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Take effective measures to reduce rain and flood damages
Incessant rain for the last few days has already made its presence felt, causing
landslides and road blockades in several parts of Arunachal Pradesh. At the beginning
of the rainy season this year, three construction workers were buried alive in a
landslide at Palin town in Kra Daadi district a few days back, which reminded of
the death of 16 construction labourers in Tawang last year.
In the state Capital, the disaster management authority activated its disaster management
centre and the PWD stepped in to clear landslides in several places in the Capital
region. On the other hand, incessant and torrential rain is causing hindrance in
restoration work of landslide-damaged Pasighat to Pangging road. However, it is expected
that the road would be restored within a week's time. Some of the districts which
have already experienced the flood havoc started to review the disaster preparedness.
One of them is Lower Dibang Valley district. One should not forget that entire Anpum
village in the district was washed away by the tributaries of the Dibang river a
few years back. Chief Minister Pema Khandu had appealed to the people to be cautious
during the rainy season as Arunachal Pradesh is prone to natural disaster, while
the office of the Deputy Chief Minister is constantly monitoring the Pasighat-Pangging
road restoration work.
Since Arunachal Pradesh is facing the flood havoc almost every year, the state government
should takes all precautionary measures to minimize the damages caused by rain and
flood during the rainy season. Apart from keeping the disaster management authorities
alert during monsoon, it should introduce flood warning system in flood prone areas
and engage government agencies to constantly monitor the river course as a flood
defense strategy to minimize huge destruction of government infrastructure and
private properties caused by the flood.
---- Readers Forum ----
Irregular supply of electricity
Through your highly esteem daily, I beg to draw the attention of irregular electricity
in the villages of Kimin and Kakoi circle during rainy season. Several villages including
Hawa Camp, Upper Jumi, Kakoi, Bogi Nadi are facing irregular supply of electricity
for many days, thus, creating problems for the villagers.
I hope that the concerned authority take constructive action to help the villagers.
A concerned citizen
The fierce attack by Maoists at Sukma caused a grave concern where 25 CRPF personnel
were martyred. Every time government go condemning but the sacrifice of jawans go
in vain. A mere condolence will not help further to boost up courage of our brave
heart. It was a cold blooded murder, where jawans were a part of the road opening
party. The attackers used human shield with hand grenades, automatic rifles and rocket
launchers with majority of the attackers being women. The deadly assault on CRPF
is indeed a cowardly and deplorable act by the Maoists.
Chhattisgarh is the hotbed of Naxal violence which has seen a number of such attacks
in the past resulting in high casualties. After liberalisation, educated youth are
no longer attracted to the Maoist ideology. Now they go catching underprivileged
tribal and indoctrinated with the ideology of violence to mislead them by saying
that ultras are fighting for the country. That started the radical left wing movement
of Srikalulam, Vishkapatnam simultaneously with Naxalbari upring at WB in 1967 for
a separate state of Telengana. The Government should review strategy for counter
terrorism which integrates the internal and external aspects policy to deal such
heinous crime. There is no question left to come for dialogue and join the mainstream
now. It is high time to revisit left wing extremism and deal terrorist of their think,
act and react. It is an irony that many sympathiser including politicians support
Treat your soldiers’ right
On a recent tragic Maoist attack, 25 CRPF soldiers died fighting for our country
and now on another instance we hear about one BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav getting
suspended because he complained about the quality of food served. While the Martyr’s
family will sooner or later be compensated by the government of India which, most
likely would be nothing in comparison to what they have lost, on the other hand the
suspended BSF soldier is now denied of his pension even after having have served
the country for 20 whole years. In fact some other allegations are being forced upon
Does a soldier not have the right to complain? Does the government only acknowledge
a soldier when he dies in a battlefield? I believe none of the 25 martyred soldiers
knew their fate when they first joined the force nor do any other soldiers, all they
knew is they have signed up to serve the country under any circumstances. Such poor
treatment to people who render their service the most is heartbreaking. The Army,
the BSF, the CRPF and the Police knows no Sundays or any other holidays, while we
are having good time enjoying any occasion they are expected to stand out in the
scorching heat/rain and make sure things go right. Deployed far from their house
into different regiments, in the borders or in jungles with duty that is physically
demanding a healthy food is the least they deserve. Please treat your soldiers’ right.
As the government is rationalizing the transfer/posting of teachers in the state,
I take this opportunity to appeal to the concerned that many of teachers in Lower
Subansiri district both SSA and regular are posted in particular school for last
8 -10 years. Some of them have never been transferred to other school since there
first appointment in that school. When a government servant stays in one place for
more than prescribed limit, they become arrogant and start neglecting their duty.
Therefore I appeal to the concern to transfer those teachers to other school and
other give other teachers to come in town area.
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