ITANAGAR, May 8: The Adi Students Union (AdiSU), going ahead with its earlier decision
to oppose the proposed public hearing for 1000 MW Naying hydel project on May 11
has decided to call 48 hrs bandh on May 10 and 11 at Kaying, Payum and Tato circle
While intimating this to the West Siang deputy commissioner, AdiSU lamented that
the state government, despite repeated pleas, did not respond to the demands for
reconsideration of all MoAs/MoUs signed against all hydropower projects in Adi inhabited
In another memorandum to the DC, AdiSU alleged non-payment of compensation as agreed
to the people affected by two lanes highway road project from 0-point Kaying village
to Tumbin by BRTF authority. It further alleged that BRTF authority has slashed
the compensation from the actual amount what they had assured earlier to the affected
people during survey.
AdiSU cautioned the BRTF-92RCC authority to refrain from playing such cheap tricks
with the sentiment of people of Kaying. The union, on behalf of the affected people
of Kaying area, called for maintaining transparency in compensation matter and also
demanded for fresh survey of the Highway Project failing which the union will be
forced to launch democratic movement against the authority.
Committee demands removal of under secy
ITANAGAR, May 8: Joint Action Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union
and All Arunachal Youth Association in a letter to chief minister demanded immediate
removal of under Secretary (Power) K P Balachandran from the post.
It said that Balachandran had been relieved from government service vide order no
PERS. 03/2000 dtd.29/12/2010 on superannuation. However, the government has reappointed
him vide order no PERS-03/2000 dtd.11/01/2012, it said.
The committee alleged that the power department is not following department roaster
system and there is complete failure of DPC system.
RTI activist demands cancellation of JE appointments
ITANAGAR, May 8: RTI activist Taba Tagam has demanded investigation into the appointments
of eight junior engineers (C) in power department.
In a letter to the power secretary, Tagam alleged that these appointments were made
illegally by then superintending engineer (E) Anong Perme in total violation of established
rule during 1994.
Equipped with RTI papers, the activist further demanded cancellation of all the appointments
and suspension of the appointment authority for his alleged role of favoritism.
Union demands teachers
ITANAGAR, May 8: All Mengio Students’ Union briefing the shortage of subject teachers
appealed to the Director of School Education to post English, Hindi, Maths, Music
and PTI teacher each and Two science and Two Social Studies teachers at government
secondary school Mengio before the commencement of new academic session.
GASA demands Guest House
ITANAGAR, May 8: Guwahati Arunachal Students’ Association (GASA) appealed to the
state government to immediately construct the proposed Arunachal Guest House at Guwahati.
It said that last year state government has announced some fund for construction
of the said guest house but till today there is no sign of any construction work,
Appeal to AAPSU
ITANAGAR, May 8: The Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic Employees’ Welfare Association
(RGGPEWA) appealed to All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) to reconsider
the date of its proposed statewide bandh call on May 18 as the day coincided with
the end semester examinations of both Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar and
Tomi Polytechnic College, Basar, which commenced from May 7, for greater interest
of the students’ community.
NEHMC&H semester exams
ITANAGAR, May 8: The BHMS I, II, III & IV Semester Examination of North East Homoeopathic
Medical College and Hospital under Rajiv Gandhi University would be conducted from
June 11-29, according to a university release.
8 civil labourers rescued by AR
ITANAGAR, May 8: The 4 Assam Rifles (AR) troops from Bn HQ Changlang rescued eight
civil labourers, who were trapped under a heavily loaded truck which fell 30 feet
below the main road when the driver lost control on Khonsa-Changlang road on May
The Assam Rifles team rushed off to the accident site immediately after they were
informed about the accident by local people and started rescue operation. The truck
was on its way to Laiboung when the accident occurred. The rescued persons were taken
to Govt. Hospital Changlang in 4 Assam Rifles ambulance.
The efforts and assistance provided by 4 Assam Rifles clearly indicates the good
and healthy relationship that 4 Assam Rifles enjoys with local population of Changlang
and hopefully it will continue to prosper in the future too.
APATCYO reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, May 8: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has
reiterated its demand for establishment of engineering college, medical college,
creation of Arunachal Regiment, one more MP seat in the state. It further said
that English should be medium of instruction in every institution with improvement
in quality of education.
Expressing resentment over lackadaisical attitude of the Govt towards its five point
demands which was submitted on March 1 last to the CM, the Organization again urged
the Govt to fulfill its demands within 30 days to avoid any democratic movement.
Meanwhile, in a separate press release, APATCYO demanded immediate approval of DPR
with an estimated cost of Rs 286.36 crore for improvement/widening of capital road.
It further said the construction work for Chimpu to Banderdewa four lane national
highway should be to taken up at the earliest besides maintenance of existing road.
It once again gave 15 days time to Govt to pay heed to its demand.
ITANAGAR, May 8: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association Lower Subansiri District
Unit appealed to all the heads of departments and other officers of the district
to stay in their respective posting place for better development, transparency and
welfare of the district.
It also appealed to all the political leaders not to transfer any officer till completion
of their tenure in the district.
ITANAGAR, May 8: Kassar Valley Welfare Organization (KVWO) organized awareness camps
on preservation and protection of wildlife at Walong, Hawaii, Hayuliang and Trade
of Anjaw district from April 20-May 5.
During the camps tree plantation drives were conducted and dustbins were also distributed
to the public.
The programme was sponsored by CAMPA, Department of Forest and Environment, Government
of Arunachal Pradesh. and the programme were attended by Deputy Commissioner, Divisional
forest official including KVWO Chairperson Madang Sonam participated in the programme.
Tribal folk music can boost state tourism sector: Sona
ITANAGAR, May 8: “The rich tribal folk music can become important source of tourism
for Arunachal Pradesh,” stated Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Pasang Dorjee
Sona while releasing DVD and calendar capturing the entire sequence of Arunachal
Legendary Artistes Felicitation Function 2012 which was held on the month of 29th
February 2012 at IG Park, Itanagar.
Addressing the press persons at Arunachal Press Club building after releasing the
DVD and calendar, Sona who was organizing chairman of legendary artistes felicitation
function said this was first step towards recognizing those artistes who had made
state proud and contributed to conservation of tribal culture. “We are planning to
organize this event after gap of every 3 year. In the next edition we would felicitate
those artistes whom we could not do this time. This was the first such kind of event
and we had learnt a lot from it,” said Sona. He also added the committee member will
pursue department of Art and Culture for proper funding of this event in the next
edition. Organizing Secretary Kipa Ajay who was also present on the occasion lauded
all the people involved in successful completion of first ever Arunachal Legendary
Artistes Felicitation Function 2012. “This programme could be held because of active
support from Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Finance Minister Chowna Mein, Indra Mallo
Jain, Secretary Art and Culture, Mamata Riba Director and Jomnya Siram deputy director,
Art and Culture department along with all the committee members. Despite all obstacles
we managed to conduct such programme to remember those artistes who entertained since
Radio days,” said Kipa Ajay. Further he added, “We are distributing DVDs for free
so that those people who could not attend the programme can watch it and get closure
look of famous artistes of state.”
It is to be noted that Arunachal Legendary Artistes Felicitation Function 2012 was
organized by Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration in association with department
of Art and Culture to felicitate the legendary artistes of the state. Popular singer
of North East Lou Majaw had graced the occasion.
NHPC flouted rules in Subansiri project: RTI activist
Guwahati, May 8: Accusing the NHPC of flouting norms in the formulation and implementation
of the Subansiri Hydro Electric Project, RTI activist J N Khataniar said this could
lead to "serious ecological and seismic problems in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and
Releasing details secured by means of RTI from the NHPC, the Brahmaputra Board and
the Ministry for Environment and Forest, Khataniar told reporters here today that
the state sector power giant gave "misleading advertisements" in newspapers and media
regarding the project.
"In newspapers advertisements, NHPC claimed to have secured statutory and regulatory
clearances for the project from ten bodies, including the MoEF, the Ministry of Power,
the Brahmaputra Board, Central Water Commission (CWC), Central Electricity Authority
(CEA) and so on before beginning construction.
"However, when I filed an RTI seeking information in this regard from the Brahmaputra
Board, I was given a reply that no such clearance has been given," he said.
The Brahmaputra Board, in its reply, said: "...it is to state that there is no information
regarding requisite statutory and regulatory clearance of the Subansiri Lower Hydro
Electric Project issued by Brahmaputra Board to NHPC prior to the starting of the
construction works of the project." The activist, who is also an engineer, conducted
on-site inspections at the site in Assam-Arunachal border said, "around Rs 7,000
crore has been spent there since 2003-04, despite violation of clearance rules."
The Subansiri project is an under construction gravity dam on the Subansiri river
on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Khataniar also filed an RTI with NHPC regarding the issue of clearances. The power
major, in reply, submitted clearance letter from only four bodies -- CEA, MoEF, Ministry
of Power and the Assam government.
"The Brahmaputra Board has clearly stated that no clearance was given by it. And
NHPC also failed to give any information regarding clearances it claimed to have
secured from five other bodies/ministries," Khataniar said.
"The CEA had in 2003 made it clear that its clearance is granted only on the condition
that NHPC will secure statutory clearance from Brahmaputra Board and the CWC. As
such, it is a clear violation of the special clause enshrined in CEA's clearance,"
As per the clearance from the MoEF, it was stipulated that the ministry's regional
office at Shillong would monitor implementation of environmental safeguards at the
"In reply to an RTI filed with MoEF, I was informed that monitoring was conducted
from April 2004 to March 2009...why monitoring of the project was not continued by
the MoEF's Shillong office for last three years could not be explained which is another
serious violation of the conditions of environment clearance," Khataniar said.
As per the clearance given by the Assam government, the state chief engineer of the
state water resources department was to be included in the project monitoring committee.
"In reply to another RTI application, the government informed that the concerned
official has never been invited for such work by the NHPC," he said.
He further added: "The area, situated in trans-Himalayan region, is active seismologically
and is earthquake prone zone. Such flouting of norms may have serious repercussions
of the entire North East." PTI
Roing emerging as new hub for opium market
ROING, May 8: The widespread opium cultivation in Lohit and Anjaw districts of Arunachal
Pradesh is triggering a flood of opium in Roing, as drug traders in their quest to
expand their market looks westward.
On the outskirts of Roing town, in a small rural community, people have gathered
in a house to attend Igu, a religious practice of Mishmi involving a priest. Seated
round the fireplace, four to five people are hooked to smoking opium ceremoniously.
“It’s a sign that opium is becoming a routine addiction,” said Anjite Menjo, a local
panchayat leader. “A few years back, such sights were rare in social gatherings.”
“Within a span of five-six years, opium addiction in the district has grown drastically.
Now it is sold openly in various pockets of Roing town like Cheta, Mayu, Intaya,
Asali,” he said.
A 2010-11 survey by New Delhi based Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis
(INSA) has indicated an alarming situation on drug abuse in Lower Dibang Valley,
besides Lohit, Anjaw, Changlang and Upper Siang.
Menjo leads an organization called ‘Dibang Anti Drug Campaign Committee’ which is
spearheading the movement against drug addiction in Lower Dibang Valley district.
In one campaign, the committee on Sunday with support from All Idu Mishmi Students
Union (AIMSU) caught red handed one Ranjeet Gurung, a drug peddler from Medo in Lohit
district. He was caught with 844 grams of opium from Arango village, 15 kms from
“For many days Gurung was in look out for buyers. We kept track of the communication
he had with some locals and then we laid the trap,” Lokha Elapra, AIMSU president
Gurung was handed over to Roing police and an FIR registered against him. He is booked
under section 17 of Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. “This
is just a tip of the nefarious drug racket in the district. They (drug peddler) sell
their opium in cheap price and even deliver the goods to the door,” said Elapra.
Much of the opium sold in the district is smuggled from Lohit and Anjaw. A source
revealed that even some college students of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu
are involved in smuggling opium in the district.
Some observers in mainstream media and civil society organizations have said the
recent boom in opium trade in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh could be traced
to early 1990, when United Nation Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) began its active
assistance to Myanmar to eradicate illicit drug production.
It led to Myanmar’s ruthless anti opium drive in Northern provinces that to led to
decline in production. As a result, the opium growing fields shifted to eastern borders
of Arunachal Pradesh of Anjaw and Lohit as demands grew from across the border.
INSA in its survey conducted in Arunachal Pradesh has disclosed that there are around
3,460 hectares of land in Anjaw and 12,981 hectares land in Lohit, which produces
opium. It also disclosed that 186 villages out of a total 226 in Anjaw and 95 villages
out of 232 in Lohit has opium as their main source of income.
The absolute control of wholesale trade by outside agencies is also one reason cited
that is encouraging opium cultivation. The local farmers don’t see ‘high income’
in growing other cash crops like orange, maize, cardamom etc, whose rate is fixed
by outside traders. So the local farmers look to opium cultivation to reap windfall
Since opium has become a profitable venture, it has also become a complex issue to
be addressed. “It is now almost difficult to change the perception of people towards
the drug trade,” says Barum Masong, an economics graduate from Rajiv Gandhi University.
“Prominent people in the Mishmi community (of Lohit and Anjaw) like doctors, teachers
and administrators smoke opium and think lightly of it,” he said. And that has made
the problems all the more difficult.
Razzeko Dele, Assistant Professor in IGG College, Tezu explains how opium addiction
in Mishmi society is on the breach of reaching an epidemic proportion: “When a man
is addicted to opium, the economic burden falls on his wife. She then starts trading
opium to meet the opium intake of her husband and to make up for the cost.
Because the tribal community is a close-knit society, it is then easy for the addiction
to pass from parents to their children and from one family to another. In this process,
it takes no time for the addiction to ravage a society.”
The Arunachal Pradesh government in the last 10 years chose to ignore the issue of
the growing opium trade in eastern districts. What is now more worrying is that INSA
in its investigation has revealed that even today the state government is not serious
Attack on AAPSU Gen Secy
AAPSU appeals GWS to refrain from communalizing the issue
ITANAGAR, May 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) is deeply hurt by
the press statement of Galo Welfare Society (GWS) raising the issue of attack on
Tujom Poyom on communal line.
A section of local dailies today carried a news item basing on the GWS memorandum
submitted to the Governor which alleged that the attack on Poyom was a communal incident
targeting the Galos.
AAPSU had earlier appealed everyone not to communalize the incident.
“GWS has to understand that Poyom is the general secretary of the apex student body
of the state representing the students’ community from different tribes and religions.
We regard the attack on him as attack on life of every student community of the state,”
AAPSU said in a release.
“We have lodged FIR against the accused and also terminated them from the membership
of the students union for period of 10 years.”
“Further, it is an internal matter of AAPSU and the union is alive to the situation,”
“We appreciate GWS for raising concern over the safety and security of Galo community
residing in the Capital Complex. We are also raising concern over deteriorating law
and order situation in the state capital. There are incidents of criminal act against
members of all the tribes, including non-APSTs. AAPSU genuinely is worried over it,”
the release said and appealed to the GWS not to drag the name of Poyom further in
communal overtone in the near future.
Meanwhile, AAPSU, while claiming that the proposed state-wide bandh call was decided
unanimously in the meeting held on May 5, said, it would go ahead with its bandh
call and sought the cooperation and support from the civil society and like-minded
people towards its movement.
No committed efforts for greater human cause go in vain: Dr Rao
ITANAGAR, May 8: The villagers of Bagwar in Narshimpur district in Madhya Pradesh
proved their honesty as a no-crime village in the country and the district administration
closed down the lone police station at the initiative of the villagers.
This spread a wave of curiosity among the 152 North East youth attending the ongoing
‘Youth development camp’ at Bharat Scouts & Guides HQs here today as National Youth
Project director Dr SN Subba Rao shocked them further by informing that the village
has not seen election since the independence in 1947 as all elected leaders are
chosen unanimously by the villagers with the political party representative biting
That is the spirit of freedom, the Gandhian said, adding why should we make India
a ‘police state’?
When inaugurating the hospital as chief guest, Dr Rao had sought god’s blessings
that all 50 beds of the hospital should always remain vacant as a proof that the
people of the area are healthy, the statement created a wave of laughter among the
“No committed efforts for greater human cause go in vain,” Dr Rao said and cited
the example of a lone ranger, 31-year-old Bandu Dhotre, who had observed fast to
protest leasing of 10,000 acres of land in Maharashtra for mining. While the state
government turned a deaf year, Dr. Rao wrote a letter to the then Union Minister
of State for Environment & Forest Jairam Ramesh, who visited Dhotre and cancelled
the lease forthwith.
Few pioneers also addressed the youth, who included Arunachal Pradesh Weightlifting
Association general secretary Daniel Teli, entrepreneur & ACCI general secretary
Tarh Nachung, youth leader Kipa Kaha and IPR & APPSC secretary Indira Mallo Jain.
“Those who are engaged in commendable social works should become friends to create
a network to neutralize the impact of negative people who form network very fast.
Such a network would have a positive impact on the society,” Mallo said to the thunderous
applause of the youth.
Responding to a volley of questions, including Tripura’s Panna Bhattacharjee, who
wanted to know how he could be an IAS officer, Indira, the first IAS officer of the
largest community Nyishi, said: “99% hard work and 1% luck. Try with commitment,
success would embrace you.”
To Sikkim’s Livelihood School principal Arati Adhikari’s query on steps to empower
the tribal women, she said: “The most important aspect is to win their confidence
to make them part of the system which would give them power.”
Nachung, who walked for five km from his village bordering China to read in primary
school and worked as a labourer, is a pioneer in food sector as his Shilpa Bakery
(TNT) brand food items have invaded the state besides neighbouring areas in Assam.
Moreover, he is a builder and owns highly sophisticated equipments to build roads
of national standard which he started with a loan of Rs 80,000 from PMRY.
“I’m an example of everything is possible by honest efforts,” Nachung said pointing
out that he never compromised with quality, adding “Your destiny lies in your hand.
Look at your palms, fix your goal and work sincerely to achieve it.”
Teli, who along with president Techi K Abrham had won national laurels for successfully
conducting the national level weightlifting championship at Nirjuli recently, explained
his tell-all story as to how he belonged to very poor family and all of them starved.
His father died when he was only in Cl-V, and few of his brothers & sisters died
of ill health followed by the death of his five mothers due to old age. He struggled,
worked hard with perseverance to become a self-made man.
“There is no substitute to hard work”, he said, while highlighting the vast scope
of games & sports in the state that has given birth to inborn talents. The need is
to tap them,” he added.
Kaha, who belongs to Kurung Kumey, one of the most interior districts whose 8 of
the 12 circles are linked by only porter tracks, urged the youth to be honest with
confidence and helpful towards others. Earn knowledge from studies and try to be
self-employed instead of looking for white-collar jobs.
The GoI and GoAP are providing ample opportunities for employment of the youth and
efforts are on to widen the scope, Kaha said, adding the youth could change the present
‘money-politics’ through their honest participation in democratic process, he added.
Youth leader for active participation of youth in politics
ITANAGAR, May 8: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) vice president Kipa
Kaha encouraged active participation of youths in politics to strengthen democracy
and good governance.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. So it is very important for the nation to invest
in youth for nation building, Kaha said while addressing a huge gathering of youth
as resource person at a programme on self- employment organized by National Youth
Project at Bharat Scouts and Guides HQs, Naharlagun today.
Kaha said: “self-employment is working for one's self. Self-employed people can also
be referred to as a person who works for himself/herself instead of an employer.”
“Self-employment offers opportunities for using one's own talents for one's benefit.
Self-employment is possible even without large resources of capital and other facilities,”
he said adding that a tailor shop, cane furniture making, hair dressing etc can be
started with limited amount making it profitable and viable self-employment venture.
“To begin with, having the right skill/knowledge is essential for self employment.
You should be well equipped with a specific skill to start a new venture. If one
is well equipped, nobody can stop our youth to become self-employed. Self-employment
empowers and motivates youth,” he added.
The Seva Dal vice president exhorted the youths to take up agriculture and horticulture
activities seriously as Nabam Tuki led state government has given top priority on
this sector besides games and sports.
He gave importance on identifying the talent and skill of an individual and making
him aware and realize his/her potential, giving them vocational training to hone
their skills and finally assisting them to take up self employment ventures.
He advised the young generation to work towards acquiring professional skills, develop
creative/innovative thinking for self confidence. He also advocated for sensitizing
the youth towards social issues such as poverty, illiteracy, environmental pollution
This is in reference to the news item appeared in your daily on May 8 edition wherein
All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC) claimed that the word “Hills Miri” is wrongly used
in place of Nyishi in the Mastering Competitive Exam published by GGL group.
It is right claim and noble move by ANYC for better future. We apologize for the
mistake which might hurt the sentiment of Nyishi community. It is to mention here
that the said book is old and first edition. The preparation of General Knowledge
book for publication is taking long time. In the meantime, many changes have taken
place about some informations of Arunachal Pradesh. The new edition of the said book
is yet to release in the market in which some rectification or changes have been
done particularly deletion of the word “Hills Miri”, etc. Instantly after getting
information of said mistake, we have intimated to the seller to stop selling of the
GGL Group (SSSBE unit)
Violence growing day by day
I would like to bring into light the violent activities which are growing day by
day as an epidemic. It reminds me of a line from Coleridge which can be reflectively
quoted here in this manner “Violence, violence everywhere --- not a single instance
Violence in the state Capital Complex is increasing day by day. The recent brutal
attack on AAPSU GS Poyom by miscreants is an explicit evidence of violence which
is slowly engulfing the state. Exemplary punishment should be given to the attackers.
Here it is pertinent to mention here that the state Govt has failed to nab the culprits
involved in the recent fire incident at Nirjuli in which three lost their lives.
This indicatively exposes the weakness of the state govt and thereby reciprocates
fear and insecurity in the minds of the general public. How will people trust the
efficiency of the Government and investigating agencies? How can they live in peace
We sternly criticize and condemn growing violent incidents and physical assault on
Poyom. We appeal to the authorities concerned to investigate the matter for appropriate
punishment to the assaulters. We also appeal to the all students bodies of the state
and other organizations to be responsive towards issues related to the crime and
violence etc and gain the faith and trust of common people.
Kenjit Paja , president
Lodu Ao Youth Club
Upper Subansiri Unit.
Indeed Ziro is very pleasant place as far as climatic condition is concerned. Ziro
is always described as Plateau, Plain and Valley because of its unique landscape.
All the major administrative offices are located at Hapoli including DC and SP’s
office. So, the population in the Hapoli town has increased considerably because
of all the basic facilities.
Before the administrative set up at Hapoli, it was known as Haopolyang (Hao-high,
Polyang- plain) as far as my superficial knowledge is concerned and still it is pronounced
as Haopolyang by our elders. In this connection, I have learnt that Haopolyang Residents
Right Forum (HRRF), Ziro has decided to rectify the word Hapoli to Haopolyang which
is definitely a positive step towards preservation of local identity.No doubt, it
is the moral duty of every local people to make the name/place pronounced correctly
with local flavour and it will represent the history and civilization of that particular
Therefore, I feel it is a very genuine case which needs to be supported by everyone
Daily market needs attention
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of all our elders
and responsible citizens of Itanagar towards the pathetic insanitary condition prevailing
in the Itanagar daily Market. Daily Market is a place where everyone from top echelon
to bottom have to visit and purchase all the daily needs of kitchen like meat, fresh
vegetables etc. But what do we see? We see all the litters and animal waste scattered
all around the Daily Market which is left to decay for many days, causing nauseating
smells and invites many flies and insect which is the transmitter of many disease.
In school, we are taught many hygienic and cleanliness lesson and to maintain civic
sense but practically when we visit those important place, those civic sense are
never seen. This is happening despite the Daily Market is visited by all the VIPs
and responsible people of the capital city, but we hardly see any improvement in
the pathetic condition of daily market. The essence of hygiene is almost nil. The
waste material from fish and meats are scattered around and the butchers never maintain
any hygienic norms. Drainage system inside the Daily Market is never maintained and
cleaned, which causes overflow of drain water into the market place during rainfall
and the garbage are stacked inside the market and left for many days without dumping
away. The most ridiculous part is spitting of the visitors and sellers all around
the vegetables and meats which really gives us bad impression.
If this is what happening in the capital in spite of having so many intellectuals,
how shall we inspire other remote places? We need to be careful and responsible for
the welfare of the society. I, therefore, request the concerned authority to look
into the matter and take necessary steps for a safer “Daily Market.”
Construct the office at Papu Nallah
I strongly oppose the move to construct the office of the director of transport
at Yupia whereas the state Govt has sanctioned/approved sufficient fund for construction
of the office at Papu Nallah near Julang road. It is surprising that why the office
is shifted or going to be constructed at Yupia.
I appeal to the authority concerned to stop the working process for the said office
immediately. Also I request to the construction agency to kindly construct the office
at Papu Nallah. Senor citizens and general public want the office within the Capital
Complex not in district headquarter.
City Congress Committee
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Marginal decline in global food prices
Global food prices fell by 1.4 per cent between March and April, but seem to have
stabilized at a relatively high level, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO) said in its monthly food price index.
According to the index, projections for the second half of this year and into early
next year indicate generally improved supplies and continuing strong demand. Consequently,
the global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly
from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
The forecast for cereals production indicates a modest expansion this year to a new
record of 2,371 million tons, compared to 2,344 million tonnes in 2011.
However, within the cereals sector, wheat production this year is projected to fall
by 3.6 per cent – compared to 2011 – to 675 million tonnes, with the largest declines
forecast for Ukraine, followed by Kazakhstan, China, Morocco and the European Union.
The price decline was the first after three consecutive months of increases, and
although the index is significantly down from its record level of 235 points in April
last year, it is still well above the under 200 figure that preceded the 2008 food