Tawang erupt in protest against mega hydro projects
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Thousands of people led by the Buddhist monks and nuns descended
on the streets of Tawang today demanding scrapping of mega hydro projects and to
protest against corrupt dealings in the district.
This was third and the biggest in the series of protests which started in April last
year initiated by the members of Save Mon Region Federation and Society for Development
of Cultural & Education, Sera Monastic University, Karnataka.
The organisations have received massive support from the people of Tawang and today’s
rally which started from the revered Tawang Monastery saw participation of thousands
of common people.
The monks who led the rally stated that they have been forced to protest as the voices
of the people have been repeatedly ignored by the elected representatives and the
administration. The monks are firm in their stand that there is no need for construction
of mega power projects when there are smaller projects to fulfill the needs of the
The monks threatened self immolation if the views of the people were not heard.
They also reject the claims of the administration that public hearings of the power
project have been completed.
“The voice of dissent are never heard in Mon Region instead they are suppressed,
oppressed and most often victimized. This is the general scene of Tawang”, read a
release from the two organisations.
Power Developers have managed to obtain no objection signed by few contractors and
leaders with vested interest.
They further resented that go ahead for major projects were given without seeking
the consent of the people.
To authenticate the claims of the government authorities, dealings should be transparent
and known to the public, said Geshe Norbu Tashi.
The monks, while justifying their resentment against big projects in the district
said that erosion near the famous Tawang Monastery is standing testimony to the devastations
caused by deforestation and indiscriminate construction of Hydro Powers and roads.
Lama Lobsang Gyatso, General Secretary of SMRF in his speech said that for few crores
of rupees, the iconic cultural and religious centre like Tawang Monastery should
not be sacrificed.
Tenzin Dakpa, a youth leader while addressing the gathering expressed the fear that
influx of outsiders to build power projects will overwhelm the district which is
already grappling with the issue.
They further questioned why a hurried meeting was held on 12th February 2012 by the
District Administration & the Power Department on development of HydroPower in Tawang
District where only select few were invited.
Lama Thupten Phuntsok while questioning the timing and the presence of the selected
few including the Tourism Minister Pema Khandu asked why there was a sudden need
for conducting a meeting on Hydro power development whereas the officials have kept
their dealings with the developers secret for so long.
He further wanted to know when and where public hearings for 15 projects were held
and who attended the public hearings.
The monks have further questioned the role of elected representatives of the districts.
The monks also targeted Rev. T G Rimpoche for softening his stand on the hydro power
projects where as “ he had objected to construction of Kungba Power House & HydroPower
projects on Nyamjngchu river when he was sitting MLA”.
The speakers also objected to “unnecessary concrete constructions around the sacred
lakes even though there is no history of flooding and landslide caused by lakes in
Tawang”. They alleged it was way to earn easy money.
Even the traditional grazing areas are not being spared, the monks alleged.
The role of the administration also came in for questioning as the speakers alleged
that information which otherwise fell under the purview of RTI Act were not disseminated.
The monks also questioned why a follow up action was not being initiated by the elected
leaders regarding the gang-rape of a minor school girl.
NHPC seeks people’s cooperation for 3000MW DMP implementation
ROING, Mar 5: In the wake of the growing opposition to the public hearing for 3000MW
Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP), General Manager of DMP, NHPC Ltd VK Rattan appealed
to the people for cooperation in executing the project.
Addressing a meeting here on Monday, he made a fervent appeal to the people. “Please
have faith on us. We are here to make people’s life better.”
The meeting was organized by the district administration to facilitate interaction
between the local representatives and the company.
Outlining the current issues, Rattan said, “As per the representations received from
opposing parties, we are able to draw the issues which are related to revenue share
and feasibility of having dam in a highly seismic zone.”
The major concern he said was “why such high dam?”
Addressing the details of the concerns, he said people have expressed ambiguity in
state’s hydro power policy related to revenue share which needs to be addressed.
“Currently NHPC is committing 12% free power share to the state government which
comes to Rs 600 crore a year. Additional 1% is for local area development, which
comes to Rs 50 crore a year.”
He also informed that there was additional 1% revenue share, which the state government
can allot for the local area development.
In his PowerPoint presentation Rattan explained about the technicalities of the dam
as being seismic proof. He said the dam is a multipurpose project that will generate
electricity and act as flood cushion.
“The dam can store 100 years of flood water. So the high dam,” said Rattan.
Joining in the appeal, Roing MLA Laeta Umbrey said the Dibang region is today the
most backward. “The dam will be a big break in elevating our economic position.”
The only flaw he said was the lack of vision and plan from the state government.
“MoUs after MoUs were signed without any plans for tomorrow.”
Adding a word of prudence, Lower Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto said
people are ready to welcome the project, but their concerns and doubts must be addressed
first. Without which, he said “there will only be opposition.”
Concluding the session, Roing Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar said, “We will not force
public hearing on people. They should not apprehend that there will be heavy police
buildup in the town. It’s for people to decide their future.”
TRA to open its centre at Yupia
ITANAGAR, Mar 05: Tea Research Association (TRA), Tocklai, Jorhat has selected Yupia
as the site for establishment of proposed Arunachal Advisory Centre of Tea Research
Dr. SK Pathak, Deputy Director and Dr. S Baishya, Advisory Officer of TRA, who were
on a two days visit to the State Capital on invitation of the state government finalized
the site at Yupia to set up the Arunachal Advisory Centre of TRA today, informed
Tokong Pertin, Director Trade and Commerce.
Later, the team accompanied by Director Pertin called on Parliamentary Secretary
(Trade &Commerce) Phosum Khimhun in his office.
Interacting with the scientist duo, Khimhun lauded the TRA for timely finalization
for setting up of Arunachal Advisory Centre and said that he will apprise the progress
to the Chief Minister for further direction.
Khimhun said that the State Government has shown much enthusiasm towards tea cultivation
and the proposed Arunachal Advisory Centre of TRA will definitely be a boon for future
growth of tea in the state. Dr. Pathak, who was posted at Darjeeling Experimental
Station of TRA for 7 years and whose contribution brought Darjeeling into world Tea
map, said that ‘Arunachal Pradesh has the potential to create 4 to 5 such Darjeelings
out of the state and it can be one of the top tea producing states if proper scientific
planning and tea management methods are practiced by the tea growers”.
BJP demands thorough inquiry into PMGSY project implementation
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Taking serious note of the observation made by the Union Rural Development
Minister Jairam Ramesh over the poor implementation of the PMGSY roads, the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh today urged the state Govt to conduct thorough
enquiry into the whole gamut of PMGSY road projects implementation in Arunachal Pradesh.
The BJP said that Govt, particularly the Rural Works Department should come out
before the public with details of MPGSY implementation including number of new road
projects and fund sanctioned for renovation of already implemented PMGSY roads.
(A /Times impact)
This daily has reported in its Monday edition that Jairam Ramesh had written a letter
to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressing serious concern over the implementation of
PMGSY road projects in the state. Ramesh in his letter dated 22nd February 2013,
showed his concern over quality of roads.
The Union minister clearly mentioned in his letter that the roads already sanctioned
are yet to be completed, including 90 works sanctioned prior to March 2010. “Against
required maintenance expenditure in the last 3 years of Rs.6.65 crore, actual expenditure
is only Rs.1.94 crore. The quality of roads is very poor, with 23 per cent at ongoing
stage and 17 per cent on completion being graded unsatisfactory by national quality
monitors,” Ramesh wrote in the letter.
Expressing shock over the revelation of the Union minister over the ambitious projects
for all weather road connectivity to rural areas, BJP said poor condition of PMGSY
roads in the state, despite allocation of huge funds for quality construction, had
presented a negative image of Arunachal Pradesh before the Nation. The BJP further
said that there is an urgent need to check the present corrupt system for proper
implementation of the PMGSY projects. While welcoming the observation of the Union
Minister, state BJP president, who is presently camping at Delhi, demanded that
the chief minister should issue a statement on this matter on behalf of his people
first ruling government. The state BJP chief further alleged that the government
has already failed in containing law and order, providing primary health care facility
and improving the primary education scenario in the state.
AJA selects 16 judokas for NE games
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Arunachal Judo Association (AJA) has selected 16 judokas-- eight
boys and eight girls--for the ensuing 27th NE Games. The selection trial was held
in SLSA indoor hall today in presence of Tagru Magong, general secretary, L Marik,
vice president and Yum Pangkhu, coach and joint secretary of AJA.
The selected players are, Boys) David Wangsa, Ponkap Techi, Dindu Chuckla, Toku Tacho,
Rahul Mipi, Madin Hina, Ogam Boli, (Girls) Pesan Pangkhu, Aom Yigom, Alim Khunjuju,
Ehalu Tega, Anjali Sagro, Masali Mikhu, Yari Maying, Yami Mara.
The month-long coaching for the selected players will begin on March 7.
Meanwhile, AJA appealed to the authorities concerned to release the cash incentives
of those sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the state by winning medals at
national and international level in various disciplines.
AAAA selection trial
Arunachal Amateur Athletic Association (AAAA) will conduct a selection trial at Sangey
Lhaden Sports Academy playground, Chimpu on March 12 from 9 am to select the athletic
for the ensuing North East Games scheduled to be held in Imphal, Manipur from April
8 to 11.
The selection trials will be held for both men and women in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m,
1500m, 5000m, 10,000m race, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discuss
and javelin throws. The department of sports and youth affairs will sponsor the coaching
camp for the selected players, according to AAAA release.
AAYA demands immediate restoration of power and water supply at Pasighat
Pasighat, Mar 5: Expressing serious concern on erratic water and electricity supply
in the Pasighat Township, the All Adi Youth Association (AAYA) demanded immediate
restoration of water and electricity supply in the centennial town.
Due to irregular electricity supply, many students have been suffering in the darkness
especially the students those who are appearing for the ongoing CBSE examination
(class-X and XII) and home exam of various government schools, they said.
The association also alleged that the PHE and WS department had failed to fulfil
the necessary needs of the people in the township.
“The concern department has been engaging only one tractor and S Model truck each
for supplying water which doesn't meets the necessary of the town dwellers”, they
Further, they sought immediate intervention from the representatives of East Siang
district especially from state Education minister Bosiram Siram and union MoS for
Minority Affairs Ninong Ering to solve the problems on behalf of the aggrieved people.
One arrested for offensive facebook post
DAPORIJO, Mar 5: Daporijo Police has arrested a person for allegedly using an obscene
photo of a girl in his facebook, a social networking site in internet.
A case has been registered under Sec. 292(a)/34 IPC,R/W-Sec-67 IT. Act against the
person at Daporijo police station.
The victim is appearing CBSE examination at Daporijo Govt Hr. Sec. School.
Police swung into action after they received a complaint from the victim’s relatives
and nabbed the suspicious person involved in the case with the help of clue provided
by the victim. Both the persons, including the person whose name was associated with
the facebook account, were taken under police custody for interrogation.
During interrogation it was revealed that, one Rina (name changed), victim of the
case, had given her mobile memory card for virus scanning to one Ramu (name changed),
the prime suspected, during October, 2012. On February 23, 2013, Rina was informed
by someone that a photo of her was seen in the facebook account of one Akash (name
Akash, who claims that he had never created the said account, alleged that some unknown
person might be using his name in facebook to land him in trouble.
During the investigation it was further revealed that Ramu, who took the memory card
from Rina for scanning virus, had copied her photo to his desktop. He confessed that
he had some personal enmity with Akash so he created the fake facebook account against
Akash’s name and uploaded the manipulated obscene photo of Rina to ruin the name
of Akash, Investigation officer (IO) W Kamhua.
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
PDHH workshop for DNGC students
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has organized a workshop entitled
“Pariksha De Hastein Hastein” (PDHH) for the students of DN College from 1st to 5th
March at college Auditorium. In order to prepare them mentally, physically and psychologically
fit for writing their coming exams confidently. The workshop was for five days which
dealt with various elements relating to exams.
Rupesh Mathur, State Organizer of Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh explained
the Concept of exam, confidence building, memory development, techniques for concentration,
importance of sleep, technique for gaining energy and enjoying the study by intelligently
using technique of focusing and defocusing.
In the practical session students got benefit with the practice of loosing and breathing
exercises, Yogaasana, Pranaayama and Trataka. It keeps body and mind healthy.
It is worth mentioning here that the games for development of Concentration and Memory
were also taken by the karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra. The workshop was attended
by the students of D. N. G. Collage.
Unidentified body found
PASIGHAT, Mar 5: An unidentified body of a person of age about 40-45 years was recovered
by Mebo police in Ayang village on March 2 last.
Being informed, a police team led by Sub-Inspector T Dingu rushed to the spot and
conducted inquest over the body. Police suspects it may be a case of suicide. The
incident has created a sensation in the nearby areas.
The body has been kept at General Hospital Pasighat Morgue after the postmortem and
it will be disposed off after observing all legal formalities, informed the police
500 patients treated
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: A one-day free health camp was organized by Indian Army in collaboration
with Onge Welfare Society, Mechukha at Tso Yargey Public School, Mechukha here today.
The health camp was inaugurated by Brigadier Ajay Verma, Commander 5 Mountain Brigade
in presence of high ranking Indian Army officials, students, public and PRI leaders.
Altogether 500 patients from various parts of Mechukha township were treated during
the camp by a team of doctors from Army Medical Corps. The day-long programme concluded
with cultural display by the students of Tso Yargey Public School.
‘Keep away from live wire’
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: The 33KV Express lines from Dillopoliang to 33/11KV, lx3.15MVA Sub
Station at Tamen has been completed under the scheme funded by North Eastern Council.
This was informed by Ziro Electrical Division, Ziro in a release today. Meanwhile,
the EE of the Ziro electrical division has informed that the Sub Transmission Systems
shall be charged on any day with effect from March 11. The power division requested
the people of Dillopoliang, Khogyo, Hong, Duku, Bamin-Michi, Mudang-Tage, Hija,
Dutta, Kalung, Tajang, Lempia, Old Ziro, Pine Grove, Tajang Myolyang and private
forest upto 12KM from Old Ziro not to climb on the line and tamper the power sub
transmission system. The power department will not take responsibility of any untoward
incident if any one climbs on the line or tamper the sub transmission system in violation
of prohibitory order.
SLS mourns demise of Assa Tana
ITANAGAR, Mar 05: The Sun Land Society (SLS) condoled the untimely demise of Assa
Tana, youngest sister of Danial Teli at GMC Guwahati on March 4. She was undergoing
kidney treatment for several months.
Assa left behind her husband Tana Tura and two daughters Ruth and Angel.
She was born to late Teli Chach and late Teli Yeri.
The Society prayed to almighty for her eternal peace in heaven.
APYO seeks Assembly quota for Puroiks
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Advocating for the rights of under-privileged tribe in the state,
All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today urged the state government
to provide quota for Puroik community in state assembly. In a representation submitted
to the chief minister AAPYO said that government should adopt resolution in the forthcoming
assembly session for creation of a quota for Puroik, the most backward community,
in the state Assembly. The state government should promote and encourage under-privilege
tribes, union added.
Free medical camp at Parsi-Parlo
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: More than three hundreds people of Parsi-Parlo area availed the
benefit of free medical camp conducted by a team of doctors headed by Dr. Boni
Tuluk, district surveillance officer cum MO in-charge community health centre (CHC)
Koloriang during its visit to Parsi-Parlo on Saturday last. Meanwhile Parsi-Parlo
Area Youth Organization appealed to the state government to post doctor and other
medical staff along with sufficient medicines so that diseases could be brought under
Implement RTE Act effectively: APATCYO
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: The effective implementation of RTE Act in school has always drawn
flaks from all quarters. Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clan Youth Organization today
urged the state government to implement RTE Act effectively in every government school.
In its letter addressed to the chief minister the organization said that education
scenario is deteriorating day by day due to non implementation of RTE Act. Further
organization also castigated the irregular teachers who allegedly withdraws their
salary without performing duties.
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will conduct the BA, B.Sc and B.Com
I, II and III year (Pass and honors) annual examinations- 2013 from April 1 to May
16. The examination routines can be seen at university website: www.rgu.ac.in.
ITANAGAR, Mar 5: The 1st Commonwealth Day will be celebrated at Nokmey Namati Hall
of Legislative Assembly secretariat, Naharlagun on March 11. The day-long celebration
programme includes Youth Parliament and Parliamentary seminar. A host of dignitaries
including the governor and the chief minister are expected to attend it.
SLSA Archery team brings laurels to state
NAHARLAGUN, Mar 5: The Archery team of Sangey Laden Sports Academy here has brought
laurels to the state by winning two bronze medals in the 35th Junior (Boys and Girls)
National Compound Archery championship - 2013 held at Hydrabad from February 15 to
Maselo Mihu won a bronze medal in individual 50 metre distance category, while the
team of Maselo Mihu, Sorang Yami,Genung Tekseng and Lide Loyi won second bronze
medal for the state in the Olympic team event of 50 meter distance.
Joint Director of Sports and Youth Affairs Tadar Appa, while expressing his happiness
over the achievement assured to provide all necessary modern and scientific equipments
for training and coaching of the girls.
Archery Coach of the department Kh.Ekashini Devi informed that Maselo Mihu and Sorang
Yami have been selected for trial selection of Junior World Cup 2013. DIPR
233 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Indians are living longer lives, but illness and disability of a very high order
and relatively early death remain severe health care challenges. What should cause
concern to health care planners and providers is that India appears to be lagging
behind many of its South Asian neighbours as well as China on key parameters of health.
These are some of the findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and
Risk Factors 2010 Study (GBD 2010), a collaborative project led by the Institute
for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
These findings detail the causes of death and disability - across age groups and
genders - for 187 countries around the world. GBD 2010 encompasses researchers from
303 institutions in 50 countries. The work, which generated 1 billion estimates for
health challenges large and small, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Indians are living longer for sure. Life expectancy at birth was 58.3 in 1990; it
went up to 65.2 in 2010. However, most of India's neighbours were ahead on this
measure in 1990, when life expectancy was 58.8 years for Nepal, 58.8 for Bhutan,
58.9 for Bangladesh, 62.3 for Pakistan, 69.3 for China, and 72.3 for Sri Lanka. All
of these countries remained ahead of India in 2010. Life expectancy at birth in 2010
was 65.7 years for Pakistan, 69.0 for Bangladesh, 69.2 for Nepal, 69.4 for Bhutan,
75.5 for Sri Lanka, and 75.7 for China.
In terms of age-standardised death rate, per 100,000 population, India ranked 155
out of 187 countries in 1990. Bangladesh (at 143), Nepal (at 142), Bhutan (at 141),
Pakistan (at 123), China (at 92), and Sri Lanka (at 45), were all ahead of it.
Between 1990 and 2010, there was significant improvement in India in terms of death
rates. The number of deaths per 100,000 had come down, in 20 years, from 1,447.43
to 1,096.92. Its neighbours had a mixed record, but they remained ahead. India was
ranked 139 out 187 countries in terms of death rate in 2010. Pakistan was ranked
127, Bangladesh 113, Nepal 108, Bhutan 107, Sri Lanka 68, and China 63. All had lower
death rates than India.
Biasness in Power distribution
March month is known for CBSE exam but the students of Hapoli town are facing difficulty
in exam preparation because of biased treatment by power department. In these days
colony like ADC colony , Engineering colony, Doni –Polo colony are getting electricity
for only 7 hours i.e. 2 hours in day time and from evening 6.00 pm to 12.00 pm night.
But some colonies like market area get electricity 4 hours in day and from evening
5.30 pm to 3.00 am in the morning.
So my question to power department is why this partiality and discrimination between
customers of two different colonies. Don‘t we pay our bill? Electricity should be
equally provided to all the customers. Therefore we appeal to concerned department
to rectify this issue soon.
P.Rika, Engineering colony
Issuing PRC to non-APST is like inviting a big trouble for future
Through the column of your esteem daily, I being a local indigenous citizen of Lohit
district would like to express my view regarding issue of Permanent Resident Certificate
(PRC) to non-APSTs.
It is well known to everyone including state government as well as all the Arunachalee
brethren that the pivotal zone/area of conflict with regard to settlement of refugees
and outsiders are the eastern districts of Lohit and Changlang. Most of the non-APSTs
of Arunachal Pradesh who are claiming PRC reside in these two districts. First of
all the formation of a Joint High Powered Committee (JHPC) for issuing PRC to non
APSTs itself seems to defeat the very meaning of safeguarding the lives and properties
of the APSTs. We, the indigenous people of these two districts do have faith in the
state government and are not against formation of the Committee if it at all has
anything good to do for the locals. What confuses us is that despite being locals
of the conflict areas not a single NGO, students’ body or PRI leader from the two
districts has been invited or included for discussion and participation in the recently
constituted JHPC. There are reasons galore to worry and to doubt the whole process
being carried out with intent to hurt our sentiments. The decision makers must understand
the proverbial “only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches”. The people of the
affected areas only know under what difficulties they go through on the face of reality.
The mistake done by the state government 40 years back by bringing in Chakmas is
still eating away into the livelihood of the locals. Ironically, instead of solving
the wrong done forty years back and undoing the mistake, the state government is
venturing for another mistake by issuing PRC to non-APSTs in Lohit and Changlang.
I would very much appreciate if someone would give me an explanation on why the state
government is taking so much interest in issuing PRC to non-APSTs. I am compelled
to doubt that the larger context of issuing PRC might be a vote bank politics. The
Govt must realize that it is paving a way for the non-APSTs to create problems for
the local indigenous people of the area. The people of these districts can never
forget the mistake done forty years back by settling Bangladeshis in their land sans
their consent. It’s surprising that while the state is still facing an unsolvable
refugee problem, the Govt is going to repeat the same mistake.
I’m not against any organization or union. It’s disheartening to know that JHPC is
hold meetings only with those organizations who seldom have seen and experienced
problems created by outsiders and who do not belong to affected areas or conflict
zones. How can they know the problems faced by the local people? How can someone
decide our fate and our future without our opinion? I don’t understand where our
leaders and organizations have gone? Why are they still dump and deaf when the water
is flowing over the brim? Lastly, I appeal to all our Arunachalee brothers to wake
up and come forward in this regard. My opinion may not be deemed personal. There
is nothing personal; rather it is a question of our future and our grand and great
grand children. Let’s go with the proverbial “stitch in time saves nine” and try
to mend the fence before our crop is stolen. If one non-APST person gets PRC today,
then tomorrow there will be thousands of non-APST PRC holders in Arunachal Pradesh.
It is frightening to think that a day might come when Non-APSTs would be the owners
of our land, rivers and mountains and our children would be plucking tea in their
Drinking Water crisis at Pasighat
Through your daily would like to share problems of drinking water at Pasighat town.
The drinking water situation at Pasighat and its nearby area has turned from bad
to worse with no drinking water for days together. The situations in some pockets
of Pasighat are so worse that they have no access to drinking water for days together.
Right from the wee hours, people are found to fetch water from long distances and
this has made life tough especially to the students’ community who are writing their
final examination. The department of PHE & WS is trying their best but due to the
drying up of the water sources, the department is also not in a position to meet
the demands of the Pasighat populace though at certain point of time, TANKER are
found distributing water. However, it is regretted to say that the department has
failed to maintain the source/ catchment areas which has further aggravated the situation.
A sincere effort in this line is the urgent need of the hour and hope that the department
will have a positive thinking on it.
This is a regular feature for Pasighat especially during this time of season and
every year the situation is aggravating and this year the situation is volatile which
need immediate attention of the Government. A permanent source to meet up the demands
of the Pasighat population is to be thought of and this is the immediate and important
requirement for the people of Pasighat. The elected representative should also ponder
upon the situation and instead of misleading the people; a concrete step is to be
undertaken, so that the drinking Water crisis of Pasighat is solved at the earliest.
Through this medium I want to make an ardent appeal to all the people of Pasighat
not to misuse the drinking water and not to disturb the source by indiscriminate
deforestation activities which hampers each and every one of us. Everyone should
think for the development of the area in every sphere and just for petty individual
benefit, the whole system should not be disturbed.
ZPM Bogong cum President
Please no power cut during night time
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority
of power department about the problem being faced by the students of NERIST.
From nearly about two weeks the boy’s hostel especially PG hostel is suffering from
the power cuts during night time. We are going to have examination from 11th of March
to till 19th March and this power cuts is hampering our studies very badly. Power
cuts can be done in morning or day time instead of night which last more than hour
from 9.30pm to 10.45pm. I on behalf of all PG students of NERIST would like to request
the concerned authority to please look into the matter and provide us a good solution
as soon as possible.