KVK Papum Pare introduce Baby Corn
ITANAGAR, July 16: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum-Pare under its On-Farm-Testing (OFT)
programme has introduced Baby corn variety (HM-4) under the guidance of Directorate
of Maize Research, ICAR, Pusa campus, New Delhi for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh.
The first crop was harvested today and the production was found to be optimum.
Although the seasonal trial is still to be undertaken, if found suitable the crop
will be demonstrated en-mass amongst the farming community.
Tadang Meena, Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy), of KVK, Papum-Pare stated that
Baby Corn is a young finger like unfertilized cob of Maize with two to three centimeter
emerged silk. It can be eaten raw and included in diet in number of ways as salads,
Chutney, Vegetables, Pickles, Kheer, soups etc. It has great potential both for
family food security as well as for export to the Asian countries round the year
as 3-4 crops of Baby Corn can be taken in a year. Baby corn is nutritive and its
nutritional quality is at par or even superior to some of the seasonal vegetables.
Besides energy, proteins, vitamins and iron, it is one of the richest sources of
phosphorus. Moreover, the fibrous proteins present there is easy to digest for all
ages. Number of byproducts can be obtained during the baby corn cultivation such
as tassels, silks, husks, green plant materials which are highly nutritious and can
be feed to the cow for higher milk yield.
The Programme Coordinator of KVK, Papum-Pare also stated that after the completion
of OFT on Baby Corn a massive awareness and training programme will launched for
Alarming malaria cases in Namsai Subdivision
ITANAGAR, July 16: Despite all efforts being put forward by the health department,
citizens of the state continue to battle malaria. Many lives are lost every year,
more so during monsoon.
Out of the total 219 Numbers of blood samples collected, 114 malaria positive cases
were detected which points towards an outbreak of malaria, according to a report
The cases were detected after a Malaria camp was organized by the The Arunachal Pradesh
Medical, Educational and Research Trust (APMERT) recently at Wingko village under
Piyong Circle, Namsai Sub-Division, Lohit.
The trust has organized the camp owing to the epidemic-like situation following malaria
infection during June/July 2009 in the area.
The APMERT has also decided to conduct 5 days Malaria camp from 17.07.09 at Nongtaw,
Chesing Wingkow,Pangen,Lekang, Mengkeng villages in view of the alarming situation
of the malaria epidemic and to initiate vigorous control measures to reduce the morbidity
As many as 339 patients from Wingko and adjoining areas were examined by a team of
three doctors led by Dr.Supindra Enling from CHC Namsai during the camp.
A national level toll-free call centre number 1075 is operational for monitoring
malaria cases by the Union health Ministry.
Most of the malaria cases in Arunachal Pradesh are P V (Plasmo Bium Vivax) while
in neighbouring Assam and Myammar, most of the cases are that of P F (Plasmo Falciferom).
Kiren not to stand for state poll
ITANAGAR, July 16: Kiren Rijiju, former Member of Parliament will not contest the
State legislative assembly election.
According to a party release, he will devote his time for the party and reach out
to the people through out all sixty Assembly constituencies.
Kiren Rijiju who is spearheading the state BJP’s Mandal Chalo Abhiyan coinciding
with his Abhinandan Yatra after the recent Lok Sabha elections arrived inWest Siang
District yesterday after Lower Subansiri district.
He is on a mission - Arunachal for Change appealing people’s blessings, Support and
Cooperation for responsive, productive and inclusive growth and development.
Further, the State BJP unit has also taken decision to keep option open for meaningful
alliance with Regional Parties of the state that opposes the Congress’s Corruption,
Nepotism, Criminalization, Communalism, Bribery, Embezzlement and Scams.
BJP is on election mode and has in fact started its campaigns. Leaders have been
deputed to all over the state to undertake Party’s Mandal Chalo Abhiyan.
“Even though BJP is passing through traumatic political isolations and harassments
under the illegal Congress rule, it is committed to sacrifice and dedicate for the
state, said its spokesperson Tai Tagak.
Dept continue crackdown
ITANAGAR, July 16: In its ongoing drive to detect irregularities in weights & measures,
Mobile Inspection Team from the Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs department detected
more irregularities from various localities of Itanagar, on July 15 last.
M/s Ganopati Store, M/s Losha Shop, M/s Capital Motors, M/s ShreeGanesh Auto Agency,
M/s Jyoti Store, M/s Dony Polo Gas Agency of Itanagar were apprehended and cases
booked for violation of different provisions of the Weights & Measures Law.
It is significant to mention that out of 10 LPG cylinders of M/s Dony Polo Gas Agency,
Chimpu test-checked by the inspection team, nine cylinders were found under-weight
ranging from 200 gram to 600 gram as compared to the declared net content, according
to K.P. Tago ACLM.
Animal protection law sought
ITANAGAR, July 16: The People for Animals, State Unit requested the State Government
to take appropriate measures to check the hunting and Killing of Animals as per various
Animals protection laws.
Earlier on People for Animals have rescued an endangered Deer species from a hunter
of East Siang District.
The Rescued Deer was shifted to Biological Park, Itanagar for treatment, and rehabilitation.
The Organization thanked Zoo authorities for their kind co-operation.
First Apatani teacher passes away
ZIRO, July 16: Khoda Pugang, the first teacher from Apatani area has died after a
brief illness at his Reru resident on July 14 last. He was 67 and left behind his
wife, two sons and four daughters. Born to Lt. Khoda Tagyung of Reru village of Lower
Subansiri district in 1942, Pugang entered the government service as Assistant Teacher
in 1959. He was the pioneer of the modern education in the area.
During his 50 years of service, he served in various schools of the state. His last
posting was at Govt. ME School, Suluya, Old Ziro as the headmaster from where he
retired on superannuation on 31 March, 2009.
In recognition of his outstanding service, the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had conferred
him State Award in the year 1983.
Many local and representatives of organizations attended his funeral today.
Some of the schools in Ziro valley remained closed as a mark of respect to the widely
TDF continues its battle against HIV/AIDS
ITANAGAR July 16: The Tribal Development Foundation (TDF) is engaged in targeted
interventions project covering the entire district of East Siang in battling the
Working under Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS), department of
Health and Family Welfare, the TDF is targeting the high risk groups like Injecting
Drug Users, Commercial Sex Workers and Migrant populations at Ruksin and Pasighat.
The Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society is regarded as one of the best performer
under the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) particularly in integrated counseling
and testing centre.
The virus is spreading mainly from migrated labourers working in the State. The rise
in HIV/AIDS infection is due to the fact that information about HIV/AIDS and mode
of its infection has not reached the migrants.
The TDF is relentlessly campaigning against the disease and trying to educate them
about it. The staffs of TDF have registered more than 11873 migrants so tar using
BCC materials and Outreach activities. The foundation hopes that this initial dealing
will motivate more people living with HIV/AIDS to come forward without fear and seek
the services that are being provided. HIV/AIDS requires waging of persistent battles
at all levels and by all section of the society to decisively conquer it.
TDF further appeals to all to join hands to fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS
and make this State an AIDS free State.
We would achieve success if the elected representatives, civil society, youth leaders,
bureaucrats and volunteers come forward and voice unitedly against stigma and discrimination
attached to HIV/AIDS said Project Manager John Panyang.
It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that HTV/AIDS epidemic continues
to increase across the globe with approximately 16,000 infections per day.
India has the highest number of HIV infected people, the number of HIV positive in
India is estimated to be 4.58 million cases every year including 40 millions STDs/
ST1s cases are reported through out India.
As per records of January 2009, there are 135 HIV sero positive detected so far in
the state of Arunachal Pradesh from more than 71,000 tests, of which six have succumbed
to AIDS. HIV/AIDS can have adverse impact on the workers, families, communities and
society at large.
AUSCWA calls for monitoring SPA
ITANAGAR July 16: All Upper Subansiri Contractors Welfare Association (AUSCWA) request
the concern authorities to monitor the on going projects in the district under Special
Plan Assistance (SPA).
Rs. 1 30.35 Lakhs against the cluster flood control works under Daporijo Sub-Division
in the water resources department has been approved, the association said.
It further urged that the said project work be tendered for the greater interest
of the local registered contractors of the district.
The association also requested Daporijo local MLA not to award the work to any individual
as it may hamper the development process of the district rather a tender be floated
so that common people can expect transparency and judicious utilization of sanctioned
fund for the speedy development.
The association further requested the state project Director SSA to intervene and
check on the low quality CGI sheets supplied under SSA Scheme during 2008-2009 financial
This sub- standard CGI Sheet material is virtually unfit to use for roofing of the
school buildings, the association said.
The Association urges the concern authority to take necessary corrective measure
and redirect the concern CGI Sheet supplier to supply good quality of CGI Sheet.
Panchayat to generate revenue
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: A general public meeting of I-Bath, Chimpu Panchayat was held on
July 15 at Community Hall, Chimpu, which was attended by all PRIs, GBs and Public
of Chimpu area.
They decided to collect revenue from the respective panchayat area, which shall be
utilized in rural activities, fire accident, medical cases, school problems and maintenance
of community assets, fixed rates of river bed materials, which shall be paid to quarry
owners of I-Bath.
The meeting further resolved to ban hunting, use of explosive, chemical and electricity
for fishing and extraction of forest product from the Chimpu village upto Holongi
boundary, Chimpu river area, Budhpatu, Bdhi. Bedra, Lorputang Zoo Area and WTP Bath
The house unanimously resolved to dissolves self style constitution of any committee
under the Panchayat area and discouraged formation of such committee.
Population education week observed
ITANAGAR July 16: A week long Population Education Week was observed at Government
Higher Secondary School, Itanagar in conformity with state wide observation of Population
Education under the aegis of Adolescence Education Cell, Director of School Education
of Arunachal Pradesh from July 10 to 16.
As per the guidance and resource support of NCERT, New Delhi, the intensive observance
of Population Education Week was inaugurated by the Principal T. Talom.
Self determination, hard work and self confidence are the key of success the principal
said and urged the students to spread the ideas what they learned during this week.
He also spoke on the importance of Population Education and added that the topic
does not only concern about population but the quality of people is to be uplifted.
C D Sarma, nodal teacher for adolescence education and coordinator of the programme
highlighted on the importance of this population education.
The motive of this Population Education programme is to give awareness among the
masses in general and the students in particular for developing awareness and a positive
attitude among them towards these issues at a young age, he added.
The programme was observed in the school in collaboration with Voluntary Health Association
of India (VHAI) and Doordarshan with the theme "Environment and Sustainable Development
and Population Problem" on July 13 last.
State Commission for Women Deputy Chairperson Mipung Tadar on the occasion said that
lack of proper development of skills amongst the youths lead to growing adolescent
problems like various sexually transmitted infections, increasing incidence of tobacco,
alcohol, illicit drugs abuse among others.
VHAI Senior Manager Ajay Kumar Tripathy as resource person called for regular attention
about the quality of people in terms of their status in education and health, environment
and sustainable development.
Vice Principal B Kato urged the students to follow the advices and guidelines given
by the resource person and spread the message in the society on population education.
Senior Teacher, Life Science Likha Bida also spoke on adolescence and HIV/AIDS. He
said that it was important for adolescence to have full knowledge about HIV infection
and should protect oneself by knowing scientific information.
As a part of the programme different literary activities such as drawing, posture
competition and essay writing were conducted among the student. Postures and photo
exhibition were displayed in the school where all students, teachers and other witnessed
which was most informative and benefited all.
NSS State Liason Officer Dr. V. N. Sharma presided over the prize distribution ceremony.
He exhorted the students to become responsible citizens of the society and be a pillar
of strength for all.
Scientific poultry farming
ITANAGAR, July 16: A training programme on improved method of poultry farming was
held recently at Emuli Village by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balek, Lower Dibang Valley.
Resources persons provided technical guidance to the farmers on scientific poultry
farming. They also visited a farmer club to asses suitability for small scale poultry
PDS Streamlining: No more a Utopian Task
Changlang, July 15: In order to minimize the public grievances and make PDS distribution
more transparent, the Changlang Deputy Commissioner Dr S B Deepak Kumar, IAS issued
an order to all the concern administrative officers in the district to submit report
on functioning of the FPS in their respective areas as per Form –‘A’ in compliance
of Clause 8 of the PDS Control Order 2001. The order further directed to strictly
avoid any kind of diversion by the agencies involved in collection and distribution
of PDS items failing which, action would be taken as per Essential Commodities Act,
1955 and relevant Sections of Indian Penal Code. The information on FPS wise Sub-allocation
of food grains to be drawn from the wholesale nominees for the month of July 2009,
containing statement showing Circle wise /FPS wise number of ration cards as on 30.06.2009
and Allocations under APL, BPL, AAY and ANN has been made available for public at
a click of mouse in the district website www.changlang.nic.in/pds.html. All the
FPS under Changlang district has also been directed to display the same in their
respective shops in public view.
This is a sincere effort of the District administration towards improving the lives
of the rural population of the district. This will help provide the people all the
facilities that had eluded them for so long. (DIPRO I/C)
Tawang gears up for electoral revision
Tawang, July 16: District Level Consultative Committee of the political parties was
held in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner’ Office, yesterday in connection
with special summary revision of Photo Electoral Rolls.
The parties present were asked to appoint Booth Level Assistants and the required
forms in this connection were also made available to them.
The DC cum District Election Officer said that the special revision will help in
preparing a defect free electoral roll and the eligible voters who attained the 18
years of age on 01.01.2009 will be able to enroll themselves as electors. He highlighted
on the procedural methods of filing claims and objections and asked the EROs to maintain
While appealing parties to help in 100% EPIC coverage he informed that Tawang has
the highest photography coverage with 95.4%.
The role of Booth Level Officers was explained in detail to the members and asked
them to take their help. Other than the representative of the political parties,
Chairperson Zilla Parishad, ZPMs, and Ex- MLA also attended the meeting. (DIPRO)
ATU demands cancellation of MoUs
ITANAGAR July 16: Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU) earlier served a three point memorandum
to the chief minister Dorjee Khandu to immediately cancel the MoUs and MoAs signed
between the state government and the private hydro developers’ project that are not
following the guidelines of the agreement.
The union further alleged that our local youths and dam affected citizens are not
It also demanded that land acquisition certificate to any private hydro developers
should not be issued.
The union said that it is unfortunate that the state government has taken no action
against the concerned private developer authorities and demanded that the chief minister
redress the problems within two weeks.
Lower Dibang Valley on retrospection mode after poor performance by schools
ROING, July 16: Expressing dismay over the academic scenario of the Lower Dibang
Valley district, the who’s who of the education department including school principals,
vice principals and headmasters and school incharge held a serious discussion to
find out the loophole in education system and its remedies in a meeting under DC
Y W Ringu at Anchal Samity Hall here yesterday.
DDSE E Lego appealed the principals, headmasters, school in charge to encourage and
motivate themselves to create a friendly atmosphere. “We have to dig out the loopholes
to improve the system and should not succumb under any excuses or emotion to improve
quality of education”, he exhorted.
The DDSE also called upon them to comply with the directive and guidelines of the
DSE for the cause of the district.
This district once upon a time was a torch bearer in Arunachal and had maintained
the good reputation in producing first IAS, Doctors, Engineers and many officials
but now the education is at the receiving end and the students are finding it tough
to compete with other schools of the state, Lego added.
Strongly insisting on to improve the education delivery system, Y W Ringu DC also
made a plea to the school in-charge to work out modalities to revamp the deplorable
scenario of education. “Not having awareness and effort within the teaching fraternity
and lack of self motivation, uniform timing of school, Parent-Teacher interaction
are the palpable reason behind this poor show. We have to take immediate remedial
measures and come up with proper plan to change the deteriorating scenario”, the
DC further exhorted. She also suggested the Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC)
for the effective management of the school.
“Acute shortage of subject teachers especially for Maths, Science and English is
the main cause of poor performance”, said one of the headmasters. Opening of number
of schools without sufficient teachers was sighted as one of the causes of deteriorating
education scenario. “Overcrowded student and failure of maintaining 40:1 ratio in
teaching/learning process is another serious factor that the schools are still plaguing
with. The capacity of 45 strength room is overpopulated with more then 100 student
in one section of class”, opined U Pertin Principal GHSS, Roing.
Another cited the shortage of infrastructure, politicizing of transfer and posting,
lack of motivation and coordination within the teaching fraternity as the cause of
the bad educational scene in the district.
One of the headmasters complained the absentees of the local teachers for days together
on one pretext or another.
“Lack of accountability within the parent toward their children is also one of the
factors of poor performance by the student”, observed another.
It may be mentioned here that the district’s academic performance for the last several
years have been degrading at an alarmingly rate right from the ECC (Early Child Care)
to Higher Secondary level. Despite highly qualified teaching fraternity and lot of
inputs being invested, the output in fact is not satisfactory and the quality of
education is yet to come up to the expectation.
Only 49% in the Mathematics and Science subjects in the district is a big disappointment
for the Director of School Education, Itanagar who directed the DDSE to initiate
urgent step to redress the deplorable education scenario.
According to department sources, the aggregate pass percentage (class XII) of the
only three GHSS, Roing, Dambuk and Bolung in the year of 2006-07 is 50.3%, 38% in
2007-08 and 35% in 2008-09 respectively. Moreover the pass percentage of the overall
9 secondary schools (class-X) in the year of 2006-07 is 15.5%, 23.8% in 2007-08 and
18.8% in the year 2008-09 respectively in the district.
School up gradation
ITANAGAR: MP Takam Sanjay and Minister, Education Tatar Kipa would attend the school
up gradation programme of Talo Secondary School to Higher Secondary School as Chief
Guest and Guest of Honour on July 19.
GSU to boycott CM
ITANAGAR: Galo Students Union (GSU) have decided to boycott Arunachal Pradesh chief
minister Dorjee Khandu from visiting any Galo inhibiting areas as a mark of protest
against the state government’s failure to respond to the ultimatum served by the
The union further said that chief minister should not only visit the concern area
for political gain, he should also take interest in the problems being faced by the
Wanglet appointed NCP president
ITANAGAR: Lowangcha Wanglet, former Home Minister has been appointed as president
of Nationalist Congress party Arunachal unit while former president of the state
unit has been made the National Vice Chairman of Nationalist Kisan Congress.
Kaha appointed observer
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has appointed Kipa Kaha, Vice President
of Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress as party observer of Along west Constituency
to analyze the party organization in the constituency. Along with two of the secretaries,
Kaha will tour from July 21 to take stock of the situation as well as organize meetings
at the block level.
Bank employees appeals defaulters
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Employees Association
has called on the bank defaulters to repay their dues within Aug 15 next to enable
the bank to cater to the needs of the needy and deprived. It said that if the dues
were not cleared within stipulated time, it would carry out “door to door recovery
Two SSA Teachers terminated
YUPIA: The District Project Director SSA, District Mission, Papum Pare District,
Yupia has terminated two Assistant teachers, Tana Hawa serving under Govt Residential
School, Doriabill under Tarasso circle since 2007 and Tana Atung Tara serving under
Primary School, Townbill, Tarasso Circle (DIPRO)