Review land compensation rates
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Members of Project Affected Peoples’ Forum (PAPF) have appealed
to the GoAP for early review of the land compensation rates based upon the proposal
of Anini DC against the execution of proposed EHEPCL 3097MW project over Talo and
Dri rivers in Dibang Valley.
A team of PAPF executive members, who met the state Secretary Land Management at
his official chamber here today, claimed that the land rates fixed for various categories
approved earlier by the GoAP for Dibang Valley is very low in comparison to the rates
approved for neighbouring districts Lohit and Anjaw.
The people of Dibang Valley strongly object to the disparity in land compensation
rates since the topography, altitude, climate, flora and fauna of Lohit and Anjaw
is similar to Dibang Valley, the Forum said and sought early review of land rates
for payment of the compensation packages to the project affected families.
Farmers' training by KVK
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Tawang Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) conducted training for farmers
on off season vegetable farming at Khimney village, Tawang Wednesday.
The subject matter specialist in horticulture of the KVK imparts training to the
farmers on offseason farming of vegetables while the SMS in plant protection educated
them on integrated disease and pest management of vegetable crops.
Later, the attending farmers get their all doubts and queries cleared and answered
by the resource persons during the interaction session.
Awareness prog for adolescence girls
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: KVK, Papum Pare held an awareness programme on adolescence health
and hygiene at the training Hall of CDPO office, Doimukh.
Subject Matter Specialist Home Science of the KVK Nane Taga, said adolescence is
a period of rapid physical growth with a corresponding increase in nutritional requirements
to support the increase in body mass and to build up stores of nutrients. The daily
intake of nutritional requirements increases according to some factors, such as age,
gender etc, she said.
Later, she interacted with the adolescent girls and answered their queries.
CDPO Tana Chammro of Doimukh Block explained about the importance and vulnerability
of adolescence as transitional phase of life and made them aware about advantages
of taking right decision at this stage. The programme concluded with distribution
of hygiene and sanitation kits to all the 27 adolescence girls from Doimukh block.
Seva Dal remembers Hardikar
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) today observed
the 40th death anniversary of Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, the founder of Indian
National Congress Seva Dal at Indira Gandhi Bhawan, Naharlagun today. The Seva
Dal cadres led by its chief organizer Kipa Kaha paid floral tributes to the portrait
of Dr. N.S Hardikar on the occasion.
In his speech Kaha remembered Hardikar as a true freedom fighter and a real Congressman.
Born in 1889, he was instrumental in founding the Congress Seva Dal in 1923,
Kaha said. All the Papum Pare district and City Congress Seva Dal have attended
in the programme.
Learners’ assessment test under SBM
SEPPA, Aug 26: A learners’ assessment test of neo-literates under Saakshar Bharat
Mission programme was organized in different GP centres in East Kameng district
on August 23 last.
The Seppa DAEO, who is a member secretary of the programme, along with block and
district coordinators visited Pompoli area and expressed satisfaction over the participation
of large number of learners including women and the Preraks in the programme.
Training prog for farmers
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (KVK) Upper Subansiri district has conducted
a one-day multi-disciplinary training cum demonstration programme at Soki village
in the district on August 25. Twenty seven farmers and farm women from Soki and nearby
villages attended the programme.
During technical session, Nyape Bam, SMS, Soil Science, who is the programme coordinator
in-charge, conducted training cum demonstration on “Composting” and “Nutrient application
in orange orchard in terrace”. Farmers of Upper Subansiri district are using negligible
chemicals in their fields and Deputy Commissioner of the district is also encouraging
the farmers to go organic. Therefore, Composting is one of the alternatives of
organic nutrient source to the plant which can be prepared in farmer’s field or home.
It also prevents environmental pollution in addition to recycling of natural nutrients.
Another resource person Arvind Pratap (SMS Agronomy) has delivered a lecture on “Scientific
cultivation of Soyabean and Maize” which was followed by a lecture on “Nursery Pond
management” by Dipjyoti Bora (PA Fishery).
The programme concluded with Maize seed distribution to the farmers. This was followed
by farmers’ field visit.
Rs 1 lakh handed over to beneficiary under NFFCL scheme
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Papum Pare district Fisheries Development Officer(FDO), Nabam Tania
has handed over a sum of Rs 1 lakh in cheque under the National Federation of Fishermen
Cooperative Ltd (NFFCL) scheme to Nabam Tate, a nominee of Late Nabam Kocha of Village
Lower Kanebung under Sangdupota circle today. According to postmortem and Police
verification report, Late Nabam Kocha was electrocuted on 17th September, 2015, informed
the FDO in a release.
Late Kocha was insured under the Scheme of National Federation of Fishermen cooperative
Ltd. New Delhi in collaboration with State Fisheries Department Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh. 25% of State Matching share is borne by Fisheries Department for the part-time
and full- time Fishermen who is doing fishery related activity in the State. Fishermen
need not to pay single Rupee to Insurance company as premium, the release said.
In Papum Pare District a total of 1945 fishermen have been insured under this Scheme
till date. The scheme is first of it kind which is implemented in Papum pare district
of the state.
Dengue control measures taken in Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, Aug 26: Following the report of Dengue positive cases in Upper Siang
district, an entomological team headed by Dr. K M Lombi, ZMO, Western Zone, Kimin
has conducted a two-day intensive source reduction activities in various localities
in and around Yingkiong on August 24 and 25.
During the visit, the team found adult mosquitoes inside the houses and its surroundings.
The team also found large numbers of Aedes mosquito larva in small water bodies
in upside of bamboo posts used as fencing support and also in all bamboos used
as construction items which were stacked outside the house compounds. Mosquito larvas
were also found in rubber tyres, plastic and metal containers during the resource
However, the positive side is that all the people are aware of prevalence of Dengue
through media and awareness activities in schools.
Other team members included S K Newar, State Entomologist (IDSP), two insect collectors
and Dr. India Modi, DVBDCO, Upper Siang and his team.
Meanwhile, it was decided that the District Malaria team will continue its house
to house survey to find out breeding places of Aedes mosquito larva and bring awareness
on Dengue control measures. DIPRO
Radio talk on communal harmony
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All India Radio (AIR)’s Arun FM (Freq. 103.1 Mhz) will broadcast
a (radio) talk on communal harmony by All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU
vice president (Pro) cum Chairman Communal Harmony Happy Toko and Coordinator cum
vice chairman (Communal Harmony) Khyoda Mission on August 27 at 1.10 pm and 8 pm.
Repeat broadcast of the programme will be at 8 pm on August 31.
The students union appealed to all citizens of the state to maintain peace and harmony.
At the same time it cautioned those anti-social elements trying to create disharmony
to refrain from such activities.
Thorough inquiry demanded on girl death case
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Monpa Youth Association (AMYA) has strongly demanded the law
enforcing authority to conduct a thorough inquiry to unearth the truth behind death
of Lobsang Choten. The Itanagar police recovered the decomposed body of the 18-year-old
girl Choten from an empty house near Pahalwan mod (turn) between Itanagar and Naharlagun
few days back after she went missing on August 18.
Football talent hunt
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Football talent hunt cum coaching camp for players of age group
between 8-15 years will be conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from September
5 to 14. Interested players are suggested to enroll their names at Arunachal Pradesh
Football Association (APFA) office at RG Stadium, Naharlagun, according to an APFA
APFA also informed that the state level women league will be started from the first
week of October, 2015.
Clubs, teams and district willing to participate in the league are suggested to contact
Kipa Niba, Secretary, Women Football Committee, for further information.
DRDA staff to launch pen & tool down strike
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Members of the All DRDA Staff Welfare Association (ADRDASWA) have
in a meeting held here today decided to launch its first phase of pen down and tool
down strike from Aug 31st next to Sep 4th following the GoAP’s alleged failure to
fulfil their demands.
The ADRDASWA had earlier submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on Aug 10 last,
demanding immediate absorption of DRDA borne staffs before Aug 26th 2015 into the
line department and implementation of DRDA administration guidelines issued by the
Landslide and flood cause damages at Chambang
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The All Chambang Area Youth Forum in a release today claimed that
due to the heavy rainfall and landslide, water pipeline at Chambang has been destroyed.
Further they alleged that due to non-availability of 75mm water pipe with the concern
authorities, the repairing work has not been done till now.
Forum also claimed that flood water has washed out the temporary wood bridge over
river Torung due to which Chambang circle is cut off from rest of Kra Daadi district.
They have appealed to the authority concern to take urgent steps to help the people
of Chambang area.
Anti-tobacco prog conducted
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The health and family welfare department under the National Tobacco
Control Programme and VHAAP jointly conducted anti -tobacco programme in VKV, Itanagar
today. Around 200 students of classes VIII, IX and XI and teachers were benefitted
from it. The resource persons in the programme including Dr.B Natung, State Programme
Officer, NTCP, Dr. Syam Tsering Cancer, Oncologist, Dakrik Gara, Project Manager,
VHAAP observed that consumption of tobacco is increasing day by day in Arunachal
Pradesh. They asked the students not to become the victims of tobacco related products
and also to create awareness among the people about the bad effects of tobacco consumption.
Power point presentation of tobacco related health problem, data on tobacco consumption
and highlights on tobacco related death rate in the country were the parts of
SEPPA, Aug 26: The members of Pompoli Area Welfare Development Society along with
also with SMDC members organized a three days social service at Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Pompoli yesterday. The volunteers constructed 2 kitchen rooms as well as
fencing of the school boundary to prevent encroachment in school campus during the
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: In the news item under the heading ‘Training on handloom, handicraft
and computers held’, published in the Aug 26 issue of this daily, the total number
of trainees who underwent training on handloom and handicraft was 150 while, those
who underwent training on computers was 120. The inadvertent mistake is highly regretted.
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Saffron elements creating rift in society
Ever since BJP government came to power at centre, the saffron elements are trying
to spread their wings throughout the country which is causing unrest in some region.
The RSS-VHP duos are poking nose everywhere and their activities has potential to
create rift in the society. What is worrying is that from all account it looks like
central government has given free hand to these saffron groups to operate without
any fear. Latest flashpoint in this regard is emerging from Nagaland where local
people have expressed deep anger over Centre's decision to commemorate Gaidinliu,
a Zeliangrong Naga from Manipur. Due to this move the people of Nagaland has opposed
Construction of the Rani Gaidinliu Memorial Hall in Kohima.
Gaindinliu was a follower of the Heraka religious movement. The Nagas alleged that
VHP-RSS are trying to trying to integrate Heraka and Hinduism though there is nothing
in common between the two religious practices. Such move in the Christian dominated
state has extremely angered the indigenous people. The Naga civil society bodies
are up in arms against centre’s decision to eulogize Gaidinliu and Heraka religious
movement. They see this as direct threat to their religion and are questioning role
of RSS-VHP. This latest flashpoint has potential to damage the Naga peace process
which recently entered new era of optimism following the signing of peace accord
between NSCN (IM) and Govt. of India. The accord was signed after years of violence.
Government of India cannot afford to alienate the Nagas as it may further push them
back to insurgency. Such scenario will adversely affect the whole North East region.
NDA government should understand that people of India irrespective of caste, religion,
region etc has elected them. They should stop giving free hand to the saffron elements
as it may damage the social fabric and potentially hurt the nation in the long run.
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Fresh scented garbage
With mushrooming of colorful private residential buildings in our twin capital, we
can see lots of garbage and trashes that are thrown nearby the compound, surroundings
and on the roof of govt. quarters, by tenant and some people who are residing in
the private buildings. Due to heavy rainfall, the waste materials that are thrown
from the buildings are not only emitting harmful foul rotten smells but are clogging
the drains and making it a place for mosquito to breed in. As we can see, there is
already increasing rates of malaria and dengue cases in our state, which are caused
due to unhygienic surroundings.
Therefore, I would like to request the private resident owners, tenant and the people
who reside in private buildings not to throw any kind of garbage’s in the neighbors’
compound and surroundings. Keeping our surroundings clean will only help in the betterment
of our society.
Extreme flop engineering
The Extreme flop engineering by Arunachal Engineers/ Govt/ Contractors is apparently
visible now days in the ongoing Barapani area road elevation work where the actual
requirement was a proper drain. Even a common layman like us can see the flop engineering
work which is surely not a developmental work but wastage of public exchequer only.
The traffic problem has and is being more aggravated by this work as the road sides
will remain slope and no vehicle can overtake and park there, Road sides has become
swimming pools. One driving on that road is sure and compelled to remember our great
govt engineers, concerned Minister and great contractors of this state. One and all
is surprised why capital drains are not constructed and if constructed why for name
sake only? Arunachal is having distinction of two parallel drains (Bank Tinali) and
more intriguing is that none of them are of proper use and none of them are constructed
properly and purposefully. Even the road side roads (if exists) are on higher level
where water from road cannot go. The roads practically remain like drains. Why the
people and engineers do not understand that road waters should gently slope down
to drains? There should have been a rule that under no circumstances the side roads,
connecting side roads etc be on higher level than the main road. Road is essential
and should be on first priority for all and this should be understood by all.
A Concerned Citizen
APCMUHIS facility needed
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the concerned
authorities toward the hardship faced by the downtrodden public of the Itanagar area
in getting the benefit associated with the introduction of Arunachal Pradesh Chief
Minister’s Universal Health Insurance scheme or in getting proper and affordable
health service. APCMUHIS, a noble initiative of our beloved honourable chief minister
Nabam Tuki ,wherein every Arunachalee is entitled for a cashless treatment worth
Rupees Three lacs in any empanelled hospital. But to a utter surprise, RK mission
hospital despite being empanelled under APCMUHIS has failed to provide cashless treatment
to its patient. APCMUHIS is like an ATM without a balance or zero balance in RKMH.
Whereas, the humanitarian or social services conducted by the R.K.Mission authorities
is beyond any doubt to the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh, whether it’s in the form
of providing quality education to the children or better health facility to the patients.
So, our question is why the reputed medical institution is behind in providing cashless
treatment to its patients, when all the institution, even private one are running
a rat race for it.
It’s the only hospital where most of the patients of itanagar depend for their medical
Therefore, it’s the prayer from the aggrieved patient of Itanagar to start accepting
APCMUHIS in the RK Mission Hospital for the service of the mankind and make APCMUHIS
a grand success.
The dilemma of AP
I would like to highlights my view point regarding the use of shortened form of our
state Arunachal Pradesh as AP. In our country everyone know AP is the short form
of Andhra Pradesh then what is the short form of Arunachal Pradesh? Is it A.P or
Ar.P? Everywhere we see as in signboard where short form AP is used and now we prefer
using AP instead of Arunachal Pradesh. Within the state it is not a problem but when
we are outside, the confusion can be great and sometimes it can put us in great shock.
A few days ago i had opened The Times of India news site on mobile site and I saw
the headlines “Congress MLA among 5 dead in train mishap in AP”. It shocked me more
and I was worried that the incident had happened in Arunachal.
When maximum peoples think A.P is Andhra Pradesh then what should be is the short
form for Arunachal Pradesh?
So my request to the concerned authorities is to look into the concerned lines seriously
so that there are no further confusion.
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