NEW DELHI, Sept 06: Consistent effort put in by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki to make the state a front runner in spheres of development seems to bear
fruit. His commitment towards providing special impetus to agriculture has been rightly
backed by the Union Ministry as the state of Arunachal Pradesh has been made eligible
to get benefits under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) a centrally sponsored programme.
This was communicated by the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to Tuki while
the later called on him in his office this evening.
The Union Minister further approved for an Agriculture College at Pasighat besides
consenting to strengthen and upgrade the existing ICAR centre at Basar. Pawar also
assured to consider the proposal of a Veterinary Science College for the state in
the course of time.
While due importance would be provided to Bamboo mission, the Union Minister nodded
for upgradation and strengthening of Pig rearing centre at Karsingsa apart from modernizing
the veterinary hospitals and dispensaries across the state.
In response to the chief minister’s plea for sending a technical team to assess the
feasibility of setting up of Mithun Rearing Centres in the state, the Union Minister
gave a positive nod with an assurance to send a central team at the earliest possible.
“With the Centre making Arunachal eligible for RKVY, our farmers will be immensely
benefitted from the programme” a seemingly happy Tuki said while extending his heartfelt
gratitude to the Union Minister.
Bandh hits normal life in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 06: Normal life was affected in Arunachal Pradesh today following
the dawn to dusk state-wide bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union
(AAPSU), reports PTI.
The apex students’ body of the state called the bandh in support to the North East
Students Organization (NESO)’s bandh call against the "atrocities" committed towards
the people of the region in various parts of the country. NESO has been demanding
the Center to act tough against atrocities meted out to the people of the region
and deportation of illegal immigrants.
The bandh was total in all the districts of the state as business establishments,
educational institutions, central and state government offices remained closed, while
all sort of private and commercial vehicles remained off the road.
No cases of law and order violation were reported from any parts of the state, police
The AAPSU had instructed its federal units to spearhead and enforce the bandh in
their respective jurisdiction. However, essential services were exempted from the
purview of the bandh.
Normal life was also disrupted in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland due to a 12-hour bandh
called by the North East Students' Organisation.
The statewide bandh called by AAPSU in support of NESO passed off peacefully in East
Siang district. Though central govt. institutions like post office, banks etc were
closed, the offices of the state govt. remained open. Shops in Pasighat-market areas
found closed affecting normal life in the township. Meanwhile SP East Siang Pushpendra
Kumar informed that no untoward incident has been reported from any corner of the
district, according to a report from DIPRO
Meanwhile, AAPSU has expressed satisfaction over success of today’s Arunachal bandh.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung, however, has called on state government to properly
regulate ILP system in Arunachal to prevent influx of illegal immigrant.
“There are reports that many non-APSTs, especially illegal immigrants from Bangladesh
are coming in to Arunachal by using forged ILP. State govt should keep strict vigil,
so that tribal identity does not get diluted because of large scale of migration,”
AAPSU has also called on all the parents to properly cross-check private colleges
before getting their children admitted. Many cases of fake colleges are emerging
and parents need to be careful, AAPSU stated in a release.
Tuki meets Union Civil Aviation Minister, discusses progress of Airports development
NEW DELHI, Sept 06: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki met Union
Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh in New Delhi yesterday. The two leaders discussed
the status of development of airports at Itanagar, Aalo, Daporijo, Pasighat, Tezu
and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh.
Singh informed Tuki that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has prepared a draft
Master Plan for development of the Airport at Hollongi in Itanagar following the
acceptance of the site by the State Government for construction of the Greenfield
Airport in view of its technical suitability and operational safety. It was noted
that the terrain at new Hollongi site permits operations on runway from both directions
as compared to Banderdewa site which permits unidirectional operation. In this regard,
AAI has forwarded requirement for acquisition of 320 hectare of land to the State
Regarding the development of a civil enclave at aerodrome in Aalo, the Arunachal
Pradesh Chief Minister was informed that the Airports Authority of India had sent
a report in July to the State Government for removal/curtailment of obstacles around
the Aerodrome for safe flight operations. The Authority has also submitted the Master
Plan to the State Government and Indian Air Force (IAF) as the IAF has been mandated
the development of the aerodrome. It was brought to the notice of the Arunachal
Pradesh Chief Minister that the State Government has to act urgently on land requirement
of seven acres projected by AAI for development of civil enclave.
Singh further informed that the AAI has finalized the Master Plan for Daporizo Airfield.
The Airfield has to be developed for ATR-42 (50 seater) type of aircraft operation.
An additional land of 34.2 acres as per the Master Plan has been requested from the
State Government in December 2010. Exercise for identification of obstacles around
the airfield to be removed/ curtailed by the State Government has also been conducted
and the report has been sent to the State Government in July last year. In this case
also, the State Government has to respond to the requirement of land.
In case of Pasighat Aerodrome which belongs to AAI and has to be handed over to
IAF for development for both civil flights and defence use, Singh said that a formal
lease agreement is yet to be signed. He said that quantum of available land to be
shared between IAF & AAI is in dialogue, needing reconciliation of extent of land
available. The revised Master Plan has been sent to IAF for finalization of lease
The status of work at Tezu Aerodrome was also shared in the meeting. It was informed
that the work for upgradation and development ATR-72 type of operation is in progress
and AAI has taken up works related to runway extension, strengthening of existing
runway and recently awarded the work for new terminal building.
At Ziro also the development has been mandated to IAF. AAI will develop a civil enclave.
The State Government has to provide ten acres of land for the purpose. PIB
SBI ATM counters remain defunct in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Sept 06: The State Bank of India (SBI) customers here are continuously
facing problem due to non-functioning of ATMs and rush in the bank for monitory transaction.
The ATMs installed at three locations here are lying defunct which is compelling
the customers to stand in queue for hours at branch counters.
Annoyed with the defunct ATMs and rush in the bank branch, some of the customers
opined that the customers of SBI here too equally deserve quality services from the
largest banking institution of the country.
When contacted, Chief Manager SBI Branch here Alok Das informed that, “effort is
on to rectify all the defunct ATMs. The ATM beside the bank branch has already been
rectified and the second one opposite the Ane hotel will be corrected within 15 days.
The third one at Ering building near Sumo counter will take around a month to rectify
On the other hand, when the customers need to get relief from the day to day rush
at SBI branch, the general public also need to have some civic sense to keep the
ATM counters neat and clean. It is observed that the ATM counter beside the bank
branch is made dirty and unhygienic by spitting pan masala, gutkha etc The same scenario
is also observed inside the branch’s upstairs. (From Maksam Tayeng)
Teachers urged to be role model for society
Seppa, Sept 06: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam urged the teachers to re-dedicate
themselves to ideals of their noble profession.
Attending the Teachers’ Day celebration at GHSS here yesterday, Bam appealed to the
teachers to be disciplined, sincere and dedicated to their duties and responsibilities.
He said that there are vast differences between teaching and other professions for
which he called upon the teachers to be a role model for the students and the society
as well. He urged them to live up to society’s expectation and discharge duty sincerely
since education is the backbone of all round development.
While paying homage to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great philosopher and scholar,
Bam called upon the teaching community to emulate the ideals of the great philosopher.
The Deputy Commissioner gave away the certificates and trophies to the best performing
teachers of the district.
Bijoy Sonam, DPO cum secretary NES, said that a good teacher is like a candle which
consumes itself to light the way for others. The teacher has a bigger role to play
in the formative stage of a person. He advocated for good relationship between teachers
and students, teachers and parents and parents and their school going children to
uphold the noble profession of teaching.
East Kameng unit of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) president Blagang Dada highlighting
the outstanding contributions of Dr. Radhakrishnan in the field of education, urged
the students to abstain from adopting unfair means in examination hall. He sought
cooperation from all to check the bad practice and improve the quality of education
among the students of the district. The central executive members of ATA, teachers
from various schools of the chairman of EKSWCO attended the celebration among others.
From Pisi Zaing: At Miao, the teachers of Miao Sub–Division in Changlang district
were felicitated by local MLA and Minister Kamlung Mossang on Teachers’ Day yesterday.
Altogether, there are 534 teachers serving in 83 government and private schools spread
over three administrative circles of Miao, Kharsang and Vijaynagar that form 50th
Miao Assembly Constituency.
Minister Kamlung Mossang, who could not felicitate the teachers in three consecutive
Teachers Day in 2009, 2010 and 2011 said that “owing to unavoidable circumstances,
I couldn’t be part of the celebration for three years. But you were always in my
heart, Mossang said while appreciating them for their relentless contribution to
growth of society.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tayom Mara who spoke during the function appreciated
the Minister for his immense respect for teaching community. He however appealed
the teachers to be acquainted with the depth of love and respects bestowed and reciprocate
by sincerely rendering their duties to utmost satisfaction of parents.
PD Bhatt (ST) GHSS, Miao said “Such token of love will certainly make a difference,
he said while speaking on behalf of teachers”.
Teacher’s Day was celebrated with much fervor and gaiety in Green Mount School.
On a day dedicated to the never ending efforts of a teacher, the students of Green
Mount School, led by the students of class XII, left no stone unturned to make their
teachers feel special.
While the decade old practice of students dressing up as their teacher continued,
teachers too took part in various cultural and other programs like arm wrestling
and ramp walking. In a time when various cases of students disrespecting their teachers
are heard, the day ensured that students learned to respect their teachers. The need
for a healthy student-teacher relationship was emphasized upon.
Strategy chalked out for effective distribution of PDS items in Anjaw
TEZU, Sept 06: The wholesale nominees and fair price shop (FPS) dealers of Anjaw
district would lift and distribute PDS items within a specified time regularly and
the supply department along with the concern administrative officer and PRI members
would conduct three-tier unannounced checking on the FPS to ensure that there is
no leakage of PDS items.
It was decided in a meeting on PDS held under the guidance of MLA-cum-Adviser to
CM, Kalikho Pul at ADC Office Chamber, Hayuliang in view of the problems faced by
the consumers of the district as well as the FPS dealers and Wholesale nominees in
discharging their duties.
The meeting further decided to pursue with the State Government for increasing APL
rice quota for Anjaw district in view of the rise in population. The district do
not have its own local rice production or well established open market. The entire
district is soley dependent on PDS for its daily consumption needs.
Meanwhile, it was announced in the meeting that KGBV one each at Supliang and Hawai
and a JNV at Hawai will be set up while two schools would be upgraded to higher
secondary schools with hostel facilities.
The meeting was attended by ADC, district food and civil supply along with staff,
Zilla Parishad chairperson, Anjaw FPS dealers and Wholesale nominees of the district
attended the meeting. DIPRO
Parents awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Sept 06: A unique awareness programme for the parents and guardians was
conducted at Kimin bazaar by Kids Foundation School, Kimin, on the occasion of Teachers’
Day to make them aware of the fact that ‘learning begins at home’.
The role of parents in moulding a child’s future, their character, academic career
and moral values were elaborately demonstrated through skits, songs and speeches
during the campaign.
One of the staff Junas in his speech said, “Parents are the true image of god. As
god gives good things, so do parents to the children. Many children in the society
are getting spoilt because of the carelessness of the parents, ” he opined.
“Child in true sense is the replica of god. Sometimes they take up the image of satan
if they are not cared, educated and shaped properly by the parents,” said Rajeev,
one of the teachers.
Many who turned up to the spot, learned the dangers how the children who are not
guided in the right moral way, becomes a thorn of the family, to the society and
finally to the country.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 06: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh 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 Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
Adis in Tezu celebrates Solung
TEZU, Sept 06: The Adi Community residing in Tezu celebrated Solung at Botanical
Garden here with joviality and color on September one last.
Dressed in traditional attire, the small number of Adi community which comprised
mainly of Government employees organized the Solung in a simple and befitting manner.
True to the age-old traditional practice, Solung celebration began after the initiation
of ‘Taku Tabat’.
Joining the celebration, MLA Karikho Kri said that Tezu is one such place where festivals
of every community are celebrated with equal amount of joy and peace. He hoped that
the long maintained communal harmony in the area will be carried forward in the future
Pointing out the long-felt need of a ground for celebration of Solung in the area,
Kri said that he would try every possible way to grant a permanent plot of land
for Solung celebration here.
Deputy Commissioner R.K. Sharma while expressing his contentment and happiness to
be a part of the simple yet grand celebration, emphasized on unity and brotherhood
in the area for peaceful co-existence of every individual in the society.
Various cultural programmes were presented by the Ane and youth parties. Ponung was
joined by both MLA Kri and deputy commissioner Shrama.
An eventful cultural night was also organized in the evening. Traditional dances,
songs and a fashion show by the Ane and Abu parties for Mr. and Miss Lune were the
main attraction of the evening. DIPRO
BYRS wins T20 TPL trophy
ITANAGAR, Sept 06: Bangte Yaglung Royal Strikers (BYRS) defeated the Dui Daredevils
by 41 runs in the final match of the 2nd edition of the T20 TPL (Teachers Premier
League) cricket tournament at general ground, New Palin on September 5.
Takam Hinda of Dui Daredevils, Gichik James and Khoda Janu of Bangte Yaglung Royal
Strikers won the Man of the series, Man of the Match (final) and highest sixes scorer
of the tournament awards respectively.
Jiyo Aur Jine Do MD Tam Matum and Toku Paying awarded both the winner and Runner
up team respectively as sponsors. The trophies were awarded by Palin ZPM Techi Azad
and Palin Govt Higher Secondary School Principal Biri Son.
Bacterial leaf blight attacks paddy crops in Upper Siang
ITANAGAR, Sept 06: Farmers of Upper Siang, especially of Geku area, are facing huge
losses as rice fields have been affected by bacterial leaf blight.
A team of experts from KVK, Upper Siang inspected the affected rice fields at Geku
area along with ASM, Jommoh-Kupak village and other panchayat leaders and farmers
yesterday and confirmed the infection of rice fields by helminthosporium leaf spot
and bacterial leaf blight.
The KVK organized an off campus training programme at Jommoh village today to educate
the farmers about the diseases, its symptoms and their control and precautionary
measures. Leaflet on rice disease management practices were also distributed among
ANSU conducts awareness campaign – cum –career counseling prog
ITANAGAR, Sept 6: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in collaboration with Arunachal
Law Academy (ALA) organized an awareness campaign cum career counseling programme
at Govt Hr. Sec. schools Itanagar, Kankar Nalla and Doimukh on Sept 4.
Tagru Tame vice-president cum chairman of the ANSU awareness campaign said that “
the main motto of conducting such programme in capital region was to make the capital
youths aware about the worthy of life”. He expressed hope that students will immensely
benefit from such awareness campaign.
Resource persons from Dera Natung Government College Itanagar, Government College
Doimukh, ALA and government officers delivered lecturers on various topics before
large numbers of students who participated in the programmes. The topics included
“Violation of traffic rules in the state of Arunachal Pradesh by youths and its consequences,”
“Drug Addiction among youth a cause of concern,” “Early marriage and its impact on
society,” ”Career options after class X and XII and setting of goal in life,” and
“Women Empowerment and its Relevance.”
53 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Renewable energy sector needs adequate funding
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has asked for the higher allocation
for funds for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, so that ‘the renewable energy
programmes, particularly the project of the ambitious Solar Mission may not face
a setback’ in the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan itself. It has also expressed
concerns about the non-achievement of the targets of the first phase of the Jawaharlal
Nehru National Solar Mission. The Committee also emphasized on greater focus on research,
design and development on new and renewable energy through technological advancement
and adequate allocation of funds.
The Committee has noted that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has got a marginal
increase in the Budget Estimate for the year 2012-13 over the Revised Estimates of
previous year. The Ministry had sought a Gross Budgetary Support to the tune of Rs.
5,582 crore in their annual plan to achieve the targets, however, the Planning Commission
have subsequently reduced the amount to Rs.2,979 crore. The Committee were surprised
to note that the Ministry of Finance has sanctioned a meagre amount of Rs.1,385 crore
only as Gross Budgetary Support for the year 2012-13 which is not even 25 per cent
of the proposed demand of the Ministry. The Committee felt that adequate funding
is a must for harnessing the potential of available renewable resources.
According to the Committee Report, the initial 11th Plan target for electrification
of 10,000 villages and hamlets was reduced to 7000, which includes 1058 border villages
under a special package for electrification in border villages of Arunachal Pradesh.
However, so far only 3186 remote villages and hamlets have been provided renewable
energy based system and projects and another 400 remote villages and hamlets are
under implementation in various North-Eastern States under the scheme and even the
reduced targets of 11th Plan could not be achieved. The Ministry's 12th Five Year
Plan programmes do not include the Remote Village Electrification Programme at all.
The Committee recommended that the Government should continue with the Remote Village
Electrification Programme in the 12th Five Year Plan in a more effective manner with
a view to improve living conditions of the people living in far off/border areas.
Jungo Basar, Heni Basar, brothers, family members and well-wishers of late Jumkar
Basar (Annu Basar) express heartfelt thanks to Papum Pare SP Nabam Gungte, North
Lakhimpur SP P K Bhuyan, S I Bumchu Krong, investigating officer, Inspector R. Khomrang,
Circle Inspector Doimukh PS , Inspector L. Bagra, Officer in charge Doimukh PS, OC
PS North Lakhimpur, CMCU Unit, PHQ and Doimukh PS staff for their prompt action in
nabbing the heartless murderers who killed innocent and peace loving Jumkar Basar
on August 13 night. Jumkar Basar is the author of “Sukun-E-Dil”, a collection of
We also express our gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Basar MLA Gojen Gadi
and also members of KAWA, GWS, GSU, BASU, BACSDA and GPF for their moral support
in nabbing the culprits. We express our sincere gratitude to all the people of Basar
and people of Nyigam village and well-wishers of Capital Complex for their timely
help and participation in last rite for eternal peace of Annu Basar for ever.
The family members including kith and kin of Late Jumkar Basar appeal to the Government
to give severe punishment to the accused involved in the murder case so that this
kind of heinous crimes do not happen in Arunachal in future.
Bandh and Capital roads
NH-52-A of capital complex Itanagar seems to be feeling relax due to 12 hours bandh
on Thursday called by AAPSU as the roads having lots of wound and injuries with lots
of bleeding in the form of dusty fog.
In some sense of humor it’s good to call bandh which leads to preservation of thousands
litres of fuel. Now a days the road users are spending a good amount annually
in wasted fuel in traffic jams rather than running a vehicle.
These days roads of capital complex are crying for the treatment and extension of
its dimension to get rid of the disease like huge traffic.
Dr. Om Pradhan
Small gestures of kindness
Small gesture of kindness shown by the Youth Congress Arunachal East Lok Sabha constituency
towards the sick and patients of Community Health Centre, Jairampur in recent past
is really appreciable. The medical community of Jairampur extends sincere gratitude
to Youth Congress, Jairampur unit, especially James Jugli, president, Youth Congress,
Arunachal East Lok Sabha Constituency for their yeoman service towards the sick and
the deserving patients of Community Health Centre, Jairampur in providing mattresses,
bed-nets, bed-sheets, pillows, cots, etc. for the needful use of the indoor patients.
The above mentioned articles are always in-short during the peak season of patients’
admission. Moreover, these articles due to their constant use are prone to wear and
tear needing frequent replacement. The Youth Congress deserves appreciation for their
noble gesture and contribution for the sick and the needy people who come from near
and far for treatment. Indeed a small gesture of kindness towards sick is action
enough to restore half the health in them.
Dr. S. Ngemu
Long-felt demand fulfilled
Ambulance service to mitigate the problems of lifting serious patients from remote
Koyu area and Lower Ramle Banggo to district Hospital, Pasighat East Siang district
during emergency situation was a long-pending demand of the people. Now MP Ninong
Ering has fulfilled the long-pending demand by donating two ambulances meant for
Telam and Koyu PHCs from his MP LAD fund for the year 2012-13. We extend our gratitude
to Ering for his noble works. Hope, he would continue his humanitarian works in near
future for the welfare of the Ramle Banggo in particular and state as a whole.