July 27


ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Dem Literary and Cultural Society felicitated the toppers of Class X and XII for the session 2013 on July 21.

Toko Aniam of Class XII Humanity (65%) and Neelam Azeer of Class X (9.8%) were awarded with a certificate and cash


One Week Training on Pay Roll Software held

Aalo Jul 26: One week training on Pay Roll Software version  4.4  conducted from July 22 to 26 at National Informatics Centre (NIC) Aalo for the DDOs of West Siang district.

During the period preparation of the pay bill, calculation of arrears, generation of schedule, certificate were imparted to the trainees. DIPRO


MPC raising day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: First raising day of Mishmi Prayer Centre was celebrated at Tafragam in Lohit district yesterday organized by Mishmi Faith Promotion Society (MFPS) in collaboration with IFSCAP, Lohit unit.

Hundreds of followers of indigenous faith took in the celebration.

Later, it was resolved in a meeting that the first ever Mishmi Prayer Centre at Tafragam will be constructed on the land donated by Apotsi Khamblai and also to seek financial assistance from IFSCAP, Itanagar for the same.

The meeting was attended by IFSCAP Lohit district president A. Gamre, Amoso Khamblai and Khudelum Tayang, General Secretary and President of MFPS and BK Dubey of AVP.


State BJP Mahila Morcha team leaves for New Delhi

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: A delegation of 24 women from State BJP Mahila Morcha led by President Padmeswari Jamoh is leaving here today for New Delhi to attend "Swan Mohatsav" on July 28 and National Rally on July 29.

Further, the State BJP Mahila Morcha will donate cloth (Sari) to women victims of Uttarakhand disaster.


PRI members’ coordination meeting held

DAPORIJO, Jul 26: A coordination meeting with the elected panchayat leaders of 1-Taksing-Limeking Anchal Samiti Block, was held at Limeking on July 22, under the initiative of Takar Rava CO cum BDO cum Member Secretary. While initiating the meeting, he emphasised on the role of panchayat leaders in governance and other developmental activities. He further urged the women PRI leaders to actively participate in the decision making and governance process.

Rava also highlighted the law and order and other election related problems. Distributing the guidelines of BRGF, BADP, MGNREGA, IAY, NRLM and IWMP, he advocated for the proper implementation of all the schemes being implemented in the area which would be monitored from time to time.

Taksing ASM Chabe Chader also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO


Students plant tree to celebrate Vanmahotsav


DAPORIJO. Jul 26: Vanmahotsav was celebrated by Govt. Hr. Sec. School Daporijo by planting trees in the hostel and school campus yesterday.

The students and staff of the school, including boarders of the Boys hostel and management committee planted 120 saplings in the school and hostel campus with DDSE planting the first sapling.

The DDSE visited school and hostel campus and advised the student to protect and nurture the plants for and keep school campus clean and green. He also briefed about the importance of planting tree and the significance of celebrating ‘Vanmahotsav’.


AAPLU demands inclusion in DPC meetings

ITANAGAR, July 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has demanded for inclusion of its members in DPC meetings of every department.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it said that inclusion of its members would help in raising issues of promotion of W/C enrollment of counting casual labour/regularization of certain jobs.

Its other demands are provision of head counting system in every department, sanction of bachelor barrack system for laborers working in every department, regularization of service to casual/ contingency staff, regularization of service of W/C staffs, creation of group C&D post for every department, providing uniforms for labourers and construction of labour stand.


ToT under NSSP concludes

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The three days Training of Trainers (TOT) under National School Safety Programme (NSSP) organized jointly by DDMA and Department of Education, Lohit concluded at Tezu today.

The training covered all relevant subjects, including disaster concepts, disaster management, its cycle and institutional set up in national as well as local level.

Emphasis was given on school safety and school disaster management plans, its components and importance.

Demonstration on search and rescue techniques, fire safety in schools, basic surviving skills in schools were conducted by experts from 9TH Bn. ITBP, Fire Service and Health Department. The trainers were suggested by the DDSE to organize NSSP training at block level for 500 teachers in the district enabling the authority to prepare a disaster management plan for 200 schools as per NSSP guideline.

Since Lohit falls under highly active seismic zone V the training of school children and the teaching staff on such hazards was the need of hour, Damchin Norbu, DDMO Lohit said in a release.  

Emiley Tingkhatra, SDMO Namsai sought co-operation from all the trainers and Master Trainers in implementing NSSP at Namsai sub-division.

Altogether 13 trainers from five blocks attended the training at the DC’s conference hall Tezu.


BJP team visits fire accident site

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Former Minister and BJP National Council Member Lechi Legi, along with BJP’s Yuva Morcha and Ward Member (No. 24) visited the spot of fire accident that occurred on the night of July 25 near Shiv Mandir A-sector Naharlagun.

They interacted with victims and assured them of all possible help for their relief and quick rehabilitation.

Altogether five houses were gutted in the fire along-with some

other business establishments, according to a state BJP release.


Army recruitment rally

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: An army recruitment rally for candidates from Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, West Siang, East Siang, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare, Tawang, East Kameng, West Kameng and Kurung Kumey districts for the post of soldiers general duty category would be organized at Aalo from September 2 to 8 next.

Written Test for candidates, who will be found fit in physical tests, documents check and medical examination will be held on Sept 8 at Aalo.

The candidates should be at least 160 cm in height for Soldier (GD) and class VIII pass as education qualification. Candidates should produce original educational documents, birth certificate, Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC)/Nativity Certificate, Scheduled Tribe Certificate, character certificate and unmarried certificate. The educational documents should be countersigned by the DDSE. Interested candidates may contact ARO Jorhat (@ tele-0376-2310830 (IVRS).  Details of qualifications are also available in Army web site (joinindianarmy.nic.in).


School inspection

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: A team of officers from education department made a surprise visit to the Govt. Secondary School, Pachin at Naharlagun today. The team comprised of Joint director (ESH) B H Lendo, Deputy State Mission Director (RMSA) E Lego and State Programme Officer (RMSA) D Keto  inspected the class room and interacted with the teachers and students. They also tasted the Mid Day Meal before it was served to the students.


Van Mahotsava celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The staff of RWD, Aalo division organized a mass tree plantation program and cleanliness drive in the office premises yesterday as part of Van Mahotsava celebration.

Around 150 saplings of different species, like Gul-Mohar, Ashoka, Neem, Nahar other ornamental trees and flowers were planted under the guidance of Delhi Khamboo, Executive Engineer, on the occasion.


AIMSU calls on Governor and CS

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) has called on the state government and apprised of the various problems that Anjaw district has been facing so far.

In a memorandum submitted to the Governor, it said, local denizens of the district have been deprived from all the development schemes, functioning under some few individuals and the agencies concern.

And despite of the fact that the area has been facing numerous problems since it was formed in the year 2004,  the union claimed that the local legislator has no concern for the area.

The situation has become so alarming that the unemployment youths, elders, students, women, have all adopted the method of poppy cultivation and today unfortunately Anjaw district has been popularly known as the Cocaine Valley, it maintained.

In another memorandum submitted to the chief secretary, while apprising that the district has many schools but many are defunct while others intake capacity is only two or three students per year, urged him to improve the defunct education system in the district.



Small family norms emphasized in World Population Fortnight observation

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: World Population fortnight was observed in different health institutions of Upper Siang district from July 11 to 24.

As part of the world population day observation, Tubectomy, MTP and IUD were performed.

At Yingkiong, the WPD was observed by organizing a mass rally to create awareness among masses on the importance of adopting small family norms.

Organized under NRHM program, the rally was flagged off by Mekem Nopi, President, Women Welfare Society, Yingkiong and participated by staff from DMO’s office and District Hospital, including District Medical Officer Dr. Kaling Dai, Medical Superintendent Dr. Gepeng Litin, Dr. Etuk Jopir, Dr. Andeng Sitek, Dr. Ome Komut and Dr. Miti Jopir.

Emphasizing on small family norms, Dr. Appir Apang, DRCHO elaborated on various Family Planning methods suggest couples to adopt such easy method family planning methods available in various health institutions.


News Impact


Environment clearance to 3,000 MW Dibang project denied

Major setback for NHPC

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: In a major setback to NHPC and Arunachal Govt, the ministry of environment and forests has denied forest clearance to 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose project in Arunachal Pradesh along with the 1,500MW Tipaimukh hydel project in Manipur.  According to the report published in popular English daily The Telegraph (Guwahati edition), the forest advisory committee (FAC), which met on July 11 and 12, has stated in its report that in both projects, the requirement of forest land is large and will have an adverse impact on the general ecosystem of the area.

Civil society organizations had urged the ministry of environment and forests not to accord forest clearance to both projects, as these would destroy the rich forest resources in their respective areas.

The committee said for Dibang project felling of more than 3.5 lakh trees was most likely to have adverse impact on the general ecosystem of the area, recovery of which may be very difficult through any type of mitigating measures. “There is no study conducted to assess the cumulative impact of all the reservoirs and the upstream and downstream impacts. The ecological, environmental and social costs of diversion of such a vast tract of forestland, which is a major source of livelihood of the tribal population of the state, will far outweigh the benefits likely to accrue from the project,” the committee said in its report.

It recommended that approval for diversion of the said land may not be accorded.  The memorandum of agreement between govt of AP and NHPC was signed way back in 2007 for execution of 3000 Dibang project. The bitter opposition by local had lead to cancellation of public hearing for 14 times. Only this year in the month of March 11 and 12 NHPC were finally able to hold public hearing at Roing.

A source said the companies, could, if they wished, submit different proposals with reduced impact on forests and others. “The minister can, if she desires, turn down the recommendations of the committee as these are advisory in nature. But this is very rare,” the source said.



Power failure exposes lack of coordination among Govt agencies

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The power crisis which has been troubling capital citizens since 23rd July has exposed lackadaisical attitude of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL), the agency that maintains majority of transmission line across state including 132 KV Nirjuli Dikrong Transmission Line(NDTL), which is the lifeline to supply electricity to capital complex from Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project. According to the report on 23rd of this month two tower of PGCIL got damaged due to falling of tree at Jampa village, few kilometers from Doimukh town.

The electricity supply to capital complex has been badly hit due to damage of tower. Power cut stretching upto hours has virtually brought life to a standstill in capital. Government offices, business establishment and schools are the worst hit. Citizens especially the poor who can’t afford to own inverter and generators are the nastiest sufferer.

While talking to this daily, an official of power department informed that Power Grid authorities have failed to solve the crisis at earliest. “Honestly it was a minor damage and it should have been repaired within one day. But Power Grid does not have sufficient manpower in Arunachal to deal with such crisis and they don’t have proper infrastructure set up. They have a small office at Nirjuli from where they run the show. They are dependent on us whenever they face any crisis. If they don’t upgrade their infrastructure, we may face more such problem in the future,” said an official of power department. He also informed that damaged tower has been repaired by Power Grid with the help of the officials of power department and power supply has been restored.  

Power Grid on their side informed that they have successfully carried out repairing work of damaged tower and power supply through Nirjuli Dikrong Transmission Line has been reinstated.

“The tower got damaged due to ongoing Trans Arunachal highway work which resulted in the falling of tree on the tower. We were not informed about damage at the earliest. However we have done our job by restoring power supply and now its up to state power department to ensure that capital citizen receives electricity regularly,” said Nabin Kumar, a junior engineer of Power Grid.

The entire event shows lack of coordination among Power Grid, highway authorities and power department.



Rising incidents of crime against girl child causes concern

ITANAGAR, Jul 26 : Various political parties and State Women’s Commission have expressed grave concern over repeated crime against women and girl child in the state.

Coming down heavily on the state government for utterly failing to maintain law and order situation in the state, the People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh (PPA), in a release, claimed that rape, murder, intimidation, threatening, street robbery, assault on officers and officials etc. have become daily phenomenon. The regional party of the state has demanded the ruling Congress Government to either issue ‘White Paper’ on the present law and order situation or relinquish for failing to ensure safety and security of its people. “Arunachal Pradesh, once known as ‘Oasis of Peace’ in the country has turned into a ‘land of fear and frustration’ under Congress rule,” PPA claimed.

PPA appealed to all sections of the society to discourage any kind of destructive and unlawful activities and maintain the traditional ethos, values, dignity and co-existence for greater interest of the State.

Joining PPA in criticizing the state government failing to contain the rising incidents of crimes, especially against women and girl child, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the authority concerned to award exemplary punishment to the offender(s) of such heinous crime as per appropriate section of the law.

“Rape was rare and unknown in tribal society like ours,” the BJP said and appealed everyone one to introspect over it.

Taking serious note of the rape case of a 6-year-old girl at Daporijo recently, the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) urged the State Govt. to take stringent action against the culprit for committing such heinous crime.

The APSCW has also asked the Superintendent of Police, Daporijo to submit the latest status report of the said case.

Condemning the incident in its strongest term, APSCW asked the authority concerned not to grant bail to the culprit.

The Women’s Commission entrusted its Dumporijo branch to get the first hand information of the case.



PPUEA denies assault on NHPC staff

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Papum Pare Unemployed Engineers’ Association (PPUEA) has termed the news report of assault of NHPC staff on July 25 by its members as baseless.

In a release, it claimed that the Association president accompanied by its four members, alleged of assaulting the NHPC staff, had just visited the Naharlagun NHPC office to enquire about the vacancy posts for group C & D in schedule tribe category. They did not indulge in any violent act, nor did they demand any financial assistance for a trip to Kolkata. Even if they did demand the amount, there is no valid evidence against them; it said adding that the allegation by NHPC staff was made in order to tarnish its image.

PPUEA further demanded for a proper enquiry into the incident and also to release the president and the four other members immediately.



AAPSU resents non-fulfilment of demands

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Following the expiry of the month-long ultimatum served by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) to the NERIST authority over various demands, members of the union led by its NERIST fact-finding committee chairman Suraj Tayam, IPR secretary Lota Singhi and co-convenor Ashing Sonam yesterday asked the institute’s director in-charge to lock down his office ‘till further discussions.’    

Among the union’s major demands are regularization of 21 contractual employees of the institute, and implementation of old-age pension scheme for NERIST employees. The AAPSU said the other demands could be addressed through discussions between the NERIST Employees Association and the institute’s authority, with the AAPSU supporting it.

“Despite having been served the ultimatum, the NERIST director never bothered to talk to the union, which is an insult to the union’s grievances,” Tayam said.  Meanwhile, the same AAPSU team yesterday called on Chief Secretary at his office to apprise him of the union’s earlier demand for posting teachers at the government higher secondary school in East Kameng HQ Seppa. They also submitted a list containing the names of 90 regular teachers who have been transferred from the district without relievers, and demanded that regular principals be posted at the Chayang Tajo and Fengche GHSS’ and the GSS’ in Bana, Lumdung Pakke-Kessang and Darlong.

“The CS responded positively to the demands and assured to look promptly into the issues, Tayam said, adding that there should be equitable distribution of teachers across the state to ensure comprehensive development of the education sector.



Giba  & Gusar circles remain cut off


DAPORIJO, Jul 26: Many circle headquarters of Upper Subansiri District remained cut off from Daporijo, the district headquarters of Upper Subansiri for the last two months due to landslide.

Massive landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have blocked roads at numerous points cutting off more than 60 villages under Gusar and Giba circles.

There was acute shortage of all essential items in those two circles as road transportation totally disrupted by landslide. Disruption in road communication has also created great problem to the patients suffering from various ailments.

Meanwhile, the ASM of Tator Tani-V under 9th Gusar Anchal Block informed that about 3000 populace of entire Tator Bango have been affected by blockage of the lone PWD road.

Though the administration has been informed of the grave situation, the authority could not clear the road due to shortage of enough men and machinery.



District level tourism development committee meeting held

AALO, Jul 26 : The District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) was held at Aalo yesterday for evaluation and selection of new tourism projects for the year  2013-2014.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner cum DLTDC chairman M.K. Sahoo.

While welcoming the committee Tate Tatak , District Tourism Officer, explained the aims and objectives of the meeting in brief. He explained the selection procedure of tourism projects of various categories and presented guidelines to all the members.

Addressing the meeting, DC said Arunachal Pradesh has all the potential to be one of the potential tourism destinations. He suggested the committees to identify the projects in such places where road connectivity and water is available. He said that creating of tourism assets in jungle and wrong selection of projects site may create problem in future for operation. He sought the suggestion of member of the committee for selection of sites for tourism projects in a judicious manner so as to promote tourism sector by way of creating durable assets.

Superintendent of Police S.C. Yadav shared his observations and explained the development of tourism sectors of other states. He suggested the committee to select only genuine projects which are feasible for tourism purpose.

Yomgam Tours & Travels, Managing Director Yomjum Yomgam explained the role and responsibility of tour operators. While expressing his experience as a mountain trekking guide, he stressed for development of medium range mountain trekking route.

Divisional Forest Officer N. Ete suggested the tourism department to create a model rural tourism village in the district. He further said that a village with many R.C.C. building and Semi permanent structure houses should not be considered as rural village.

Er. Tony Ete, Executive Engineer, PHED, Aalo also spoke on the occasion.

The committee after a threadbare discussion based on feasibility selected eight new proposals out of 64 proposals received from various places. DIPRO



Disaster Management Awareness Programme held

AALO Jul 26: A sensitization-cum-consultation meeting with all line departments and a Disaster Management Training with PRI Members, NGOs and Public was held on July 25 and 26 at Aalo.

While inaugurating the programme Deputy Commissioner M.K. Sahoo highlighted the various hazards of the district and requested all the departments for active participation, since taking into account the similar topographical condition of the district with the state Uttarakhand, which has witnessed the worst flood in recent times our preparedness is must required in wake of any eventuality.

He highlighted about the role of community during any disaster situation and asked for preparation of community contingency plan to cope up them during any kind of disaster. He further stressed on proper coordination with the district authority asked for better preparedness so that they all can render assistance during the time of necessity.

The resource person from Army & ITBP have told to the members present about disaster preparedness, role of all line departments, search and rescue and role of Military & Para Military forces during any kind of disaster.

Er. Nyatum Bagra, UPO Aalo presented the concept of Earthquake related disaster and earthquake resistant design buildings in detail to the officers present.

Datum Gadi, CO Aalo inaugurated the 2nd day training programme on July 26 in presence of all PRI members, NGOs and Public participated in the training. While narrating many fire accident cases he alerted the people to keep fire extinguisher equipments and materials in their houses.

Earlier, Dorjee Nima, DDMO Aalo briefed about the key objectives of the programme. DIPRO



Panchayat coordination meeting

KIMIN,Jul 26: The first ever  co-ordination meeting of newly elected Panchayat leaders of III Kimin Anchal Samiti and various Heads of Department of Kimin and Kakoi circle  was held  today at Panchayat Hall Kimin. Initiating the discussion , Liken Koyu, BDO Cum I/C  Member Secretary   III  Kimin Anchal Samiti  Block extended the welcome address and explained in details  the  basic  power and functions  bestowed  to Panchayat Raj  members right from a gram panchayat member to Zilla Parishad Member.  He dwelt in length  about flagship  Schemes and programme implemented by  Rural Development Department in co-ordination with  PRI at block level such as IAY, MGNREGA and IWMP . In the meeting, all Heads of Department of Kimin circle briefed the newly elected panchayat leaders about the ongoing schemes and role of Panchayat leaders in selection of beneficiary, implementation and monitoring of schemes at village level. The officers of various departments also placed before the Panchayat leaders about shortage of infrastructure and man power and requested the Panchayat leaders to pursue the matter at various level for smooth functioning of concerned department.

Takio Yanu, ASM Chairperson III Kimin requested all the officers to  maintain  complete transparency  while dealing with Panchayat leaders. She rued that some officers at block level and district level taking advantage of innocent  and novice panchayat leaders  do not maintain transparency and often  keep them in darkness  about centrally sponsored developmental schemes such as RKVY, ATMA, KVK, SSA, RMSA, ANNAPURNA and NRHM etc. She also requested the officers to remain in their posting place and give proper feedback  to panchayat leaders regarding various schemes launched by state government so that it can percolate down to village level.

Tai Tayu, ZPM Kimin while presiding over the meeting requested all panchayat leaders that Health and Education sector should be given topmost priority at village and circle level. He also suggested the convergence of  various schemes at block level  such as MGNREGA  and IWMP for community use such as maintenance of schools, Health  sub-centre’s  to attain the required target  which is beneficial to rural populace.  Regarding the shortage of staff quarter, he requested the local administration to locate illegally occupied quarters  at Kimin town and immediately vacate such quarters so that some  non local officials  can be  accommodated in their place. He also assured the officers and officials of Kimin circle to look into the grievances placed by them in the meeting step by step and requested the Panchayat leaders to prepare  five year plan  so that it could be placed before the district governing body meeting.

All ASMs of Kimin and Kakoi circle also spoke on the occasion and expressed their satisfaction  over the outcome of the meeting.



ATMA conducts skill enhancement cum orientation training

AALO, Jul 26: ATMA West Siang district had conducted two days skill enhancement cum orientation training to the recently recruited Block Technology Managers (BTMs) and Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) on July 24 and 25 at district agriculture office, Aalo.

Presiding over the inaugural session Karyom Doji, DHO Aalo, focused on paramount roles of the extension functionaries in dissemination of technologies to the targeted group. He exhorted the extension functionaries to act as facilitators, reach out to the farming community, and persuade them to adopt new innovative pertaining to farm production.

Karbom Riram, DAO, urged the extension functionaries to deliver their utmost efforts to transform the agriculture scenario in West Siang district to shape a new dimension through amalgamation of refined tools and techniques which could be imbibed through ATMA. He suggested for coordinated efforts of BTT Chairmen and extension functionaries in each and every blocks to effect such noticeable and desirable changes.

Jumdo Jini, ADO and nodal Officer ATMA, elaborated about the aims and objectives of ATMA, its composition, origin, funding pattern and their specified tasks in hierarchal. He had also discussed about the menace of bamboo flowering and subsequent rodent outbreak. In order to counteract the rodent incidences Jini suggested several measures both mechanical and chemical methods which could be employed in the hours of unprecedented upsurge of rodent population to subdue the possible losses.

Dr. Kejom Padu, SVO, highlighted on scope, importance, and feasibility of farming system under animal husbandry. He also pointed out many of the animal and poultry related diseases and their prophylaxis and therapeutic measures to tackle the outbreak of such diseases.

During the technical session Jarny Yomcha,ADO, briefed about scope and importance of horticultural crops in the context of Arunachal Pradesh. During the process, he also revealed that management of orchards and nursery could create a unique avenue for employment generation.

Nitum Riba, ADO (Hq), briefed the extension functionaries  on the various schemes both centrally sponsored and State sponsored being operating at agriculture department.

Nyage Loya, ADO (Mkt), highlighted on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in rice crop. Scores of pests and their damaging stages and infested signs were displayed through power point presentation. Further, he stressed on proper identification and distinction of pests and friendly insects to bring about suitable control measures and management techniques. He also advocated for conservation of natural predators of insect pests and rodents, which hunts the voracious pests of rice at different stages and thereby reducing pests’ density and limiting the quantum of injurious impact on crops. DIPRO



Fish seeds distributed to progressive farmers

YINGKIONG, Jul 26: Department of Fisheries Upper Siang district distributed fish seeds to progressive fish farmers of the district in a simple ceremony at Govt. fish farm Yingkiong yesterday. Dr. Tallo Taggu, DVO & O. Tamuk, DAO, distributes fish seeds to the beneficiaries on the occasion.

Dr Taggu, DVO appreciated the initiative taken by the Fisheries department and suggested all beneficiaries to culture the fish in scientific manner to get higher benefit from it.

DAO also called upon the beneficiaries to integrate the fish culture with agriculture, horticulture & animal husbandry, which will increase their incomes through fish farming and suggested all farmers to keep interaction with technical department for improvement in traditional farming method.

The programme was also attended by Bading Teng, ZPM Yingkiong, who urged beneficiaries to utilize all the benefit provided by Government sincerely for improvement of fish farming in the district.

Earlier, Kenbom Chisi, DFDO, disclosed that all together 39 numbers of progressive fish farmers have been selected in the district for “Free distribution” of fish seeds. He also urged beneficiaries to culture the fish supplied in scientific manner and to provide achievement/ feedback to the department.

He also added that altogether, about 80,000 fish seeds consisting of Indian major carps and exotic carp were distributed to the progressive fish farmers of the district. DIPRO



First ever Solung football tourney in Itanagar from Aug 1

ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar (SFCCI) is organizing the first ever Solung Running Football Trophy and the 2nd Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volleyball tournament here in the next month. The football tournament will be held at Dera Natung Govt. College playground from August 1 while the volleyball tournament is scheduled to start on August 20 at Solung-Mopin ground here, informed games and sports secretary of SFCCI Kadum Apang.

In total, 10 teams are participating in football tournament which have been divided into two equal groups of five teams. Ngargo Yameng FC, Diilung Yameng FC, Siang FC, Etor Yameng FC and Banggo United FC have been placed in group ‘A’ and Minam Yameng FC, Golgi Bote FC, Delong Yameng FC, Dogin Yameng FC and Solung United FC in group ‘B’.

The final will be played on August 18 at 3.30 pm.

Participating teams of volleyball tournament are, Gangging, Moying, Dongin and President –VI (Gr. ‘A’) and Diilung, Ngargo, Secy-VI and Menam Volleyball Club (Gr ‘B’).

Everyone should cooperate for construction of Trans AP highway

Dear Editor,

I sincerely recognize Chief Minister Nabam Tuki government’s effort for having successfully seeing through the PR election and for the first time the Municipal election in Itanagar and Pasighat and also his government's overall performance. However I need to point out that the road communication system in the state in general and the Capital complex in particular still awaits the proper and fool-proof attention of the concerned department.

The most important in this regard is the Trans Arunachal Highway for which the public compensation of a large sum of Rs. 71 crores has already been disbursed to the affected public along the proposed Khodaso-Dakte-Hoj road. This is a great thing for not only the government but also for the public who have received the money. I appreciate CM Tuki and all his officers for their dedicated and hard work to complete the survey and delivering the compensation. It is a moment of rejoice for all of us.

Now as and when the work would begin which presumably will not be delayed, the full cooperation from the public living along the proposed road will be expected. This job is very important for the much needed development of the state, particularly the area which the road will run through.

This demands the undisturbed atmosphere for the construction workers as well as for the government and the common people of the state.

Therefore my sincere appeal to the members of the public in the concerned area, particularly the road side inhabitants to render all possible help and cooperation to the construction agency and help materialize this dream-project of the State as early as possible.


Tad Tana

Former ZPM

Toru, Papum Pare.




DNGC is dream destination for many Arunachalees

Dear Editor,

No wonder, its common problem of Dngc Itanagar's pertaining to admission of catchment and non-catchment areas. Every year students from non-catchment areas are not given chance to seek admission at Dngc College, which is indeed a grave concern for student community.

Firstly let me rebut my assertion fittingly. You people are already well aware of fact that putting aside few districts the majority of district have acute problem concerning the network, which avert student’s essential access to internet that is need of hour in world of e-governance,e-banking, e-telecom etc.

Disturbances in supply of electricity are quite bad in comparison with state capital. National newspapers do not reach in all the districts. Well crux of assertion is, clearly no way any dist of AP could match the infrastructures and other facilities which our capital provides. So, the indigenous student community of AP have right to access these facilities.Or they should be forced to become 'frog in a well’.

The meeting held at dngc envisaging the problems of admission reflecting shortage of teaching faculties and infrastructure to deal with excess number of students trying to seek admission is bad but could be dealt.

Be optimistic about this problem. My notion may not be accepted by many, but          

I reckon this problem have potential to create job opportunity (lecturer) and enhance the infrastructural development of dngc to manifold. My suggestions for the contesting General Secretaries and others to constrain the competent body to do away with these problems to solve the ever rising matter of catchment and non-catchment areas.

Prudence lies in taking stand for the unfortunates, not sitting back and complaining.


Terchi Gapak.

Ex-DNGC Itanagar Student, Daporijo.




Some unanswered questions

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to know the status of projects like RCC bridge and steel wire suspension bridge over Nari river from the A/E,PWD Nari. The construction of RCC Bridge started about seven years back. After about 90% completion, the bridge  collapsed. Till now it is lying abandoned. Regarding the suspension bridge, its construction started about a year ago. After foundation of six concrete posts was laid its work has halted. Now its two posts have already fallen. Why has its work been abandoned and why hasn’t the reconstruction of RCC Bridge started. I request the higher authorities to order immediate probe into the matter to dig out the whole truth behind the wastage of public money, and also if there is any use of substandard construction materials? If completed, the said bridge would have connected Nari ADC headquarter to remote villages like telam, seren, deka, koyu, mane, lipin etc. It may be a plan to hide the uncompleted NEC funded road started about twenty years back.


Tapak Koyu,

Keni Miroh




Pay attention to Gohpur Tinali to Ganga Lake road

Dear Editor,

The APPWD is the oldest and parent Department of all Engineering Department in the state and is known for quality of construction work such as road, bridge, building etc. But this same Department is miserably failing to maintain the road from Gohpur tinali to Ganga Lake. This road is life line of people living at Sangdupota, Jote, Poma, Bath, Ganga Lake, Lor Putung, Zoo and its adjoining area. This road is not only for inhabitant of these area but also important for local and foreign tourist as well as. The VIPs who visit state capital usually visit Zoo, Ganga Lake, Poma, WTP, etc and they have to use this stretch of road. The oxford university is yet to prepare a word to describe the present condition of aforesaid road. Near Hotel Bomdila there is big pond in the middle of road with water and big boulder. Similar pond can be found after crossing zoo tinali. One Bailey bridge located in between Gohpur-Zoo road is death trap. If someone is coming from Ganga lake side one can easily notice the open jaw of the said bridge ready to eat the wheel of vehicles which may result in the lost of precious life. However, such accident can be averted if concern authority takes urgent step to maintain dying bridge & road before it is too late.


Phassang Lengcho

Ganga Lake, Itanagar.


Tragedy, research and planning  

Possibly India is a country where the planners wake up only after something serous happens. For example, Govt begins to think seriously on disaster management only after the Uttarakhand tragedy where thousands of people lost their lives. Had there been any effective disaster warning system, evacuation plans, the massive loss of precious life could have been averted in Uttarakhand. Now the Govt is putting its head to avert any kind of man-made or natural disaster when we have already lost human sources along with huge properties.

After Uttarakhand, it is Bihar midday meal tragedy which brazenly exposed the weak policy of the planners and rulers at Centre and the states. The unfortunate part of the system of governance is that it starts rigorous research along with blame game to improve the system of midday meal only after we lost more than 20 children in Bihar.

When the Central Govt talks of collective responsibility and strengthening of mechanism for proper implementation of Midday meal scheme, it is reported that  nearly 10 lakhs student in over 4, 600 schools  in Bihar are deprived of midday meal for second consecutive day  because, the  primary school teachers boycotting this duties. A total of 70,000 schools of Bihar were covered under the midday meal scheme benefiting 1.40 crore children.The teachers say, the basic job of the teachers is to teach and not to supervise cooking of meals. Interestingly, the Allahabad high court has questioned a government order which took away the job of supervising midday meal preparation from non-government organizations (NGOs) and handed it over to principals and teachers in Meerut district.

Duty and responsibility is a two side of same coin.  When the midday meal is being served in the school for school children, the teachers should take some responsibility  to see that their students are being taken care of properly.

One of the main purposes of serving Midday meal in school is to lure maximum number of children and increase their enrollment in schools. Where the motto is man-making, the situation should be tackled with kindness and love; the court order, or  Govt directive has little role to play in school.

Therefore, school management committee, teachers and Govt should come together to serve midday meal to innocent children.


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