ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Power supply to Barapani and nearby areas of Naharlagun will remain
cut off/disrupted for an indefinite period of time due to a major damage caused to
the 500kva 11/ 415 kva transformer of Barapani substation this evening. Burning of
HT/LT coils due to over loading has reportedly caused damage to the transformer,
informed EE, Nirjuli Electric Division.
The EE urged the consumers of the affected areas to bear with the department for
the inconvenience caused to them until power supply is restored. The transformer
is being lifted for repair, the EE said.
Arrest the culprits: APHOA
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Officers’ Association (APHOA)
has sought immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the physical assault of deputy
director horticulture at his office chamber July 8 last.
While expressing disappointment with the incident, the APHOA appealed all stakeholders
of the society saying that horticulture society is meant for imparting technical
knowhow to interested farmers for proper growth of horticulture crops and is not
meant for suppliers to fulfill their demands. It requested everyone to create conducive
atmosphere in order to provide quality horticulture inputs to the local farmers.
Financial literacy awareness prog by NABARD
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: As part of its foundation day celebration, NABARD Arunachal Pradesh
Regional Office, Itanagar conducted a financial literacy awareness programme (FLAP)
at Langper village under Sagalee block of Papum Pare to create awareness among the
public on various financial products/assistance offered by the bank.
Kamal Roy, APM, NABARD informed the gathering about various schemes being implemented
by NABARD for the benefits of villagers. He talked about financial Inclusion, financial
planning, various financial products like saving a/c, RD, FD, loans and advances,
PMJDY, PMSSY, PMJJBY, APY, KCC, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPO) and Bhoomiheen
Kissan Yojana through formation of Joint Farmer Groups (JLG).
The staff of Apex Bank, Doimukh branch collected deposits on the spot from the villagers,
who are maintaining accounts with the bank.
The programme was organised in collaboration with a local NGO – N N Charitable Society
More than 100 villagers were present in the programme.
Similar programmes were also organised at Ganga Village, in collaboration with National
Youth Project (NYP).
AAPCCAAA demands for service regularisation
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Computer cum- Account Assistant Association
(AAPCCAAA ) under RGPSA Scheme of Panchayat Department has strongly urged the
state govt to consider/approve the demands for continuation and regularization of
services of its employees and increment of their salary during the on-going Legislative
Though the Central Government has already scrapped the RGPSA scheme, 591 CAA / 177,
TA (JE) staff are still working very sincerely and with dedication in different
remotes posting places in various districts of Arunachal Pradesh with meagre salaries
of Rs.8,000 per month under RGPSA Panchayat Department.
It further appealed to the state government to consider its demand considering the
age factor of the serving CAA/ TA/ JE staffs under RGPSA scheme.
Due to being over-age, we are not eligible to appear in any kind of competitive examinations
or interviews for job in any of the departments, the release said.
Teachers training in Pasighat
Pasighat, Jul 11: All Arunachal Private Schools Association (AAPSA) held Teachers
Effectiveness Training for the private schools of Pasighat and Mebo at SFS School
here. The training was attended by 87 teachers from eight schools.
The programme, an initiative of AAPSA and DBYC, Itanagar was aimed at making the
private as well as government school teachers of the State more committed to the
mission of education. True to the theme of the training, “Teaching Job to Educating
Mission”, the programme served as a clarion call to all in education sector to look
at teaching as a noble mission of empowering young people and thus build a strong
future for Arunachal Pradesh.
The resource persons dealt extensively on topics such as teaching job and education
mission, new trends in education, class room management and qualities that mark good
AAPLU writes to DC
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Alleging that the vegetables vendors, fish, meat sellers of Capital
Complex are charging exorbitant prices from the customers, the All Arunachal Pradesh
Labour Union (AAPLU) in a letter to Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner requested
him to check and control the exorbitant prices of essential commodities.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Kime Paka Colony Development Committee (KPCDC) also conducted
cleanliness drive in its Colony and the surrounding areas under the initiative of
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The committee members along with the general public, youths and womenfolk of the
colony participated in the event.
The Lobi Colony Development Watch (LCDW) in its two days social service repaired
the damaged road from Panch Tinali to Lobi Colony.
One faction objects to other’s statement
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak Langdi Students Union
led by one Tai Tach as Acting President has objected to the press release published
under the headline ‘Do not release payments’ on July 10 edition of this daily. It
said that the Song Tacho who made the press statement is a self proclaimed president
of the Students Union.
Ering writes to MoRTH to start road works
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering has instructed Secretary, Ministry
of Road Transport and Highways, for early start of the construction/ improvement
works of few strategically important roads under Arunachal (East) Parliamentary Constituency.
The MP in his letter to MoRTH Secretary Vijay Chhibber, he asked for early construction
of the road between Pasighat-Nizamghat, construction/ improvement of Jonai-Pasighat-Ranaghat,
Meka-Anini, and Hukanjiri - Khonsa road in Arunachal Pradesh.
The MP favoured Border Roads Organization (BRO) as working agency for these works
over State PWD.
I have written to the concern Union Minister for handing over the work to BRO as
working agency rather than State PWD, the MP in its letter to the MoRTH secretary
“BRO is doing commendable job in this sector and allow the BRO for these roads as
well as the Trans-Arunachal Highway as demanded by the public of these districts
of Arunachal Pradesh for early completion of these roads, the letter added.
Ering yesterday, met the Secretary, MoRTH and raised various issues related to road
communication in the Eastern-Parliamentary Constituency of Arunachal Pradesh.
PRI leaders demand for early release of Best Panchayat Award
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Although the Kimin Panchayat was awarded with the ‘Best Panchayat’
during National Panchayat Day celebration in New Delhi on April 24 this year, the
Panchayat has yet not received the award from the state government due to delay in
the finance department, informed the Kimin Gram Panchayat Chairperson in a release.
The GP chairperson alleged red-tapism in office and keeping files pending for long
without any valid reason.
While expressing strong disappointment over delay in releasing the award, which is
not only discouraging but also detrimental to development, the GP chairperson, on
behalf of panchayat leaders of both Kimin and Kakoi circles, strongly urged the state
government, particularly the Finance Department to release the award without any
Acid attack victims to be treated free of cost
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: In pursuant of the Supreme Court order, Government of Arunachal
Pradesh in an order has directed all the government as well as private sector hospitals
that acid attack victims are to be treated free of cost including surgeries as appropriate.
The order also said that the victim should be given a certificate saying he/she is
an acid attack victim.
Further adding that no hospital/clinic should refuse treatment citing lack of specialised
facilities, it has cautioned that not complying with the order may lead to action
against the hospital/clinic in contravention of the provisions of section 357C of
the code of criminal procedure.
Road maintained on self-help basis
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The entire staff of education department under Tirbin circle supported
by the administration, local public and staff and officers of few other departments
repaired the BRTF road from Bam Tinali to Tirbin HQ on self help basis yesterday.
The way side jungle was also cleared covering a distance of 25 km.
The programme was participated by Tirbin EAC B Nyorak, DDSE Tomi Doke, BEO Numi Lombi,
Dr.T.Doke and others.
Kejum Jilen, a local contractor and Ninya Gadi spared their JCBs for the work without
any charge. The BRTF road between Bam to Tirbin was in a deplorable condition and
no maintenance work has been done since designating the road to Trans Arunachal Highway.
Low cost fly shuttle looms distribution prog launched
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Hayulliang EAC S Sengupta recently launched a low cost fly shuttle
looms distribution programme under Community Horticulture Farming Project for 1016
families under 125 villages in 8 circles in Anjaw district.
Meanwhile, low cost fly shuttle looms were distributed to women members of 78 families
under Hayuliang circle.
Fly shuttle loom distribution in Kibitoo, Walong, Hawai, Manchal, Metengliang and
Chaglagam villages will be completed within next few days.
NABARD conducts financial awareness literacy prog
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Importance of banking, savings, financial planning and benefits
of schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima
Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Atal Pension Yojana (APY),
Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) were discussed during a financial awareness literacy
programme organised by NABARD Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office, Itanagar and Manghi
Welfare Society (MWS), held at Sangram in Kurung Kumey on Friday.
In his inaugural address, Sangram SDO M Tato exhorted the participants to take full
benefit of the programme as the payments relating to various central and state government
schemes are being computerised at all levels of governance. He also emphasised the
importance of having individual bank accounts as it helps individuals to mobilize
savings and avail various benefits of financial schemes offered by banks. While highlighting
NABARD's important role in formation of SHGs and farmers' clubs, he further appreciated
the role of MWS in creating savings linkage with banks by covering far flung areas
of the district.
NABARD DDM OP Mounglang also explained the participants about the benefits of various
schemes under NABARD, while Sangram Apex Bank BM incharge Gyamar Kame informed about
the formalities of opening bank accounts and various loan offered by the Apex Bank.
Indo-Myanmar border villages at mercy of insurgents: Centre
Guwahati, Jul 11: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today painted a grim security
situation in the country's border with Myanmar and Bhutan where there were reports
of insurgents, weapons and drugs crossing over and said that his ministry was taking
measures to effectively manage the international borders.
240 villages with over two lakh population within 10 km of the Indo-Myanmar border
were living without any worthwhile security cover, Singh told a security meeting
attended by the chief ministers of all Northeastern states here.
"They are at the mercy of the insurgents. A similar situation prevails along the
India-Bhutan border," he said calling upon the chief ministers of the region to pay
attention to this crucial area of security.
"We must take care of the development along with the security of people living along
the international borders. You would be glad to know that under the Border Area Development
Programme (BADP), we have enhanced the share of the region from 30 per cent to 40
per cent," Singh said.
He said that a committee headed by Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)
R N Ravi had been constituted to suggest measures to effectively manage the Indo-Myanmar
The committee is likely to submit its report within the next few days and the government
would take action as per its recommendations, he said.
He suggested opening and strengthening of police stations in the border areas to
instill a sense of security among the people, which is crucial for successful implementation
of the Centre's 'Act-East Policy'.
The Union Home minister also urged the chief ministers to provide land for border
fencing by acquisition on urgent basis wherever it was pending. Singh said the region
had a huge stockpile of illegal firearms which were smuggled in from across the border
and sold here and beyond.
"Existence of illegal weapons will encourage crimes and vitiate the security eco-system
of the region. I would urge the chief ministers to launch sustained drives against
illegal weapons and make their respective states free of such arms," he said.
Noting that Mizoram, Tripura, large parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya
are "almost free of insurgency", Singh said it was time deployment of central forces
was reviewed in the Northeast.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today favoured reduction in deployment
of central forces in the North East in view of the improved security scenario in
"In the wake of improvement in security scenario, there is a need to review deployment
of security forces in the region. At present the deployment is more than it was when
the insurgency was at its peak," he told a conference of North East Chief Ministers
"Without compromising with security, we must plan to reduce deployment to make the
environment easy and also to encourage positive thinking of outsiders about this
region," he said.
Singh, who was accompanied by his deputy Kiren Rijiju, also said that there had been
substantial strengthening of state police forces in the past few years. PTI
Boundary dispute, UG activities major challenges of Arunachal:Tuki
GUWAHATI, Jul 11: Arunachal Pradesh is facing growing challenges from matters arising
from inter-state border dispute with Assam and the activities of UG groups from outside
the state, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today. He, however, said that the security
situation in Arunachal Pradesh is under control.
Speaking in the conference of Chief Ministers of North East held by Union Ministry
of Home Affairs under the chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Guwahati,
Tuki said that there is an agreement to maintain status quo and no attempt to change
facts on the ground by Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the disputed
areas along the inter-state boundary. However, activities in disputed areas by either
government would hamper maintenance of peace and tranquility in the area which needs
to be addressed jointly, he suggested. While informing that Arunachal Pradesh Government
is committed to maintain status-quo till the Supreme Court comes up with a solution
to the boundary dispute, the Chief Minister requested the MHA to confirm that both
the state governments abstain from activities in the disputed areas that may disturb
peace and tranquility.
Responding to the issue, the Union Home Minister advised both Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh Governments to strictly adhere to the agreement of status quo to maintain
law and order along the inter-state boundary as directed by the Supreme Court.
Dwelling on security along the international border, especially the Indo-Tibet border,
Tuki said the challenge is that of under development, which is leading to thinning
out of population from remote villages.
He urged the MHA to push the Telecommunication Department for speedy implementation
of the recently cleared mobile telecommunication infrastructure for Arunachal Pradesh
by Cabinet Committee on Security.
Tuki also proposed that MHA may consider supporting the raising of Special Border
Home Guard, which draws men and women from remote border blocks, and utilize their
local knowledge and their physical sturdiness for security purposes. For which he
said the request for a larger outlay of BADP may be favourably considered.
On matters of internal security, particularly in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts,
the Chief Minister asserted that it is imperative for the Center to bring the State
Government on par with their proposed strategic and tactical approaches to deal with
the situation of insurgency related issues immediately.
Tuki reminded the MHA of the long pending Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts
Security Action Plan estimated at Rs.177.50 crore pending before Cabinet Committee
on Security (CCS) and being piloted by MHA. Recently, the MHA had conveyed that Ministry
of Finance had asked as to why the Special Security Plan should be supported in view
of the recent report of 14th Finance Commission.
To this effect, Tuki sought special attention of the Union Home Minister that the
Government of India ought not link the special package of Tirap, Changlang and Longding
districts with the 14th Finance Commission recommendations, as it was standalone
and area specific intervention by the MHA.
Other issues calling attention of the MHA, that Tuki highlighted, were continued
support in completion of all Projects under the Prime Minister’s Special Economic
Package, particularly the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and drinking water for the
Border Blocks, East-West Industrial Corridor, long term restoration of damaged roads
and bridge infrastructures, setting up of Battalions of Ecological Task Territorial
Army and issues related to the Ministry of DoNER.
The Chief Minister also submitted a Memorandum listing in detail expectations and
requests of the State Government to the Union Minister.
Also present in the conference were MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, MoS DoNER Jitender Singh,
MoS Sports & Youth Affairs Sarbanand Sonowal and Chief Ministers of the Northeastern
Meanwhile, the DoNER Minister has announced a fund of Rs 225 crores for construction
of inter-state roads that are lying almost abandoned and defunct. (Media Cell, CM)
New butterfly species discovered in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: A tiny, beautiful butterfly species new to science has been discovered
in the verdant forests of the Changlang District in Arunachal Pradesh.
Discovery of this butterfly christened the Banded Tit (Hypolycaena narada), was announced
by Dr. Yogesh IFS, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife and Biodiversity),
Department of Environment & Forests, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
“This discovery underscores the unparalleled biodiversity of the state.” he remarked.
The Banded Tit is a denizen of low-lying evergreen forests of Changlang. It has an
interesting life cycle. The adult butterflies live only for approximately two weeks
in March every year, presumably spending a large part of the remaining year in a
dormant state in larval or pupal stages, which are still unknown. The butterflies
feed primarily on bird-droppings along cool streams in the forests. Even if the butterfly
has now been described and named, much of its biology is still a mystery. For instance,
its larval host plants, breeding behaviour and precise habitat requirements are unknown,
although such information may help ensure the long-term survival of this species
in the rapidly changing, human-dominated landscape.
The Banded Tit was recently described in a research paper by Dr. Krushnamegh Kunte,
a research scientist and faculty member at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
(NCBS), Bengaluru. It is a pleasant surprise to find new butterfly species in India,
whose butterfly fauna is widely believed to be well-documented. However, Arunachal
Pradesh is a land of rich mega-biodiversity. A new butterfly species called the Bright-eyed
Argus (Callerebia dibangensis) was last discovered here a few years ago. The discovery
of the Banded Tit raises the possibility that many more species that are new to science
still remain to be discovered in the remote mountain ranges and forests of the state
and as such the North-Eastern India as a whole.
We must learn to respect Nature: Rebia
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: “We must learn to respect the nature by protecting it from further
soil depletion,” said Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia
while addressing the school children at Tigdo village today. Since time immemorial
nature is part of our life and it has deep impact on our culture and traditions and
now it is our duty to protect and preserve it, the Speaker said after participating
a tree plantation programme at the school campus of Govt M.E. School, Tigdo village.
Tree plantation programme was organised as part of Van Mahotsava week celebration.
Highlighting the importance of tree plantations and its impact on environmental aspects,
Rebia said that “If we cut one tree than we must plant dozens of trees in its place.”
He asked the young school children to become role model in their own locality to
spread awareness among its folk on importance of forest conservation and its impact
on environment. He further asked the students to nurture the saplings planted by
them and also advised them to learn to have good manners and discipline in their
life to become a good human beings.
Lauding the public of Tigdo for taking up steps to ban hunting and fishing, Rebia
said due to unmindful human activities all beautiful species are on the brink of
extinction. “If timely step is not taken up than nothing will be left for our future
generation,” he added.
Rebia asked Papum Pare DC to strictly enforce order to prevent illegal hunting and
fishing. Rivers are main source of fresh water and it should not be pollute ruthlessly,
he further said.
Speaking on the occasion, DFO Papum Pare Neelam Nido also advised the students and
teachers to take proper care of saplings planted. Informing that forest department
has given 300 numbers of saplings to be planted on the occasion, Nido said the Forest
Department is always there to co-operate and guide the people on conservation of
Earlier ASM Tigdo village informed that village community of Tigdo is going to put
complete ban on illegal fishing and hunting in their locality and heavy fine will
be imposed to those undermine the order.
DC Tai Kaye, SP P. N. Khrimey, ADC Balijan Chuku Takar, SDO Doimukh Ibom Tao, EAC
Balijan T.Loyi, Range Forest Officer, panchayat leaders, teachers, students, members
of Yupia Youth Welfare Association (YYWA) and general public took part in the plantation
PHED engineers draw flak, DC moved for intervention
RUKSIN, Jul 11: The Public Health Engineer & Water Supply department (PHED) in East
Siang has come under massive public criticism for its alleged failure to implement
drinking water supply projects in the district.
Alleging gross irregularity in RCC works and mismanagement of fund in execution of
water supply schemes at Debing village under Pasighat sub-division, the local villagers
including the Panchayat members and senior citizens said that the department officials
were not conducting the construction works properly. They have alleged that construction
of sedimentation tank, filter and reservoir of the project were defective, while
the RCC works were not done as per estimate and technical specification, which resulted
easy wash-out by early monsoon rain.
The villagers in a petition submitted to East Siang Deputy Commissioner (DC) stated
that they repeatedly approached the PHED officials to select intake point of the
project at ‘Sarkut’ portion of Debing river, but ignoring greater interest of the
local villagers, it erected the intake point at ‘Lilek’ which is at all not suitable
for controlling the water flow during rainy season.
The people sought DC’s intervention on the ongoing water supply scheme and moved
her for formation of well-defined “Construction Committee” involving the local Gaon
Burahs, panchayat members and senior villagers for monitoring of the project works.
It alleged that huge quality building material supplied by the department against
the project has been sold to illicit traders before completion of construction works.
the villagers also pleaded the DC to institute ‘magisterial inquiry’ into the alleged
irregularities and unearth the facts.
Sources from PHE& WS informed that the water supply scheme being implemented at Debing
was sanctioned under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in December,
2012. The sanctioned amount of Rs 72.77 lakhs against the scheme has all been released.
Workshop on selection of Smart City at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Jul 11: Workshop on selection of Smart City and Urban Housing programme
launched by Govt. of India was held in the DC’s conference hall here today.
Speaking on the occasion, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Shrivastava has said
that this is a great opportunity for the oldest town of the state to score over others.
Directing the concerned department to prepare the master plan immediately, she desired
that the proposals should be up to the mark which has to be submitted within 13th
of this month. “If selected, there will be a sea change in the field of development
and working system”, she added.
PMC Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk appraised the house that the selection of Smart
City will be on grading system. Hence all have to make their proposals meaningful
and purposeful. He was hopeful that with the contribution of all, high marks can
Director, Town Planning and Urban Local bodies Amoy Morang through power-point presentation
highlighted the Smart City selection process, city selection criteria, implementation
and financing and challenges etc.
Sukhvinder Singh, Sr. Town Planner gave presentation on Atal Mission for Rejuvenate
and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Presentation on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and
National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) were also made on the occasion.
In his address ADC cum Municipal Executive Officer, (PMC) Deepak Shinde sought cooperation
of all to achieve the goal under central Govt programme. DFO Tabang Jamoh also spoke
on the occasion.
Among others councilors and HoDs the district attended the workshop. DIPRO
Arunachal observes World Population Day
ITANAGAR, July 11: Along with the rest of the world, the World Population Day was
observed with various programmes across Arunachal Pradesh.
Over population is a burning problem of our country. In Arunachal Pradesh also, though
the size of population is very small, the quality aspects of population such as education,
health, gender equality and equity, judicious use of resources etc. are considered
to be essential for sustainable development.
In order to highlight various population related problems and issues among the students,
the World Population Day 2015 was observed with the main theme of this year -- ‘Vulnerable
People in Emergencies' at Govt. Sec. School, Chimpu yesterday. School students were
sensitized about the conditions of the vulnerable sections of the society such as
women, adolescent girls and the children for their security, health, education and
better life during the programme.
Addressing the gathering of students, teachers and SMC members, the school headmaster
T. Koyu emphasised on the fact that population of a country should be healthy, educated
and productive to enjoy a better quality of life. Quantity of population without
quality will not help a society in any way.
An essay competition on the topic “Educating women means educating the society' was
organised among the students of classes IX & X. A quiz competition on various themes
of population was also conducted among the students to mark the occasion for which
cash prizes were distributed to the winners.
The programme was organised by the Population Education Cell of SCERT, Gohpur Tinali,
Itanagar, as a part of its extension activities in schools under the guidance and
resource support of NCERT, New Delhi.
At Pasighat, East Siang District Health Society organised a massive rally with participation
of students and staff of general hospital here today to mark the celebration of the
World Population Day with the theme “Khushhal Parivar, Do Bachcho mein teen saal
Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Shrivastava flagged off the rally in presence of a large
gathering including ZPC Kaling Dai and DMO Dr. Mandip Perme.
Addressing the rally at Pasighat market, ZPC Kaling Dai and PMC Chief Councillor
Denong Tamuk exhorted the gathering to understand the need of population control
and consequences of rapid growth of population. All should discourage early marriage
and child birth and should contribute to save the world from population explosion,
DMO Dr. Mandip Perme while explaining the benefits of small family said “it is high
time, we control the population growth and avoid the miseries of the future. Over
population leads to unemployment, unhealthy society, create antisocial elements etc”.
While highlighting various methods for controlling birth which are available in the
General Hospital, the DMO appealed all to take advantage of them.
Earlier, Dr T Gao, DRCHO, explained the significance of the day. Medical Superintendent
Dr. Yater Ringu hoped that the celebration will go long way in controlling population
growth. DIPRO, Pasighat.
At Khonsa, DMO Dr. K Perme in his key note address explained the objectives and significance
of World Population Day celebration.
Sonthung Bangsia, ZPM, Khela-Lamsa block in her speech highlighted the critical role
played by women folks in fighting against population growth.
Lengang Lowang, Khonsa ZPM, exhorted everyone to join hands together in order to
achieve the objectives of World population day celebration.
Dr. A. Wanglat, Gynaecologist, gave a live demonstration of population control measures.
This was followed by distribution of OCP, EC pills, condoms etc. Among others, Dr.
K. Socia, Medical Superintendent, also spoke on the occasion.
ASHA’s, Anganwadi workers and PRI members also participated in the celebration, according
to an official release.
At Ziro: Lower Subansiri District Health Society conducted an awareness programme
in the conference hall of district hospital on the occasion of World Population Fortnight
in Ziro today.
The inaugural session was attended by Bula Village ZPM Nani Takha as chief guest
besides, medical staffs and DPMU staffs of the DHS.
Speaking on the occasion, DMO Dr. Moli Riba briefed about the various activities
to be carried out during the world population fortnight 2015 celebration such as
family planning method services to be provided in various health facilities of general
hospital/CHC/PHC/SC and further asked all the eligible couples of the district to
avail the opportunity. He also discussed on the main theme ‘Khushhal parivar ka mantra,
do bachcho mein teen saal ka antar’ which promotes space of three years between siblings
and asked the participants to disseminate the message.
DFWO Dr. Derin Likar and medical superintendent Dr. Kime Horming also spoke on the
PPA opines for opposing appointment of Parl Secys.
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) President Kahfa Bengia opined
that one of the viable options to eliminate corruption from the state is to oppose
the appointments of Parliamentary Secretaries in the state.
Addressing a party meeting on implementation of Article 164 (1A), the PPA President
said that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh already under huge financial deficit
should administer in conformity with the provision of Article 164 (1A) of the Constitution
failing which the legitimacy or validity of the Tuki led Government will have to
face the Constitutional mandate as per the 91st Amendment on Indian Constitution.
“Sooner or later the example of West Bengal will be repeated in Arunachal Pradesh
also", he warned.
Article 164 (1A) of the Indian Constitution clearly restricts the number of Council
of Ministers depending upon the number of Members of Legislative Assembly in a particular
state, therefore, in the guise of Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs cannot be favored
under any State made enactment, said party chairman Kamen Ringu.
“No state can enact laws on the subjects other than the subjects mentioned in the
VIIth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The main purpose of enacting Article 164(1A)
was not only to check defection of the MLAs but also to limit the size of the Cabinet
for better governance and also to avoid heavy burden on public exchequer”, Ringu
“But sadly, what is directly being constitutionally prohibited is being achieved
by indirect method in Arunachal State Assembly. Where it is not permissible to enlarge
the Council of Ministers beyond the prescribed size (15%), adopting an indirect method
to defeat the Constitutional mandate by giving the nomenclature of Parliamentary
Secretary to a Member of Legislative Assembly, who could not make it to become a
Minister is nothing but defeating the very purpose and intent of the Constitutional
mandate”, said the PPA Chairman.
The description of Parliamentary Secretary and the duties assigned to them especially
after insertion of Article 164 (1A) is nothing but allowing a Member of Legislative
Assembly to become de-facto Minister, Ringu opined.
We should analyze how blatantly the government is draining away the public money
to the tune of crores of rupees just for the upkeep and maintenance of the out of
way appointed Parliamentary Secretaries over and above the regular MLA LAD and SPA
funds, he added.
Devote time to help its Govt. to perform, BJP tells APCC
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has
suggested Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) to devote its time and energy
in helping its government to perform and come out of the alleged deep financial crisis,
corruption and mis-governance instead of spending time in “cheap divisive politics
and wrong propaganda”.
Reacting sharply to the recent “immature” comment on BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav
by APCC, State BJP has demanded a public apology from APCC for the ‘unqualified’
comment on the BJP functionary.
“It is un-ethical, illogical and unbecoming on part of the APCC to make such comment
on one of the most veteran national leaders of India”, said party General Secretary
“We do not require any certificate from APCC on Ram Madhav”, he said, and invited
the party for an open public debate over the ‘immature’ term/comment on the veteran
Cultivation of finger millets with SRI principles
Chandra Kumar Singh
Finger millet is a staple food crop in Arunachal Pradesh. It is cultivated both for
grains’ fodder. SRI (System of Ragi intensification) principles have been creatively
adopted to suit the cultivation practices for finger millet, making it possible to
produce 3-4 times more crop than with farmers’ traditional practices, without depending
on new varieties. It does use small amounts of purchased inputs along with mostly
How to Grow Nursery: Prepare the land thoroughly when dry. Apply and puddle well.
Then, make beds of one meter width with convenient length. Remove the soil from either
side of the bed and put in seed bed. The bed automatically gets raised in height.
Place wooden planks of bamboo slits all around the bed for support so that the soil
will not loosen and get carried away with rain.
Soak the seed in water for 12 hours. Put the seed in a wet gunny bag and leave it
for 24 hours for incubation. Level the seed bed. Spread a thin layer of well decomposed
F.Y.M. on the bed. On this layer, show the seed sparsely. See that 1.25 kg seed is
sown on 40 sqm area. Apply another layer of F.Y.M. to cover the seeds. Irrigate carefully
every morning and evening. Do not apply any agrochemicals to the nursery bed, in
10-12 days, vigorous &healthy seedlings are ready for transplanting.
Organic manure: F.Y.M. or Compost is applied @10 tones/ha. This is quite sufficient
as a source of nutrients. As a result, more plant growth is achieved because of better
soil health and more balanced nutrient supply. Apply diverse organic manures. Organic
manures acts as food for microorganism.
Field preparation: Plough the field three times; two of these ploughings should
be done within an interval of 8-10 days in between during the nursery preparation.
For transplanting mark lines on the field in a square grid pattern, at a distance
of 10 inches apart, one direction being perpendicular to the gradient; wooden markers
can be used for lines.
Weeding and aeration: Use simple mechanical hand weeder (rotary hoe) to churn the
soil for weed control. Rotate the weeder at least 2-4 times at 10-12 days after transplanting
at 10 days intervals, this incorporate the weeds into the soil. Working with rotary
weeder helps in greater aeration which results in more root growth, reduced weed
competition, more oxygen and nitrogen to roots.
Water management: Water should not be allowed to stagnate under SRI method. Give
regular irrigations to keep the soil moist. Alternate ‘Wetting and drying’ should
be done which give aerobic and anaerobic soil conditions for better nutrient mobilization
by soil biota.
Plant Protection: Blast —Grey-green to yellow lesions are formed on leaf blade. Grains
of infected over heads are shriveled and become light in weight.
Control: Treat the seed with Thirum @2.5 gm/kg seed. This disease can be controlled
by spraying of Carbendazim 0.1%.Grow resistant varieties like CO RA (14), Paiyur
(RA)-2, GPU-28, GPU-45,GPU-48, L-5.
Downy Mildew:-Plants are stunted and leaves may arise close together in a bunch.
Control: Keep the field free from weeds and Spray Dithane M 45 (0.02%) solution on
Seedling Blight:-It causes severe damage during years with high continuous rainfall.
oval, light brown lesions on the young leaves and become dark brown.
Controlling method: Treat the seeds with Captan or Thiram @4g/Kg and Spray Mancozeb
@ 1.25Kg/ha.Stem Borer: Central shoot may die causing “Dead Heart”. If it is partial
the plants may turn yellow. Controlling method: Spray carbaryl 50 WP 1 kg per ha
and Spray Methyl parathion 50 EC 1 ml/litre or Phosphamidon 85 WSC 0.5 ml/litre or
Dimethoate 30 EC 1.7ml/litre.Aphids: Insects suck the sap and reduce the vigour of
the plant. Controlling method: Intercropping with pulses, sorghum, maize etc. Spray
methyl demeton 25 EC@ 20 ml/ha or dimethoate 30 EC@ 20 ml/ha (mixed 10lit of water
using high volume sprayer)Harvesting and threshing: The crop mature in about 160-180
days depending on the variety. Harvesting is generally done in two stages. The ear
heads are harvested with ordinary sickles and straw is cut close to the ground. Earheads
are heaped for three to four days to cure and then threshed with hand.Yield: With
improved package and practices, it is possible to grow 20-25 quintals of grain and
80-120 quintals of fodder per hectare. (The writer is a S.M.S (Agronomy), K.V.K,