ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged Narendra
Modi led BJP government of trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state.
The rich tradition and culture of the indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh are at
stake under BJP rule, it said.
The APCC also alleged BJP and Modi of creating political instability in the state.
It said, in recent past, Modi and BJP has created political instability in the state
by masterminding the entire episode of toppling the popularly elected Congress Govt.
and now they are using all tactics in destroying the Panchayat level, the mandate
for which was given to Congress by the people of the state.
It is understood that Modi has pumped lots of black money before demonetization through
MoS Kiren Rijiju to horse-trade the Panchayat leaders, APCC alleged.
"Rijiju, after assuming the charge of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, is
doing nothing for the development of the state as he has no clear vision. He is rather
busy in creating instability and destabilizing the people's mandate -Congress Govt.
and Panchayat in the state. Instead of doing such activities, he should concentrate
for all round development of the state. People are closely watching his every step
and he will repent for it and also get answer from them in days to come", it warned.
"The recent mergers of many Congress Panchayat leaders to BJP have no meaning at
all as the Panchayat election is nearing in the state. The reason behind the merger
is just to please Modi by Rijiju and state BJP and also to pull crowd during the
visit of Modi to Itanagar this month", the committee said.
"The past three years have seen a dull and dark shadow creep in the country under
the Modi-led NDA Government with all hollow promises, false and tall claims. Performance
mapping of the last three years demonstrate that this government is only about unrealistic
promises instead of promise of 'Achche Din'" the party said.
" Even, all the developmental activities in the state came to a total halt and got
engulfed in dust in the present BJP regime. The much talked about development special
packages by Modi for the State and Panchayat is just a fooling tactic to lure the
legislators and Panchayat leaders of the state", it further added.
Fire devastates Rubber plantations in Ruksin
[ Maksam Tayeng ]
PASIGHAT, Feb 10: Several hectares of Rubber plantations at Lingka village under
Ruksin subdivision in East Siang district were totally destroyed reportedly by wild
Three fire tenders from Pasighat and one from Jonai (Assam) were pressed into service
to bring the fire under control, which was spreading fast engulfing new areas due
to dry condition.
According to OC Fire Service Nyong Minnoh, the raging fire was brought under control
from spreading further after hours of hard effort.
The actual cause of the fire is still not known.
Although the preliminary damage report has been communicated to the higher authority,
a proper assessment of the damage caused by the fire is being assessed by the Department
of Agriculture, informed DDMO G. Tsumo.
PPA demands resignation of Pema, Mein and Sona
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has sought the resignation of
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Parliamentary Secretary
Pasang Dorjee Sona to pave way for fair investigation into allegations leveled against
them by former Chief Minister Late Kalikho Pul in his diary "Mere Vichar".
"The three main architects of political defection and deception leading to the death
of Lt. Kalikho Pul must step down from their respective posts at the earliest and
a new Chief Minister ' inducted under whom a free and fair investigation of the entire
allegations written in Mere Vichar are done. Unless they do so, the people of the
state will not rest in peace, said a party statement.
"These few leaders have thoroughly exploited the innocence of the common people in
the state, its rich and bountiful resources, thereby causing untold damages to the
sustainable economy of the state bringing darkness to the future generation of the
state. Every concerned citizen in the state should read this 60 page suicide note
and take the pledge to teach them befitting lessons and throw them out once and for
all before they can cause further damage to the clean democracy in the state", the
The shootings in Tawang killing innocent public raising voice against a Hydro Power
Project should be investigated afresh and that is possible only under a new government
headed by a new Chief Minister, it said.
Chairman CWC, PPA Kamen Ringu stated, "The much awaited Mere Vichar finally has opened
the Pandora's box of political corruptions, financial embezzlement, cheating and
lies afflicting this peaceful state since decades taking the state towards doom.
Mere Vichar has revealed the genesis of political and economic corruption and its
systematic effects on the innocent common people because of the misdeeds and misrule
of few crooks disguised in the form of the leaders of the innocent voters namely
Lt. Dorjee Khandu, Nabam Tuki, Pema Khandu, Chowna Mein and Pasang Dorjee Sona. I
don't think it will be fair and right to blame any political party in the state and
the elected legislators in general just for the misdeeds of these few. They must
be squarely blamed for all these mess and they are the ones who have tarnished image
of the leaders in the state."
"Pema Khandu, Chowna Mein and Pasang Dorjee have brought disrepute to the images
of Congress, PPA, BJP and finally badly dented the clean image of Narandra Modi"
the party further said.
PPA has already written to Hemanta Biswa Sharma regarding the "scandalous background
of the present Chief Minister and his continuity as the Chief Minister of the state
that can possibly widen the rift between both the BJP and PPA in the state, both
alliance partners under the umbrella of North East Democratic Alliance".
The Party further said that they will protest till Pema Khandu and Chowna Mein step
down on moral ground.
Consensus reached on creation of new district with Miao as HQ
[ Pisi Zauing ]
NAMPHAI-I, Feb 10: After eight hours long marathon deliberation in a public meeting
held at Namphai-I on Thursday pertaining to creation of new district, it was unanimously
decided to bifurcate Changlang district and create a new district comprising six
administrative circles of Bordumsa, Diyun, Kharsang, Namphai, Miao and Vijaynagar.
Since consensus didn't arrive on the name of the district, a lottery draw was conducted
to choose and finalize the name of the district from among Namdapha, Miao and Rima.
In the draw, Rima was picked up. After finalization of Rima as name of the district
with Miao as it's headquarter, the apprehension and debate on whether or not to create
a new district is put to a permanent halt.
Minister Kamlung Mossang who has been given a free hand to carry forward the remaining
official tasks pertaining to creation of Rima district expressed his gratefulness
to the people for the decision taken with maturity.
Earlier, expressing shock that few individuals with vested interest are trying to
hijack the process of district creation, Mossang questioned "what is the logic in
saying that creation of new district will result in outnumbering of locals by outsiders.
Terming the move anti-development, anti-people and politically motivated, Mossang
urged the gathering to be cautious and stay away from such forces.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jowkhong Singpho also strongly condemned the steps initiated
by some individuals saying that it purely aimed at delaying creation of the new
district. He also called upon the people of Miao sub-division to be cautious.
Son Bahadur Punj representing Gorkha settlers of Vijaynagar said that the entire
population of the valley are in favor of new district creation. Gumjanong Singpho,
prominent public leader while extending his support said that creation of new district
was indeed essential to accelerate the pace of development.
Samson Ngemu and Sanjay Kimsing representing Tangsa Youth Association and Kharsang
Circle Unemployed Youth Association while seeking apology for not inviting Singpho
and Yobin leaders in Feb 4 meeting said they didn't mean to politicize or communalize
ZPM Kharsang, Korong Longri said creation of new district is a must in the present
context. Stating that Changlang HQ is too far, she pressed for new district with
Miao as its HQ.
NES demands early creation of Rupung and Khamle (Kamla) dists
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: A team of Nyishi Elite Society (NES) led by its President Bengia
Tolum on Thursday called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and submitted its long-pending
four-point demands, which included creation of Rupung and Khamle (Kamla) districts,
construction of Itanagar-Seijosa and Palin-Tali roads with Kumey bridge and implementation
of Heritage village scheme.
Stating that creation of the two districts has been long pending demand of NES since
2009, NES President Bengia Tolum in a memorandum, urged the Chief Minister to pass
the creation of both the district in the ensuing Budget Session 2017 and notify the
same in the gazette.
In the meantime, NES urged the State Government to relax government employees from
its recent circular (vide No. PERS/AIS-03/99(Pt-I)/948 dated 7th February 2017) banning
leave up to March, 31, 2017 in view of the month long Golden Jubilee Nyokum celebration
at Joram which is underway.
NES appealed for relaxation of the ban order till February 28 to enable people to
participate in the festival.
Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo Celebration begins
JORAM, Feb 10: Motor rally from Itanagar to Joram was organized as a run up to the
Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo Celebration 2017 on Friday.
A good number of cars as well as members of Arunachal Bullet Club participated in
the rally which was flagged off from Begi Lapang in Itanagar early in the morning.
Seven Namlos (long traditional house) for six Nyishi inhabited districts along with
one Nyokum Namlo was inaugurated on the occasion by Yachuli MLA Likha Saaya.
Various sports and literary competitions are being organized in the event.
In the senior level essay competition, Terchi Gapak was declared the winner while
Nikrun Bui came second and Taku Tabang third respectively.
In Junior Level Essay competition, Deepa Gosh of GHSS Seijosa was the winner while
Kipa Tachuk of VKV Yazali and Lulu Lamdik of VKV ZIRO came in second and third positions
In sports, opening football match was played between Capital Complex and 21st Koloriang
Team, where Capital Complex won by 2-0.
In women Volleyball, Yachuli ZPM XI lost to Yazali ZPM XI and in Men's volleyball
Koloriang won against Pistana Anchal.
Nyokum Yullo will last for another 17 days at Joram and the main celebration will
begin from February 17 next.
Pema assures APCSOA
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today assured the Arunachal Pradesh
Civil Service Officers' Association (APCSOA) that he would look into their problems
and sort out their grievances.
Khandu also informed that proposal for a separate IAS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh
has been placed with the Prime Minister of India.
The Chief Minister while acknowledging their grievances over career progression of
the APCS civil service officers in the state has assured to immediately have a sitting
with personnel department to sort out the issue.
He said the strengthening of APCS civil service officers was highly essential as
non promotional scope dealt a serious blow to their morale and expectations.
Chief Minister advised the officers to work sincerely for the government and the
people, as people had lots of expectations. "We are public servant and we are paid
salary to work for the people," he said and urged them to work in transparent way
keeping in mind the welfare of the public.
He further said all ministers and MLAs have also been asked to maintain transparency
"We can change the mindset of the people only when we are sincere in our job. The
state is ours and the onus lies more on our officers. For that we need to build a
right atmosphere and work culture," Khandu urged. (PRO to CM)
Take utmost care while drafting cabinet note: DCM
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein on Friday inaugurated the day
long training programme of Senior Officers on Cabinet Notes in the Office of the
Chief Secretary at Civil Secretariat. DCM called upon the officers to take utmost
care while drafting cabinet note citing that the basis and correctness of the decisions
of the cabinet are solely based on the cabinet notes. As the decisions in the Cabinet
are taken on the basis of inputs by the various departments in the form of Cabinet
Notes, therefore it is quite imperative that correct facts are reflected, said Mein.
Mein further said that it is important to have Inter departmental consultations and
obtain opinions of important regulatory departments such as law, finance, personnel
and Administrative reforms before finalizing cabinet notes.
He expressed hope that that the training which is being imparted by a very experienced
resource person, P K Jaiswal from New Delhi- Institute of Secretariat Training and
Management (ISTM) will go a long way in Strengthening systems for Good Governance.
Chief Secretary, Shakuntala D Gamlin said that the training on Cabinet Note is being
conducted to introduce reforms in the governance and to reiterate govt guidelines.
She said that the Cabinet Notes must clearly follow the prescribed format for submission
to the Cabinet and should strictly adhere to the guidelines framed by the Cabinet
Secretariat, Govt of India.
She said that the Cabinet Notes must be prepared, appraised and finalised well in
time by the HoDs enabling the Cabinet members to adequately go through the proposals
in-depth prior to the Cabinet Meeting.
Principal Secretary to Home, Personnel, AR and Political, Satya Gopal in his introductory
speech said that the training is being imparted to refresh skills and knowledge in
drafting of Cabinet Notes as it requires considerable care and attention.
Resource Person, P K Jaiswal, Under Secretary, GoI, New Delhi appreciated the state
Cabinet Cell and the IT Department for launching the e-Cabinet saying that Arunachal
is among the first few states to introduce e-Cabinet in the country. Secretary to
Chief Minister, Sonam Chombay also spoke on the occasion.
Handbook on Writing Cabinet Notes was also released by the Deputy Chief Minister
on the occasion.
32 patients regain eyesight
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Altogether thirty-two eye patient got back their vision in a two
days eye screening cum surgery camp conducted by the RK Mission Hospital Itanagar
at Shergaon and Rupa in West Kameng district on February 7 and 8 last.
The eye surgeries were conducted at Rupa Community Health Centre (CHC) by the team
of doctors including Dr. Lobsang Tsetim, Ophthalmologist from RK Misision Itanagar.
Dr. S.K. Thongon, SMO and Dr. Tsering Dorjee Thongdok also joined the eye camps.
Altogether 464 eye patients from Tenzingang, Morshing, Rupa, Jigaon, Thongre, Tenga,
Kalaltang attended the camp.
A 67-year-old Tsering Dema Thungon who regained her sight expressed gratitude to
the team, particularly, Dr. Lobsang Tsetim and NGO Garung Thuk for organising the
Expressing satisfaction over the camp, Dr. Lobsang said there were four severe cases
which could not be operated there. But he promised to conduct the surgery free of
cost in RK Mission Hospital Itanagar.
NE women convention unanimous on strengthening Women Commissions
IMPHAL, Feb 10: The need to strengthen state women commissions in respective North
East states made headway in the discussions at the North East Women Consultation,
a two-day convention of women representatives from North Eastern states.
Policy framework of the government for political participation of women of the North
Eastern states were also critiqued, with the resolution that states have to introduce
or reinforce gender policies and gender budget.
Organised by the North East Dialogue Forum and sponsored by the Centre for Social
Development the workshop held on Thursday at Youth Hostel Imphal, Manipur, saw women
representatives sharing first hand experiences of women issues; domestic violence,
restriction to inheritance rights, denial of human rights, displacement of women,
sexual violence including forced participation of women in pornography, polygamy,
spiritual violence, absence of regular court of law under customary laws etc. Issues
of marginalisation of North Eastern women in social, political, and economic domain
prominently came up in the discussion.
With the objective to give a platform to women representatives of the Northeastern
states to share experiences and their struggle against issues related to women, the
convention also aimed at developing strategies and mechanism for capacity building
to protect and promote women's rights.
Chairing the session on identifying common issues of women and developing strategy,
Editor of The Dawnlit Post, Dakter Esse spoke on women's political participation
and customary laws in Arunachal Pradesh.
Stressing on the need to codify and modify customary laws, Esse said that there's
conflict between the common law and the customary laws, adding that in customary
laws where practices of child marriage, polygamy, bride price are not regarded as
offences, is an offence under IPC. Though there has been slight decrease in practising
such offences, there is still a strong need to introduce an Act in the state that
of The Mizo, Divorce, Marriage and Inheritance of Property Act, 2014, added Esse.
This was also backed by representatives of other states who pitched for written forms
of customary laws in states where customary laws are seeped deep.
On political participation of women in Arunachal, Esse said that though women's participation
in electoral process is more than the male counterpart, women representatives till
date is less in state assembly and that their participation in village council meetings
is still under the guidance of male counterpart.
Convenor North East Dialogue Forum U Nobokishore speaking to the participants called
for research and documentation of all violence meted out to women in their respective
states while stressing on advocacy, capacity building and networking of women groups
in the North East.
Secretary Women Action for Development, Imphal Sobita Mangstabam gave an indepth
overview of armed conflict and its impact of women and children in Manipur.
Sobita stated that the trends of sexual violence on women has shifted from state
and non-state actors to the common people (relatives, neighbours, selfstyled relatives
of ministers and armed forces etc), while adding that attention is required on Criminal
justice System to improve human security and human rights.
Informing that the total recorded cases of crime against women since 2010 till date
is 1684, Sobita said that nothing much is being done by the state and centre to control
the rising crime against women in the region, thereby calling for Unite Nation's
intervention in the matter.
Representatives from North East Affected Area Development Society, Assam Nilashi
Neog and M. Saikia spoke on socio-political status of Assamese women, crime against
women and judicial system in Assam wherein the duo highlighted on delay in justice
and weak support from the administration and police department.
Human rights violation faced by Bodo women in Assam such as witch hunting and sexual
assaults were also highlighted.
Need of indigenous women group in Tripura and the challenges of indigenous population
falling under microscopic minority is an issue that is not being addressed, said
Ajita Tripura, a women representative of Tripura.
Vice chairman AIKO, Mizoram Maggie L Ralte spoke on land ownership by women and problem
of women drug users in Mizoram.
Issues of women survivor due to armed conflict in Nagaland, issues of migration due
to mining and its impact on women in Meghalaya were also discussed.
Formation of a common North East forum for women, workshops for head councils, lobby
and advocacy and capacity building training for women were some of the resolution
from the convention.
VC calls for quality teacher education
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor, Prof. T. Mibang has urged
upon all the education institutions to work seriously to provide quality teacher
education specifically school Internship programmes for quality education in schools.
Prof Mibang said this at the one-day workshop-cum-orientation on School Internship
of B.Ed. Programme organized by the Department of Education, RGU on Friday.
Pointing out the deteriorating condition of education scenario, Vice Chancellor has
requested all the teacher education institutions to take the programme seriously.
He appreciated the effort of the Department of Education for successful implementation
of School Internship of B.Ed. programme, first of its kind in the country, after
the introduction of B. Ed two years course.
Controller of Examination, Prof. R. Tamuli, highlighted the importance of Teacher
Education Programme as a professional course. He requested all the teacher education
institutes to take the Internship programme seriously for four months in addition
to their theoretical two-year programmes for proper orientation and professionalization
of teacher education.
Prof. K.C. Kapoor, Coordinator of the workshop, Prof. E. Hangsing, Prof. J. Sahoo,
Dean of the Faculty of Education also spoke on the occasion.
In the first technical session, Prof. Kapoor deliberated at length on the modalities
and procedure of implementing internship programme rigorously with proper evaluation
procedures. Prof. J Sahoo highlighted the involvement and cooperation of state education
department specifically Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education for which
department has already conducted one consultative meet with both the directors on
Nine Teacher Education Institutions (B.Ed) attended the workshop.
RGU Registrar, Prof. R. Taba, a senior faculty of education, underlined the importance
of the Internship Programme to have better teachers for better education. Taba also
distributed certificates to all the participants in the programme.
The internship programme is a joint effort of University, Teacher Education Institutions
and Directorate of School Education.
8 children detected with congenital heart disease
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: An echocardiography camp was conducted for children of age 0-18
years to confirm congenital heart diseases among children at Tomo Riba State Hospital
Naharlagun on Friday.
Of the total 37 children screened, eight were detected with congenital heart disease
and they were referred to Manipal Hospital for treatment.
The camp was conducted under Rashtriya Bal Swastiya Karyakaram of National Health
Mission and in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Health Society.
NHM State Mission Director PN Thungon informed that the children detected with the
diseases will be given free treatment under referral support scheme of the RBSK.
The main objective of the screening camp was to provide the under privileged free
consultation and check up.
Nodal officer (RBSK) Dr Amping Perme said that the camp mainly focused on children
with heart diseases particularly children with hole in heart. The patients will operated
upon free of cost under this mission.
Further, under this scheme, early screening and management of defects at birth, including
hole in the heart, defects in brain, spinal cord etc., deficiencies, diseases and
development delays in children upto 18 years are done and given free treatment, Dr.
Cardiac surgeon Dr. Gangadar and Echo technician Boge Kishore from Manipal Hospitals,
Bangalore were also present.
ALSDSU reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The All Lower Subansiri District Students' Union (ALSDSU) has reiterated
its demand for maintenance and immediate execution of Trans Arunachal Highway from
Potin to Bopi.
In its representation to the DC, it appealed for proper monitoring of the project
so that the desired target can be reached.
Urging the concern department and the construction agency for smooth and early completion
of the project, it warned individuals/groups to abstain from indulging in any kind
of hindrance against the work.
It further said that it would monitor the work till its completion; as it asked the
district administration to immediately disburse the compensation amount.
Union demands Likabali as temporary headquarters
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: While welcoming the GoAP's decision to create the Lower Siang district,
the Galo Students' Union (GSU) on Friday strongly urged the Chief Minister and the
local MLA -cum- Minster for Health & Family Welfare, Jomde Kena to honor the assurances
given to the Galo Welfare Society (GWS) and all its frontal organizations regarding
immediate functioning of temporary headquarters at Likabali.
'The people of 28th Likabali AC and 36th Nari-Koyu AC have been facing untold miseries
and sufferings since the last many decades. The districts should be created for administrative
convenience keeping in mind the welfare of the people and should not be used as a
political tool', the release further said.
The GSU further demanded immediate posting of DC and SP for Lower Siang at Likabali
by February 20 next, failing which it has threatened to launch mass boycott. It
also said that adequate funds should also be earmarked for the district in the upcoming
The union has also strongly demanded the Chief Minister to initiate the process for
creation of Leppa Rada district at the earliest.
Team of vets rushed to FMD hit areas
ZIRO, Feb 10: A team of vets and para-vets along with required medicines has been
rushed to Kebi, Depo, Chulyu, Amgi and Takam Pasa and Ziro-II areas of Lower Subansiri
district to contain the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in mithuns and other
livestock following the report from All Lower Subansiri District Volunteer Front.
Lower Subansiri, District Veterinary Officer, Dr. Hage Taley has informed that in
addition to treatment, the team will also see the ground realities and collect serum
and tissue samples for virus isolation and typing.
While informing that FMD is a viral disease and does not have any treatment, Dr.
Taley said that the disease can only be prevented by scheduled vaccination and controlled
by ring vaccination and treatment of affected animals to stop secondary infection.
He also urged the livestock owners to co-operate with the field functionaries in
immunizing their valued livestock and to report any outbreak or unnatural death to
the nearest veterinary centers at the earliest. (DIPRO)
Orientation programme for Smart City Volunteers
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 10: An orientation programme of the capital youths under the aegis
of 'Smart City Volunteer' for door to door and online campaign for citizen feedback
for smart city proposal of Itanagar was held at Itanagar Municipal Council Building
here on Friday. 38 boys and 12 girls, attended the orientation programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Municipal Executive Officer, Itanagar Municipal Council,
Habung Lampung exhorted the youths to extend support to sensitise the citizens of
capital about smart city. He opined that the youth is the ultimate ones to spread
awareness among the citizens.
IMC Smart city in charge cum Deputy Chief Councilor, Tarh Nachung also exhorted the
youths for successful door to door campaign. He spoke on the importance and involvement
of each and every individual in the process of preparation of smart city proposal
and said that the path to win smart city tag is almost like preparing for examination.
Itanagar Municipal Council Executive Engineer cum Nodal Officer Smart City, Tadar
Tarang, sensitised the youths about smart city project, its objectives, their role
and processes of winning smart city race.
He further informed that for selection of smart city Itanagar, four zones have been
identified, two at Itanagar, one each at Naharlagun and Nirjuli, whereby any citizens
can go the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5782XFC circulated in social media
and have the freedom to vote for the areas to be developed first.
Apart from this, he educated the youth on good behaviour and gentle approach while
on door to door survey.
As part of sensitisation, they were trained on filling up of citizen feedback forms
and online polling.
Further survey kits were handed over to the Smart city Volunteers.
District Level Implementation Committee meeting on MOVCD-NER
ZIRO, Feb 10: A District Level Implementation Committee meeting on Mission Organic
Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER) was held in the office
chamber of the Deputy Director, Agriculture, here on Friday.
According to the MoU signed by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh with organic production
and certification agencies in September, as part of the flagship program under PMO's
vision to brand North East Region as the organic hub of the world, Oppu Engineering
and Agro Services (OEAS), Naharlagun has been assigned as the consultant agency for
Lower Subansiri along with four other districts.
Speaking on the occasion, ADC, Nending Chatung extended full cooperation from the
district administration to OEAS in carrying out the mission organic chain development
program in the district.
'With the completion of this three year spanned project, farmers should have accessibility
to improved agriculture services and better access to markets and a better livelihood.
At the same time need-based infrastructures like cool rooms should be identified
and prioritized,' he added while citing example of kiwis which often get spoiled
due to unavailability of storage facilities.
He further suggested for including experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yachuli as
members of the District Level Implementation Committee to utilize their knowledge
and experience pertaining to the agricultural activities in the district.
Deputy Director Agriculture-cum-MOVCD-NER member secretary, Boria Nakum informed
the members that farmers in Ziro-I have been practicing organic cultivation since
couple of years especially, in kiwi gardens. He further suggested for declaring the
district as 'organic district' to phase out use of chemical fertilizers in other
parts of the district and replace it with organic fertilizers. He also insisted on
geo tagging of all farmlands for effective monitoring and inspections.
MOVCD Consultant, Tushar Ghosh with the help of a PowerPoint presentation informed
about the implementation process of MOVCD and the role of the OEAS as the Consultant
Agency. He further said that two crops have been indentified for organic certification
from Lower Subansiri district - Kiwis for Ziro-I and Cardamom for Yazali Circle.
OEAS Proprietor, Tadra Gandhi also spoke on the occasion.
HDO, Hibu Obing, ADO, Joram Robi and officials from the agriculture and horticulture
department also attended the meeting. (DIPRO)
IYA expresses displeasure over slow pace of work
ROING, Feb 10: The Ithumro Youth Association (IYA) of Hunli-Desali Block, have expressed
great displeasure over the overtly slow paced work of the BRO on the Hunli-Desali-Metengliang-Hayuliang
road under its Indo-China border road programme.
According to the IYA, 20 kms of the 3531.66 lacs project was supposed to be completed
by 2014, however, construction of only 8-9 kms has been done till date, whereas the
work had started around 4 years ago in 2012.
Hunli, Desali and other adjoining places face a lot of problem due to lack of motorable
road connectivity, making villages beyond Hunli accessible only via foot. Such road
projects bring a lot of hope for the people of the area, but improper and untimely
completion of the work makes people dejected, said the IYA.
The IYA also informed that during a meeting with OC BRO Hunli office in early August
last year the officer had told them that the survey is being conducted and the machines
and equipment would be installed in the selected areas by the end of August or September
2016. However, the equipment and machinery are yet to be installed.
RGGP conducts field visit for final year students of EEE
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic College (RGGPC), Itanagar
has conducted field visit for the final year students of Department of Electrical
& Electronics Engineering (EEE). The students visited Teesta-V Hydroelectric Plant
under National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC) at Singtam in East
Sikkim on Thursday. The visit was done under All India Council for Technical Education-North
East Quality Improvement Programme (AICTE-NEQIP). It was led by Lecturer cum Course
Coordinator Bengia Taday. They visited power station located at Balutar and dam site
Teesta-V Hydroelectric Plant (NHPC Ltd.), Singtam has installed capacity of 510 MW
and was commissioned in the year 2008. During the visit, students were shown various
types of electrical parts as well as equipments used in electrical generating station.
The engineers and officials deputed for the visit explained to the students about
their operations, control, maintenance and applications at length. They guided the
students at their highest technical level.
"It was a rare opportunity which gave the students to learn things practically in
a real-time functional environment through interaction, witnessing the working methods
and clarifying the doubts from experienced engineers/ officials from such a big power
developer of the country. This visit will give the students exposure to current work
practices as opposed to theoretical knowledge being taught in class rooms at Colleges,"
shared Course Coordinator, Bengia Taday.
Farm mela conducted at NERIST
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The department of Agricultural Engineering under North East Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) conducted Farm Technology Awareness-cum-Demonstration
Mela on Friday at its campus. The event was sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICAR) through All India Coordinated Research Project on Ergonomics and
Safety in Agriculture. About 50 farmers from different parts of Papum Pare district
as well as from nearby Assam participated in the Mela. The main theme of the Mela
was to show improved hand tools and farm machinery for enhancing the knowledge of
the farmers of this region through customized lectures, exhibitions along with demonstration
of the various feasible farm tools and machineries.
The Director of NERIST Prof. H. S. Yadav appreciated the efforts of the Department
of Agricultural Engineering for inspiring the farmers to adopt advanced technologies
in order to boost productivity. This is of primary importance given the fact that
India is a major agri-producing country, he added. Prof. Yadav further stated that
Agricultural Engineering is going to be one of the most sought after disciplines
in the years to come. The benefits can be drawn further by channelizing the resources
particularly, by harnessing the energy of the youth and orienting their focus towards
agriculture said Prof. Yadav.
Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and Mission Director, Mithun and Yak
Conservation, Dr. Taba Heli in his address emphasized on identifying the needs of
the farmers and imparting collaborative and coordinated efforts for the greater benefits
on the field. He also emphasized on the creation of a common platform for knowledge
sharing by bringing in the expertise of different departments under one platform
in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Dr Heli also stressed on the need of soil testing
in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras for ensuring better productivity and assessing suitability
of cultivating different crops.
Several farm machineries such as package of paddy cultivation (transplanter, drum
seeder, Vertical Conveyor reaper, improved sickle, pedal threshers, weeder winnower)
orange harvester, safety gadgets for dao, maize Sheller have been displayed during
the mela. Further, maize sheller and improved sickle has been distributed to each
District Agricultural Officer, Papum Pare Joram Tako highlighted the problems faced
by the farmers in the state and the declining agri-productivity. He appreciated the
efforts made by the Department of Agricultural Engineering in mitigating the problems
faced by the farmers in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and welcomed the move of conducting
the Mela. Further, he also provided an overview of the plans and programmes initiated
by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the benefit of the farmers.
While the head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering welcomed the delegates,
the PI of Project Dr. P. K. Pranav provided an outline of the programme and stressed
upon aligning the research made in the field of agriculture engineering to address
the actual needs of the farmers to boost productivity and profit.
Defence Pension Adalat held
KOHIMA, Feb 10: The 145th Defence Pension Adalat to educate the Ex-Servicemen of
North East region on pension policies and to rectify anomalies was held for the first
time in Dimapur under the aegis of Spear Corps.
Out of the 148 anomalies came up in the adalat, 109 cases were settled on the spot
and remaining cases were referred to PCDA, Allahabad for early settlement.
The Adalat was conducted by Controller General of Defence Accounts N Neihsial and
officials of PCDA, Allahabad.
The benefits of 7th Pay Commission and One Rank One Pension (OROP) were also elaborated.
The adalat held on February 8 and 9 was attended by 175 Ex- Servicemen, widows, Veer
Forest conservation and environmental awareness prog
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Public were sensitized on the importance of protection, preservation
and conservation of environment, forests and wildlife during an awareness camp organized
recently at Khapla village in East Kameng district by All East Kameng Environment
Protection & Development Committee (AEKEPDC).
Explaining the impacts and consequences of environmental pollution and forest fires
due to rampant destruction of forests, State CAMPA Steering Committee member Madan
Sonam, who also is the Chairman of Kassar Valley Welfare Organisation, appealed all
to refrain from rampant tree felling, hunting and fishing using chemicals and explosives,
State CAMPA Steering Committee Members Panye Laji and Nyakar Raksap appealed to the
public to become savior of wildlife by not killing them and burning down and destructing
AEKEPDC President Taram Bagang stressed the need to stop hunting of wildlife at any
cost and said that anyone found hunting should be booked under Wildlife Protection
Act. He appealed to the public to inform any illegal hunting to the concern authority
and informer(s) identity would not be disclosed.
Earlier, resource person from State CAMPA D Gogoi, who also is the nodal officer
of CAMPA, elaborated the role and function of CAMPA and appealed public to cooperate
it for larger interest of people and State.
The public, GBs and Gaon Buris from various villages of East Kameng district attended
the awareness programme.
The programme was organized in collaboration with State Compensatory Aforestation
Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) under Department of Environment and
Forest, GoAP. (From Taro Chatung)
NABARD launches Farmers' Club in Roing
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: A farmers' club, namely Rayang Farmers' Club in Rayang village,
Roing in Lower Dibang Valley was officially launched by National Bank for Agriculture
and Rural Development (NABARD) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) campus at Balek on Friday.
The Club has been promoted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balek and sponsored by NABARD.
During the launching programme, NABARD District Development Manager Nitya Mili briefed
all the members of the Club about the background of Farmers' Club- its origin, necessity,
benefits etc. and explained them the 5 Principles of Farmers' Club.
He advised all the members of Club to work together to develop appropriate technologies
and solutions to the problems of the farming sector.
Mili also explained the gathering that NABARD supports Farmers Clubs for a period
of three years with assistance for exposure visits, training through experts to encourage
progressive farming methods etc.
For this purpose, NABARD provides financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 to a Farmers'
Club annually for three years. To continue their functioning, after the period of
3 years, these farmers clubs are encouraged to start their own small savings.
Mili also explained in detail about all Centrally Sponsored Schemes like DEDS, NLM,
KCC, WCC etc. to the gathering.
Senior Scientist and Head of KVK Balek Dr. TJ Ramesha explained about the prospects
of various Agri/ Horti crops and Animal Husbandry of the region. He urged the members
to go for organic farming and encouraged them for cultivation of those crops which
are driven by market demand.
Dr. Ramesha also shared some of his earlier experiences of forming Farmers' Club
and the practicality of the Clubs. He also explained the Club members about all the
necessary assistance and other benefits they would get from KVK in the coming days
after formation of the Club.
Later, all the members of the Club accompanied by KVK staff were taken for a field
visit in the KVK campus where they were exposed to demonstrative model of Vegetable
Production Plot, Azolla unit, Vermicomposting unit, Fodder unit, Tuber crops, Poly
house, Fish Smoking Unit and Solanaceous crops etc.
NDD launched in East Kameng and Papum Pare
Itanagar, Feb 10: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk launched another
round of National De-worming Day (NDD) under National Health Mission by administering
an Albendozale tablet to a child here at GMS Pacha, Seppa on Friday.
The programme is being conducted in every circle of the district by the District
Health Society in collaboration with the District Administration. Administrative
officers, health staffs and Anganwadi Workers are closely monitoring the success
of the programme. A mop up day for left out children is scheduled to be organised
in every circle on February 15.
Under this programme, all children in the age group between 1-19 years are going
to be de-wormed at various Anganwadi centres and schools of the district. Around
36000 children spread over 354 schools and 480 AWCs of the district are expected
to be de-wormed during the proposed NDD and Mop up Day.
Among others, DMO Dr. C L Mallo, DRCHO Dr. K Lapung, DDSE i/c Ashing Lamgu, SMO Dr.
K Sopin, DANO Dr. S K Suman, teachers and health staffs were present on the occasion.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of the District Health Society Tai Kaye
distributed Albendazole - de-worming tablets to school children at Upper Primary
School, Yupia to mark the launch of the National De-worming Day.
In his address, the DC gave stress on proper implementation of the NDD programme
at schools including Govt and Private schools, Anganwadi centres, in block levels
and district levels. He further urged the DMO and DRCHO to verify expiry and manufacturing
dates of de-worming tablets for ensuring any untoward incident. He also put emphasis
on regular and proper hand washing, especially before taking any food and after toilets
for maintaining health and hygiene.
DMO Yupia Dr Tasso Kampu highlighted the importance of NDD for the children between
the 1-19 years of age. There is no any side effect of albendazole tablets, rather
it kills worms of the body, she said. She also suggested the teaching staff to give
albendazole tablets to all schools children from 1-19 years of age.
DRCHO Yupia Dr. J. Ado requested the public, students and other stake holders to
actively take part in NDD programme for its successful implementation.
Among others, DANO Dr. Tana Raju, health staff from the offices of DMO and DRCHO,
school Head Mistress Rumi, teaching staff and school children were present on the
Employable skill development training
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is organizing
a week's short-term employable skill development training program from February 14
at Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar.
Training will be imparted to 100 candidates for various jobs like electrician, plumber,
computer operator, driver-cum-mechanic during the week-long programme
to be conducted by GPTI, a registered /empanelled local Vocational Training Provider
under the Department based at Aalo, Lakhimpur and Guwahati.
The training programme is being organized under the initiative of the Governor, who
will also attend the valedictory function and distribute certificates to the successful
trainees on February 22.
Do not deprive students: AAPACSU
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Students' Union (AAPACSU)
has requested the state government not to deprive students of their stipends and
scholarships claiming that many rightful students were deprived of their stipend/scholarship
amount. It has written to the chief minister in this regard.
Awareness prog on 'Energy conservation building code' concludes
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: A two-day long awareness workshop-cum-training programme on 'Energy
conservation building code' jointly conducted by the APEDA and Global Evolutionary
Energy Design (GEED) at Roing concluded on Wednesday last.
Lower Dibang Valley DC, Deepak Shinde who inaugurated the programme advised the trainees
to avail maximum benefit from the resource persons and implement the knowledge in
practical field work.
The workshop-cum-training was also attended by Roing ADC, Chesta Yadav DSP, Opir
Paron besides, resource persons from GEED and HoDs of technical departments.
FIR lodged against police officer
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Alleging that one police officer in the rank of Inspector has managed
to get her appointment by submitting fake graduation certificate, one Kipa Hipik
in complaint lodged at Banderdewa Police Station has appealed for early registration
of the FIR and conduct inquiry.
The complainant alleged that the graduation certificate of the police officer-Gari
Tai presently serving at PTC, Banderdewa, which was obtained through RTI, is found
to be 'fake'.
The complainant demanded prompt inquiry into the matter by police.
Legendary singers to be honoured
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Renowned singers Moge Doji, Jomnya Siram and late Marto Kamdak
will be honored with "Galo Centurion Melodies Award" during the first Galo singing
legends felicitation cum artistes' meet--2017 7 scheduled to be held on March 4 at
Aalo in West Siang district.
The main objective of the programme being organized by a committee constituted under
the banner of GGL Group and co-powered by Galo Peoples' Front is to give due recognition
to contribution of Galo singing legends.
Further, a book containing profiles of first generation singing legends (of 1970-80s)
and an audio album dedicated to them will be released on the occasion.
Merger to BJP
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The ZPM of Thembang Block and Anchal Chairpersons of Thembang and
Dirang Blocks along with other Panchayat leaders and members have merged into BJP
from Congress (INC) party.
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: A fire broke out at Dokum Colony Itanagar on February five, wherein
the residence of one Takam Tader was burnt down.
Fire men were summoned and they extinguished the fire after battling for 3 hours.
But damage had already been done as the family lost all the property and important
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: The Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex (LPWCCC)
has mourned the demise of Nabam Regum, who passed away in a road accident between
Nirjuli and Banderdewa on Thursday.
Late Regum was pursuing his LLB from Arunachal Law Academy.
LPWCCC offered condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
Also mourning the demise of the youth, the Nabam Youth Association (NYA) remembered
him as kind and helpful by nature and said that his contribution towards NYA will
always be remembered.
Training held on 'Production of Vermicompost'
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: In all 56 farmers/villagers/beneficiaries from different parts
of the state and North Lakhimpur, Assam attended a day-long training and awareness
programme on 'Production of vermicompost ,organized by CSIR-North East Institute
of Science & Technology Branch Itanagar, at the institute's premises here on Friday.
Sc in Charge, NEIST Branch Itanagar, Dr. Jagat C Borah and resource person, Dr. B.
C. Baruah delivered a lecture on 'Vermicomposting and commercial production of vermicompost'
while, Senior Scientist, Dr. Chandan Tamuly assured to provide a business linkage
of the vermicompost product in the market.
During the programme, the participants also visited the demonstration unit installed
at the institute. Dr. Director, CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, D. Ramaiah, Co-ordinator, CSIR-NEIST
Branch Itanagar, Dr. P. Sengupta and Sr. Scientist cum Principal Investigator Dipankar
Neog were also present on the occasion.
Police personnel attend Legal Awareness Camp
YINGKIONG, Feb 10: Upper Siang District Superintendent of Police, Amulya Boruah urged
the Police Personnel to educate themselves to know their duties and responsibilities
while addressing a day-long Legal awareness camp for police personnel which was conducted
by the Upper Siang District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Yingkiong at SP Conference
Hall here on Friday.
The camp was conducted with the aim to create awareness and fill the communication
gap between the Judiciary and Police Personnel.
JMFC-cum-Civil Judge and DLSA Member Secretary, Habung Tangu briefed the police personnel
about various Services available under District Legal Services Authority, Arunachal
Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme 2011, Legal Clinic, role of Investigating Officer
and Principle of Criminal Trial.
Also present as Resource Persons were advocates Akoying Tekseng, Kabang Taron and
Dubom Tekseng who spoke -Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, the
Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and rights of arrested person etc.
Upper Siang DSP, Tapang Tatak also spoke on the occasion.(DIPRO)
Awareness created on Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, Feb 10: An awareness programme on Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan was organized
in Mengio Sub-Division by the Papum Pare District Unit Mahila Morcha on Thursday
last, wherein participants were informed about Prime Minister's Welfare Schemes like
Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.
During the programme, Papum Pare District Unit Mahila Morcha, President, Tarak Yallo
along with Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha President, Tadar Yaying Bengia, State
Secretary incharge Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Dr. Taba Nirmali, District BJYM President,
Techi Tahe Tara and former Pradesh Mahila Morcha President, Padmasri Jomoh created
awareness on the importance of health care during pregnancy.
The team also informed the people about the Prime Minister's Welfare Scheme Surakshit
Matritva Abhiyan under which all the doctors across the country have been given a
call to provide free-medical check-up facility to pregnant women on the 9th of each
Free medical check-up was also conducted for the people during the awareness programme.