and gave valuable inputs to teachers of DIET and schools
for quality improvement.
Vaish was accompanied by Anita Kaul, Additional Secretary, (SE&L), MHRD, during the
three day visit which started on March 8.
The Central team had come to review the status of implementation of flagship programs
especially SSA & Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
During the course of their tour, they visited East Siang, Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri
districts and inspected around a dozen educational institutes such as KGBVs, Girls
Residential Schools, DIETs , Higher Secondary Schools and ongoing construction sites
of RMSA buildings and teachers quarters.
On March 8, the team visited Pasighat, and inspected KGBV schools at Yagrung and
Pasighat. They expressed satisfaction at the quality of education being imparted
in these KGBVs. The team accompanied by Commissioner Education, Arunachal Gonesh
Koyu and SPD SSA P.N.Thungon, visited Napit & Taki- lalung U/Pry schools and Mirku
The team also visited Ziro plateau today accompanied by the state’s Commissioner
Education to see the quality of construction works under RMSA.
They interacted with the district level functionaries including the District Project
Director (DC Ziro) & District Project Officer (DDSE Ziro). They inspected ongoing
construction works of additional classrooms provided under RMSA at GHSS Hija and
BJP to take up Siang River issue in Parliament
Study team arriving today
RUKSIN, Mar 10: Former MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary, Tapir
Gao today said that his party would be taking up the Siang River issue seriously
and raise it in the Parliament after a detailed study on the matter.
Gao, who has come to his native village at Ruksin in East Siang district, today informed
The Arunachal Times that a central team of his party is arriving at Pasighat tomorrow
for the study of the River. The team would collect all hydrological datas on Siang
River including annual rainfall in the region and runoff temperature records for
Gao said “We are taking up the issue seriously. The downfallen water level of Siang
is a phenomenon never experienced in the last half-decade. The report produced by
the Water Resource Department and clarification made by China counterpart is not
solution to this problem”.
It is worth mentioning that BJP national president Nitin Gadkari on March 5 last
appointed the study team, with party general secretary Tapir Gao as the convenor.
According to the national leaders, the unusual degradation of water level is due
to diversion of damming of the waters by China at its upstream. Further, one of
the BJP leaders had written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raising concerns
over the alleged damming of Brahmaputra water by China. He had demanded that international
water-sharing treaty be signed by India with China.
It may be recalled that former Arunachal Government spokesman Tako Dabii had said
earlier that the Siang River is drying up and had expressed the apprehension of a
disastrous situation. He urged the Indian Government, its agencies including Central
Water Commission and Brahmaputra Board immediately to conduct an in-depth study
to find the crux of the water problem.
Meanwhile, referring to the records of Central Water Commission (CWC) that has already
collected and analysed the hydrological datas of the major rivers, the Central Government
has clarified that the reports of Siang basin drying up was nothing but a rumor .
It had further added that there was no reason to be panicked over the issue.
Indigenous faith believers from Arunachal participate in world conference
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: A 41-member delegation of Indigenous faith believers from Arunachal
Pradesh participated in the 4th International conference of World Council of Elders
of the Ancient Tradition and Culture which concluded on March 7 at Haridwar.
The team included three members from the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of
Arunachal Pradesh and around 35 members including priest Totok Paron from Donyi-Polo
Yelam Kebang, Pasighat.
International Centre for Cultural Studies Inc. USA, International Centre for Cultural
Studies, Nagpur, India and Dev Sanskriti Vishva Vidyalaya, Haridwar jointly organized
the four-day international event which was participated by indigenous faith practitioners
from 38 countries.
The Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang team presented colourful traditional dance and displayed
the traditional ritual, hymns, chanting and prayer songs of the Donyi-Poloism.
IFCSAP information and publicity secretary Gyati Rana presented a paper through power
point presentation on “The Role of Donyi-Poloism in nourishing the balance of the
Universe,” during the academic session on March 5.
Many ethnic tribes of the world were astounded to know the philosophical concept
of Donyi-Poloism. They admitted that the similarities between Donyi-Poloism and
their own age-old faith, their tradition and culture and also acknowledged Donyi-Poloism
as one of the universal and most ancient faiths of this world.
The four-day long conference included hectic plenary and academic sessions, display
of indigenous rituals and presentation of colourful traditional cultural programme
by various ethnic community of the world.
Women’s Day celebrated in trouble-torn Tirap and Yachuli
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: The Women’s Day was celebrated at Khonsa under the aegis of District
Mahila Congress Committee on March 10 in which women groups from all walks of life
The Women’s Day programme was deferred to March 10 on account of Holi on March 8
to ensure more participation.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of RK Sarada Mission School Pr. Vedatmaprana
asked the women to be caring mothers and sisters adding that today the role and responsibility
of women had increased. She said that education of the girl child was of paramount
importance to make her a perfect mother and a perfect woman to face the harsh realities
The Mataji appreciated the initiative of the District Congress Committee and said
that only observing Women’s Day once in a year would not help but the women leaders
should lead the women groups properly by guiding them in proper manner.
Chanyok Rajkumari, ADTH said that the girl child needs special care, especially in
a backward district like Tirap. She asked the women to take up jobs wherever possible
so that they become economically independent.
Participating in the deliberation, Sontung Lowang Bangsia, President of District
Congress Committee threw light on the history and background of the women’s movement
and said that only when women are conscious of their rights and responsibilities,
any society can make progress in any field. She thanked all the women groups for
their active participation and requested them to be active and alert always to take
the society forward.
Games and sports, cultural programmes, sale and display of local products by the
women from nearby villages marked the day-long celebration. It is needless to say
that in a disturbed law and order situation, it is the women and the children who
suffer the most. It is, therefore, important to create awareness among the women
on role and responsibilities of women and the occasion like Women’s Day provides
the platform to the women to share their problems.
At Yachuli, the day was celebrated by felicitating women achievers.
Women are capable of excelling in all fields and are instrumental for social changes,
said Lower Subansiri District, Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan while addressing
the International Women’s Day celebration on March 8 at Yachuli, organized by women
fraternity of 16 Yachuli Constituency.
Briefing about the achievements of women in various field, she advised the younger
generation to learn from the achievers and earn name and fame for the society and
the state as a whole.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum also advised the women to be very active
in social, political and government matters and not to misuse the time and power
entrusted to them.
On the occasion, Block Mahila Congress Committee, Yachuli felicitated Dr. Bengia
Mala, Likha Yach Debia, Bengia Yakar and Debia Yakap, women achievers of Ziro-II.
The BMCC also conducted essay writing competition on the topic “Save the Girl Child”
in which Tilling Usha and Kime Yama of JNV Yachuli and Joram Yosum of Jhon Bosco
School Yachuli won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
Meanwhile, the women fraternity expressed their gratitude to Parliamentary secretary,
Agriculture Likha Saaya, ZPM Chairperson Likha Tongum for their support and cooperation
for successful conduct of the Women’s Day at Yachuli.
Commodity futures for farmers and Panchayat members
Capacity Building Programme
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) Pvt. Ltd, Arunachal Pradesh
Regional Office, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development (NABARD) organized one day Capacity Building Programme on Commodity Futures
for farmers and Panchayat members at Midpu, Doimukh on March 10.
The programme was sponsored by Forward Markets Commission, Government of India which
was attended by about 35 farmers, panchayat members, gaon Burahs, and officials from
NABCONS and NABARD Arunachal Pradesh RO.
The objective of the programme was to create awareness among the farmers about commodity
exchanges and how the farmers can benefit from them.
SN Chalia, DGM, NABCONS in his address explained the concept of commodity markets
taking examples of states like Punjab, UP and Haryana. He said that, though the
farmers of Arunachal may not participate in commodity Futures Market at present,
awareness would help them in giving proper direction their farming activities.
Resource persons in the programme were Amar Nangbia Dui, Chairman NN Charitable
Society, Upendra Bagh, K.Vaiphei, Dana Tayum, AGM, Manager and Dev. Asst NABARD respectively.
Amar narrated how his NGO collaborated with NABARD in conducting various developmental
programmes in the State and advised the participants to take advantages from the
programme of NABCONS. Dana Tayum, from NABARD advised the participants for proper
selection of their activities based on their skills and taste and pursue the same
Tana Akin, a progressive and successful farmer from the village spoke on the potential
activities in the area viz., Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomato, Peas, Banana, Pineapple,
Poultry, Fisheries, Piggery, Dairy and Mithun Rearing and bamboo plantation.
He urged the farmers to works hard and become self sufficient. Tana Sita, Gram Panchayat
Chairperson and Tana Teshi, ASM Lekha Panchayat requested NABCONS for more such programmes
Apple production--decreasing trend in Tawang
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Apple is one of the most important temperate fruit crops of the
Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. However, in most of the orchards, the growth
curve has come to almost a linear stage leaving meager net returns to the growers,
even after high investment of money.
Low Production and Productivity: The factors responsible for low production and productivity
are: 1. Non adoption of improved varieties like Lal Ambri, Sunhari, Firdous, Shireen
and Akbar. 2. Monoculture. 3. High variability of plant material. 4. Poor quality
of fruits. 5. Low density plantation. 6. Lack of timely inputs viz., fertilizers,
fungicides, insecticides and growth regulators, 7. Poor application of organic manures,8.Improper
training and pruning, 9. High pest and disease incidence, 10. Poor post harvest handling
and storage. 11. Alternate bearing and 12.Lastly, ignorance of farmers regarding
timely cultural and management practices.
Rejuvination of Old orchards is a very serious aspect of apple cultivation in Tawang
district as almost all the orchards are very old. Such orchards do not produce annual
extension growth because of in adequate fertilization and pruning practices. These
orchards need rejuvenation so that farmers can get moderate income instead of heavy
Lack of pollination and pollinizers are also a biggest problem of apple cultivation
in Tawang district.For effective pollination 33 percent of pollinizing varieties
are needed to obtain adequate fruit set. It is observed that, farmers have played
even less than 10 percent plants as pollinizer,which is very low. There is a need
to understand by farmers regarding role pollinizer of apple cultivation. The main
varieties which are playing vital role as a pollinizer of apple cultivation viz.Golden
Delicious, Red Gold, Granny Smith, Tydeman’s Early, Worcestor etc. Therefore, farmers
must use beehives and pollinising varieties in their orchards.
Pre-harvest fruit drop is one of the serious problems faced by the farmers.Pre-harvest
drop is occurred due to unpollinated or unfertilized blossoms, low moisture content
during fruit development and reduction in the hormonal content in the seed in latter
stage of fruit development. Promotion of pollinizing varieties and spraying of NAA
20ppm three weeks before harvest in severe cases will reduce preharvest fruit drop.
(The contributors are Dr.Pijush Kanti Biswas who previously worked as SMS-Horticulture
in KVK Tawang, Minonti Pait and Chandra Kumar Singh.
Governor visits Tippi
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J J Singh visited the Tippi Forest Guest
House, near Bhalukpong in West Kameng district on March 9. The guest house was selected
for renovation under Tourism Initiative of the state Government.
Accompanied by Chief Conservator of Forest Gopinath Roy and district and forest officials,
the Governor trekked to the site and inspected the area. He advised the forest officials
not to disturb flora and take utmost care to preserve the treasured wildlife. The
governor also called for time bound completion of the project, while Khellong Divisional
Forest Officer Neelam Nedo briefed the Governor on the project. Seventeen Forest
Guest houses are being proposed under the NEC scheme.
Earlier, the Governor visited Tippi Orchid Research Center. Interacting with the
officials and scientists, the Governor urged them propagate the new techniques in
orchid farming and help the people in their financial empowerment through it. He
emphasized that the technologies should not confined to the laboratories only.
Taking example of Poma Bamboo Project, the Governor suggested that the officials
of the Center must go to Panchayat leaders and villagers and motivate them to take
up orchid cultivation. The Governor announced to give some saplings of orchids, which
he brought from Singapore. Chuku Loma, DFO (Silviculture) apprised the Governor on
effort of the centre. The Tipi orchidarium was set up in 1972.
Later, while interacting with Border Road Organization officials, the Governor asked
them to take up Balipara – Nechephu road on priority. Let the people know the quality
of road BRO is constructing, he stressed. The Governor also met the district officers
and advised them to work with dedication and sincerity.
Exorbitant fee alleged
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) East Kameng Unit urged the
district administration to implement Govt notified rates for obtaining various documents,
such as ST certificates, licences/permit etc. in East Kameng district.
Alleging very high and exorbitant rates for obtaining such documents, the youth wing
of Bharatiya Janata Party said that the district administration is allegedly charging
extra amount of Rs. 45 in addition to actual government rate of Rs.10 for obtaining
Release salary by end of month’
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Describing the hardship faced due to non-disbursement of monthly
salary on time, the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineer and Water Supply
Department Workers Union has appealed to the Parliamentary Secretary, PHED, to ensure
release of salary/dues by the month end.
Meeting takes up LPG cylinder scarcity
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: All East Kameng Border Students’ Union (AEKBSU) and M/s Kameng
Gas Agency, Seppa jointly held a meeting at Seppa recently regarding scarcity of
LPG cylinder in the district.
AEKBSU informed that during the meeting shortage of LPG cylinder carriage vehicle
and limited supply of LPG cylinder by Indian Oil Corporation were discussed.
Meanwhile, M/s Kameng agency assured to look into the problem within March. However,
AEKBSU threatened to initiate movement against the agency, if the agency fails to
address the LPG cylinder scarcity in the district within March.
Appeal for open bidding process
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Claiming that no tender was floated against the sanctioned projects
of financial year 2011-12 under special plan assistance (SPA) funds in various departments,
All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association Upper Subansiri district unit today
demanded the authority to float tender to ensure transparency and competitive bidding
for maintaining quality works.
In a representation to the Deputy Director Urban Development and Housing Daporijo
recently, association claimed that despite clear direction given by the central and
the state government, many departments are violating the norms by awarding the works
without open bidding.
It further appealed to the departments to strictly adhere to SPA’s guidelines and
execute the bidding process to ensure transparency.
Training on improving agri production
BASAR, Mar 10: Altogether 50 trainees from different villages of West Siang district
are participating in the ongoing week-long training cum exposure visit on “Improving
agriculture production through efficient water management” being organized at ICAR
Basar from March 6. The training was sponsored by Scaling up of Water Productivity
in Agriculture for Livelihood (SWPAL) under Union Ministry of Agriculture.
Addressing the participants, the course coordinator Dr. V KChoudhary, Scientist (Agronomy)
apprised the rural farmers of how the rain water and its conservation are important
for improving crop productivity. Further, he elaborated the multiple use of water
in agriculture to increase the farm income and livelihood. He also briefed on the
climate change and its impact on agriculture.
A Kiran Kumar Singh, SMS, Agronomy gave brief description on system of rice intensification
and the types of soil and water conservation measures to increase the farm productivity.
Dr. SPSingh, SMS, plant protection, besides delivering lecture on mushroom production,
detailed the farmers about disease management measures for agricultural and horticultural
Dr. Doni Jini, Scientist Veterinary Extension, briefed about how water can be supplied
to pig for higher productivity.
Other resource persons Dr. MS Barua, SMS (Animal Science),Devendra Singh, Farm Manager
also spoke on the occasion. Farmers will also be taken to field visit at research
farm, Gori and KVK demonstration farm, Bam in days to come.
Life without power
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Imagine life without power in today’s world. But the people of
Mechukha, including VIPs, there are coping life without power for the last several
The entire Mechukha is reeling under darkness due to acute shortage of power since
last several months. The students, who are appearing CBSE examination, are the worst
sufferer of this problem, said All Memba Students’ Union (AMSU).
Mechukha, being a sub-divisional headquarters, needs uninterrupted power supply.
But it is not getting the required electricity due to shortage of water in river
to run the nearby mini hydel project to its capacity, said AMSU quoting official
sources. It urged the authority concerned to do the needful to resume normal power
supply in Mechukha at the earliest.
While describing the problem faced by the students of Govt Hr Sec. School, Mechukha
due to insufficient teaching staff, AMSU appealed to the education department to
post teachers, specially in Political Science and English subjects, immediately.
The students union claimed that the school has been running without these two subject
teachers since 2009.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: A dwelling house was completely gutted in a fire accident which
broke out around 3 pm at Leporiang on March 8. Though there was no report of any
human casualty, the household properties were completely destroyed in the fire. Electrical
short circuit might be the cause of fire; however, the actual cause of fire accident
is yet to be ascertained, according to an official release.
Meanwhile, Circle Officer Hage Tarung visited the spot and gave Rs 5000 as immediate
relief to the fire victim. The CO also constituted a board to assess fire damages.
Free eye camp at Tuting
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Braving the heavy shower, more than 200 patients turned up in
the three days free eye camp organized jointly by Society for Health Education
and Rural Upliftment (SHERU) and Upper Siang District Health Society at Tuting recently.
A team of eye specialists from State Hospital, Naharlagun, East Siang and Upper Siang
district hospitals headed by senior eye specialist Dr. Kaling Darang, State Hospital,
Naharlagun performed 14 cataract surgeries during the camp.
Medicated mosquito nets were also distributed to the villagers of Ngaming, Zido,
Kopu and Bona.
MP Ninong Ering and MLA Alo Libang attended the inaugural function, while State
programme officer, NPCB, directorate of health service, Dr K K Deb participated in
the valedictory function held on March 5.
SHERU president Dr. Kombo Rajen lauded Libang and staff of Tuting CHC managed by
Karuna Trust (NGO) for their support for the grand success of the camp.
Mushroom cultivation training
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: A one day training programme on oyster mushroom cultivation for
Self Help Group (SHG) was conducted by the department of Agriculture, Papum Pare
district at Nakar village on March 7. Over 30 SHG members from the village attended
the training programme which was sponsored by Agriculture Technology Management Agency
(ATMA) Project Director, Papum Pare. The agriculture development officer, the convener
of ATMA Mengio Block, coordinated the training.
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: All Yachuli Youth Organization (AYYO) claimed that the 12-hr Yachuli
constituency bandh passed off peacefully. It further informed that the proposed 24-hr
bandh from March 13 has been temporarily suspended in view of the ensuing CBSE examinations
beginning from March 13. It, however, threatened to carry on its democratic movement
until its demand is met.
AITC raps govt on water scarcity
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: All India Trinamol Congress (AITC) Arunachal Pradesh unit has appealed
the state govt and the Department of Public Health Engineering to adopt long-term
policy with holistic approach to contain the alarmingly drinking water crisis in
capital complex in particular and state in general.
It said that due to the lackadaisical attitude towards the welfare of its citizens
by the state government and its concerned department, citizens are facing problems
in accessing the basic amenity.
The party said that the planners of the state government are not putting in serious
efforts to contain the drinking water problems of the capital complex.
Despite commissioning of the mega water treatment plants in capital complex with
huge financial involvement, yet the capital dwellers are facing acute shortage of
drinking water at various sectors and colonies, it said.
The state Government of Arunachal Pradesh, especially the Dept of the Public Health
Engineering is failing in its duty to deliver drinking water to the citizens of
the capital complex, whereas, it is basic and top agenda of every government of
the country, the party said.
Sub-health centre dismantled:BJP
ITANAGAR, Mar 10: Papum Pare unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a release alleged
that some unknown persons have dismantled the building of Hollongi sub-health centre
and illegally occupied the government land. The BJP unit demanded an immediate investigation
into the matter and punishment for the culprits.
The BJP unit while informing about a building scheme of Tax and Excise department
at Hollongi, suggested the authority concerned of the department to build it in its
existing land at Hollongi.
Meanwhile, the party blamed the state government for delay in construction of the
four-lane road work from Hollongi to Chimpu.
According to BJP, the executing company SRK is claiming Rs.2 lakh a day as compensation
from the state government for non-execution of road work. It said that the road work
could not be started in two years by the executing agency due to non-payment of compensation
to the four-lane project affected people. The party demanded the state government
to take up the compensation matter with the authority of central government without
any further delay so that road work could be started soon.
Anshu Vaish, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Union Ministry
of Human Resource Development and Anita Kaul, Additional Secretary of the same department
was wrongly mentioned as the officials of Arunachal Pradesh Government in a news
item published on March 10 issue of this daily. Mistake is regretted.