December -  30



DC reviews MSDP projects

BOMDILA, Dec 29: Taking stock of the Rural Housing Schemes, Sub Health Centres, additional classrooms and Anganwadi centres being constructed under the Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in a review meeting yesterday, deputy commissioner Rinchin Tashi reiterated on the need of close monitoring and expediting the project works.

Though satisfied with the way the MSDP projects in the district are taking shape, the DC said that some of the projects seem to be lagging behind and the concern executing agency needs to facilitate momentum for timely completion.

He also stressed on the need to submit photographs of the works executed and timely submission of the Utilization Certificates (UC) to Director Social Welfare, Government of Arunachal Pradesh for onward submission to the Ministry of Minority, GOI, to facilitate release of the second installment.

Earlier, the executing agencies placed their physical and financial achievements for review and discussion. Among others, Executive Engineer (PWD) of Bomdila and Kalaktang, PD DRDA, DMO, DDSE, BDOs and CDPOs  of the district attended the review meeting of the MSDP projects which is being sponsored by the Ministry of Minority, GOI. DIPRO


Parl Secy inspects road

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Parliamentary Secretary Wangki Lowang accompanied by government officials and general public inspected the under construction road from Soha to Dongrong via Barrack village yesterday.


Tailoring training

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: A basic training programme on tailoring for rural women and school dropouts began here today organized by M/s Diri Traditional Dress Centre cum Tailoring  Training Centre.

The NABARD sponsored training was inaugurated by Apex Bank branch manager M Ete. The inaugural function was also attended by SBI chief manager SS Deb and K Vaiphei.


Fund for stadium at B’dewa demanded

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association (BKYWA) organized a mass social service to prepare a playground for football and cricket at Dobum village, Banderdewa yesterday. The students of Banderdewa Govt Sec. School, Karsingsa Middle School, members of Banderdewa Youth Sport Club and Banderdewa Karsingsa Kipa Youth Welfare Association actively participated in the social service.

Lamenting the lack of playgrounds, particularly for football and volleyball, the BKYWA urged the local MLA Nabam Rebia and Parliamentary Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang to allocate SPA fund for construction of stadium at Banderdewa.


Karate players need regular training

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association stressed upon proper and regular training for all those who have qualified for the 35th National Games to be held in Kerala next year.

ASKA president Dr. Marli Ete hoped that state karate players would win more glory for the state under the able guidance of coach Deben Sharma and Charu Tatung. He also consoled Likha Rajen of APP and  Yesenso Kri who could not qualify. Rajen won a bronze in  previous edition of the national games held in Jharkhand.


Awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Dec 29:  Dadi Hamgio Charitable Society conducted Gram Sabha Awareness Campaign on Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) at Page Nalo on December 26 under Siyum Anchal Block covering three gram panchayat segments of Takoing Poring, Dilling Yorbe, Page Nalo in Upper Subansiri.  

Various gram panchayat members and Anchal Samity members’ anganwadi workers and village elders attended the campaign, according to release said.

Trainer Mana Dadi advised the PRI members and village elders to use BRGF scheme judiciously.


Union resents absence of officer

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union claimed that Executive Engineer PWD Yazali division is absent from his office since June . The absence of EE is hampering the development activities in the area, union stated.

 Further, the union have given 15 days ultimatum to the officer to resume his duties failing which it has threatened to go for democratic movement. The students union urged the district administration and local MLA to take necessary action against absentee officers as per govt of Arunachal service rule.


Association hopes from Parl Secy.

ITANAGAR, Dec 29:  All Memba Welfare Association (AMWA) hoped that newly inducted parliamentary secretary Mechuka MLA PD Sona would live upto society’s expectation in bringing rapid development to the constituency and the state.  

The association said that if Mechuka town is put on road of development with proper planning, it would be one of the finest tourist destinations in the state.

Sona was inducted as Tourism parliamentary secretary by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday.


Poor BSNL service irks Union

ITANAGAR, Dec29:  Irked with poor mobile phone network, All East Kameng Border Students Union (AEKBSU) today urged the BSNL authroity to improve the service at earliest. It stated that failing to improve the service would compel the union to launch agitation against telecommunication department in the district.


New bus sought

ITANAGAR, Dec 29:  Claiming  APST bus plying from  Seijosa, an ADC headquarter of East Kameng district to Tezpur in Assam is discontinued since October last, All Arunachal Pradesh Border Affected Youth Organization today sought new APST bus for Seijosa. The organization said that the old bus is under maintenance which has left the people suffering.

The organization also demanded the government to allocate fund for the maintenance of road from Bhalukpong to Seijosa.


NE chess championship

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: A 19-member chess team from Arunachal Pradesh will take part in the 5th North East Chess championship to be held at Gangtok from January 4 to 5. TheYibi Doke is the team manager.


Workshop on tribal craftsmanship

BOMDILA, Dec 29: Bomdila textile development officer Rinchin Nima inaugurated a 15-day workshop in design and technical development on tribal craft here Tuesday.

Organized by Bomdila-based NGO Arunachal Pradesh Art & Culture Eco Tourism Society (APACETS), the programme is sponsored by union ministry of textiles.

In his address, Nima emphasized on preservation of tribal designs and asked all the trainees to learn more from the workshop.

APACETS vice president Pasang Dingla also spoke on the occasion. In all 30 participants would be trained on design and technical development in tribal crafts by designers Karma Deru and Lelek Darang.


Society appeals

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Kino Welfare Society (KWS) in a release informed that the house of one Bahung Kino was gutted in a fire incident on December 25 at Bhalukpong. While distributing essential items like blankets, rice and mosquito net to the victims, the society appealed to the district administration to provide relief to the family for their quicj rehabilitation.


DA declares bandh as illegal

ITANAGAR: The Capital Complex deputy commissioner has declared the proposed 12 hrs Capital Bandh call on Jan 3 by Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization ( APATCYO)  as illegal.

The Association is calling the bandh to protest against the failure of Govt. to  hand over NH-52 A Road to BRTF.

Onit Panyang, Deputy Commissioner  cum District Magistrate of Itanagar Capital Complex while declaring the bandh call as illegal,  directed the organization to call it off.

The order said that as per the Supreme Court of India any bandh calls by any Political parties, Organizations or associations or groups or individuals as unconstitutional and illegal.


Power cut

ITANAGAR: Power supply to twin city of Itanagar and Naharlagun and adjoining areas would be affected by the shutdown of 132 kv (Nirjuli-Dikrong NDTL) line for strengthening jumpers from January 2 to 12 from 8 am to 4 pm, according to a power department release.


Defer bandh, appeals fest committee

ITANAGAR: Si Donyi Festival Celebration Committee-2012 appealed to the callers of January 3 bandh to defer its proposed bandh call to facilitate smooth celebration of Si Donyi festival of Tagin community residing in capital complex.

The festival celebration committee in a release said that the bandh call will hamper the smooth celebration of the festival as construction of priest house on January two followed by arrival  of priest on January 4 clashed with the proposed bandh call. It further appealed to all students unions, organizations not call bandh during January 2 to 7 since Si Donyi is celebrated during that period every year.


Forest dept’s move opposed

ITANAGAR: Bobia Panchayat Youth Welfare Association (BPYWA) has opposed the tree plantation initiative under Village Reserve Forest scheme in an extended area of over 100 hectare land at Pamey Valley by Forest Department.

Alleging involvement of some people with vested interests in the initiative, association said that the villagers had donated 1200 hectare community land to forest department in 2005 for the purpose as a goodwill gesture but nothing is being achieved.

Further, there is no need of plantation within Bobia panchayat under Leporiang circle since the forest cover within Bobia, Rupong, Hinso village are being well conserved after people are made aware of the need to preserve forest resources.


News Impact

Saaya calls for proper implementation of developmental schemes

Saakshar Bharat Mission launched

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: In the development meeting of Upper Yachuli held at Tajgi pith Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture Likha Saaya appealed to the people of the Upper Yachuli for maintaining smooth atmosphere for speedy and successful implementation of developmental activities.

He also announced many developmental activities which include link road to various villages, upgradation of school with security fencing and introduction of health sub centre at some villages.

The chief guest also announced govt. sponsored scheme of cardamom, orange, vegetable and rice huller.

He also announced Rs 20.00 lakh for the prioritized project of 5 Anchal segments.

Attending as guest of honour K. Peyang, ADC Yachuli also spoke on the occasion. He appreciated the womenfolk of Nyishi community for their hard labour and their active participation in various field. He also appealed to all the officers for maintaining cordial relation with the elected representatives for the interest of the public.  Earlier, Khoda Lelu, organising chairman highlighted the various problem faced by the people of Upper Yachuli.

Meanwhile, at the same programme, Saaya today launched the centrally sponsored scheme “Saakshar Bharat Mission” in presence of the deputy director of school education Tarh Tuglo and other HoD’s of the district.

On the occasion, he distributed teaching and learning materials as well as office equipments to the four panchayat segments of Tazgi Goan panchayat (GP), Loth GP, Tadarko GP and Linya GP. The materials were supplied to the Zilla Lok shiksha Samiti of the district by the state literacy mission authority, Itanagar.

The Shakshar Bharat is a flagship programme for eradicating adult literacy and to give special emphasis to gender equity, justice and empowerment through promotion of literacy amongst women. It is one of the various centrally sponsored scheme directly monitored by the Prime minister’s office in New Delhi.

With the implementation of Shakshar Bharat programme, the Zilla Lok Shiksha Samiti (ZLSS) hopes to achieve a better literacy rate for the districts in the coming years, especially for those in the group of 15-35 years of age.


AMYAA forms SHG in Lower Dibang Valley

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) NGO, with the support of NABARD regional office, Itanagar which has a target of forming 24 SHGs during 2011-2012 has formed the first SHG  ATAYA SHG comprising  11 members on Dec 28 at Intaya village of Roing Circle.

Mira Pulu, President of AMYAA facilitated the awareness cum formation programme of the first SHG promoted by AMYAA in the District of Lower Dibang Valley.  

In the days to come more SHGs are expected to be formed in various Idu and Adi Villages of the District.  

The Organization will be following similar strategies and approaches in reaching out to the grassroots community members while giving due priority to beneficiaries’ participation right from the process of planning to the implementation of programmes.


Road connectivity on priority: Taku

Seppa, Dec 29: Responding to a memorandum by Tassomora Development committee, MLA Tapuk Taku said that road connectivity will be taken up on priority and assured to arrange from any other sources in case of rejection under PMGSY on population basis.

Chairman of the committee Rasso Hissang submitted a memorandum which included road connectivity from Seppa to Tassomora, sanction for school building and teacher’s Qtr. and provision of Mini-Hydro project.

The local MLA along with heads of departments of the district on Dec 27-28 visited Tassomora village known for its  scenic beauty having a population of 500 approximately under 10th Seppa Assembly constituency.

He expressed satisfaction over the completed water project works at Tassomora village and sanctioned Rs. 3 lacs for rest house on the mid-way to Tassomora village but cautioned that quality should be maintained in every Govt. funded scheme.

He asked the AE (civil power) to carry out survey works for Mini-Hydro project and  submit report to the state Govt. Talking about education, he advised the student community of his constituency to compete in competitive examinations and work hard to achieve the goal.

Tage Tado, ADC had all praise for the people of Tassomora village saying that development will automatically comes up if continues to maintain the same temperament of unity and integrity. DIPRO


IHM Banderdewa to start soon

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: With tourism promising to be the best road to self sufficiency for Arunachal Pradesh, infrastructure development and service provision has become the most strongly felt necessity. With a vision to deliver both, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, having acquired approval from the Ministry of Tourism for setting up of an Institute of Hotel Management at Banderdewa, is all set to streamline  functioning of the institute at the earliest.

A preliminary meeting was held by the Principal Secretary Tourism G.N. Sinha with Ranjit Chaudhury (MIH) ,Secretary of Board of Governors of Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Kolkata and Principal of the IHM  CT&AN Kolkata, a premier institute on Hotel Management, churning out professionals every year in the field, since its inception in 1963.

The Principal of the institute Ranjit Chaudhury,   who will provide expert guidance to the running of the institute as a mentor met the team from the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh led by  Principal Secretary Tourism, GN Sinha who was accompanied with Mamata Riba Additional Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhavan Kolkata at the IHM  premises at Taratala  on December 27. An extensive tour of the institute was made by the officers to acquire  first hand knowledge of the curricula and infrastructure for better planning. The team was    made familiar with the gamut of training facilities for hospitality and hotel operations like food production, Patisserie, Food & Beverage service, accommodation operation and front office operation.

Immediate starting of training facility for 120 boys and girls on a degree on Hotel Management, Catering Technology& Applied Nutrition against the upcoming training facility at Banderdewa was envisaged in order to meet up the needs of emerging tourism and hospitality sector in the state.

At the same time it was shared that skills on computerization was as much a part of the training,  in view of the rising dependence on the electronic media in the present day, both for daily functioning, as well as hotel transactions.

While extending skilled guidance on legwork required for setting up of the institute, the Principal IHM Kolkata on the request of the Principal Secretary Tourism and Additional Resident Commissioner Arunachal Bhavan Kolkata, agreed to provide one day training for staff of the Arunachal Bhavan Kolkata and also to provide an in service short term training to the food & catering, housekeeping and front office staff of the Arunachal Bhavan in batches.


Tuki slams bandh, says will not tolerate it

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has taken strong exception to the frequent bandh calls in the state capital, particularly on the Times of India issue, which, he said, is being earnestly pursued by the Government in close coordination with Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU).

“Calling bandhs on an issue, which is already being taken up by the Government in consultation with concerned parties, the perpetrators are taking the people of the state and the Government for ransom. We are hurt and we will not tolerate it,” Tuki emphasized on a stronger note.

The Chief Minister expressed doubt that the bandh sponsors are being instigated and used by certain senior political leaders, who are bent on sabotaging the process for a solution to the issue and malign the image of the Government. “This will not be allowed to happen. Organizations or individuals involved in such anti-people activities hampering governance will be dealt with iron hands as per the law,” Tuki cautioned.

He also hinted that few ‘unauthorized’ organizations resorting to disturb peace and harmony in the state are having links with under-ground groups of neighboring states. The Chief Minister made it clear that such organizations and individuals running them would be exposed and taken to task as and when the time is ripe.

“We all know bandh enforcers are violating the rights of the common man and it is up to the common man to rise against such anti-social elements. I appeal all citizens to defy such unnecessary bandhs and come out in the open and go ahead with their respective business as usual. Its time we show ‘them’ the might of law-abiding citizens,” the Chief Minister made a fervent appeal. In a meeting early this morning with NES President Bengia Tolum and General Secretary Vijay Sonam here, Tuki reiterated that the Government is honestly and sincerely working out a solution to the ToI issue that stemmed from an ‘inflammatory’ report authored by one Pradeep Thakur. As the matter is complex, coupled with judicial implications, he said, the Government is trying all angles to bring justice to the aggrieved community.

“We are honest and sincere. The delay is not our making. It is for the good of all, including the Government, that a solution is brought at the earliest,” Tuki asserted.

On the bandh call being sponsored by certain organizations on the issue, the Chief Minister expressed surprise that when the Government is in constant touch with NES and ANSU, which have been mandated by the community to bring forth a solution and deliver justice to the aggrieved party, third parties were interfering and jeopardizing the whole process.

He observed that if any individual or organization has any grievance on this particular issue they need to approach NES or ANSU, with whom the Government is dealing. Both the organizations can then raise the matter with the Government and sort it amicably.

A day earlier, the Chief Minister reviewed the law and order situation in the wake of the December 30 capital bandh with top police and administrative officials including the DC and SP of the state capital. He directed the administration and the police to strictly deal with all involved in enforcing the ‘illegal’ bandh.


ACCI cautions traders

The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) reacting against the bandh cautioned the traders that any shop found closed would be imposed a fine of 15-day shutter down for supporting bandh when the GoAP, district administration and the law was against the bandh. Similarly, the Naharlagun Bazar Welfare Committee asked all shop owners in writing to open their shops or get ready to down shutter for 10 days.  


SECC work in full swing in Tirap

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The Socio-Economic & Caste Census operation of urban towns in Tirap including Khonsa, Longding and Deomali is going on in full swing.

Tirap DC W.Lowang who is the Principal SECCO is personally supervising the entire process to ensure correct and error-free data compilation.  The entire exercise started on November 1 last. However, due to the absence of data operators, the census operation was carried out on papers. The house to house survey was completed by on December 15 after compilation of collected data by the respective charge officers of the towns.

The data entry is being carried out centrally at Khonsa for all the urban towns of the district by hiring private consultants and is in progress under the watchful eyes of Er. R. Mihu, Incharge, DD (Urban) and district SECCO.

The NIC, Khonsa is providing all the necessary help and support in uploading data on central server. The data entry operation is likely to be completed by the first week of January, 2012 which will probably be the first district to do so. DIPRO


APCC, Seva Dal term bandh unjustified

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Describing tomorrow’s capital bandh called by Nyishi Youth Welfare Association as illogical and unjustified, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) urged the state government as well as district administration to strictly deal with the bandh callers.

Since the parley on  TOI issue is under active development between NES-ANSU and the State Government, any bandh call on the issue is unjustified, APCC said in a release and asked the party workers to defy the bandh call and coordinate with the district administration in ensuring free movement and day-to-day affairs of every citizen of the twin capital city.

APCC also condemned the unfriendly behavior of some organizations and individuals in the recent past and called upon everyone to give media a free hand to reflect true pictures of the day-to-day affairs of the society and government.  The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) has also opposed the bandh called by unauthorized organizations. The series of capital complex bandh calls will badly affect the normal life of civil society and especially business community, it said while appealing various organizations including the Govt. Employees’ Associations of the State to come forward to rectify the issues raised by unauthorized and vested state Organizations.

The APCSD also appealed to the Chief Secretary, to give specific directions to the district administration for immediate arrest of the perpetrators of such bandh calls in greater interest of the State.

The Seva Dal said that the bandh call is politically motivated.

The State Govt. is initiating with NES, ANSU regarding the TOI issue and we are sure that the problem will be solved soon, it said.

The people oriented political parties, civil society organizations and business community should come forward to oppose such illegal bandhs called by unauthorized organizations so that peace and harmony is maintained, said its vice chairman Kipa Kaha.

If the issue is genuine, organizations raising it will always receive appreciation as well as cooperation and support. But when it comes to meaningless issues like the one in hand, the concerned organization will be castigated and criticized by the people, he added.

SSA mission without teachers’ salary sure to fail

Dear Editor,

The teachers are often considered as nation builder. According to John Adam, "teacher is the maker of man”. But in our state, teachers, especially of SSA are being treated as second class citizen.

It is a matter of grave regret that despite much hue and cry by the aggrieved teachers the authority has not released the announced enhanced salaries of teachers working under SSA till today. We were hoping that our salaries would be released before Christmas and New Year. But alas! The authority did not respond and listen to our demand. Our prayers fell into deaf ear.

The Education Minister might be aware of the fact that "teaching profession is not everybody's cup of tea". They have to perform with utmost sincerity and dedication. SSA teachers, who have been rendering service in far flung and remote areas in most difficult conditions, have never been recognized for their services. Instead, more often than not they are accused of dereliction of duty. But, do they ever think of the plight of those SSA teachers, who are burdened with debt to make both ends meet? Do they ever think of thousands of souls, who are solely dependent upon the monthly salary of teachers? Teachers are also human being and they also deserve equal treatment from the authority.

Unlike other departments, the education department has biased policy which needs reform. Our suggestion to Education Department is that unless and until the teachers are assured of their salaries in the end of every month, the very objective SSA --universalization of elementary eduction-- and much talked quality education are impossible. Because, nobody can work with empty stomach.

We, therefore, sincerely appeal to the Education Department to do the needful to release our salary at the earliest.


Job Techi Tagar

J/T (SSA), Papum Pare

Rup Techi Tara, J/T (SSA)

East Kameng



Learn from NES, ANSU and ANYO

Dear Editor,

This is apropos the news item “Defy the Bandh: NES-ANSU” published on Dec 28.

While I agree with the majority of the people of Arunachal Pradesh equivocally in opposing the Bandh culture in our state especially capital complex, it is very ridiculous that NES ANSU and ANYO are terming the capital bandh by NYWA as anti Nyishi, anti-social and anti-state miscreants and disturbing the smooth functioning of the Government affairs.

Was it legal when they did the same thing repeatedly for many months? And public those days were not suffering?

But at least for the future, by seeing this anti Bandh call of NES, ANSU and ANYO, it is hoped that there won't be any more bandhs, especially from these three organizations.

All the other organizations, associations and unions are also appealed to wake up like NES, ANSU and ANYO and realize that bandhs are anti people and anti-development.


Dr. Mope Loyi

RIMS, Imphal, (on email)



Is RR different for Lower Subansiri?

Dear Editor,

It is seen  in the advertisement for the posts of LDC and Peon by the Deputy Commissioner, Ziro vide advertisement No.E-8100/99 dated Ziro,the25th August,2011, reportedly in pursuance to the Govt notification vide No AR.122/2007/652 dated 13th August 2008 and No.AR-61/2007 dated 17th March.2008 and No.AR.-49/2010/167 dated 7th Sept.2010 and No.AR.85/2009 dated 4th May,2010 and No.AR-157/2010/314 dated 27th Jan.2011 and No.AR-47/10 dated 2nd June,2011, published in the local News paper in Ziro where the educational qualification for the post of LDC is Class XII passed with basic Computer knowledge.  And for the posts of Peon, the educational qualification required is Class X passed and further they have to go through written examination  in General English and Elementary Mathematics respectively  thereby depriving the long serving APST contingent/casual staffs who do not have the required educational qualification.

But very interestingly, it is seen that advertisement for the posts of LDC   by the Secretary, Deptt. of Legal Metrology & CA. Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar vide No.LM/(Estt)-19/2010(I) dated Itanagar the 1st September, 2011 and advertisement by Secretary (GA) Govt.of A.P. vide No.SSC-15/2011 dated Itanagar, the 30th Nov.2011 and advertisement by Superintending Engineer (E) A.P. Electrical Circle No.I- cum –Coord. Vide No.SE/APEC-I/Coord(A)/19/11-12/3946-4009 dated NLG the 26th Sept.2011, the educational qualification for the post of LDC is class X passed/matriculate having basic computer knowledge.

Though I am not a candidate, however I want to know which one of these advertisements is correct? If the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had changed the recruitment rules, then why it is not followed simultaneously by all departments? Why privilege is given in some departments? Is the recruitment rule for the posts of LDC and Peon for the district Lower Subansiri differently framed?

Therefore, may I ask the Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh please tell us which one correct and authentic?


A confused Citizen



Our priorities are different

Dear Editor,

For goodness sake, Not again.  It was very embarrassing to read Kajal Chatterjee’s "Colony of a certain linguistic group". I was very ashamed after I read one esteemed reader of this daily being irritated by some irresponsible readers like us bickering on this precious portal.

Chatterjee should understand that we are an evolving state still at an embryonic stage and our priorities are different. We have more important list of burning issues at hand to be addressed on high priority than which language to speak viz. unemployment, clash of interests, issues faced by many sections of people from government and public sectors, the vexed international border issue, dams etc; The last fortnight was replete with such burning issues we had to sort out on high priority like the discrepancies in evaluation of APPSCE papers.

When I read those letters; I cursed myself for the childish letters I wrote to this paper.

In this part of the country, we don’t have the privilege of so many major papers circulating like in other parts of the country and the limited columns of this paper are very precious to us and it is imperative that we use the space of this daily very judiciously. Moreover; blogspots; social networking sites and discussion forums are always there for such trivial matter and there is no need to waste the precious columns of this important daily for some stupid hate inspired petty opinions.

I earnestly request the editor of this esteemed daily to stop entertaining letters on trivial and unimportant matters me included; and Chatterjee, would you please spare us the liberty to choose the language to use and to shape our own destiny. Please don’t insult the intelligence of our Aurnachalee brethren by dictating your narrow opinions on us.


Syndulum Ngadong

Tezu (on email)



Artificial scarcity to misguide public

Dear Editor,

Central government establishments like National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), NEEPCO are playing tricks to misguide the public and change public opinion in favour of destructive dams. The bosses of these govt agencies have struck a cunning trick where they are creating ‘Artificial Scarcity’ of electricity since the last few weeks. This is to fool the public into believing that there is no power supply when actually there is adequate power for public need. Maybe, they want to feed the corporate greed first.

If the central ministers in Delhi are really worried for North-East, why don’t we have a National Wind Power Corporation (NWPC) and National Solar Power Corporation (NSPC)??


Vox populi (on email)



What happened to the scholarship?

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the National Means-cum Merit Scholarship Examination qualified students of VKV Kharsang, Changlang District, we wants to draw the kind attention of the Directorate of School Education, regarding the scholarship that was meant for the students of class VIII to support them financially. We have been waiting for the last two years but we are yet to receive a penny.

We had to travel to the examination centre which is very far away after spending a lot of money.

But it seems that students have wasted their money since there is no response from the education offices. The students who appeared last year for the exam too didn’t receive any scholarship yet.

Did the school education department played a trick on us? Was the examination fake? If the Directorate of the school education doesn’t want to give scholarship, then why do they conduct such examinations every year just to break the faith and confidence of the students?

We request the Directorate of the school education to look into this concern of ours so that brothers and sisters of Arunachal Pradesh do not go through such situations that we are going through.

Hope school education department would check on this matter.


Ongdu Wakhet and Bomjar Riba,

VKV Kharsang



One noisy bridge

Dear Editor

I would like to bring to the notice of the concern authority that the Konko Nallah steel bridge at Chimpu village inaugurated by then PWD Minister Lechi Legi on 29th June 2004 is the noisiest bridge. The noise generated from this malfunctioning steel bridge is 10 times greater than the normal which have harmful effects on the people.

It can be heard from 2km radius. Damage caused by noise range from bursting of eardrum, permanent hearing loss, in a recent survey 80% of Traffic Police in Pune were found to be deaf, cardiac and cardiovascular changes, stress, fatigue, lack of concentration, deterioration in motor and psychomotor functions, nausea , insomnia, and loss of appetite. Pregnant women exposed to high noise levels may be at risk.

Harmful effects are there even if you don’t feel you are being disturbed.  Psychological disturbances and emotional distress also occur including violent conduct by persons continuously exposed to unbearable noise.

So it’s a kind request to the concern authority to take immediate necessary action and look into the matter for convenience of local residents.


Dr Sorang Taben

Local resident





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Cleaner fuel


India is collaborating with the Sweden to use biogas for its fleet of public buses in the Indian capital. This will make Delhi the first city in the country to use two clean fuels, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and biogas for its public transport.

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy plans to set up a biogas plant inside Kesopur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) complex in Delhi. The plant will receive raw gas emitted by the STP and upgrade it so that it can be used to propel vehicles.

The project, once completed, will earn the Delhi the distinction of having the country’s first public transport fleet that runs on two types of clean fuel: biogas and CNG. Around 450,000 vehicles which includes some 16,000 buses in Delhi run on CNG.

The genesis of the STP-biogas project lies in a bilateral agreement signed between Stockholm and Delhi in 2009 to share expertise and experiences to support sustainable energy systems in India, with special focus on biogas.

Sweden is a pioneer in biogas technology for heating, power generation and fuelling vehicles as more than 40% of the biogas generated in the country is used to run vehicles.

The aim of STP-biogas project is to create value from sludge.

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is yet to work out the pricing mechanism. Though biogas has long been used in the country, it is largely confined to rural areas. It has never been priced as people produce biogas in their backyard and use it for cooking or electrification.

It is a good start for India which has not been able to translate the biogas technology, mostly practiced in rural areas to meet its growing energy demands.


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