Dibang Students to mobilize resource for emergency relief, calls for intervention
ITANAGAR, June 11: With inclement weather dictating terms yet again, All Idu Mishmi
Student Union has constituted a voluntary relief group to mobilize resource for providing
emergency relief to affected people. It will consist of volunteers who will trek
beyond the blockades and provide food and relief assistance.
Dibang Valley Disaster and Relief Committee will be Jidu Tacho as Chairman and Budha
Mihu as Secretary.
Besides, the Union has decided to send a delegation to Itanagar to meet Chief Minister
to talk on providing relief.
On June 3, the state govt approved for nine additional ration sorties and assured
for early restoration of Roing-Anini highway that connects the Dibang Valley district.
But these assurances have proved fruitless due to the inclement weather.
Further, the union observing the failure of civil administration and govt's inability
to provide relief due to inclement weather, in a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs
further called for deployment of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Dibang
In light of large scale crisis and failure for relief and rescue work, the Students
appealed for early deployment of National Disaster Response Force.
Since the region got cut off from rest of the country on March 31 due to heavy landslides
and flood following the incessant rains, the resident of the district are trapped
without food and essential medicines.
The Border Roads Organization has also declared that it cannot carry on its work
till weather gets improved, it informed the Home Secretary. The union has further
called for 12 hours 'bandh' in the twin district of Lower Dibang Valley/Dibang Valley
on June 15th in solidarity with people suffering in Dibang Valley district.
However, all essential humanitarian services (medical, military movement, BRO vehicles,
and Administration services) during the bandh will not be affected.
CoSAAP appeals for special ration for employees
Expressing concern over the shortage of essential commodities in Dibang Valley due
to disruption in road communication caused by recent flood, the Confederation of
Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has appealed the Parliamentary
secretary, food and civil supply for a special package of essential ration commodities
, particularly for Govt employees in the district.
The Govt employees of the Dibang Valley including non-tribal employees are facing
acute shortage of rice and other essential commodities like salt, dal, onion, M oil
due to road disruption for the last three months, the CoSAAP said.
While demanding supply of adequate medicines to the district to overcome the health
related problems, CoSAAP also said that the normal state chopper schedule be maintained
for evacuation of Govt employees burdened with emergency cases.
SF8 to begin from August
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: The ambitious Club Football League in Arunachal Pradesh named as
SF8 League is all set to start from this summer with organizing committee chalking
out modalities and structure of the tournament in its second meeting today.
The Club Football League being introduced for the first time in the state following
instruction of All India Football Federation (AIFF), aims to tap hidden football
talents of both urban and rural areas, said Organizing Committee Chairman cum Commissioner
The tournament would be held at two levels --Zonal and State. All the 16 districts
are divided into four Zones with winner and runners up of each Zone qualifying for
the State League. The State level League would be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
from the first week of September while the Zonal level matches would be organized
at the designated places from the first week of August next.
Attending meeting, Bamang Tago, Marketing Chairman, appealed Dorjee Khandu led Govt.
to invest more resources in Games and Sports, particularly in football, for further
development of the most popular sport in the world.
Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) Secretary G Doke said that despite
financial constraint APFA has been organizing various state level competitions and
sending teams to various regional and national championships on regular basis. Lamenting
lack of good stadiums and other infrastructural facilities for sportspersons, Doke
criticized the government for giving less interest in games and sports sector.
Kipa sought cooperation from the state government, various private and public sector
undertakings as well as well wishers for successful conduct of the inaugural edition
of the Club Football League.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee has appointed Chow Ambika Engling, Mindo Padu,
Tadar Jaju and Kage Dodum as chairmen of Zones-I, II, III and IV respectively. Zone
-I comprises the districts of Tirap, Changlang, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw,
Zone-II West Siang, East Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Zone III Upper Subansiri,
Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Papum Pare; and Zone- IV Tawang, West Kameng, East
Kameng, Capital Complex.
Arunachal under infrastructure fisheries development projects soon
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Department of fisheries has initiated subsidized schemes in
cluster approach for new fish pond construction (on 25% subsidy) and human resource
development by granting 100% grant-in-aid in imparting training programme. The first
and second phase schemes have been taken up in ten districts during 2008-09 and 2009-2010
in Arunachal Pradesh. The third phase is being taken up shortly for rest six districts
during 2010-11 to cover all the 16 (sixteen) districts.
The subsidized financial assistance directly percolates down to the individual fish
farmer who fulfills the guide-lines under the technical supervision of the NFDB,
Hyderabad base and state fisheries department, informed Director Fisheries Tage Moda.
Centre had entrusted the "National fisheries development board (NFDB)" Hyderabad
to carry out a new infrastructure fisheries development projects/schemes for fisheries
sector across the country during the 10th and 11th plan period.
A team of monitoring and evaluation (consultants) comprising senior scientists from
the government of India - Dr. B. C, Tyagi, (ex-principal scientist) for north eastern
region and M. Dandekar, (ex- AGM, NABARD) visited Arunachal Pradesh on May 30-June
11for spot verification in the 8(eight) districts where NFDB schemes were implemented
and had interaction with the fish farmers.
ASSET launches RAS for girls’ education
Print Media houses honoured for promoting the cause of Girl’s Education
WAKRO, June 11: The ASSET will launch the “RAS” (RITU ARUNACHAL SANKALPA) scheme
for girl child education on June 13, the Foundation Day of the Apna Vidya Bhavan.
Anu Shiksha Seva Trust (ASSET) is launching the special scheme to assist girls to
pursue secondary school education after they complete middle school education.
The special scheme to assist girls is launched by the ASSET in gratitude to Shraddha
Prakash, Meeta Bardalai, President, AWWA, Meerut Army Division, Yamini Saini, Ritu
Mehta, Dolly Sachar, former President, AWWA, DAH Division of the Army, The Arunachal
Times, Echo of Arunachal and the Arunachal Front for promoting the cause of Girl’s
Education in Arunachal Pradesh.
Three girls from Wakro will be provided free boarding facility under the scheme in
the current academic session to pursue secondary school education. More girls will
be assisted to complete matriculation under this program.
The RAS will be formally announced by Chandralesh Chouhan in the presence of Col.H.S.Chouhan,
CO, 26 Maratha Light Infantry.
The Scheme is initiated by K.Krishna Rao, Principal, DPS, Duliajan who was deeply
moved and felt concerned for improving the educational scenario in Arunachal Pradesh
during his recent visit to Wakro.
He instantly decided to sponsor a girl child under RAS scheme and presented his personal
contribution during his meeting with the Chairman ASSET in Duliajan. He also assured
Anugrah that he will always be available to assist the cause of educating the deserving
children in all possible ways.
The rate at which students drop out in primary, middle and secondary school level
is a cause of great concern in Arunachal and ASSET will do its bit to address the
General Hopital Pasighat needs sufficient funds
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Hospital Management Committee of General Hospital Pasighat
and ZPM Okom Yosung in its efforts to achive the full-fledged ISO standards hospital
in the country in near future has taken up various developmental activities for the
Hospital. However, due to insufficient funding from the government, the management
is facing financial problems and unable to cater the needs of the people.
This hospital is providing health services to various districts covering East Saing,
West Siang, Upper Siang and Dibang Valley District since its establishment.
Despite the financial problems, the committee in its recent meeting has decided renovate
the Kitchen, Septic Labour Room, Operation theatre, Pathological Laboratory, Dispensary
Room, Post Mortem Room, ICU and Installation of Dialysis Unit. It appealed the Department
of Health and Family Welfare to provide fund to meet the immediate needs of the hospital
and urged the MPs, MLAs including neighbouring district MLAs and NGOs to contribute
funds from their LAD fund.
The management also appealed the government to provide advanced technology and enhance
the five lakhs corpus fund to Rs 10 lakhs.
Meanwhile, the management thanked Local MLA Bosiram Siram and DC Onit Panyang for
their constribution for the progress and development of the hospital and thanked
MLA Ralom Borang for his assurance to donate high power transformer to the Hopital.
APSIC directs Police higher ups to investigate missing file of Vigilance dept
ITANAGAR, June 11: In an order regarding a Missing File No. Vig-30/97 in APIC case
no 18/10, the Arunachal Pradesh State Information Commission has recommended the
Director General of Police Arunachal Pradesh to conduct a thorough investigation
as may be appropriate under relevant section of IPC & CrPC to trace out the missing
file and fix the responsibility for loss of file in question and dereliction of duty
by public servant.
The action taken by Vigilance department is not going to give any satisfactory outcome
as is evident from the work undertaken by PIO/Public authority from the day of missing
of said file till date, said an order by State Information Commissioner Toko Anil.
It is further instructed that the office of the DGP shall intimate the Commission
with regards to taking cognizance of the Commission's directive preferably within
a period of one month from the date of receipt of the order.
The Inquiry officer or investigating officer as the case may be shall be headed by
Competent and responsible higher rank officer. Failure to comply of Commission's
order shall attract under Section 176/187/188 & 228 of IPC r/w section 20(2) of RTI
Act. 2005. Last month, Commission while dealing with the inquiry of a missing file
No VIg-30/97 had questioned the working of the officers and Vigilance department.
The inquiry seemed to have been conducted just for the sake of formalities in a hurried
manner to cover up someone’s misdeeds and thereby buried many things, the order passed
by Toko Anil, State Information Commissioner had said.
LSYO’s appeal to admn
ITANAGAR, June 11: The Lower Subansiri Youth Organisation (LSYO) has appealed the
district administration to allocate the vacant and waste land within Hapoli to those
people who desire to settle there.
Clarifying that it is not demanding allotted and private land, the organisation said
that their demand was based on the Govt agreement, Dt July 23, 1970. Stating that
the Nyishi people have been deprived of their rights from the NEFA days, the LSYO
urged the administration to fulfil the ‘legitimate claims of sincere people of both
the communities for justice.’
Mebo subdivision cuts off
ITANAGAR, June 11: The major villages of Mebo area remained cut off from the rest
of the state due to disruption of road communication caused by flood.
Mebo Elite Society (MES) in a release today said that flood caused by incessant rain
for the last three months has washed away all the wooden bridges over Tatsing Korong,
Sisiri/Sisar and Taro Tamak Rivers constructed under MLA LAD fund in March 2010 and
the road communication in lower belf of Mebo-Dollah road remain disrupted. As a
result the villages like Seram, Kongkul, Kaling, Namsing, Gadum, Mer and other adjacent
villages remained cut off from rest of the world, the Society said.
Though temporary bridges were constructed over the rivers and ferry service introduced
by some interested persons, exorbitant charges of ferry service has aggravated the
sufferings of the people, the Society said and alleged that administration in Mebo
area remain silent spectator to pathetic situation of the people of the area.
‘Implement minimum central wages for project labourers’
ITANAGAR, June 11: The workers of Dibang Multipurpose Project have urged the project
general manager to implement minimum rates of wages fixed under Minimum Wages Act
1948 by the union ministry of labour and employment.
Pointing outs its memorandums submitted earlier in this regard, the Contract Employees
and Workers Union, also said that the project GM must fulfill the demands as assured
within 10 days.
Theatre workshop ends
ITANAGAR: The month long Children’s Theatre Workshop organized jointly by National
School of Drama, Delhi and officials of art and culture department of Lower Subansiri
district concluded here last evening at Abotani Hall. The last drama to be staged
was Mulla Nasiruddin based on Arabian Tales.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana Deori along with government officers,
students, teachers and public witnessed concluding day of workshop. In his address
district art and culture officer, Tania Siga, while welcoming the audience spoke
about various activities national school of drama and motive behind organizing this
26 children of Woodland School, Hapoli, took part in the for month long drama workshop
under the guidance of National School of Drama officials.
Land encroachment opposed
ITANAGAR, June 11: All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU) has opposed
the land encroachment taking place at the office of deputy director of industries,
Daporijo. In this regard union has submitted a complaint letter to director of land
management and director of industries on 31st March, seeking their intervention.
Union informed that soon they will form their own fact finding committee to enquire
about this land encroachment.
ITANAGAR, June 11: Bote Yuto has been appointed as East,West and Upper Siang Districts
Zonal Chairman of All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour Union and Heri
Taja as President of AAPGDLU, Kurung Kumey District Unit.
New assoc. formed
ITANAGAR, June 11: A new welfare association, namely Nyapin Area Development Committee
was formed recently with Tadar Zaman as chairman, Tadar Deven as vice chairman, Paney
Kaha as Secretary besides 7 others for all round development of the area.
ITANAGAR, June 11: Tarh Welfare Society mourns the untimely demise of BSc II year
student of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar Tarh Aruna, who died on June
She was an active member of the society and was residing at Kimin
The society prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and bestow strength
to the bereaved family members.
Dree festival cultural competitions
ITANAGAR, June 11: Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee 2010 has decided to organise
group dance, solo song, folk dance, fashion show and go as you like competition from
New colony market
ITANAGAR, June 11: Polo Colony Welfare and Development Committee (PCWDC) in its
meeting yesterday unanimously decided to construct the marketing shed in the proposed
land for immediate opening of colony market.
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Taro Opey will lock horn with Miichi United Club in the opening
match of the Capital Complex Dree Football competition at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun
The tournament would held in two categories--Junior and Senior. There are six teams
in Junior category and five teams in Senior category. They are (Jr. Category) Taro
Opey XI, Ziro, Miichi United Club, ASSUC-I, D& A Memorial Foundation Trust, Kaka
Sports Club and Hero’s Club; (Senior category): Diamond Club ‘A’ & ‘B’ Next Generation
Society, Khongkhung Club ‘A’ & ‘B’.
Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Techi Lala will inaugurate the
tournament tomorrow as chief guest.
New portfolio for Wangham
ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Thangwang Wangham has been allocated the portfolio of Parliamentary
Secretary for Urban Development attached to minister of urban development superseding
earlier portfolio of Trade & Commerce, according to an official release.