ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Four houses were burnt down to ashes at Koreng village under Pangin
circle of Siang district early this morning.
The affected families have lost their all properties, including household items,
valuable local ornaments etc. in the devastating fire. However, there was no report
of any casualty.
The fire started at around 3 am reportedly from charcoal remnants of the fire place
of the previous night.
Gamtum Padu, EAC (in-charge), Pangin folllowing insruction from the Siang Deputy
Commissioner Dr N.N. Lego rushed to the village for relief and rescue works and distributed
Rs 2000 each to the affected families as immediate relief.
The DC has already taken up the matter with the department of disaster management
for further assistance as per government norms.
Young entrepreneur dies
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Tadar Taniya, a young and promising entrepreneur, breathed his
last at Down Town Hospital, Guwahati on March 10 after a brief illness.
He hailed from Paji village under Nyapin administrative circle of Kurung Kumey district.
Tania was doing well in business and was considered to be emerging business person
of the state.
Nyishi Elite Society has condoled his death and paid respect to the departed soul.
Union demands release of arrested members
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has demanded
City Police to release the union’s Finance Secretary Yomdo Tawa and Vigilance Secretary
Tamoli Tabri immediately and questioned the reason behind their arrest.
The union in a release claimed that both the union members were arrested after end
of the bandh period which, according to the union, is not ‘genuine’.
Further, the bandh passed off peacefully and no public or government properties were
damaged during the bandh period, it claimed.
The union also appealed to the City Police to release one Gaya Flago, who has been
arrested without any cause.
The person is neither a member of the union nor was he involved during the bandh
in any way on March four, the union said.
“We appeal to Home Department to remove all the sections that are put against our
executive members through no faults of theirs. We are not criminals. We are only
fighting for the common cause of the society and welfare for the people of the border
areas of the Arunachal Pradesh,” it said.
The union threatened to declare yet another capital and border area bandh call if
the state government fails to release all the arrested persons immediately.
The union said that they were compelled to call the bandhs due to state government’s
non-responsive attitude to fulfill the single point demand to create the 3rd batch
AAPBn despite repeated pleas.
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The aims and objectives of the Multi-sectoral Development Programme
(MsDP), its guidelines, process of selection of proposals, role of block, district
level committee etc were highlighted during an orientation programme held under the
chairmanship of Namsai Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma today.
Panchayat members of Namsai block, Women Welfare Association Namsai, representatives
of minority community residing in Namsai block, HGBs and officers of all the major
departments were present in the programme.
FLCC camp held
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The Financial Literacy Counseling Camp (FLCC) was conducted by
Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank in association with Young Mission Adventure
Club (YMAC) at Paya, Wak, Rigo, Kamdi and Bene villages in West Siang district on
March 6 and 7.
The objective of the camp was to encourage the people to open bank account in Apex
Bank under Pradhan Mantri Dhan Jhan Yojna (PMDJY).
YMAC Chairman Yomjum Yongam briefed the importance of PMDJY and urged the participants
to avail the benefits.
Blood donation camp by ASUS
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The Arunachal Students Union Shillong(ASUS) will organize blood
donation camp on July 25 and 26 at NEIGRIHMS Hospital, Shillong. This was decided
at a mass gathering of the students at Arunachal Bhawan, Shillong on March 7 last.
The main motto of the blood donation camp is to develop blood bank for the Arunachalee
patients who comes to NEIGRIHMS Hospital for treatment.
ALSDSU outrages over dismantling of park
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Agitated over the dismantling of Indira Gandhi Park near DC office
Ziro, the All Lower Subansiri District Students Union (ALSDSU) today demanded for
restoration of the recreational park in the district headquarters.
In its letter addressed to the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, the union informed
that the park had been destroyed instead of shifting.
Claiming that transformation of the Hapoli general ground into the stadium have deprived
many people in accessing the ground, the students union also demanded for a common
ground where every individual regardless of community can take park.
It also demanded immediate restoration of Itanagar-Ziro road, which is lying in deplorable
The students union gave district authority seven days to address their issues.
Association refutes DAO claim
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Responding to the Changlang District Agriculture Officer’s (DAO)
statement in which he claimed that advertisement was published in local daily on
8th January 2015, inviting firms to participate in supply of Agriculture inputs,
the All Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Input Suppliers Registered Dealership
Association today refuted by saying that no local dailies carried such advertisement
on that mentioned date. Claiming that DAO Changlang had selected only six firms,
whereas other DAOs choose more than hundreds, the association questioned the manner
in which the authority conducted the selection process.
The association also alleged that most of the firms got selected by the DAO Changlang
are non-APST firms. It further sent a strong message of protest over the recent
selection of firms.
Tawang marches in solidarity with Tibet
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Hundreds of peoples took to the streets in Tawang to join the rest
of the world to mark the 56th Tibetan uprising day with a ‘peace march’ from Chhamleng
at Tawang monastery to Massang Dhung Rhui mey at Old Bazaar, yesterday.
Organized by Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM), Tawang, the march drew a mixed crowd
of old and young, monks and nuns, students and NGOs, who hit the road to express
their solidarity and respect for the thousands of Tibetan people killed in the first
national uprising in Tibet in 1959, which subsequently led to the fleeing of the
14th Dalai Lama into exile in India.
The programme kicked off with the reception of the portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama
from the main prayer hall of Tawang monastery to Chhamleng and offering of butter
lamp to the portrait by Guru Tulku Rimpochey, the abbot of Tawang monastery.
Geshe Thupten Khedup, vice-chairman, BTSM, Tawang, highlighted the importance of
the day to the supporters.
Thereafter, with the portrait of the globetrotting monk and father of the nation
Mahatma Gandhi, in the front, the march began with the solidarities waving Indian
tricolor and Tibetan flags, walking the route carrying placards chanting “Long live
His Holiness, and Save Tibet!” while the nuns and monks prayed for world peace and
Later, addressing the gathering on the key event, Jambey Wangdi, Chairman, DoKKA,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, spoke about Dalai Lama since his arrival in Tawang in
1959 and his ensuing visit to the town this year.
He called upon the nuns, monks, scholars, intellectuals and people from all walks
of life to come forth and resume the noble deed of conservation and preservation
of Buddhist culture with greater sensitivity, sincerity and motivation.
Rev. Guru Tulku Rinpochey, Abbot of Tawang monastery and Rev. Rikya Samtenlling Rimpochey,
abbot of Jamyang Choekorling monastery highlighted the vitality of the day and emphasized
on the need to exhibit solidarity and obedience to the spiritual leader.
Among others, Jambey Tsering, ZPC Tawang, Sangey Chhodup, President, BTSM, Lhundup
Chosang, GS, BTSM, Lobsang Dondup, President, Tibetan Freedom Movement, and Tashi
Chhoegyal, President, Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, Tawang, addressed on the occasion.
Former minister Karma Wangchu and former Tawang MLA Tashi Khandu also attended the
The programme finally culminated after observing one minute silence for the people
who sacrificed themselves for the cause of Tibet and chanting of the prayer “Dentsik
Monlam”. [Tawang Vigilance]
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The State Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lodged complaint with
the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh against the ruling Congress Government in the state
for reducing the duration of the budget session from the initial six days to three
and tabling and passing vote of accounts for four months instead of a regular budget.
“We fail to understand as to why the State government has resorted to place the vote
on account in place of the regular budget,” stated the party in its representation
to the Governor.
“We understand that the present state government is in a deep financial crisis. It
is also seen that most of the central flagship programmes are at a standstill and
the contractors are not being paid their dues as the state govt. is not able to furnish
the Utilization Certificates to the Central Government”, the party added.
The party alleged that the present State Govt. has taken the State Assembly in a
very casual manner.
“Many of starred and un-starred questions which were asked in the assembly during
this session were not taken seriously by the present State Govt.” the party alleged.
While endorsing the walk-out of the BJP legislators from the state assembly on March
9 and the subsequent boycott on March 10, the party in its representation urged
the Governor to direct the State Govt. to uphold the democratic norms of the assembly
and also to take immediate corrective measures in respect of the state financial
matters failing which the party will resort to democratic movement to register protest.
Improve air and road connectivity with ASEAN: Tuki
NEW DELHI, Mar 11: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called for immediate measures to improve
air and road connectivity of the Northeastern states with the ASEAN countries in
order to realize the Act East Policy of the Government of India in totality.
He said this at the inaugural session of the 7th edition of the Delhi Dialogue with
the theme “ASEAN - India: Shaping the Post 2015 Agenda” organized by Union Ministry
of External Affairs.
Tuki emphasized that the Northeastern region can act as a nucleus for boosting ties
with the ASEAN countries and mainland India. He opined that strong ties with ASEAN
countries will help in the progress of the region by opening up opportunities for
all round socio economic growth. He also highlighted the possibilities and potential
of Arunachal Pradesh in the panel discussion of the dignitaries.
Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, MOS V K Singh, Deputy Prime Minister
of Thailand, Chief Minister of Manipur Ibobi Singh were among the dignitaries present.
(Media cell, CM)
Governor emphasises on better connectivity in Asia, interactions on hydro power
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
while speaking at a conference on the theme ‘Building Pan-Asian Connectivity’, emphasized
on building better connectivity within and among the Asian countries. The Governor
said that connectivity will promote development through regional integration and
enhance security. He further added that the most crucial pre-requisition is realizing
the vital link between security and development. The main area of concern is the
spill over effect of socio-economic inequality and resultant insurgencies. The ‘cause’
and ‘effect’ have to be dealt with simultaneously at a regional basis, cutting across
The event was organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in a special meeting
at Kolkata on March 10.
Underscoring the recent thrust by the Government of India to ‘Act East’, the Governor
said that the endeavour of Union Government requires developing connectivity within
its natural area of economic inter-dependence, enhancing regional and global markets
by expanding capacities and creating a multi transportation model. The economic benefits
that will accrue from the joint effort will be phenomenal, he pointed out.
Highlighting the enormous potential of the region and cost to harness it, he said
that the untapped economic potential of the core of East and Southeast Asia region,
when realized would not only mitigate the developmental cost to an extent but also
restore socio-economic balance. The challenge now is to build better connection for
meeting basic needs such as water, sanitation, electricity, transport, and telecommunications,
as well as for trade facilitation and further integration of regional production
If Asia were to seize the opportunity of building regional connectivity in the entire
continent, there is a need to recognise that today’s opportunity may not present
itself in future, the Governor stressed.
The Governor also highlighted on trans-boundary issues like building of dams and
apprehension and concerns in the region on river Brahmaputra. He called for upstream-downstream
interactions within the region and with respect to the contiguous Himalayan areas
as the issue is contributing to the conflict scenario. The Governor also called for
preservation of the environment and balance the wheel of development in tune with
Representatives from ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries and United States of America are
participating in the conference, which includes Ambassador Richard Verma, US ambassador
to India and many distinguished diplomats and intellectuals. (PRO to Raj Bhawan)
Negi calls for early completion of projects
ITANAGAR, Mar 11: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has emphasized the need for early completion
of the scheme undertaken by the Department of Research.
Negi said this while on a visit to JN State Museum complex, Reference Library, State
Archives to take stock of the ongoing NEC, TFC schemes and inspected the construction
sites of extension of museum and new archives buildings, accompanied by Secretary
Research Dani Salu.
Besides, he observed the process of digitization old records since 1872 including
border issue, old maps preserved in state archives and development of galleries (Archaeology
& Textiles funded by SPA Scheme). He suggested to take assistance from professional
consultants in respective field to achieve the excellence of the work for which State
Government will give all sort of patronage to churn the positive output. He also
directed to chalk out a plan for Heritage Cottage for facilitating visiting researchers.
Meanwhile, Director of Research Batem Pertin brought to the notice of Chief Secretary
about constrains and hindrances faced by the department, including lack of human
Secretary Cultural Affairs Salu put forward the problem of endangerment of indigenous
languages which is basic component of culture.
Earlier, Canadian Diplomat David Hamilton visited JN State Museum.
Fund crunch hits multi-crore projects in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Mar 11: Non-release of funds is reportedly hitting a number of major projects
in East Siang district.
The implementing agencies and contractors concerned are bearing the brunt of massive
public ire as the government has failed to release necessary funds against those
projects in time.
The multi-crore projects, which were started early this year, have come to a halt
due to fund crunch, say project engineers.
According to information available, the state government sanctioned Rs 10 crore for
construction of RCC roads with drainage at Pasighat town under SPA for the year 2013-14.
The works implemented by Pasighat division of Public Work Department has come to
a grinding halt due to non-payment of running bill to the contractor.
In another project, the DoNER ministry during February last year granted sanction
under Non-lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) for construction of PSC-girder
RCC bridge over Poklek river (locally known as Pagla korong) and Tolon river along
Pasighat-Ledum-Tene PWD road under the district. The project too is hit by paucity
of fund. The ministry during February last year granted financial approval of Rs
16.23 crore for the project.
Besides the major projects, works of many other ongoing schemes, such as construction
of Yagrung Cirle Office, Build-Up-Girder (BUG) bridge over Remi river along Miglung
Remi PMGSY road, remaining works of Sille-Yagrung NLCPR road are also affected for
want of fund. Further, renovation of Mirem-Mikong-Ruksin road (earlier known as MMJ
road) and Pasighat-Ledum-Tene PWD road are not yet started even after repeated assurance
by the chief minister, ministers and local MLA.
The executive engineer of Pasighat Rural Work Department (RWD), who has been entrusted
to execute Sille-Yagrung NLCPR road, said that a portion of the 10-km road remained
incomplete due to paucity of fund. He said the department is still waiting for release
of fund amounting to Rs 116.25 lakh (remaining fund) from the ministry to complete
the half-done works.
The road was sanctioned in 2007. The people raised many questions over transparency
and utilization of fund meant for the road project.
Undue delay of the central and state sponsored projects in the district is causing
massive public concern.
“We are anxiously waiting to see light of development in Pasighat area through proper
implementation of the major projects. The working season this year is running out,
but there has been no any strategies to make the works progress before the rainy
season begins,’ a local exclaimed.
DLMC meets to monitor CSS projects
DAPORIJO, Mar 11: District Level Monitoring Committee of Upper Subansiri in a meeting
held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, DLMC Komkar Dulom
reviewed and assessed the progress of projects implemented under various centrally
sponsored schemes (CSS) at the Rijo Conference Hall here today.
Addressing the meeting, the deputy commissioner stressed the need of inspection and
checking of all the CSS projects being implemented in the district to ensure quality.
He also called for a collective efforts by all the implementing departments for better
implementation of the projects.
ZPC Sushil Nalo requested the officers to provide proper guidance to the PRI members
and show them the way for bringing about development in the district. Nalo also emphasised
on the need for proper planning of projects undertaken and inclusion of elected representatives
during the planning stage.
DPO S Timba highlighted the monitoring mechanism established and put in place by
the state government.
All the project implementing departments gave presentations of projects being implemented
PRI members, heads of departments, administrative officers and block development
officers were present in the meeting. DIPRO
AAPSU, WSDSU provide relief to fire victims
AALO Mar 11: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by Deny
Boje, Secretary Federal Assembly and Tanya Agu, Spokesperson, AAPSU along with West
Siang District Students’ Union visited Tadin village and distributed relief items,
such as CGI sheets, blankets, rice, aluminum and plastic buckets and mosquito nets
to all the 14 fire affected families.
While distributing the relief items, Tanya appealed to the district administration
to look into all necessary official formalities so that the victims get relief assistances
from the Govt.
Boje appealed to the people of West Siang to be extra careful while handling fire
to prevent such accidents, reports DIPRO.
Meanwhile, another team of West Siang District Students Union visited fire victims
of Kato village under Kamba circle and provided them with immediate relief. ASM Yormi
Kato received the reliefs on behalf of the fire victims.
WSDSU union has demanded the authority concerned to immediately setup a full- fledged
fire station at fire prone Kamba which has witnessed several devastating fire accidents
in the past.
WSDSU appealed to the district administration to provide relief to the fire victims
for their quick rehabilitation. It also urged the District Disaster Management authority
to conduct awareness programme regarding fire accidents in entire the district.
Workshop on Mission Indradhanush, training of ASM, AWW, ASHAs
CHANGLANG, Mar 11: The district level orientation workshop on Mission Indradhanush,
an extended programme to strengthen the routine immunization for miss-out children
was held at Deputy Commissioner Office here today. The workshop was organized by
the District Health Society, Changlang,
Chairing the workshop, SDO Nampamg Wangjen urged all the incharge Medical Officers
and ANMs of various CHCs, PHCs and sub health centers to put extra efforts to improve
the poor performance of the district in routine immunization and make the programme
a huge success. Stating non receipt of information on time as one of the main reason
for high numbers of left out children, he insisted the MOs to ensure disseminating
information a week prior to the vaccination day through ANM, AWW, PRI members, Teachers,
GB, etc. He also advised the District Health Society to impart training to the persons
responsible for data entry to avoid data error which indicates the overall performances.
Earlier, DMO Dr S Chai Pul in her key note address explained about Mission indradhanush
and appealed to all for their cooperation to make sure that the programme is implemented
Resource person Dr Tage Taka, Surveillance Medical Officer, NPSP-WHO, imparted training
on Mission Indradhanush and informed that 33% of the left children are due to lack
of awareness whereas 30% are due to adverse events following immunization added by
travelling, data error, etc. He also highlighted some of the key steps to be followed
for successful implementation of the programme and suggested to engage ANMs on need
Resource person Narendra Jangra, State RMNCP-cum-Consultant (UNICEF), highlighted
on communication and operational plan for the mission Indradhanush. He suggested
that capacity building, advocacy and social mobilisation and media engagement need
to be framed in the District Action plan for successful implementation of the programme.
DRCHO Dr Tope Yomcha, highlighted the vaccination data of various health centers
of the district and termed achievement far behind the target. He raised many discrepancies
in maintaining data and asked them for rectifying the same and timely submission
of the reports.
Meanwhile, the District Health Society, Changlang conducted a meeting with ASM, AWW,
ASHAs and villagers of Bubang-I and Bubang-II at Bubang-II village yesterday.
During the meeting, the DMO briefed about the objective of the meeting and shared
her knowledge on immunization, Infant Mortality Rate Reduction and Arunachal Pradesh
CM’s Universal Health Insurance.
DPO(RNTCP) Dr M Khimhun briefed on dental hygiene, significance of ante-natal check
up, 100 iron and follic acid tablets and TT vaccination during pregnancy and advantage
of institutional delivery. He also spoke on adopting child spacing method through
family planning and oral dehydration therapy during diarrhea through ORS and homemade
The villagers were also made aware of eye care, importance of sanitation and symptoms
and treatment of tuberculosis. DIPRO
It shouldn’t be misunderstood that people get infected with H1N1 (swine flu) virus
merely by consuming pork. Well cooked pork is safe to consume since the H1N1 virus
get killed in a high temperature (160°F). But it can be transmitted through raw meat
when it is contaminated with the virus, by touching the mouth or nose where virus
may enter via the mucus membrane. Through coughing or sneezing, infected droplets
are expelled into the air which can infect others. The most common symptoms include
fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Vomiting, diarrhoea ,runny nose ,sore
throats have also been reported by others. The following precaution measures can
be taken to limit the spread of virus.
1. Washing hands regularly with shop and water will inactivate the contaminated virus.
2. Avoid exposing yourself from infected people.
3. Our hands are hotbeds for germs. If you avoid touching your nose, mouth and eye,
you decreases the chances of getting the virus.
4. Carrying hand sanitizer and using it when needed will help you avoid infection.
5.If you develop symptoms of swine flu, seek the help of a physician immediately.
Antiviral medicine like Tamiflu and Relenza are currently effective against some
strain of swine flu which should be taken within 36 hours of flu infection for maximum
effectiveness. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the
use of Oseltamivir or Zanamivir for the treatment and prevention of infection with
H1N1 flu which can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster.
Dr. Shankar Dawe Rang
A clarification on question paper
Through your reputed newspaper, I would like to draw the kind attention of the writer
of the Subject-"Ridiculous Question Paper" published under the Reader's Forum in
"The Arunachal Times" dtd 20th .Feb.2015 expressing his dismay over the faulty /defective
question paper of Geography (Theory) of the AISSCE (internal) CL-XI Exam 2015(17.02.15)
towards the following facts.
1.) As it was pointed out that in question No. 19(World Map), it was asked to identify
with the help of the map legend and was supposed to write the correct name on the
dotted space for features shown as A, B, C, D & E. But, the map bore no such alphabet
nor dotted line other than equator and the International Date Line. In this concern,
the question paper's setter is not questionable and responsible. The undersigned
had already submitted the master copy to the office of the Director of Secondary
Education with the map bearing the features shown clearly as A, B, C, D & E. I am
to clarify that there has been a procedure that more than two concerned subject-
teachers of all over Arunachal are directed to set the questions' papers and to submit
to the office of the Director of secondary Education. One of the question papers'
setters is asked to Scrutinize and finalize taking questions from all the sets under
the moderation process, and then, the papers were typed, printed and photocopied.
The undersigned was not there under the moderation and finalization.
2) For India map in question no. 20(iv), Mawsynram was spelled as Mousynram. In this
concern, if there is any spelling mistake in the question papers, it should be rectified
during the finalization - process.
3) Question No. 21-Open Text Material (OTM) captioned "Krakatau Volcano fear of East
Indies" occupied 90% space of the question paper for just 10 marks. It is also to
clarify you that (OTM) comes under the norms of the CBSE. The question paper setter
selects one of the chapters /themes from the OTM issued from CBSE.
4) It is wrong to blame that the papers setters are not dedicated. We are both sincere
and dedicated in the field of imparting quality education. Education system works
under the collaboration of many educational branches and members.
5) Lastly, I think that the writer is authentic in his claim to award 5 marks to
the students. I also appeal to the Director of Secondary education to award 5 marks
in lieu of Q.no. 19 so that the examinees of the said standard for the session 2014-15
should not suffer.
One of the papers' setters Year 2014-15
I found a way
I found a way to make easy money. How?
I will create a union under the banner-AAS (Arunachalee against strike). It will
be collection of the powerful persons accompanied by local volunteers. Every time
any Union calls for a general strike, apart from union's bargain with the government
they will have to bargain with AAS for some ransom for the peaceful conduction of
strike. If failing in doing so, all the stakeholders associated with AAS would go
for a general rally on the same day of strike, supporting the common people to have
free access on national highway and further placing the volunteers of AAS in front
of every shop with the police person. Further, every miffed citizen will be allowed
to join this organisation on any day and on the day of strike. The ideology and ensuing
programs of AAS would be circulated in social network and local dailies.
This will create redtapeism in conduction of general strike. If our government can
have red tape in the functions of various governmental works, why can't we have one
in these strikes? Let’s prevent the unions from monopolising these strikes. If red
tapism is anthem of our government, being progeny of same, let’s use it for good.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my concern regarding today’s
Arunachal society. The tradition of blaming each-other has turned obsolete. It is
the time that we rejuvenate our minds and nurture it towards the path of enlightenment.
Everyone of us before pointing on others should estimate the responsibilities that
you have maintained so far towards your state. The literacy percentage has reached
66.96, that is more than the half of the total population of Arunachal Pradesh but
still the people tend to opt for the wretched alternatives. How long we will stand
saying we are anti-corruption while on the other side waiting to be spoon-fed? How
long we will howl for development in the region without having compromising attitude
when the question of the state interest comes to the spot? In other words, “it is
us who is responsible for what Arunachal is today and it is us who will be responsible
for Arunachal will be tomorrow".
Rajiv Gandhi University,
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
---- Editorial ----
Compensation issue posing threat to infrastructure projects
Most of the infrastructure projects of Arunachal has hit major deadlock due to compensation
issue. Especially the Trans-Arunachal highway project has been badly affected. Out
of the lure for higher compensation money, many citizens have constructed structures
wherever Trans-Arunachal highway project are suppose to come up. Such is the situation
that in many stretches, the cost of compensation is higher than that of the actual
cost of project.
It is believed that government of India has taken series view of the situation and
they are in no mood to pay such high compensation. Because of this there is a fear
that many of the projects under Trans Arunachal Highway might be scrapped by govt.
of India. Shockingly PWD Minister Gojen Gadi yesterday admitted involvement of officers
up to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in instigating people to construct illegal
structures along the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) for claiming undue compensation.
Minister also assured that strict action will be taken against such officers. People
of Arunachal also need to rise above petty compensation issue and think for the future
of state. These highways will benefit us and therefore we need to extend cooperation
to the authority concerns.