ITANAGAR, Apr 30: To educate the farmers about the latest technology of Agri¬-allied
sector, a farm school was inaugurated at Ruru Hapa village, Banderdewa circle sponsored
by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Yupia and promoted by Krishi
Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare.
KVK Programme Coordinator Dr. Taba Heli while highlighting the importance and role
of farm school, he urged the farmers to take the farm school as common platform where
strategies and issues regarding farming can be discussed and brought into light of
different state and central government’s sight.
Subject Matter Specialist in Animal Science Dr. Tiling Tayo instructed the farmers
according to the village topography and location specific for piggery and goattery,
two important livestock component of the village that can be reared without much
investment for improving the economy.
Tadang Meena, Subject Matter Specialist in Agronomy enlightened the participants
on harmful effect of jhum cultivation and importance of Agro forestry activities
for environment sustainability. She emphasized on multi-storied plantation wherein
cash crop like ginger, turmeric, black pepper are grown along with forest tree species
like gomari, hollock, teak etc.
Nane Taga, SMS in Home science gave brief introduction about home science discipline
and its importance in our society. She also explained about group dynamic and formation
procedure of Self Help Group (SHG) and farmers Club in details.
Hemanta Ngangbam, SMS in Horticulture pointed out the scope of pineapple, ginger,
tapioca, colocassia and other tuber crops cultivation in the village for self sustainability.
He further stressed on establishment of community farm with latest horticulture technologies
for community development. He also requested the farmers not to set fire unscrupulously
while developing farm in the vicinity of forest area to check the hazard of forest
The farmers expressed their gratitude for opening the Farm School for the sake of
farming community. They also said that KVK team is first Govt. organization to approach
them to popularize the agri allied activities in the said village.
About 25 farmers, including the rural youth, participated in the program with great
The event concluded with distribution of farm tools, sprayer machines and seeds among
the participating farmers.
One attacked seriously, assaulter escapes
PASIGHAT, April 30: In a bizarre incident, one Taying Taggu of Diking Village here
was physically assaulted with stone by one Toni Meitei, Asstt. Librarian in College
of Horticulture & Forestry at Pasighat on April 14 last. The victim received severe
head injuries and is undergoing intensive treatment at Aditya Nursing Home, Dibrugarh
after General Hospital Pasighat referred the case to Dibrugarh.
Meanwhile, Kepang Welfare Society (KWS) submitted a letter to DC Pasighat seeking
district adminis-tration’s interference for early arrest of attacker (Meitei) who
has reportedly managed to flee to his home town Manipur before police could arrest
him. The incident reportedly occurred at Taloh Pharmacy Complex in High Region at
around 6 PM and a case of assault and attempt to murder was registered at Pasighat
PS Vide Psgt PS Case No. 42/2014 U/S 325 IPC on 15th April.
As per report mentioned in the FIR, Meitei already has criminal cases which includes
robbery of Blue-hill Bus at Simen Chapori, Assam (the then railway bridge) for which
he was in Dhemaji Jail. The family member of Taggu also questions the College of
Horticulture & Forestry administration, how a criminal is allowed in the job and
sought for his early dismissal.
Saddened by death of poll officials, NES for peaceful conclusion of election process
ITANAGAR, April 30: Claiming that the just concluded polling was by and large peaceful
in the state, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today appealed to the people of the state
in general and the law enforcing authority in particular to bring a peaceful end
to the election process on and after the counting day scheduled on May 16.
After reviewing the overall social life and situation during the simultaneous election,
NES appreciated the role of the voters and contesting candidates in creating a congenial
atmosphere during the election.
“The Chief Electoral Officer and his team of election officials, including security
personnel deserve appreciation from all for ‘smooth’ conduct of the election,” said
NES said in a release.
NES, however, was saddened by the mysterious death of polling official Methew Dabi
and appealed to the authority concerned to speed up the inquiry and ensure foolproof
investigations into the death case.
While condemning the brutal assault on DRDA Project Director Kego Jilen in the office
complex of East Kameng Deputy Commissioner on April 10, NES said, “Whatever may be
the reasons behind the attack taking law into their own hand cannot be justified
in a civilized society.”
NES urged the authority to investigate the matter and punish the culprits as per
EE fined for defying SIC order
ITANAGAR, April 30: The State Information Commission under the single bench of Information
Commissioner Abraham K Techi imposed penalty of Rs. 25,000 on PIO/Executive Engineer
of Mechuka division for repeatedly defying the Commission’s order to provide information
as sought by an appellant.
Appellant T Vijay Samior sought information regarding construction of road and bridges
under Mechuka Division (PW), but the PIO/Executive Engineer has neither provided
the information as sought by the appellant nor reported it to the Commission despite
he was served several notices through WT messages.
The EE is asked to pay the penalty before May 16. Failure to comply with the order
may compel the Commission to initiate action against him under Section 18 and Section
20(2) of RTI Act 2005, according to an Arunachal Pradesh State Information Commission
Orgs demand more mobile tower at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: Highlighting the problem faced by the people due to poor mobile
network at Seppa, the All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) and East Kameng Social
Welfare & Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) urged the Chief General Manager (CGM) of
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), North East Region (Shillong) to install one
more mobile tower in the district headquarters in addition to the existing two.
In their representation to the CGM, both AEKSU and EKSWCO claimed that BSNL network
users were facing extreme problem due to network congestion resulting in frequent
call drops and non-availability of service.
When two base trans-receiver stations (BTS) is sufficient for only 2000-3000 users
then how can it provide service to more than 6000-7000 users with single tower, they
They demanded for providing/improving multi-media service through broadband connection
and also to provide mini internet service in the district headquarters immediately.
While highlighting the problem faced by the staff of BSNL there due to non-availability
of quarters, the representation also urged the CGM to provide quarters to its staff
within as soon as possible.
Five NERIST students qualified for Ph.D
ITANAGAR, April 30: Bipul Saikia (Forestry), Rakesh Srivastava (HSS), Moitreyee Saikia
(Forestry), Rubul Buragohain (Forestry), Probin Bora (Chemistry) have qualified for
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the North Eastern Regional Institute
of Science & Technology on the basis of the thesis “Taxonomic diversity, utilization
and market potential of wild edible plants in Sonitpur district of Assam”, Impact
of Linkages and Sustainability of SHGs A study on SHGs in selected areas of Arunachal
Pradesh and Assam”, “In-vitro regeneration of Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. and acclimatization
with endo-mycorrhizal symbiosis for enhanced field establishment”, “Studies on Taxonomic
Diversity and Socio- Economic Value of Moraceae in Arunachal Pradesh”, Synthesis
and Characterization of Oxovanadium (IV) Complexes with Ligands Nitrogen Donor Atoms”
respectively submitted by them under the guidance and supervision of Prof. P. Rethy,
Prof. R.M. Pant, Dr. Karuna Shrivastava, Dr. P.R. Gajurel, Prof. H.S Yadav.
Aggrieved resource teachers appeal for absorption
ITANAGAR, Apr 30: The All Arunachal Pradesh Resource Teachers’ and Volunteer Teachers’
Association (AAPRTVTA) has requested the state Govt particularly State Project Director,
SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar to immediately absorb all the existing Resource Teachers
and Volunteer Teachers appointed under the Inclusive Education (IE) scheme of SSA
Rajya Mission as Resource Persons under their respective BRCC Heads. The department
has issued discontinuation order of the scheme on January 01, 2014.
Referring to various points in support of its demand like experience, training etc.,
the Association in a memorandum submitted to the SPD, stated that the SSA Rajya Mission
should immediately absorb all the existing Resource Teachers and Volunteer Teachers
as Resource Person under their respective BRCC Heads as per their performance and
experience and extend the services of others.
Strategies chalked out for effective ILP checking
ITANAGAR, April 30: Following the hue and cry raised by the civil societies over
the unabated illegal entry of outsiders through the railway service and subsequent
demands for strict ILP checking, state Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi today urged both
the railway authorities and Govt machinery of the state to make all out efforts to
chalk out strategy for effective ILP checking at Railway stations in order to thwart
entry of outsiders without proper ILP and to bring awareness on ILP among the railway
Addressing a high level meeting attended by N D Rao additional divisional railway
manager, NFR, IGP (Admn) Arvind Deep, IPR Secretary Dani Salu and other bureaucrats
of the state at his conference hall here, the chief secretary called upon all the
departments concerned to work in coordination as it is a new concept in the state
and a learning experience for everyone. He also directed the Railway Construction
wing to take proper steps for construction of boundary wall of the stations or erection
of barbed wire, installation of CCTV camera and also to set up a hall for proper
checking of ILP. He also asked them to set up notices and hoardings preferably in
Assamese on the need of ILP at all railway stations.
The CS further directed Dani Salu to prepare pamphlet which can be distributed to
sensitize the passengers on ILP system and also asked the SP Papum Pare Mari Riba
to coordinate so that police personnel visit Gohpur railway station (Assam) for
pamphlet distribution and bringing awareness among the Arunachal-bound passengers
about the need of ILP. The process would begin from May 3 next and an internal review
would also take place on May 8,informed the CS.
Both the IPR Secretary and SP assured action in this regard.
The visitors are basically tourists without any specific purpose, informed Papum
Pare DC Ashok Kumar.
N D Rao assured to take up all the proposals with higher authority and cooperate
with the State Government.
Briefing on the security scenario, the SP informed that security personnel have already
been deployed at Gumto and Naharlagun railway stations since April 7 last. The exit
gate at Naharlagun railway station is also properly monitored and controlled. However,
so far 28,000 passengers who were mostly tourists, have been sent back. One and half
section besides the railway protection force have been deployed and 30 more personnel
at Naharlagun and 10 at Gumto are further required. Political secretary Bilatee Pertin
terming railway service a mixed blessing suggested that until a proper mechanism
is prepared for the facilitation of passengers the service should be temporary terminated.
IGP(Admn) Arvind Deep also assured action on security aspect.
Among others Sadhana Deori Joint Secretary (GA), CM Longphong Director IPR, M Suresh
RPF and Keni Bagra DySP Papumpare attended the meeting. DIPRO
Governor call for augmentation of resources in health & edn sectors
ITANAGAR, April 30: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
visited Tawang on 29th April. The Governor, who was accompanied by Principal Secretary
(Home) Dharmendra Sharma was accorded a traditional reception led by Deputy Commissioner
Abhishek Dev and Superintendent of Police Smt Nupur Prasad. Tourism Minister Pema
Khandu, MLA was also present to receive the Governor.
Addressing the District Heads of departments (HoDs), the Governor advised them to
synergize their resources and efforts. He emphasized on augmentation of resources
especially in heath and education sectors, while suggesting availing of assistance
from the armed forces.
Emphasizing on harnessing the potential of the youth, the Governor exhorted the District
officers to pick up the role of mentors. While appreciating District HoDs and officers
who are contributing towards education in the district, he asked them to adopt some
meritorious students and ensure that those children receive proper education.
The Governor expressed his concern on thinning out of population in the border areas.
The advised the district administration and District HoDs to make the border villages
self sustaining and provide basic resources and facilities.
The Governor said that Tawang is one of most important border districts of India
and it is very crucial for all. He advised on projecting Tawang, which is blessed
with enormous tourism potential and cultural richness as a model place for tourist
and pilgrimage at international platform.
For that, Governor said that local population has to be energized and encouraged
to partake in the development process. The spirit of ‘Athiti Deva Bhavo’ has to be
further strengthened. On the developmental issues, the Governor said road connectivity
is vital for the district as well as for tourism and hydropower. He stressed on concerted
effort at all levels in removing the impediments such as forest clearance and land
acquisitions in the implementation of road projects.
The Governor opined that the people should be encourage partake in the development
process and they should be encouraged to facilitating the executing agencies and
works departments in implementation of any projects in the district. The Governor
laid wreath at Tawang War Memorial paying homage to the martyrs of 1962 war. Later
in the afternoon, the Governor visited the Tawang Monastery, interacted with local
NGOs working on ‘Clean Tawang, Plastic Free Tawang’, ‘Hand made paper’, artisan from
Mukto, Jhamtse Ghatsal Society, Childuk School Lumla and appreciated their efforts
for providing education to orphanage of Lumla village, next day before departing
to Guwahati, the Governor visited Mahabodhi Society, Old age and Children’s Home.
(PRO to Governor)
Tuki enquires about Tingkhatra’s health condition
NEW DELHI, April 30: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, accompanied by senior colleague Tanga
Byaling, visited Medanta Hospital at Gurgaon today to enquire about the health condition
of former Minister of Transport and Co-operation Newlai Tingkhatra. In what is his
third visit to the hospital since Tingkhatra was admitted in a critical condition
here on 25th April evening, a visibly concerned Tuki met the team of neurosurgeons
of the hospital to take an overview of Tingkhatra’s condition.
The doctors apprised Tuki that they were taking the best possible course of treatment
to restore the condition of Tingkhatra who suffered a massive brain stroke in the
wee hours of 24th April at his hometown Kanubari.
In the presence of family members of Tingkhatra, CM requested the doctors to explore
all possible options to revive the patient to normalcy. The CM also called on the
CMD of the hospital Dr.Naresh Trehan to discuss the matter, who assured all possible
assistance from his side. Earlier in the day, Tuki officially intimated the Union
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad about Tingkhatra’s condition
and deputed Chief Advisor to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and ex Chief Secretary
Hare Krishna Paliwal to seek opinions from leading experts from institutions like
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
The Chief Minister has appealed to the people of the state belonging to all faiths
to offer prayers for the recovery of the ailing leader. (CM’s media cell)
GWS team visits late Dabi’s family, urges police to speed up investigation
ITANAGAR, April 30: East Siang Deputy Commissioner cum DEO has assured Galo Welfare
Society (GWS) to recommend to the state government for providing an appropriate job
to the wife of late Mathew Baki Dabi as and when the family members request for the
The DC gave this assurance to a delegation of GWS, when the latter met the former
yesterday and submitted a representation requesting her to recommend for the same
since Dabi was the lone bread winner of the family, according to a GWS release.
The delegation thanked the DC cum DEO for her quick initiation in granting and releasing
ex-gratia payment to the family of late Dabi.
The delegation led by GWS president Dr. Emi Rumi and Secretary General Mokir Ori,
also met the Superintendent of Police and requested him to expedite the investigation
of Dabi's death case.
Dabi, a junior teacher of Namey village of Nari circle, died near Siine village under
Boleng circle while performing election duty at Siine polling station. His body was
recovered by police on April 17 after he went missing on the day of polling on April
Suspecting foul play in his death, GWS argued, Dabi’s body was recovered from an
inaccessible place after nine days of his missing, and urged the SP, especially the
IO to investigate the matter thoroughly. As per the post mortem report two ribs etc.
of Dabi were found broken, GWS quoted the SP as saying.
GWS claimed the SP had agreed to intensify police investigation to unearth the mysterious
death of Dabi.
The team also met the magistrate in charge of the inquiry on the unnatural death
of Dabi and urged for free and fair inquiry and submission of the report to the DEO
cum DC and the CEO as soon as possible.
The GWS team also met the East Siang DDSE, who also agreed to extend all possible
help from his side to provide a job to the wife of late Dabi on compassionate ground.
Earlier, the team visited the family members of late Dabi at Namey village.
The GWS team accompanied by the Nari ADC, the president and general secretary of
Ramle Bango Welfare Society (RBWS), general secretary and games and sports secretary
of Galo Students Union, East Siang district unit of president of GWS and other members
had a brief meeting with the victim's family at their home.
Meanwhile, the wife of late Dabi has expressed gratitude to GWS for taking up the
matter with authority for thorough and quick investigation into her husband’s mysterious
Earlier on April 26, the executive members of Ramle Bango Elite Society (RBES) led
by its secretary general Yigo Tacha visited the bereaved family of late Dabi at Name
village on April 26 and offered prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul in
the graveyard of the deceased in presence of the family members.
During the visit, RBES assured to extend all support and cooperation to the bereaved
family in delivering justice to Lt. Dabi and his family.
KVIC financial adviser visits Arunachal
ITANAGAR, April 30: The Financial Adviser of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission
(KVIC) D C Pattnayak visited Arunachal on April 26 and 27. During his visit Pattnayak
took stock of the implementation of village industries by the KVIC at Ziro and Itanagar.
He was accompanied by A. P. Chobin, i/c Director, KVIC, Arunachal Pradesh and K
B Rao, Deputy Director, FA Cell, KVIC, Mumbai during his visit.
While visiting the PMEGP units, RISC and SFURTI Cluster at Ziro, he appreciated RISC
Scheme successfully implemented by Achi Kuru Society besides doing yeoman service
by giving shelter to destitute people. He advised Director, KVIC to give them more
and more training under HRD program. He also assured to take up the matter with Central
Office, Mumbai for any possible help. Apart from RISC & SFURTI, he also visited PMEGP
units at Hija Village, Ziro and Hapoli town.
Moreover, he also visited Multi Disciplinary Training Centre (MDTC) & Khadi Institution,
Arunachal Pradesh Seva Sangh, Doimukh and informed that the MDTC has already been
proposed for upgradation to National Training Centre.
Later, he visited Broom Making, PMEGP Unit at Sangdupota under Balijan Circle and
interacted with the officials and artisans. He advised Director, KVIC to provide
them peripheral Training and help to open account under Aam Aadmi Jansharee Bima
Yojana which cover the insurance of the artisans. He also suggested the Director
to send the samples of Broom products at Head Office, Mumbai for trial in the market.
AP Chobin said that the Sangdupota Self Help Group PMEGP unit is first in the state
who had requested to visit and inaugurate the units but the beneficiaries never come
to meet or inform about the units after availing loan. Financial Adviser also informed
the possibility of upgradation of existing PMEGP units which is under discussion.
He also assured to extend any possible help to the artisans and wish to visit again
in near future, according to an official release.
Poultry farming an economic boon for East Siang villages
PASIGHAT, April 30: The high income yielding occupation of poultry farming, confined
mostly to big and medium cities so far, has reached to different nook and corner
of East Siang district.
Some small and marginal farmers in nondescript villages in and around Pasighat town
has adopted the business as a viable livelihood option and raised their standard
Situated on the right bank of mighty Siang river with high humidity environs, the
poor farmers have set sight on the low cost Broiler fowl farming as an alternative
way of high cost horticulture. Increasing cost of agricultural inputs has created
similar conditions in most villages in the region.
Poultry farming as a profitable livelihood opportunity was identified by the training
instructor in 2009, after setting up of the Veterinary Training Institute (VTI) in
the outskirt of Pasighat town. Studying the geographical conditions of the area and
demand of fowl meat in the market, the institute imparted training to rural farmers
on scientific rearing of Broiler fowl and its and management.
The institutes itself initially ran a big Poultry farm inside the office premise.
But, the rural farmers after learning the techniques of poultry farming later captured
the local market.
Presently, about three dozens rural farmers are running Broiler fowl farm in and
around Pasighat and they have been supplying average 40 tones Broiler Meat to local
markets per month.
The chick demand in the farms set up at Pasighat and adjoining areas is ranging from
2000 to 2,500 per month. The chick demand decreases to 1000 from the month of November
to February, which the farmers term “off season”.
However, the local production can not meet the demand of the local markets due to
which the traders import a huge quantity of broiler fowl from neighbouring Assam
on weekly basis.
Explaining about climatic potentiality of poultry farming and its commercial prospect,
officials of Pasighat VTI said that growth of fowl is mostly depends upon management
of the farms. The VTI officials also informed that there was a ‘Hatchery unit’ in
the VTI having capacity of hatching 15,000 eggs at one time. But, the unit installed
during 1986 is lying defunct for want of regular power supply.
According to a poultry farmer at Pasighat, he had earned nominal profit while he
reared 50 fowls in a batch. But, he subsequently increased the number of chicks to
about 500, which gave him bigger profits @ Rs 25,000 or more per batch.
Call to improve health scenario at district level
ITANAGAR, April 30: Three days state coordination-cum-review meeting of Health Department
concluded on April 29 at Banquet Hall here with a call to improve the health scenario
at district level and enhance coordinaton among the officers and officials of district
The meeting which was presided over by Indra Mallo, Secretary (Health & FW), was
attended by Director Health Services, Addl. DHS, Mission Director (NRHM), Jt.DHS,
District Medical Officers, District Reproductive Child Health Officers, District
Programme Managers, District Accounts Managers, District Community Mobilizers, District
Data Managers of all the districts, officers of all the vertical programme, senior
officers and staffs of the Mission Directorate, NRHM, Naharlagun.
In her address, Indra Mallo expressed her concern over low performance of the health
programme and emphasized on the need of real convergence & coordination among the
officers and officials of the respective District Health Society. HMIS reporting
and review must be done on time, she added. She also stressed on timely data uploading
from the districts which is the responsibility of the District Data Managers. Negligence
on the part of districts was found in filling up reports which helps in measuring
performance and hence districts are accountable for such incompetence, she added.
P. N. Thungon, Mission Director (NRHM) urged all the District Programme Officers
to give more inputs and efforts to improve the health conditions in the districts.
District Programme Managers, District Accounts Managers, District Community Mobilizers,
District Data Managers and Block Accounts Managers must plan and work sincerely to
achieve the objective of the health mission, he added.
Earlier, Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Services delivered the welcome address and
the meeting began with display of short documentary film on ‘Status of service delivery
and patient experience’ in health institutions under Papumpare district and a PowerPoint
presentation on ‘Bio-Medical Waste Management and Nursing School under Health Department’
by Dr. Kampu, Deputy Director (P&D).
Detailed of the NRHM was presented by Dr. D. Padung, Nodal officer (NRHM) which were
followed by RNTCP, NVBDCP and other vertical programmes.
Before the meeting, all the members present led by Dr K Nishing observed two minutes’
silence and prayed for eternal peace of two officers - Late Dr. Litum Bagra, DRCHO,
Longding and Late Dr. Okit Peyang, MO, Bana CHC, East Kameng.
Chief Secretary visits JnNURM parking lot
ITANAGAR, April 30: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi along with IPR Secretary Dani Salu,
Director UD and Housing, chief engineer Taba Tedir and Deputy Director Gymar Tachung
today visited the ongoing construction of parking lots under JNNURM scheme at Bank
Tinali which will have 3 floor parking lot, one exhibition hall and one rooftop restaurant.
Negi, while inspecting the 5-storey building expressed his satisfaction on ongoing
work progress and advised the department to setup an ATM machine as well after the
compilation of the building. He further asked them to furnish budget estimate for
a bore well, lift, drainage system and rooftop restaurant and submit to him.
The team also visited Municipal Solid Waste Management Plant, Chimpu, where the Director
explained the procedure of the waste management system and how the end product (BIOPLUS)
can be used as fertilizer. The director also informed that in one-month time they
are installing three more dumpers in the city and eighteen Tata Ace (small truck)
to collect the garbage.
While showing his contentment with the activity altogether, the Chief Secretary advised
the management to provide a sample packet of Bioplus to all the visitors so that
they can tryout. DIPR
AAPYO-AASAA meet calls for concerted efforts to promote relationship
ITANAGAR, April 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) and All Adivasi
Students Association of Assam (AASAA) today held a joint interaction meeting with
an aim to promote the age-old relationship between the two neibhouring states.
“The task of building a good relationship among the people of Assam and Arunachal
cannot be completed overnight but we must work together and work hard so that our
future generations can reap the fruit of our efforts”, said AAPYO president Biri
Joy while addressing the meeting.
Speaking on the Assam-Arunachal boundary dispute, Joy opined that “the dispute should
be done away with as soon as possible, even if both states have to compromise few
inches of its respective lands”.
AASAA president Raphael Kujur while speaking on the border dispute opined that “various
organizations of both the states should jointly approach the central government to
find permanent solution to the border dispute so that people residing in border areas
could live in peace”.
Lauding the initiative taken by the AAPYO president to promote cordial relations
among the two neighbouring states, Kujur assured to convey the message of peace to
the people of Assam.
“We will undertake more of such interactive sessions and will put our best effort
to bring peace and brotherhood among the people of the two neighbouring states; it
is just the beginning”, Kujur added.
The meeting was attended by all the executive members of AAPYO and a fifteen member
delegation team of AASAA’s central executives.
Forest Fire creates Havoc at Fringe area of Itanagar wildlife sanctuary
Recently massive forest fire created havoc in the fringe area of Itanagar Wildlife
Sanctuary. To contain such large scale fire, the environment and forest department
need to act quickly and swiftly before hand as it is obvious that forest fire engulfs
periphery of capital complex every year. Slow response by concern department is the
symbol of unprofessionalism and weak planning.
In this regard, department has to evolve comprehensive planning in phased manner
which should be taken up by involving PRIs and Municipal leaders /NGO etc of capital
complex. Violators should be strongly dealt and punished. Through awareness programme,
let people know that capital complex is being surrounded by Durpung Reserve Forest
and Itanagar Wildlife sanctuary respectively as most of the people are not aware
that there are Reserve forests and Sanctuary in Papum-Pare District. So, it is utmost
important to spread awareness among people to refrain them from carrying out illegal
activities like wanton destruction of forest through the jhum cultivation and timber
sawing. Strict action should be taken against the culprit as they are main factor
for causing forest fire.
I wonder how the higher authority of forest department are not interested to take
up their responsibilities to protect very important area like Doria Hill range (starting
from the point of Papu-Hill upto Batt,Poma village). Once upon a time, this hill
range was abundant with beautiful natural vegetation. The area has been destroyed
by local immigrant but no person has been booked till date as per prevailing law.
It is observed that PCCF just passes an order to sub-ordinate officer by sitting
in the air-conditioned room just to skip from their responsibility and to please
the higher authority. Now the question is, are they really concerned about the protection
and preservation of the Sanctuary or just beating around the bush. Under the initiative
of DFO’s concerned many schemes like Forest Fire line cutting, creation of Orchid
unit, aforestation plan, C/o Watch Tower, c/o foot tract for regular patrolling etc
are being proposed in every Annual action Plan (AOP) but it is rejected at PCCF office
without any reason thereof.
Why such projects do not get sanctioned and executed in the aforesaid affected fringes
In my opinion, there is no any remedy against forest fire and deforestation process
until and unless the department comes out with proper planning. They should take
following steps (1,) Reactivate Task Force Committee constituted in the year-2009
(2) Provide an substitute/ alternate for the jhum cultivation with aforestation policy
by incorporating the scheme for Rubber/ Dalchenni/grapes/commercial timber/coffees/tea
plantations or whichever is suitable for particular (3) Declare as green belt zone
to all water catchment area under Itanagar Wildlife sanctuary. ( 4) Immediately declare
jurisdiction maps of capital complex separating it from Itanagar wildlife sanctuary
and Durpong reserved forest ( 5 ) Constitute Green Task force Committee comprising
officer of PHED / Forest /Fisheries /Police/ PRIs / Municipal/' administration/ local
NGOs/ GB’s/Media and all other related department.
Gram Panchayat Member,
I was physically attacked by a son of the MLA of my constituency on 11 June 2012.
On that fateful day when I was returning from my quarry, the assaulters who were
waiting urged me to stop my car. All of a sudden, the assaulter went on to attack
me. The assaulter forcefully snatched my local Dao and threw it away. Then he overpowered
me and subsequently pushed me down into a deep gorge. I received severe injury in
my legs and despite repeated request for help; the assaulter again came down to the
gorge and repeatedly thrashed me.
This incident has permanently paralyzed my physical fitness. Despite repeated appeal,
the police officials of the locality could not initiate appropriate step against
the assaulter even after two years of incident.
I have submitted all the relevant documents to previous Deputy Commissioner and SP,
Aalo to take necessary action against the assaulter but till today the case remains
pending and still I am waiting for justice from concerned authority. Even the parents
of the assaulter did not turn up to console me after the incident. Further they also
did not turn up for local Kebang hearing regarding my case.
It is unfortunate that the file containing my case is also missing from the office
of Superintendent of Police Crime branch.
I thought that, the Arunachal Pradesh Police is dedicated to the service of the people
of Arunachal Pradesh regardless of their caste, creed or language. Its aim is to
prevent and detect the crime, protect life and property by enforcing of laws and
maintain fairness and transparency while handling the case. But it is opposite in
my case. Inspite of my best efforts, police administration is not working judiciously.
The Officer In-charge of my case has not done any investigation and framed charge
sheet till today. The Officer In-Charge has even hidden the file which contained
all the relevant documents. Therefore, I appeal to the DGP to look into the matter
seriously and direct the concerned Police Officers of the West Siang District to
initiate necessary action in this case.
I also hope, my case will be taken up with utmost priority by the present DGP.
West Siang District.
Discrimination in releasing of stipend
I on behalf of the post graduate students of Jawaharlal Nehru College Pasighat would
like to write down our stipend woes. I want to question the delay for releasing our
stipend. The post graduate students of Rajiv Gandhi University has already availed
their stipend last week but still we aren't getting our share. So, it is my humble
request to concern authority, please don't discriminate us as we are Arunachalees
too. Who is the responsible for the delaying of our stipend? Is it state Govt.? Has
the fund been used in last MLA and MP election? Therefore, I request to the concern
authority, to kindly release our stipend without further delay.
J.N College Pasighat (A.P)
Price rise due to donation
Through your esteemed daily I would like to write down few lines against the floating
price rise in capital complex. It has been observed that there are no control over
the price tag and the price system in our state. There are variations of price of
an article in different shops. Further when asked for the reasons, the simple and
the straight answer shoot by the vendor is that "Saab, yaha itna donation hai", thus
knowingly we have to raise our price. But who are these "Donation Wala?" When asked
the same, the answer was “sabhi log”. Oh, that includes me. Now the worst thing
is that because of the act of some organization, society, group etc, a common man
like me are also blamed. Price rise is a different issue and not providing bill is
another issue. The straight question goes to the government, can there be a system
to control price rise?
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A lesson for everyone
In of the incident which will be a lesson for many, union minister Manish Tewari
today tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari following the
recent filing of defamation complaint by former national president of the Bharatiya
Janata Party against Mr Tiwari. Gadkari has alleged that as a Congress spokesperson,
Tewari, three years ago, made libelous statements against him. Gadkari's criminal
complaint took exception to quotes appearing in the media in November 2010 attributed
to Tewari about the BJP leader's alleged connection to Adarsh scam.
In Arunachal Pradesh, it’s been noticed that often students unions and other civil
society groups resorts to leveling of wild allegation whenever things does not go
as per their wishes. Many government officers, politicians and even media persons
have been victim of such practices. It is unfortunate that innocent people have to
go through trauma due to leveling of wild allegation which has no substances. Leaders
especially those heading political parties, associations and unions should be careful
before leveling allegation against any person if they have no proper evidence to
back up. Gadkari-Tiwari episode has been an eye opener for everyone and hopefully
people will take cue from it and stop charging baseless allegation which can harm
someone’s hard earned reputation.