Shergaon to house second largest trout hatchery in Asia
NAHARLAGUN, Dec. 7: Regional hatchery complex for coldwater fisheries, NEC Project
at Samteng, Shergaon in West Kameng would be the second largest trout hatchery in
People of Shergaon has donated 300 hectors of land for coldwater fisheries development.
Parliamentary Secretary Fisheries, Law, Legislative Assembly & Justice J.K. Panggeng,
responding to the memorandum by people of Shergaon assured that the project Samteng
will be taken care by the department of fisheries for maximum production of trout
and for tourist attraction the entire project area will be renovated soon .
He thanked the people of the area for donating the patch of land en route a four
-day official Tour of West Kameng and Tawang from December 3 to 6 last, accompanied
by Director of Fisheries Tage Moda and local MLA of Rupa-Kalaktang T N Thungdok.
The Parliamentary Secretary also visited high altitude lakes P.T.SO. Sella , Nuranang
trout hatchery which was established during 1966-67, just after Chinese aggression
The entourage attended the Khiksaba local festival of Sherdukpen at Rupa Town.(DIPR)
Efforts to save yak & sheep in Tawang
Tawang, Dec 7: Tawang Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Gamli Padu,Tawang in exercise of the
power conferred under section 144 Cr.Pc has banned selling, killing or slaughtering
of Yak and indigenous Sheep in any manner in the district.
The order comes at a time when due to the indiscriminate killing of Yak and indigenous
Sheep for consumption, population of these two species have become endangered and
are on the verge of extinction.
The two species of animal have a close relation traditionally with day-to-day socio-cultural
activities of the local populace of the district and its extinction would adversely
affect the Monpa Society.
The YUVA secretary, Tseten Chombey and President of Environmental Protection Society
Jambey Dondu appreciated the stand taken by the DC. (DIPRO)
Top priority to education sector: Gamlin
Aalo, Dec 7: The Minister Power (Elect), Tourism, Parliamentary Affairs Jarbom Gamlin
said that top priority would be given to education sector during public meetings
at Yomcha and Darak on Dec 5-6.
He informed that the school buildings, hostels and teacher quarters of Liromoba have
been taken up during this financial year under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) and
would be followed by Yomcha, Darak and Kamba.
One of the main problems of 27th Liromoba Constituency was lack of surface infrastructure
but under PMGSY, roads to connect Circle HQ have been sanctioned and works are going
on in full swing, he said.
Gamlin while talking about MLA LAD Fund appealed the public not to propose individual-based
scheme rather it should be aimed at creation of public utility assets.
Whatever the schemes taken up under it will be monitored before, during and after
the completion of the works by the executing dept to ensure quality, he added.
Further, he said that when developmental fund is given, public should not approach
for awards of works rather should sit together and decide among themselves. He informed
that the Darak Health Sub-Centre notified, as Primary Health Centre will start functioning
from April 2010 onwards.
He asked the Govt. staffs of his constituency to stay in their posting place. (DIPRO)
Participation of communities needed to strengthen rural economy: Bagra
ITANAGAR, Dec 07: The Training of Trainers (ToT) under SGSY in reference to the National
Training Action Plan began today at SIRD training hall here.
Inaugurating the programme as the chief guest, Commissioner, Rural Development Tape
Bagra asked the participants to make the best use of the training programme so that
they turn out to be good trainers under the programme. The trainees in the programme
would eventually become trainers for further training the SHGs (Self Help Groups)
in their respective areas.
He also emphasised on the need of participation of the communities for strengthening
rural economy in the state. He urged the trainees to encourage the SHG members to
diversify their economic activities to the possible extent. The need for ascertaining
the market potential properly to be able to repay the bank credit was stressed. He
called for a change in the attitude of SHGs while mentioning that in the context
of Arunachal Pradesh, there was a need for creating sensitization for the SHGs to
commence their operation even with little group corpus.
Referring to the SIRD faculties and resource persons from NIRD, he hoped that clarifications
regarding bank linkages, records maintenance, and establishment of linkages would
be provided in the training programme.
He hoped that the ToT amongst other things would also enable the trainees to properly
design and conduct training programmes on their own in near future.
Earlier, resource person from NIRD, Dr Sridhar Seetaraman, gave a brief background
on the SGSY programme and also highlighted the need for relatively backward states
to provide more dedicated efforts on self employment initiatives and livelihood promotion
programmes for poverty alleviation. He referred to the recommendations of Subas Pani
(former Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development) and Radhakrishna committee recommendations
based on which Government of India is placing renewed thrust on initiatives linked
with self employment and livelihood promotion, particularly under the National Rural
Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
This training programme assumes significance in the light of possibility of formal
commencement of NRLM programme by Government of India from April one, 2010 onwards
in the country. The training programme would also cover an exposure visit for the
participants to Mahila Sashakti Kendra (MASK) at Balipara. It will enable the participants
to acquire first hand experience by interacting with one of the biggest and functional
SHG federation near Itanagar.
2 killed in a road accident
Ziro, Dec 7: Two persons were killed on the spot and another seriously injured in
a road accident at 31 km point from Kimin on Kimin-Ziro road last night.
Dead bodies of P. Saikia, HA, of DC’s office, Ziro, and HC Konwar, LDC of District
Fisheries Development officer’s office, Ziro have been retrieved from the spot.
The Maruti Alto vehicle which was coming from North Lakhimpur skidded off the road
and rolled down a stiff gorge of over 700 metres at around 8 pm last night.
The ADC and Circle Officer Yachuli, J.T.Obi, who rushed to the spot Supervised the
rescue operation and retrieved the dead bodies this morning with the help of local
volunteers lead by Yazali Bazar Secretary, Taba Dol.
The Lower Subansiri DC Sadhana Deori expressed shock and grief over the untimely
demise of her Head Assistant and the LDC. She conveyed her condolences to the bereaved
families. The DC has also thanked Taba Dol and his team in helping the District Administration
in the rescue operation at the accident site. (DIPRO)
Mein underscore the need for awareness generation
ITANAGAR, Dec 7: While addressing a review meeting of his department, C.T. Mein,
Parliamentary Secretary, Animal Husbandry and veterinary said that he understood
the importance of livestock sector for bringing about economic development through
participation of farmers who are really contributing to the economic growth in developed
states. To achieve that status we should make vigorous awareness generation on animal
husbandry activities in the state, he said.
The review meeting of the Department which was held yesterday was attended by T.
Taloh, Commissioner (AHV), officers including the ones from the districts, Deputy
Directors, Loilang, Sangti, VTI.
Mein, Parliamentary Secretary expressed happiness at arranging the meeting of the
officers of the districts at a short time and called for dedication in exploring
possibilities to expedite rapid development of animal husbandry activities in the
In the meeting, Director (AHV) briefed and highlighted about the activities of the
department. Commissioner Taloh while addressing the officers of the department urged
them to improve the velocity of animal healthcare activities inspite of limited resource.
Meanwhile, Mein inspected all the livestock farms located at Nirjuli on Dec 4. This
was his first visit to the Departmental livestock farms after assumption of office
of Parliamentary Secretary (AHV) to of the Animal Husbandry activities of the Department.
During the visit to Composite Livestock Farms i.e Dairy, poultry and Piggery and
address to the officers, he expressed surprise at the state of the affairs of the
farms in spite of meagre fund allocation to run then farms.
He also expressed happiness that officers are working dedicatedly to upkeep the existence
of the farms , which acts as a model for livestock development scenario of the state
as well for enhancement of awareness for production of milk, meat and egg in the
state which will in long run make the state self sufficient in this sector.
He also visited the “Arun Dairy” milk processing plant at Karsingsa and appreciated
the effort made by MD (IDDP) for providing quality processed and packaged milk at
much lower price of Rs. 22/- per litre from a meagre raw milk collection below 1000
litres. He asked the department to extend the activities of Intensive Dairy Development
activities to other milk potential foothill areas of Lohit and Dibang valley districts.
Annual conference of finance & accounts underway
NAHARLAGUN, Dec. 7: The state finance and accounts service officers is conducting
2 days conference from Dec 7 on redirecting and improvising the financing and accounts
system of all the departments of the state.
The main agenda of the conference will be routing of LOC and cheques through Treasury
before placing into the bank, establishing bills like pay bills, TA bills, GPF, MR
claims Loans and Advances, communication of temporary post and permanent post, mechanism
for checking of expenditure within budget allotment.
Setong Sena, Minister Finance and IPR&P discussed on how to improve on accounts and
finance system of all department in the state. He urged all the FAOs and TOs of various
departments to work together and be the watchdog of the department. Sena also said
it is better for all the finance and accounts service officers to know the rule,
new equipments etc properly to run their office smoothly. He further said he would
cooperate and help in any way possible to rectify the system.
Attending the programme were representative of SBI, director of Accounts and Treasuries,
Secretary Panning, accounts general, director of audit and pension, Commissioner
(finance), FAOs of all districts, TOs and other important dignitaries.
District level training on microfinance vision-2011 held
Ziro, Dec 7: District level training for Self Help Groups for Lower Subansiri District
under Microfinance Vision-2011 was held at the DCs Conference Hall here on Dec 4
ICDS Deputy Director, JJ Singh, while addressing the trainees asked them to take
full advantage of the training and encouraged them to form more self Help Groups.
She also highlighted the objectives of the introduction of Microfinance vision-2011.
Ziro Branch SBI Managaer, S.Kaikhthang dwelt at length on criteria of rating the
SHG by the financial Institutions and advised them to give more importance on quality
rather than quantity.
CDPOs Hage Indira, Tasso Asha, Kina Takka, who were also Master trainers on the occasion
spoke on various aspects of SHG. (DIPRO)
Low turnout at AR’s recruitment rally in Khonsa
KHONSA, Dec 7: In an endeavour to give a boost to employment avenues in the state
and district in particular, the Assam Rifles conducted a Recruitment Rally in Khonsa
from Dec 1-6. Candidates from various parts of Arunachal Pradesh attended the rally.
However, only one third of the total vacancies allotted to Arunachal Pradesh have
been filled due to low turnout of youth for the rally. As a result, another rally
is likely to be conducted in Khonsa to fill the vacancies in near future.
The candidates were screened by conduct of various tests including physical, Medical
and academic spanned over a period of six days.
19 Assam Rifles carried out aggressive publicity of the rally in the remote areas
of Tirap district to include villages in Pongchau, Lazu and Wakka circles. The
unit also provided conveyance to aspirants and catered for their food and accommodation
in the unit during the conduct of rally.
Recently certain changes have been incorporated in the selection procedure, wherein,
the candidates have to apply to Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles and
the call letters are issued to eligible candidates.
To facilitate the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to apply for upcoming rally, 19 Assam
Rifles will facilitate the applications of eligible candidates for issue of call
All aspirants may approach 19 Assam Rifles for complete details on Telephone numbers
-03786-222376, 03786-223544 and 03786-223527. You can also forward your details
and clarifications at email ID - [email protected]
Tawang, Dec 7: The entire district is jamming for 'Maitry Diwas'- a two day festival
signifying the cordial and peaceful relationship between the District Administration-Civilians
and the Indian Army. The event will be held at Yid-Gha Choezin ground on Dec 8- 9.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has already arrived today to attend the day as chief
guest. There will be colourful programs and presentations by the various battalions
of the Indian Army stationed here and by the local cultural troupes of Tawang district.
A marathon race with the theme-"run for prosperity of Tawang" was conducted jointly
by the District Administration, Indian Army, NHPC and YUVA on Dec 6. It started from
Tawang Gonpa to the Tawang War Memorial.
The district administration was represented by EAC K.N. Damo and CO Janes Mary Tayeng
which also saw participation of Secretary YUVA, Tseten Chombey and Brigadier C.P.
Mohanty and his group of brave Majors and Captains.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Tawang
on Dec 4 under the Chairmanship of K.N. Damo, EAC, Tawang in connection with the
sensitization and preparation of the Census 2011.
Damo informed the members present that the works relating to Census 2011 will soon
start and that officers and staffs of various departments will be requisitioned for
conduct of the same.
New villages, hamlets, labour camps, new Government establishments, gonpas, and other
settlement areas should not be left out, he said. All the HoDs were present in the
Anini Annual Governing Body Meeting
ANINI, Dec 07: Since the commencement of National Rural Employment Generation Schemes
(NREGS) in Dibang Valley district, DRDA- the nodal agency has generated 11,577 man
days under various works, disclosed DRDA, PD, T Siga while presenting the annual
financial and physical achievement report in its recently held Annual Governing Body
Giving details of block wise works being taken up under NREGS, the
Project Director, DRDA, Anini informed that in the last financial year, a total amount
of Rs 12.14 lakhs was released, which comprises the central share and SGRY component.
Out of the total received fund, a sum of Rs 11.16 lakhs were released to three CD
blocks, namely Anini-Mipi, Etalin-Malinye and Anelih-Arzoo and 3 works have been
taken up in the entire three blocks.
Siga in his fifteen pages Annual Action Plan (AAP) has also proposed Rs 169.00 lakhs
to meet up the administrative expenses under different heads for the coming financial
year 2009-10. He said annually DRDA, Anini requires Rs 75 lakhs under salary head.
Commenting on the plight of DRDA staffs for non-receipt of salary for last many months,
he urged the state government to hammer out a permanent means to resolve the concern
of the staffs, who are serving in such hostile places of the state. He advocated
that problems need to be given a humane touch since it directly affects the morale
of employees and their dependents. He, however sarcastically said we had carried
out the formalities on papers, but lets us hope, this time angels come to rescue
us from the crisis and it won’t remain in papers only. (DIPRO I/c)
Committee demands water and electricity supply
ITANAGAR, Dec 7: Banderdewa Tarajuli Village Development Committee has requested
authorities to take immediate measure to restore water and electricity supply in
Tarajuli village. In a press release issued, committee condemned the fact that despite
being part of 7 Lekhi Panchayat which comes under prestigious Itanagar Constituency,
Tarajuli village has to struggle for basic amenities likes water and electricity.
Villagers of Tarajuli alleged that power supply has been erratic since last one year
and their repeated complain to power department did not yield any result. They also
asked government agencies to start repairing of road connecting NH52 to Tarajuli
village at the earliest.
Si-Donyi Football Tournament
ITANAGAR, Dec 07: Si Donyi Festival Tournament -- 2010 for both boys and girls in
memory of Dekio Nilling (Magria) will be conducted at Rijo ground, Daporijo from
December 13 next.
The Si-Donyi Festival Celebration Committee has also decided conduct volleyball,
badminton and archery competitions on the eve of ensuing Si-Donyi festival at Daporijo.
Siram visits Yachuli
ITANAGAR: Education Minister Bosiram Siram visited Government College, Yachuli today.
While interacting with the faculty members, staff and students of the college, he
emphasized the need for quality education and exhorted the students to be sincere,
dedicated and hardworking.
Siram assured to allocate maximum fund to the college in the current financial year.
He further urged the concerned construction agencies to complete the works at permanent
site by the end of this year so that the college could be shifted in the coming academic
Siram was accompanied by MLA Takam Pario, Director School Education Tapang Taloh,
Deputy Commissioner Sadhana Deori and other officials.
Later, the minister along with the other officials planted trees near administrative
building and also interacted with the local panchayat leaders.
DLMC on spot monitoring
Ziro: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana Deori, accompanied by Raga ADC
Taru Talo,DPO in-charge MR Chakraborty, and other members of District Level Monitoring
Committee, on Sunday had an on the spot inspections of projects under PM package,
ACA, SPA, RIDF, NEC, NLCPP.
The team inspected various projects at Yattap, Boasimla, Tamen, Gaa, Raga, Dah hill
and interacted with locals to take their views on the projects. (DIPRO)
GWS to organise counselling
ITANAGAR: Galo Welfare Society is organizing counselling for students appearing the
ensuing preliminary examination of APCS at Gumin Kine hall, Donyi Polo Ground, Aalo
on the Dec 12.
GWS will also handover the books which it has procured for the students of Kamba
College West Siang to the College administration to all the interested candidates.
Further the students can avail the library at GWS office Itanagar on every Saturday
& Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Western gate of Itafort cries for attention
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the authority
concern apropos the maintenance of western gate of Itafort.
We know that our State is left with only few fragile historical ruins because of
the natural hazards like frequent landslides, earthquakes, heavy rain falls. In other
words, the topography of our state is not suitable to preserve the same. So, it is
our duty to take good care of the remaining historical relics but unfortunately the
western gate of Itafort which is located in the heart of our capital, just opposite
the Traffic Island of Bank Tinali Road is covered with wild bushes and creepers.
It seems like the western Gate of Itafort the main Entrance has been totally forgotten
by us. Moreover, it is difficult to see the western Gate’s remains from down the
road as the wild hedge cover the fence.
Every brick of the western Gate of Itafort are screaming to tell her suffering but
their yelling seem to have diminished before the realm of noisy horns of vehicles
plying through day and night on the road. Even us, the common citizen give a deaf
ears to her grievances. It seems like no one is even bothered to pay them a glance.
The other two Gates are also struggling; the Eastern Gate suffered heavy damage due
to natural calamities, is built on stone masonry, and overlooks Doimukh in the Dikrong
valley. The Southern Gate has completely lost its entrance. So the time has come
to ask ourselves whether we want to preserve them or not? Whether we want to forget
that fort, after which our State’s capital is named? Or whether to forget the Great
Ahom King Chakradhvaj Simha who gave us a souvenir of their time ‘The Itafort’?
No!! Definitely no...rather we should be proud of them and preserve this historical
relics zealously. It is noteworthy and regretful to mention here that some of us
especially the youths try to carve their names with their beloved’s names on the
wall of the Itafort, which is not praiseworthy. Simply by writing your name with
your beloved’s name on the wall of the protected fort will not help people to be
bonded for eternity.
Rather, we people are pillaging the beauty of the only historical relic that our
capital has. Hence, I would like to request all the young generation not to indulge
in this kind of disgraceful act. Every single brick of the fort is our precious property.
We should give our helping hand in preserving the same.
Therefore, it is my earnest appeal to the authority concern to look into the matter
and take the pain of clearing the wild bushes, creepers creeping around the Western
Gate of Itafort. So that it can be seen clearly even from a distance and the tourists
who pay visit to our state shall see the pride of the capital. In addition, especially
the history students from all colleges of our state shall find some 321 years old
historical relics in well preserved condition.
Upper Subansiri District deserves Preliminary Exam Centre
I would like to draw the kind attention of the concerned authority towards the need
of APPSCE Preliminary Examination Centre in Daporijo for the candidates of Upper
Upper subansiri, Lower Subansiri and Kurung kumey, has been merged and given one
Examination Centre at Ziro. The total candidate for Ziro Examination centre is 1723,
which is the centre with highest candidates among all other centres for upcoming
APPSCE Preliminary Examination.
Approximately, there are 420 candidates from Upper Subansiri district itself and
there would be many more or same number of candidates from Kurung Kumey as well.
Therefore, out of 1723 candidates approximately 850-950 candidates would be from
outside Ziro Valley most probably.
Now the question is, will there be enough space for accommodation i.e. Hotel & Lodge,
for all the candidates who hails from outside the Ziro valley?
In winter especially in the month of January there is severe cold in Ziro Valley,
and without proper accommodation facility the candidate hailing from outside may
not be able to give their best shot in the Preliminary Examination. There is a saying
that’’ Person feeling hunger and cold thinks about food and warm only, incapable
of thinking beyond that’’. So what if there is accommodation problem for such a large
number of candidates hailing from outside Ziro, as everyone has to reach the concerned
Examination Centres one day earlier to fresh up and take rest to be prepared for
There are some districts which got the privilege to have Preliminary Examination
Centre in their district headquarter, even though the number of candidates are less.
For example, Changlang – 287 candidates, Seppa- 254 candidates, Khonsa – 153 candidates
as per the accepted list.
Whereas, Upper Subansiri District has 420 candidates approximately still there is
no Preliminary Examination Centre at Daporijo. So why there is partiality in providing
Examination Centre to the candidates of Upper Subansiri District. The question which
comes to every one’s mind is, on what basis the Examination Centres have been selected
or declared? It seems that there is defect in management for conducting the Exam
by the concerned Authority.
Bukhar Rhamching Mara Pune
Rejection of 1735 is not a mere coincidence
I have gone through the "Flexibility is no good for APPSC" by Miss Vanessa Borang
which was published in December 6th edition. She has mentioned about the negligence
by the aspiring APPSCE candidates whose applications have been rejected.
I would like to request her to go through the rejected list of candidates and get
the correct information. If it were a case of few applications, it would have been
an acceptable case. However, there are 1735 rejected candidates, just for not self
attesting the photo. Isn't it an exception?
Its not about being an educated person making silly mistakes, it’s about the incomplete
information published. It is not that the rejected candidates were filling up the
form for the first time. Moreover, here the matter is not about the flexibility of
the APPSC board, it’s about the incomplete information provided.
Nowhere in the application form can you see stating the need of an attested photo
even though it was given in the ad, (I even have the xerox copy) and it is not possible
for us staying outside Arunachal, to access the papers. Therefore keeping all this
points, the board should give a second thought for the rejected candidates.