CHANGLANG, June 5: As many as 20 drug addicts have successfully undergone the 15
days de-addiction camp at the District Hospital Changlang here organised by District
Health Society in collaboration with the district administration.
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav lauded the participants for their bold
decision and determination to overcome opium addiction through the de-addiction camp.
She hoped they will become source of inspiration for those who are fighting to overcome
addictions, that one can quit opium addiction through sheer determination and will
“Together we can completely eradicate drug abuse”, said the DC. She encouraged the
de-addicted persons and the citizens of Changlang to provide information regarding
opium cultivation and drugs trafficking in the district for which they will be rewarded
Earlier, Medical Superintendent Dr H Tangjang termed the de-addiction programme as
most successful one so far. A police booth was set up at the medical premises to
monitor the movement of addicts undergoing de-addiction camp round the clock which
was vital for success of the programme.
District Agriculture Officer A Paggam encouraged de-addicted persons to opt for agriculture
as an alternative to Opium/poppy cultivation. High yielding varieties of Paddy and
Soya seeds were distributed among them.
The de-addicted persons shared their experiences and pledged not to use drugs again
and expressed their willingness to come forward and co-operate the District Administration
and Police in eradicating Opium menace. DIPRO
Association demand release of salary
ITANAGAR, June 5: The Arunachal Pradesh ATMA Association (APAA) has demanded early
release of pending salary since January 2015. The association in a letter to the
state nodal officer, ATMA, has also called for release of its pending bonus from
April to June last year. It stated of resorting to democratic movement if the demands
were not fulfilled.
Anti-Malaria month launched in LDV
ROING, Jun 05: The Anti-Malaria month observation was launched in Lower Dibang Valley
(LDV) by organising a mass social service in and around Roing town to create awareness
among public the importance of keeping their surrounding clean and removing stagnant
water to stop mosquito breeding.
Informing that the Government has set target to eradicate Malaria from the country
by 2030, District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Officer, Dr. Nangkong Yirang
appealed all to keep their office premises and home clean. Notices were issued to
all departments, bazaar committee and Panchayat Raj Institutions in this regard,
Dr. Yirang also informed that various activities would be carried out during the
month, including door to door campaign to create public awareness on malaria and
its protective measures.
“We conduct malaria awareness campaign, rallies in villages and collect blood samples
for malaria during the whole month. We can not make our state and country malaria
free until and unless people are made sensitise about the disease, its causes and
preventive measures, said Dr. Yirang.
The whole hospital team participated in jungle cutting and clearing of the hospital
compound, along with DVBDCO Dr Yirang and DMO Dr Wange.
Besides staff of the health department, members of bazaar committee and business
community joined the social service.
Art & Culture Week at Khonsa
ITANAGAR, June 5: The District Art & Culture Week was celebrated at Community Hall
here yesterday organised by Department of Art and Culture in collaboration with the
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap ADC Ngamjang Wangsu appealed to all to preserve,
protect and promote the rich art and culture and tradition handed down by ancestors
from a generation to another. He also appealed to all to join in the fight for opium
free Tirap and Longding.
Among others, HoDs, DACO, Sira Meto, Public leaders attended the celebration.
Dance performance by cultural troupes from Nokte, Wancho, Tutsa, Lazu communities
and a mega dance performed by members comprised of members from all tribes were main
highlights of the celebration. DIPRO
Namsai DEC approves DPR
NAMSAI, June 5: The District Electricity Committee(DEC) meeting of Namsai district
was held under the chairmanship of Rajya Sabha MP cum DEC chairman Mukut Mithi
at Tengapani yesterday. The prime objective of the meeting was to implement IPDS
and DDUGJY in Namsai district.
After threadbare discussion and deliberation the DEC approved the DPR framed by the
power department for implementation of Integrated Power Development (IPDS) and Deen
Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana(DDUGJY) in Namsai district. Considering the topography
of Namsai district and huge potentiality of seasonal cultivation including tea, rubber,
oil palm etc., DEC also suggested for construction of a separate feeder exclusively
for power supply in Agriculture sector.
Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Deputy Commissioner R.K.Sharma, ZPC and ZPMs of
Namsai district, officers and officials from Power department and Power Grid were
present in the meeting.
Thungon stresses on nutrition awareness
ITANAGAR, June 5: The basic knowledge and awareness on health and nutrition is the
need of hour to keep oneself fit and healthy in this modern era, said Mission Director,
NHM, P N Thungon today. He was addressing at the launching programme of the Continuous
Nutrition Education (CNE) and Supplementary Nutrition Products at Naharlagun. The
programme was launched by the Sunrise Enterprise, Naharlagun in collaboration with
Sunrise Nutrition Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.
Expressing happiness over the launching of first of its kind programme in Arunachal,
Thungon, however, stressed on ISO certification from national or international affiliations
and to bring it into positive aspiration of the people but not merely to gear up
the popularity of products marketing.
Pamchui Vashi, Sr. Nutritionist of Sunrise Nutrition Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai delivered
lecture on the theme ‘Clinical Nutrition, Needs of the Hour’. It was followed by
the launching of ten Nutritional Products ranging from Pediatric Nutrition to Geriatric
Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Nutrition.
The doctors present in the function had also shared their experiences and advocated
to make health nutrition products sustainable for long run benefits.
Fire victims provided relief materials
ITANAGAR, June 5: Bharatiya Janata Party National Council Member (of Arunachal West),
Tame Phassang provided relief materials to all the seven families whose houses were
gutted in a devastating fire at Naharlagun near Helipad on June 3.
Phassang personally visited the victims and distributed blankets, mosquito nets,
utensils including buckets, mug etc to them. While expressing deep sympathy to the
victims for the unfortunate incident, the BJP leader appealed to the state government
to initiate relief and rehabilitation measures for the fire victims.
He also urged the department of power to use modern technology, if any, to prevent
short-circuit caused fires which frequently occurs in Arunachal Pradesh.
Health camps under NMMU at Seppa
SEPPA, June 5: A total of 238 patients were offered free treatment by a team of doctors
during a series of health check up and awareness camps organised by the District
Health Society under NMMU at Rawa, Marjingla and Chagia/Sangbia villages under Khenewa
circle in East Kameng district from May 29 to June 4. Free laboratory tests were
also conducted on 61 patients, while 20 children and 4 pregnant women were immunised
during the camps.
The team of doctors led by Dr. K Lapung, DRCHO, comprised of Dr. T J Tara, Child
Specialist, Dr. J Zongluju, Chest & TB specialist, Dr. Lito Ete, Medicine Specialist,
Dr. Hage Tado, MO and supporting staff.
During the health awareness programmes, villagers were educated on various health
related issues and provisions and facilities available under various health schemes.
They were also made aware of the need of breast feeding, immunisation of children
and pregnant women and family planning. The objectives of Mission Indradhanush were
also highlighted during the camps.
At Chagia/Sangbia village, DC Sandeep Kumar Singh spoke on the benefits of health
camps, immunisation and Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme and deliberated
on the important roles to be done by the ASHAs and Gaon Burahs at village level.
He advised the villagers to maintain health and hygiene at personal level and to
keep surroundings neat and clean. He appealed them to avail the benefits of CMHIS.
At Rawa village, ADC Seppa Pooja Jain highlighted about the Mission Indradhanush
and requested the villagers to immunise the children and pregnant women. She advised
the villagers to drink boiled water, do proper hand washing, construct toilet and
to maintain hygienic life in order to prevent any water-borne diseases especially
during monsoon season. Dr. N. Geiyi, DMO, also extended motivation support to the
health camps. DIPRO
Tension flares up in Behali
Arunachalees set on fire by miscreants
ITANAGAR, June 5: A group of miscreants believed to be Adivasi youth allegedly attempted
to set ablaze three people from Arunachal alive along with their Mahindra Bolero
Car at Serelia village along NH 52 under Behali police station in Assam this morning.
Victims were identified as Tadung Tachang(45), Chaling Natung(40) and Taa Tachang
(12) all from Seppa in East Kameng district.
The incident occurred when three were enroute to Seijosa in East Kameng. Tachang
was taking his son (Taa Tachang) to VKV Seijosa along with his brother-in-law Chaling
Natung. Few more people from Arunachal were also assaulted and their vehicles were
also damaged by the mob.
According to Tadung Tachang, a group of youth armed with sticks, road and dao forcibly
intercepted them and tried to snatch the car key. When he resisted, the miscreants
started banging the car with sticks, broke the windshield and set the car on fire
while they were seated inside.
“Within seconds, the car was engulfed by fire, we managed to scramble out from the
car and got burnt grievously”, disclosed the victim who was still in deep shock.
Tachang and his son were reportedly saved by a motorcyclist from Assam who immediately
drove them to Behali Police station and Chaling Natung also was lucky to get a lift
by a man on a bicycle. Both Tadung and Chaling have received serious burn injury,
however his son escaped unhurt. They were evacuated in a Scorpio going to Itanagar
with police escort upto Gohpur as vehicles bearing Arunachal registration were targeted.
The victims were immediately shifted to RK Mission Hospital here and currently they
are undergoing treatment.
“They intercepted and started attacking us suddenly without provocation; our vehicle
was also badly damaged” informed SD Londa an advocate who was also coming from Seppa
to Itanagar. His friend Bagiram Rang reportedly sustained minor injuries.
Police sources from Behali informed The Arunachal Times that tension flared up following
the deadbody of one Kolai Orang(33), a tea tribesman which was recovered yesterday
evening from Boroi Tea Estate near Behali Reserve Forest in Assam bordering Dullung-
Ramghat-Tarasso. The Assam police sources added that attack on Arunachalees and Arunachal
registration vehicles was an retaliation for the dead. The angry mob imposed a massive
blockade at Serelia village causing huge deadlock along the NH 52, police added.
According to Investigating Officer, Behali Police Station, SI Loki Kolita, the deceased
Kolai Orang had two bullet injuries on his head when his body was found and his two
colleagues had lodged a complaint against unknown Arunachalees claiming they were
fired upon by Arunachalee people resulting to the death.
“According to a FIR, on June 3rd 2015 around 10 am, three advasi men went to the
Reserve Forest Area, they were fired upon by unknown person believed to be an Arunachalee
resulting to the death of Orang, the body was recovered on 4th June from the forest”,
said the IO. However, people of Tarasso have totally ruled out any criminal act behind
Unconfirmed reports informed this daily that deceased Orang was mentally challenged
man and wandered inside the forest day before yesterday and his death is being used
to instigate and flare up tension between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The state government has declared high alert in NH52 between Gohpur and Biswanath
Charali in Assam due to today’s incident. The government has advised the people
to avoid travelling along the NH52 till the situation normalises. Many passengers
coming from Guwahati, Tezpur, Seppa, Bomdila and Tawang were reportedly stranded
for six hours, and later Arunachal registration vehicles were escorted safely from
Behali and Borgang area.
Similar tension had flared up after 10 people from Assam were killed near Tarasso
a year ago (January 2014) and was followed by a massive economic blockade called
by various Assam based organisations against Arunachal alleging people of Arunachal
behind the killings.
Meanwhile, the XII Pakke-Kessang Intellectual Forum vehemently condemned the barbaric
act of a mob who attempted to lynch its members at Behali sub-Division today morning.
Tadung Tachang, a prominent public figure from XII Pakke-Kessang, has sustained serious
burn injuries in the mob attack, it stated.
The Forum has appealed to the state government to take up the matter seriously with
his counterpart to prevent recurrence of such incidents and to order a high level
magisterial enquiry to find out the truth behind this whole incident for punishment
to the accused. The Forum also requested the state government to provide compensation
to the victims and bear whole expense for the medical treatment.
Further, Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today strongly protested against the
attempt to murder Arunachalee citizens travelling through the NH-52 between Behali-Borgang-Biswanath
charali, Assam today without any reason.
While condemning the murder attempt and burning down of vehicles, ALSU said that
today’s incident has occurred due to the negligence of Assam police on duty in handling
the death case of an Assam citizen and the lack of preventive action on the part
of the concerned administrative officer.
The ALSU demanded judicial inquiry into the incident, suspension of the erring Assam
Police personnel and administrators and immediate arrest of all individuals involved
in today’s incident.
Rain wreaks havoc in Capital Complex
ITANAGAR, June 5: Landslides and flash floods are being reported from several parts
of the Capital complex due to the heavy rainfall in the last three days. The P-Sector
area in Nirjuli is among the worst affected areas.
Parts of the area have got submerged under the mud and rain water. The locals alleged
that reckless earth cutting in the hill side adjoining P-sector is causing the trouble.
“The P-sector drain got blocked due to earth cutting. Many times the local people
complained to the local magistrate and even the local MLA about the reckless earth
cutting in the hill area. But no one took it seriously and now the situation is turning
to worse. This is complete failure of the authorities,” said Ringu Kuku, former AAPSU
leader and resident of P-sector. He furhter added that, “The residents are living
in fear. For the last few days no one sleeps at night. If anything goes wrong, the
local authorities will have to take blame for it.”
Reports also added that Senki and Pachin rivers are flowing above danger mark. The
people living along these rivers and at low lying areas face serious danger. The
heavy rains have also totally destroyed the Capital road. NH-52(A) as well as sector
roads are in deplorable condition. The pitiable road condition is giving a horrid
time to the motorists. Heavy traffic jam was witnessed across the Capital due to
bad road condition coupled with rain water.
Minor girls sexually assaulted, assaulter absconding
YINGKIONG, June 5: A henious case of sexual assault of minor girls has surfaced under
Geku circle in Upper Siang.
According to a report received, one Oku Taku of Sumsing village under Geku circle
of Upper Siang district had repeatedly been sexually exploiting many minor girls
aged 6-8 years, who are his nearest relatives.
Meanwhile, the Yingkiong Police has registered a case against the accused following
a complaint lodged by the father of the one of the victims. However, the accused
is reportedly absconding and seeking anticipatory bail from the court.
The heinous crimes came to limelight only when the wife of the accused herself caught
him red handed while attempting to rape a minor.
Meanwhile, the president and secretary of the WWS, Upper Siang Unit, have expressed
solidarity with the victims and their relatives. They have urged the authorities
to take stringent action against the accused immediately. They also appealed to the
Court not to grant anticipatory bail to the accused person considering the seriousness
of the case. “If anticipatory bail is granted, the accused may try to influence
the witnesses,” they said. DIPRO
World Environment Day observed
Arunachal Gov urges people to plant more trees
ITANAGAR, June 5: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa today urged people
of the state to plant more trees to preserve the pristine green environment of the
In his message to the people on the occasion of World Environment Day, the Governor
said, to address the global warming issue and for a healthy climate, the people have
to preserve the flora and fauna.
He emphasised on use of renewable energy resources like solar energy and biogas,
a Raj Bhawan statement said.
Stating that 80 per cent of the geographical area of Arunachal Pradesh was under
forest cover, Rajkhowa stressed that the state's environment and forest department
have to create more awareness to maintain it and suggested preservation of the forest
cover by planting trees.
On the occasion, the Governor along with his wife Rita Rajkhowa planted mango saplings
in the Raj Bhawan compound, the statement added.
Participating in the World Environment Day Celebration at Banquet hall here, Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki urged people to adopt “each one plant one” approach.
World Environment Day is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide
awareness and action for environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Tuki said that this year’s theme ‘One World,
One Environment’ should be taken up on a mission mode and resolve to make the world
one big green family through all out effort in preserving and protecting forests.
Tuki emphasised the need to encourage community forest which is common practice in
Arunachal Pradesh. He said the department should work out a plan to facilitate incentives
to the villagers maintaining community forests.
Urging all to make collective efforts to increase the percentage of forest cover
from the existing 82 percent to 90 or 100 percent, the Chief Minister informed that
the state government has initiated promotion of tea and rubber cultivation, which
has substantially decreased the traditional Jhum cultivation resulting in more green
While admitting the need to have industries, he however said that both industrialization
and environment protection should go hand in hand.
The Chief Minister expressed concern over garbage and solid waste management. He
pointed out that despite machineries in place – the capital cities of Itanagar and
Naharlagun have become dumping grounds for garbage and solid waste. He advised the
Municipal Council and Urban Development Department to vigorously pursue for containing
waste generation by segregation at source and reuse or recycle it so that the solid
waste or the garbage is effectively managed.
“Instead of shifting responsibilities, we must all individually take the onus of
keeping our town and colonies clean,” he said.
Parliamentary Secretary for Forest & Environment, Chow Tewa Mein appealed all to
protect and preserve the environment as it is part of the state’s rich heritage.
“World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness
to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. Today
is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth
and to become agents of change”, he said.
Mein urged all to pledge to preserve the environment and understand that it’s an
obligation of every individual to participate in the noble exercise of preservation
of environment. He also appealed all to plant at least one tree not necessary everyday
but on certain special occasions like on birthday, anniversary, etc.
Earlier, the Chief Minister accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (F&E), Chief Secretary
and PCCF & Chairman AP State Pollution Control Board Dr Shashi Kumar released the
Annual Report of the AP State Pollution Control Board.
The World Environment Day was also celebrated in other parts of the state in befitting
The function organised by Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board in collaboration
with Department of Environment & Forest was attended by MLAs Laisam Simai and Tesam
Pongte along with PCCF, all DCs, SPs, DMOs, DFOs, DUDAs from various districts, members
from Environment Safety Society (NGO based in Namsai) and HoDs.
PIL against Govt. for misuse of central funds
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: A PIL has been filed in the Gauhati High Court against the Arunachal
Pradesh government alleging gross misuse of central funds.
Justice Rumi Kumari Phukon of the Itanagar permanent bench on June 1 admitted for
hearing the PIL filed by social activist Tana Naya from Seppa in East Kameng district.
The petitioner alleged involvement of the state government in the diversion of funds
meant for developmental work from 2011 to 2015. "Certain documents including communications
exchanged between the state government and RBI have been appended in the PIL which
were obtained through RTI, in support of the contentions so raised by the petitioner
regarding misuse of central grants and huge diversion of funds by the state government,"
the judge said.
The respondents in the PIL include, state Chief Secretary, Special Secretary (Finance),
Development Commissioner (Finance), Finance Secretary and Disaster Management Director.
FSSAI asks Nestle India to recall all 9 noodle varieties
Traders asked to comply with recall order in state
ITANAGAR, June 5: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed
the Nestle India Ltd., manufacturer of Maggi instant noodles with tastemaker to
recall all 9 variants of noodles with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, Food Safety Commissioner, Directorate of Health Services, GoAP has directed
all distributors, wholesellers and retailers of the said nine Maggi variants in Arunachal
Pradesh to comply with the said recall orders of the FSSAI.
Further, consumers are also advised not to consume the said Maggi Noodles (9 variants)
till further communication from the FSSAI.
Cabinet approves admission criteria for Govt colleges
ITANAGAR, June 5: In a major policy decision, the state cabinet headed by Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki in a cabinet meeting on June 3 last approved for framing of necessary
admission criteria for the Government colleges of Arunachal Pradesh.
At present the state has 14 Government colleges to cater to the higher education
needs of the students.
In order to improve the standard of higher education scenario, the Cabinet has decided
for catchment area-wise distribution of seats for college admission in view of semester
system in Under Graduate level set by Rajiv Gandhi University. One of the main ideas
for introduction of catchment area for admission in the colleges is to provide higher
education at the doorsteps of needy and poor students, said Government Spokesperson
Bamang Felix in a press statement.
Cabinet approved for admission criteria for 14 Government colleges of the state based
on the feeder school performances drawing a minimum cut off marks in Class XII results
in respective subjects. The criteria shall be based on minimum percentage required
for admission into under graduate courses set as per the rules of Rajiv Gandhi University
or cut off marks set by the department for particular college. The cut off mark for
open quota has been set to instill competition amongst the students and also to maintain
Pan Arunachal atmosphere in the higher education sector.
Merit list shall be prepared for catchment area and open quota system would be prepared
separately for admission.
Vacant seats of both catchment area and open quota shall be filled up vice-versa
if eligible applicants are available. Preference would be given to fresh passed students
of Class XII. Under the catchment area, those students passing Class XII from the
notified districts who are domicile/Schedule Tribe of the area or transfer of parents
if employed in Government Sectors shall be accommodated.
The cabinet also approved Arunachal Pradesh Education Amendment Bill 2015 to be tabled
in the ensuing budget session.
Maintain cleanliness or pay penalty: AIMSU
ROING, June 5: Even after the two days of the week’s deadline given by the All Idu
Mishmi Students Union for installation of dustbins in front of shops in order to
maintain the much needed cleanliness in the main market area, none of the shopkeepers
paid heed to the instruction of the student body.
"We had reduced the criterion of one shop-one dustbin to one dustbin for three shops.
But the shopkeepers have failed to obey the request. So we have to personally visit
shops and put up dustbins and asked the shopkeepers to pay the cost of the buckets
to the concern shop from where it was purchased", informed AIMSU general secretary
Reportedly, although all other vegetable/meat/fish vendors were also made to install
dustbins, the local ladies who also regularly sell locally produced vegetables have
clearly rejected the idea. "Giving relaxation to our local ladies, we had requested
them to at least install two dustbins for around 30 vendors but they have clearly
disagreed to doing that too. As locals, they should have been more concerned about
keeping the town clean", said Mili. "Strict action will be taken against these women
if they do not comply with soon", he added.
The AIMSU team later visited the Deputy Director DUDA who has agreed to their demand
of sending out the department's garbage truck twice a day for garbage collection.
Meanwhile, the AIMSU has strictly asked the shopkeepers and vegetable/meat/fish
vendors to dispose off garbage properly or face penalty.
PRI leaders resent their non-involvement in selection of beneficiaries
ITANAGAR, June 5: A group of Panchayat leaders of Kimin III Anchal Samity have expressed
their strong resentment over non-involvement of grassroots leaders in the process
of selecting beneficiaries under various schemes at district level for the last two
They claimed that selection of beneficiaries under various departments of Papum Pare
are directly made through constitution of Board at district level every year thus
depriving the grassroots leaders the right to identify the deserving beneficiaries
at Gram Sabha level.
The beneficiaries for rubber plantation, tea cultivation and RKVY under Agriculture
department are directly selected by the HoDs and ZPMs through the Board at district
level. Tools and implements were issued to many beneficiaries without knowledge of
the grassroots leaders, they claimed.
Piggery, poultry, dairy, goat units under RKVY were distributed last year by ZPMs
through district board without knowledge of GPMs and ASMs, they alleged. Further,
beneficiaries under Horticulture, Fisheries, and Sericulture Departments have been
selected at district level through constitution of Board comprising ZPMs and fe line
department officers since last two years, they alleged. In case of Textile and Handicraft
(Industries) department, PMRY beneficiaries have been selected by a Board consisting
of DD Industries, ZPMs and DC as Chairman since last year.
This clearly shows that grassroots leaders of Papum Pare are deprived from participation
in identifying the actual beneficiary of government schemes in gross violation of
power and functions devaluated to Gram Panchayats and Anchal Samities under Arunachal
Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act 1997.
The Panchayat leaders urged the Papum Pare Zilla Parishad Chairperson to immediately
correct the process of selecting beneficiary as per devolution of power on 29 subjects
so that transparency is maintained in the process of selecting beneficiaries.
They further urged the ZPC to empower the grassroots Panchayat leaders to finalise
the beneficiary selection by placing it at Block level with immediate effect failing
which they threatened to adopt democratic means of protest.
World Environment Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, June 5: World Environment Day was celebrated throughout the state with
a call to the public to care for the environment.
At Oyan village near Ruksin in East Siang district, a mass tree plantation programme
was organised at Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya campus to mark the day. Joining the
plantation, Range Officer of Ruksin forest range, Y Potom urged the people to develop
greenery to save the Mother Earth from environmental degradation. He suggested the
students to take care of the planted saplings for their survival.
He informed that the forest department is planning to conduct a series of plantation
programmes at different places. Students, teachers, local villagers and forest department
staff participated in the tree plantation.
State Resource Centre, Naharlagun celebrated the day at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Telam
under Nari Block in collaboration with Jan Shikhan Sansthan.
Environmental problems and challenges that the world is facing today like pollution,
global warming, solid waste management, de-forestation were discussed with a resolve
to take action to plant more trees and conserve our forest to overcome these problems.
The forest department officials of Nari Block highlighted the importance of conserving
forest to protect and save our environment.
Panchayat Members and learners of Adult Education Centers attended the function.
At Sagalee, more than 1000 splaings were planted at various locations in the township
through mass participation of government officials of all ranks, Panchayat members,
Gaon Buras/ Buris, public leaders, members of Women Welfare Society, Sagalee, Bazar
Committee, Sagalee Anti corruption Sena, Town Baptist Church, students to mark the
occasion. In spite of heavy rainfall, more than 200 enthusiastic volunteers from
all walks of life attended the celebration.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF),
Pasighat celebrated the day with theme “Seven billion dreams, one planet, consume
Dr AK Pandey, Dean of CHF, Pasighat stressed said that the NSS volunteers can play
a crucial role in creating public awareness on environmental issues and problems.
Dr AR Singh, a former Professor of CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology,
Kanpur emphasised on judicious use of natural resources to meet the future requirement
of global population.
Dr NC Pandey appreciated the NSS unit for sensitising young generation about environment
related issues by celebrating the day.
Earlier, NSS Programme Officer Krishna Singh Tomar spoke on the Day’s theme and encouraged
the NSS volunteers to plant one sapling each and ensure its growth.
Earlier in the morning, the NSS volunteers, faculty and staff members of the college
planted saplings in the college campus.
The members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), Arunachal Pradesh along
with the students and faculties of the NERIST organised a tree plantation programme
in NERIST compound to mark the World Environment Day today. The tree saplings were
provided by the social forestry department, Itanagar. Later the members participating
in the programme took pledge to save the environment with the slogan ‘'Start Today
Few days ago hundreds of women claiming themselves to be road side vegetable vendors
barged into newly constructed parking lot of urban development department at Bank
Tinali, Itanagar and tried to occupy it. Even though administration managed to push
out majority of them, some are still occupying the space just outside of parking
lot and selling vegetables. The women group claims that recently capital administration
evicted their shop from road side and therefore they were forced to take this step.
However, no amount of justification can cover up their illegal act.
Their action has been strongly condemned by civil society bodies. Councillor of
Bank Tinali area even wrote to DC capital to oppose the illegal occupants. Itanagar
is struggling to create space for the vehicle parking. The Bank Tinali Parking Lot
constructed by Urban Development and Housing Department of Capital Complex Division
under JNNURM will help to ease the parking problem. This will lead to less congestion
on the road. The capital administration should take strong action against those women
for illegally occupying the parking lot. Such kind of mobo-cracy does not augur well
for the future of Arunachal. The incident will send wrong message to the society.
Soon others might follow them and start occupying every other government buildings.
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Give and ask
A protest rally staged by Save Arunachal Youth Association and Arunachal Youth Organisation
on 2nd June 2015 against the state government and calling on the CM to resign from
his post on moral ground for financial mismanagement is totally illogical and fully
motivated by political parties and some vested interest people.
The slogan “hisaab doh, hisaab doh”, should have been “Agey doh, Agey doh” as Narendra
Modi government has already completed his one year tenure but not a single penny
has been sanctioned under centrally sponsored scheme, NEC, NLCPR, DONER in financial
Central government have to show their sanctioned order of the last one year under
CSS and the slogan will become applicable. If not, it is baseless to raise the slogan
“Hisaab doh, hisaab doh” as it is very misleading. We all know that our state is
depended upon central government since the time of NEFA and the central government
has stopped special package in 2014-15 which has led to financial crisis. We should
not blame it to the state government.
Regarding the imposition of President rule in state, the protesters are not well
acquainted with the rules and regulation of imposition of President rule in the state.
There are certain criteria which have to be met first. The state government machinery
has not failed so there is no question of imposition of President rule.
Gen Secy (APYC)
Hospital need urgent attention
Through the most celebrated columns of your daily, I would like to draw the attention
of all concerned about the adversity & degrading medical facility of Rama Krishna
Mission Hospital which according to me needs urgent attention.
Undoubtedly, RKMH has been providing immense help to the people of the state since
its establishment in our state. However, my question is not about the workings of
the hospital and its staff but the infrastructural destitution and degradation.
The garbage disposal and management is often not efficiently conducted which is not
only the burden of municipal but the hospital authorities as well. As far as the
male ward is concerned the management authority should give attention to the bathroom.
Sanitation is often a very integral cause for various deadly diseases and if the
hospital continues to ignore such quagmire then this is a major failure on the part
of the hospital authority.
RKMH has been a solace for various patients over the year and years to come. But
the above mentioned adversities are to be checked for continued efficiency of the
hospital. I have personally experienced the predicament and hardship so I hope this
will be an eye opener for the management and governing body of RKMH.
Maggi and children’s safety
The presence of lead in dangerous proportion in Maggi noodles is making headlines
everywhere and many state governments are testing maggi samples to ascertain the
healthiness of maggi widely consumed especially by children.
In our state also maggi is consumed in large quantities. Many hostels serve maggi
as breakfast. If the lead and MSG are present in dangerous proportion as reported,
it is a matter of great concern. But I’m surprised to see no reaction from the State
Government. Does this mean we don’t care for our children? I don’t think so. Atleast
the Government should assure citizens about the truth. If allegations are true then
maggi should be immediately banned by the Government. But looks like the concerned
department is in sleep mode as usual.
Thanks for the reduced fare
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to thank Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng
District Sandeep Kumar Singh for taking the efforts for reduction of Tata Sumo fare
from Seppa to Itanagar.
When the news of reduction at a rate of Rs. 650 per passenger from Rs 800 for Seppa
to Itanagar service was published in Arunachal Times on 22nd May, Tata Sumo Union
of East Kameng had protested the move but the Deputy Commissioner stood his ground.
After one week, Tata Sumo Union finally accepted the rate fixed by Deputy Commissioner.
So, I personally thank Tata Sumo Union for accepting the rate fixed by Deputy Commissioner
for the benefit of people of East Kameng. It has greatly benefitted students as well
as poor people who travel from Seppa to Itanagar for medical and official purposes.
Further I request Deputy Commissioner to kindly direct APST to keep their busses
neat and clean so that people can travel regularly without worry.
Genuine vendors should not be deprived
Through your esteemed daily we would like to request the Capital district administration
and other authority concerned that if the administration is contemplating to allot
parking lot at Bank Tinali to the vegetable vendors, then, it should be allotted
to real and genuine roadside/footpath vegetable vendors.
We came to know that hundred of women who claimed themselves to be roadside/footpath
vegetable sellers had tried to occupy the urban development parking lot building
at Bank Tinali, Itanagar on June 2 last. We would like to inform the Capital Complex
district administration and other authority concerned that those women who tried
to occupy the parking place claiming themselves as vegetable sellers are not actual
roadside/footpath vegetable sellers. They were having their own shops and showrooms
and some of them are the owners of shopping complex in the capital complex. Therefore,
we request the authorities not to deprive the genuine or actual roadside vegetable
sellers if the administration take any decision to allot the parking lot to vegetable
Sartam Punung, Kioda Amji, Dougda Yapik, Lindum Yamu, Tagru Yaruk, Dongda Yaic and
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