February 07


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Parl Secy & DC Distribute Relief To Fire Victims

YINGKIONG, Feb 6: Parliamentary Secretary (Education, Law & Justice) JK Panggeng distributed immediate relief to the seven family victims of the major mishap which occurred on February 5 at around 12:30 am at Geku Peram.

Panggeng distributed Rs. 10,000 each to all the affected families and other relief materials today.

Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang distributed Rs. 3000 to each victim under State Disaster Relief fund as immediate relief and directed EAC, Geku to constitute a committee for proper assessment of properties lost/damaged in the fire and submit the report to the district authority for relief payment at earliest.

The RWD, Yingkiong division and the SP office, Yingkiong also contributed relief materials to the victims on the same day. DIPRO


Livestock vaccination camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: A mass vaccination cum treatment for foot and mouth disease (FMD) in domestic animals was conducted by Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Officers, Tezu at Bhekhuliang village on February 4.

About 40 Mithun, 80 cattle, pigs and goat were treated and 116 healthy animals vaccinated during the camp conducted under the supervision of DVO, DIO (Eastern Zone) and VOs. Blood samples of both affected and unaffected animals were also collected for further examination.

A small informal meeting was also conducted where Dr. Hano Tama, DVO of Lohit told the villagers about importance of livestock, their disease, prevention and treatment. He has also given stress on livestock insurance and their benefits.


GWS appeals for peace and harmony

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has appealed to all the Galos to maintain peace and harmony in connection with Aalo incident as the Peace Committee constituted in connection with the case is also working on the issue.


Attack condemned

ITANAGAR, Feb0 6: Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College today vehemently condemned the reported attack on its General Secretary, Gora Rikam, by four unknown persons yesterday at its Union office without any reason.

Infuriated over the incident, Union strongly appealed the district administration and capital police to nab the culprits involved in the heinous crime within 48 hours, failing which it threatened to declare 48 hours Capital Complex, Itanagar bandh from February 8 next.

Meanwhile, All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has condemned the attack on students’ union leader and strongly appealed the concerned authority to immediately nab the culprits and book under appropriate section of the law.


Fire damages CFC of NSF

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: The Common Facility Centre (CFC), Ziro, under Development Commissioner, Handicraft, Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India which is being run by the Nani Sala Foundation has been partially damaged while three classrooms, the residence of the chowkidar and the office building of the Highland School, which is also a part of it, have been completely burnt down in a fire incident on February 5 at around 3.30 pm.

Nani Kojin, Chairman of Nani Sala Foundation informed that all the textbooks and school uniforms which were in the school office have been completely burnt and machinery worth lakhs of rupees have been damaged.

It may be mentioned that this Centre is running a multiple programme for the common people that include Family Counseling Centre under Social Welfare Board, Health Service Centre under Tribal Affairs a Creche Programme and the Highland School, according to a release from Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner’s office.


ESDP on Fashion Designing begins at Tezu

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: National Youth Project (NYP) launched its second skill development programme on Fashion Designing sponsored by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt of India at Tezu under Lohit district on February two.

Altogether 25 poor unemployed youths from the locality have enrolled their names for the training.

The purpose of the programme is to create self employment opportunity to the local youths.


APCSOA condemns attack on EAC

PASIGHAT, Feb 06: The East Siang wing Acting President of APCSOA (Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association) T Pada SDO (Jud) vehemently condemned the attack on Starlie Jamoh EAC by one Indu Yommin and sought immediate government’s attention.

An FIR has been lodged by the victim at the Pasighat Police Station and Yommin has been arrested by police. Pada along with APCS officers in a written statement urged the district administration and police authority to award exemplary punishment to Yommin for his dastardly act.

“Such incidents are highly demoralizing for the officers in discharging dedicated services to the society”.

However, Pada appealed to its members to continue discharging their duties without fear or favour and to work with honesty, dedication and commitment so that the confidence and faith of the general public on Administration is maintained. DIPRO





206 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

MMC on HIV/AIDS launched

‘Prevention is the only vaccine against HIV’

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The third edition of Multi Media Campaign on HIV/AIDS which has been rechristened as “Live Another Day, Journey Against AIDS” was kicked off today from Taya Simla, near Raga in Lower Subansiri district.

The Campaign was kicked off from Boori Boot Yullu festival ground in Taya Simla beautifully perked along the side of Mighty Kamla River amidst huge gathering of local people who gathered in the ground for the celebration of Boori Boot Festival today.

Attending the programme Nido Pavitra, Parliamentary Secretary (H&FW) said that the prevention is the only vaccine against HIV. While stressing on the use of condoms he said HIV can be prevented by proper use of condoms.

Highlighting the four routes of HIV transmission he urged the people to join hands for the effective HIV/AIDS prevention in the state. He also cautioned the people to be alert and remain safe from the disease and urged the people not to discriminate people living with HIV.

Addressing the gathering, MLA Ralom Borang said “you never know when HIV sneaks into one’s live. There is no cure but can be prevented. While emphasising that people should talk openly on HIV he also asked them not to hesitate in using condom to prevent HIV. Yumring Nokpa, General Secretary, ArNP+, an HIV positive person who is also accompanying the MMC team in all the venues this time share is experience in facing HIV.   

Dr. Dani Duri, Project Director, APSACS in his introductory address highlighted the aim and objective of MMC. Dr. Hage Tam, DMO, Lower Subansiri, Ziro also spoke on the occasion. Lower Subansiri Deputy commissioner Taru Tallo, SP  P N Khrimey, ADC Raga, Tashor Pali, DD(IEC) APSACS and all Heads of department from Lower Subansiri district were present on the occasion.

This year MMC is being organised at 8 highly vulnerable districts of the state, -- Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Tirap and Changlang by involving popular bands, The Alien Gods & Carnal Sins, The Red Ribbon Superstars, according to official source.



Forest fire in West Kameng

Tongam Rina

BOMDILA, Feb 6: Wild fires have ravaged several areas in West Kameng district resulting in severe smog. Even areas near the district headquarters Bomdila has been affected with fire continuously burning in nearby mountains and forests.

Devastating fire could be seen at several areas near Dirang, Bomdila, Rupa, Chillipam, Gacham, Jigaon, Shergaon and Dahung.

In several places electric and phone lines have been affected by the ravaging fire. The most dangerous, however, are the stones rolling down from the naked hills and mountain straight to the roads.

Forest Fire is a perennial hazard in the district, mostly caused by carelessness of the inhabitants and made worse by dry forests in harsh winters. Wildlife Hunting, which is one of the favourite sports in the district have often been blamed for outbreak of fire as hunters are not cautious enough to douse the fire after they set it on.



Arunachal anjan nehi, abad hai’

TAYA SIMLA, Feb 6: “Arunachal Pradesh anjan nehi, abad hai,” said globetrotter Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, New Delhi-based chief imam of All India Imam Organization.

“I’ve travelled across the world but has not come across such enthusiastic and energetic young people deep rooted in their culture and traditions that symbolises the spirit of unity in diversity,’” he said while addressing the 46th central Boori Boot Yullo festival of the Nyishis in this remote village in Lower Subansiri district as chief guest today.

Arunachal’s secular character is evident from the fact that no communal riot was reported from this ‘mini India’, where people from all parts of country have been living in communal harmony peacefully in the lap of this unspoiled nature’s paradise free from the social and climatic pollution of mainland, he said to the thunderous applause of the massive gathering.

Prioritising education as indicator of development and sports as a springboard to earn global glory, the chief imam invoked the blessings of Allah for the khubsurat, hospitable and well-natured Arunchalees for them to “phoole, phaley. Aap kamyab ho tabhi Bharat kamyab hoga,” said the imam, who was on his maiden visit to the state.

Impressed by the scintillating voice of the local singers after releasing an audio album produced by Ranjan Bini, the imam said ‘the singers could be popular across India.”

“The accelerated development in this biran jungle (isolate hill) which reverberated with your unique cultural programmes dil ko bag bag kar diya. Your nyibus (priests) pray for blessing is such festivals to free the humanity free from diseases and calamities reflected your great human quality,” said New Delhi based Arunachal Bhawan chief resident commissioner Dr Avinash Kumar Mishra, who was the guest of honour. Local MLA Nido Pavitra as developmentalist has been sincerely working for developing the area deserves all appreciation and your support, he added.

Terming the visit of chief imam the most strategically located state of India as of the historic, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy said, “We may be tribals with unique cultures and traditions but are staunch patriots and secular and made the state a ‘mini India’.

While highlighting the mythology of the festival, celebrated by the locals living in south-western part of Upper Subansiri and eastern part of Lower Subansiri,   Pavitra, also chairman of the celebration committee, said Boori-Boot which means conglomeration of gods and goddesses. The festival aims at greater welfare and better future of the mankind.

The valley overlooking perennial Kamla river echoed with the melodious songs of over 2,000 young and old locals who danced in their best traditional attire to appease Boori Boot.

Local brew did the round while the women led by State Welfare Board Chairperson Marina Nido pasted rice powers on the faces of guests as a mark of festivity.

People from all walks of life, including Land Management Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, Pollution Control Board chairman Ralom Borang, officers led by Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Taro Taloh and SP PN Khrimey were present on the occasion.



Arrest the culprits involved in heinous crimes in capital: AAPSU

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in its strongest term urged the state govt. to awake from deep slumber and arrest the culprit involved in attack on Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times Tongam  Rina so that the people of the state can repose their faith again on the enforcers of the law.

Questioning that as to why the district administration and state govt. is keeping mum on “grenade dropping and extortion note” incident in the residence of an executive engineer at Gandhi Market area, Itanagar, AAPSU said delay in nabbing the culprit involved in the heinous crime has created a state of fear psychosis in the minds of common citizen dwelling in the twin Capital City.

Claiming that non-early arrest of the culprit(s) would encourage criminal activity in future, AAPSU urged the authority concerned to arrest the culprit at the earliest or else AAPSU would be compelled to launch democratic movement to fulfill demands.

Meanwhile, AAPSU discouraged formation of organizations in the name of state and students community. It decided to derecognize such organizations which stand against the integrity of apex student body.

AAPSU also  decided to look into the  proposals for  construction of  statue of Late Kipa Kache, earlier solution to DSU crisis and  financial assistance to a  sportsperson Nobin Jomoh.



APSCW & APWWS laud Govt decision

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) and Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) have appreciated the State Govt. under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabun Tuki and his Cabinet Ministers for their commitment and concern over safety and security of women and girl child.

While lauding the state Govt.’s decision to establish all women police station in the state capital, create separate cells to address crime against women in all the district headquarters along with Capital City Itanagar and recruit more lady police personnel, both APSCW and APWWS in separate releases hoped that such steps taken by the state govt. will boost the morale and spirit of womenfolk in the state.

“This is the need of the hour as the victim and aggrieved women will be more freer to express their problems to the women police than their male counter part, APSCW Chairperson Gumri Ringu said.  In the meantime, APSCW strongly condemned the reported sexual harassment of a minor girl child at Pasighat and sought status report from the District administration. If the reported case is found to be true, the culprit(s) involved in the case should be arrested and booked under relevant section of IPC, the APSCW demanded.



Efforts on to solve potable water crisis: Siram

PASIGHAT, Feb 6: The residents of Pasighat and adjoining areas are facing acute shortage of drinking water.

Inspecting the water sources and reservoirs here today, local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram opined that shortage of drinking water is a common phenomenon during winter but emphasis has been given to solve the shortage of potable water in the township.

Drastic measures are being taken to address the crisis and a visible change would be brought within the next few months, Siram assured. Accompanied by officers, PHED engineers and local engineers during a field visit, the minister visited the water reservoirs/pumps of Forest colony, DST and Power colony, DEMHSS, Upper and Lower Baskota, Saw mill area and Jarkong village and took stoke of the present situation. Siram while admitting that sufficient supply of drinking water to every nook and corners in the densely populated town like Pasighat is in a very difficult stage, assured that efforts would be made on priority basis for immediate improvement of drinking water supply by the PHED with good planning and strategies.

The minister pointed out that the co-operation and co-ordination of the citizens are thus required to successfully carry out the tasks. Stating that drinking water demand would be doubled in the next few years due to ever growing population, Siram stressed for judicious use of water and appealed the people to help the government in saving all the water sources so as to improve the supply of drinking water in the township. He instructed the EE (PHED) O. Padung to work in war footing to redress the grievances of the public.

In his return visit, the minister inspected the ongoing Pane-Korong Amusement Park and Swimming pool and expressed satisfaction over the progress. DIPRO



Administration seeks traders’ cooperation

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Capital district administration today urged the business community and members of Itanagar Market Welfare Committee to cooperate with the administration in its drive against illegal selling of tobacco products, plastic bags and various other welfare measures being taken up by  the administration.

Highlighting various issues including extortion threat faced by the traders in a meeting held with business community at Akash Deep Complex today,   the administration further requested the business community to maintain cleanliness in the market area and not to dump garbage on roads. They were also requested to cooperate with the District Administration as done in the past to neutralize the menace of Bandh calls given by various frivolous organizations.

Informing about the road widening project in the Capital Complex, the business community was also requested not to encroach upon the RoW of NH52A/ sector roads and not to dump construction material/ debris on the roads.

The administration also carried out a drive for removal of construction material/ debris stocked on either side of sector roads/ NH52A in Itanagar and Naharlagun Townships. A total of ten Magistrates along with Police Personnel conducted  the drive.  The District Administration also appealed the residents not to stock building materials and debris on road side, according to an official release.



AAPSU team visits Arunachal Orphan School

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: An All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) team led by its president Kamta Lapung visited Arunachal Orphan School, Polo Colony, Naharlagun today and assured the school management to extend all possible help for the development of the school and betterment of its children.

During interaction, Achu Bagang, Founder cum Chairman (President of Arunachal Orphan Welfare Association) Arunachal Orphan School informed that the school was established in 2008-09 with the sole aim for the welfare of the orphan students. The school has been running without any help and assistance from any Govt agency and other NGOs since its establishment, he informed.

While lauding the efforts, the AAPSU president said that service to the man is to service to God. He encouraged the school chairman to continue his service towards the under privileged children.

Interacting with the school children, Kamta advised them to build confidence in them, face the problems whatever they with smile and go ahead in life. He promised the school authority of any possible help from AAPSU to safeguard the interest of the student.



Forest Fire

Taku C. Tacho

Taking into account the magnitude of devastation, the speed at which it spreads to nearby areas, its potential to change the direction and ability to jump roads and rivers forest fires are completely different from other ordinary fire accident.

Last week a fire broke out at Gano area at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district in which Bamboos grooves and other valuable trees were burnt down. Forest fires also known as Bush fire generally occur during winter due to hot and dry climate. It completely destroys the eco system posing great threat to human as well as wildlife and infrastructure. The effects of forest fire are more destructive than the beneficial effects.

It may not be correct but in my opinion, forest fires are mainly caused by human hands. Major cause of forest fires in Ziro and other parts of the state are human carelessness like throwing burning cigarettes carelessly.

 Few steps to prevent forest in or nearby forest land are,

--Attend the fire until it is completely dead or out.

-- Appoint a responsible person or GB to detect such unlawful activity in the village.

--Burn only natural vegetation or untreated wood products.

--Burn at least 50 ft from structures and 500 ft from any forest area.

--Don’t burn if it is too windy.



Remote villagers benefitted by day-long medical camp

SEPPA, Feb 06: In the wake of outbreak of numerous viral disease like diarrhoea, vomiting and cold fever in and around Seppa town, a team of doctor under the banner of hospital management society, PHC Pakoti in collaboration with district health society, Seppa today conducted a day long reproductive child health camp at Pachi, 20 kilometers off Seppa while covering six remote villages such as Mankhyia, 14th mile, Atarang Singhi, Fachang, Loda, and Karbha. The team came as savior for already viral infected district. Altogether three hundred patients were benefitted from the camp. The importance of health & hygiene, family planning, antenatal check up, post-natal check up and, immunizations etc were focused during the camp, which was followed by free health check up, antenatal check up, post natal check up and hepatitis B & Rapid malaria kit tests.

Speaking on the programe Dr. Kapu Sopin MO in charge PHC Pakoti discouraged open defecation practiced by the villagers and also explained about its harmful effect. He also pointed out the importance of sanitation and cleanliness in the village in order to prevent outbreak of epidemic.

The entire camp was monitored by Dr. Kaya Lapung DRCHO along with Taba Yokam district programme manager and provided all requirements of camp.  Dr Lapung in his address urged the community members to cooperate the camp while taking active participation.

The medical team  members included Dr Kapu Sopin, Dr Khoda Tada medical officer PHC Pakoti, Dr Tana  J Tara MD and Child Specialist district hospital Seppa, Dr Radhi Natung MD senior resident biochemistry Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi who was invited as resource person  assisted by  paramedics staffs. Earlier in the programme  Doyek Singhi ASM Pachi requested the authority to propose  sub-centre at Pachi to upgrade as PHC status.



DC visits remote border villages

YINGKIONG, Feb 06: An official team led by Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang visited remote villages bordering China, namely Gelling, Norbuling and Bising from February one to five. The team reached upto 'Kepangla Pass and Po:lo Yorbe from where they had an overview of Sirang village of China situated nearest to the territory of India. The DC and his team of officers visited Bising and Sibi Dinggo (Waterfall) the last Indian village located nearest to Chinese territory.

The main objective of the visit was to inspect the schemes undertaken under BADP at the spot and the new projects proposed to be taken up and see that the problems and grievances of the border people are addressed  

Later, the DC and the officers attended a public meeting at Ngam-ying village under Tuting circle where Borang appealed the people of the village to allow survey investigation over the Nyigong river for construction of Hydropower Project of 60 MW as per State Govt's MoA with an executing company.

On the occasion Borang and the team of officers reached Ngam-ying village boarding in a JCB and Tractor through the newly constructed PMGSY road for the first time covering a distance of 12 km.

The team included Dr. K Dai, DMO, M Tayeng, EE, DIPRO, CO, Gelling and Tojing Gao among other. DIPRO



Shoulder responsibility topreserve culture: Sonam

ITANAGAR, Feb 06:  Attending the Donggin festival of Bori community of Adi at Riyeng village under Kaying circle in West Siang district recently, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam urged the community particularly youths to shoulder the responsibility of preserving the culture.

Highlighting unemployment problems in the state Sonam added unemployment youths can get benefit from the state government public private partnership mode initiated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. He also said current chief minister is paying keen attention towards the horticulture and agriculture to sustain the rural economic.

 Earlier in a separate programme of All Arunachal Pradesh Anganwadi Workers & Helper  Union, he urged the anganwadi workers to check the quality of  food items which distribute to children. He informed the gathering that thousands of Anganwadi workers are serving for the society in the state to make rural children healthy and safety.



Banggo villagers celebrate NGP

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: The people of Banggo village under Dambuk sub-division celebrated the Nirmal Gram Puraskar Award conferred on the village. Banggo became the first village in Lower Dibang Valley district to receive the national award given to fully sanitized and open defecation free village. The award was presented to the village by then President of India Prativa Devi Singh Patil.

Parliamentary Secretary Khariko Kri, Secretary PHE Tomi Ete and former Minister Roding Pertin attended the celebration.

Congratulating the villagers for being awarded the NGP, Kri exhorted them to carry on the mission in future too. He promised to look into the genuine demands submitted to him through memorandum.

Earlier in the day, the Parliamentary Secretary inaugurated a medical Sub Centre at Keba village.

Pertin while addressing the gathering told the public that health is wealth and this can be maintained only through cleanliness.

Banggo ASM Moba Riba thanked everyone, especially the PHE Department of Roing division for their untiring efforts to make the people aware of the importance of proper sanitary practices.

The programme was also attended by AYC president Mida Perme, Block President and various head of the departments and Panchayat leader.



MP urges people to cooperate

ITANAGAR, Feb 06: Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy appealed to the Kamla Hydro Electric Power Project affected people to wholeheartedly cooperate in the implementation of the project as it would immensely benefit the people of the area as well as the State.

Addressing a massive public meeting at Kamporijo CO HQ on February 4 in connection with implementation of the Kamla Hydro Project being executed by Jindal Company, Sanjoy hoped that Jindal Company will honour all the terms and conditions incorporated in the MOA, especially with regard to corporate social responsibility, job reservation, relief and rehabilitation packages.

Earlier, Sanjoy inaugurated the Circle Office headquarters of Kamporijo.

Jayant Kawale, MD, Jindal Company said that the survey and investigation part is completed now and that the project is expected to be completed in eight years from now.

The Kamla Hydro Electric Project implementing Committee (KHEPLIC) submitted a memorandum welcoming the Project with certain demands.

Palin MLA Takam Tagar, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra, Deputy Commissioner Taru Talo, SP PN Khirmey, Raga ADC Hage Ruja, all HODs, Panchayat and Public leaders attended the meeting, informed an official release.

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Efforts to promote agroforestry

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called on countries to boost efforts to promote agroforestry, a practice involving the combination of trees with crop or livestock production, stressing it can help millions of people escape poverty and prevent environmental degradation, making it crucial to ensure food security in the future.

Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more productive and sustainable systems for land use. According to FAO, the agroforestry sector is a significant source both of local commodities such as fuelwood, timber, fruit and fodder for livestock as well as global ones such as coconut, coffee, tea, rubber and gum.

In a new guide aimed at decision-makers, non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions, FAO shows how agroforestry can be integrated into national strategies and how policies can be adjusted to specific conditions.

The guide provides 10 tracks for policy action, including raising awareness of agroforestry systems among farmers and the global community; reforming unfavourable regulations in forestry, agricultural and rural codes; and clarifying land-use policy regulations.

In addition, the guide argues policymakers should create incentives to implement agroforestry. For example, farmers introducing trees on farms should be rewarded in the form of grants, tax exemptions, cost-sharing programmes, microcredits or through assistance to develop their infrastructure.

Long-term credit is also key as benefits to farmers planting trees reach them only after some years. The value of carbon sequestered and other environmental services provided by the trees could also be applied to paying the interest.


Ensure regular power supply

Dear Editor,

I, being the chairman of the Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS), would like to urge to state govt. particularly power minister to ensure regular and uninterrupted power supply in Arunachal, particularly in twin capital city.  It has been observed since a couple of month back that the power supply has been totally disrupted in capital city and others parts of state also.

 At a time, when the state Govt  is encouraging  self-employment  venture,  many electricity-based business establishments  run by the unemployed youths  of the state such as cyber café, car wash centre, restaurants, bakery and many others  remain functionless due to erratic and poor  power supply. The  present power situation also discourage us to run such type of business/institutions where constant power supply is needed.

As we are in computer age of 21st century, even the working of Govt. offices, banking sector has badly been affected by irregular power supply. It is not a good sign for development of  state and nation as a whole.

If the power scenario of the state remains pathetic for long time, then the day will not far when the entire businessmen who mostly depend on electricity to run their business will run away from state  to re-start their business in others state and  for this the blame will go to state Govt only.


Nabam Akin Hina

Chairman, ECDS