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Govt to regulate growth and development of urban and regional areas: Tuki

NAGARLAGUN, Aug 22: The government has decided that to regulate the growth and development of urban and regional areas in systematic manner a municipal council shall be constituted to cover the entire capital complex areas consisting of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nurjuli and Banderdewa informed Urban Development Minister Nabum Tuki while attending the one day workshop on Municipal Act 2007, Building Bye-Laws, Urban & Country Planning Act 2007, double entry accrual based System of accounting and Master Plan of Itanagar capital region at the state capital.

A Municipal council shall be constituted for Pasighat Township and Nagar Panchayat for all other urban areas, the minister added.

Tuki while congratulating the Department of Town Planning on organizing such workshop for the first time said as that urban settlement of the state have experienced rapid population growth and expected to grow more in future.

Tuki further said that, Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act is necessary for implementation of the many of the development mission & schemes launched by the Centre especially JNNURM, UIDSSMT and IHSDP of the state.

The minister also pointed out that there has been shortfall in housing, water supply, inadequate sewerage network, traffic congestion, pollution, haphazard while adding that unplanned urban growth, lack of employment opportunities and mushrooming of unauthorized colonies.

The workshop on the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act, the Town and Country Planning Act is basically meant for government officers, all deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners and all HODs to familiarize them with the provision of various Act enacted by the government.

The secretary urban development, B Deori said that urban areas are in a process of rapid development in terms of population, infrastructure and economic activities.

The need of Municipal Act 2007, Building Bye-Laws, Urban & Country Planning Act 2007, double entry accrual based System of accounting and Master Plan of Itanagar capital region is necessary to control and guide the rapid development of urban and central areas in the state in a systematic manner.

She further pointed out that if the present system of the growth pattern of urban centre in the state is allowed to continue there would be various urban chaoses creating complex urban problem.

Sensing the urgency the state government has taken initiatives towards good urban governance, she added.

J B Kshirsagar, chief planner TCPO, ministry of urban development, govt. of India threw more light about the importance of Municipal Act and further spoke on the need for Master Planning of the town to avoid the haphazard and unplanned urban growth. Director Town Planning and PWD Senior Architect were the other resources persons who spoke about the Municipal Act, Building Bye-Laws and Municipal accounting in more detail.

Attending the workshop were all DCs, ADCs, HODs, Govt. Officers, Chief Planner TCOP, Minister of Urban Development, Secretary (Urban Development) and media persons. (DIPR)


Elect the best for further development: Gamlin

ADC office inaugurated at Yachuli


ITANAGAR Aug 22: State Home minister Jarbom Gamlin said that establishing of independent ADC office at Yachuli is part of the policy of the state government to bring administration to the doorsteps of the people.

The minister said this while inaugurating the independent Additional Deputy Commissioner office at Yachuli today.

Gamlin urged the people to continue to support the state government and elect the best of leaders so that more development activities can be brought for the area.

He further assured to establish a police station shortly at Yachuli to assist the additional deputy commissioner to help in maintaining law and order in the area.

The minister also informed that water supply scheme for Yachuli is under consideration with the state government.

Gamlin further assured to up with other ministers for establishment of circle officer’s post at Paramputu and Kuchkut, RWD Sub-division office, separate CD block for Pistana, Sub-Treasury Office and SBI branch.

The minister also handed over GB appointment certificates, scheduled tribe certificate, gun licences and inner line permits to the applicants to mark the starting of official works at the ADC office.

Local MLA Nikh Kamin said that the establishment of new independent ADC headquarter would lead to social and economic independence for the people of the area.

Advisor to chief minister Neelam Taram, Civil Supplies Affairs chairman Likha Maj, Lower Subansiri Parishad chairperson Likha Tongum, Deputy Commissioner Sadhna Deori, Yachuli ADC Yowa Topu, officers, panchayat leaders and general public attended the inaugural programme.


11 resign from Legislative Assembly

ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Eleven MLAs have resigned from the membership of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, according to a communiqué from Legislative assembly.

They are Roding Pertin, Phosum Khimhun, J K Panggeng, Karikho Kri, Gojen Gadi, Jomde Kena, Nido Pavitro, Lokam Tasar, R K Khrimey, Wangling Lowangdong and Kamthok Lowang.

The speaker has accepted their resignations.


FGA’s Community wildlife survey

ITANAGAR, Aug 22: Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) in collaboration with Ngunu Ziro is carrying out a community wildlife survey in Apatani plateau and Talley Valley areas.

Training for selected surveyor was organized at Ziro and 24 participants from all villages participated in the training.

The survey is a part of project to promote community-based conservation which FGA is carrying out with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE).

The project proposes to carry out a field survey and generate a baseline data on wildlife in the area using traditional knowledge and scientifically acceptable methods.

The data collected will be used to carry out awareness campaign on the importance of conservation among the people.

A survey of wildlife based on their experiences will also be carried out in the villages of Ziro area followed by field survey in the winter season.


Shinde dedicates Omkareshwar Hydroelectric Project to the nation

ITANAGAR Aug 22: Union Minister of Power Sushi Kumar Shinde today dedicated the 520 MW (8 x 65 MW) Omkareshwar Hydroelectric Project in Siddhwarkut under Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh to the nation.

The project is a joint venture of NHPC Limited and Government of Madhya Pradesh. Union Minister of State for Power Bharatsinh Solanki, CMD S K Garg, NHPC Limited, NHDC Limited and senior officers from Ministry of Power attended the inaugural programme at Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.

Union Minister of Power Shinde congratulated NHDC Ltd. CMD and its employees for completing the Omkareshwar Project four months ahead of schedule.

The minister said that both Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar Projects of NHDC are examples for completion of hydroelectric projects in a compressed schedule and hoped such feat will be achieved by NHDC in its future endeavor.  

Union Minister of Power Bharatsinh Solanki said that the speed with which NHDC has completed Omkareshwar Project is commendable and congratulated all associated with the construction of the Project.  

Earlier, NHPC Limited and NHDC limited Chairman & Managing Director S K Garg thanked the Union Minister of Power for dedicating the Omkareshwar Project to the Nation.

Garg said that NHDC has fulfilled its mandate of commissioning two projects, viz. 1000 MW Indira Sagar Project and 520 MW Omkareshwar Project ahead of schedule.

He further informed that NHDC is foraying into thermal power generation and also wind power generation.

Garg thanked the government and the people of Madhya Pradesh for the cooperation and support extended to NHDC, which resulted in the early completion of Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar Projects.  

He also congratulated the entire team of NHDC particularly the employees associated with the completion of Omkareshwar Project.

This landmark achievement of early completion of the project would not have been possible without the commendable work done by the NHDC team stated its Chief Executive Director K M Singh.

The 520 MW Omkareshwar project is supplying power to the State of Madhya Pradesh. Annual generation from the Project is 1167 million units.  

The Omkareshwar Project is a multipurpose Project, which offers opportunity of power generation and irrigation on both the banks of river Narmada in district Khandwa, Khargone and Dhar of Madhya Pradesh.

The Project is situated 80 km from Indore and 40 km downstream of Indira Sagar Project. The sanctioned cost of the Project is Rs. 2,225 crore.

NHDC is presently the largest hydropower producer in Madhya Pradesh with total installed capacity of 1520 MW from 2 projects in Narmada River Basin.

The authorized share capital of NHDC is Rs. 3,000 crore and paid up capital is Rs. 1962.58 crore.

NHDC has also recently signed a MoU with Government of Madhya Pradesh for setting up of a supercritical technology based thermal power project of 1320 MW  (2 x 660 MW) capacity in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.  

A 100 MW potential wind power site in Bettul district of the State has also been allocated to NHDC.

Recently, NHDC was awarded “Gold Shield” for early completion of Unit-I of Omkareshwar Project by President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil.



NSS camp at NERIST

ITANAGAR: 400 student volunteers attended a special camp of National Social Service Scheme held at NERIST. State Liaison officer Dr. V.N. Sharma was the chief guest of the camp.  

Speaking on the opening session of the camp, Sharma highlighted the need of the youths to undertake community development programmes.

Braving the morning rain, the volunteers leveled the ground of the adopted play ground of NERIST.

Over 50 numbers of coconut saplings were also planted along the boundary of the ground.


“Clear road”

ITANAGAR: 12-Chikom Anchal Samity Block ZPM Echu Gapak said that the alternative road from Ziro to Itanagar through Loduti road after the collapse of Sigin Bridge has become impossible for vehicles to ply due to heavy mud.

She appealed the district administration to look into the problems faced by the people and urged that steps be initiated to restore essential services immediately.


Book keeping training

ITANAGAR: NN Charitable Society (NNCS) conducted training on Book Keeping for SHG at Loporiang, Sagalee and Toru circles from August 17 to19 last.

The society thanked NABARD regional Office, Itanagar for sponsoring the training programme.

Head of departments of Sagalee Block attended the training as resource person.

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