ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Bengia Mercy scored in extra time to help Kurung Kumey edge past
East Kameng in the second semifinal of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Football
tournament, 2013 at RG Stadium Naharlagun today to set up final clash with Capital
The match was taken to extra time after both the teams failed to score in regulation
time. Kurung Kumey gallery erupted in wild celebration when the all important goal
was scored five minutes before the final hooter.
Earlier, the match started in a promising note with both the teams creating couple
of scoring opportunities.
Meanwhile, organizing committee chairman Takam Tallum Dado said that the crowd response
for the women football was very encouraging. He hoped same kind of support from the
audience in the final to be played on December 14.
EAC office at Pakke Kessang inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Health and family welfare minister Atum Welly inaugurated the EAC
office complex at Pakke Kessang on December 9 last. The EAC office complex was executed
by WRD Sub-Division (Independent) under SPA 2010-11.
Later addressing the gathering of public, the minister called on the public not to
encroach government land.
The assistant engineer (independent charge), Hanu Techi Tara briefed about the project
and appreciated the public and the contractor, M/S Mesnia Enterprise, Nirjuli, for
cooperation and to make the project a success. The programme was also attended by
all the HoDs under 12-Pakke Kessang constituency led by ADC Seijosa and a host of
Barta captured, handed over to zoo
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: A rare snake species called Barta was captured by a local youth
of Chayang Tajo in East Kameng district recently and handed over to Itanagar Zoo
The reptile is currently under close observation of the experts and being quarantined.
According to experts, the reptile is well adapted to its new environment as the reptile
has reportedly hunted the prey (rodent) that was kept inside the cage along with
the snake. However, the visitors have to wait until construction of a new and proper
habitation for it in the zoo.
Barta is the new snake species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh few years ago. A snake
belonging to the new species was caught by experts few years ago from Sango village
of Papum Pare district. Barta is the most-feared creature among the tribes in Arunachal
Pradesh. According to Nyishi folklore, sighting of a barta, meaning the deadliest
of all the snakes, is a bad omen.
Arunachal selected for tableau presentation
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 12: After a gap of four long years, Arunachal Pradesh has been selected
for the Tableau presentation at the national level this year. The tableau will be
presented on the occasion of Republic day 2014 at New Delhi.
Prepared by the Arts & Exhibition unit of the Department of Information & Public
Relations, the theme of this year's state tableau is 'Aji Lhamu Dance' of the Monpas
& Sherdukpens representing the districts of West Kameng and Tawang.
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 13 presentations (12 states of India and one from
Ministry of Defence) selected for the tableau presentation this year. The last tableau
presentation from the state of Arunachal Pradesh was in 2008 on the 'Dances of Khamtis'
of Lohit district which earned huge appreciations at the national level. DIPR
Task force to combat unlawful activities
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: In an appreciative gesture, the All Chimpu Area Youth Association
has formed a youth task force to combat any kind of unlawful activities in the area.
Informing this in a representation submitted to the commandant, 1st AAP Bn, BHQ Chimpu,
it extended its full cooperation to keep the area free from any unlawful activities.
Social service at Parbuk CHC
ROING, Dec 12: A Mass Social Service was conducted by the PRI leaders of Parbuk Village
in and around the premises of Parbuk Community Health Centre (CHC) recently. The
Parbuk CHC due to inadequate staffs coupled with poor and dilapidated staff quarters
was covered with jungles and grasses all around the premises. The PRI leaders of
the area has organized voluntarily the much needed sanitary drive along with the
students of Parbuk Govt Secondary School and Bolik Middle Schools to face lift the
Bandh call proposed on Dec 18
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Reiterating fulfillment of its demand, the Nyishi People Forum
(NPF) has proposed a 12 hours Capital Complex bandh on December 18 next.
NPF has been demanding that production of PRCs and land allotment certificates should
not be made compulsory while obtaining ST certificate by indigenous tribal people
of the state. It is also opposing the cost of land allotment form which is Rs 250.
PPA demands probe
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) city unit today called for
formation of a committee to investigate the burning down of electoral roll revision
documents near Hawa camp recently and to punish the guilty immediately.
Describing the incident as barbaric, the PPA said "It is unfortunate to learn that
a legislator himself turns out to be a lawbreaker by burning down the election documents.
This has shamed and shocked the entire state."
This is clear sign of breakdown of law and order in the state, the Party unit said
adding such a barbaric act should be condemned by all the citizen of state. The
party also said that the Deputy Commissioner Kurung Kumey should be equally held
responsible for such a savagery incident. It urged the DC to make his stand clear.
ZPMs suggest policy on transfer and posting
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The ZPMs of Ziro-II and Raga Block have asked for their consultation
to be sought before the transfer of any of the teacher and ministerial staffs from
their respective blocks.
In a recommendation letter written to the Lower Subansiri DC, they suggested that
the transfer should not be done without proper replacement to fill up the vacancy
and that no person from outside the respective blocks should be allowed to fill up
the posts sanctioned.
While asking to issue directives to the DDSE and DMO to ask the teachers and ministerial
staffs to report to their place of posting, it said that if they disagree to go to
their posting place may be asked to resign and fresh appointment be done against
In the past few years, we have observed that almost all the officials and teachers
are concentrated in Ziro-I block, whereas the two blocks in question, Ziro-II and
Raga, which have more population and where there is equal need for service are both
starved of manpower even for basic and essential services, it wrote in its letter.
EDP on DTP begins
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: An entrepreneurs awareness programme (EAP), week-long entrepreneurship
development programme (EDP) on desk top publishing (DTP) began here today for 20
Addressing the inaugural function, senior journalist Pradeep Kumar exhorted the trainees
to rise to the occasion as Arunachal Pradesh is poised for a speedy development for
which trained manpower would be required.
He lauded the Khadi & Village Industries Commission under union ministry of micro,
small & medium enterprises for sponsoring the course to be conducted by the state
unit of national Youth Project (NYP). The training will imparted by Deepak Sonar.
Kumar, who is also state NYP vice president, exhorted the 20 trainees, including
10 girls selected for the EDP to be sincere in undergoing the training to improve
their skill. Those who qualify would be selected for undergoing three-week long skill
development programme, he added.
Art of Living to host workshop on holistic parenting
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Art of Living will host its world renowned "Know Your Child
(KYC)" workshop at the Art of Living Centre, H Sector, here on Dec 15
The workshop will help parents deal with individual problems faced by them such as
aggressive behaviour, lack of concentration, poor eating habits, etc. It will offer
specific solutions to enhance creativity, improve focus and concentration in studies
and make children independent and responsible. Both parents are encouraged to come
together for the workshop so that the skills learnt can be harmoniously practised
Explaining the effectiveness of the workshop, Mitra, resource person of the Art of
Living, said, "Parenting these days has become the most challenging task because
of the ever-changing paradigms and exposure children get. Parenting requires specialised
skills. KYC will help parents acquire those skills in just three hours."
HHSU team to visit schools
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Hirik Hiru Students' Union (HHSU) in its executive body meeting
today discussed various issues relating to education, health and other developmental
activities within Kamba area.
The meeting after threadbare discussion adopted several resolutions, which included
decision to inspect all the Govt. schools within the area to gather first hand knowledge
about the problems faced by various schools due to shortage of basic school infrastructure,
including classrooms, teachers' quarters, hostels and implementation and distribution
of Mid Day Meal and school uniform to students.
The union also resolved to monitor and keep strong vigil on all ongoing state and
central sponsored schemes of the area for their proper implementation.
Claiming delay in completion of some the projects under PMGSY, the union appealed
to the implanting agencies carry out the work sincerely and complete them within
the stipulated time. The union also appealed to the local MLA and ZPM of the area
to give special attention towards the development of the area.
The union further demanded the West Siang DMO to do the needful for early posting
of a medical officer at Kamba Primary Health Centre to serve the needy people.
The meeting further resolved to urge the competent authorities for declaration of
ADC Kamba as Independent ADC headquarters for convenience of the rural populace.
Orgs plead for Deoris' ST status
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association (AAPTWA), All
India Deori Youth and Students' Association (AIDYSA) and Deori Tribal Welfare Association
(DTWA) Arunachal Pradesh in a joint meeting held at Banderdewa (Assam) on December
8 unanimously urged the Arunachal Pradesh Govt for restoration and granting of
Schedule Tribe (ST) status to Deori community living in the state, according to
a release issued by AAPTWA.
Informing that two-point resolutions were adopted in this regard in the joint meeting
organized by the AAPTWA, the Association in a release today said that as per the
historical records the Deori community has equal right to enjoy the ST status. "As
per the documents Deori tribe was recorded as ST during the Union Territory of Arunachal
Pradesh," the meeting observed adding that there are many relevant documents available
which proved Deoris were ST.
Further the meeting opined that no authority has right to deny the rights of the
community in acquiring schedule tribe status since the community has been participating
in Assembly election since 1977 to 1990 from Mahadevpur in Lohit district.
The meeting resolved to fight for the cause of the community in attaining ST status
in Arunachal Pradesh and urged the state government to resolve the long-pending demand,
the release said.
Fire devours commercial hub at Aalo
AALO, Dec 12: In a devastating fire that occurred at old market and New Market at
around 7 am today, the commercial hub of Aalo Yuma Shopping centre along with more
than 50 shops, three wholesale gowdowns and dwelling houses have been gutted to debris.
Altogether more than hundred families are reported to be affected and properties
worth crores have been damaged. However no casualty has been reported. The two fire
brigades from Aalo fire station, Army Fire Brigade and two JCBs pressed into service
took time to put off the fire as bursting of LPG cylinders and combustible materials
inside the shopping areas made it worse to control the fire.
The burning of Yuma Complex which existed as the first big structure at Aalo as Mima
Cinema Hall which was later converted to commercial centre was a sad sight for many
Meanwhile, the district administration has constituted a board to make detail assessment
of damages and immediate relief assistances to the fire victims are being worked
Meanwhile, the Galo Peoples' Federation (GPF) and All Galo Students Union (AGSU)
expressed shock over the fire accident of Aalo town.
The GPF was much critical about the district administration and the Fire Service
for alleged unpreparedness and failing in their duty at the time of need. It urged
the District Administration to take action against all those found to be negligent
towards their duty during the unfortunate event.
Claiming that fire tender reached the spot lately and could not save the properties
timely, the AGSU reiterated its demand for sufficient numbers of fire van at District
headquarter to contain the recurrence of such incidents.
Both the organizations appealed to the State Govt. for immediate relief and rehabilitation
for the victims and also urged upon its fellow Society members to donate voluntarily
in cash and kind and support the fire victims at this very hour of need. AGSU also
appealed the Chief Minister, Arunachal West MP and local MLA to take immediate steps
for providing relief materials to fire victims.
The organizations, however, lauded the efforts of the ITBP and the Indian Army which
fought bravely and dissuaded the fire from engulfing the entire Aalo Town.
40 pc royalty rate on timber fixed, tax on tobacco products increased in state
ITANAGAR Dec 12: With the Supreme Court banning timber operation since 1996 leading
to drying up of main revenue source of Arunachal Pradesh, the State Cabinet headed
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on December 11 in a landmark decision approved fixation
of 40% royalty rate on timber and other forest produces in the state, revising the
royalty rate after two years as per the cost inflation index over 2007.
This would help enrich the coffer of the fund-crunch state facilitating taking up
of more developmental activities.
Concerned at the recent outbreak of epidemic in Longding district, the Cabinet approved
creation of District Hospital for Longding with specialist doctors for child, medicine,
gynaecology, surgery and anaesthesia.
It is worth mentioning here that the chief minister during his recent visit to Longding
to take stock of the situation had assured the affected people of adequate medical
facilities at their doorstep in order to check recurrence of such epidemics.
In order to discourage and minimize tobacco consumption in the state, the Cabinet
in its decision approved increasing the existing tax on tobacco products from 12.5%
to 20%. This decision would not only discourage consumption of these items but also
enrich the state exchequer.
The department of Information Technology has been renamed as department of Information
Technology and Communication after the cabinet nod, considering technical bottlenecks
in facilitating effective IT related activities.
Realizing the huge potential of tourism sector, the Cabinet okayed a landmark leasing
policy under public private partnership (PPP) mode to lease out tourism infrastructures
to private parties, NGOs, tour operators to give a new thrust to the sector, informed
Government Spokesman Nabam Rebia in a press statement today.
Destruction of electoral documents
Parliamentary secy arrested, denies charges
Itanagar, Dec 12: Arunachal Pradesh police today arrested a parliamentary secretary
for his alleged involvement in snatching and burning of documents relating to electoral
roll summary revision of Kurung Kumey district.
Tax & Excise Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar was arrested from his official
residence here, said Nabam Gungte, Superintendent of Police of Papum Pare district
under which the state capital falls.
Since he is a member of the Assembly, the Speaker has been intimated about the matter,
the SP said.
Tassar, a Congress MLA from Koloriang seat in Kurung Kumey district, denied his involvement
in the incident. He said he was performing a two-day local puja in his house here
and as per taboo he was prohibited to come out.
When produced before the court of judicial magistrate (First Class) at Kimin, Tassar
was remanded to 14-day's judicial custody.
Tassar along with others allegedly burnt the documents on December 9 after waylaying
a vehicle carrying the documents at Hawa Camp near Kimin.
The vehicle was on its way to Itanagar under police escort.
A group of people intercepted the vehicle, took out all the documents of electoral
roll revision for Palin, Nyapin, Tali and Koloriang assembly constituencies and burnt
them along with a computer and four digital cameras, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner
Gejum Ete said in his report to Chief Electoral Officer here on Tuesday.
Kimin police had registered a case against Tassar, for waylaying the vehicle on way
from Koloriang to Itanagar carrying the electoral documents and other materials and
burning them at Hawa camp, about 15 km from Kimin on December 9 last, according to
Papum Pare SP Nabam Gungte. PTI/Source
CBI inquiry demanded on hydro project
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Alleging corruption and misuse of fund sanctioned for construction
of yet to be completed 19 MW Halaipani Hydro Power Project in Anjaw district, the
Anjaw unit of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.
In its memorandum to the Anjaw Deputy Commissioner, the BJP alleged that the expenditure
of the hydel project, which was started with an initial sanction of Rs 57 crore in
1998, has gone up to Rs 157 crore till 2013. Despite investment of such huge amount
the project is yet to see the light of the day even after more than a decade, the
The party also demanded a high level inquiry into the alleged misuse of fund meant
for construction of Manchal motorable suspension bridge over Lohit River by constituting
a special investigation committee. Other demands of the party included, immediate
handing over of Hayuliang to Goiliang and Goiliang to Glotonglat road to BRTF, cancellation
of privatization of PDS, early completion of Kasopani, Tha-Pani, Mai-pani and Hatipani
micro hydel projects, Posting regular medical staff and supply of life saving drugs
and necessary medical equipments in the District Hospital, primary health centers,
sub centers, proper implementation of total sanitation campaign (Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan)
in the district, immediate de-reservation of Walong-Kibitho etc. and high level inquiry
into various alleged misuse of fund and illegal appointment and corruption in SSA.
Earlier in the morning of December 10, the party led by state vice president Sotai
Kri and prominent BJP leaders of Anjaw district staged dharna in front of the Hayuliang
ADC's office to register their strong protest against these alleged corruption and
misuse of funds meant for developmental activities.
Bomjen murder case
ANSU alleges MLA of giving shelter to accused, demands his arrest
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Saying that an MLA had given shelter to the accused involved in
the brutal murder of Bomjen Gapak right after the commission of the crime on the
wee hours of May 27 last, The All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) has called on the
Capital police to book him under appropriate law.
With the release, it provided a copy of one of the arrested accused's statement given
to the police during interrogation where he mentions about going to the MLA's house
after commission of the crime in the wee hours of May 27 last with all the other
accused involved along with the weapon used.
The MLA should be also charged for concealing the murder weapon as the murder weapon
was at his house for sometime before the accused took it and disposed it at its final
place from where it was recovered by the police, it charged. Criminal is a criminal
and should be treated as such. They should not be sheltered in the name of community,
tribe, creed, district, by influence etc. The only place where criminals belong in
the civilized society is behind the lock-up, it held.
The chargesheet as is available gives bailable sections to some of the accused which
is deeply condemnable, since they can apply for bail just after a couple of weeks,
it said adding that a couple of the chargesheeted accused culprits are still not
behind the bars, whereas some of them are applying for bail.
Going by the chargesheet as framed by the police it is clear from the statement of
the accused that one person who happens to be a son of an MLA has been named but
neither he has been chargesheeted nor he has been arrested. Is he above the law?
Whether the laws for the family members of a MLA are different from the common man?
Or is he simply being sheltered and protected by the police because of the influence
by his MLA father? It was clearly stated by this office earlier that no interference
from any individual or organization will be tolerated. Interference as such will
invite its own reciprocation for which that individual or organization will be squarely
held responsible; ANSU stated further warning of action if the demand is fulfilled.
Workshop on sustainable drinking water & sanitation
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: In its endeavor to achieve the target set by the government to
provide every rural person with adequate and minimum quality standard safe water
through the National Policy Framework, the PHE & WS Yupia division has successfully
conducted one day Block Level Workshop on Sustainable Drinking Water & Sanitation-cum-Training
on handling of Field Testing Kits (FTKs) at Rono Ground Community Hall Doimukh today.
More than 100 persons including all the grassroot PRI leaders under Doimukh CD Block
participated the training. While delivering the key note address, Yupia PHED Executive
Engineer, Bamang Tadh elaborated on the planning and execution of water supply scheme
under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) besides Nirmal Bharat Abhyan
activities, urged the PRI leaders and other stakeholders to take advantage of this
Training since the government has a proposal to hand over all the completed water
supply schemes to the PRI through Village Water & Sanitation Committee (VWSC) for
post commissioning operation & maintenance besides securing its quality by Water
Quality Monitoring & Surveillance. In this connection the EE informs the VWSC members
to open a bank account to operate the revenue generated besides support from the
Doimukh CHC Medical Officer Dr. Nabam Takang while attending the workshop as resource
person enlightened the house on the cause of water borne diseases and its means of
remedial measures. He informed that various deadly diseases like dysentery, typhoid,
diarhoea, malaria and cholera are caused mainly due to contaminated and unsafe water.
He also discussed how to take care of the personal hygiene and other precautions
like habit of drinking boiled water and how to use in house water filter.
Karsingsa PHED AE, Er. Nabam Taga gave a Power Point Presentation on how to construct
an Individual Household Latrine (IHHL). He informed that the unit cost of IHHL is
10,500 only with the sharing pattern like (Rs 3700, Rs 1700, Rs 900, Rs 4500 -
Centre, State, Beneficiary and MGNREGA respectively). While the information regarding
village water sanitation and quality of water was presented by District Water Quality
and Sanitation Consultant Liyum Basar.
Participating the discussion Doimukh Anchal Chairperson Yab Lotus urged fellow PRI
members to take full advantage of such training to enhance their capacity building.
He also stressed on the need for protection of water source and its cleanliness.
While attending the workshop as special guest Doimukh EAC M Padung Doke expressed
her gratitude the PHE & WS Department for holding such training concerning to the
rural people in connection with water and sanitation which is described as health
and life. She offered her full co-operation if any required by the department.
On conclusion of the training each Gram Panchayat Segment were provided with one
set of FTK by the department.
'Promote religious harmony, brotherhood'
RUKSIN, Dec 12: On the advent of "Christmas", the Christian communities of different
denominations under Bialat circle in East Siang today celebrated "Advent Christmas"
at general ground of Bilat Circle office with religious fervour, in presence of Bro.
ZD Lalthan Puia (Missionary) and other church leaders.
Attending the celebration as chief guest, the Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative
Assembly, Wanglin Lowangdong exhorted the Christmas revelers to imbibe religious
spirit to foster social harmony, promote brotherhood among various communities.
He said "Be a true Christian by truly loving the other believers and even the non-Christians
besides the neighbours. One should love other irrespective of caste and community
to foster unity and integrity among the people and it will lead the society on the
path of development".
The speaker, who himself is a believer in Christ, said, everyone should heed the
messages of God and follow the lines of morality in order to become a good one. In
his maiden visit to the area, Lowangdong has acquired rare experience that believers
of different denomination with the non-Christians are assembled at a common ground
to hear the message of God.
Pasighat-West MLA Tangor Tapak, who also addressed the occasion, urged the local
people to take religious path and maintain unity for overall development. He admired
the assembly speaker for his successful leadership and worthy contributions towards
the fifth Arunachal Legislative Assembly.
Bro. ZD Lalthan Puia (Missionary), in his inspirational and motivational speech appealed
Christian brethren to be dedicated with religious activities. While conveying the
message of God, the Missionary said that Christmas is the season for 'Love, Joy and
Peace'; the very message of Jesus Christ while coming to this world in human form
should be conveyed to the people. He also expressed his experiences during the formative
years of Christianity in the state.
Earlier, Bilat Circle officer (CO) Ocean Gao, who was the chief patron of the celebration
welcomed the participants and prayed the almighty God for their well-beings. He divulged
that members from 16 different churches spreading in seven villages under Bilat circle
participated the programme.
In the occasion, late Tabong Mesar was honoured with Pioneer Christianity Award,
while Rev Tanya Riram and Yason Pasing were given Dedicated Servant Award and Soldier
of Christian Award respectively.
The Advent Christmas was celebrated with the theme, "Good tidings of great joy" (Luke
An enlightened consumer is an empowered consumer: ADC
PASIGHAT, Dec 12: An enlightened consumer is an empowered consumer who not only protects
himself from exploitation but induces efficiency, transparency and accountability
in the entire society. Realizing the importance of consumer empowerment government
has accorded top priority to consumer awareness and the district legal metrology
department is organizing many consumer awareness programs through exhibitions and
demonstrations. This was stated by the Pasighat ADC, Rajesh Panyang while inaugurating
2 days consumer awareness cum exhibition, held at the Town Club Pasighat today amidst
officers, leaders, traders and students.
The Chief Guest Panyang informed that Consumer Protection Act, 1986 has guaranteed
several rights to consumers regarding quality, quantity, purity of goods etc. We
have right to approach consumer forum for redressal of our grievances but very few
percent of people know and have heard about the redress mechanisms system and never
make formal complaint(s) which needs to be popularized with the help of media fraternity.
It is very simple, speedy and inexpensive and redressed beyond the stipulated time
frame of 90 days or 150 days, whichever is applicable, he added. Rights to be protected
against the marketing of goods and services because the purchased goods and services
availed not only meet our immediate needs but also fulfill long term interests. Before
purchasing, consumers should insist on the quality of the products as well as on
the guarantee of the products and services. They should preferably purchase quality
marked products such as ISI, AGMARK, FPO etc, add the ADC in his speech.
Earlier, the Assistant Controller KP Tago in his keynote address explained the motive
of the campaign and gave various tips on awareness. He while stating that consumer
is the real deciding factor for all economic activities, appealed all to act like
aware consumers and approach his department if overcharged or cheated. Tago informed
that the exhibition/demonstration will continue for two days and further appealed
Pasighatians to take full advantage of the campaign to gain good knowledge. Inspector
Legal Metrology A Taba said the slogan 'Jago Grahak Jago' has now become a household
name as a result of the publicity campaign undertaken by the both central and state
governments and increased thrust in the country.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava who visited and declared the exhibition
open admitted the high level of sophistication in marketing and selling practices
and forms of promotion like advertising in TV channels and magazines have contributed
to the increased need for consumer protections. The consumer protection act is the
most important legislation enacted to provide for effective safeguards to consumers
against various types of exploitations and unfair dealings and in helping consumers
to exercise their rights, quality and standards have a crucial role to play. Standards
provide consumers with reliable benchmarks of quality. The department has succeeded
in putting in place an economic framework to promote quality, stated the DC. She
assured to recognize the services of the volunteer students who toiled to get a closer
look at the consumer's level of awareness of their basic rights and also the procedure
for filing complaints which is easily accessible to common people.
Workshop on rural water supply management
LUMLA, Dec 12: PHE & WS Sub-Division, Lumla conducted a Block level Workshop on "Management
of Rural Water Supply Schemes and Sanitation- Role of PRIs;" in Gahkyid Zomkhang
Hall, Lumla yesterday.
M. Nyori, ADC, Lumla inaugurated the workshop. In his Speech he appealed to all PRI
members to extend the awareness massages to all section of the society. He was accompanied
by Tashi Dondup, CO, Lumla who also encouraged such social cause and highlighted
the significance of the workshop.
Er. G. Mize, A.E PHE & WS Sub-Division, Lumla, with power point presentation briefly
explained the role and responsibilities of PRIs regarding maintenance of Water supply
Schemes. He stressed on opening of Joint Account between Member Secretary and Chairperson
of VWSCs as per GOI's guide lines.
Out of 18 Gram Panchayats from Lumla Block, more than 50 PRIs members participated
in the workshop.
Er. Ngurang Agung, Consultant (W & S) highlighted the aim and objective of NBA with
Power Point Presentation. Er. Kagung Techi, in his Power Point presentation gave
technical ideas on construction procedure for Low Cost Toilet. He also told the advantages
of Double Decomposing Pit toilet.
Er. G.Ete Consultant (M&E) gave training to PRIs on water quality monitoring through
Field Testing Kits (FTKs). In the end of the day, 18 numbers of FTKs were distributed
to each Gram Panchayat.
Technology week of KVK began at Pampoli
SEPPA, Dec 12: The technology week of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) began at Pampoli
of East Kameng district yesterday.
Attending as a Chief Guest Shri Apang Tamut. SP of Police released the souvenir and
inaugurated the exhibitions.
Apang Tamut, SP while inaugurating the exhibitions said that time has come to make
use of the technology unlike past ancestral days for better production in agriculture.
He called upon the agriculture and its allied departments to assist the farmers
about quality of seeds, pest management and impart knowledge on technical known-now
of the latest technology. Tamut, however, exhorted the farmers also to do hard work
at the ground level to achieve the desired level of success.
He was optimistic to see that Pampoli being a potential area for agriculture and
its allied activities, its produces should go to the markets. He urged the deptts
to select the deserved farmers as beneficiaries and also to educate the beneficiaries.
Dadi Rimo, ZPM said that Pampoli area got enough land for agriculture and Horticulture
and the people are hard working but the only thing is that they can't afford to purchase
barbed wire and others for which he urged the deptts for necessary support and assistance.
He also stressed on selection of beneficiaries to the deserving farmers and distribution
of seeds in the right season.
RF Rimo, Ex- ZPM said that the land donated for KVK, Sericulture, Horticulture etc,
should be put into use. The land may be encroached if it remains barren, he opined.
Dr. S. Bortakur, Programme Coordinator said that the training shall be imparted to
the farmers and staffs of line deptts about the use of agriculture technology during
the week-long programme.
DHO, DVO, DAO, President progressive farmers association and others also spoke on
the occasion. DIPRO
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Morality on display at Delhi
There seems to be no early end to the deadlock over government formation in Delhi
with the BJP on Thursday rejecting Delhi LG's offer to form government saying it
did not have the numbers. Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan met lieutenant governor
Najeeb Jung on Thursday evening and stated the party's position. He told LG that
his party has no number to form govt and will prefer sitting in opposition bench.
BJP, along with its ally Akali Dal's one seat, has 32 MLAs in the 70-member House
while Aam Admi Party (AAP) has got 28 seats followed by Congress' eight. JD (U) has
won one seat while the Mundka seat had gone to an Independent.
Both BJP and Aam Aadmi Party have been sticking to their ground of not forming a
government citing lack of clear mandate. It is something new trend that is being
witnessed in the Indian politics. With Lokh Sabha election nearing both BJP and AAP
is trying to showcase themselves as true champion of honest politics by refraining
from govt formation. Both the parties are so near to govt formation but don’t have
requisite number. And for the moment they are not seeking help or trying to break
down the smaller parties which are common sight in Indian politics. Let’s see how
long they continue to uphold their morality.
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Let’s save Panyor river
It is good to see that Panyor river festival is being organized on the banks of the
Panyor River from 13th to 15th Dec, 2013 at Yazali town. The Panyor is a beautiful
and very significant river for the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Organizing such festivals
can help raise awareness about the rivers and various social, environmental, economic,
cultural and aesthetic services that rivers provide. However this is to bring to
the notice of the people of state as well as the organizers that a second hydropower
project, namely Panyor is being proposed on the river. This will be constructed at
Lemma village which is five km upstream of Yazali town. The proposed storage dam
project will be located 12 km upstream of the existing Ranganadi HEP I dam and will
submerge 7.5 km length of the river. This 108 m high concrete gravity dam will have
an installed capacity of 80 MW.
What is alarming is that in scoping clearance application for the project mentioned
“Downstream impact on water, land, human environment due to drying up of the river
at least 10 km downstream of the dam.” This implies that the place where the Panyor
river festival is currently organized will dry up for the most of the period during
lean season after the construction of the dam. The project was discussed in the 69th
meeting of Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects,
where the EAC has asked the project developer to resubmit the scoping clearance application
with corrections and additional information. SANDRP had made a detailed submission
to EAC (available at -http://sandrp.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/panyor-hep-in-ranganadi-basin/)
highlighting the issues and impacts of proposed Panyor hydropower project not only
on the immediate downstream but for the larger Subansiri basin and downstream Assam,
where Panyor is known as Ranganadi.
Cumulative Impact Assessment: There are at least ten hydropower projects (in addition
to the proposed project) at various stages in the combined Panyor(Ranganadi)-Dikrong
basin, including one operating, one under construction, three TOR (Terms of Reference)
approvals given and five MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) signed. A detailed list is
given below -
1. 405 MW Ranganadi HEP (Existing, transferring water from Ranganadi to Dikrong)
2. 110 MW Pare HEP (under construction)
3. 60 MW Par HEP on Dikrong (TOR approved by EAC on 8/9/2012)
4. 60 MW Dardu HEP on Dikrong (TOR approved by EAC on 8/9/2012)
5. 66 MW Turu HEP on Dikrong (TOR approved by EAC on 8/9/2012)
6. 25 MW Adum (Upper) Panyor HEP: Upfront premium and application fee of Rs 11.05
lakhs received by Arunachal Pradesh government from BSS Arunachal Energy Development
Pvt. Ltd. (on 10/03/2010)
7. 21 MW Panyor Lepa Middle HEP: Upfront premium nad processing fee of Rs 9.4 lakhs
received by Arunachal Pradesh Government from JMD Power Solutions Pvt, New Delhi
8. 25 MW Papumpam HEP: allotted to: Meena Entrade and Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Naharlagun,
AP. on 19/08/2008
9. 15 MW Papum HEP: allotted to Patel Tours and Travels (Mumbai) on Dec 12, 2008
10. 12 MW Poma HEP: allotted to Patel Tours and Travels (Mumbai) on Dec 12, 2008
The proposed Panyor HEP and all these other projects will put a question mark on
the future of Panyor River, the services that the river provides and the wonderful
festival. If this project comes up, the river as people know it now will be completely
destroyed. The river’s water flow and silt flow pattern will change, its biodiversity
will be destroyed and its flood characteristics will also change with greater possibilities
of more destructive and sudden floods. The construction of the project will not only
destroy the picturesque beauty of the river but also will leave no scope for adventure
activities like rafting and angling, two of the main attractions of the ongoing festival.
We hope that the Panyor River festival will highlight these issues and impacts of
hydropower projects on the Panyor River and raise awareness on these. People should
also take this opportunity to write to Union Ministry of Environment and Forests
and MoEF’s Expert Appraisal Committee on River Valley Projects on their concerns.
Parag Jyoti Saikia
South Asia Network on Dams, River and People (SANDRP)
Trying to fool innocent investors
This is with reference to the Notification labeled as DISCLAIMER issued by the Management,
Seba Real Estate Limited on 12th December, 2013 wherein the Management Board headed
have disclaimed that they have neither issued any preference shares to the public
nor issued any advertisement inviting public to subscribe the Preference shares of
the company as per the provisions of the section 67(3) of the Companies Act, 1956.
No doubt, it is true and we are not concern about that since we have nothing to do
with your preference shares. Our concern is that more than 97000 people have deposited
their money in your company which amount to total money of more than Rs. 17 crores
(approx.). We are really fed up with repeated false assurances, false promises and
lingering attitudes of the company for more than a year. As a result, we have lodged
an FIR against the management trio on 11th December, 2013 as they are the main defaulters
and who had misappropriated our hard-earned money and have been absconding leaving
the rest to the lurch.
In fact, it can be easily inferred that your published DISCLAIMER is nothing but
a corollary to our steps taken as mentioned above. But such notification citing various
clauses of Companies Act, 1956 are sorts of petty excuses to misguide as well as
to create confusion among the Marketing Executives, Depositors and the general public
as a whole who are not well-versed with various Provisions of companies Act, 1956
and also have nothing to do with those Acts of the company. But anyone can clearly
ascertain the underlying intention of such worthless and futile attempt to scare
the Depositors from claiming their hard-earned money from the company as it has stopped
paying the redemption money (maturity amount) since a year and had virtually closed
down all its offices and branches of our state as well as in other parts of India
owing to financial embezzlement and mismanagement of the company. In fact, their
claim through disclaimer published itself is illogical and cannot be accepted in
the sense that they had resorted to a kind of door to door campaign to persuade people
to deposit money in their company by recruiting many Development Officers (D.Os)
who were obligatory to recruit as many Marketing Executives as they want to mobilize
people to invest money in 1, 2, 3, 5 year term deposits and One time fixed deposit
with different interest rates such as 8%, 15%, 25%, 42% etc. dividend values. As
such, altogether 76 D.Os and more than 4000 Marketing Executives (Agents) had been
recruited by Seba Management for our state.
Regarding the second ground citing the involvement of myself, it may informed here
for your kind knowledge that I was selected by all Marketing Executives of the state
and it was dully supported by both Toko Obi, Executive Officers cum Agro Director
and Gojum Nyodu, Regional Marketing Manager. Besides, it should be known that it
a prerogative of every citizen or group of citizens to form any kind association
within the land of the country for their own welfare bestowed by the constitution
of India. Moreover, it is really urgent when it concerns rights and injustice done.
In this regard, I on behalf of All Arunachal Pradesh Seba Real Estate Marketing Executives
Welfare Association cordially appeal all people of Arunachal Pradesh especially different
Students’ Organizations, Youths Forums and various NGOs etc. to support us in our
fight against injustice.
Syllabus needs revisit
It is very painful to see the written syllabus of Mathematics subject for the post
of Research Officer. The syllabus itself contains 25 pages and everyone is thinking
how it is so lengthy? Also some topics included are not taught even during MSc course,
so I don’t know how the syllabus was prepared. Even Math expert will find it difficult
to crack the exam.
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