Arunachal inks MoU with NDDB to start ‘White Revolution’
AHMEDABAD, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to kick-start a 'White Revolution'
in collaboration with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) based at Anand, Gujarat.
After a meeting with NDDB officials at Anand, about 100 km from Ahmedabad, a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) was inked on Tuesday by Arunachal Pradesh government and NDDB
in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.
While Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin signed on behalf of the state government,
NDDB was represented by its Chairman Dilip Rath. Also present during the signing
ceremony were Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism P D Sona, Principal Secretary Satyagopal
and Secretary to CM Sonam Chombay. As per the MoU, NDDB will conduct a survey related
to milk production and consumption and identify areas of intervention in Arunachal
Pradesh. Based on the survey, the Board will prepare a comprehensive five-year dairy
development plan and provide technical support to establish fair and transparent
milk procurement system for milk producers of the state.
NDDB will also provide technical support in terms of establishment of dairy infrastructure,
cattle feed and mineral mixture plant etc besides providing training and capacity
building of farmers, executives, leaders, supervisors, dairy technicians, etc.
Mineral mapping of the state will also be done to find out the status of mineral
deficiency in soil and based on that the Board will formulate composition of area
specific mineral mixture.
NDDB began its operations with the mission of making dairying a vehicle to a better
future for millions of grassroots milk producers. The mission achieved thrust and
direction with the launching of "Operation Flood", a programme extending over 26
years and which used World Bank loan to finance India's emergence as the world's
largest milk producing nation. Operation Flood's third phase was completed in 1996
and has to its credit a number of significant achievements.
The Anand model of Amul fame, adopted by NDDB, has been immensely successful as it
involves people in their own development through cooperatives where professionals
are accountable to leaders elected by producers.
The institutional infrastructure -- village cooperative, dairy and cattle feed plants,
state and national marketing -- is owned and controlled by farmers. Anand Pattern
cooperatives have progressively, linked producers directly with consumers.
In another significant development, the state government signed another MoU with
the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Government of Gujarat, as
a part of the Investment Promotion Activity for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017.
With an objective to encourage commercial and economic cooperation between both the
states, the MoU paves way for the GIDC to facilitate Department of Industries, Government
of Arunachal Pradesh, to obtain necessary permissions, registrations, approvals,
clearances, etc from concerned departments of Gujarat as per existing policies, rules
and regulations of the state government.
NDDB was set up in 1965 with the basic objective of replicating the famous Amul model
throughout the country.
APFA all set to kick-start AIFF's Grassroots Prog
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) is all set to undertake
All India Football Federation's (AIFF) ambitious Grassroots Programme throughout
Arunachal Pradesh in phase-wise manner from March next.
The first phase of the programme will be launched in Capital Complex under the guidance
of AIFF's Grassroots Programme Director Anju Turambekar, informed APFA general secretary
Kipa Ajay. Registration of children for the programme will start on January 11 at
APFA office, Naharlagun.
Grassroots football is for boys and girls between 6-12 years of age. The program
aims to provide playing opportunities to as many children as possible in the age
group of 6-12 years. It also aims to reach 350,000 kids across the country. It acts
as a starting point in the player development pathway. The top players from the Grassroots
Program, after reaching the age of 12, will be identified by the states and if seen
as good enough, will be inducted into various academies run by clubs and the AIFF.
Further, APFA is organizing a seminar on football refereeing on January 14 at Naharlagun
as part of football development as well as promotion of refereeing in the state.
AIFF's Referee Chairman Gautam Kar will chair the meeting and give detailed information
regarding referee structures and registration; Ajay informed and sought participation
of all the District Sports Officers, presidents and secretaries of District Football
Associations, coaches, referees and senior players in the meeting.
Paklu Taipodia wins Eastern India Miss Fitness-2017 title
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Female bodybuilder and fitness athlete Paklu Taipodia of Arunachal
Pradesh once again brought laurel to the state by winning the Eastern India Miss
Fitness-2017 title at Nagaon, Assam on Sunday last.
Competing at 7th Eastern India Bodybuilding Championship, the weightlifter turned
bodybuilder Taipodia outshined the participants of 12 states of Eastern India which
includes Odhisa, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland,
Manipur and Tripura. Taipodia bagged 5th position in the recently held Senior National
Meanwhile, Sports Authority of Arunachal chairman, Gora Makik, Secretary Sports and
Youth Affairs, Dani Salu and Arunachal Bodybuilding Association president, Techi
Jobae congratulated Taipodia for her achievement.
‘Philanthropic will needed for TAH to materialize’
ZIRO, Jan 10: Commissioner GA/DA and Education, Hage Kojeen said that a philanthropic
will is required from the denizens of Lower Subansiri district for Trans Arunachal
Highway (TAH) to see the light of the day. He was speaking in the meeting of HoDs
convened at the conference Hall of a hotel in Hapoli on Tuesday.
"Good connectivity in terms of road and air will propel the economy of this area.
Local officers should mobilise and motivate the public and land owners to relax land
compensation claims for speedy implementation of the projects," he added while referring
to the delayed TAH construction and civilian terminal project at ALG, Ziro.
He also took stock of various infrastructural projects and flagship programmes and
schemes under various departments. Emphasizing on the need to improve work culture
amongst people, he directed HoDs to strictly adhere to biometric attendance for the
staff. Later, he also interacted with the officials of education department and took
stock of various projects and flagship programs. (DIPRO)
NAAM Foundation to build school in Arunachal
THANE, Jan 10: The NAAM Foundation, established by actors Nana Patekar and Makrand
Anaspure has decided to extend its activities to other states, including Arunachal
Pradesh, and will be building schools there for children of defence personnel killed
"The foundation will build schools for children of the jawans (army and para-military
force personnel) in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya,"
said Anaspure in an interview at the Rambhau Mhalgi lecture series on Monday night.
He said "Last year deaths of many jawans took place and we find that there is a dire
need for schools in these states. Hence NAAM has decided to extend its activities
The foundation has been active since September 2015 and works for upliftment of families
of those farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra due to crop failure and loan
‘Withheld tender process of PMGSY schemes’
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Arunachal Pradesh Democracy & Anti-Corruption Peoples' Forum
(ADACPF) has demanded for withholding tender process of PMGSY sanctioned schemes
of 2016-17 and preparation of revise estimate thereof.
In its representation submitted to the Chief Engineer, RWD, PMGSY CEO, ARRDA RWD,
it claimed that the estimates of PMGSY schemes are often 100 times more than that
of the actual cost of the work done.
The amount shown in the estimates and sanctioned so far could have covered 10kms
per scheme but have been sanctioned for just 2 to 3kms per estimation and approved
scheme, it maintained further adding that estimates are prepared by the works department
in connivance with the elected legislators and are only awarded to their kith and
Ringu clinches silver in National School Games
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Ringu Tara of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Polo Colony became
the first boxer from the state to win a silver medal in National School Games.
Ringu, son of Ringu Kanu of Kurung Kumey district, presently residing at Karsingsa,
achieved the feat in the recently held 62nd National School Games (Boxing) at Gwalior,
Madhya Pradesh from December 24 to 29 last. Arunachal Pradesh had clinched a bronze
medal in boxing in the previous National School Games. The school team was led by
instructor cum team manager Tenzing Chogyal.
Meeting on celebration of National Voters’ Day
ROING, Jan 10: A district consultative committee meeting of various HoDs/EROs/AEROs/admin
officers/ principals/NGOs/BLOs was convened at the Anchal Samity Hall here on Tuesday,
to discuss various issues relating to celebration of National Voters' Day (NVD) on
Jan 25 next.
Speaking on the occasion, ADC, Chesta Yadav informed that various programme like
drawing competition/essay competition and awareness campaigns will be conducted at
secondary level schools in the district to create awareness among masses on NVD.
While emphasizing on more participation of young voters, she directed all BLOs to
submit the list of newly registered election card by Jan 22 next.
Meanwhile, ADC along with CO (Election), Mary N Taloh took part in an interactive
session programme at VKV Roing as a part of activities under NVD.
The meeting was attended by EACs, NK Namchoom, Rebecca Tayeng and J Umpo, CO, HoDs,
school principal, BLOs and other officials.
At Yupia, while chairing the meeting regarding celebration of NVD at the conference
hall of DC Office, Papum Pare DC -cum District Election Officer, Tai Kaye informed
that the National Voters Day will be celebrated on Jan 25 at Rono Community Hall,
Doimukh this year. He further appealed to all the EROs / AEROs of the circle to celebrate
the National Voters Day in a proper manner with participation of eligible voters
at their administrative HQ/ polling station as per the direction of the CEO. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Tai Kaye, who also is the Chairman
of District Health Society, on Monday last, launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit
Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) at Tomo Riba Institute of Hospital and Medical Science (TRIHMS),
The PMSMA is a new initiative of the Narendra Modi Government aimed at boosting the
health care facilities for pregnant women, especially the poor. Pregnant women will
be given free health check-up and required treatment for free on the 9th of every
month under the programme. The scheme is applicable for pregnant women to avail in
all government hospitals.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC called upon the health officials for effective
implementation of the programme to achieve its main objective.
District RCH Officer, Dr. J Ado highlighted on the aims and objective of PMSMA through
PowerPoint presentation while, DMO Dr. T Kampu appealed to all the health workers
to take part in the programme to provide quality ANC to dropped out or missed pregnant
women in routine ANC.
Medical Superintendent, Dr. D Raina said that there will be special ANC clinic on
every 9th of month besides daily routine ANC in the hospital.
Gynaecologist Head of Dept. of Obs & Gynae, Dr. B Mala also spoke during the programme
and assured to have special ANC in the hospital with adequate logistics.
Earlier, a total of 32 Ante Natal Checkups were done during the day at TRIHMS, Naharlagun.
The PMSMA has also been launched in all the health facilities (CHCs/PHCs) of the
DIPRO adds from Bomdila: District Health Society, West Kameng launched the PMSMA
at District Hospital Bomdila on Monday last. On the day of launching the programme,
six missed out and dropped out pregnant women from Bomdila and Rupa block underwent
antenatal check up and laboratory investigation. They were also given Iron folic
acid tablets and vaccinated with Tetanus Toxide (TT) injection. They also underwent
ultrasonography screening to determine the size and position of the foetus.
NYP training PwSAs in 21 states
Set up traditional emporium: Swamiji
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: RKM Hospital secretary Swami Vishweshananda Maharaj on Tuesday
exhorted National Youth Project (NYP) to continue skilling people with special abilities
(PwSAs) to make them worthy citizens of India.
Secretary RKMH advocated opening an emporium to showcase and sale the indigenous
traditional dresses and beads, in his inaugural address of the two-month training
for PwSAs, sponsored by Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped
(AYJNIHH) under Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in NYP training
DDK News head Manikant Thakur said that the NYP identifying and skilling them as
a mission deserves appreciation as it is in tune with Govt. of India's Stand UP and
Start Up programmes, among numerous schemes to benefits the divyangs, provided they
learn to avail the benefits honestly as there is no dearth of fund with the GoI.
The Arunachal pavilion in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017 was lauded by PM Modi
on Monday, he said, adding the stage has been set by the NYP for the trainees to
benefit from the innovative initiative, Thakur added.
With the conviction of making the PwSAs part of nation building process, the present
central Govt. formed Skill Development Ministry and Social Justice and Empowerment
Department in 2016 and empanelled 27 NGOs, including NYP to take up the works, NYP
trustee H P Biswas earlier said.
The NYP has been training PwSAs in 21 states, including in Arunachal since 2008 and
so far has trained 3,640 while this year's target is 783, Biswas said, adding that
NYP has collaborated with Gandhi Smriti Darshan (GSD).
The traditional attires and beads once selected would be sold in GSD emporium and
those trained could be suppliers to earn a decent livelihood, Biswas said.
He regretted that though the state has over 33,000 PwSAs but hardly 20% of them have
disability certificate, essential for availing Govt. benefits. But the state lacks
initiative, inadequate doctors and infrastructure to meet the goal. He advised the
trainees to be committed during training to receive Rs 5,000 in two instalments in
their bank account only with 80% attendance.
Traditional fashion designer as master trainer Nana Gona also demonstrated her creative
traditional dresses and beads on the occasion.
IMC suspends parking charges
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The collection of vehicle parking charges in all notified areas
within the jurisdiction of Itanagar Municipal Council has been suspended w.e.f. January
"No parking fees shall be collected by any agencies in the name of IMC till further
order," Chief Municipal Executive Officer Itanagar Municipal Council said in an order.
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, V Shanmuganathan has greeted the people
of the state on the festive occasion of Sarok. He expressed hope that the festivity
will usher in peace and harmony for all and good harvest in the year ahead.
'On this joyous occasion, I join my Aka brethren in offering our prayers to Almighty
to bless each one of us with his choicest blessings', the Governor said in his message.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Pema Khandu has also extended greetings to the people
of state on the occasion of Sarok festival. Extending his warm wishes particularly
to the Aka community, Khandu hoped that the festival would bring prosperity, happiness
and strengthen the communal ties in the state. (PRO to Governor/CMO)
Stalemate between ITW and govt continues
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The stalemate between Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) and the authority
continues as the indefinite 'whistle down' strike entered day two on Tuesday. So
far the authority did not react on the current agitation. In a statement ITW stated,
"Despite giving six years of dedicated service, we still do not have our jobs secured".
The agitating traffic wardens vowed to continue their agitation until the state government
fulfil their demands. ITW have been demanding for equal pay for equal job and enhancement
of salary, regularization of jobs, promotional opportunities along with job security.
"If the state government wants us to stop our ensuing whistle down strike, they must
come up with a mechanism," ITW further added.
T20 Christmas Trophy begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The Nirjuli Cricket Club won the opening match of the 6th Running
T20 Christmas Trophy organized by Ganga Youth Club here on Monday last.
The team defeated Police Colony Cricket Club by 32 runs.
The tournament was earlier inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary, Techi Kaso and
social worker Taro Tagia.
Wildlife cartooning workshop organized
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Over 50 students from in and around Tippi-Bhalukpong area participated
in a day long wildlife cartooning workshop at Nature Interpretation Centre, Tippi
Wildlife Range organized by Pakke Tiger Reserve on Monday last.
Aimed at nurturing creativity as well as raising their awareness about wildlife,
noted wildlife cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty was the resource person for the workshop.
Creator of cartoon series 'Green Humour', Rohan involved the students in fun filled
interactive session and shared information related to the rich biodiversity, wildlife
and related conservation issues in a simplified manner.
RFO Tippi Wildlife Range, Kime Rambia briefed the students on how cartoons are being
used nowadays to convey messages in a humorous or satirical way and how cartooning
can be taken up as a hobby or as serious career choice.
EAC Bhalukpong Tamo Riba also spoke.
Compulsory use of GPS in schemes execution stressed
YINGKIONG, Jan 10: The Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner, Remo Kamki has called for
compulsory use of GPS in execution of the schemes to avoid duplicity of works.
He was addressing a District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting convened under his
chairmanship at the DC's Conference Hall here on Monday last.
Kamki further directed the DPO to serve a copy to all the DLMC members on all the
ongoing schemes and directed the executing agencies to submit reports on remarks
of third party Monitoring Committee.
The DLMC members also resolved to issue Sub-divisional and Circle level Monitoring
Committee notification shortly. (DIPRO)
Handicrafts expo begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: A Handicrafts Expo-2017 organized by Arunachal Pradesh Handloom
& Handicraft Development Society began at C-sector here on Tuesday.
Speaking during its inaugural session, Assistant Director (Handicrafts), Rajib Saikia
hoped that such expo will provide good platform for upcoming entrepreneurs/artisans
of the state to showcase their products.
Designer from Export Promotion Council of Handicrafts, Tashi Wangmu highlighted the
Digital Payments of GoI and how handicrafts artisans can avail the benefits from
All the officers and staffs of Directorate and various artisans/entrepreneurs/NGOs/cooperative
societies were present on the occasion. The expo will continue till Jan 19 next.
Capacity building camp begins
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: A three-day long 9th Capacity Building Camp organized for schools
established and being run by the RK Mossang Memorial Society, began at the Setong
Sena outdoor stadium in Jairampur on Monday last.
MLA, Laisam Simai who earlier, inaugurated the camp also released a souvenir published
by the NGO in presence of Jairampur ADC, SS Choudhury, public leaders, officers and
Social worker no more
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: The All Kra Daadi District Students Union (AKDDSU) has deeply
mourned the demise of social worker Byabang Gyani of Radang Village under Kra Daadi
Late Byabang Gyani is survived by three sons and a daughter.
In a release, AKDDSU president, Gora Rikam remembered Late Gyani as a selfless social
worker who worked for the development of Palin Circle. He had also generously donated
his land for the establishment of Middle school in his native village Langdung, stated
the AKDDSU president while terming his demise as a great loss to the society.