Singh calls for additional force, recruitment of Arunachal Scouts within state
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has requested for additional
forces of Assam Rifles and Army in the insurgency inflicted areas of the State. He
made this request during a meeting with Defense Minister AK Antony at South Block,
New Delhi today.
Emphasizing zero tolerance on insurgency and terrorism, the Former Chief of Indian
Army stressed on the importance of the regular Security Core Group meetings. He insisted
attendance of senior army officials in it.
The Security Core Group, which was set up at the initiative of the Governor, had
met four times.
While expressing gratefulness to the Union Minister for sanctioning of a Battalion
of Arunachal Scouts, the Governor impressed upon him for expediting the process of
recruitment. He insisted that recruitment process be carried out within the state.
Gen Singh further urged upon Defence Minister for up-gradation of Advance Landing
Ground (ALGs) to secondary or subsidiary Airports to promote tourism. (PRO, Raj
Centre committed to development of roads in NE: Khandela
MOS on two day visit to Tawang
Tawang, Apr 7: The centre attaches very high priority to development of primary roads
connecting State capitals, districts, and backward and remote areas in North Eastern
This was informed by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mahadeo Singh
Khandela at a review meeting in Tawang on the progress of road development in the
He said apart from “Special road development programme for North East (SARDP-NE)
there is also a plan to invest huge funds amounting to more than Rs. 50,000 crore
for development of roads of North East.”
He requested the government to expedite land acquisition and forest and environment
Minister, PWD Nabam Tuki, and PWD Chief Engineer Bora Ete, officials from BRO, GREF
Apart from connecting Itanagar with Nagaon under East-West corridor by 4-lane highway,
all the 16 district headquarters of Arunachal Pradesh including the district headquarters
of forward sectors such as Tawang, Koloriang, Anini, and Hawaii are to be connected
by proper 2-lane roads.
Under SARDP-NE in Arunachal Pradesh, improvement of about 3500 km roads out of 10,000
km is being taken up, he said.
He said that works on Tawang-Nechipu sector has already started and would be completed
by March 2013.
Two major projects of more than 700 km from Nechipu to Pangin will be awarded to
a major construction company, to complete the construction of 2-lane highway by March
2015. Bridges will also be constructed to link the district headquarters of the state,
The Ministry has sanctioned a project connecting Lumla with Tashigaon bordering Bhutan.
Earmarked at a cost of 85 crore, the 47km length will provide proper linkage between
the people of Tawang and Bhutan and will be taken up by BRO. The road will also come
handy for defense establishment.
The Ministry has also taken up construction of inter basin roads from Taliha to Tato
and Bile-Migging to connect the inter valley population of Arunachal Pradesh.
Nabam Tuki put assured the Minister that the works would be complete within the
stipulated time and in case of technical problems, he requested the Minister to send
a technical expert for proper guidance.
Tuki said that present CRF Scheme of 20 crore 43 lakh be increased to 40 crore and
its ratio be revised at 90:10, maintenance fund for national highways, proposal for
3-tunnel roads, ropeway paths, porter tracks. He further appealed for a separate
regional office of MoRTH in the state capital, Itanagar.
Er. Bora Ete, updated the road projects being implemented in Arunachal Pradesh under
SARDP-NE and others while assuring that all projects would complete by 2013-2015.
He informed that out of total 2319 tentative length (km), Arunachal Pradesh PWD would
cover 350.50 Km with BRO getting a 842 Km while the rest 126.50 km would be taken
up by Assam PWD.
Clearing the doubts of the land acquisition in the widening of roads under the Trans-highway,
Ete said that the land acquisition and compensation would be dealt by as per the
Jhum Land Regulation Act, 1946. Respective Deputy Commissioners would be the chairperson
for any land acquisition.
On Feb 24, the first high level meeting under the chair of land commissioner has
fixed the compensatory rates.
20 karatekas to take part in NE Games
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Karate do Association (AKA) has announced a 22 - member
state karate team, which also included two officials, for the ensuing North East
Games to be held at Shillong, Meghalaya from April 19 to 23.
The team picked during the selection trial held on April five at SAI, SAG, Naharlagun,
includes 11 men and nine women.
The selected players are, Men: Neta Menjo, Arun Mega, PC Dingla, L Lej, Sinne Mikhu,
Wangcha Lowang, Dunun Miyu, Likha Rajen, Tam Tapak, N Jomoh, T Raju. Women: Oyi Lebang,
Tap Mania, Juna Dada, Bamang Yakum, Chumpi Chege, Rei Yadi, Chunnu Sangno, D Yakap,
Yomken Noshi. Coach: Nanu Sangha, Manager: B Marik.
Patel Engineering employee beaten to death
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: A Geologist working with Patel Engineering Hydro Power developer
in West Kameng succumbed to his injuries after being beaten up by three youths from
Rahung in West Kameng on March 31.
In a bizarre incident, three boys who were allegedly in drunken condition broke open
the two rented accommodation which was being shared by three employees of Patel Engineering
and mercilessly beat them up.
Later, the three badly injured employees were referred to Tezpur after initial treatment
at Bomdila. The Geologist died while on the way to Tezpur.
SP West Kameng when contacted by this daily said that three boys have been arrested
and weapons used recovered. A case has been registered but investigation is on as
the statement of the employees is yet to be recorded.
The boys allegedly beat up the employees after being denied a vehicle which they
had wanted to use. However the picture will be clear once the employees return after
treatment from Tezpur.
Arunachalee cricketers shine in Assam T20
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Arunachal Cricket team received the “Fair Play” team award in
the All Assam Open T20 Cricket Tournament, which concluded on April six last.
Beside the ‘Fair Play’ award, the awards for ‘Best Wicketkeeper’ and ‘Best Wicket
Cracker’ also went to Arunachalee players.
While Kamsa Yangfo was adjudged the ‘Best Wicketkeeper’ of the tournament for some
of his fine catches behind the wicket, Tana Radh was chosen as the ‘Best Wicket Cracker’
of the tournament for grabbing few crucial wickets.
Suhel Hussain of Arunachal Pradesh was adjudged the ‘Man of the Match’ for his all
round performance in the match against Tezpur Cricket Coaching Centre. Suhel scored
51 runs and took two wickets in that match.
DNB Club, North Lakhimpur won the tournament defeating Tezpur Cricket Club by 19
runs yesterday. The tournament was organized by AJYCP.
The closing ceremony held yesterday was attended by Rana Pratap Baruah, president,
Asom Jatiyotabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and Pulak Baruah, a member of Assam
State NCP calls for proper strategy for peace in Tirap-Changlang
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh today urged the
state Home Minister to work out a proper plan and strategy for total security coverage
in Tirap and Changlang so that common people realize the democracy and peace in
Stating that law and order situation all over the state is far from satisfactory,
the NCP said nabbing the ultra suspected to have played a major role in the assassination
of late MP Wangcha Rajkumar has rekindled a ray of hope in the mind of the people
of the state. The party in a release lauded the Assam Rifles, administration and
other security forces working in Tirap and Changlang for their tireless effort to
Sanjoy calls for dialogues and legal recourse
R. N. Lalum
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy said that instead of violence
and agitations, problems and issues should be resolved through meaningful dialogues
and legal provisions. He said this while attending Mopin Festival at Himey, Kangku
Circle, West Siang District yesterday. Recalling students’ movements on boundary
Problems and Chakma and Hajong refugee issues of earlier times he said that those
periods of violence and agitations are over and time has come to take legal recourse
He assured the people of the area that he would call on the Chief Minister of Assam,
Tarun Gogoi on boundary issue. He further assured to take personal initiative on
the proposed Construction of Road from Paka Gongo, in Upper Subansiri District to
Gogamukh, via Kangku circle in West Siang District under NEC.
Sanjoy further said that from the very beginning the state government has encouraged
the Public Sector Undertakings like NHPC and NEEPCO for resource management and taping
of Hydro Power Potentials of Arunachal Pradesh. He called on the the Executive Director,
NHPC Lower Subansiri Power Project to take up welfare measures for those residing
in the nearby catchment areas of the project site. Later, he also visited the project
site of NHPC Lower Subansiri Power Project and expressed satisfaction over the progress
of the project.
The MP further proposed celebration of Arunachal Festival at the National Capital
from next year onwards to promote the rich tradition and culture of Arunachalees.
MLA Jomde Kena and Executive Director, NHPC Gerukhamukh B.R.Saraf, also spoke on
TIRBIN: Mopin was celebrated at Tirbin Mopin Ground on April 6 with traditional fervor.
Basar ADC Ameya Abhyankar was the guest of honour. In his speech in Galo language,
Abhyankar advised the students to dedicate themselves to achieve the goal of education
and preserve own culture and tradition.
Gojen Gadi, Parliamentary secretary, tourism attended the festival as chief guest.
He was accompanied by all heads of the department.
Sorang alleges misuse of funds
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Alleging misuse of funds under BADP schemes in Pip-Sorang block,
amounting to over Rs 2 crore by concerned officials and contractors without executing
any work, former MLA of Tali, Takam Sorang wrote to the Chief Secretary to get the
work sites verified by the govt-constituted Third Party Monitoring Committee. Informing
that the Centre had released Rs 1.13 crore against BADP (normal) and Rs 3 crore
against BADP (Additional) to meet up critical gaps at border villages in Pipsorang
during this fiscal, Sorang alleged the officials concerned submitted the bills against
the sanctioned schemes (normal) without any site verification and disbursed Rs 2.60
crore. He said that works have not executed at the border villages.
Lawyer allegedly assaulted at Court premises
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Jaweplu Chai an advocate was allegedly assaulted up by one Taim
Kri, an Junior Engineer with Water resources department in East Kameng district.
The incident happened at the Court Premises of Tezu. Later he assaulted her at the
Magistrate’s Chamber as well. Advocate in a compliant with the Officer in Charge
Tezu PS has called for stringent action against the engineer. A case has been registered
at Tezu Police Station.
Chai is also the President of All Mishmi Women’s Welfare Society.
Farmer-Scientist Interaction Programme
DAPORIJO, Apr 7: A one- day training cum farmer-scientist interaction programme was
organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri District on April 6 at Daporijo.
Around 50 farmers’s representatives of 3 farmer’s club and 6 SHG’s participated in
Nyape Bam, Farm Manager, of the KVK discussed the importance of KVK in technology
transfer from lab to land. A brief introduction of the functions and activities of
Farmer’s Club and SHG was also highlighted by the president of Rural Development
W. Purnima Devi, SMS, delivered a lecture on “Vermicomposting” and explained about
the advantages and procedures of vermicomposting in detail through slide and video
presentation .This was followed by the lecture on the topic “Scientific poultry production
and Disease management” by Dr. Bina Saikia, SMS, in which she explained in detail
regarding the housing, brooding, feeding of poultry and also discuss about the different
diseases of poultry and its treatment, prevention and control measures.
Dipjyoti Bora, Programme Assistant, also delivered lecture on “Composite fish culture”
and explained in detail about the pre and post stocking as well as disease management
of fish. At the end of programme Paddy seeds namely PAU-201 (High yielding Variety)
and leaflets were distributed in the farmers for demonstration purposes. (DIPRO)
Gratitude to all
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Peace Finding Co-Ordination Committee of fire accident at Palin
has extended sincere thanks and gratitude to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and his
council of ministers for timely grant of ex-gratia to the fire accident victims
at Palin and also high power committee members for their good gesture and noble
work, MP Takam Sanjoy, APCC chief Nabam Tuki, Union Minister Narayanan Swami, district
administration, security personnel, church leaders, political leaders and well wishers
for their support and contribution in restoration of peace at Palin.
The committee also extended gratefulness to the parents/guardians and relatives of
the deceased and injured children for their bravery and cooperation with the Govt
and high power committee for restoration of peace and for subsequent shifting of
burial yard. It also extended thanks to ongoing school children and their parents
for their moral support and cooperation.
BCC demands ex-gratia
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Block Congress Committee Koloriang, Tali, Nyapin, Palin has appealed
the state government to grant ex-gratia to the next of kin of those who died at a
landslide at Koloriang on April 2.
The presidents of the BCCs of Kurung Kumey observed a two minutes silence and prayed
for the eternal peace of the departed souls.
Camp for Scouts and Guides
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Namsai Hr Secondary School Principal, C T Mounkang yesterday inaugurated
the week-long testing camp for selection of Scouts and Guides for Rajya Puraskar
at Namsai. Vice Principal of the School, S Nandal was also present in inaugural
function. Altogether 80 prospective Scouts and Guides along with Scouters, Guiders
and staff from Tirap, Changlang Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit are attending the camp
being organized under the leadership of S Tiwari, STC(S) cum DTO, Scout Lohit.
Holy Christ School celebrates World Health Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Holy Christ Mission School, Nirjuli celebrated world health day
On the occasion, health awareness procession was organized by the staff and students
of the school.
It also organized a free medical health checkup at its school premises led by SMO,
Nirjuly Dr. Tayeng Kumar and MO Chiputa Dr. Hatobin Mai along with four Para-medical
Meanwhile, the school authority has thanked the medical team for their cooperation.
JNC remembers its first Principal
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Jawaharlal Nehru College Community Pasighat, mourned the sudden
demise of Prof. J.B.Ganguli, the first Regular Principal of the College. He served
the College as principal from 1965 to 1969. A renowned economist of N.E. India, he
retired as Vice Chancellor of Tripura University. The entire college community shares
the agony of the bereaved family in this hour of sorrow and prays to the Almighty
for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
A two-minute silence was observed yesterday in the upper college campus as a mark
of respect to the departed soul.
Galo New Year Day celebrated at Aalo
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) West Siang district unit celebrated
the Galo New Year Day in a simple but impressive function at Aalo on April 5 last.
A senior member of the Galo community Togum Lollen planted Ensi-Hika as chief guest
to mark the beginning of Galo New Year.
In a small gesture to encourage the students of Galo community, the GWS unit felicitated
the toppers amongst the boys and girls of AISSE 2008-09. Apart from a certificate,
cash incentives were also handed over to the parents/ students of the community during
the Mopin festival celebration.
The prizes for the boys group were awarded in the memory of Late Tomo Riba, Ex-CM
of Arunachal Pradesh by his son Mokar Riba, Circle Officer, Aalo.
Similarly, the prizes for the girls were given in the memory of Late Renya Karbi-Gamlin
by her son, Tomo Gamlin, DF&CSO Aalo under the aegis of GWS.
Society seek concession on school fees
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Hina Nabam Healing Society has urged education minister to implement
a new policy on school fees. In a letter to education minister, society advocated
that fee concession should be offered to those parents who have more than two children
in the same school. Such move will immensely benefit those parents, who have more
than two children in the same school.
Health status of the population in India
Dr D Padung
In this mini-paper, the population health status of India is briefly described and
further analysis of the status as compared to other countries in the region and developed
countries is attempted. A broad findings and conclusions may provide insight into
the intricacies of effective planning and overall improvement in the population health
status of India.
1. Demographic overview of the population health status:
India is a large country having 30+ states and union territories with diverse socio-economic,
religious, cultural and ethnic groups, administered by local state government under
the Union Government at Delhi. The 2nd most populous countries in the world having
over 1 billion people and still growing at the rate of 1.74 annually. A country having
rural population of about 74%, median age of 24 years and population below 15 years
comprising 32%, practically it is a country of young people and rural setup. The
high TFR at 2.9 and Crude birth rate of 26.1 also compounds to increase in the young
population thereby signifying poor health policy, planning and implementation.
However, in terms of health indicators, it varies from state to state and within
the states. Few states in the southern India are doing very well and are comparable
with countries in the developed world.
2. Summary statistics related to mortality
The average life expectancy at birth is 64 years but the mortality data shows IMR
of 54 and under 5 yrs mortality of 72. Eventually, many children will die during
1st 5 yrs of life before adulthood. Adult death rate is high at 215.
3. Global Burden of Disease study (2004 update)
The Crude Death Rate is 922.8/1L from any cause. The causes as recorded shows that
majority of the death are due to Ischemic Heart Disease, LRTI, Cerebrovascular diseases
etc till birth asphyxia and trauma. The bulk of data, could be, the recorded data
mainly available in the urban setting especially while looking at rank where neonatal
/ LBW causes are placed.
In terms of Crude DALY Death Rate, the major causes are LRTI, Diarrhoeal diseases,
IHD till road traffic accident. This data points to mortality during the very young
age group. Some new concerns are unipolar depressive disorders, RTA that are rampant
in developed countries.
4. Short Comparision / analysis of the health status within the region and developed
Comparision with other countries in the region shows very high total population in
India, big country, dispersion of population require more efficient policy and planning.
The TFR is very high as compared in the region to country like Thailand, Sri Lanka.
The female literacy rate, socioeconomic status compounded by inefficient health program
could have resulted to high TFR.
Urbanisation is less as compared to other countries having good indicators but Sri
lanka, a country of rural setting has very good indicators. The urbanization pattern
is not comparable with majority of the developed countries, which stands at about
70-80%. In developed countries, even though population is concentrated more in urban
area, the basic health determining interventions are provided and are accessed by
The proportion of above 60 years is comparable within the region as also the median
age and population under 15 yrs. The growth rate as well is comparable within the
region but it is not comparable with developed countries where growth rate is even
on negative. However, probably due to high mortality rates at under 5 years and adult,
majority of the population being below 15 years of age, the proportion of people
above 60 years is definitely low as compared to about 15-20% and median age of 35
years in developed countries. The adult mortality rate is comparable within the region
and not comparable with developed countries may be due to better health care services,
awareness, access to quality health care etc.
The IMR is high as compared to other countries of the region like Sri Lanka, so also
the under 5 mortality. The adult mortality rate is highest in the region. The reason
could be due to inefficient primary health care, access to health care services,
literacy rate among women, the traditional child-rearing practice etc. The rate is
not comparable with the developed countries.
The life expectancy at birth is low as compared with Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Thailand
in the region and not comparable with the developed world. The major trend seen is
overlapping of transitional states (double or triple burden) in India leading to
slow improvement in the life expectancy.
The crude death rate shows Ischemic Heart Disease, LRTI, Cerebrovascular diseases
etc as leading cause. It seems that bulk of data could be from the urban setting
only where facilities for IHD etc are available. Since, India a rural country, neonatal
/ LBW deaths may not be reported or under reported. In terms of absolute numbers,
the burden could be higher when all the rural India is taken into consideration.
However, it is a warning that with rapid globalisation, the IHD, CVD, depression,
RTA will increase and need intervention. Comparing with neighbouring countries, Sri
Lanka has also a similar pattern of diseases being leading causes of death like IHD,
CVD, LRTI etc but Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertensive cases stands out to be a major
areas of concern. Could be due to dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle because, this
country is also not economically sound.
When compared with the causes in developed countries, the pattern is more of causes
related to lifestyle diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders, RTA in line with the epidemiological
The DALY mortality causes are comparable in the region like LRTI, diarrhoea that
seems typical of developing countries (lack of sanitation, clean environment etc)
However, IHD, mental disorders are also occurring, probably in the affluent society,
that is comparable with high-income countries. The mortality in neonatal period due
to birth asphyxia, LBW, infection is also rampant which is not a concern in developed
world. In comparision with Sri Lanka, IHD, CVD, COPD, hypertensive diseases, sense
organ diseases, RTA and neurophschiatric condition dominates the DALY death rates.
The DALY mortality causes shows high neuropscychiatric conditions, Diabetes Mellitus,
neoplasms, COPD, Asthma, neonatal conditions in the developed countries. Majority
of the conditions are conditions of the geriatrics group. In contrast to India and
developing world, there are very few cases of infections like LRTI, Diarrhoeal diseases,
TB. The DALY mortality rate confirms the people in developed world live a life almost
The Arunachal Pradesh scenario
The Arunachal Pradesh scenario is not different from the Indian context. The crude
birth and death rate is high and compounded by high total fertility rate. The Infant
mortality Rate as per SRS 2008 may not be very high but the neonatal mortality is
still high. In absolute terms, somehow many cases of mortality during infancy goes
unreported or simply missed since about 60% of the deliveries take place at home
under unskilled birth attendants. Considering the low coverage of antenatal care,
Immunisation with 2 TT of the pregnant women and home delivery, the morbidity and
mortality of the mother and the newborn is at the mercy of God. This morbidity and
mortality at delivery is compounded by low coverage of post natal care (one of the
important activities of ANM at SC) and routine immunization, the loss of workdays
and financial expenditure to take care of the morbidity is huge. Therefore, the following
points are important to re-assess the capabilities of the health systems within the
Æ There is an urgent need to functionalise the health facilities as per minimum criteria
taking into account the likelihood of providing effective quality health care services
to maximum population within the resource constraint.
Æ The accessibility of the health facilities needs re-alignment. On a local criteria
/ GoI criteria, the health facilities may be identified on priority and strengthen
it to provide quality care which is accessible to the community.
Æ The services need augmentation / scaling up in terms of services like antenatal
care, institutional delivery, postnatal care, Immunization coverage to all children
below 1 year, family planning services etc. This has to be supported by proper and
need based health promotion activites and recurrent and regular training.
Æ As a state in a low-income country, the state is in the classical epidemiological
transition stage of receding pestilence and famine. The need of the hour is to control
and manage cases related to infection like neonatal infection, lower respiratory
infection, Diarrhoea, malaria etc and it is not very far when the state has to deal
with double burden of disease.
Æ The health indicators are not an isolated entity but is mostly determined by health
determinants like socio-economic status, provision of clean drinking water, environmental
sanitation, access to education, proper nutritional program, effective traffic laws,
healthy behavior not resorting to abuses, equitable income / expenditure creation
of parks / recreation centres etc. Economically, health is the ultimate goal and
to see it happen, all the related stakeholders must cooperate and coordinate in implementing
India is a country of rural setting, young people, requiring massive health infrastructure,
taking on double burden of infectious disease and lifestyle diseases. The access
to comprehensive quality primary health care services is to be ensured upto the community
level and improved accessibility for lifestyle diseases. A systematic and scientifically
driven policy for addressing the complex health scenerio in a diverse and complex
setting is the need of the hour. The effort would be to address all the aspects of
health determinants in a well-coordinated and cohesive manner by all stakeholders.
(Dr D Padung, State Nodal Officer (NRHM), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
Narain joins as GM
ITANAGAR: Shyam Narain has joined as new General Manager, BSNL, Arunachal Pradesh.
He belongs to ITS batch of 1983. He has served as General Manager, TCIL Nepal and
Group General Manager of TCIL India.
ITANAGAR: Gumkum-Gumpa festival of Puroik community would be observed at Sanchu village,
Chayangajo circle on April 15. Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Forest
Kumar Waii and MLA Karya Bagang have consented to attend the celebration as chief
guest and guest of honour.
PPA foundation day
ITANAGAR: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) is going to celebrate its 33rd Foundation
Day on April 10 at Hotel Donyi Polo, Ashoka here. All the party MLAs, leaders are
expected to attend the celebration in which party policies and strategies will also
be discussed, according to PPA release.
TMFT deferred for a week
ITANAGAR: The 9th Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament scheduled from April 18
has been deferred for a week due to technical reasons, and it will now be held from
April 25 to May three next, according to organizing committee.
Society for NIT in Bhalukpong
ITANAGAR: Kameng and Tawang District Development Society has urged the government
to set up the proposed National Institute of Technology in Bhalukpong in West Kameng.
It said that people of the area has already donated the required land for the Institution.
The Society further said that Tawang, West Kameng and East Kameng are deprived of
centre of Higher learning as compared to rest of the state and called on the state
government to give an opportunity to these districts.
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Vice President State NCP Unit Tad Tana would attend the awareness
rally organized by NCP Unit, Riga Block at Riga rally on April 8.
ITANAGAR, Apr 7: ZPM Leporiang Tana Tagum Tara has said that Panchayt leaders of
Papum pare is being forced to verify the material procured by District Horticulture
Officer as the matrials is yet to reach the designated Circle offices. He alleged
that material worth more than Rs 16 Lacs have not reached the designated offices
whereas the Officer in a statement submitted in March this year has said that materials
have been distributed to the Circles. He said that verification of procured material
would be carried out on April 10.