ITANAGAR, Mar 20: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while participating in the discussion
during motion of thanks on Governor’s address in the state assembly claimed that
crime rate in the state came down since 2005. The Chief Minister is quite true in
his assessment as per the official figure, however, not many may agree with his view.
The crime graph has risen considerably especially in the state capital.
The important part is - did anyone ever, be it police, policymaker or NGOs, try to
find out the reason for the rise in crime graph.
There is growing gap between rich and poor in the state. A section of society is
living western lifestyle whereas another section is struggling to make ends. The
rich and influential are becoming richer with each passing days. On the other hand
poor are becoming poorer. The tribal society never witnessed such widening gaps among
haves and haves not in the past. The wealthy group of citizen is able to manipulate
things for their benefits leading to the deprivation of poor. The young-educated
middle and lower middle citizens are facing brunt of this situation. “I finished
my engineering degree way back in 2009 but still am jobless. I don’t know whom to
blame. I had cleared written exam on many occasion but strangely never get through
viva voice. With due respect to the persons who got selected, I feel that I was much
better them. I seriously don’t know what I should do to get a job,” shared a frustrated
Perhaps what he was trying to share is that he had no money to spend during final
hurdle as he comes from a lower middle class family. Like him there are thousands
of youth who are putting up in various parts of capital and weaving beautiful dream
for the future. When they wake up in the morning, the first things they do is check
various pages of local dailies and try to figure out if there is government job advertisement.
They make round of various government offices seeking information about any job opportunities.
In the process many a times they face humiliation at the hand of government officials
who behave as if they are born kings and queens.
The way things are going, state will witness increasing figure of crime rate in the
future. The frustrated poor youth left with no option might resort to other means
in the form of crime to make living. They also dream of living a decent life and
when they are deprived of it, things go wrong. The political class might be trying
to portray very beautiful picture but truth is that Arunachal is heading towards
doom if necessary correction measures are not taken in right time. Few months ago
during a discussion, one IPS officer, who hails from mainland India, told me that
corruption in Arunachal is too much.
“When I see 80 per cent population of state I feel very sad for them. On the other-hand
when I look at 20 per cent population who are enjoying all the benefit, seriously
I get very angry and hate them. I have been posted to various parts of country and
understand that corruption is everywhere but amount of corruption witnessed in Arunachal
is extremely high. If not checked, this state will face serious problem in the future,”
the IPS officer shared. As the financial year is nearing end, the government offices
are buzzing with the words- Chai-Pani. This is a code word used for seeking bribery
and if anyone fails to provide chai-pani, the person should forget about his/her
work. Arunachal Pradesh in particularly capital is not right place for hardworking
and straight forwarded citizens.
In the meanwhile am still wondering why Education Minister Bosiram Siram got so angry
when Trinamool Congress MLA Laeta Umbrey stated in the floor of assembly that govt
including ministers are corrupt. Is it the case of “only wearer knows where the shoe
Over 3000 forest land encroachment cases in state
CM gives clarion call to protect forests
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: A total area of 54,348.6683 hectare of forest land has been encroached
by 3,056 people/villagers in sixteen forest divisions under various districts of
Arunachal Pradesh till December 2012. This was informed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
while responding to a question raised by Trinamool Congress MLA Laeta Umbrey during
question hour in the Assembly today.
Maximum number of 1,417 forest land encroachers has been recorded under Namsai Forest
Division. This was followed by 519 encroachments under Nampong forest divison, 412
in Lohit and 375 encroachment cases under Banderdewa forest division.
Expressing concern over the rampant encroachment of forest land/ protected area and
destruction of forests, Chief Minister gave a clarion call to protect forest for
our future generation. He further said that state Govt will take stern action against
the erring officials responsible for illegal forest activities like tree felling
Informing that the concerned department has been facing shortage of man power to
protect the forest resources, the chief minister disclosed the state government
recently created the Forest Protection Force and 288 posts have already been sanctioned
under the force.
“During the past five years, encroachment to the extent of 55.249 hectares in Banderdewa
forest division and 35 hectares in Dibang forest division were being reported,” Chief
Minister said while responding to another question. He further informed “Offence
reports have been drawn against the encroachers and cases booked in the local courts.
There are 35 such cases under Banderdewa division and seven in Dibang division were
DLAAB: Chief Minister informed the house that the District Land Allotment Advisory
Board (DLAAB) has been dissolved by the Govt vide order No LM -21/2005 Dated 30/4/2012.
The State Govt has brought into force all the provisions of the Arunachal Pradesh
(Land Settlement and Records) Act 2008 in the entire territory of the state with
effect from Sept 1, 2008, the Chief Minister said adding “the said Act does not
provide for any land allotment advisory board for allotment of government land to
private individuals, institution etc.
Senior Teachers: Responding to a questioned raised by MLA Takar Marde, Education
Minister Bosiram Siram informed that steps are being taken to solve the shortage
of senor teachers in higher secondary schools in the state. He further informed
that senior teachers in Chemistry and Pol Science subjects for Dumporijo Higher
Secondary school will be provided in next academic session.
Pre-paid energy meters on the cards
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: Power (Electrical) Minister Tanga Byaling today informed the Assembly
that the power department is planning to install pre-paid energy meters and remote
metering system beginning from the state capital in order to prevent revenue leakage
and also enhance revenue collection in effective way. The proposal to install pre-paid
energy meters and remote metering system will be submitted to the state government
soon for Itanagar and Naharlagun as a pilot project for Rs 35 crore, the chief minister
Expressing serious concern over loss of revenue due to various reasons including
illegal electricity connection, Byaling said that his department had already taken
action against 3 sub-divisional officers, 1 UDC and three meter readers who had
performed their duty ‘dishonestly’.
Responding to a question raised by BJP MLA Tamiyo Taga, Byaling further disclosed
that with the administrative help from the ADM Talo Potom, his administration has
collected revenue of over Rs 14 crore from Nirjuli and Naharlagun area within 10
months. It also collection over Rs 21 crore revenue from Itanagar area, the minister
Pointing out the loss of revenue due to technical reason, the Minister said state
government had already submitted a Rs 1800 crore project proposals to DoNER Ministry
for construction of states own power grid and sub stations to minimize power transmission
and distribution loss.
The aggregate transmission, distribution and commercial loss of the state is around
60 per cent which is mainly due to long transmission and distribution lines, non-payment
of electricity bills by the consumers and illegal power tapping, the minister said.
Byaling further informed that the State government had requested the Union Power
Ministry for funding from World Bank along with the projects of other North Eastern
states but the proposal could not materialize because of objection raised by China.
District (Amendment) Bill passed in Assembly
Speaker adjourns assembly session sine die
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today passed the Arunachal
Pradesh (Re-Organisation of Districts) (Amendment) Bill, 2013, paving way for creation
of four new districts in the state.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had placed the bill on March 15 last in the floor of the
house for creation of Kra Daadi, Namsai, Siang and Lower Siang districts.
With the Assembly’s nod for the bill after over eight hours deliberation, the total
districts in the state would be 21 with Longding created last year as the 17th district
carving out of the present Tirap district.
The Namsai district would be created by dividing Lohit district with its headquarters
at Namsai, while the Kra Daadi, with its proposed headquarters at Jamin would be
created from Kurung Kumey district.
The Siang and Lower Siang districts would be created by taking certain administrative
circles from East and West Siang districts. The headquarters of Siang district has
been proposed at Nyobo while that of Lower Siang is yet to be decided.
Taking part in the discussion of the Bill, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed the
house that the cabinet decision to create the four districts was to accelerate economic
development in the areas and to bring administration to the peoples’ doorsteps.
Despite contradictory demands on Lower Siang district, consensus opinion was obtained,
Tuki said, adding that the intention was for administrative convenience and avoid
There wouldn’t be random district creation despite demands as such demand are met
on need-basis, not constituency-wise, Tuki said before the bill was put to vote without
Earlier in the day, BJP member Dr Tangor Tapak and Congress MLA Alo Libang moved
a notice for amendment of the bill under Rule 79 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct
of Business of the assembly to delete the entries ‘areas comprising administrative
units of existing East Siang districts namely Nari, Koyu, Seren and Kora’ from the
bill following opposition by the people.
However, the bill was passed by voice votes without amendment after Tuki assured
not to issue notification on creation of Lower Siang district till the issue of protests
by various organisations resolved.
Later, Speaker Wangling Lowangdong adjourning the House sine die.
Moving the amendment bill Tapak said that the people of his area have been living
in harmony without any problem as they respect each other.
Earlier, initiating the discussion, TMC MLA Laeta Umbrey vehemently opposed the
creation of new district. “Let us plan first, instead going to the direction of
one-MLA one-district concept,” Umbrey said adding “we are not in a position to
create district at present... Creation of district would open a Pandora’s Box without
any end to such demands for creation of district.”
Namsai MLA Nang Sati Mein supported the bill and lauded the state Govt for justifying
the people’s demand.
Tapen Siga said though he is not opposing the Bill but his conscience doesn’t permit
him to agree with the bill. He said that many administrative circles which were
created earlier are still facing infrastructure problem. What is the purpose of
creating new district without considering the actual need and infrastructures, Tapen
While supporting the creation of districts, Tamiyo Taga said except Namsai all the
districts are interior areas, like Kurung Kumey from where massive migration to the
Capital Complex continues. The new districts would take administration to people’s
doorsteps to solve many problems, he added. It is a laudable step that despite
paucity of fund, the state Govt has the courage to bring a bill for four more districts,
Welcoming the bill as a landmark achievement of the present Govt, Takam Pario said
it was a culmination of numerous visits of the CM and his cabinet colleagues to various
parts of the state to assess the ground realities. Markio Tado and Honchun Ngandam
also supported the creation of districts.
Former CM Jarbom Gamlin lauded the state Govt for the bill. However, he said “History
is created today. A ruling party MLA moving an amendment bill with the opposition
member Tangor Tapak making a mockery of the parliamentary democracy Let the bill
be passed first. A house committee could seek public referendum for unanimity”.
Finance Minister Chowna Mein said that development is a natural process which can’t
be halted for want of fund. New districts were step forward in that direction, he
Industry Minister Tapang Taloh termed the bill remarkable, to nullify Umbrey saying
– all those glitters are not gold and good leaders are not necessarily good administrators
– as the CM, a leader with a difference, a man of principle and having capacity to
translate impossible to possible, have made a indelible mark in socio-economic transformation
of the state by ensuring equal justice delivery system. He objected to inclusion
of some areas in Lower Siang district.
State Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and UD
Minister Tanga Byaling suggested passing the bill in its original form and bringing
amendment after public referendum or house panel opinion.
With 101% support, Takar Marde said “the new districts aimed at administrative convenience
and rapid economic development of the people scattered in far-flung areas. Among
others, Minister Setong Sena, Gadam Ete, J K Panggen, Gojen Gadi, Bamang Felix, Kalikho
Pul also participate in the discussion. PTI/ ATNS
Training focuses on food and medicinal value of Mushroom
PASIGHAT, Mar 20: As part its regular training for the agriculture and horticulture
field officers and progressive farmers, the State Agricultural Management & Extension
Training Institute (SAMETI) is conducting two-day training on “Mushroom Cultivation
for Self Employment and Rural Food Security” at GTC training centre here today.
Attending the inaugural training as resource person, an Assistant Professor of Plant
Pathology in Pasighat College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF) Dr P Raja discussed
on various methods of identification of edible mushrooms and the methods of production
of Mushroom Spawn (seed). Dr Raja also introduced the trainees with different species
of Mushroom with special reference to the edible and un-edible (poisonous) ones.
He elaborated on “food” and “medicinal” values of edible mushrooms and the economic
prospect of their cultivation in private made farm houses.
Talking about the potentiality of mushroom cultivation in East Siang district, Dr
Raja stated that more than 200 species of mushrooms are found in the natural vegetation
of East Siang and its adjoin areas and out of which ten species are edible mushroom.
According to him, the climatic condition of the region is feasible to cultivate four
species of mushrooms - Oyester, Shiitake, Jewsear and Shizophyllum. These four species
belongs to Bacidiomycetina family.
Informing about the technical know-how on Mushroom Cultivation, professor Raja said
the CHF at Pasighat is providing necessary technical backup on farming of edible
mushroom for food and commercial purpose.
Besides regular training to the stockholder, the institute offers 6-months diploma
course on ‘Scientific Mushroom Cultivation’.
Terming the edible mushrooms/edible fungus a ‘bio-efficient” nutrient, the resource
person said that consumption of mushroom help in vitality of the human body preventing
from mental disorder and various infectious diseases like cholera, dysentery etc.
It is anticancer and reduces hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and useful to relaxed
muscular and join paints. Mushroom contains high quality and high quantity protein
and less calorie and fat contents, which is east to accept for everyone, he added.
The training sessions was followed by a slideshow and video demonstration on the
methods and methodology of Mushroom Cultivation in domestic farm house having control
of suitable temperature and humidity condition. Later, the trainees were taken to
the CHF premise to visit the Mushroom cultivation farm run by the college authority
for practical demonstration.
As many as 40 agriculture and horticulture field assistant from Pasighat, Sille,
Ruksin, Nari and Koyu circles besides some progressive farmers are attending the
training. It will be concluded tomorrow with a discussion on the theme “Economic
of Mushroom Cultivation” and another practical session.
Inaugurating the training, the principal cum Director of SAMETI, O Darin requested
the trainees to earn practical knowledge from the training and serve the rural people
to boost their economy through various agriculture and allied activities. The in-charge
of the training institute Ajit Pao has been looking after the overall training activities.
Upper Subansiri reviews law and order
Daporijo, Mar 20: A meeting to discuss the law and order situation and frequent fire
accidents in the area was held by the District Administration, Upper Subansiri, at
the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo on 19th March. In attendance were senior leaders,
HoDs, members of Tagin Cultural Society, members of Market welfare committees and
colony welfare associations, student leaders etc in the presence of ZP Chairperson
Nakap Nalo, DC Tahang Taggu and SP Vijay Kumer.
Addressing the meeting DC Tahang Taggu informed about the measures taken up by the
DA like executive orders in force in the area which strictly prohibits sale of local
beer/ Apung after 8.00 pm, prohibits gathering of persons/ loitering in Daporijo
after 8.00 pm, prohibits carrying of any kind of weapon and prohibits wearing of
facemask without doctor’s advice in the district.
Taggu added that in addition to the rules, the people had to cooperate and play a
vital role in making their town a peaceful place and so a decision had been made
to form Committees in all the colonies of Daporijo. The Committee would be accountable
for any type of trouble within their area and also for the informing the DA and Police
about it. Taggu also called upon all to act as good Samaritans and lend a helping
hand as opposed to being just spectators during any type of calamity.
Instead of blaming one another for any kind of problem in Daporijo, each of us should
develop an understanding of the other’s role and duties for effective governance,
said Nakap Nalo while expressing his views during the meeting. He added that intensive
patrolling even within the colonies was needed.
The SP informed the people that just as everyone took their rights seriously, they
should also remember to take their duties as a citizen of the place seriously and
so provide all possible support to the Police and Administration. He also made a
request to all to respect authority as all laws and rules were made for the benefit
of the public.
Representatives from all the different groups also expressed their views and provided
valuable suggestions for the betterment of the place. It was unanimously agreed by
all that committees would be formed in all colonies of Daporijo and they would be
held accountable for the welfare of the people in their colony. DIPRO
Cash reward stands
The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Teacher’s house gutted
Aalo, Mar 20: In another fire accident that occurred at Pakam-II in the night of
18th March, the residence of one Tatum Hemi, a teacher, was completely gutted in
a devastating fire. The victim could not take out anything from the house as he was
away at the time of fire accident and properties estimated to Rs.13 lacs are said
to be lost in the fire. The fire was timely controlled from spreading further.
The District administration has initiated the immediate relief to the fire victim.
Employees threaten stir
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Job Contract Employees Union NEEPCO
Ltd has stated that it will launch 168 hrs project sites bandh at the Kameng and
Pare HEP from April 3 in case the NEEPCO management fails to regularise jobs by Mar
Association writes memo to CM
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The All Papum Pare District Youth Association today claimed that
large number of buildings are being constructed at proposed Green field airport project
site at Hollongi for claiming unnecessary compensation. In its representation addressed
to the chief minister, the association requested the chief minister to start the
construction work of the Green Airfield. It also pitched for the immediate execution
of four lane at Capital complex and eviction of building under right of way (ROW)
along the national highway 52A.
TEZU, Mar 20: The Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate, R.K. Sharma has banned
loitering of domestic pigs and other domesticated animals in and nearby areas of
Tezu Township area in an executive order released dated, 19th March 2013.
The stray pigs are damaging drainage system, destroying kitchen gardens, damaging
bamboo and wooden fences etc. Instances have also been reported that the pigs used
to attack pedestrians causing bike and motor vehicle accidents.
The DC cum DM, therefore issued an order prohibiting free loitering of pigs and other
domesticated animals with immediate effect and has asked the Owner(s) for compliance
failing which actions shall be taken as per the relevant sections of Law. DIPRO
ACF launches website
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) launched its own website at
a glittering function held at Christian Revival Church here yesterday. The General
Secretary of ACF welcomed the gathering of Church leaders and officials of various
Churches of the State.
Dr. John Thomas, the Bishop of Itanagar launched the website in the presence of Neelam
Taram, former Home Minister, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Tarh Kama, President,
APCRCC, Evan. Tai Ete, General Secretary, APCRCC, Rev. Tar Choya, noted Baptist leader
and Rev Tageng Gelo, AGS (Mission) Nyishi Baptist Church Council. Rev. Dr. Ayong
Sor, invoke God’s blessings. The website was designed by Sanjay Nath.
In a brief message the Bishop thanked the ACF office bearers for this initiative
and expressed the hope that the website would become a useful tool to exchange information
and also to spread the message of Lord Jesus Christ. You may log on to the website
by clicking on www.arunchalchristianforum.org
DLMC meet touches key dev. issues
Aalo, Mar 20: The District Level Monitoring Committee meet held under the chairmanship
of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete and attended by all Administrative officers,
ZPMs, Executing Agencies and BDOs of the district had elaborate discussions on the
year wise complied list of projects sanctioned and approved under Special Plan Assistance
in the district right from the year 2006- 07 to till date.
Chairing the meet, the Chairman DLMC sought explanations and status on the progress
of the works circle wise and asked all Executing Agencies to complete the schemes
in a time bound manner where there is no local and legal problems and complicacies.
Expressing his strong reservation on not constituting Circle Level Monitoring Committee,
non submission of Quarterly Progress Report, Utilization Certificate and filing of
success stories with photographs despite repeated instructions from time to time,
he asked all to take up the matter seriously to launch the centrally sponsored schemes
successfully. The Executing Agencies also highlighted their problems and progress
of works. The Zilla Parishad Members who attended the meet also expressed their resentments
for not taking them into confidence about the schemes under SPA and remain in dark
about the implementation in such important meeting. Earlier the District Planning
Officer spelt out the aims and objectives of the meeting.
Projects and schemes running into several crores of rupees are being pumped in each
and every circles of the district from Special Plan Assistance to create infrastructures,
road heads, bridges, potable drinking water supply etc. DIPRO
State releases its matching share of Rs 68.66 crore, but SSA teacher’s ordeal continues
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The ordeal of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers without having
salaries for the last five months is seemed far from over, although the state government
has released its matching shares of Rs 68.66 crore today, as the Centre yet to send
its share of pie. It seems already miffed teaching fraternity has to tighten their
belt without salary most probably for another two weeks. The non-release of the Central
matching share has driven the state into financial crisis, which unable to release
the teachers’ payment for the last five months.
Sources from State SSA Raj Mission informed this correspondent that the government
today released remaining 48.66 crore of its matching share. With this the state government
has cleared the all backlogs state matching share since the inception, source added.
Earlier the state government released 15 crore in November 2012 and another remaining
5 crore on February 2013, with this total gone up to 68.66 crores, source said. To
pay the five months SSA teachers salary, the state required Rs 73 crore, it added.
Speaking to this correspondent over the telephone State Project Director of SSA Rajya
Mission, P.N Thungon hoped that Centre would soon release its matching share, so
that state could pay the teacher’s salary. Meanwhile All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan Teachers’ Association(AASSATA) expressed joy over the release of the state
The name ‘Yachang Tacho’ was mistakenly came out with a headline -- “LAMPS’s Hardware
Shopping Centre inaugurated” of a news item published in 20th March edition of this
daily. We regret the inadvertent mistake.
248 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
I would like to express my resentment over the news published by the Gusar Circle
Youth Forum in your esteem daily on 10th march 2013 regarding non-response attitude
shown by the authorities in furnishing information under RTI act 2005 against C/o
Wire- rope Suspension Bridge over River Subansiri at Bator Village under SPA (Special
Plan Assistance) 2010-11 against C D Block Dumporijo. I am to state that on 24th
April 2012, I was handed over the charge of BDO Dumporijo and handing-taking over
charge took place on the same day. But the files, cash books, DPR and other important
documents of Bator Wire-Rope Suspension Bridge was not handed to me by the relieving
officer when I took charge as BDO Dumporijo. After being in charge of BDO Dumporijo
for one month, the Contractor of Bator Bridge came to me and asked for releasing
some amount for purchase of material for Bridge. Then I called up dealing Officer
for briefing and we discussed the matter and visited work site of Bator Bridge where
I found the work is on full swing. And during this time the Gusar Circle Youth Forum
had filed RTI in form 'A' for furnishing detail information of Bator Bridge and at
that same time MGNREGA MIS up-loading work was made mandatory by Ministry of Rural
Development, Govt, of India. And as a reason, the dealing officer got busy in MIS
up-loading work due to which I could not force him to furnish report because MIS
up-loading work was time bound work without which, life of thousands of job seekers
of Dumporijo CD Block could have been hampered. So I wrote a letter to Tage Bator
for being unable to furnish information on the ground vide letter No. BDO/DMJ/RTI-09/2012-13
dated Dmj, the 16th November 2012 briefing him the position of Bridge which was in
progress. On 6th March 2013 the youth Forum came in my resident enquiring about the
bridge. On which I informed them that we are going to lance bridge on 7thMarch 2013
and told them to come on the spot on the mentioned date to help the contractor in
crossing the wire- rope from tower to tower and they accepted. Later I came to know
that no single youth turned-up on the spot for helping, showing no sign of cooperation.
Since we had appointed steering committee for Bator Bridge to supervise the work,
delay or progress will be corresponded by the steering committee to District Authority
and Department concerned and hence forth there is no doubt about construction of
Bator Bridge. We kept the dead line for completion of bridge on or before 2nd week
of April 2013.
So, the article published by Gusar Circle youth Forum in your esteem daily is baseless
and without any valid reason. And since the work is on full-swing, Contractor & Steering
Committee prefers to maintain silence on the subject.
Block Development Officer,
CD Block, Dumporijo
Voice of an unemployed trained youth
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of all the health assistant trained unemployed
youth of Arunachal Pradesh would like to draw the attention of the higher authorities
of department concern as well as the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. I personally
feel that the higher authorities of department concern and the state Government is
killing us indirectly because I have been waiting for job opportunity since 2008
after the completion of course. No any post has been created during the period between
2008 to till date except 32 Nos. of post advertised in the month of Jan. 2013 under
NRHM. Though no posts are being created, the trained personnel’s are countless like
the hair of the head and star of the sky. I am also one of the trained health assistant.
After waiting for many years, now I personally feel helpless owing to the miseries’
of department concern and the state government.
Through this column, I would like to appeal to the higher authority of department
concern as well as the state government to kindly look into the problems of trained
youth. According to the factual position, the state Government is suppose to be the
father of the people but I personally don’t feel so, because they don’t do anything
for the people. One thing I feel funny, whenever there is public mass meeting, the
Netas of the state, give lots of assurance to the public specially to the youth,
but in reality, they are like barking dog seldom bite. Let me ask to the higher authority
of department concern as well as to the state government, should we the youth commit
suicide? Should we become criminals? If a child is born, it’s mother’s responsibility
to feed milk, like wise if unemployed youth are weeping for job then is it not Government’s
responsibility to give them job or provide livelihood after all ours is a people
Still waiting to get connection with rest of the world
I on behalf of people of Toru Cirlce would like to pen down few words regarding poor
mobile connection in our area. It has been almost five years since BSNL mobile tower
was constructed at Toru village but till date it is not functioning due to non-installation
of required machinery. The concern public of area had requested our MP and CM several
times about this installation and had even we submitted application at BSNL office
several times. Arunachal CM belongs to this circle and Papum Pare ZPM Chairperson
is from same circle but people are living without communication development. If one
Mobile Tower takes five year duration then how our State will develop. We the people
of Toru Circle meekly request our Honourable MP, CM and ZPM chairperson Nabam Aka
and BSNL department to kindly look into our genuine problems.
With approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of municipal waste generated each year, and
volumes expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025 according to World Bank
figures, urgent action is needed to head off the threat to the environment and human
health posed by this global waste crisis.
The threat posed by poor waste management is particularly prominent in low-income
countries where waste-collection rates are often below 50 per cent. Piles of garbage
along river banks; thick smoke from open burning of mixed, and partly toxic, waste;
pungent odours; flies and rodents are an all too familiar scene. Ever-faster population
growth, urbanization and economic development are producing increasing quantities
of waste that are overburdening existing waste-management systems.
There is no end in sight to this trend: by 2030, the global middle-class will have
grown from 2 billion to 4.9 billion, each of these new affluent consumers longing
for greater quantities of more sophisticated and resource-intensive goods. Public
waste systems in cities cannot keep pace with urban expansion; rapid industrialization
is happening in countries that have not yet developed the appropriate systems to
deal with hazardous and special wastes; and the growing trade in waste poses significant
Waste management is one of the most complex and cost-intensive public services, absorbing
large chunks of municipal budgets even when organized and operated properly. Basic
human needs such as clean water, clean air and safe food are jeopardized by improper
waste management practices, with severe consequences for public health.