June 12


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SSIAAC lauds achievements

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The Sainik School Imphal Alumni Association, Arunachal Chapter (SSIAAC) has lauded the promotions of two of its members in their respective fields of service.

While congratulating Dr. Rachob Taba on his new assignment as Registrar of the Rajiv Gandhi University, SSIAAC headed by PHED chief engineer Tagong Ketan as president and Er. Hage Bida as general secretary felt that with Dr. Rachob’s vast and varied experience as an educationist, the university would have a new look in the field of education.

Also lauding the appointment of Taru Talo as the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District, SSIAAC hoped that the district would have a new look in administration and all-round development with his appointment.

Talo hails from Hija village of Lower Subansiri District and graduated in B.Sc from National Defence Academy Khadakvasla and B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from Naval College of Engineering INS Shivaji, Lonavala, Maharastra. He is the first naval officer from the state. After resigning from the Indian Navy, he joined as an Extra Assistant Commissioner in 1993 after qualifying the APPSC examination. He had earlier served the state Govt. in various capacities including EAC, SDO and ADC prior to his new assignment, according to SSIAAC.  


Capacity building workshop for SSA staff

Pasighat, Jun 11: A 5 days capacity building training cum workshop for BRCCs, CRCCs, BRPs, teachers and wardens of residential schools under SSA began here today.

Addressing the inaugural programme, Dr M Perme, DRCHO (i/c DMO) suggested the trainees to attend the programme sincerely. He said that this capacity building programme would very  beneficial for them to update their knowledge and know the latest technologies and methods of teaching-learning and school management.

DDSE cum DPO SSA T. Talom exhorted the trainees, especially those who are managing the residential schools, to use the locally available resources for development of education in the educationally backward areas. He appreciated some of the schools which are running successfully despite fund crunch. He appealed them to be disciplined, dedicated and evolve an effective system to run their institutions properly. The DDSE also wanted that complete transparency is maintained, especially in financial matters.

While urging the DMO to impart some important health related education to the students, the DDSE urged for regular health check up and treatment of the students.

Earlier, Kalom Ering Dist. Co-ordination while briefing the aim and objective of the training, informed that there are six co-education and two residential schools in the district which are located in the Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB). He hoped that the training would help in improving the education scenario of the district by imparting quality education. DIPRO



Training conducted

ITANAGAR, June 11:  The Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) East Siang has conducted district level farmers training for farmers’ friend of Pasighat and Ruksin today at Pasighat.  

Inaugurating the program Dr. B N Hajarika, Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry CAU Pasighat called upon the farmer friend to be messengers of government and farmers. O Daring Principal cum Director of SAMETI GTC emphasized the importance of agriculture in human life.


Association reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Jun 11:  Arunachal Pradesh Democratic Youth Association (APDYA)  has demanded suspension of the director of school education for his alleged involvement in financial irregularities during his tenure as DDPI in education department at Pasighat.

In a representation to the governor today, APDYA also demanded arrest of then cashier for his alleged involvement in the scandal. It further said that the state Govt should hand over the case to CBI for  proper investigation.

Demanding  appointment of  a new director of school education from AGMUT cadre, the association urged the state government to  cancel  appointments in group C and D category posts in education department saying that the appointments were made with violation of recruitment rules.


Association backs Union’s demand

ITANAGAR, Jun 11:   Seema Panchayat Youth Welfare Association today supported the demand raised by the All Sagalee Students Union and  urged the department concerned to take immediate action against the officer who had allegedly misused Rs 10 lakh in the name of construction of community Hall at Seema.


Union appeals

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers’ Union in a letter to Principal Chief Conservator of Forests demanded that no any NOC/LPC be issued  for construction activities inside the IG Park.


Association condoles driver’s death

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: All Naharlagun Tourist Taxi Association (ANTTA) condoled the untimely demise of Taxi driver of Naharlagun Taxi stand Ram Chandra Shaha.   Some unknown persons reportedly hired Shaha’s vehicle and killed him at Tezpur on June 5 last, said the Association in a release.

The ANTTA team led by its President Kome Yangfo and secretary general Tagio Sonam brought the body of Shaha and handed over it to his family members at Jamuguri (Assam) and also paid some compensation, the association  added.

Meanwhile, ANTTA appealed to the police to nab the culprits and also appealed to Capital DC to issue permission for construction of small counter room near Taxi stand, Naharlagun so that a proper register could be maintained for security and safety of drivers.  


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Under the initiative of SDO Mariyang and ZPM, a social service was organized near Kolung village Upper Siang district recently.

During the day the team repaired abutment of bailey bridge over Singak stream near Kolung Village and also temporarily leveled undulations, trimming bumps, filled up  potholes  and  widen  narrow  portions  of  the  road  over  a  stretch  of  20 km  between  Mariyang  to  Singak  bridge.

It is worth mentioning here that the one and only road connecting Pasighat to Yingkiong via Mariyang in Upper Siang District is neither taken care of by Trans Arunachal Highway nor the PWD Department, as a result the road and bridges degrade along the said road and create lots of inconvenience in terms of communication throughout the year.

The Highway Department with their construction companies should take care of the said road and initiate repair and maintenance works besides executing their tendered works.


Carrom competition

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: A block level Carrom competition organized by Arunachal Pradesh Carrom Association began at Kamba, West Siang  today.

Inaugurating the tournament, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress vice president Nyamar Karbak appreciated the effort of APCA for popularizing the game in nook and corner of the state. Taking the opportunity, the APYC vice president exhorted the youths to avail the benefit of various govt sponsored welfare schemes. Discouraging bandh culture, Karbak urged the youth not to choose the path of bandh as a mean of protest which affects mostly the daily wage earner, business community and common people.

Out of the total 220 players, 120 are taking part in singles and 100 in doubles.


ECDS advocates for separate LPG depot at Capital

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Education and Cultural Development Society (ECDS)   today urged  the state Civil Supply minister to take steps for creation of separate LPG depot in the Capital Complex to cater to the need of increasing number of population.   Expressing concern over the  acute crisis of gas cylinder, the Society also appealed to the Papum Pare district administration and civil supply department to  streamline the LPG distribution system  for the convenience of customers.

While pointing out the ongoing  four lane highway construction work from Hollongi to Chimpu, the  ECDS has appealed to the state Govt for early construction of Banderdwa to Itanagar four-lane highway with  the help  and cooperation of public.


Sr officer visits OWA

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Rajiv Rai, Director, Deptt. of Personnel and Training, GoI paid a visit to Oju Welfare Association (OWA), Naharlagun today.  He was highly impressed by the activities being undertaken by the organization for the welfare of poor/orphan and destitute women.

Rai was accompanied by Mamta Riba, Director of Art & Culture.

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Sena impressed with Institute of capacity building at Sikkim

JORETHANG, SIKKIM, Jun 11: Highly impressed with the State Institute of Capacity Building (SICB) here, Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development Minister Setong Sena yesterday announced to move the cabinet for introducing such concept in his home state.

He said that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is  keen in  making the youth worthy citizens and true partners of nation building through capacity building which in turn would resolve the nagging unemployment problem, would be happy to appreciate the concept which would ultimately spring up in state’s each 60 assembly constituencies.

He lauded the Sikkim government, particularly Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for conceiving the noble idea of setting up of SICB aimed at tackling unemployment and sought its guidance and cooperation.  Sikkim is a progressive state and could be a role model for the country for its pioneering endeavours in various fields, particularly tourism, horticulture and agriculture for speedy socio-economic development of the people, he pointed out.

Unemployment has taken a menacing form with multiplying tenacity surpassing all efforts at state and central level besides various agencies to tackle, but the SICB’s novel concept is highly impressive, Sena said to make a special mention of the chief minister’s understanding of the deep-rooted problem.

Sikkim and Arunachal have many commonness and it is high time for both the states to exchange each other’s views for self corrective steps in mutual interest, he reasoned.

Sena accompanied with agriculture commissioner Hage Kojin, agriculture (Marketing) director AK Purkayastha, Jairampur ADC M Roy, horticulture deputy director Narang Tani, MARKFED MD S Laskar, National Youth Project state president HP Biswas and state’s senior journalist Pradeep Kumar arrived here Sunday evening on a three-day trip to learn more about livelihood schools set up one in each 31 constituencies of this Himalayan state.

SICB chief administrator SD Dhakal, who gave a details information about the  Institute through a PowerPoint presentation, said that the SICB aims at creating human resources in areas identified through public demands, including tourism  (8000), handicraft (3000), transport (1000), agriculture & allied (4000), construction (5000), retail business (1500) and industry (5000) by 2015.

Only Sikkimese in the age group of 18 to 34 are admitted to such school with a monthly stipend of Rs 2,500 subject to 85% attendance taken daily through MIS, which the state government provides besides 3-year interest free loan to those interested to start their ventures. The poor students incapable of higher studies within or outside the state or the drop outs are chosen for various short courses in the SICB (annual intake capacity 1,500) with hostel and boarding facilities.

The SICB has inked an MoU with IGNOU, which has approved  the courses, syllabus & curriculum and provides the certificates, Dhakal said, adding State Board of Livelihood Schools Sikkim (SBLSS) has been notified by GoS to function under the chairmanship of HRDD minister.

In all 1,607 passed out SICB trainees have got placements, including 906 of their own till March 31, 2011 including in some metropolitan cities under the strict monitoring of the SICB and parents to avoid any harassment to the trainees, he informed.

The SICB has also signed MoU with IIE , Guwahati, to provide EDP for 31 Li-Schools to carry out their own business, MoU with North East Regional Livelihood  Project funded by World Bank to look after the livelihood options and the NERAMAC for marketing that pushed up the rate of kiwi from through away price to Rs 1,000 per kg.

During a brain storming interactive session, Dhakal responding to a volley of queries from Kojin, Purkastha and Tani informed that the Sikkim exports a number of agri-horti products besides off season vegetables while the certification process for 11,000 hectares area of the total 75,000 hectares target has been complete.

After projects to central ministries failed to yield any response, the GoS funded the initiative with the government directing each department to set aside 2% of its annual budget for capacity building, he added.



Centre to increase IAY fund for Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Jun 11: Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh assured to increase the fund allocation for Arunachal Pradesh for Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) scheme from the present Rs.45800 to Rs.75000 per house.

The Union Minister’s assurance came after Tuki highlighted the problems related to various schemes like water supply and PMGSY roads, among others during a meeting at New Delhi today.

The chief minister was accompanied by Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy, Power and RD Minister Tanga Byaling, Social Welfare and WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Tourism and RWD Minister Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretary (PHE) Karikho Kri and Palin MLA Takam Pario.

For PMGSY, the Union Minister informed that his Ministry would introduce a Special Dispensation for Arunachal Pradesh. To this effect, the Union Minister said that the length of the bridges would be increased from the present 50 meters up to a length of 100 metres.

Ramesh also gave his in-principle approval for connectivity to 270 habitations with a total cost of approximately Rs.1918 crores in the current financial year 2012-13. He also approved the upgradation of 500 kms of the existing PMGSY roads in the state and has asked the State Government to submit the proposal for the same.

For the water supply schemes under PHE, the Union Minister agreed to the request of the delegation to provide additional funds to the state.  CM, Media Cell



JJ Singh’s autobiography released

Itanagar, Jun 11: The autobiography of Arunachal Pradesh Governor and former Indian Army Chief  General (Retired) JJ Singh was released at Imperial Palace New Delhi Saturday last.

The book titled “A Soldier’s  General: An Autobiography” (Harper Collins), was released by 93-year-old marshall of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, the only surviving military veteran with a five-star rank.

The book, which will also be published in Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam languages, is an accounts of Singh’s life as a third generation soldiers who rose to become the 22nd chief of the Indian Army.

The book also covers the general’s origin, childhood, cadet years, services, Kargil, defence diplomacy, reflections, future of the armed forces and the general’s tenure as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing the audience at the launch of the  book, Singh said that he got inspiration as author and soldier from his grandfather, who had served in the 1/67 Punjab Regiment during the First World War in Mesopotamia and Kut-al-Amara, both in present day Iraq. It took the former Army Chief four years to complete the book. He had decided to write down his memoir after he was appointed Army Chief on November 27, 2004.

Admitting that writing autography is a very tough task, the general said: “Five years ago, I decided to pen my life. Now I understand why few (armed forces) chiefs have taken the call. But I was determined. And finally wrote the events as they happened to me….”

“My present position prevented me from writing about sensitive issues. Nevertheless, the book is a lucid account of a simple soldier, who reached the top of the Army without a godfather,” he said.

“ I have narrated my innermost thoughts and written personalized descriptions of the events that I have witnessed,” he added.

Agencies with input from PRO, Raj Bhawan



Fund crunch hits Ledum drinking water project


RUKSIN, Jun 11: Fund shortage due to escalation of prices of construction materials hit the Rs 17.42 crore mega drinking water project at Ledum under Ruksin subdivision.

Non release of additional fund for completion of the remaining work of the project has forced the executing authority to put a halt to remaining work of the project, official sources said adding that 90 per cent of the project work has already been completed. The project was scheduled to complete in April, 2011.

Officials of PHED, Pasighat sub division informed that an additional fund of Rs 2.80 crore under Special Plan Allocation (SPA) was approved by state government for completion of the remaining works; but the amount has not been released yet. However, installation of underground ductile iron (DI) pipes at river crossing points and suspension bridge over Peneng and Silley River are on progress.

The department is reportedly planning to start water supply to some selected locations from the mega project before its completion.

The project, which  is designed to collect water from Lasing River, would cover 19 villages of Ruksin subdivision with a population of more than 16,500. The main storage tank set up at Ledum village has a capacity to store about 16, 66,000 litres water.



NES,  ANSU, APCC oppose bandh

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Nyishi Elite Society (NES), All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and many other organizations today opposed the proposed 48 hours capital bandh on June 13-14.

NES and  ANSU condemned  the proposed capital bandh called by All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC), Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum and Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization saying the bandh is being called without mandate.

While opposing the bandh as illegal, the NES said there are appropriate recognized and mandated forums to take care of the issues on age relaxation for APST and land allotment to non-APST for which law of the land and implementing agency are already  in place.

Regarding the wrong publication of the Nyishi in the GK, the NES said “We have pardoned the publishers of the GK for instant media apology for the inadvertent error and immediate withdrawal of the books already published incurring huge losses to the publishers even before our intervention.”

Repeated bandh call  badly affects the  business community, daily wage earners and the patients,  the Society said and appealed all the denizen of the capital to defy the bandh call.  The Society also appealed the state Government to come out with clear vision on the issues  and resolve the issues through dialogue with the concerned appropriate mandated organizations. It further urged those organizations to refrain from bandh culture which is against the interest and welfare of the people.

While condemning the bandh call proposed by three organizations, ANSU said  the organization trio should have consulted apex body like NES and ANSU before raising issues concerning the Nyishi community.

Bandh call, when the  RGU and Arunachal Law Academy students are writing exam and  many students are  preparing to take admission outside the state for further study, is seriously affecting  the academic career of the students, ANSU said and urged the organizations to think for greater cause, not to indulge in such bandh and adopt  other democratic means of protest.

Terming the bandh call illegal and unconstitutional,  APCC appealed to the citizen particularly its  frontal wings to openly defy and discourage the bandh culture.

Referring the demands of the three organizations including enhancement of age criteria of APPSC candidates and cancellation of land allotment to non-APSTs, the Congress Party said demands should be placed  before the  appropriate platform for discussion which may need special legislation. The bandh call  is politically motivated and instigated by some vested interest group, the APCC said while adding that organizations have chosen wrong way to register their protest.

APYC and National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Unit appealed to the people, particularly business community not to support such bandh called by any organizations. There are other democratic ways to protests, both APYC and NSUI said and urged the bandh callers to go for dialogue with the government for finding a solution to their grievances.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) also opposed the bandh saying that bandh call hampers the development activities and  economy of the state.  It urged the organizations to hold dialogue with the Govt  for  solutions to their demands.

The parents’ coordination committee of North East Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Itanagar appealed to the organizations to allow the college authorities and the students of NEHM College and Hospital, Itanagar to peacefully conduct their annual exams scheduled on the bandh dates.

Meanwhile, Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex opposed the bandh call as it affect the normal life. It appealed bandh callers to think twice before declaring bandh call.



Sigh of relief for Gadam Ete

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The post election battle between Parliamentary Secretary Home Gadam Ete and her challenger Dutter Padu continues. Days after Guwahati High Court quashed the election of 30- Aalo West Assembly constituency MLA Gadam Ete, today the Supreme Court of India admitted the appeal filed by him and passed an order continuing the stay of the judgment which had earlier been granted by the High Court on 5th June 2012.

With this order the earlier order of the High Court declaring election of Gadam Ete, as void and declaring Dutter Padu as the successful candidate, stands stayed, on the same terms as set by the High Court.

While talking to this daily, Gadam Ete expressed happiness over this new development.

The court battle between two started immediately after election results were declared. Padu filed a case in October 2009 claiming that postal votes were rigged. The election campaign between Gadam Ete and Dutter Padu was quite high profile. The two of them are backed by their powerful engineer brother and husband respectively.  “Gadam is backed by his elder brother Gaken Ete who is Secretary WRD while Dutter Padu has another powerful supporter in her husband Geyum Padu, Chief Engineer PHED. In the clash between these high profile people, it is the poor citizen of Aalo who are suffering,” stated a citizen of Aalo. With Supreme Court staying the order passed by High Court, Gadam Ete has got temporary relief for now. However the people of Aalo West is desperately looking for development activities and is quite fed up to see their leaders making round of court.  



Trainers training on tea cultivation

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Six trainees shortlisted by the Department of Trade and Commerce are attending a-month-long training programme on tea cultivation at Tea Research Association (TRA) Tocklai, Jorhat starting from June 13.

The team will be trained on various scientific techniques of tea cultivation for taking up tea cultivation in their own. They would  disseminate and share their experiences with their fellow tea farmers in the state.

The  second batch trainer’s training on tea cultivation was flagged off by Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Commerce Phosum Khimhun in a simple but impressive function here today,.

Speaking on the occasion, Khimhun appreciated the Department of Trade and Commerce for its untiring effort to accelerate the tea movement and also for launching the pilot project called “Sharing a cup of Tea Mission” at Pasighat recently.

He informed that the present State Govt. under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is contemplating to launch the much anticipated Tea and Rubber mission under “Green Arunachal Mission”. Under the Mission, it is proposed to provide financial assistance to tea growers in order to convert traditional method of Jhum cultivation into commercially more sustainable plantation crops like Tea, Rubber and various agri-horti cultivations.

He wished the trainees for successful completion of the training at TRA with the motto of “Lets Learn, Cultivate Tea and Share Knowledge With Our Farmers”.

Tokong Pertin, Director, Trade and Commerce informed that the State Govt. has tied up with Tea Research Association (TRA), Tocklai, Jorhat, Assam for one month trainers’ training programme on Tea cultivation at reasonable cost. The Institute (TRA) is one of the most reputed institutions in the world for human resource development.

Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers Association vice president Nabam Nikia appreciated the State Govt. for sponsoring the trainees for attending the training. He hoped the trainees would acquire maximum knowledge from the training and the same would be disseminated to their fellow tea farmers of the State.

S.Modi, Dy. Director, Trade and Commerce, Toko Togur and Jainy Badu, both Asstt. Director, Trade and Commerce  were also present on the occasion.



Panggeng calls for concerted efforts for speedy development

Yingkiong, Jun 11: A  co-ordination meeting of all District Head of Departments (DHoD) was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Rajesh Panyang to discuss various developmental activities and law and order situation in the district on June 8 last.

Addressing the meeting Parliamentary Secretary J.K Panggeng, appealed all the DHODs to make concerted efforts for the development of the district saying that co-ordination among various departments was most necessary to push developmental activities in right direction. The vision for development of the area can be realized only through  a concerted efforts by the various departments, he said.

He stressed on exploiting horticulture and hydro-power potential of the district for speedy development of Upper Siang. He suggested for taking up Dairy Farming, awareness campaign on health and sanitation, campaign against opium addiction in some parts of Upper Siang with the active help of PRI bodies.

MLA Alo Libang urged the DHoDs to work as a team for effective implementation of developmental schemes in order to make Upper Siang a model district. The officers should be present in their respective place of posting and make periodical tours to interior areas to know the problems faced by the common man, he said while emphasizing the need to inform and involve PRI Members during formulation of AOP so that developmental schemes can be prioritized on pragmatic and actual need based.

ZP chairperson Dunggoli Libang suggested that the DHoDs should involve PRI members in the areas where the Govt. has already notified powers and functions  to the PRIs bodies for implementation of developmental schemes.

A development meeting with public leaders and PRI members was also held in the afternoon at Multi-Purpose Community Hall to discuss development and various other issues related to Upper Siang.

Irregular power supply, drinking water problem, law and order, road communication  and land encroachments problems etc were came up for discussion in the meeting. The meeting was also attended Parliamentary Secretary Panggeng, MLA Alo Libang, ZP chairperson Dunggoli Libang and public leaders. DIPRO



Inauguration of Multipurpose Conventional Hall

LUMLA, Jun 11: The Multipurpose Conventional Hall named ‘Gahkid Zomkhang’ was inaugurated by local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi at Lumla of Tawang district today morning. The conventional hall with 200 seating capacity will be useful to hold meetings, public gatherings, organize seminars and other such functions.

Tashi in his address grabbed the opportunity to highlight on an array of socio – economic issues, laying paramount importance on quality education.  He further added, “The challenge is not in building infrastructure but in maintaining them”. “Along with infrastructure developments we need to broaden our inner horizons and work together for peace and prosperity”, he concluded.

The Parliamentary Secretary didn’t overlook to extend his gratitude to both the departments of RWD and WRD for the commendable work execution.  

The cutting of ribbon took place amidst the presence of - HODs of Lumla Sub-division, ADC in – charge, ZPM, GBs, PRI members, DCC members and staff of  government and non-government organizations.



Aalo gets a much needed facelift

Aalo, Jun 11: The picturesque Aalo town situated at the confluence of Sipu and Siyom rivers was given a much needed facelift today by organizing a mass cleanliness drive  by the 5 Mtn. Brigade and Urban Development Department under the active supervision of the local MLA and district administration today.

Attending the cleanliness drive, local MLA and Minister Jarkar Gamlin appealed everyone to keep their respective dwelling area neat and tidy. He appreciated all, including traders, businessmen and general public for joining the social service. He announced Rs. One lakh from his MLALAD fund for the cleanliness drive.

Joining the social service, Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete said that the district administration would leave no stone unturned for making Aalo a clean and peaceful town. The DC sought cooperation from all to make his dream fulfilled.

Marconi Potom, Dy. Director UD and Housing, Aalo thanked the 5 Mtn Brigade, Minister Gamlin and district administration and people of Aalo town for joining the cleanliness drive.

A large number of people, including women groups, general public, traders and businessmen participated the social service voluntarily. DIPRO



Kaso inaugurates colony committee office

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: MLA Techi Kaso inaugurated Birup Colony Welfare Committee office near Raj Bhawan Itanagar today.

On the occasion, Kaso said we should discourage criminal and immoral activities within the colony and also discourage fine system.

He advised the gathering not to discriminate anyone in the name of religion, caste or community as state capital belongs to all citizen and to guide the children properly.

 Meanwhile, responding to a memorandum submitted by colony committee president Godak Ruvi, Kaso assured to provide necessary help for construction of approach road from IRBn, HUDCO to Sangrik Putung Colony vie Birup Colony within this financial year. He also assured to provide other development assistance to the colony.

BCWC Chief Advisor Charu Hari and President Godak Ruvi, General Secretary Godak Taka also spoke on the occasion. They appealed to the MLA to look into the grievances of the colony dwellers like electricity and drinking water supply connectivity and establishment of a primary school.

In another colony development meeting organized by C-Sector Welfare Committee and C-Sector Youth Association, Naharlagun at Naharlagun, Kaso advised the gathering to keep their sector neat and clean.



Libang inspects Sirnyuk hydel project

Yingkiong, Jun 11: Tuting -Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang inspected Sirnyuk Hydel at Jengging on June six to have first hand information about the present status of hydel project.

The engineers of M/s Bieco Lourie Limited informed the visiting MLA that the restoration and modernization works of the Unit-II of the hydel project has been completed but it could not be made functional due to non receipt of battery bank. The engineers duo assured that the executing company would arrange the battery bank and make the Sirnyuk Hydel Unit-II functional within two months.

It is hoped that the problems of power supply being faced by the public of Yingkiong and near by administrative Hqs. of the district would be solved with the re-commissioning of Unit-II of the said Hydel.

Libang also inspected Siri MHS (250x2 KW) at Gossang the following day. It was told by the representatives of M/s Biecco Lourie limited  that few essential materials like copper strips, cabling and DG set are required, which are being arranged immediately and  commissioning and trial run of the Siri Hydel will be done within 20 days time.

During the 2 day long tour, the MLA also visited the ongoing construction works of  Nubo Bridge across Siang river  being undertaken by M/sGPT Infra Projects Limited.

M/s GPT Infra Projects Limited GN (Project) Atin Ghosh assured the MLA that the said Nubo bridge would be completed in all respects and handed over to the Govt. by March, 2013.

Libang also visited Karko village and announced Rs. 50 lakhs for construction of Karko village Dere.

On June 7,  the MLA visited Govt. Higher Secondary School and Community Health Centre at Jengging and further proceeded to Pubuk village (shifted from Gossang village due to massive landslide during 2010) and assured to take up the public demands submitted in the form of memorandum with the appropriate levels so that the grievances of the villagers are redressed in time. He also assured to get the village recognized so that various developments works could be taken up in due course of time.  

The MLA also announced Rs. 10 lakhs for Extension of the existing Dere of Moying village.

The MLA was accompanied by heads of various department, including SE (HPD), Jengging,  EE (E & M), Pasighat and Aalo, EE (HPD), Geku and EE (Elect), Yingkiong, public leaders and office bearers of Upper Siang Women Welfare Society. DIPRO



Campaign on protection of forest and wildlife

Seppa, Jun 11: The month-long campaign to create awareness among the masses of the need to protect forest and wildlife organized by Kasser Valley Welfare Organization (TVWO) under the leadership of its chairman Madang Sonam at various identified places of East Kameng district from May 1 concluded at Pampoli, 7 km from Seppa on June 8.

A mass plantation programme was organized on the concluding day which was attended by PRI members, GBs, public and forest officials and carried out plantations in and around Govt. Higher Secondary School Pampoli.

Attending the programme, ADC Tage Tado appreciated the efforts of the TVWO to instil a sense of love for the environment and the nature among the masses. He said that we have to change our attitude and behavior towards the nature and develop a sense of love for it. Talking on use of explosive in the rivers of the district for fishing, he said that district administration had already issued notice prohibiting use of explosives. He sought the cooperation from the GBs and public in apprehending the offenders.

Sonam, who also is Member CAMPA of State forest, said that wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh is on verge of extinction due to excessive hunting. The need of the hour is to protect them, he said. He discouraged use of explosives in the river which kill the fishes along with other aquatic animals. He advised the people to be hardworking and not to go for easy money.

Gyamar Nima, DFO dwelt at length about the scheme CAMPA.

Dadi Rimo, ASM reminded the people that Gun Licences are issued for self-protection but not to kill the animals. He agreed to donate land for the scheme CAMPA in consultation with the villagers. The ASM, however, urged the authority to make the guidelines and provision of the CAMPA available. DIPRO


Menchukha needs Govt attention

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the concern authorities towards the basic problems faced by the people of Menchukha in West Siang district. Menchukha is  located  more than 6000 ft above the sea level near Indo-China border and the area is famous for pine tree. Menchukha is also known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations for its scenic beauty including eye catching pine tree groove and pleasant climatic condition. But now this pine tree species are on the verge of extinction due rampant timber cutting for various purposes.    

Some young boys are always busy in timber cutting  as earning source due to lack of self-employment avenues and  scientific knowledge on horticulture or horticulture.

Therefore, I would like to appeal the state Government to pay more attention to Horticulture, Agriculture and Tourism sectors  and encourage the people to take up self-employment ventures in these sectors.  At the same time the concern authorities should launch awareness campaign on the need of preserving forest and environment in Menchukha area.


Nyima Nyajung


West Siang District



Tree plantation a must for beautification

Dear Editor,

This is regarding news article about the beautification of the Capital Complex. In the connection, I would like to request the concerned officials to  take up mass plantation programme on priority basis along the road side of Capital as part of the  beautification programme.  It will be helpful in many ways – increase the scenic beauty of Capital and  help reduce climate change. The plant species to be selected must be of  local origin. Eagerly waiting to see the new face of our capital complex.


Tai Dora




Stop use of DDT

Dear Editor,

Arunachal has recently observed the World Environment Day with an aim to preserve the environment.  But the big question is how far we have achieved our goal in preserving environment.

In one hand we are talking about maintaining and preserving the environment and on the other hand the Government is indiscriminately using the DDT during summer season to prevent malaria and breeding of mosquitoes in villages. Studies reveal that the benefit of DDT is minimal in compared to environmental and ecological damage it causes.

There was a time when sparrows and hawks used to flock around the huts and streets; foxes used to howl at night and stole our goats. Now I do not see these birds and animals in Seijosa in East Kameng district. Recently concerned department applied DDT in the villages of Seijosa without any concern for the environment and the ecology. Villagers also complain ineffectiveness of DDT to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes now. The illiterate villagers are even applying DDT on the vegetable plants and trees to prevent from pests without knowing its detrimental effects on health and environment.

I as a common citizen relate this to the indiscriminate uses of DDT only. The Environmental department, if it exists in the state and the forest department should go for detailed studies to preserve the environment. Only awareness on the forest fire won’t serve the purpose. In other part of the country, the use of DDT has been banned but why our so called peace state is lagging behind in all aspects.

I through this daily urge the government to stop the use of DDT in the state and  also request the learned citizens of the state to prevent the use of DDT in your localities and villages and acquaint the villagers of its bad effects on the environment and health.






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World needs more health workers

The world is facing shortage of over four million health workers and 57 countries are experiencing a critical shortage. The health workforce shortage has received increased attention over the past few years, starting with the World Health Organization’s 2006 World Health Report on the crisis. Health systems are still weak or failing in many countries, and health workers are witnessing how every little failure touches someone’s life.

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A dramatic shift is necessary to solve some of the most pressing global health problems. Countries need more health workers, and they need to better prepare them to operate in a more integrated world.