Fire destroys 16 houses
AALO, Jan 17: Seven dwelling houses, six semi RCC and three OBT barracks were devastated
in two separate fire incidents at Ngomdir village and Gour Hill on Tuesday.
Six units of semi RCC and three units of OBT barracks that belonged to Department
of Hydro Power were reduced to ashes at Gour Hill at 2.30 am.
In another fire incident that broke out at Ngomdir village at around 10 am, seven
dwelling houses were completely gutted.
Properties worth lakhs of rupees, including Power Tiller, Rice Mills, Motorcycles,
and Gun etc were either lost or damaged in the fire.
The district administration represented by EAC Liyi Bagra, West Siang DSP and DDMO
rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The fire victims of both Gour
Hill and Ngomdir village were provided immediate support in form of cash payments.
ITWs disappointed with government apathy
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: As the continuing deadlock between the authorities and agitating
Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) entered its ninth day with authorities not being able
to make any headway, the ITWs have questioned the state government's silence over
Addressing media persons at the Press Club here this afternoon, Taniang Yao, a second
batch Traffic Warden said that ITWs have also approached the Chief Minister regarding
the matter but there has been no response from his side till date.
While reiterating their demands which include; job regularization, enhancement of
payment, end to payment deduction besides, 15 day casual leave annually and abolition
of muster roll, Yao said that the government could at least absorb the 200 ITWs in
the department on casual basis if not on permanent basis.
'Earlier, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Sandeep Kumar Singh gave us only verbal
He asked us to either leave our job and sign an undertaking declaring that we will
be re-appointed in the same department or continue with our jobs that too, without
giving any written assurance. We have been denied any other option', he claimed adding
that most of the ITWs are over age now and cannot apply for other jobs hence, did
not accept the proposal.
'Seeking regularization of jobs after serving the state government for 6 long years,
is a legitimate right of the ITWs. If the government had regularized the jobs of
hundreds of SSA teachers then why cannot it regularize the ITWs', he further questioned.
The ITWs have maintained that back in 2011, when the recruitment of ITWs began the
then DIGP (Traffic), Robin Hibu assured them that about 30 of them will later be
absorbed in the fire brigade or the Home department based on their performance and
Tabang Yati, a first batch ITW said that the authorities have utterly failed to fulfill
its assurance. 'We have submitted a total of 11 memorandums since 2013 to the authorities
but there has been no positive response from their end. Moreover, the Home department
has also declared that recruitment of ITWs does not come under its purview. The authority
to recruit the ITWs rests with the Chief Estate Officer (CEO) only', he claimed.
The ITWs have further vowed to continue with its 'whistle down strike' until all
its demands are met with.
Rijiju calls for cordial relationship between Assam and Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju called upon people of both Assam and
Arunachal Pradesh to maintain the age-old cordial relationships and said that petty
individual cases should not be given communal colour.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the newly constructed building of Tarasso
Police Station on Tuesday, Rijiju said that the people of both Assam and Arunachal
have been maintaining a very good relation since time immemorial and the same should
At a time when the people of Arunachal Pradesh had been struggling for development,
the people of Assam contributed a lot. And now, the people from Assam are getting
the benefit from Arunachal in various forms, including jobs, he said.
He said that with the inauguration of the police station building a long standing
demand of the people of Tarasso has been fulfilled.
He said that there are numerous places in Arunachal Pradesh where road connectivity
is required and Tarasso is one of those areas where the road connectivity is very
"Development cannot be possible without proper road connectivity," he said, and urged
the State Govt. to take up the land acquisition for construction of road connectivity.
Union Minister of State for Food Processing & Industry Sadhni Niranjan Jyoti, who
accompanied Rijiju, said she was awestruck by the scenic beauty of the state and
its people. She said that the state has tremendous scope for development of food
processing industry and urged upon the state government to take immediate steps in
Home Minister Kumar Waii, local MLA and Minister for UD, Law and Justice, Nabam
Rebia also spoke on the occasion.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye, top state police officials, HoD, GBs and
locals of Tarasso attended the inauguration programme. DIPRO
Food processing industries can transform state’s economy: Union Minister
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Arunachal Pradesh with varied types of agriculture and horticulture
crops has huge potentials to develop food processing industries which can transform
the socio-economic condition of the state, said Union Minister of State for Food
Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.
The Central Government is giving special attention for development of the Northeastern
region and DoNER Ministry was created solely for this purpose, the Union Minister
said in a meeting on 'Arunachal Pradesh Food PRO'organized jointly the Indian Chamber
of Commerce (ICC) and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GoI at State Banquet
Hall here on Tuesday.
The Union MoS was all praise for the local fruits, particularly 'kiwi' which, according
to her, is much better than that of kiwis of Germany and New Zealand in both taste
Stating that Food Processing Industries contributes 13% to national growth, she said
that the whole nation can be developed through food processing industries.
The four Mega Food Parks being set up in the North East would provide enough scope
for promotion of this sector besides providing job opportunities to youths, she said,
and assured to look into the problems and extend support from her ministry for development
of the sector in the state.
Industries Minister Tamiyo Taga said that although the region has huge potential
in agri-business and food processing sector, it is suffering due to insufficient
infrastructure, entrepreneurship and business supporting institutions.
He informed that the state has an investor friendly industrial policy, which provides
incentives to eligible food processing units as additional State Capital Investment
Subsidy @20% subject to a ceiling of Rs 25 lakh.
The minister said that due to the delinking of the National Mission on Food Processing
launched by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries boosting the food processing
sector during the 12th five year plan ( 2012-2017) the state government is facing
a committed liability of Rs 6.06 crore against 34 pending proposals.
Taking the opportunity, Taga urged the union minister to launch a similar type of
scheme for boosting the sector in the state. He also advocated for setting up of
micro and small industries which should be environment friendly.
The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Food Processing informed that the ministry is
taking up three new schemes for creation of infrastructure in agro processing industries,
backward and forward linkages for perishable produces and creation of food processing
and modernization of units to reduce wastages.
Commissioner (Horticulture) Belatee Pertin called upon the entrepreneurs to come
up to avail government schemes and set up industrial units.
Government cannot run industries. It can only act as facilitator for its promotion,
he said, and called for promotion of food processing sector in state. Pertin also
emphasized on regulation of market prices through organized sector and organic certification
Tahang Taggu, Commissioner Industries requested the GoI to continue promotional support
for developing food processing industries in the state.
Earlier, Madhuparna Bhowmick, Additional Director & Head of Agriculture & Food, ICC
informed that food processing is one of the largest industries contributing to 13%
of the country's total export. North East region which is endowed with immense potentials
of fruits, agro and other produces could emerge as significant food processing hub,
she said and called for setting up of small scale local industries to tap the resources.
Taru Talo, Director Industries asked the entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to
enhance their technical knowhow and derive optimum benefit of the programme.
Officials from Industries, Agriculture, Horticulture and other line departments,
resource persons from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), local entrepreneurs and other
stakeholders attended the day-long meeting. DIPRO
Health camp at inaccessible Vijoynagar
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: A medical relief and rescue camps were organized in the remote
Vijoynagar circle in Changlang district by a local NGO Life Care Foundation from
24th December to 7th January. More than 3000 people in the valley were benefited.
Four serious patients brought in stretcher were treated while one serious patient
was evacuated to city hospital. Medical Camps were conducted in five different places.
One serious patient who needed better health facility was evacuated by the 13th Assam
Rifles helicopter, informed Philip Ngwazah Director of Life Care Foundation.
A group of US tourists who were visiting Margherita-Miao-Namdapha-Vijoynagar tourist
circuit during the time of medical camp voluntarily supported it. Most of the tourists
were from medical profession and volunteers of Tourist team headed by Dr. Duehrssen,
Dr. Chuck and Dr. Ha Thi along with paramedics, EMRs/Nurses and EMTs treated many
patients which included 8 minor surgeries.
Acknowledging the contribution of Chief Minister, local MLA cum Minister Kamlung
Mosang, 13th Assam Rifles, district administration, health deptt, police and visiting
Tourists from USA, LCF Director, Philip Ngwazah stated that without their wholehearted
support, the weeklong medical camps in the remote valley would not have been possible.
He also informed that till date there is no road connectivity to the remote valley,
and villagers have to hike the long trail of 157 kms in five days to reach the nearest
Bogibeel bridge likely to complete by December
RUKSIN, Jan 17: The Bogibeel Bridge over Brahmaputra is likely to be thrown open
for vehicular traffic in March, 2018.
According to Deputy Chief Engineer (Construction) of NF Railway (NFR) MK Singh, the
bridge will be completed by December, 2017 and the NFR is hopeful of opening the
bridge for traffic in March, 2018.
Although the commissioning of country's longest rail-cum-road bridge has been rescheduled
for March, 2018, the Northeast Frontier Railways will press for completion of the
project by the end of this year.
The Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) entrusted for building the bridge has reportedly
achieved about 70 per cent work. It has engaged some 1,500 personnel to meet the
The 4.94-km-long bridge is located over 20 km away from the Assam- Arunachal Pradesh
boundary and will act as an alternative to the Tezpur bridge in providing connectivity
to people residing in Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
APCC refutes Pema's allegation of dictatorship
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Tuesday refuted
the allegation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu that he was not allowed to function
independently as chief minister that compelled him to quit the party.
Pema reportedly leveled this allegation against Indian National Congress during a
programme at Borum which was also attended by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Reacting sharply to the allegation, APCC Spokesperson Hina Camder Tok in a counter
press statement said that former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had voluntarily made way
for Pema to become Chief Minister after the historic Supreme Court verdict that had
reinstalled the Congress Government in the state.
"Tuki invited Pema to become leader of the Congress Legislature Party without dictation
from the party high command. He made this sacrifice for the betterment of people
of the state. Hence, the question of Congress dictatorship as alleged by Pema does
not arise," the APCC Spokesperson said.
He also said that the merger of Pema led Govt. from INC to PPA is illegal since the
matter is still subjudice at High Court.
The APCC Spokesperson cautioned the BJP leadership in the state that they should
not have much confidence upon the legislators, who have recently joined their party
because they have already championed the habit of changing their colours in any point
Two senior IPS officers sacked for 'non-performance'
New Delhi, Jan 17: Two senior IPS officers were sacked by the government after an
extensive evaluation found them "not fit" to continue in the service due to their
alleged "non-performance", an action which came after nearly two decades.
Mayank Sheel Chohan, a 1998 batch Union Territory cadre officer and Raj Kumar Dewangan,
a 1992 batch Chhattisgarh cadre officer, were given "premature retirement" under
the All India Service (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules-1958, a Home Ministry
The action came "in the public interest" after extensive review of the service performance
of the two officers, who have completed 15 years of qualifying service.
"Performance review of IPS officers was conducted to weed out dead wood," the officer
A service review is conducted twice on an all India service officer - first after
15 years and again 25 years of completion of qualifying service.
There were allegations against Chohan, a Superintendent of Police (SP) rank officer
of having disproportionate assets.
He was also accused of remaining absent from service without authorisation when he
was posted in Arunachal Pradesh. PTI
DGBR review road works in Siang valley
YINGKIONG, Jan 17: Director General of Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen Suresh Sharma,
AVSM, visited Tuting on Monday to review the ongoing road Projects in Siang Valley.
He along with Chief Engineer Brahmank, Brig CC Jaleel inspected the strategic road
DGBR while interacting with Officers of 761 BRTF at Tuting assured that the DPR for
double laning of 50 Km long Migging-Tuting road will be sanctioned immediately, so
that works can commence in this financial year. He further directed that DPRs should
contain all necessary provisions to make world class roads. He particularly instructed
to ensure construction of breast walls along the entire length of the road in keeping
with current best practices saying it will not only stabilize the toe of the road
preventing possible landslides due to slope failures but will also instill a sense
of safety in the minds of the driver.
DGBR outlined the need for richer specifications for laying of renewal coats in view
of terrain conditions and increased traffic density.
Commander 761 BRTF, SK Pradhan explained the progress on inter-valley road Migging-Bile
and the ongoing resurfacing works on Ditte Dime-Migging road against all odds like
terrain, rainfall, remoteness, paucity of labour and lack of supply eco-system. He
further informed that there is need to augment departmental resources like stone
crushers and hydraulic excavators so that improvement of road is not held hostage
by non-performing contractors.
DGBR assured allotment of additional resources to Siang Valley keeping in view the
need and prevailing ground constraints. He also inspected Manigong-Tato and Menchuka
BJP to check corruption
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: The State Executive Meeting of Bharatatiya Janata Party (BJP) concluded
on Tuesday with a resolve to check corruption in all form.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Pema Khandu sharply criticized Congress governments
for its alleged mis-governance and held the party responsible for corruption.
He said that his government is committed to transparency and accountability and it
will be possible because of the ideologies, values and work culture of BJP, which
is just opposite to dynastic party like the Congress.
While sharing about his interaction with Prime Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister
said that Modi is very serious and has clear intention to develop north-eastern region.
Prime Minister believes that if India has to progress then northeast must progress
first, he said.
He announced that from now onwards, performance of each minister and department would
be reviewed and non-performers would be taken to task. Even, the nonperforming ministers
will be changed, he added.
To enhance transparency and accountability, the Chief Minister also proposed to apply
more and more digital technology in governance.
On the occasion, Ramesh Kadaganchi, General Secretary (Organisation) spoke on philosophy
of Pt. Deen Dayal, former minister Dr Tangor Tapak on BJP's working system and Culture,
former minister and National Council Member R K Khrimey on the need for peace and
security for prosperity, Techi Necha on Sadasiyata Abhiyan - membership campaign
issues and former vice president Tayek Goi on Ajeevan Sahyog Nidhi - voluntary financial
contribution towards the party.
In his speech, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein lauded the demonetisation policy
of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed that demonetization has led to 30 percent
drop in the price of real estate in the country which was earlier inflated by black
State BJP President Tapir Gao urged the party workers to maintain discipline. He
reiterated the party workers to spread awareness and take the benefits of all the
88 developmental schemes to the remotest corners of the state.
Earlier, the meeting adopted an 'Economic Resolution" which was moved by Deputy Chief
Minister Mein and passed at the National Executive Meeting in New Delhi.
Basar confluences- towards pan Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Secretary Tourism & Planning, Dr Joram Beda launched the websites
of GRK Basar www.basarconfluence.org and www.grkbasar.org on Monday at his office.
He appreciated and applauded the efforts of GRK in building a better society and
contributing in converting the state to Pan Arunachal concept.
Gumin Rvgo Kilaju (GRK) is an organisation founded by Govt. employees (both retired
& serving) of Basar area under West Siang District. It is an apolitical and non profit
organisation striving to get rid of the society from various prejudice and socio-economic
It is working with the vision that if each household can change, the village can
change and if each village can change the community can change and if each community
can change then the state will change.
"Basar confluence"- a festival which will be organised this year on 22nd & 23rd
February is conceived by GRK with motive of giving something back to the society
and to showcase the tradition and culture of the people to the outside world. This
would be a festival where the community would be involved in the organisation. The
proceeds of the event shall be shared amongst the stakeholders' i.e community and
the villages. The success of the event shall go a long way in promotion of progressive
thought, universal brotherhood, synchronisation with ecology and nature, stated GRK
in a release.
DC launches GST Registration Week
PASIGHAT, Jan. 17: The Department of Tax & Excise, Pasighat on Monday launched the
"GST Registration Week" for migration of existing VAT dealers of Pasighat to the
GST common Portal. This migration will facilitate smooth transition of the dealers
to GST as and when GST is introduced.
Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak, who formally launched the registration week, gave
emphasis on full migration of the existing VAT dealers to GST Common Portal.
"Pasighat being the oldest town and the torchbearer of yesteryears, effort should
made to regain its glory by being the leader in all spheres of life," the DC exhorted
both the dealers and officials of tax department.
An interactive session with dealers to address the queries on the issue of migration
to GST Portal was conducted after the launching ceremony by Superintendent of Tax
& Excise, Pasighat Kingman Komut.
Superintendent T&E, BFC Ruksin Tabor Tapak also stated that there was no option for
not migrating to the GST system.
Earlier, Biswajit Sonu Singh, one of the most progressive dealers of Pasighat, who
introduced PayTM facility and complete computerized billing system, educated the
fellow dealers of the benefits of migrating to the GST common Portal.
Oti Dai, Vice President, and Mingge Tol Tasung, General Secretary, of Pasighat Market
Association (PMA) advised the dealers to take advantage of the GST Registration to
achieve 100% migration.
Hundreds of enthusiastic VAT registered dealers (Shopkeepers, Contractors and Govt.
Suppliers), attended the programme and pledged to get themselves registered with
GST Portal. DIPRO
Review Meeting on IPPI, MI
AALO, Jan 17: The District Health Society, West Siang conducted a meeting on Intensive
Pulse Polio Immunization and Mission Indradhanush phase 1V on Jan 16 last.
Addressing the event, EAC (Judicial) Kiren Ningo said that National programme has
to be intensified to give adequate coverage to the people of far flung areas. Necessary
support will be given by the district administration as he stressed on proper IEC
In his keynote Address, Dr. Marbom Basar, DMO cum CEO DHS West Siang laid stress
on establishment of vaccination booths, vehicular movements, mobilization of PRIs
and other supportive measures from all line departments.
The aim is to improve immunization coverage of all the pockets. The problem of cold
chain for storing vaccines is a cause of concern and effort should be made to cover
all areas so that no children die of vaccine preventive diseases, he said.
DFWO Kengo Ori stressed on selection of best ASHAs and assured to release fund for
Basar, Likabali, Mechuka, Kamba and Yomcha to organize Baby shows. The Medical Officers
also spelt out their problems like non availability of vehicles in some circles and
provision of POL items. (DIPRO)
Gram Sabha to be held on Republic Day
YINGKIONG, Jan 17: Upper Siang DC Incharge ADC, Tapik Pertin on Tuesday directed
the administrative officers various Sub-divisional and Circle Hqtrs to organized
a special Gram Sabha during the ensuing Republic Day with the motto to exercise knowledge
and incorporate aspiration and priority of every Panchayat such as education, employment,
health and sanitation, infrastructure and in line with India's 15 years vision documents.
He also urged the administrative officers for creating wide publicity giving information
to all Gram Chairperson of their respective jurisdiction. (DIPRO)
Awareness on disaster management
AALO, Jan 17: As part of Community Awareness cum School Safety Programme on natural
and manmade disaster organized by E Coy 12th BN NDRF Itanagar in Collaboration with
district administration, District disaster management, a camp was held at New and
Old Market Aalo on Monday. The 12th BN NDRF C.S. Bal demonstrated basic survival
skills during disasters. The focus of
the programme was core life saving skills and essential emergency procedures with
greater emphasis on hands
on engagement during disaster. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: DC Capital has organized a workshop on cashless transaction on
Jan 17 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar to create awareness and help people to open Bank
accounts and enroll for adhaar.
The initiative plans to enable citizens' and merchant to understand real time digital
transaction through Digidhan Bazaar.
To create awareness among people regarding cashless transaction, Digidhan Mela is
being organized by DC Capital at IG Park, Itanagar on Jan 20.
The event will witness participation from of Banks, mobile wallet operators and marketing
Bidol Tayeng's transfer from education deptt sought
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: The All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers' Association (AAPETA)
has called for immediate transfer of Bidol Tayeng, secretary education, to some other
Justifying their claim, the Association said that he has not been able to find amicable
solution to the demand of teachers' arrears since the last three years. Non implementation
of Mid Day Meal, delay in stipend fund release and other student related activities,
failure to coordinate with officer concerned, delay in timely release of textbooks
and implementation of government schemes in the department are some of the allegations
that the association has leveled in its representation to the Chief Secretary.
Training for volunteers
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Vivekananda Kendra, Wakro conducted a national youth day cum Purshuramkund
Mela volunteers training program on Tuesday.
Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Wakro had provided 45 volunteers for the Purshuramkund
Mela from Jan 13-15. Vivekananda Jayanti (National youth day) was also commemorated.
Senior activist of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Tasaso Yun appealed the youths
to follow the teaching of Swami Vivekananda.
Details on opium sought
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: The department of Tax, Excise and Narcotics has sought the opium
affected districts to submit the detail data such as total forest covered area, agriculture
and horticulture cultivated area, total numbers of drug addict, synthetic and opium
and area under opium and cannabis cultivation.
In a press release, the department said that detailed information will be incorporated
in the state level meeting of core committee and deliberation committee to be held
on 19 January 2017.
AAPLU seeks appointment from Eastern Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) Arunachal East has
appealed for appointing Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers'
Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) chairman from the eastern side of the state this time.
In its memorandum to the chief minister while pointing out that APB&OCWWB chairman
has always been appointed from the western side since its inception in the year 2007
focusing development only on the western side, it said that if the chairman is appointed
from eastern side this time it will help in ushering welfare activities in the region.
Tezu hospital gets digital x-ray
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Much to the delight of inhabitants of Lohit district, a digital
x-ray machine was procured for the General Hospital, Tezu under the Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) scheme of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) which
was initiated by DC Danish Ashraf.
The advantage of machine is that image acquisition is much faster in comparison to
the conventional ones. Further, image previews are available in less than 10 seconds
making treatment faster and cheaper. The reduced film storage costs enable digital
storage of images. Computed radiography also often requires fewer retakes due to
under or over exposures which can result in lower overall dose to the patient.
District Medical Officer S. Chai Pul informed that the digital x-ray machine will
be put to use once the technicians arrive. She is constantly supervising the arrival
of few other hi-tech machines.
Army display weapons at Tawang
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: A "Weapons Display" was organized by the troops of Tawang Garrison
to encourage students to join the army.
A total of seventeen stalls displayed various weapons and equipment with requisite
information. An educative booth was set up to guide the youth, about career options
in the Armed forces for various age groups.
A vivid pipe band display and performances of "Chhau dance" were organized.
Curtains drawn on Parashuram Kund Mela
TEZU, Jan 17: Curtains came down on annual Parashuram Kund Mela at Wakro in Lohit
district on Monday.
Braving shivering cold, thousands took holy dip at Parshuram Kund on the occasion
of Makar Sankranti.
Around 50,000 pilgrims and tourists visited the famous holy site during the four
days mela. As per official record, over 2500 vehicles were registered for entry during
the mela period.
The district administration under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf,
SDO (S) G Hazarika and EAC Wakro cum Mela officer Dakto Riba left no stone unturned
to ensure that the Mela was conducted peacefully.
EAC Duyu Ribia and CO Une Pertin made frequent checking at the site to make certain
that everything ran smoothly.
The DC also released a self made 4 minutes video titled "Parashuram Kund - Kumbh
of North East" and uploaded it in Youtube to promote tourism.
In recent years, this holy site has also developed into a popular tourist destination
which must be encouraged, Ashraf opined.
He highly appreciated the efforts put in by the administrative officers, doctors,
security personnel, IPR team and other volunteers.
Although the rush of visitors has significantly dwindled in the Kund area, the Mela
will continue in the main bazaar of Tezu till January end. DIPRO
DCC for Changlang District held
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: A District Consultative Committee (DCC) meeting was convened by
Lead Bank at Changlang on Tuesday. It was attended by officials from RBI, NABARD
and other banks along with line department & NERCORMP.
Chief Manager Lead Bank, Subhash Dhar shared the status of CD ratio, KCC loan, digitalization,
Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana and Lucky Grahak Yojana and opening of SHG account in the
district informing that performance is not satisfactory and that the recovery position
of the district was also not up to the mark.
He requested the bank branches to seek help of Govt. functionaries in this regard
and maintain close liaison with the Govt. authorities for recovery of bank's dues.
He asked for preparing Department wise defaulters list and separate list for Bakijai
District Development Manager, NABARD, Kamal Roy advised all the bank branches to
adopt atleast one village in their operation area to ensure 100 percent coverage
in financial inclusion, issue of rupay cards, cashless transactions and Aadhar. He
also informed about different subsidy schemes such as Dairy Enterpreneurship Development
Scheme (DEDS), National Livestock Mission (NLM), AGRI Clinics and AGRI Business Centres
(ACABC) Scheme, Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Lightine Systems, solar photovoltaic
water pumping systems for irrigation purpose etc. He also sought support from bank
managers for credit linkage of SHGs, Farmers' Club and JLGs in the district.
Expressing concern over the low CD Ratio in the district, DC Wajong Khimhun advised
the banks to disburse all the pending loan applications under PMGSY/GSS before March
31st next to improve the CD Ratio. He further advised banks to achieve the target
under ACP by March 31st next.
Training under NMSHE TF-6 conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: In all, 30 farmers were imparted training on 'Improved agriculture
practices for optimum soil and water conservation' during a three-day long training
under NMSHETF-6, conducted from Jan 13 to 16 of 2016 at Lipu-Namchi village of West
During the training, Scientist (Veterinary extension), Dr. Doni Jini explained about
optimum uses of water for livestock and poultry and conservation techniques while,
Scientist (Agroforestry), Dr. Rajesh A Alone spoke on importance of Jalkund for water
conservation and emphasized bamboo and toko palm plantation under jhum field as natural
barrier to prevent surface run off of soil.
Scientist (Agronomy), Badapmein Makdoh also suggested different soil and water conservation
techniques like contour, half-moon terrace, mulching techniques and inter-cropping
of different crops.
Later, farmers were provided implements like weeder, maize sheller along with vegetable
seeds and veterinary feed supplements.
DTFI meeting for MI at Namsai
ITANAGAR, Jan 17: District Health Society, Namsai conducted District Task Force Immunization
(DTFI) meeting for Mission Indradhanush (Ml), Phase-IV, under the chairmanship of
DC R K Sharma on Tuesday in his office chamber. The meeting was attended by DMO,
DRCHO, all MO incharges and DPMSU staffs.
The DC in his key note address expressing his concern over the overall poor performance
of immunization programme in the state asked DRCHO to give him detailed health facility
wise status report on IPPI performance (2016-17).
Further asking the MO incharge to present their micro plan and ongoing programme
of their facility from next such meeting so that he can initiate necessary corrective
measures, he assured to extend all possible help to achieve 100 percent target. DMO
Dr Nani Rika DMO urged the entire medical officer in charges of all health facilities
and other stake holders to put sincere effort performances of immunization programme.
DRCHO Dr Pill Dipen in his power point presentation on current scenario of polio
eradication informed that though Polio has been eradicated from India but cautioned
that there are chances of recurrence due to importation risk.