He advocated that ample employment opportunity and self employment avenues would
be generated when these industries get a facelift in the state. He directed the state
industry department to feed him with the latest development in the industrial sector
of the state.
The discussion also included the subsidy being provided by the government for various
trades and also promotion of local made handicraft industries, enterprises based
on locally available raw materials etc.
Participating in the discussion, State Industries Secretary Bandana Deori requested
the MSME Secretary to provide financial assistance to the state government for exhibiting
the locally made garments and handicrafts inside and outside the country. She also
opined for sponsoring local entrepreneurs of state to North East Exhibition Fair
“North East India Event” to be held at Phuket in Thailand in the last part of May
2010 next. To this, Rai assured to look into the matter.
Among others, Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering, Director Industries Hage Batt
and Joint Director Industries Subu Tabin were present in the meeting. PRO to CM.
MSME secretary agrees to increase state quota under PMEG prog
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Union MSME secretary Dinesh Rai called on the state Governor Gen
J J Singh yesterday. During the interaction Rai in principle agreed to the request
of the Governor for increase in State quota for Arunachal Pradesh under Pradhan
Mantri Employment Generation (PMEG) Programme.
PMEG Programme, launched by Ministry of Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises after
merging Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana and Margin Money schemes. With Khadi Gramodyog
Commission as the nodal agency, Khadi and Village Industries Board and District Industries
Centre implement the programme in urban and rural areas. Dinesh Rai further informed
the Governor that Arunachal Pradesh is going to have its first Entrepreneurship Development
Institute. As a result of the persistent effort of the Governor and outcome of his
meeting with Union Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Dinsha
J. Patel in the month of July last, an amount of 2.7 crore has been sanctioned for
establishing the institute. Once established, it will act as a pivot for entrepreneurship
and self employment.
During the meeting, Rai also informed about various schemes under Micro, Small &
Medium Enterprises which can be taken up either in cluster or individual basis, PRO,
Flood situation remains grim in Lohit and Anjaw
NAMSAI, Apr 22: With stopping of rain since today morning, the water level of Noa-Dehing
river has receded by 80 Cms at Bridge point and Dharampur. However, the Dyke on this
river has been eroded about 30 Mtrs. At new Silatoo and presently the river bank
is at the toe of earthen embankment . The Dyke is also further endangered at Dharampur
in Lekang Circle.
Further, the Jengthu river is overflowing its bank everywhere. As per reports received
75% of tea gardens from Jengthu river and PWD road are submerged. Flood water of
Jengthu river has also inundated Jenglai Kachari village and Manmow village. At
Manmow, the flood water is overflowing NH-52. BRTF campus is also inundated. Samuguri
and Bhogamur villages have also been inundated by Jengthu river. In addition the
water of Tea Nallah has inundated Pathar Goan area.
As per latest tally 3 relief camps have been made operational at Namsai wherein about
250 marooned people from Dharampur, Vijoypur, Kaba, Pathar area, Samuguri and Bhogamur
are accommodated. Adequate arrangements for medical facilities and food and being
made by the Administration.
About 13 familes residing on the bank of Noa Dehing river at New Silatoo have shifted
to safer places. Rice and Tarpolines have been provided by the Administration to
the affected villagers for their temporary shelters and food. As per information
received so far 18 families have lost their houses & granaries whereas 10 more have
lost their granaries in the recent floods. About 500 families have been affected
by the floods and a large cultivable area is under flood water. Detail loss is yet
to be assessed.
Till now there is no shortage of essential commodities or Medicine in the districts,
but electricity supply remain cut off due to damage of transmission line.
Meanwhile, Kaling Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner Lohit district and Addl. Deputy Commissioner,
Namsai, District Medical Officer and District Supply Officer are closely monitoring
the flood situation.
Tayeng has instructed the food & civil supply and medical department for sufficient
stock of essential commodities and medicines to tackle any kind of odd situation
in the district due to flood.
Pasighat reels under shortage of LPG cylinder
PASIGHAT, Apr 22: As usual the people of Pasighat are facing acute shortage of cooking
gas (LPG) for the past three months, however, this time the shortage in not due to
road communication but due to inadequate supply of the LPG cylinders.
When contacted, the manager of the lone LPG dealer M/S Sanggo Gas Agency, Pasighat
said that his agency has received inadequate supply from the LPG bottling plants
due to reduction of LPG quota by the concerned authority of bottling plant. Moreover,
during last three months the agency received numbers of leakage cylinders which also
hamper their business and service, he added.
Regional Forensic Science Laboratory this year: HM
NAHARLAGAN, Apr 22: The Government of India has sanctioned fund for setting up a
Regional Forensic Science Laboratory within this financial year in order to help
improve crime detection machinery in the state police force, informed Home Minister
Tako Dabi while addressing media persons in his official residence this morning.
Dabi said Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram during his recent visit to the state
had realized the need of enhancing the capacity building of state police machinery
following the state government’s request in this direction. He expressed gratitude
to the Union Home Minister for sanctioning 8 crore for setting up the centre.
Presently the centre is proposed to be established at Pasighat where the Police Department
has a 20 acre plot of land. The Forensic Laboratory will also have a District Forensic
Mobile Unit against which 1 crore has been allotted. He expressed hope that with
the establishment of the forensic laboratory, the efficiency of police in crime detection
would get a boost.
The Home Minister informed that crime rate in the state is on an increasing trend
including heinous offences. In this context, the active role of forensic science
laboratory would come into forefront and help detect crimes significantly, he said.
Dr. H.K. Prathihari, Director in charge of the laboratory, presented basic functions
and scope of forensic science in crime detection. Highlighting its role in police
department, he said that each crime has its own physical evidence; witnesses can
lie and turn hostile, but physical evidence doesn’t.
The Director said police department in the state has been facing immense difficulties
because of lack of forensic laboratory and with its establishment, this problem would
be solved. He appreciated the Home Minister and the government for their initiative
in persuading the centre to accord required sanction for the project. DIPR
Admn. gearing up to tackle monsoon fury
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Capital complex administration is gearing up for the tough monsoon
months by holding a meeting today in the chamber of deputy commissioner. The main
focus of the meeting was to find ways to tackle landslide, road blockades, etc affecting
twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun.
As a preventive measure one assistant engineer each in Itanagar, Naharlagun and one
junior engineer in Banderdewa will be designated as nodal officer, who will report
to administration about any fresh or earlier earth cutting activities along roadsides.
This will help city administration to take corrective measures.
Rs 16.37 crore released for Arunachal under CAMPA
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Rs.16.37 crores have been released on April 3 to the State of
Arunachal Pradesh under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority
(CAMPA). This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and
Forests (independent charge) Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question of MP
The funds were released after the submission of the details of bank accounts of State
CAMPA by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh as required by a Supreme Court order
dated 10.07.2009. No amount was released from ad-hoc CAMPA prior to release of Rs.16.37
Union Minister further informed that there is no plan to provide more funds under
CAMPA to those State and Union Territories which sustain carbon emission in tune
with Kyoto Protocol.
Orgs. demand arrest
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) and Lumba Youth
Welfare Society (LYWS) have asked the authorities concerned to immediately nab and
award exemplary punishment to the culprits who involved in the alleged murder of
BA 1st year student Dohu Raju. Dohu was reportedly murdered at his Papu Nallah house
on the night of April 19 and Dohy Yana, sister of the late Dohu Raju was also brutally
attacked. Raising question on the law and order situation in the capital, the AKKDSU
also asked the Govt to take bold step to prevent such unlawful activities in future.
Both the organizations conveyed deep sense of condolence to the family of the deceased
and prayed for his eternal peace. They also prayed for early recovery of the seriously
injured Doha Yana who is receiving treatment at a Guwahati hospital.
Social Forestry efforts to make greener Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: The Social forestry under Forest Department in Capital region is
spear heading plantations activities in an effort to make the Region green. Faced
with widespread deforestation, the Department is taking steps to ensure that more
trees are planted. The department is reaching out to schools and citizens in an effort
to plant more trees.
Prior to Earth Day, this correspondent met the Range forest Officer, IG Park Taba
Teni to find out more about the Department. He informed that the IG Park and other
small parks are maintained by the department, besides looking after lawn and gardens
of Raj Bhawan and Chief Minister’s Official residence, RK Mission. The department
also provides plants and flowers for official occasions.
The activity of this unit is not only confined to these areas. It nurtures many tree
species, garden plants and flowers including seasonal one in its nursery near I G
Seedlings are distributed free of cost to other government departments and private
institutions, except for those species, which the department purchase from outside
He further said that some of the tree species are available in the nursery for plantation
which comes free of costs. But our people prefer only timber species, he adds. Teni
appealed the institutions to avail plant species of the nursery to make a greener
He further lamented that only few institutions have approached the nursery for saplings.
He further revealed that plants are often uprooted from IG Park causing loses to
the department and appealed the people to cooperate with the department and collectively
make IG Park a better place.
Teni who took the charge of Range Forest Officer here in July 2006, has not only
renovated and upgraded the forestry nursery but has taken part in many tree plantation
programmes and advocates for it.
LR&SOs coordination meet advocate for adequate manpower
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: First Co-ordination meeting of Land Revenue & Settlement Officers
(LR&SO) was held with Parliamentary Secretary Land Management Padi Richo on the
chair here on April 21.
LR&SOs from respective districts placed their grievances and various other problems
being faced by them in their respective district during Land Revenue Collection drive,
checking of illegal and unauthorized encroachers on the Govt. land. Most of the
officers informed that they do not have required subordinate staff to run a office
in the district. They appealed for creation of sufficient technical, clerical and
other subordinate staff posts and also to conduct frequent survey trainings for
SK's & Mandal with latest survey equipments.
Director Land Management, E. Nangkar shared the problems due to shortage of manpower
in the Directorate office as well as in the districts.
Padi Richo in his address asked the officers to work dedicatedly towards survey
and Map works of the land, so that the revenue collection out of the land holdings
could be enhanced. He expressed hope that for a revenue locked State like Arunachal
Pradesh the land resources could be utilized for generation of revenue. With concerted
effort by the department the revenue could be increased many fold over the present
Richo further expressed his hope that the Deputy Commissioners in their districts
would guide LR&SO's to handle the land matters independently and utilize the services
of LR&SO under their supervision.
The acquisition of land for Defence, FCI, NHPC, NEPCO and many other Govt and Non-
Govt. organizations are to be carried out with immediate effect, but these process
may be not be effective due to shortage of manpower, Richo assured to take up the
matter with chief minister. He also said that state natural beauty must be preserved
while harnessing revenue out of it.
R. Jini DDLM, R. Karcho DDLM and all officers of Directorate of Land Management also
took part in the meeting.
Governor meets management students from NERIST
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: I am glad to meet the future leaders of the state and the country,
said Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh while interacting with students from
Center for Management Studies, North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology
(NERIST), Nirjuli at Raj Bhavan here today.
Instilling the spirit leadership in them, the Governor said, as a leader, you must
know your way, you must show the way and also you must go the way.
Inculcate leadership quality and for that you should have fire in you to do so. Work
hard with dedication and determination, the former Chief of Indian stressed. Be professional
sound and indoctrinate team spirit in your colleagues and co-workers.
If you have doubts in you, you will have stress and tension. Therefore be confident.
Successful person always spread positive quality and ensure stress free environment.
At the same time, have diversion like recreation or physical activities. Everybody
needs time for recharging, he pointed.
Excellent in academic pursue is for foundation only, learn to think differently and
go for surprise package. Be number one or you are dead in today’s competitive world.
But you should always remember when your path is righteous, cause is just, victory
will be yours.
Exhorting them to make his valuable contributions towards the development of the
State, Governor called upon them to be part of ‘Team Arunachal.’
During the interactive session, students abreast themselves of the workings of the
Governor and his past experiences as Chief of Indian Army. In lighter vein, Gen Singh
said, in army it was 1.2 million personnel and now 1.2 million citizens.
Accompanied by Center Head, Professor R.M. Pant, twenty-six students from Center
for Management Studies, North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST),
Nirjuli called on the Governor as part programme conducted under the banner of MaFoN,
the Management Forum of NERIST. Assistant Professor of Humanities & Social Science,
NERIST Raju Barthakur, the tour was conducted for the students to facilitate them
to have interact with a leader par excellence under ‘Meet the Luminaries’ to know
about the vision of the first citizen of the State regarding the development of the
State. It also aimed to familiarize the students with the leadership qualities as
required in real-life situations. PRO, Raj Bhawan
PR members urged for land for KVK
KOLORIANG, Apr 22: Deputy Commissioner Kurung Kumey District Bidol Tayeng urged the
PR members of the District to find out twenty hector of land near Koloriang immediately
for establishment of a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), while addressing the house listing,
housing census and national Population register awareness meeting for PR members
of the District held at Koloriang today.
The DC, who is also the Principal Census Officer, urged the PR members to acquire
thorough knowledge on census data collection and appealed the people to cooperate
with the enumerators and supervisors for successful conduct of census operation.
While, advising the enumerators to visit house to house to ensure successful completion
of census in the district, he advised that any negligence on duty should be brought
to the notice of DC, Sub-Divisional census Officer and census charge Officer for
Further, highlighting the impact of error committed during census. Tayeng said that
any mistake or error committed during the census will adversely affect on planning
and developmental activities as well as welfare schemes, as the five year planning
process and welfare schemes totally based on the census reports. DIPRO
International Earth Day observed
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: The International Earth Day 2010 was observed in a befitting manner
with the participation of Panchayat leaders, GB’s and teachers, heads of departments,
BRCC, CRCC of Doimukh area at Panchayat Hall, Doimukh today.
The district level function organized by the Deputy Director of School Education,
Papum Pare district was chaired by Dr Nabam Takang, MO in-charge of the Doimukh primary
Pointing out the increasing pressure of earth, Dr Takang has called for formulation
of substantial eco-friendly policy to lessen the burden on the earth.
The present global warming situation followed by increasing pollution throughout
the world has compelled us to think what we are giving the earth, Dr Takang said
and requested one and all to take responsibility for conserving the earth.
Since April 22, 1970, the International Earth Day is being celebrated throughout
the world to bring awareness among the people about the changing phenomenon of
the earth which ultimately creates bad impact on human being, informed Doimukh Forest
Range Officer Chahu Tango.
Dr A K Mishra, coordinator (pedagogy) also highlighted the need to adopt eco-friendly
policy to save the earth.
Later, tree were planted in the compound of the Millennium Auditorium to mark the
Commemorating the earth day and with an aim to spread greenery in the state capital,
Social Forestry Department in collaboration with Garden Dew School, Itanagar planted
some saplings at the School premises today.
At Namsai, the Earth Day was celebrated by the forest department and the Medical
department. Divisional Forest Officer, Namsai, T. Pertin highlighted the importance
of the celebration of Earth day and urged all concerned for collective efforts to
foster better environment conservation and management.
On the occasion tree seedlings were planted and fruits were also distributed to the
MLA inaugurates suspension bridge, school building
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Khonsa East MLA Kamthok Lowang has inaugurated a suspension bridge
over Barap River connecting Kolam and Kothung village April on 21. The bridge measuring
60 metre in length constructed by WRD under BADP has been a long-felt demand of the
people of area.
He also formally inaugurated school building at Lower Kolam Village amidst a huge
gathering on the same day.
Later, addressing a huge public meeting, Lowang asked the people to cooperate with
the state government and told them to work hard for their economic independence.
He further asked the parents to take proper care of the children’s education adding
that no society can make any headway without education. The meeting was attended
by CO Lazu, HODs and public of Upper Tutsa area. DIPRO
NIT at Bhalukpong opposed
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) favoured establishment of the
proposed National Institute of Technology (NIT) in and around the State Capital preferably
at Poma off the Itanagar township.
While demanding cancellation of the approval order for establishing the NIT at Bhalukpong
under West Kameng district, ANYA said that the proposed site (Bhalukpong) lacks some
basic facilities needed for establishing such an institute of national repute. Further,
the area is unsafe due to frequent inter-state boundary dispute with Assam which
is a disqualification, ANYA claimed. Whereas, Poma qualifies all those criteria,
it said, and urged the government to set up the Institute at Poma at the earliest
in the greater interest of the people of the state.
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: All Arunachal Pradesh Worker’s Union has requested state government
to release workers salaries of all work depts. for the month of March on urgent
basis in view of coming May Day celebration. Union also moaned that because of non-disburse
of workers salary, especially casual workers are not able to take care of day to
day family affairs.
AICU meeting held
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: The All India Catholic Union (AICU) Executive and Working Committee
meeting was held at Divya Vani, Pastoral Centre, Darjeeling, West Bengal from April
Tok Buttum, the president of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union (APCU) and Taw Tebin,
its General Secretary attended the meeting on behalf of the Catholic Community
of Arunachal Pradesh and discussed a variety of topics for the upliftment and empowerment
of Catholic Community of India. Most Rev. Stephen Lepcha, bishop of Darjeeling, welcomed
the delegates and appreciated the work done by the All India Catholic Union. The
meeting was attended by more than hundred executive members of AICU from different
States of India.
Tok Buttum, the executive member of Catholic Council of India (CCI) and President
of Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Union (APCU) will leave for Bangalore tomorrow to participate
in the meeting of CCI which will be held on April 25.
Training programme on Eco-tourism
ITANAGAR: The Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science
and Technology (NERIST) is organizing a 3 day-long workshop cum training programme
on “Ecotourism, Community-based Tourism and Rural Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh” at
its New Seminar Hall, from April 24 to 26.
The programme is being sponsored by the Regional Centre, National Afforestation and
Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
NERIST Director Dr. Joram Begi, has consented to be the Chief Guest and B.S. Sajwan,
IFS, PCCF and Parliamentary Secretary as the Guest of Honour of the programme.
ANYA urged to cancel bandh
ITANAGAR: The Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) today requested All Nyishi
Youth Association (ANYA) to cancel its proposed 12 hours band on April 27.
While discussing the impact of bandh in an emergency meeting, IMWA also requested
the state government to find out solution with mutual understanding in the greater
interest of business community and people of the state.
IMWA meeting observed that frequent band calls by the various organizations in state
capital cause huge loss of business community and hamper the all round development
of the capital and state as whole. An amount of around 15 crore market business
transaction is being affected in a day during such bandh, it said.
ITANAGAR: Malaria Eradication Employees’ Association (MEEA), in a release, urged
the authorities concerned to absorb all its members in MPW posts unconditionally.
Demanding cancellation of the advertisement for fresh appointment in MPW posts, MEEA
claimed that MPW posts are specially meant for its members as decided by the govt
in Sept., 2008; and, therefore, priority must be given to them in case of appointment.
According to the association, there are 59 left out employees under MEEA’s banner,
who are yet to be appointed.
ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Tsangpa Norbu has been appointed as secretary, Arunachal Pradesh