June 19


News Impact


Mein takes up Lekang cause

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein today called on Governor JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here and apprised him about the problems faced by the people of Lekang area of Lohit district, especially during recruitment rallies.

The Governor proposed for setting up a committee to look into the issue. He said that State Government should find a way to ensure justice to the people. The Governor assured to take up the issue with the Chief Minister and Army Chief at the earliest.  

Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was also present in the meeting. A delegation of Goan burahs and public leaders from Lekang area accompanied the minister, who represents the Lekang assembly constituency.  PRO, Raj Bhawan


Phurpa sworn in as PS

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Dirang  MLA Phurpa Tsering was today sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new parliamentary secretary. With the swearing in of Tsering, the number of Parliamentary Secretaries in the present Government has gone up to 25.  Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister, Tsering, a first-time MLA, assured his cooperation to the Government under his leadership on all fronts.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, Parliamentary Secretaries Karikho Kri, Padi Richo, T N Thongdok, R T Khunjuju and MLA Kumsi Sidisow, who were present on the occasion, congratulated the newly sworn in Parliamentary Secretary. Chief Secretary (in-charge) Yeshi Tsering was also present on the occasion.


Allegation against Assam officials

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Taraso ZPM Nabam Eka in a release informed that Assam Forest Officials has allegedly warned the Tallumso villagers  under Taraso circle of Papum Pare district of dire consequence, if they do not vacate the land.

He further informed that the officials from Assam surveyed the area and took measurement of the said village today for the obvious reason.

Assam Forest officials had on June 14 carried out an eviction drive at Dullung Ramghat where they uprooted the erected electric poles and carried them away, he said.

Meanwhile, the ZPM vehemently condemned the act of breaching peace agreement and status quo on boundary by Assam officials. He appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh government to intervene the matter.


Registration of football players made mandatory

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: No football players in the state would be allowed to take part in any football tournaments recognized by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) unless they get registered with Arunachal Football Players’ Association (APFPA), it was decided in a joint meeting of APFA and APFPA at RG Stadium Naharlagun today.

Endorsing APFPA’s player registration initiative for overall development of sport in the state, APFA general secretary G. Doke advised the football players in the state to get registered with APFPA to avail the various benefits and opportunities. Informing that APFPA is affiliated to APFA, Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and Sports Authority of Arunachal, Doke assured APFA’s all support to the football players association in future.

APFPA president Kipa Takum said that the main aim of his association is to work for the welfare of football players and streamlining football activities for development of the sport in the state. He hoped that Arunachal football would further develop under the leadership of MP Takam Sanjoy as APFA president and G Doke as general secretary.


Mingkhi  wins U-18 doubles title

Itanagar, Jun 18: Upcoming tennis player Mingkhi Talom pairing with Bijay Mohanty of Assam defeated  Vishu Prasad and Devpria Jaiswal of Bihar to win the Under -18 doubles title in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Patna, Bihar today informed Dr. T. Talom, father of Mingkhi.


23rd Hong Football tourney kicks off

ZIRO, Jun 18: The 23rd Hong Dree Football Tournament, 2012 began with Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Raga, Hage Ruja kicking off the tournament at Hanoko today.

In his inaugural speech, the ADC suggested the players to play with discipline and maintain sportsman spirit.  Superintendent of Police PN Khrime also attended the function.

The inaugural match was played between MMDS and Sambu United Club in which the latter beat the former by 2-0 goals.

In another match of the day, Bruce Lee trounced Young Street 5-0.

Two ZPMs of the village Tilling Dolley and Hibu Uma also enjoyed the match.

The tournament is being organized by Dree Festival Celebration Committee (DFCC), Hong.


AVP conducts Guardian’s meet

Itanagar, Jun 18: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) organized a Guardian’s Meet yesterday at its office premises here.  

Attending meet, MLA  Tani Lofa shared his experience about the perception of the North East amongst people in rest of the country. Acknowledging AVP and ABVP’s role in bringing NE into focus of the rest of the country, Lofa lauded both the organizations’ efforts to promote and protect age-old traditional culture of North East.

On the occasion, AVP felicitated Nabam Atum for being honored with ONE India award by MY HOME INDIA in Mumbai  recently.

AVP vice president Techi Gubin, Hostel incharge N.E. Kalyan Ashram Sanjay Kulaspurkar, IFCSAP General Secretary Gichik Taja were also present on the occasion.  


Float open tender

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: All Palin, Chambang Yangte Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union appealed to the concerned authority not to issue work order to any individual for construction of Motorable Steel Bridge over River Kurung in Kurung Kumey district.

The union said that the work should be awarded to a company with technical experts and an open tender should be floated to avoid any controversy.

The union also appealed to the local MLA to intervene into the matter and initiate necessary step for quality work adding that construction and completion of the said bridge would benefit thousands of people.


Free health camp at Aalo

AALO, Jun 18: Lions Club Aalo and 5 Mtn. Brigade in collaboration with District Hospital Aalo has organized free Medical Camp at Old Bazar Dere on June 16.  

The camp was inaugurated by Col. G S Chundawat, 19 Grenadier Indian Army.

A team of doctors including Capt. Arul K, Capt. R K Pandey, Dr. L Lollen, Dr. Ijum Ado, Dr. Jego Ori and Dr. Rijim Taso offered free treatment to 316 patients. Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Grouping and HIV were tested during the health camp.

Dr. L. Lollen, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Aalo, who was instrumental for organizing the camp, appreciated the Indian Army and Aalo people for  extending their support for  grand success of the camp. He appealed the people   to avail such opportunity in days to come. DIPRO


Intensify night patrolling duty

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: All Capital Complex Youths Welfare Association highlighting the various incidents taking place in the state capital appealed to the District administration and Home Department to intensify night patrolling and tighten the security scenario within state capital to avert untoward incidents.


Brighter Daporijo

Daporijo, Jun 18: The nights at Daporijo will be brighter from today onwards with the inauguration of 3 more high mast lights at Rijo Ground, near Higher Secondary School, Daporijo and near the PWD office at Forest Colony Tinali.

The high mast lights have been installed under SPA 2010-11 and the work executed by the Department of Power, Daporijo.

The Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu inaugurated it in the presence of Superintendent of Police S. C. Yadav, JEs and public of the place. (DIPRO)


Union backs inquiry demand

ITANAGAR, Jun 18:  While supporting the issue raised by the Bangte ASM Toku Dellum regarding alleged misuse of NREGA fund by Palin BDO, All Palin Chambang Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) has demanded enquiry into the misuse of fund and action against the officer responsible for it within 15 days.

Guidelines are violated while implementing the NREGA scheme in the area and the real card holders are deprived of the schemes, it said.

Earlier, the ASM had also demanded an independent enquiry into alleged misuse of MGNREGA and SGSY fund and posting of regular BDO at Palin.


Stop collection of admission fees: PYA

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Pachin Youth Association (PYA), Naharlagun has appealed to the higher authorities of the education department to stop collection of admission fees up to class VIII from the students in the newly up-graded Govt Secondary School Pachin, Naharlagun.

The Association in a release said that the parents and general public of the area through formal meetings had raised objection to the collection of admission fees from the poor students as it is against the spirit of Right to Education (RTE) Act.

But the school fees are being collected as per the decision of the headmaster of the school for infrastructure development or for implementation of CEE in the school, the Association said. It appealed the authorities to implement RTE in letter and spirit and direct the school authority to stop collection of admission fees.


Mass social service cum tree plantation

SEPPA, Jun 18: Central Executive Committee members of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) and members of ANYA East Kameng Unit organized mass social service cum plantation programme at General Hospital, Seppa on June 16. Govt officials, NGOs representatives, youths and general public took part in the social service.


APCC mourns Deori’s death

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and Youth Indian National Trade Union Congress, Arunachal Pradesh deeply mourned the untimely demise of former Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress General Secretary and Congress leader Berlin Deori, who passed away at his residence yesterday.

Late Berlin was a social worker and youth leader of the state, who rendered selfless service for the INC party with sincerity and dedication for the last many years. His untimely demise is a great loss to the INC party and the state in general. His immense contribution for the welfare of the state will be always remembered,  the orgs said in separate messages..

APCC and Youth INTUC Arunachal Pradesh prayed to almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul and strength for the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss cause to them.


KK youths to participate in NIC at Srinagar

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: A group of eight youths from remote Kurung Kumey district are leaving for Srinagar on June 20 to attend a national integration camp (NIC)  of the National Youth Project (NYP).

The ambassadors of Arunachal –Tatam Teli Comdir, Tassar Mama, Bengia Adam, Tamchi Dumper, Tok Hari, Ngurang Yame, Tadar Mema and Nguri Kuki – will highlight the unique culture and traditions of this Himalayan state, an example of unity in diversity in the entire country.

Building bonds through cultural and language exchange will form part of the eight-day camp beginning from June 25.

State NYP president HP Biswas during a pre-camp training in the office here today gave tips on do’s and don’t’s to the participants and advised them to fly Arunachal’s flag high as has been done in the past by state delegates to various national and international camps.

Adhere to ministry guidelines: Pema Khandu

Annual Review meeting of Tourism dept

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Tourism Minister Pema Khandu has asserted for strict adherence to the Ministry of Tourism guidelines in respect to tourism related schemes.

Presiding over the two days annual review meeting here at Tourism conference hall, the Minister specifically directed the department officers, particularly the district tourism officers to see that all new schemes are routed from the District Level Tourism Development Committee headed by the Deputy Commissioners in the district.

“No scheme should be entertained directly by the department which does not follow the laid down guidelines,” Pema emphatically said.

The step by the department has been initiated in order to decentralize the selection of important schemes for promotion of tourism for revenue generation.

“Prospective schemes and required infrastructures in the designated tourist circuits cannot be prepared sitting in an air conditioned (AC) room without proper field survey,” Pema said while underscoring the need to route the schemes through the District Level Tourism Development Committee (DLTDC) which has better knowledge about their respective district. The schemes forwarded by the District Level Tourism Development Committee shall be thoroughly scrutinized by the State Level Monitoring Committee headed by the Secretary Tourism before submitting to the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, revealed Pema.

The much talked State Tourism Policy is soon to hit the stand as the draft tourism policy has been prepared and discussed thoroughly in the meeting. A similar meeting and threadbare discussion is awaited soon with all tourism stakeholders before placing it in the cabinet for final approval of the government.

The review meeting which had detail discussion on development of tourism was also attended by Tourism Parliamentary Secretary Pasang Dorjee Sona, Secretary Sonam Chombay, Director AK Singh and district officers.

Meanwhile, Workshop for Responsible on Honourable Tourism and Workshop on Home Stay Guidelines are being organized by the department on Tuesday.



Lack of coordination between depts leads to stoppage of work

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The unplanned developmental activities can lead to serious loss of the state exchequer. In a clear case of lack of coordination between Power and Highway departments, the construction of 132 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Hoj to Itanagar has been badly damaged because of the ongoing construction of Trans Arunachal highway.


The project was started on priority basis by department of power to tap electricity from NEEPCO power station located in Hoj, so that power crisis in capital complex is minimized.  

 The construction of 132 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Hoj to Itanagar is being done by M/s Nabam Tullon Company who has expressed anguish over damages caused to towers because of cutting done for Trans highway work.

“The Trans Highway actually has to maintain only the required width of 15 mtr including the side drains. But here we can see that huge portion of the land has been cut for the road. There is already an existing one lane road from Papu Nallah via Yupia, Doimukh to Hoj. So, the Trans High way has to follow the existing road and cut the required portion of the land for project,” said the company in a release.

They further added, “The location of the tower erected by us is at a distance of 165 mtr from road. Despite it, the formation cutting has caused huge landslides and thereby destroying the tower. Seven towers have been damaged by them. Besides causing monetary loss to us, they are also causing loss to the people of capital complex.” When contacted both Bora Ete, chief engineer Highways and Er Bini Pelen, executive engineer Doimukh who is in-charge of Papu to Potin highway project stated they have not received any such complain regarding the damage. Both added that whenever they receive any complain they would act promptly.



Private University to start soon at Ziro

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Come July first week a new chapter in the history of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to begin. The maiden private university of the state, by the name ‘Indira Gandhi Technical & Medical Sciences University’, would start functioning at Ziro, headquarters of Lower Subansiri district, with its inauguration proposed on July 6 next by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

This was informed formally by Dr P R Trivedi, Chancellor of the University, who along with Director Arvind Kumar Das called on the Chief Minister at his office here this evening. The first private university of the State under the Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) mode is the outcome of the Act passed by the State Legislative Assembly in March this year.

Dr Trivedi informed the Chief Minister of the proposed inaugural function that would commemorate the Dree celebrations as all the formalities including placement of the endowment fund of Rs 3 crore have been completed in accordance with the Act.

Further, a site measuring 150 hectares has been acquired for establishment of the university, which has been donated voluntarily by the villagers of Hong in the picturesque Apatani valley. Interacting with the Chief Minister, Dr Trivedi requested him to facilitate adoption of the Ziro District Hospital by the University under a joint-venture project with a view to strengthen the cause of rural and urban medical facilities. He said once the Hospital is adopted by the University, it would be equipped with all necessary equipments and modern facilities and cater to the needs of patients from all the neighboring districts, particularly Kurung Kumey and Upper Subansiri.

He said the Hospital will be equipped with latest medical gadgets and equipments like CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, blood chemistry, parametric machines besides other medical laboratories and radiological and imaging technology equipments.

Dr Trivedi further informed that the University has decided to immediately launch bachelors and masters degree programmes in the fields of medical laboratory technology, nursing, optometry, radiology, imaging technology, hospital management, hotel management, catering technology, Information Technology, business administration, disaster management, etc.

There are also plans to launch the first batch of Bachelors and Masters degrees (BTech and MTech) in hydro-electric and power engineering from the next academic session. The University has already submitted its proposal for starting MBBS course to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for approval.

On a query of the Chief Minister, Dr Trivedi assured that maximum benefit will percolate down to the locals by way of employment as well as technical education.

The Chief Minister appreciated the promptness of the University authorities in clearing the formalities as per the norms laid down in the Act and expressed optimism that the university will fill the void of lack of technical education within the state.

Parliamentary Secretary and local MLA of Ziro, Padi Richo, who has been pursuing the government with the proposal since many years, expressed gratefulness to the University authorities and the Chief Minister.

“Since 11 years I have been pursuing the proposal but only after Tuki became the Chief Minister it could see the light of day. This is a dream come true of the Apatani Plateau in particular and the state in general,” he said while joining the interaction.



Save forest, save tiger’

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society, an NGO based in Tezu, organized an Environmental Awareness Campaign under state CAMPA at Arun Jyoti School in association with the Lohit Forest Division, Tezu.

Sahil Nijhawan, a wildlife expert working on tiger conservation with an international NGO called Panthera, spoke about the importance of environmental conservation. Talking to the gathering, he stressed on protection of forest for survival of tigers.

“We must stop illegal felling of trees and say no to wild meat to secure the future of the big cat in Arunachal Pradesh,” he said.

Tezu DFO T.Pertin explained the importance of creating awareness among general public, students and other target groups on the importance of conserving environment.

Students planted saplings at various locations and dustbins were distributed to the schools. Art and essay writing competitions were also organized as a part of the campaign to spread the message of conserving forest. Prizes will be given away to the winners on the occasion of Van Mahatsava day celebration on July 7.

Such awareness campaign will also be conducted by the team at various schools in the districts of Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley over the next few days.

Jibi Pulu, a panchayant leader and conservationist, appealed to the people to reduce their dependency on the existing forests resources  and refrain from  hunting.

The programme was attended by forest officials, including Jumto Riba, DFO Planning, Tezu, students and panchayat leaders.

Aaranyak, a Guwahati-based NGO, is working in partnership with Panthera to conserve tigers and other carnivores in Arunachal Pradesh. Founded in 2006, Panthera focuses its efforts on conservation of the world’s largest, most imperilled cats—tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards.

There were around 100,000 tigers in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. However, a mere 3,200 tigers survived in the wild today as a result of habitat destruction and poaching. Most other animals such as elephants, bears and leopards are also bearing the same fate.



Residential Theatre Workshop at RGU

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: A 45 days Residential Theatre Workshop organized by National School of Drama, New Delhi in collaboration with the Department of Hindi, Rajiv Gandhi University began at University campus today.

Camp Director Riken Ngomle highlighted the contents of the workshop, which included classes on costume designing, set designing, voice and speech therapy, acting etc.

Assistant Professor of Hindi Department Jamuna Bini briefed the aim and objective of the workshop.

University VC (in-charge) Prof. SK Nayak inaugurated the workshop. The inaugural function was also attended by RGU Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba, Deputy Registrar (Admn Estt.) Prof. Tana Showren,  Deputy Registrar (academic/conference) Dr. David Pertin, Prof. R Tamuli, COE and Gamdak Ngomle.

Altogether 10 participants are attending the workshop.




MP seeks transparency in project implementation

ROING, Jun 18: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering emphasized on maintaining transparency while implementing people’s scheme like NREGA by project implementing agencies (PIA).

Chairing the first quarter ending district level vigilance and monitoring committee (DLV&M) meeting of DRDA at Anchal Samiti Hall here today, Ering instructed the member of DLV&MC to ensure the quality of the materials before distributing it to the beneficiaries. He instructed this after he had received complaints from PRI members of supplying sub-standard CGI sheets under India Awas Yojana.

He called upon the people to change their mindset and cooperate with Government for rapid development. He also stressed on co-ordination between PRI members and the government for successful implementation of various welfare schemes.

He said that he would personally verify various roads constructed under PMGSY in his next visit. MLA Laeta Umbrey while participating in the meeting appealed to the authorities to consider the interest of the local people by involving them in the initial stage of DPR preparation for construction of roads under PMGSY in order to avoid future complicacies.  He emphasized on creation of awareness on judicious utilization of water and electricity and also on harnessing hydro power potentials of the state among the younger generation and public.

Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson urged the Ering to prioritize the Water Supply Scheme at Roing and emphasized on drawal of electricity from the PowerGrid in order to solve  power crisis at Roing township.

Earlier, the  EEs of RWD, PHED, Roing BDO , Joint BDOs of  Hunli and Dambuk read out physical and financial achievements of various centrally sponsored schemes under DRDA till first quarter ending June, 2012.

W Tikhak, in-charge Deputy Commissioner also spoke on the occasion.  

Ering yesterday visited various interior villages of Lower Dibang Valley district and addressed a series of public meeting at Kebali, Koronu, Jia and Meka villages in order to take first hand information of the people’s grievances.

At Meka village, he called upon the public to act as a responsible citizen and monitor quality of works executed under centrally sponsored schemes in their respective area. He told them that the demands under health and education sectors will be given priority. Ering informed that the bridge over Brahmaputra river connecting Dhola and Sadiya Ghat would be completed by the year 2014 and the remaining fund for the under construction NH-37 Shantipur to Meka road was released by the govt. for early completion of the road within this year.  

During his visit, the MP sanctioned Rs 5 Lakhs for construction of a store room for Country Hall at Kebali, Rs 10 Lakh for construction of a classroom at Govt Secondary School, Koronu, Rs 10 lakh for construction of boundary wall at Secondary School, Jia, Rs 20 Lakh for construction of a Cultural Hall at Jia, Rs 15 Lakhs for infrastructure development at Community Health Centre at Parbuk, Rs 10 Lakh for infrastructure development at Veterinary Dispensary at Meka and another 10 Lakh for construction of  an Auditorium at Divine Word School, Roing from his MP LAD fund.

Ering also assured to pursue various demands of the people like creation of an administrative circle at Parbuk, BSNL network problem in various places, early notification of Deopani De-reservation and others with the authorities concerned.

Ering was accompanied by former minister Roding Pertin and Lower Dibang Valley Zilla Chairperson Chiliko Meto. DIPRO



Mossang lauds GeoEnpro initiatives

Raising day

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: GeoEnpro Petroleum Limited celebrated its Raising Day with various programmes at Kharsang Oil Field on June 16.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Food & Civil Supplies, Geology and Mining Minister Kamlung Mossang lauded the initiatives taken by GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd for providing employment opportunities to the local educated unemployed youths.  He requested the  Gaon Buras to help the Company in their activities including seismic survey which will ultimately help Kharsang people  to prosper.

Suresh Kumar Batra, Senior VP, GeoEnpro from Delhi highlighted the activities of GeoEnpro Kharsang. He also lauded local population including public leaders for extending support to GeoEnpro. Batra was accompanied by Anil Bhatnagar from Jubilant and Sharma from GeoPetrol.

On the occasion all 24 village Goan Burahs of Kharsang Circle were felicitated with traditional Gamuchas.

Govt staff including Changlang Deputy Commissioner, SP, Miao SDPO and public leaders of Kharsang and Miao area  also participated in the function.  

Live show of Bhommi Trivedi, finalist of Indian Idol, programmes of North-East Culture (Costumes  and Dances) for which Arunachalee designers  Tonu Riba  and Yana Ngoba were involved and a special round based on safety themes to highlights the importance of maintaining safety in day to day life for protection of precious human life were the main attractions of the function.

More than 5,000 people  turned up and enjoyed variety of cultural programmes.



Implement schemes in transparent manner: DC

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The progress and achievements made in implementation of the various centrally sponsored scheme underSPA, NEC, NLCPR, PM Package, ACA in East Kameng district were reviewed in a district level monitoring committee meeting held at Kameng Hall, Seppa on June 15.

Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam said such meeting should be conducted in regular interval in order to monitor implementation of project works as per specification.

While emphasizing on the duties and responsibilities of the members of the monitoring committee, he cautioned the project executing agency that every scheme should be carried out in an impartial and transparent manner without giving room for complaints.

Executing agency should not compromise on the quality of works and succumb to any pressure during work progress which may earn bad name for the department, he said. He further said, “It should be our collective efforts to see that whatever fund allotted for the overall development of the district should be benefited to the people especially of the rural areas”.

DPO Vijoy Sonam gave a PowerPoint presentation on the scheme and enquired to the executing agency about the status of the works. He stressed on timely completion of the scheme and submission of utilization certificates and photography etc.

The representative of Gammon India Ltd. informed that 45 per cent of Seppa to Chayangtajo road have been completed and the time frame for the completion of the road is by March 31, 2012.

Sepi Bagang, Chairperson, Zilla Parishad also spoke on the occasion.

Later, Vijoy Sonam highlighted the progress and status of Multi-sectoral development programme in the 5th District level committee meeting. DIPRO



Orgs threaten 72 hours bandh

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The impasse between the state government and organizations that sponsored 48 hours bandh call is yet to be sorted out.

All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC), All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPF) and Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) jointly warned that it would declare 72 hours Capital bandh call as 3rd phase of its agitation against the government. Terming the state government as weak and mute spectator to the state of affairs unfolding, the organizations questioned why the government was yet to respond to their demands.  

Further, the organizations demanded the home department to release its activists at the earliest from the jail, who have been arrested during the 48 hours bandh call.

It cautioned that if the they were not released, organizations would launch ‘jail bharo abhiyan’.

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Green economy

The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

The study "Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy " says that these gains will depend on whether the right set of policies are put in place.

The report, published almost four years after the first study by the Green Jobs Initiative,  looks at the impact that the greening of the economy can have on employment, incomes and sustainable development in general.

Tens of millions of jobs have already been created by this transition to greener economy. For example the renewable energy sector now employs close to 5 million workers, more than doubling the number of jobs from 2006-2010. Energy efficiency is another important source of green jobs, particularly in the construction industry, the sector hardest hit by the economic crisis.

In the United States, three million people are employed in environmental goods and services. In Spain, there are now more than half a-million jobs in this sector. Brazil has already created just under three million jobs, accounting for some 7 per cent of all formal employment.

However, right approach and policies are needed to address the environment and socio-economic challenges in a comprehensive and complementary manner.  An extension of social protection, income support and skills training measures is key to ensuring that workers are in a position to take advantage of new opportunities.


The multiple problems

Dear Editor,

Even after Supreme Court ban on Timber Operation, the Timber Mafias in Arunachal and Assam Border are smuggling huge quantities of timbers which are unimaginable.

The timbers are taken to Assam where it is auctioned. Same is cases of cane and other forest products.

The Itanagar Wild Life Sanctuary and the Durpang Reserved Forest has been mercilessly destroyed yet we do not get to hear about any action taken.

We have also seen that the gullible people are subjected to avail sub standard essential commodities.  

Low quality medicines, food grains and many other essential items are being pumped at markets least worried about quality and safety of the consumers.

We hardly hear about quality control and seizure of the low standard essential commodities.

Presently, various Companies of Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) from our neighboring states have come up and  the PDW are supplied in huge volume which are substandard and contaminated.  

But, the state authority are  keeping mum and allowing the products to enter without any investigation, test check and quality control. Further it is learnt that the PDW has to pay 12.5% excise to the state Exchequer but it is being sold without paying a single penny to the state exchequer.  As a result we will be facing threat of substandard and contaminated PDW and huge losses to State revenue.

Even, some of the petrol and diesel depots compromise with quality and standard.  

Hence, all the concerned authority/authorities need to take serious action to check illegalities, leakage of revenue and health hazards.


T. Tata

Gen. Secy.

INTUC, City Unit Itanagar



Disco lights and other problems

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight through your esteemed daily some of the major problems of Likabali, one of the oldest towns of Arunachal Pradesh.

Everybody in Arunachal Pradesh faces electricity problem but believe me if you come to Likabali, and stay for a week here, it’s just like the Disco lights.

It comes and goes every five minutes and we can do nothing about it because it comes from our Mai-Baap Assam.

Secondly, there is Science Stream but no Science teachers. There are quarters for fire brigade but no fire brigade.

The list goes on and on. The miserable road conditions, lack of hostels facilities for students in Govt. Schools, the boundary issue which you all know.

I would like to request our local MLA and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to look into the matter and stop testing our patience.


Nyami Riba



Let’s be partner in development

Dear Editor,

The root cause of all the problems in our state is due to selfishness and Ethical egoism. Everyone seems to be finding out the weakness of other and vice-verse, rather than finding out amicable solution for the same. On other hand our so called bureaucrats are just simply keeping mums and enjoying the scene, whereas constructive role should be played by them.

I say every day we can't blame others. It is "you & me" who create all these unwanted mess. Until and unless, we work selflessly we can't march towards development. Physical maturity is great but greater is mental maturity.

A saying "An empty vessel make much noise" is applicable to most of our organizations and union leaders. Sometimes they behave like parasites. As long as student bodies and intellectual elders allow Money to Talk, Walk & Laugh, the future generation of state will be very miserable. The flame has not reached to us, yet we can feel them.

We can't directly say our leaders are weak because in electing them, we all were involved. So, in order to prosper and live peacefully among our self, we must participate in every field and play our part genuinely, respecting everyone as we respect our-self.

My earnest request to every citizen of Arunachal is let’s accept the principle of symbiosis for better Arunachal. Life comes oncem let’s live together.


Unemployed Youth



Free education and fee

Dear Editor,

I would like to throw light on malpractices that is going on at Govt Schools of Capital Complex despite provision for free and compulsory education for students under the age group of 6-14.

It is painful to hear that same are violating the rules by charging fees from primary school students.

And in some schools fees are being charged from new students seeking admission in Capital region.  

Therefore I humbly request our education minister to kindly look into the matter for the betterment of poor students and their future.


Prey Tayem




Declare results

Dear Editor,

I would like to ask the authorities of Education Department, East Siang why they are reluctant to declare the results of UDC, LDC and peon, despite repeated requests made by the candidates?

There are many well educated unemployed youths in the district, who are waiting for government jobs. Such delays frustrate the students as they fear political interference in appointment of candidates.

Therefore, I sincerely make an appeal to the authorities of the department to select only those candidates who really deserve and are competent.  


A citizen



Quality education

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the CBSE XII results of our school. It was very painful to see that only one student out of 20 students of science stream could pass it. The dreams and expectations were shattered. This is not a result to be expected from a Navodaya School.

Parents admit their child with great hope that he/she would one day come with flying colours but after this disappointment one can only imagine what they must be going through.

Earlier people used to have high expectations from Navodayans but sadly the pride and prestige is fading. This catastrophic result is mainly due to lack of permanent teachers and good environment for studies.

For example there were only 2 permanent teachers for science stream.

The temporary teachers forget the duty of teacher; imparting quality education and giving the students right guidance and value. I hope the concerned authorities will do the needful action.


Tanu Bulo



Post health officials

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the problems faced by villagers of Lichi- Cher of Kimin area.

The villagers are suffering for last 7 months for want of urgent medical attention.

You may visit these villages and meet the people yourself to know the actual extent of problem.

We just want DMO Papum Pare to urgently post a Health Assistant (H/A) / ANM at Hawa Camp sub-center without further delay.

There are reports of several cases of Malaria, Typhoid, Dysentery and Diarrhoea in the area.

We also earnestly request our Panchayat leaders to rise to the occasion and give attention to such basic problems and keep common issues such as health away from politics.


A villager

Hawa Camp