ITANAGAR, Feb 18: Former Member of Parliament CC Gohain (Namchoom) passed away at
his Chongkham residence Sunday evening after prolonged illness.
He was 86, and is survived by his wife Nangchoi Sumecha, three sons and a daughter.
Gohain, a first generation leader had represented the Parliament of the Fourth and
Fifth Lok Sabha–1970–77 from the erstwhile NEFA. Besides being an eminent and renowned
social worker, Gohain believed in simple living and high thinking. He was instrumental
in transformation of present state of Arunachal Pradesh from the status of Agency
Council to Union Territory and finally to Statehood.
He also played a pivotal role in unifying the diversified communities of the erstwhile
NEFA and devoted his whole life towards all round development of the state. This
was stated by Tai Khampti Singphow Council.
Meanwhile, Governor Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have
condoled the death of the former Parliamentarian. In his condolence message to Nangchoi
Sumecha, wife of Late CC Gohain, the Governor said, “Gohain was an eminent parliamentarian
of the State, who made immense contribution towards the State. He played a crucial
role in the political evolution of Arunachal Pradesh from the then status of Agency
Council to Union Territory, which finally paved way for attainment of Statehood.
Joining people of Arunachal Pradesh in praying for eternal peace of the departed
soul, Governor offered heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
“Late Gohain will be remembered forever by the people for his contributions as an
able parliamentarian, a renowned social worker and a very good human being,” Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki said in a condolence message and extended solidarity with the
bereaved family members on the irreparable loss.
Born at Sadiya, Gohain was the fourth amongst the eight sons of late Raja Chow Kanan
Namchoom and Nangchoi Oktra Namchoom of Chongkham of Lohit district.
He did his schooling at Sadiya and Dibrugarh, and higher education from Cotton College,
He also held various important positions. He was a member of Social Welfare Advisory
Board, Territorial and Agency Council, Chief Commissioner for Scouts of NEFA branch,
Secretary of Lohit Bodhi Society, Khampti Council and NEFA Sangam and Chairman of
Tribal and Environmental Conservation Board of NEFA.
He persistently pursued the Government of India for grant of another seat in the
Lok Sabha as well as a seat in the Rajya Sabha for Arunachal Pradesh which eventually
Public meeting on creation of Pakke-Kessang district held
SEPPA, Feb 18: A public meeting under the chairmanship of East Kameng Deputy Commissioner
Tarin Dakpe was held at Pakke-Kessang on February 16 in connection with creation
of Pakke-Kessang district carving out from East Kameng district. The meeting was
attended by ADC Seijosa, CO P/Kessang , EE WRD, PHE, AE, PWD, PRI members, NGOs ,
members of District Demand Committee (Pakke-Kessang ) and general public.
The members from Pakke-Kessang urged the District Administration for early submission
of feasibility report etc. to the govt. to speedup the creation of Pakke-Kessang
district. The officers along with other members visited the proposed site of District
HQ ‘Lemmi” . The EE PHE was asked to submit the feasibility report regarding availability
of water supply in the area.
On receipt of feasibility report from the PHE department the district administration
shall submit the detailed report to the Govt. as asked for. DIPRO
Media cell set up by State govt
Itanagar, Feb 18: Keeping in view the recent shut down of media houses in Arunachal
Pradesh, the state government today activated a media cell to redress the grievances
of media as well as public.
A two-member committee, comprising extra assistant commissioner (EAC) Habung Lampung
and district information and public relation officer Keter Bagra as the member secretary,
has been activated at the Capital Complex deputy commissioner office here, an official
communique said. The cell would facilitate interface between the administration and
media as well as public, where media personnel, representatives of publishing houses
as well as citizens and organizations can directly place their grievances, information,
representations for attention, the communique said.
The capital complex administration meanwhile appealed to all concerned to place their
grievances through democratic means and respect one another’s freedom of expression
as enshrined in the Constitution of India keeping in view that freedom of expression
is relative to responsibility, the communique added. PTI
Bio-metric data collection for AADHAR
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: The Director of Census, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under the direction
of the Govt. of India is collecting bio-metric data of residents of Itanagar Capital
Complex under National Population Register for generation of AADHAR card.
The bio-metric data includes, facial photographs, ten finger prints and Iris scanning,
informed Chief Municipal Executive Officer Itanagar Municipal Council sought cooperation
from the capital dwellers.
1st Eastern Arunachal mega youth festival held
PASIGHAT, Feb 18: The two days 1st ever Eastern Arunachal Mega Youth Festival organized
by Eastern Arunachal Democratic Youth Movement (EADYM) was held at Pasighat recently.
The purpose of the festival cum conference was to promote peace and communal harmony
in eastern Arunachal, in which hundreds of students from various colleges and schools
of nine districts of Eastern Arunachal Constituency including from West Siang District
On the occasion, EADYM President Mongol Yomso briefed about the aims & objective
of the celebration. He said that EADYM is non-political organization which shall
look into the overall development of eastern Arunachal in regards to socio-economic
condition like education, trade & commerce by appealing state government to open
trade links with China and other South-East Asian countries via various passes in
the eastern Arunachal. EADYM also stated that, they genuinely welcome the government’s
various developmental projects and schemes in eastern Arunachal which are for the
larger benefit and welfare of the eastern part of the Arunachal.
Vocational training prog at Khonsa
KHONSA, Feb 18: A six days Vocational Training Programme begins at Namsang Borduria
Fund (NBF) Conference Hall, Khonsa, Tirap district from February 15 last. The programme
was conducted by District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) Tirap, under Swarna Jayanti
Shahari Rojgar Yojna (SJSRY).
Er. Nich Jacob, Deputy Director-cum-Member Secretary DUDA Tirap in his address suggested
the participants to get maximum benefits from the Vocational Training conducted under
skill training for employment promotion amongst urban poor (STEP-UP) so that they
can set up self employment ventures through this training and start own entrepreneurs
for self employment.
Kirmin Ete, Principal of M/s Gorgeous Parlour Training Institute-cum-Beauty Parlour,
Vocational Training Provider (VTP) West Siang District, Aalo has also urged the trainees
to get maximum benefit from this training programme for self employment without depending
on the white colour job.
More than 30 trainees are participating in this skill training employment programme
conducted by Department of Urban Development, Tirap District, Khonsa. DIPRO
AR conducts medical camp at Lunglong village
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: The Assam Rifles (AR) conducted a free medical camp at Lunglong
village on February 17 under DGAR MCA Project 2013-2014. The camp not only benefited
the residents of Lunglong but the opportunity was also exploited by the needy peoples
of nearby villages. A total of 425 patients (125 Males, 250 Females and 50 children)
were offered free treatment during the day long camp. A stall on health and hygiene
awareness was also set up to educate the villagers on the same.
Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by S S Choudhary, SDO Changlang.
DEO holds meet with sector magistrates
AALO, Feb 18: In its continuous effort to gear up advance preparedness for the coming
Lok Sabha election, an elaborate meet with sector magistrates was held under the
chairmanship of West Siang district election officer M K Sahoo at DC’s Conference
Hall on February 17.
Convening his last meeting as Deputy Commissioner, Sahoo exhorted the officers to
keep up the spirit of team work to conduct the Parliamentary Election in a free and
fair manner. The Sector Magistrates will be largely responsible for law and order
situation in the district and they should come up through to their assigned duties
and responsibilities. They should tie up with police and when needed to get a clear
picture of vulnerability area and work on it as local threat persons.
The Master Trainer for Election in West Siang Henrik Basar HDO gave a detail briefing
and training on module for sector magistrates through power point presentation. This
is in sequel to election meeting conducted earlier for nodal officers of the district.
Dailies hit newsstands today
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: The local dailies will hit the newsstands from Wednesday following
a threadbare discussion on the security of media houses and media-persons between
the media fraternity and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his bungalow here this evening.
The media persons, both print and electronic, representing Arunachal Press Club and
Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, chronologically briefed their perpetual
grievances concerning their security, particularly relating to present imbroglio
that forced the shutdown of media-houses.
After a patient hearing, the CM highlighted the steps taken by him including deployment
of police personnel and installation of CCTV cameras in all media houses for effective
security. He also on-the-spot directed the Capital Complex SP to provide 24X7 security
to all media establishments in the state capital including patrolling.
Pointing out that the contributions of state media to nation and state building is
laudable, the CM reiterated his government's continued support to uphold the freedom
of the Press.
Responding to a demand that all press establishments should be notified as prohibited
areas after 5 pm and any trespassing would be treated illegal, the CM directed Capital
Complex DC-cum-DM to issue an order to that effect forthwith.
To another demand for enactment of a law as a special protection to state media persons
to serve as a deterrent against frequent violence and intimidation concerning media
houses and media persons, the CM assured to form a committee for the needful and
directed IPR secretary Dani Sulu, present in the meeting, to take immediate action.
Earlier, Sulu also briefed the CM about the grievances of the media and urged the
media persons to reciprocate the gesture of the government.
The APC and APUWJ deeply regretted for the inconvenience caused to the valued readers
since the shut down from February 14 last.
GOVERNMENT OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH
OFFICE OF DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
ITANAGAR CAPITAL COMPLEX: ITANAGAR
DM/ICC/01/2012 Itanagar Dated 18th February, 2014
ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C.
Whereas, it has been brought to my notice that individuals, group of individuals
in the name of organization have been reportedly disturbing and intimidating the
media houses and media persons frequently within Capital Complex, Itanagar;
And whereas, it is at the discretion of the concerned print media or electronic media
to carry or not to carry a particular news item be it press release, a hand out or
any press note whatsoever;
And whereas, it is unlawful amounting to criminal trespass on the part of individuals
or group of individuals to enter upon the premises of any house including media houses
be it a media office or place of publication or printing without prior permission;
Now, therefore, I, Mr. Mige Kamki, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Capital
Complex, Itanagar, in exercise of powers conferred upon me under section 144 Cr.
P.C. do declare as follows: -
1. Nobody shall intimidate or attempt to intimidate the media houses and media persons
in future by words or any means of communication.
2. Nobody shall enter into the premises of media houses after 5 PM.
3. Anybody who enters or attempt to enter shall be treated as trespasser(s) and prosecuted
as per law.
4. That the individual or group of individuals or organizations shall deliver their
press releases, handout and press note in a box to be affixed in front of media houses
and shall not meet or attempt to meet media persons for publication of particular
Given under my hand and seal on this day of 18th February, 2014.
Sd/- [Mige Kamki]
District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex, Itanagar
Oriah festival celebrated with gaiety
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: Oriah - the popular and major festival of the Wancho community
of Longding district was celebrated on February 16 all over the state with much traditional
gaiety and religious fervor. The main celebration was held at Longding, the district
headquarters of the Longding district.
The festival was also celebrated here at the Capital Complex with much enthusiasm.
Dressed in their best traditional attires, the members of the community residing
in the twin capital cities thronged the festival ground at Senki Park.
Addressing the festive revellers on the occasion MLA Karya Bagang called for harmonious
co-existence of all the tribes in the capital complex and stressed on preservation
and promotion of the rich cultural heritage of the people inherited since generations.
Relating Oriah with the festivals of the other tribes of the state, Bagang said that
all the festivals are basically associated with agriculture and hence prayers are
offered for the peace, prosperity, good health and bumper harvest.
Appreciating the Wanchos for their unique culture and tradition, she called for promotion
and preservation of their culture and tradition through such celebrations which highlight
the cultural exuberance of the people. She also emphasized on respecting one’s culture
for posterity and called upon the community members to look forward for progress.
Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary Trade & Commerce called upon the people to
preserve their culture through celebration of their indigenous festival in a befitting
way. He also outlined the similarity of festivals of all tribes, adding that all
are based on agriculture. On the occasion, he prayed to the Almighty for good harvest
and wellbeing of the entire mankind.
Former MP Tapir Gao while attending the festival termed the Wanchos as the richest
community in the state in regards to arts and culture, handloom and handicraft, traditional
wood carving etc, adding that festival like Oriah showcased the rich culture of the
community. He also stressed on preservation and promotion of one’s culture to maintain
Earlier, the General Secretary of the 12th Capital Complex Wancho Oriah Festival
committee – 2014 Honwang, giving a brief highlight of the background of the festival,
he informed that Oriah is celebrated with immense pomp and show in truly traditional
way and high spirits. It is a celebration of being together with joy while prayers
are offered to the Almighty Jowan Rang at the altar ‘Zangwantong’ to seek his choicest
blessings upon the people and for good harvest.
Other highlights of the day-long celebration included hoisting of festival flag,
offering to festival altar ‘Zang –Wan’, presentation of traditional dances by the
various cultural troupes, community feast etc.
Oriah - the most popular festival of the Wanchos of Longding district was celebrated
with great fanfare and gaiety on February 16 at Longding, Wakka, Pongchau, Kanubari
and other places.
At Pongchau, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, while speaking
on the occasion, appreciated the Wanchos for successfully preserving their rich traditional
culture and also lauded the Wanchos’ skills in bead making, wood carving and other
traditional art forms inherited from their ancestors. He appealed them to accord
top priority to education adding that no place could make progress without proper
education. Ering further urged the people to co-operate with the state and central
government agencies for all round development of the place. Earlier, he unfurled
the Oriah flag amidst a huge gathering.
The local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Thangwang Wangham while greeting the people
at Longding, asked them to spare no effort to jealously guard their traditional systems
and culture adding that if they could not protect their rich legacies then their
identity would be lost. He highlighted some of the people-centric and people-friendly
policies and programmes initiated by the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and appealed the
people to actively participate in successfully implementing the schemes and projects
in the district. He earlier, unfurled the Oriah flag. All Wanghams of Longding area
enthusiastically participated in the celebrations along with others.
At remote Circle headquarters Wakka bordering Myanmar, Parliamentary Secretary and
local MLA Honchun Ngandam passionately appealed the people to preserve their culture
for the posterity. He asked the people not to mix culture and religion saying that
they were two completely different entities. Chiefs, GBs, PRI leaders and villagers
in huge numbers participated in the festival. In all the places attractive folkdances,
cultural programmes and community feasts were held.
The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who was supposed to grace the Oriah celebrations at
Longding and Wakka could not make it due to inclement weather. He however, conveyed
his best wishes for Oriah celebrations to all the Wanchos. The festival was also
celebrated at Kanubari, Khonsa, Deomali and all Wancho-dominated places. DIPR/ DIPRO
Preparations for Statehood Day on
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: The preparation for the Statehood Day Celebration 2014/ Festival
of Arunachal is going on full pace. The Capital Administration is making every effort
to make it a grand success.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today visited the park along with a host of dignitaries
and inspected the ongoing preparations.
Organizing Chairman, Dani Sulu and the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex
Mige Kamki briefed the Chief Minister and his team about the preparation. Salu informed
that cultural troupes from the six north eastern states i.e Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam,
Tripura, Sikkim as well as the host state will be participating in the event, which
will help generate a Pan East feeling. He also informed that the prices of the food
stalls have also been regulated and the prices would be displayed in the flags at
The exhibition stalls and food stalls have already been constructed and allocated
to the applicants who have already started moving in. A Khampti hut constructed at
the venue has been designated as the VIP Lounge. Legendary artistes from the state
would be performing during the festival. Popular Rock bands from the North East like
Lou Majaw, Luit Tides, Taka Trio, and Arunachal Fusion Band would be performing on
the concluding day. Fashion show by renowned designers from Arunachal is also scheduled
on February 20 and 21 which will also help provide a platform to the upcoming models
of the state as all the participating models are from the state. An international
trade fair is also set up alongside the venue at the Park as a major attraction.
President expresses concern, condemns attack on NE people
NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, has expressed his serious
concern over the repeated attacks on the people of North East in the national capital.
He made his indignation clear when a delegation Nido Tania’s family led by Lok Sabha
MP Takam Sanjoy called on Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan here this evening.
Mukherjee condemned the attacks and said that he would press the government to take
up the matter earnestly.
MP Sanjoy also briefed him about the inordinate delay in taking action against the
erring police personnel of Delhi Police deployed on fateful day of January 29 last
the day of the incident at Lajpat Nagar.
Earlier, Nido Marina, the deceased mother submitted a 10 point memorandum that included
immediate punishment to all the culprits involved, setting up of separate police
station to deal the cases related to NE people, inclusion of a chapter in NCERT syllabus
and handing over of the case to CBI, among others.
Jitendra Singh to lay foundation stone of NIMAS at Dirang
NEW DELHI, Feb 18: Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs (Independent
Charge) and Union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh would lay the foundation
of National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Dirang in West Kameng
District of Arunachal Pradesh soon.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy who called on Jitendra Monday evening informed that though
the date is not finalized but he has confirmed to inaugurate one of the biggest projects
of the border state.
The required land at Dirang for the National Institute has been provided by the State
Government of Arunachal Pradesh. NIMAS is expected to provide employment to hundreds
of local indigenous mostly in the middle and lower level. Besides, it will generate
further indirect employment in the region and will also boost the economy of the
common people who would be providing day to day various services required to the
Institute. It would be a training institution for multifarious adventure activities
relating to land, air and aqua to attract adventure enthusiasts. This Institute would
be first National Institute of its kind where theoretical and practical training
for activities relating to mountaineering, aero adventure and aqua adventure would
be conducted. Trainees for the courses at the Institute shall be from all parts of
India and abroad. These would include personnel from Defence Forces, Para Military
Forces, NCC cadets, civilians and students sponsored by State Governments.
Meanwhile, the Union MoS for Defence would be convening a meeting of top BRO officials
on Wednesday to discuss about the fate of hundred of labourers working under Project
Vartak in Tawang and West Siang District.
Singh assured that the decision would be revoked at the earliest for the welfare
of the labourers who mostly consisted of local indigenous.
About 7000 casual labourers were retrenched in the wake of finance ministry’s decision
to cut the budget down to 20 percent. On February 11 last, Sanjoy along with T N
Norbu, Principal Advisor to CM & Parliamentary Secretary, PWD and Jambey Tashi, Parliamentary
Secretary, Civil Aviation called on A K Antony, Union Defence Minister submitted
a letter at Defence Minister’s south block office and urged upon him to immediately
give directive for quashing of mass discharge order of the Vartak authority.
Sanjoy also pleaded that the labourers be instead provided with difficult and winter
allowances for working under trying circumstances and treacherous terrains round
Scientific beekeeping training for local unemployed begins
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: A weeklong training on Scientific Beekeeping for 25 local unemployed
youths and the progressive farmers started at Training Centre of Khadi and Village
Industries Board, Itanagar from today.
The training is organized by State Khadi and Village Industries Board and sponsored
by the National Bee Board, Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture,
and Government of India.
In encouraging the trainees and emphasizing the importance of apiculture in the state
Secretary (Industries) Dr. S S Ghonkrokta in his speech said that for the professional
beekeepers “sky is the limit”. He said Arunachal Pradesh can become a leading producer
and exporter of “organic honey” which has an international market and immense export
He advised the trainees not to forget to consistently follow up and take initiative
to embrace beekeeping activities after the training is received. He said this in
not the end but the real beginning. He also requested the officers of the Textile
& Handicrafts Department and the Agriculture Department who are also associated with
the development of beekeeping to extend all possible support to the trainees.
Emphasizing the importance of nurturing entrepreneurship in the state, Taki Taba,
Chairman, State KVIB requested the trainees to take- up small activities at the beginning,
follow it up rigorously, and eventually to transform them to a successful businessman.
He said one has to grow slowly from small to big, which is natural way of growing
up. He emphasized for inculcating this culture in the mindset.
Bado Singhi, Vice Chairman exhorted how the State KVIB has been trying to extend
various benefit to the unemployed youths by marshalling resources from the various
department and agencies of both the Central and the State Government. He advised
to take up opportunities available under various KVI schemes emphasizing that the
KVIB has been a partner in reducing sizeable unemployment problems of the State through
the KVIC’s Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme.
Earlier the State KVIB CEO Sukamal Deb, who is also Member of the National Bee Board,
Government of India, explained the objectives of the training programme. He also
informed that during the current financial year, 2013-14, the State KVIB will be
imparting this training to fifty candidates in two batches, of which the training
of the first batch started today.
Goli Angu, Dy Director (Industries) also spoke on the occasion and officers from
the Department of Agriculture and the Textile & Handicrafts Department, Government
of Arunachal Pradesh attended the Programme.
Sensitisation workshop for CEOs of NGOs
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: One day sensitization workshop for CEOs of NGOs on SHG-Bank Linkage
Programme was organized by NABARD here today. Around 50 representatives from various
NGOs participated in the programme.
In his inaugural speech, NABARD General Manager HS Singh congratulated the NGOs for
their good work in the state, despite the problems like limited outreach of bank
network, poor infrastructure etc. He told that NGOs should work with a positive approach
and translate the problems into opportunities by putting in earnest efforts. He requested
the NGOs to take up the SHG-Bank linkage programme successfully.
T Biswas, AM, NABARD presented a paper on SHG-Bank Linkage programme while N. Mili,
APM, NABARD deliberated on the documentation aspects related to the proposals.
SS Sahoo, Manager, NABARD made a presentation on the new Rural Non-Farm Sector policy
A panel discussion was also held amongst the bankers and NGOs in which Das, AGM,
RBI, Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank and Managing Director, Arunachal Pradesh
State Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd. participated.
It was assured by them that support will be provided by banks for taking the SHG-Bank
Linkage programme forward.
Earlier, Dinesh Raina, DGM, NABARD explained the objectives of conducting the programme.
Training on production & management of quality planting materials
PASIGHAT, Feb 18: Three days capacity building training on production and management
of Quality Planting Materials of Horticultural Crops of NE region has begun yesterday
at College of Horticulture & Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat.
The training programme is organized under Director of Extension Education, Central
Agricultural University, funded by Zonal Project Directorate – III, ICAR, Barapani.
Shortage of elite quality planting materials is one of the major constraints for
production of horticulture crops in NE states. Today, India is producing record quantity
of fruits amounting to over 75 million metric tones, and 147 million metric tones
of vegetables per hectare productivity, 11.7 MT for fruits and 17.3 MT for vegetables.
Performance of fruit production is fairly good in Assam and Tripura, among the NE
states with productivity 12.8MT and 15 MT, respectively against 1.5 MT in Arunachal
Pradesh. In case of vegetable, productivity Arunachal Pradesh is only 9.2 MT in comparison
to all India average 17.3 MT.
The main objectives of the training is to building capacity among the extension functionary
of Arunachal Pradesh with the latest tool and techniques of planting material production
of important fruits, vegetables, ornamental and medicinal and aromatic plants. Participants
from the state department of horticulture, agriculture, fishery, rural development
and Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s are attending in this 03 days training.
Inaugurating the training, Dr. A K Pandey, Dean of the college described the importance
of quality planting materials. He mentioned that farmers’ of Arunachal Pradesh is
in need of quality planting materials for higher productivity as well as quality
produce. Production of quality seed at farmers’ field keeping the seed village concept
can provide job opportunity to rural youth and women. Dr. Pandey cited the several
success story of Ranibelua area of Karnataka where private seed companies are providing
job opportunity to school dropout children in emasculation and crossing techniques
in production of hybrid seeds. He said that in same line college will train growers
and rural youth to produce their own quality seeds and planting materials. DIPRO
Changlang gears up for 2nd round of IPPI
CHANGLANG, Feb 18: The Deputy Commissioner in-charge, Changlang S S Choudhury, SDO(Hq)
presided over the District Task Force Meeting for second round of Intensive Pulse
Polio Immunization programme and Japanese Encephalitis campaign organized by the
District Health Society , Changlang, today. Observing the significant gap between
the targeted number and achievement in some of the health centers in 1st round of
IPPI, he stressed on arranging more mobile vaccination parties so that in the 2nd
round of immunization no one is left out. He appealed all for more dedication and
hard work to achieve the target set.
Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Changlang Marina Kenglang exhorted for effective IEC activities
for complete participation of the common mass and called upon the Medicals Officer
to project the grievance and difficulties of health sector to the Panchayat members
for pursuance. Giving her words the Chairperson said that she will discuss the problem,
if any, with other members and if it is within the reach of Panchayat members, will
Earlier, DRCHO Dr. Tope Yomcha gave a complete report on achievements of IPPI 1st
Round in the district through power point presentation. He also presented the performance
of ensuing Japanese Encephalitis (JE) campaign in the district. He requested all
to improve the performance in the 2nd round IIPI programme.
Showing concern over the scarcity of JE vaccination the DRCHO appealed all the Medical
Officers and staff engaged in the vaccination programme to minimize handling wastage.
Stating that there is a huge gap between the need of JE vaccination as per micro
plan and the practical demand he requested the respective MOs to rectify the anomalies
in their plan so that the actual need may be projected to the Govt. in future and
no one is left deprived from the campaign.
Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Changlang Dr. H Tangjang appealed all
the heads of offices, Changlang for their co-operation to make the IPPI programme
The house also had discussion on the proposed rational posting of medical staff of
the Govt. in various health centers in the state and considering the imbalance settlement
of population in the district, the house felt that in Changlang district posting
of staff should be based on case loads instead of health center wise. DIPRO
Job Mela at Ziro and Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: In continuation with the Chief Minister Nabum Tuki’s efforts to
generate a large pool of skilled manpower, Deputy Commissioner Lower Subansiri District
Marnya Ete inaugurated the district level job mela cum skill development and selection
rally today at Hapoli. Addressing the job seekers he advised them to make optimal
use of this opportunity and analyze and make their choices of jobs consciously. He
also exhorted them to delicately attend the trainings as these trainings will skill
them for life.
Highlighting the motto of the job mela, Gyati Mali, JDI Lower Subansiri district
dealt in detail regarding the terms and conditions and Do’s and Don’ts for the job
aspirants. Your future is in your hands. Be responsible and know that your actions
directly will have an impact on your training, he added.
VTPs from VLCC Gurgoan, IISD Gurgoan, ATDC Gurgoan, Amazing Networks Assam, Indira
Gandhi Tech and Medical university Ziro, NIFA Delhi, Orion Tech Kolkota, HP Institute
Shillong, CIPET Odisha, SBJ Delhi will be selecting candidates for various training
programs like beauty culture, retail, marketing, banking and finance, plastic molding
More than 400 candidates from both Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kurmey registered their
names for jobs. The meeting was also attended by SP, DHO, DAO, DLEO, JDI Kurung Kurmey.
At DAPORIJO, Job mela was successfully conducted at Singik Hall, Upper Subansiri
district, Daporijo on February 16.
Speaking on the occasion, Daporijo MLA Tapen Siga explained the importance of Job
mela which will solve unemployment problems in the state.
Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu spoke on the importance of job-mela and advised
the job aspirants and trainees to take full advantage of it while Dr. T Gongo, DMO
Daporijo gave valuable advice to the job-mela participants.
Pura Sambyo, FAO, Directorate of Industries, GoAP introduced vocational Training
Providers (VTPs) with the participants. T.Basar, DDI, Daporijo and J Ligu, L& EO
also spoke on the occasion.
In the job mela, 491 trainees have been registered VTPs from different parts of the
Agri dept signs MoU for oil palm cultivation
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Department of
Agriculture, GoAP and private Oil Palm Developer M/s Sivsais Oil Palm Limited, Elluru,
Andhra Pradesh for taking up Oil Palm cultivation in an area of 5000 hectare in Changlang,
Tirap and Lohit districts with processing mills, informed agriculture department
in a release.
Oil Palm Area Expansion programme is a Government of India’s prioritized scheme for
the North East and is funded through the Ministry of Agriculture. As per expert committee
report, about one lakh hectare area is suitable for oil Palm cultivation in the state.
Oil Palm is edible oil and India imports Palm oil largely from Malaysia and Indonesia.
The state govt. has accorded priority on crop diversification for raising farmers’
income and Oil Palm cultivation is a new initiative in this direction.
The memorandum of understanding encapsulates all steps from raising of nursery to
buy back of Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) from the farmers for processing. Similar MoU
are in the pipeline for foothill areas of other potential districts viz. Lower Dibang
Valley, East Siang, West Siang, Lower Subansiri, East Kameng and Papum Pare.
Success of the programme is expected to raise the agro based rural economy of the
state to a new height.
Vocational training on intermediary service
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: A vocational training on intermediary service in agriculture and
allied sectors for rural educated and unemployed youths organized by Krishi Vigyan
Kendra, Karsingsa, Papum Pare, began at Karsingsa yesterday. The 9-day training sponsored
by Agricultural Technology Mission Agency (ATMA), Department of Agriculture will
cover different subjects of different agriculture and allied sectors, including entrepreneurship
Inaugurating the training, Banderdewa circle officer Pama Bagang praised the initiative
of KVK Papum Pare and urged the participants to be attentive during the training
and disseminate the knowledge gained on latest technological interventions to other
fellow farmers. He also stressed the importance of agriculture and its allied sectors
as the back bone of the rural economy for development in our society.
Earlier, KVK programme coordinator Dr. T Heli stressed on the need of building service
providers at village level where the extension services and delivery supports of
the department is unable to reach. He informed that the participating trainees are
selected by the different farmers’ groups of different localities of the district
with the criteria of – able to read and write, settled in the village and interest
to learn and render services to the fellow farmers. Further, he informed that these
service providers could serve as the department agent in their respective village
for the cause of the farming community.
Karsingsa-Banderdewa ZPM Kipa Uruni highlighted the contribution of Papum Pare KVk
and expressed the need of such training for the rural progressive farmers. She informed
that livestock sector has a major contribution in our economic development. Further,
she pleaded for provision of subsidy schemes from the department to these participating
Dr. Tachi Taku, Deputy Director (Planning) highlighted the importance of the livestock
sector for the rural farmers as ATM. He advised the participants to be more attentive
and complete the entire course of training and be a perfect service provider for
Joram TaKo, District Agriculture Officers (DAO), Yupia, who chaired the entire session
of the inaugural function appreciated the initiatives of the KVK and expressed the
need of such trainings in different localities for augmenting the crop and livestock
productivities of the farming community in the state.
Rome, Berlin, Heidelberg, Utrecht: In a world that produces enough food for all,
the sixth edition of the 'Right to Food and Nutrition Watch', a report, launched
in Rome, identifies a number of policies that generate hunger and malnutrition instead
of reducing them.
The articles in the report urge that such policies and the actors who implement them,
respect and incorporate the human right to adequate food when redesigning detrimental
policies. The report further insists upon the need for inclusive and meaningful participation
of people and communities in the development of those public policies which affect
According to the report, policies that foster violence and discrimination against
women with regard to equal access to natural resources, inheritances, equal wages
and political decision-making limit women's capacity to contribute fully to food
and nutrition security. The report says that such discriminatory policies produce
conditions that result in the fact that women and girls worldwide are the most affected
in their health, nutrition and dignity.
The report also reveals policies which systematically limit and exclude large groups,
including peasants, agricultural workers, fisherfolks, pastoralists and indigenous
peoples from participating in those decisions that affect their livelihoods.
The study also talks about policies on a global level that facilitate land grabbing,
concentrated ownership of natural resources and the commodification of public goods
that deprive smallholders and other people of their food resources.
The report stresses that a check of human rights coherence is required for global
initiatives such as the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the Scaling-Up
Nutrition initiative (SUN), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
and other Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in agriculture or nutrition. All of these
initiatives include significant involvement of corporations as well as the attendant
conflicts of interest based on commercial considerations that become inevitably entwined
in the making of public policy.