ITANAGAR, Jan 04: 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 at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Indigenous Faith day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Indigenous Faith Day was celebrated on December 31 at Changlang
district headquarters by organizing community prayer meets for peace and prosperity.
Pioneer of indigenous faith movement in Arunachal Pradesh Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo
was also remembered on the occasion.
The public meeting was held at Old Changlang town club where appeal was made to uphold
the spirit of secularism to uplift, promote, protect and preserve old age faith and
culture and tradition of indigenous believers.
N. Changmi, Vice President IFCSAP (E) Thangngam Tangha, Gen Secretary IFCSAP Changlang
district Unit and Tesam Pongte, Vice President RFPS Changlang district appealed all
section of the indigenous people to preserve their rich culture. Members from Jai
Guru Satsang Kendra, Nam Ghar, Gurkha brethren and indigenous faith believers of
Changlang area attended the meeting.
Sonam intervenes to end tussle between AAPWU and Labour Commissioner
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Intervening at ongoing tussle between All Arunachal Pradesh Workers
Union and Labour Commissioner Ojing Darung over various issues, Arunachal Pradesh
Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley
Sonam today mediated between both parties to resolve the matter amicably. Sonam invited
agitated worker representatives to his office and requested them to suspend their
proposed dharna to maintain peace and harmony in the beginning of New Year.
On being requested by Sonam, AAPWU also gave assurance to temporarily suspend the
proposed dharna against the commissioner, a release said.
Earlier the union demanded for removal of labour commissioner from the post alleging
him of misusing of department funds and power.
Union seeks veterinary doctor and medicines
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Claiming that foot and mouth viral disease is going unabated in
Kakoi village under Kimin circle in Papum Pare district, All Kimin Students Union
has sought veterinary staffs including doctors to depute in the village to contain
the viral disease from spreading. Union further claimed that there is no vaccine
and medicine available in the village and it requested the department to provide
adequate supply of medicines to village.
Tirap, Changlang, Longding bandh
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Alleging that there was no transparency in implementation of the
Central Government package for strengthening the state police set-up in Tirap, Changlang
and Longding, the Co-ordination Committee of Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts
Students observed 12-hrs bandh in the three districts yesterday.
The three district students unions have been demanding the authority concerned for
recruitment of 61 posts of SI (Civil) from the three districts of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding only considering the extraordinary situation as prescribed by Special
The recruitment for both civil and IRBn police force (in the present and future recruitment
processes) should be done separately, three students unions said. Similar policy
should be adopted for recruitment of Head Constables and other ranks under the Special
Package for the three districts. Further, all recruitment (including SI, Head Constables
and other Ranks) under the Special Package for the three districts should be conducted
in respective district headquarters of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. Non-fulfillment
of demand will be forced to launch its second phase.
TRU condemns Mpen incident
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Tangshang Rhung Union (TRU) of Changlang strongly condemned the
person(s) responsible for the December 23 incident at M’Pen village and brutal attack
on people of a particular community.
Expressing grave concern over the incident and damage of house and properties during
the clash, TRU demanded the authority concerned to bring the culprits involved in
the incident to book and award them exemplary punishment.
Holding the local administration responsible for the whole episode for its failure
to stop the irate mob, TRU demanded the state government to immediately look into
the matter and compensate the lost properties.
Claiming that indigenous people are becoming refugee in their own land,TRU, on behalf
of indigenous people of Changlang district appealed to the state government to immediately
demarcate the area to Chakma people for their settlement.
While urging to all concerned, specially the residents of Miao area to help the police
department in identifying and apprehending the culprits, TRU expressed it thankfulness
to the deputy commissioner of Changlang for her immediate interference to bring normalcy
in the area.
Bandh deferred after meeting
AALO, Jan 04: The Ego Bango Power Consumers Forum has called off its Third Phase
of the proposed 72hrs. bandh scheduled from January 5 after a meeting with ADC Basar
yesterday. The crucial meeting has decided to make a joint verification of the progress
of the ongoing works of renovation and replacement works of Dali MHS on 22nd by ADC
Basar, Senior officers of Hydro Power and representatives of EBPCF. The Turnkey Contractor,
Proprietor GG Group Construction has assured to complete the whole work by the first
week of May next. DIPRO
Campaign for plastic free tourism
AALO, Jan 04: A one-day campaign under Clean India- Arunachal was organised by the
Department of Tourism in and around Donyi Polo Dere, Taxi and Sumo counters here
recently. Around 200 participants, including students, stake holders and taxi operators
attended the campaign and took pledge to implement plastic free tourism.
The main objective of the campaign is to sensitize and motivate the denizen to keep
the environment pollution free and plastic free. DIPRO
KEWA condemns assault on EAC
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Khalaktangpa Employees Welfare Association (KEWA) vehemently
condemned the reported physical assault on extra assistance commissioner Gombu Tsering
while he was on magistrate duty during anti-dam protest march on 24th Dec 2012. Association
also sought appropriate action against the persons involved in physical assault.
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: A Christian Revival Church (CRC) has been inaugurated at Jayang
Bagang village under Chayang Tajo area in East Kameng district during joint Christmas
celebration under the banner of CRC East Kameng on Dec 25, according to delayed press
release received here today.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Arunachal Congress Working Committee member
secretary L K Yangfo called upon the believers to work for the development of the
area and spread the message of love and peace for peaceful co-existence. Yangfo also
donated an amount of Rs 1.20 lakh and 60 pieces of CGI sheets to the cultural troupes
and the Church committee as a token of appreciation.
Present on the occasion were Seppi Bagang, chairperson ZP, East Kameng district,
Evan. Taram Flago, Missionary, Chayang Tajo area and Niglar Bagang, chairman organizing
committee, the release said.
AYC coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The first District Co-ordination meeting of Assembly Youth Congress
in West Siang District was held at Basar on yesterday attended by RN Lalum, General
Secretary, Pradesh Youth Congress, Likha Sonny, Vice President Lok Sabha Youth Congress
(Western Parliament) and Nirmal Khadka, General Secy. Lok Sabha Youth Congress (Western
Parliament) in-charge West Siang Dist. A Co-ordination committee was also formed
and resolved to conduct the district co-ordination meeting after interval of every
CM felicitates retired PCCF
ITANAGAR Jan 04: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday felicitated retired PCCF B S
Sajwan in a small but glittering function at Donyi Polo Ashok Hotel.
IFS batch of 1976, AGMUT cadre, Sajwan served the Government for 36 years and nine
months in various capacity. A National expert in Medicinal Plants, Sajwan served
10 years in Arunachal Pradesh in various capacities.
He retired on December 31, 2012 as PCCF and Principal Secretary Environment and Social
Forestry, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. Considering his vast knowledge about environment
and forest, he has been appointed as the member of National Green Tribunal, a coveted
post by Government of India.
The Chief Minister while felicitating Sajwan extended his gratitude for his relentless
and selfless service to the state of Arunachal Pradesh. He recalled Sajwan’s contribution
in preserving and protecting the forest and wildlife of Arunachal Pradesh and wished
him best of luck for his new innings.
173 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
CM unveils vision of Arunachal Govt for 2013
Special women police force, job opportunities for youths in Govt priority list
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said that the state Govt will
raise a special women police force of 200 personnel and also open all-women Police
Station in the Capital Complex region during 2013 to ensure safety and security of
Unveiling the vision of his Govt for 2013 at a press conference here the Chief Minister
said that safety of women and girls will be the prime concern of the Govt. Separation
of judiciary from the executive and faster trial of criminal cases will be ensured,
Sharing the initiatives being taken to transform the collective vision of the state
Govt into reality during this year, Tuki informed that the year 2013 will be dedicated
to the Aam Aadmi of Arunachal Pradesh, “with each of our development effort being
singularly targeted at ensuring welfare of those who can’t ensure a better future
for themselves on their own.”
The state Govt will take all steps to ensure law and order and peace in the state
and bandh-calls will be strictly dealt with, the Chief Minister said. The recruitment
against special Tirap-Changlang package and IRBN is now complete, he disclosed.
The Chief Minister further announced that before the end of 12th Five Year Plan,
it will be the endeavour of the State Govt to provide atleast one job to each household,
either in private, public or self-employment sector. He said “We shall target creation
of 1,00,000 new jobs during the five year period beginning from 2013 and create atleast
25,000 such new opportunities during the current year. We are sponsoring more than
600 students for undergoing professional and vocation training courses at Chandigarh.”
He further disclosed that the 2nd battalion of Arunachal Scouts will be raised during
this year which will provide employment to atleast 600 more Arunachali youth.
Food Security: By the end of 12th five year plan, the state Govt will ensure self-sufficiency
in food crops for Arunachal. The growth rate in agriculture sector is three times
that of national average. The state Govt will also lay special focus on horticulture
produces and off-season vegetables, cash crops, spices, medicinal plants will be
developed in partnership with private entrepreneurs. While disclosing the plans
under the CM Agriculture Mechanization program, the Chief Minister informed that
during 2013, the state Govt shall provide financial benefit to 1,700 small farmers
in the form of subsidies for power tillers, pump-sets and tractors etc.
Pointing out the successful organization of the Krishi Expo during Dec. 2012 and
selection of Arunachal Pradesh for Krishi Karman Award (a commendation award), the
Chief Minister announced that e-PDS will be launched in 8 more districts of the
State in 2013.
Health for All: Under the CM Universal Health Insurance Scheme, financial support
to the extent of Rs. 2 lakhs will be provided to 2 lakh families of the State in
case of medical requirements. All posts of specialists and super-specialists will
be filled up besides ensuring posting of specialist doctors in all District hospitals.
A total of Rs. 10.00 cr will be provided for purchase of medicines and distribution
to poor people at various health institutions of the State.
Social Welfare: The Chief Minister said that all the Departments will be asked to
ensure gender budgeting incorporating women oriented schemes as a mandatory part
of their annual budget. The state Govt will also come out with a new flagship scheme
where direct cash benefit will be provided to pregnant and lactating mothers and
also to families having children less than three years to counter the problem of
malnutrition in these vulnerable groups, the chief minister said. Monthly pension
under CM Disability Pension Scheme will be increased to Rs. 1,000 from the existing
Rs. 500 per month.
Education: Promising to raise the literacy rate in the state to 80 per cent from
the present 66 per cent by the end of the 12th five year year, Tuki said the state
Govt will provide funds to the extent of Rs. 5.00 lakhs for purchase of furniture
and Rs. 2.00 lakhs for purchase of sports equipment for schools to each Deputy Commissioner
this year. For the first time in many years, adequate funds are being provided for
upgradation of college infrastructure with ear-marking of sufficient funds for Govt.
colleges at Deomali, Changlang, Itanagar, Pasighat, Doimukh, Nyapin and Daporijo,
the Chief Minister said while disclosing that CM Talent Award scheme for meritorious
students will be continued.
Talking tough against teachers’ absenteeism, the Chief Minister said a master plan
will be developed for ensuring regular attendance of teachers and students, especially
in remote villages.
Infrastructure: The new state of the art civil secretariat at Itanagar will be made
operational by March 2013, the CM said while adding that the MLA Apartments at Chimpu
and Convention Hall at IG Park will also be targeted for completion before the end
of the year. The state Govt will also release funds to the extent of Rs. 75 cr for
construction of mini-secretariat buildings in 10 district headquarters construction
of which will be started during 2013. “To provide long-lasting good quality roads
at District Head-quarters, the State Govt will start construction of Cement Concrete
roads with proper drainage. During 2013, we shall release Rs. 152.00 cr for 10 districts
and identify the left-over locations”, the Chief Minister said.
He further said Harmuti-Naharlagun railway link will be completed before March 2013
and work on all sections of Trans-Arunachal highway will be awarded during the year
and pace of work on 4-lane Itanagar-Hollongi stretch will be fastened to ensure early
The state Govt shall release Rs. 30 cr (as phase-1) this year for construction of
stadiums at each district headquarters and other important locations. A project for
up-gradation of infrastructure at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy will also be undertaken,
the CM said.
Tourism: Disclosing the initiatives of the state Govt to promote Arunachal as tourist
destination, the Chief Minister said that Rs. 3.00 cr will be provided under CM
Paryatan Vikas Yojana for giving subsidy to 100 youth for purchase of tourist taxis
and for acting as tourist guides. ‘Brand Arunachal’ will be promoted at national
and international conferences, he added.
Power: The Chief Minister disclosed that the 110 MW Pare hydroelectric project
will reach its final stage of completion by the end of 2013 and several mini and
micro hydel projects will be commissioned during the year.
Water Supply: The water scarcity in the Capital Complex region, especially during
the lean winter months is all set to end with the launch of the Itanagar Water supply
project during the year. “We shall implement NRDWP program in our villages to provide
water supply schemes at a fast pace. Towns such as Roing and Changlang will be covered
for water supply scheme.”
“Master plans will be developed for all the major towns of the State to ensure their
planned development. Till date, the state Govt has provided Rs. 150 cr from its own
sources for construction of porter tracks and foot suspension bridges and the Govt
will continue to support this during 2013 also”.
The chief minister also disclosed the steps being taken to assist the small tea
and rubber growers of the state. The monthly honorariums of the Gaon Burahs will
be enhanced substantially, the CM said.
To facilitate direct contact between the grass-roots and CM office, the grievance
redressal cell in CM office will be activated.
AAPSU holds interactive session with press fraternity
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The executive members of newly elected team of All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU) lead by its president Kamta Lapung today held an extensive
interaction with press fraternities of state at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka. During the
interaction AAPSU sought cooperation and help of press fraternities in their endeavour
to fight for the rights of student communities of state.
While starting the session, IPR Secretary of AAPSU Lota Singhi informed that main
reason behind holding of interactive session is to build healthy relation between
AAPSU and media fraternities of state. “Without the help of press fraternities AAPSU
will not be able to express our views to the people of state. State has witnessed
divide among tribes in recent days and AAPSU being pan-Arunachal student body will
strive hard to bridge the differences. We will work hard to unite Arunachal and will
try to ensure that no one is discriminated on the basis of tribe and religion,” stated
new president Kamta Lapung. From the press bodies Arunachal Press Club president
Taba Ajum, senior journalists Pradeep Kumar and Taro Chatung spoke. “Being the apex
student body of state, AAPSU has a big responsibility. The press persons expect that
present AAPSU team will maturely act and will never let any situation go out of hand,”
said APC President Taba Ajum.
While advising AAPSU team to always maintain discipline, senior journalist Taro Chatung
asked them never to lose cool and always keep the door of communication open. “In
my journalism career spanning over decades I have seen many MLAs becoming ex-MLAs
and many student leaders becoming ex-presidents and general secretaries. Many of
them during the tenure get angry on us and think that we are their enemy. But later
when situation becomes cool, they realize mistakes and says sorry. Therefore we should
not act hurriedly without trying to get counter clarification from others,” stated
Also present on the occasion was AAPSU vice-president protocol Happy Toko and vice-president
administration Likha Takar along with all the newly elected executive team.
Khimhun visits his constituency
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: Changlang (S) MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Phoshum Khimhun visited
Ranglum, Rangran and New Rangran villages of his constituency to take stock of the
various ongoing schemes in the area.
He was accorded a warm welcome at Ranglum village as he drove into the village along
with his entourage through the newly constructed Changlang-Manmao road to Ranglum
link road which has been funded under PMGSY (Border Block) Stage -I. Khimhun congratulated
the villagers as their long cherished dream of 40 years has been fulfilled with the
linking of the three villages with the district headquarters. Khimhun also assured
to link Ranghill, the last village of his constituency with the existing road.
Later, attending a public meeting at New Rangran, Khimhun observed that the existing
work has lots more scope for improvement especially the culvert, hairpin bend and
side drains. He directed the executive engineer of RWD and Contractor concerned to
rectify the problem and complete the scheme as per guideline. Khimhun further cautioned
the agency that 3rd party monitoring will be done and work quality will not be compromised.
He urged the SE and CE of the concern department to visit the work site to ensure
quality work. Responding to a public memorandum, Khimhun assured to bring in more
Agri and Horti schemes. He also announced that Horticulture schemes, hence forth,
will be implemented in a large scale by adopting three villages each at a time. He
also assured to provide irrigation channel if community farming is done. Regarding
opening of Sub- center, he assured to take up the matter with the appropriate authority
to get staff posted at the earliest. He further announced a playground at new Rangran
and CC step at Ranglum from his MLALAD fund. Khimhun was accompanied by John Jugli,
ZPM Changlang (S), SS Choudhary SDO (Hq), Bamin Tarang, CO, K Hazarika EE RWD, Panchayat
leaders and other Department Officials, according to an official release.
Education is a life-long journey: Dabii
PASIGHAT, Jan 04: Education is a lifelong journey and therefore we must give our
students a strong foundation providing them with multiple pathways for developing
their potential, said Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii today.
The teaching-learning process should be purposeful, invoke a sense of curiosity and
seed a love for learning. They must be engaged through different pedagogical approaches
such as inquiry-based and field-based learning and also in co-curricular activities
in schools, he stated while attending an interactive meeting amidst officers, leaders,
teachers and students at the Bakin Pertin Auditorium, Telam. Earlier in the morning,
the newly constructed (under MLALAD fund) Telam PHC extension building was inaugurated
by the MLA. The building comprising eight rooms would provide better service to the
people, said Dabii on the occasion. Dabii urged the Director Health Service to provide
necessary furniture and equipments and deploy staff. He congratulated the people
of the area for having better facilities and appreciated DK Padung, EE (WRD) for
timely completion of the building.
Dabii, who represents Nari-Koyu constituency while focusing on overall developments
of the area, claimed that balanced and uniform development was being carried out
throughout the constituency with sincerity and dedication. Extending his thanks to
the people, Dabii said ‘I am very heartened by the overwhelming support from the
citizens’. Special attention was being paid to those areas which were neglected
for decades and there is sign of development in those areas due to his ‘proper planning,
vision and constant efforts’, he added. He further stated that roads, health and
education had been accorded top priority. The villages were being connected through
roads and educational institutions upgraded so as to provide quality education to
the children at their door steps, he said.
Dr. Daying Ering Science Laboratory and Rajiv Gandhi Block of GHSS Telam built under
SPA by the WRD were also inaugurated by deputy commissioner RK Mishra and superintendent
of police Pushpendra Kumar in presence of the local MLA Dabii, Director Health Service
Kartik Nishing and local officers and leaders. DIPRO
‘Monitoring an integral part of the prog implementation’
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The State Govt. has initiated many developmental projects in the
State which are at varying stages of completion. The development of the State will
depend entirely on the proper and successful implementation of various projects that
is on the card.
The State Govt. led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has taken strong measures to ensure
that the fund allocated for each project is utilized properly as per the specification
so that the fruits of developmental activities reach to the grassroots level. As
a part of strengthening the governance, the State Govt. has taken strong measures
for strict monitoring of implementation of various projects in the State. To streamline
the process of Monitoring which form an integral part of the Programme Implementation,
the State Govt. has constituted Monitoring Committee at Circle level, SDO Level and
District Level which shall be headed by CO/EAC, SDO/ADC and DC at Circle, Sub-Divisional
and District Level respectively. Apart from these 3-tier committees, the State Govt.
has also constituted a Committee at Secretary Level where each Commissioner/Secretary
has been entrusted to monitor various projects under SPA, NEC, NLCPR, BADP etc for
the last 5 years. These High Level Committee shall not only monitor the implementation
of various projects as mentioned above but they will also hold meeting with the DC
and HoDs during their visit to their respective district to take stock of the Education
and Health scenario of the concern district and submit report to the State Govt.
for remedial measures. The respective Commissioners and Secretaries are likely to
start their first round of their tour from the current month.
Arunachal Pradesh is the first one in the country to implement the concept of Third
Party Monitoring which has been lauded by Planning Commission. The third Party Monitoring
was entrusted to NABCONS and NEDFi for monitoring of SPA 2008-09 and 2009-10 and
BADP projects for the year 2009-10.
The 3rd party monitoring of BADP for the year 2009-10 is underway and Monitoring
of SPA 2008-09 & 2009-10 has been completed and the reports are under assessment
at varying stages.
Tender was floated for 3rd party monitoring of SPA projects for the year 2010-11.
The NEDFi and NABCONS were the top two lowest bidders. The Planning Department, Project
Monitoring Unit have chalked out a plan to ease the monitoring process in which the
State has been divided into two parts viz. East and West. The Western Part starting
from Tawang to West Siang shall be monitored by NABCONS and the Eastern Part starting
from West Siang to Tirap shall be monitored by NEDFi.
In a simple function held today at Raj Bhawan office, Ankur Garg, Secretary (Planning)
representing the State Govt. and Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, Principal Representative NABCONS
Itanagar has signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The MoU will be signed with the NEDFi authority as and when the Draft MoU is finalised.
The 3rd party monitoring of projects for the remaining years will be floated on tender
basis very soon.
‘Media most powerful tool for social change’
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: “Remember media is the most powerful tool to bring social change
and you have the greatest responsibility in serving as mirror to reflect the right
to discourage the society from wrong doings,” advised Phani Bhusan Dasgupta, former
Itanagar PTI Manager and founder member of Itanagar Press Club.
While interacting with the local media fraternity here today, Dasgupta, who was instrumental
in bringing out the first newspapers of the state – Echo of Arunachal – on February
20, 1988, said that this Himalayan state a repository of natural resources and a
cultural garden with rich ethnicity. The media has a special role to let the rest
of world know the age-old rich cultural mosaic of the hospitable tribal communities
of the state.
“Be deep rooted to your rich traditions but think big and act big to merge with the
global community,” said Dasgupta, who came to Arunachal Pradesh to work for the PTI
in 1980. Abani Kumar Bhattacharjya of UNI came in 1982. Both were stationed at E
Sector, Naharlagun, before being shifted to their present offices in Itanagar in
1984 at the desire of then chief minister Gegong Apang. Dasgupta and Bhattacharjya
were the founder members of the Itanagar Press Club (now rechristened Arunachal Press
Club), which was formally inaugurated at the present premises on May 14, 1995 by
Dasgupta is here in connection with the year-long 150th birth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda (January 12, 2013-2014).
Reciprocating his gesture; APC president Taba Ajum, APC advisers Pradeep Kumar and
Taro Chatung, on behalf of the media fraternity, assured to continue their endeavours
to uphold the dignity of the media.
Coincidentally, Dasgupta also interacted with the newly elected team of All Arunachal
Pradesh Students’ Union led by president Kamta Lapung and exhorted the team to contribute
towards nation building. India is the only country in the world whose 52% population
is youth which justifies that the youth could change the destiny of India in particular
and the world in general, Dasgupta added.
“2013 would be a year of positivity to work for all sections of the society rising
above all differences while reflecting pan-Arunachal identity for all communities
to co-exist peacefully and progress for a balanced growth for the state,” Lapung
said with commitment.
BJP decries ‘forceful’ market bandh
ITANAGAR, Jan 04: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh unit has taken
strong exception to the act of ruling party allegedly forcing the businessmen/traders
of Naharlagun to attend and witness a joining ceremony of a political party and friendly
football match against their will and interests yesterday.
Describing the act of imposing market bandh for the occasion as unethical and un-called-for,
the BJP said it has exposed the dictatorial attitude of the party in power. The BJP
demanded an apology from the party in power before the traders and business community
for causing great inconvenience to the masses on that day.
On the proposal for construction of a permanent bridges over Pachin river connecting
Pachin colony to Naharlagun township at D-sector junction, which is a long due project
since eighties, and the other permanent bridge connecting Lekhi village with Yupia,
district HQ of Papum Pare, the party said that the proposed bridges will facilitate
convenience traffic movement and serve as important alternate link for Yupia.
The BJP called upon the party in power for the several decades to take seriously
about the road security in the state capital with required alternate roads or sub-ways
and take up repairing works in war-footing of the inter-sectoral roads if the government
really feels about the traffic congestion with the present road conditions.
The BJP also demanded proper sub-way or alternate road from A-sector and Model village
joint point via Demsite-Polo Colony-D-sector-Pachin-Papu villages and Papu Nallah
to Donyi Polo Mission at right side and at left side Papu Nallah to Chimpu via Jullang
which would reduce the traffic in the state capital.
“Giving full-fledged Pachin district to Itanagar Capital Complex administrative unit
existed with full-fledged Deputy Commissioner, SP and other district level officers
already in place although separately designated DERO/DEO to follow for the state
capital complex areas and the DRDA etc. the state cabinet should clear the proposal
and let the District Administration handle properly of matters of the capital complex,”
the party said.
Two Japan-based companies that promotes environmentally conscious lifestyle through
sales of sustainably sourced food and apparel – have pledged to improve the income
of Indian farmers, their health, and the environment by scaling up production of
organically produced cotton, which is free of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers
and has an approximately 30 per cent higher market price.
The two companies pledged to scale up their Pre-Organic Cotton (POC) programme, which
encourages farmers in India to switch from conventional to organic cotton production
by guaranteeing to buy the cotton that is organically produced at a price higher
than that of conventional cotton.
Such a commitment is critical to the initiative’s success since it typically takes
three years for farmers to obtain an organic certification; organic cotton costs
more to produce but farmers are forced to sell it at cheaper, conventional cotton
prices. During the three-year waiting period, the participating farmers will see
a 20 to 30 per cent increase in their income, with a projected additional 12 per
cent increase once their farms gain official international organic certification.
Cotton occupies a mere five per cent of all farmland in India, yet it accounts for
more than half of the country’s pesticide use, adding a financial burden to farmers
and causing serious health concerns including skin and respiratory diseases. The
conversion process to organic cotton remains financially unfeasible for most farmers,
despite the financial and health benefits.
Itanagar post office authorities are irresponsible
Being aggrieved by untimely delivery of Parcel by authorities of Itanagar Post Office,
I would like to draw attention through column of your esteemed daily.
I would like to share that on 10/12/12, I had registered a Parcel at Mohanbari Air
Field for Itanagar and the same was dispatch on that very day. Two weeks later on
24/12/12, it found undelivered when I asked the addressee for confirmation of received.
After getting thorough enquiry, I came to know that the Parcel had arrived there
at Itanagar 19/12/12 and the same was further dispatch to RK Mission Post Office
Itanagar despite being clearly written the address O/o Urban Programming Officer
Itanagar. Also at RK Mission post office, Post Master had kept it for 9 days under
their desk without even trying to contact as mobile number was given on the parcel
till the addressee rush to their office to collect it. The incident shows that they
lack sincerity and is incapable to handle the daily businesses. It also reveals the
negligence of their higher authorities on control and conduct of administrative set
up of the deptt.
You know, negligence in the official means deceiving the trust of the common public.
Why do the concerned authorities not listen to hue and cry of the common public?
Why do they not check the daily businesses of the deptt? If they claim of maintaining
all norms then, how do they not recognized the gravest mistake of their office staff?
Why don't they take any action against those staff that is negligence on duty?
I am as true Arunachalee, has been deeply hurt by output given by Post master, Itanagar
Post Office. Hoping the concerned authorities will take the serious note of incident
and take some needful step for its better services for the needy.
BSNL needs to address concern of consumers
Through your esteemed daily I on behalf of society, express resentment against the
authority concern of BSNL. Despite so much complaint raised by its users regarding
the BSNL voucher and easy recharge tariff the problem is still being overlooked.
Unlike the other mobile network companies the cost of BSNL top up/recharge are sold
above its MRP/- value. Why is it so? Time and again this complaint was made in this
forum. When compared to other telecom companies like Airtel, Aircel, the service
provided by BSNL is not up to the mark, which is a Government of India undertaking.
Many a time I have personally discussed this problem with the selling agent regarding
charging of excess amount by them and all the time they just put the entire blame
on the BSNL authority, saying they don't get much out of it and this is not just
a problem of one or two BSNL top up selling agents it is practiced by majority of
shopkeepers throughout Capital complex. That's why it is not a diminutive problem
and it is beyond a single person's capacity to control or change it since it is practiced
by a large number of business communities. Sometimes, due this problem I end up arguing
or leave a bad impression for poking in their business dealing. I personally don't
have any intention to damage their business scope but neither I am willing to overshadow
my consumer's right. For how long one should tolerate this kind of illegitimate practice.
I am not blaming them entirely may be their issue is genuine that is why it is practiced
by a large number of business community by selling BSNL recharge above its MRP/-.
I really don't know why they are doing this but one thing I am clear is that nobody
is allowed to sale any product more than printed price or else it is a total violation
of Consumers protection act, 1986. I also request the Consumers Forum to look into
this matter at the earliest and bring an amicable solution to it. Last but not the
least, the residents of Mob- 2,Mob-1 and Niti Vihar area have been deprived of BSNL
landline service for almost two and half year. So please do the needful, we will
be ever grateful to you.
Mascot Network Society,
Please update Readers Forum
Happy New Year 2013 to all the team of The Arunachal Times. This is bring to your
kind attention that often it is seen that the "reader's forum" in the online version
remains the same for even 6-7days without updates of its new articles. I have subscribed
the hard-copy also but it usually arrives at my desk at Daporijo after 2-3days or
sometimes even a week. May kindly give a personal attention to this human error.
With Warm Regards.
Hali Welly, Daporijo.
‘Youth has the capacity to revive India’s golden era’
NAMPONG, Jan 04: Though August 15 in 1947 was a historic day to become free citizens
of India but 65 years after achieving independence the countrymen are still in the
grip of ‘gulami’ in different forms, National Youth Project director Dr S N Subba
Rao cautioned 300 youths from 23 states including host Arunachal Pradesh assembled
in this non-descriptive Kovin village in the periphery of Jairampur sub-divisional
HQs of Changlang district.
Addressing the participants of National Integration Youth Leadership camp, Dr Rao
recalled Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who had began his address
- Tryst with destiny - by saying “India rises to a new destiny when the whole world
is sleeping”. He said that the youth alone has the capacity to revive India’s golden
era following the principle: “Sarve bhavantu sukhina, sarve santu niramaya, sarve
bhadrani pashyantu, maa kaschit dukha bhagh bhavet” (May all be happy; may all be
without disease; may all have well-being; may none have misery of any sort.)
Dr Rao, lovingly called Bhaiji, lauded the hospitable Arunachalees for making their
state, particularly Nampong a ‘Mini-India’ symbolizing unity in diversity and exhorted
them to maintain its uniqueness for all the times to come.
Expressing deep concern at the disturbed social atmosphere in India where women are
raped or gang raped even in national capital New Delhi, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan
Samity director Dr Manimala said that India should be of Gandhiji’s dream where everybody
would enjoy equal right without any discrimination. This could be possible if the
youth alone rise to the occasion.
“Pyar ki rah dikha duniya ko rokey jo nafrat ki aandhi, tum me hi koi Gautam hoga,
tum me hi koi hoga Gandhi,” she quoted a sayri to inspire the gathering.
Melodious voice of Bina Sena, wife of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry
and Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena, responded to Dr Manimala’s all anxieties:
Hum ko man ki shakti dena, man vijay kare dusron ki jay se pehle, khud ko jay kare
bhedbhaav apane dil se saaf kar sake doston se bhool ho to maaf kar sake....,” to
huge applause of the gathering during the cultural exchange programme on the bank
of Namchik river.
Setong Sena, who was instrumental in conducting the camp, expressed his gratitude
to Dr Rao for choosing remote Nampong as venue and the 300 youths for making the
camp a grand success against all odds. He said state’s innocent tribals far away
from the hustle bustle of modernity live in complete communal harmony with the people
from rest of India working in the state as well as the nature.
“Anyone is welcome to this abode of sun and moon where the nature is in its unspoiled
form and the indigenous people live happily with whatever they get. We embrace everyone
with Himalayan heart as Arunchalees belong to a classless agrarian society,” Sena
Dr Rao, Dr Manimala and Sena couple conferred the Dr S N Subba Rao Yuva Seva National
Award-2012 on NYP-AP president Hari Pado Biswas in recognition of his commitment
in empowering the youth of the nation with dedication. The award included a trophy,
a certificate and cash amounting to Rs 10,000.
Haryana unit Bharat Yuva Shakti president Suresh Rathi, instrumental in launching
the annual award, joined the gathering in congratulating Biswas for his selfless
endeavour to channelize youth power of Arunachal Pradesh towards nation building
since last few years for which he was honoured with Karamveer Chakra Award in 2011
by United Nations Volunteers, Bharatiya Bikash Ratan Award and National Award for
Economic & Social Development, both in 2012.
While praising Biswas for being the first recipient, Rathi said that the cash amount
would increase by Rs 1,000 in every birthday of Bhaiji.
While the campers were taken to Myanmar with the help of 18 Assam Rifles on December
30, the invaluable contributions of the locals, particularly Congress Seva Dal team
led by APCSD state organizer (In-charge of Changlang & Tawang districts) D N Monpa
deserve special mention.
The departure of the campers was sad and heart touching with unforgettable memories
writ large on their faces which most of them described as unique experience to be
treasured for life.