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December  -  23


Assam-Arunachal takes steps to check encroachment

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Lakhimpur and Papum Pare administration has decided to have joint visits of the disputed areas.  During a meeting of the two sides, it was emphasized that the old age relationship between Arunachal and Assam should be maintained and no provocative steps should be taken by any side.  Since the matter is in the Supreme Court of India, the border issues are sub-judice and therefore, both sides should exercise restraint and not to carry out any eviction, the meeting decided.

This decision was taken today at a meeting held at the invitation of MLA Harmuti, Assam S.R. Subha which was held at Circuit House, North Lakhimpur.

The inter-state meeting was necessitated with Assam Forest officials threatening eviction at Belo village under Kimin Circle and Bogoli and Denka villages under Gumto Circle.

The Papum Pare delegation was led by Parliamentary Secretary Industries Nabam Rebia. DC Papum Pare Bidol Tayeng, DC Capital Complex, Padmini Singla, S.P. Capital Hibu Tamang, DFO Banderdewa Tasso Sira, Administrative Officer of Kimin, Gumto and Banderdewa Circles and Panchayat Leaders of Kimin Anchal Samiti.  

S.R. Subha, led the delegation of Assam comprising of D.C North Lakhimpur Jainto Nerlekar and S.P, DFO Lakhimpur.

Raising strong objection to the intimidation by Assam forest officials at Belo under Kimin Circle and Bogoli Denka villages under Gumto Circle, Nabam Rebia drew the attention of Lakhimpur Administration that the Indian Parliament has passed a bill - ‘ The Schedule Tribe and other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act-2006’, according to which no Govt. authority can evict any tribal people living in Reserved Forest, who have settled before 2005.   Rebia also strongly objected to the reported threat from the Assam Forest to the villagers of Bogoli and Denka villages under Gumto Circle to enrol themselves as villages in Assam in the next Census.

Rebia also objected to the temptations given by Assam forests authority that if they get themselves enrolled as villagers in Assam, they will get ‘Pattas’ and will be spared from evictions.

Jainto Nerlekar, D.C Lakhimpur denied that Assam forest or District Administration North Lakhimpur were taking such steps. To this remarks of D.C Lakhimpur, Bamang Mangha, former ZPM Kimin presented details of how the Assam Forest officials were distributing application forms for ‘Patta’ at Belo village. DFO, Lakhimpur also denied any such action by his Division.  The D.C Lakhimpur said that he will not allow such activities to happen.  He further assured that he will constitute an enquiry against the  complaints of people of Belo village and Bogoli Denka villages.

Regarding the objection raised by D.C North Lakhimpur on Gumto Check Post, Rebia told that it was Assam, who first violated the Status-quo agreement and constructed a Police Outpost at Banderdewa inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh during 1994.  

Rebia further informed that during his childhood, the check post of Gumto was located further ahead of the present location, but was shifted later to the old location due to want of accommodation. Rebia further told that the Railway project was a Govt. of India Project and is not violation of any Status-quo and therefore Dist. Administration, Lakhimpur should not raise objection on the project or land acquisition.

Padmini Singla, D.C Capital Complex raised objection to the interference of District Administration, Lakhimpur at land allotted to BRTF at Gorubandha under Banderdewa Circle. Later, it was decided that both the Capital Administration, with prior approval of State Government, and North Lakhimpur Administration will conduct a joint survey to establish the status of land.  It was agreed that the land allotted to BRTF – a Central Govt. Organization should be allowed to settle for benefit of both the States.

Participating in the discussion, Bidol Tayeng, DC Papum Pare told his counterpart that he will accept  the proposal of D.C Lakhimpur for closing the Police Check gate of Gumto, provided D.C Lakhimpur first withdraw Assam Police and also dismantle the Police Outpost constructed in 1994 inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh at Banderdewa.

On Railway project, Tayeng said that the Gumto village is a Census village and under Administration of D.C Papum pare.  Therefore, D.C Papum Pare is the right authority to conduct survey of the land and also for making payment of compensation. Raising strong objection to the demolition of a primary school building at Buka village under Kimin Circle on 14.10.2009, Tayeng said that Dist. Administration Lakhimpur has also constructed a School inside the constitutional boundary of Arunachal Pradesh near Dikrong bridge under Banderdewa Circle.

The meeting ended with a decision to hold the next meeting at Kimin in later part of January, 2010.


NIT to start academic session from July 2010

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: National Institute of Technology (NIT) would   start the academic session of 2010-2011 from July 2010. This was informed by Director National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur Prof. S.Bhattacharya during a meeting with Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh this evening.

He added, as per norms, 50% of the seats would be for the students of the home State while the rest would be open on merit.

The Government of India has decided to set up ten new National Institutes of Technology (NIT) during the eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 to 2012) out of which one for  Arunachal Pradesh.

The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, which is the oldest NITS of the country, has been entrusted with the responsibility to mentor as well as to facilitate the work of establishment of the proposed National Institute of Technology in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

Prof. Bhattacharjee informed that they will be starting civil, electrical and mechanical engineering branches based on the need of the State.

He also placed the land requirements of 300 acres along with proper Internet and other connectivity and accommodation.  Dr. Joram Begi, Director, Higher and Technical Education and NERIST along with Prof. S.K. Mitra, Dean (Faculty Welfare), Mr. U.C. Mukherjee, Deputy Registrar (Accounts), Mr. Dhrubajyoti Ray, Deputy Registrar (Administration) of NIT, Durgapur were present on the occasion.

Expressing happiness that the much-needed technical institute is coming up in the State, Gen Singh said, as Rector of Rajiv Gandhi University and Chairman of North Eastern Institute of Science and Technology, he will provide all necessary back up for academic pursuit of the students.

Urging them to work on a mission mode, the Governor called for timely start of the Institution.

The NIT in Arunachal Pradesh, he emphasized, will not only benefit the youth of the State but also from the neigbouring states as well.

State Higher and Technical Director Dr. Begi also briefed on the infrastructure available for the institute. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)


International Livestock Research Institute to start pilot project

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has   agreed to start a first pilot project in the N.E. Region either on Mithuns or Piggery sector as the tool for the poverty reduction in the region.

ILRI in association Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) is also planning to implement a programme on “Enhancing Livelihoods through Livestock knowledge systems (ELKS)” in five states of India including Aruna-chal Pradesh  with various stakeholders. The species selected for the study and interventions in Arunachal Pradesh are mithun, pig and backyard poultry with improved birds.

Meanwhile the scientists of KVK, Papum-Pare Dr. Taba Heli and Dr. Pranjal Borah and NGO worker N. Amar Dui of NNCS attended 3 days National workshop “Learning platform, Innovation and Capacity building” at Hyderabad organized by (ILRI) from Dec 15–17. The main objectives of the workshop was to build and strengthen capacities of the partners organization in respect of training need analysis (TNA),  project implementation and reporting, innovation development and developing a learning platform of the peoples working in the same domain.

The workshop was highly interactive and the scientists from ILRI (Germany, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Asia unit) acted as resource person. Further, such initiatives of knowledge sharing were proposed to be disseminated at the farming community levels in the NE region and the country as a whole.


Socio economic development on top of the agenda: Bagang

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Women uplift, girl child education, infrastructure and socioeconomic development are the top priorities said local MLA Karya Bagang. She is visiting  Chayangtajo, her home constituency from December 24 to 27.

Expressing her keenness to serve the people with utmost sincerity and dedication for all round development of the constituency, the first timer said that she would hold discussion with district administration, panchayat leaders, head GBs to sort out various problems faced by the people and for fruitful solution of these problems. She sought cooperation from everyone to make her trip a success.


Tug of war between Arunachalees in the name of religion

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: In another instance of growing intolerance among the people of the state, Buddhist and Christian community are caught in war of words over a construction of a church at Namsai.

While the Tai Khampti Singphow Council cries foul at the construction of a church at Namsai, Christians are stating that religious rights are being curtailed.

Tai Khampti Singphow Council has reacted strongly to the attempts by Christian Revival Church “for illegally trying to construct a church at Namsai Township” thereby creating communal tension.

Citing an instance, it said that the recent upheaval at Namsai Township was because of CRC’s attempt to construct a church defying the Supreme Court proceeding of banning of unauthorized construction of Temples, Churches, and Mosques & Gurudwaras in public places.

It alleged that few weeks back the Missionaries of CRC had bought a plot of land from one Padmo Dolley of Namsai. When few pillars were erected, some local youths intervened and stopped the construction works.

The local administration intervened and managed to pacify the situation and those people who had come from outside Namsai were escorted back by the police to return to their native places.

However, the council said that such untoward incident would not have occurred had the local administration taken timely actions by preventing them from entering via Dirak Check Gate.

The Council further said that such irresponsible and deliberate actions by the Christian brethrens are very unfortunate and unacceptable in a civilized society.  On the other hand, Arunachal Christian Revival Youth Association (ACRYA) today  demanded the state Govt initiate peace measures for restoration of normalcy and protection of Namsai Christian believers after the Dec 19 incident at Jaipur Road in Namsai township.

Provide safe drinking water


Dear Editor,

We on behalf of Lower Pappu Hill residents being consumers of Government water supply would like to draw the attention of the concerned department through your esteemed daily to look into the need of safe drinking water to government employees.

The portion of government quarters located at Lower Pappu Hill Colony comprise of 6 quarters, out of which two quarters have been provided with private connection, the rest quarters are relying upon government supply line that passes through various quarters of upper colony. The occupants of these quarters use to face acute water problems through out the year due to landslides, floods or scarcity of water or some other reasons.

Consumption of present supply water has been found unsafe and unhygienic. Since last couple of weeks, the water which is supplied to quarters contain sands, mud and minute suspended debris and surprisingly small live worms found in large quantities coming from the tap water.

The members of these four quarters are compelled to take this highly contaminated drinking water supplied from the PHED water tap as there are no other options. The supply of  such unhygienic water despite monthly water charge is not expectable by any health conscious persons.

We would also substantiate above points in the following lines.

In the first place, it is understood that the Upper Pappu Hill water tank fed by water source from Doria Stream behind Donyi- Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar, now the area is highly populated because of recent settlement and pollution of water there cannot be ruled out.

Secondly, it is known  that the pipe line fitted some two decades back during the PWD time are now decaying to the extent that at several points drain waters are entering into the supply pipe line through holes caused by natural wear and tear of GI pipe. The rusted and worn out pipes are badly needed to be replaced.


Dasher Teshi


Lower Pappu Hill colony





Congrats Mihin Gambo


Dear Editor,

Mihin Gambo, Dy SP(P), APPS has been awarded medals in 3 disciplines in the passing out parade at North East Police Academy (NEPA), Umiam, Shillong on Dec 19 last. The awards were bestowed him for  best indoor performance including Police Science and Legal Study during the training period in NEPA.

I, on behalf of the Mihin clan (Hallu) of Capital Complex do congratulate him for being honoured and also his colleagues who had done well in the training period and hope that the young officer will serve the state as well as the country with full dedication and make the state proud in  future.


Mihin Dollo

Asstt secretary

Mihin Clan-Capital Complex, Itanagar.

Producing  a copy of ‘deed of agreement” on land before the media persons here today, ACRYA president Dr Joram Dol said the land for construction of a church is not disputed. The land was purchased from one  Podma Dolley of Namsai, Jaipur road on 2nd May, 2009, he  said and demanded the Govt for restoration of the church. Dol further said that there is no official document from administration against construction of a church in that site.

“We the Christian leaders and believers went to Namsai on Dec 18 for reconstruction of church at Jaipur road there. However, on Dec 19, the EAC Namsai called the leaders of church council at his office for peaceful negotiation. But the leaders of Tai Khamti  Singpho Students Union and Tai Khamti Singpho Council and local people who were already there resorted to violent activities,” Dol claimed.

Claiming that the Christian believers of various denominations in Namsai are still facing torture, the ACRYA said, “we want peaceful negotiation and solution of the matter and protection of the Christian community in Namsai.

Appealing the Christian community to maintain peace and tranquillity, the ACRYA said it would meet the CM and chief secretary seeking justice.


Welly assures anti erosion schemes

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Minister, Water Resource Department Atum Welly along with Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Gojen Gadi, Likar Angu SSW,WRD, M Ngomdir SE, ADC Basar and all the head of the offices of Basar area visited flood affected areas under Daring circle on December 18 last.

After accessing the flood affected areas at Padi, Chissi, Dali and Ego villages, Welly assured prioritization of anti erosion scheme during the current financial year.

On the occasion, Gadi apprised the Minister that FDR schemes had been proposed long back in 2002-03, but till date no fund has been provided for these work. Later they visited Malinithan, Akashiganga, Rukmini Temple, Malini Museum and took note of the tourism potentiality of these places.

Parliamentary Secretary, Gadi said that necessary funds will be provided for proper maintenance of these places to attract more tourists.

They also visited the ongoing projects and erosion areas at Likabali Township and interacted with officers and public on various developmental issues.


Bridge the gap between the people and administration: Marde

DAPORIJO, Dec 22: You are the torch bearers of the society and can lead the people towards development and away from poverty and hunger, said Takar Marde, Minister RD & PR while addressing the PRI members during a meeting convened for them and RD functionaries here today at the Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo.

Stating that good leaders are always remembered for their good thinking, plans, programmes and policies, he invoked all to be good leaders to work towards bridging the gap between the policy makers and programme implementers and see that the grass root level benefits.

After a careful and detailed examination of the physical and financial achievement reports of all the blocks in the district up to Nov 2009, presented by the BDOs, he said that in schemes like SGSY, it has been noticed that banking problems are being faced.

He requested the PRI members to motivate the bankers as well as the beneficiaries to work together in sanctioning loans and repaying them. Only with the help and support of all will the schemes be successfully implemented and the people benefited, he added.

He added that there was a need to ventilate the problems of the needy, and solutions to be found through discussion and negotiation. This could be done only with the cooperation and coordinated effort of the PRI members and the RD functionaries, he added.

ZPM Taliha Sushil Nalo, highlighted some issues like narrow roads in the township, street lighting, maintenance of the Tadak Dulom bridge, irregular power supply, land encroachment, with a plea for some solution at the earliest.

PD (DRDA) H Ruja, said that all should work thinking of the district as their own home as charity begins at home. Only then will progress be made and the district develops. \The meeting was chaired by EAC N. Chattung and attended by N Nalo, District Chairperson (ZP), ZPMs, Anchal Chairpersons, BDOs and DRDA officials.  (DIPRO)


Chongkham youths give big thumbs up to youth libraries

CHONGKHAM, Dec 22: It was truly their day. A full crowd of 150 of eager children and youths all waiting to cheer one another, as team after team of students from different schools presented skits and street plays on socially burning issues and using innovative means. The venue was Chongkham and the occasion was the 1st Annual Day Celebrations of the “Son Hu Son Chang Library”, Chongkham, the “Changkum Library”, Guna Nagar, units of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit. And on stage was the keen contests on skit presentation in Hindi and Khamti languages, based on a story/ story book they adored.  An equally curious crowd of adults - teachers, parents, library enthusiasts and the army jawans of the 26 Maratha L I, who had volunteered to participate in the Celebrations – sat thrilled as the young readers brought out their creativity.

Addressing the Valedictory session of the Celebrations, K. Rina, Deputy Director of School Education, Lohit warmly complemented the students and the library organizers for bringing out the creative aspects of education. He also appealed to the teachers and parents to benefit from the unique network of Youth Libraries that have come up across Lohit & Anjaw.  “Such voluntary efforts from the community will go a long way to improve our education”, he said. He also gave away the prizes to the best performers.

Speaking on behalf of the judges of the story-writing contests for Hr. Sec students, Geeta Mishra, a senior teacher, reminded them of the vital importance of extensive reading, if they have to develop writing skills.

The Chairman, ASSET, Wakro lauded the library enthusiasts and patrons of Chongkham for creating a new enthusiasm among the youth in reading habits.

Earlier welcoming the participants and the guests, Rupa Namchoom, Patron, Changkum Library, Guna Nagar appreciated the hearty support received from several patrons and book enthusiasts, as well as the army unit 26 Maratha L I in keeping alive the Youth Library Movement in Chongkham.

S. Mundayoor, Coordinator, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network outlined the origin of the Youth Library Movement in Lohit and remembered with gratitude the generous patronage received from H. E the Governor Gen J.J. Singh, Hon’ble Minister PHE Sri. Chowna Mein, former Sec to Gov. Sri. Prashant Lokhande, IAS, and Press. “ The Network is a visible proof of the joint efforts of voluntary groups and active involvement of the District Admn.” He also thanked Sri Rina for his spirited support to the library movement.

The Annual Day celebrations of the Chongkham Libraries held during Dec 19 & 20, 2009 were jointly organised by the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network and the Lohit District Education Dept, with the active support of 26 Maratha L I and the ASSET, Wakro. The literary contests were sponsored by the Surajmal Jalan Charitable Trust, Dibrugarh.


Pristine Mago and Thingbu welcome a special guest

Jambey Tsering

Tawang, Dec 22: Remote Mago and Thingbu villages located along Indo-Chinese border welcomed a special guest today.  

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and his entourage that included Tawang DC Gamli Padu came calling at the villages which is yet to be connected by road.

 The villages situated in the height of more than 14000 ft above the sea level with harsh climatic conditions hardly facilitate the people here with any agricultural or horticultural produces.

The main occupations of the people are animal rearing and source of their livelihood are animal produces like Ghee and Churpi (Cheese).

People purchase essential commodities from the nearest town Jang which is 45 KMs away and takes around 12 hours foot journey.

However, under the initiative of Khandu who is also the local MLA of the area, roads are being constructed on war footing and are expected to connect these villages in another two years.  Nature at its best, the landscape of both Thingbu and Mago is breathtaking. The area is also famous for it rich and rare flora and fauna. Once the road comes to this area, it is sure to fetch good number tourists for its unique and enchanting beauty.

The Villages, though very remote has special importance for the Buddhist community.

These areas have Tsa Chu (Hot water spring) and are considered sacred and it is believed that taking a dip at the sacred Tsa Chu all sins are washed away. Besides, this region is home of Worm Grass which is in abundant and is  highly prized by practitioner of Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicines and traditional herbal fold medicines, in which it is used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for a variety of ailments, from fatigue to cancer.

Addressing the villagers in both the villages, Khandu emphasized for cleanliness, education and hard work. He urged the villagers to give top priority to education, health and hygiene. While calling for prohibiting of drinking and smoking, the chief minister asked them to make good use of the money they get from selling the animal produces. Assuring all possible development, Khandu has arranged for periodical sortie services to these villages.

The chief minister asserted that the government servants posted in the area need to stay in their respective posting place. While revealing that the government had already approved for special incentives for officials working in harsh topography and altitude, he urged them to render their dedicated service to the people.

While expressing his joy on being with the people of remotest villages of the district, Tawang DC Gamli Padu assured all possible assistance from the district administration’s end. He also promised to visit these areas again to have a firsthand knowledge of the problem faced by the people.  (PRO to CM)


Functional training on MIS for West Siang

AALO, Dec 22: Functional Training on Management Information Systems (MIS) under NREGA for West Siang District commenced on Dec 18 at the DC Conference Hall in Aalo.

The training programme was organised by DRDA West Siang and conducted with collaborative support from the District Informatics Officer - NIC K.C Wangmo and faculty support from SIRD Arunachal Pradesh through Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD and Hento Koyu, Computer Operator-SIRD. The programme was attended by officials of DRDA, Programme Officers and Extension Officers from various CD Blocks and CIC operators of West Siang District.

DRDA West Siang is taking due efforts for streamlining the process of implementation of NREGA in the district said the Project Director, Emar Ete while inaugurating the programme on. He also informed the Programme Officers to take due interest in understanding the various process embedded in the NREGA-MIS which was based on the operational guidelines according to the provisions of NREGA Act. He advised all the programme officers to be fully conscious of their constitutional responsibility to ensure that the provisions of NREGA including timely and regular updation of NREGA-MIS are done.

The programme officers needed to cooperate with the DRDA to ensure that the district receives its entitlement of funds under NREGA, which is possible only after full operationalisation of NREGA-MIS.

The faculty support from SIRD and the DIO and her team provided the participants with facilitation regarding household registration, issue of job cards, creation of works, demand and allocation of works, muster roll entries and recording expenditure against various provisions of NREGA. The participants were provided regular support from DRDA West Siang.

The training provided in-depth functional knowledge on all aspects of data entry under NREGA MIS to the participants. The programme was well received by the participants with certain programme officers themselves doing data entry in the NREGA website.

The names of the Gram Panchayats and Blocks of the district in NREGA-MIS were found to be inconsistent with the actual names and numbers of Gram Panchayats and Blocks of the district. SIRD and District Informatics Office – West Siang have collaborated to ensure proper updation with due assistance from District Administration –West Siang and NIC HQ at New Delhi.

Amjad Tak, IAS Dy. Commissioner cum District Programme Coordinator (NREGA), Jarsa Gamlin, Zilla Parishad Chairperson and the Project Director DRDA interacted with the participants in the concluding day of the training programme on Dec 21. DC cum DPC assured to regularly follow-up the process regarding data updation in NREGA-MIS.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson assured to provide all assistance regarding establishment of a cell for regular updation of NREGA-MIS in West Siang district.

The absence of few blocks such as Mechuka, Gensi, and Likabali who could not attend the programme was felt and speaking on the occasion of concluding day PD – DRDA advised the participants to be ready for proper updation once the issues pertaining to updation of names of blocks and GPs is sorted out and also assured the programme officers of all assistance upon demand.  


Workshop for EDUSAT site conductors at RGU

RONO HILLS, Dec 22: A workshop for EDUSAT site coordinators was conducted by Department of Higher and Technical Education in Rajiv Gandhi University EDUSAT Hub station. This workshop was a follow up to e-content generation and awareness workshop. Participants from 35 students end EDUSAT sites covering Higher Secondary Schools, DIETs of Arunachal Pradesh.

Guest of Honour Prof. K C Belliappa being a teacher himself stressed for quality teaching for the younger generation at schools and the students of higher education and offered to teach through EDUSAT Network. He also expressed University’s commitment for cooperation and team spirit to bring education in Arunachal to a higher level.

Chief Guest  Minister for Education Bosiram Siram made some remarkable observations on capabilities of EDUSAT. As EDUSAT can handle text, graphics, animation, video and live presentation, its practical utility is more important than simple classroom teaching. It is also economical in a sense that through EDUSAT technology we can have experts and resource person at one place and teach and interact with students throughout AP.

He thanked ISRO and scientists for working in this direction. He expressed that technology helps in enhancing quality teaching but teachers of AP must fulfill their responsibility of educating children of AP with a missionary zeal.

Director, DHET Dr. Joram Begi, He apprised the Chief Guest of the current status of EDUSAT in AP and future task and challenges to achieve its objectives.

Phani Kumar Sr. Scientist, stressed to generate e-content and run the EDUSAT Programme for the benefit of target segment i.e. the school students.

Prof. S K Patnaik, Coordinator EDUSAT at Hub Station explained and demonstrated the function and facilities available at Hub Station to the Chief Guest.

Dr. V N Sharma SLO Course Coordinator EDUSAT for AP offered vote of thanks for the esteemed dignitaries and the persons worked behind the screen.


JNV Geku to represent Upper Siang at Governor’s quiz prog

YINGKIONG, Dec 22: JNV Geku would represent Upper Siang at the state level Governor’s Quiz Competition. At District Level Competition conducted today five team including host Yingkiong, Mariyang and Jengging Higher secondary schools took part.

Ajay Tayeng conducted the programme as Quiz Master.

DDSE Upper Siang G. Angu advised the students to participate more in such competitions and emphasized on all to inculcate competitive spirit among the students.

Deputy Commissioner I/C, R. Panyang emphasized on the need of more co-curricular activities among the students. He also appealed to the teachers to find out the hidden talent of students and encourage the students to participate in the different activities. (DIPRO)


Khunjuju takes stock of Rahung Micro Hydel Scheme

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Parliamentary Secretary, Hydro Power Development, R.T. Khunjuju has visited Rahung Micro Hydel Scheme at Rahung on yesterday to assess the physical progress of various components of works of the hydel funded under SPA and ACA.

Rahung MHS was commissioned during the year 1972-73 with an installed capacity of 3x250 KW. The Hydel is providing power supply to Bomdila and its adjoining villages.

The Intake structure of Rahung MHS was damaged by flash flood occurred on Oct 27.

He was accompanied by ADC R. Tashi, and Superintending Engineer Department of Hydro Power Development A. Miyu, and other Officers of the Hydro Power and Power Department.

Underlining the necessity of up keeping of the MHS, Khunjuju advised the Department to expedite the construction of R & H works and complete it in time bound manner.

The SE DHPD Bomdila Circle apprised the Parliamentary Secretary regarding the quantum of work to be taken up to generate full capacity and the fund constraints of the Department. However, Khunjuju has directed the Department to take up the remaining work regardless of availability of fund as the Rahung MHS is the only Hydel that can meet up the emergency power requirement of the District Headquarter. He further directed the Department to submit necessary estimates accordingly to assess the fund requirement of the remaining works to be done for providing additional fund.


Educational tour

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The students of Government Middle School Tani Happa-Sagalee organized an interactive education tour programme recently at northern India.

They thanked Minister PWD and UD Nabam Tuki, Parliamentary Secretary, Industries Nabam Rebia, ASM Techi Takia and Assistant Engineer PWD Sagalee Er Techi Ramda for their support and encouragement for successful completion of the tour programme.


ZCC organize Carol

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Ziro Christian Council has organized a joint Christmas Carol at Ziro on December 19 last.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Padi Kunya stressed on maintaining peace and harmony amongst all religious groups. She appreciated the Christian community for maintaining peaceful atmosphere in the valley and advised them to maintain the same spirit in near future.

She donated an amount of Rs. 50,000 to the ZCC for developmental activities.

Guest of Honour Haj Dodung called for unity among the Christians and stressed on the importance of Ziro Christian Council (ZCC).

Pastor Duyu Tadu, Nending Tamiya, Chairman ZCC and Richard Gyati Tamang also spoke on the occasion.


DYC decides

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: An executive body meeting of District Youth Congress, West Siang was held on 16th December under the chairmanship of Hake Tago, APYC Secretary in charge of West Siang. In addition, present on the occasion was Tadar Tagak secretary, APYC (Admin). After intense discussion, house passed a resolution for smooth and effective functioning of the Youth Congress in the district.

Some of the important decision taken during meeting includes immediate regularization of the appointments of District Youth Congress (DYC)/Block Youth Congress (BYC) by APYC president, establishment of DYC office at Aalo, Organizing of youth leadership training camp in district and submission of memorandum to Chief Minister seeking help to family of late Redak Lollen, General Secretary, DYC West Siang.


Check stray animals

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Capital Youth Organization (CYO) appealed the concerned authority to check the stray domestic animals at market areas particularly at NH 52 and other link-roads in the capital complex.

It said that the presence of stray animals in NH 52 causes accident particularly at night.


Training on fisheries and vermicompost

PASIGHAT, Dec 22: A daylong training programme on feeding and pond management in composite fish culture and vermin-compost production technology was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, at Ledum Village today. Altogether 30 farmers participated in the programme. Addressing the farmers, Toge Riba (SMS, Plant Protection) explained the aim and objectives of KVK and Shah M Hussain (SMS, Fisheries) explained about the feeding and pond management in composite fish culture and scope of fisheries in the village.

Dr. L.Wangchu, Assistant Professor (Pomology) and Project Investigator of Promotion of Vermi Compost Technology among the ST farmers, Unemployed rural youth and women of Arunachal Project explained about the vermin-compost production technology.


Conduct interview, demands APPDSU

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU), in a letter to Papum Pare deputy commissioner cum project director, SSA district mission, has demanded that the interview for recruitment of assistant teachers (ATs) against the reserved 10 percent EGS workers’ posts in Papum Pare district should immediately be conducted.

APPDSU claimed that interview for ATs other than this reserved posts were conducted in August 2009 and selected candidates are already in service. The union stated that within one-month interview for the remaining posts should be conducted.


Welly to attend Si Donyi

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Minister WRD Atum Welly has consented to attend the 36th Si-Donyi Celebration Daporijo as Chief Guest.

Meanwhile, Nyumsa Bayor will lead the festival as Chief Priest from January 4-7 next.


NES' on Boori-Boot celebration

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Boori-Boot would be celebrated in the same manner as before 1998 Ligu Declaration as Boori-Boot Yullo w.e.f. February four to seven, six being the date of ritual sacrifices. It was decided in an extended executive meeting of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) held recently.

This decision has been given in view of the changed social scenario after the historical Constitutional nomenclature change from Dafla to Nyishi which brought Nyishis of all geographical areas under one umbrella, NES in a release, said. It appealed to all the Nyishi brethren to reciprocate the same in the greater interest of the community.


VAHAN Software Project starts

ITANAGAR: The VAHAN Software project,  meant for the computerization of the Vehicle Registration has been formally inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Lohit, Kaling Tayeng, today.

DC thanked the National Informatics Centre (NIC), for putting all efforts and providing technical support in implementing the VAHAN software project. He advised DTO H. Wangha, to make this project work  towards achieving e-governance.

Earlier, Wangha, stressed on timely registration of the newly purchased vehicles in order to avoid  penalties. The project is funded by Ministry of Transport, Road and Highways.

DIO, NIC June Kadu, gave a power point presentation of SARATHI (Issuing of Licenses) and VAHAN, and explained the workflow and the salient features of the software project.


Anjaw district planning meet

HAYULIANG: The first ever District Planning Committee meeting was organized at Multipurpose Hall, Hayuliang Anjaw.  

The meeting deliberated on various schemes put up by departments and a special touch was given to the MG – NREGA scheme.

ZP, Chairperson B. Tega in his address to the house requested all the departments to make best use of the funds made available as much of the work is yet to be undertaken in the district.

DC C.S. Jeinow, in his address exhorted all his officers to be dedicated in their endeavor to make a better life for the people.

The house passed all  schemes put up by the various departments.

Panchayat leaders of all three tiers and heads of department attended the programme.


DYC’s appeal

ITANAGAR: Advocating for enhancement of electricity generation by the  Sibi Mini Hydro Project from the proposed 50 KW to 100 KW,  the Upper Siang District Youth Congress (DYC), further urged the chief minister to entrust the construction work of this mini hydro project to Geku Hydro power development division, which has already executed many hydro power projects efficiently.


Karate team leaves for Chennai

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) team comprising of 20 members along with Coach Nanu Sangtha, Assistant Coach Moi Tassa and Team Manager Yarda Niki left for Chennai this evening to take part at the 23rd Junior National Karate Championship-2009, which will be held from December 30 at Erude, Chennai.

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