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March  - 10


Govt terms NSCN (K) statement as misleading and crafted with ulterior political motive

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Three days after the NSCN (K) called for withdrawal of support by the MLAs and ministers belonging to Tirap and Changlang from the Dorjee Khandu led government, the state government has come out with a statement that the government would “not cow down to such acts of subversion”.  

The government statement issued by the spokesperson Jarbom Gamlin, termed the whole issue as misleading, mischievous and one crafted with ulterior political motives of creating confusion among people.

The particular matter has been taken seriously and shall be enquired into thoroughly and the guilty shall be dealt sternly as per the provisions of law, said a statement from the government spokesperson.  

The Government is relentlessly working towards the inclusive development of the entire State in equable terms and shall not keep any stone unturned in the process. It is devoted to the peace and tranquility of the State including the districts of Tirap and Changlang, the message added.

The statement appealed the media to play an even larger role in meeting the aspirations of the state through the fundamental objectives of journalism by serving the people with news, views, comments and information on matters of public interest in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner.

Legislators of the State, including those from Tirap and Changlang have re-affirmed and re-assured their strong support to the ruling Congress Government in the State under the able leadership of the chief minister Dorjee Khandu which is instrumental in launching a development revolution in the state during the last four years. The ruling government in the State is united and marching ahead to accelerate the pace of development in the state, the statement added.

It further welcomed the solidarity demonstrated by the people, civil societies, NGOs and the political parties of the State across party affiliation, towards the greater interest of the State.

It may be recalled that the NSCN (K) in an email to this daily and Assam based media houses on March 6 had called for withdrawal of support of Tirap & Changlang MLAs and ministers from the Dorjee Khandu led Congress government.


Tirap and Changlang legislators question authenticity of NSCN (K) mail

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Ten MLAs from Tirap and Changlang wrote to the Governor appealing for highest level of investigation about the authenticity of the letter sent by NSCN (K), published in this daily and Assam based media houses, to avoid any disruption in the continuing development process and for maintaining peace and tranquility in Tirap and Changlang.

NSCN (K) under the signature of S.S. Khaplang, President Government of People’s Republic of Nagaland had written a mail to this daily and others directing all elected representatives of Tirap and Changlang District to withdraw support from the present Government headed by Dorjee Khandu on March 6.

“While authenticity of the source of the letter are to be ascertained, we the elected representatives of Tirap and Changlang District feel that some politically motivated group are involved in publishing such letter taking into account the vulnerable situation in these two districts. We apprehend and have enough doubt that it is surely a handy work and political game of few politically vested interested group” it said.

Tirap and Changlang district cannot function in isolation and the elected representatives of these two districts are governed by the rules and regulations of the political party like all other legislators of the state, it said.

The reported notice to the legislators of Tirap and Changlang Districts is not at all a good sign in the democratic process and should be a matter of great concern for all. It is not all understandable why every time the leaders and the people of Tirap and Changlang are victimized and sandwiched for no fault of theirs, it said.

We would like to put forward an appeal to all sections of the society to support the peace loving people and its leaders of these two districts instead of issuing intimidating releases in the press which may be detrimental towards ushering peace in the two districts, the representation further added.

The signatories of letters are Wanglin Lowangdong, Speaker, Setong Sena, Finance Minister, Honchun Ngamdam, Horticulture Minister, parliamentary secretaries Wangki Lowang, Tinghap Taiju, Thangwang Wangham, Phosum Khimun, MLA Kamthok Lowang, Chairman, AP MD & TC Kamlung Mossang and Yumsen Matey, Chairman, DoTC.


Siru-Rijo tourist lodge and tea factory inaugurated

Gamlin decries “dependence syndrome”

AALO, Mar 9: The much awaited tourist lodge and tea factory located at picturesque Siru-Rijo Tea Garden  was declared open amid cheer and mood of optimism on March 7. The Tourist Lodge and Tea Factory were inaugurated by Power, Tourism and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Jarbom Gamlim  and Gojen Gadi, Parliamentary Secretary Tourism respectively in a glittering function. Addressing a large gathering, Gamlin said that full-equipped Tea Factory is not only a commercial venture of an individual but a step towards promotion of small and marginal tea growers in the district.

What ails our people today is their dependence syndrome on two things -- service and supply order from govt. -- without using their minds and hands on production sectors. Every drop of bank and govt. loans with subsidies made available to the people should be utilized for permanent income generating schemes, he said.  Citing few instances of enterprising Self Help Groups in few areas of the state, the Minister stressed on forming SHGs on that successful lines.

The Guest of Honour Gojen Gadi disclosed that efforts have been made to bring many other historical places of the areas under the tourist circuit. Lauding the efforts of the Gangkak couple to create a beautiful world in a countryside and the lone tourist destination in this backward area, Gadi said we are all part of this development and the trend set by the couple is an eye-opener to embark upon many more such enterprising business that encompasses common feeling besides generating employment to different genre of people. The special guest Jarsa Gamlin, Chairperson West Siang Zilla Parishad said that Tea Garden is not only an individual asset but an eluding destination for all of us and it should be our endeavor to contemplate and contribute in its growth. The Minister and Parliamentary Secretary assured to look into two point memorandum pertaining to opening of Medical sub-centre and upgradation of EGS centre to Primary School at the garden.

The Managing Director Tugo Gangkak and Director  Yayum Gangkak narrated the chronological events leading to establishment of the full-pledged Tea Estate and appealed people of the area to cultivate tea in their respective areas for production and distribution through time to time training available at the garden. DIPRO


SSA teachers demand monthly payment of salary

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association, Kurung Kumey District Unit appealed the state government to change the present salary disbursement policy and disburse the salary monthly.

The SSA teachers, who are rendering their service particularly in the remote areas are facing lot of problems due to the irregular salary disbursement, the Association unit said. They further claimed that the state government had announced 50 per cent pay enhancement but the enhanced amount is not distributed to SSA teachers till today. Authority has not even disbursed the salary of SSA teachers for the last three months, the association further said.

AASSATA Kurung Kumey Unit appealed the state government to look into the matter and release the pending three months salary immediately.


Itanagar gets fishery Awareness centre cum Aquarium

NAHARLAGAN, Mar 9: Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries J  K Panggeng inaugurated a fishery awareness centre cum aquarium on Wednesday at Fishery Complex in the directorate of fisheries amidst presence of director Tage Moda and all officers and staff of the department.  The project was sponsored by the Central Govt and completed in two phases.

It is worth mentioning here that  the Govt. of India has sanctioned  one project namely Awareness Centre-cum Aquarium House during 2008-09 amounting to Rs.24.52 lakh only on 80: 20 basis. The state share was Rs.4.9 lakh and the remaining amount of Rs.19.62 lakh has been the central share. DIPR


AR promotes sports activities in Tirap

ITANAGAR, Mar 9:  Youth being the building blocks of any society are required to be groomed and their energy has to be channeled in right direction for overall betterment of the society. Keeping this in mind, the 19 Assam Rifles has been focusing on sports activities for the benefit of the youths in Tirap district.

The AR unit had identified Lapnan village for promotion of sports activities among the large number of school and going children and sanctioned sports equipment  like Cricket, Volley ball, Football and Badminton accessories.

The sports equipment was handed over to the youths in a ceremonial function organised at Lapnan village.  Colonel Naveen, Vir Chakra Commandant 19 Assam Rifles presided over the function. While interacting with youths of the village, Colonel Naveen motivated them to take active participation in sports activities, as it helps to keep one self physically and mentally fit and helps in building up character.

The villagers thanked the unit for this initiative and assured that the sports equipment will be utilized for benefit of the youths in the village.


Army provides hand pumps to villagers

ITANAGAR,  Mar 9: The 26 Battalion of the MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY of Lohit Brigade under the aegis of Dah Division  has installed a total of 20 hand pumps in remote villages of Namsai sub division, namely, Rangali Bil, Menkeng Miri, Tengapani and Dhone Kona in Lohit district today under its “Operation Sadbhavana”, a project by the Indian Army to reach out to and meet the aspiration of the local people.

The hand pump dedication ceremony was attended by L Borang, ADC, Namsai Sub Division, Lt Col DN Mallick, Second in Command, 26 MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY, S Sen Gupta, EAC Namsai, Gaon Burahs and a large number of children.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Borang lauded the role of Army authorities for  wellbeing of the local populace under its  Sadbhavana project  and called on the public to maintain these assets responsibly.  As per Army spokesperson the provisioning of hand pumps was to meet the basic and urgent need of the people to have a clean drinking water supply.  He said that Army will continue the projects which are beneficial to the society in feature.

A team of young man and woman presented cultural programme during the occasion.  The high level of synergy, mutual trust and cooperation was noticed between locals, civilian and Army authorities during the event.


Capacity building programme

ROING, Mar 9: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu inaugurated a one-day seminar cum capacity building programme on orange and ginger crop at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.

The programme was organized by North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) Ltd. (A Government of India Enterprise), facilitated by Guwahati based NGO Jeevan Initiative and sponsored by Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries with a motive to bring entrepreneurship in food preservation, processing and marketing in the region.

In her inaugural speech as chief guest, Ringu exhorted the progressive farmers and technical staff present to take full benefit of the capacity building programme and also to bring back the imparted knowledge to the fellow farming community and fields for optimum production of crops by adopting the improved technology. She also expressed hoped that the programme would be helpful in solving marketing bottleneck faced by the farmers of the district in marketing orange and ginger crops. She further requested NERAMAC to organize such more programme in future too.

Chiliko Meto, Zilla Chairperson of the district attending as guest of honour lauded the effort of NERAMAC for organizing such programme in time as the district is expecting high yield of orange fruits in coming 10 years as many orange orchard are being grown with ample of land available for production. He hoped that the building of bridge over Brahmaputra at Dollah would greatly facilitate marketing of agriculture produce from the district. He exhorted youth to take up agri-horti cultivation like orange and bamboo plantation, ginger and turmeric cultivation for self sustenance instead of contract works which is a just temporary business.

Ashok B Angadi, Senior Marketing Manager highlighted the aims  and objectives and the works of the NERAMAC Ltd. Sushmit Mitra, Faculty, Eastern Institute of Management through power point presentation impressed upon the house present about the marketing linkage and processing of agri-horti products especially orange  and ginger.

SKS Gautam, DHO, T Basar, DAO, Panchayat leaders and progressive farmers participated in the programme. DIPRO


International Women’s Day celebrated at Wakro

WAKRO, Mar 9: His Holiness Swami Sri Sri Anubhavananda Saraswati  extended an assistance of Rs Fifty One Thousand to the Anu Shiksha Seva Trust. Art of Living (Aol) Teacher Rama Tiwari handed over the contribution received from the Mumbai based Sat Bhavana Trust (SBT) patron Ramesh Vyas of Lonavala to AVB Principal Seema Arandhara on the eve of International Women’s Day celebration.

Shyam Jaisingh, Trustee, SBT in his communication to Anugrah conveyed that Swami Sri Sri Anu was keen to assist the rural Arunachali children on a regular basis. Swamiji had contributed Rs Sixty thousand in the previous year.

AoL teacher Rama Tiwari speaking on the 100th International Women’s Day celebrated in the Brahmamoyee Hall, appreciated the Apnes for their spirited performances and appreciated KGBV Wakro girls. She called upon the girls to prepare themselves well for living a meaningful life and shouldering personal, family and social responsibility as they grow up. Rama formerly a scientist with the CSIR and also a successful entrepreneur before taking up responsibility as AoL teacher is also conducting a six days wellness program for the people in the Brahmamoyee Hall in Wakro as part of the Women’s Day celebration. She further announced that the Art of Living Foundation will conduct a wellness yoga program for the girls of the KGBV and that AoL teacher Kishan Agarwal is already on his way to Wakro to start the course for the school children.

KGBV girls presented a skit on the life of Dhanvanti Rama Rao, nation’s first family planning activist and founder of Family Planning Association of India. The Apnes performed an inspiring skit on  Rukmini Devi Arundale, founder of Kalakshetra,  who worked for the revival of Bharatanatyam.  The RAS ( a scheme by ASSET in gratitude to print media houses in Arunachal and the Indian Army) beneficiary girls of Govt Secondary School Wakro presented a moving skit on the life of  Anu Tai Wagh, who with Tara Bai Modak is the founder of the Anganwadi movement. Science Editors Dr. Amrita Karnik and Arun Narayanan of Mumbai, Apne Library patrons  will lead plantation program to mark the weeklong celebration. The VT-AWIC Library felicitated Teacher Anura for her creative play on Selfless Service and teacher Naku for her active support to children in skit program.


Awareness Training of Farmers’ Clubs Conducted

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The Rural Development Society (RDS), Daporijo in collaboration with NABARD, Itanagar conducted an awareness training programme of Farmers’ Clubs at Daporijo Circuit House on March 7. Members of the 6 Farmers’ Clubs in the district participated in the programme.

DC in-charge G. Ete, appreciating the efforts of RDS in creating awareness among the farmers, said that all the concerned departments and financial institutions should extend their full support and cooperation towards bringing about an economic advancement of the people of this backward district.

He requested the farmers to do away with their old mindset and adopt the changes and new techniques taught during training programmes so that they  could gain knowledge and prosper economically.

P. Bagbi, president, RDS (Daporijo) giving a brief overview of the achievements, stated that after completion of 1 year of the establishment of 6 Farmers’ Clubs, 20 Kishan Credit Cards have been issued by the AP Rural Bank, Daporijo and 4 training programmes conducted with support provided by NABARD,KVK and departments of Agriculture, Industry and AH & Vety.

The representatives from the government departments and banks also addressed the farmers present and advised them to reap maximum benefit from the opportunities provided to them. The farmers were also requested to be diligent in repayment of loans availed by them from the banks, so that the future generation of farmers would not have to face any problem in availing loans.

Officers from departments of Industry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Maro), representatives from AP Rural Bank (APRB), SBI Daporijo attended the programme.

RDS also organized a 3 days Water Quality Testing Training Programme in the office of the Block Development Officer C.D. Block Baririjo on March 8. The speakers at the Training, which was sponsored by PHED’s communication and capacity development unit (CCDU), were Paktin Bagbi and Majin Dui. DIPRO.


U/Subansiri dist unit of AAPLDC&SKA formed

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The Upper Subansiri District unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Lower Division Clerk and Store Keeper Association (AAPLDC & SKA) was formed in a recent meeting at Daporijo with  Tarak Kenam, Lomya Dulom and Puto Ginglo as president, vice president and general secretary respectively. Kine Koku has been appointed as the association’s Women wing president.

The district unit will extend its support to various demands of the central committee, including the demand for upgradation of Grade Pay of LDCs and SKs from Rs.1900 to 2400. It also urged the central committee to submit a memorandum to the Govt. for amendment of rule to stop direct recruitment of UDCs.


School annual day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The 4th Annual day-cum Parents day of Jubilee English school, Lekhi was celebrated successfully amidst huge gathering of parents, guardians and well wishers on May 7.

The school had been celebrating its annual-cum parents day since 2007 as a thanks giving ceremony to the parents and guardians for their co-operation with the school authority.

The student of the year 2010-11 award was awarded to  Ganga Ram Tawe class-VI,  son of  Dongo Tawe, Seppa town  and  the best student award was presented to Gyammar Aneer class-III, daughter of Sikap Gyammar, Kakoi village. Both the awardees were given a trophy each  and  scholarship for the coming session 2011-12.

Gary Seiboi Kepgen, the principal expressed his satisfaction over the quality education and the improvement of the student both in study  and  discipline. He also conveyed his happiness to all the parents for their support and trust in him and the school authority in bringing forward the school.  


Thousands benefit from health mela

ITANGAR, Mar 9: A three-day Multi Specialist Health Mela under NRHM successfully organised at District Hospital, Changlang from March 5 to 7.

A team of specialist doctors consisting of Dr. Tarik Doke, Surgeon and Dr. T. Koyu, Anesthetist from General Hospital Pasighat and 5 Specialists from Civil Hospital, Margharita  offered treatment and  operated upon large number of patients.

In addition, Dr. Taba Khanna, Eye Specialist,  other doctors Dr. T. Kaye, Dr. K. Mossang LSAS, Dr. Minshing Ngemu,  Dr. P. Dutta, (DRCHO)  along with GNM  and  ANM from District Hospital, CHCs  and  PHCs actively participated in the Health Mela. Dental, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic services were also provided free of cost during the health mela.

During the health mela, tubectomy operation were conducted upon 78  patients. Apart from this  each case of Caesarian, Harioraphy, Hydrocode, Cystolithotomy  operation  was successfully done. Other major achievements were  appendix  operation-2,Cataract operation-13, Minor Eye operation-4, Minor (Gynae) operation-7.  Altogether 1836  patients were offered treatment as OPD patients. Besides these,  there were 61 cases of Ultrasography and 73 X-day done.


East Kameng review’, a bi-annual magazine released

SEPPA, Mar 9: The ‘East Kameng Review’, a bi-annual magazine of East Kameng District was released by Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam at his office chamber todayin presence of PD, DRDA Kego Essi, DPO, Vijay Sonam, other  officers from various departments.

The magazine which would publish twice in a year by DIPRO, Seppa would reflect the socio-economy of the district, the traditional and cultural practices besides highlighting the various developmental activities under taken in various departments.

While releasing the first edition of Magazine, the DC, Bam said that the magazine would let the  people know about the activities going on in the district in a nutshell. He also extend his congratulations to DIRPO, in-charge, Jabu Lapung for his noble effort of  bringing out the magazine.

He also extended his thankfulness to all the MLAs of the district for extending financial assistance from their MLAD fund for the publication of the magazine.

Meanwhile DIPRO in-charge, Jabu Lapung assured that the magazine would be more informative in the next edition with wide coverage of all the issues and happening in the district. DIPRO


Misappropriation of Govt. fund alleged

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: A group of Panchayat leaders of Seijosa and Dissing Passo circles have lodged a complaint with East Kameng deputy commissioner against former Pakke Kessang BDO for allegedly misappropriating Govt fund to the tune of 1.35 crore granted under SPA during 2009-10.

The complaint lodged by the Panchayat leaders mentioned misappropriation of fund meant for construction of 4 units of classrooms at Govt. Sec. School, Darlong, construction of road from Baliso to Upper Digalmukh-II, construction of gravel road from Baliso to Upper Digalmukh-III and improvement of Lake at Seijosa by the then BDO. They alleged that bill for all the mentioned works have already been drawn and paid in full without executing any works.

“This is an explicit case of misappropriation of Govt. fund meant for the welfare of the common man,” they said in a release, and demanded the DC to investigate the matter.


News Impact

Prohibition orders

ZIRO, Mar 9: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Nila Mohanan,  in an order has prohibited the dumping of construction materials, fire wood and other debris along the public roads of Ziro township area.

The   dumping of such materials along the road adversely affects the smooth movement of people and vehicle through the town and causes great public inconvenience, the order said. It is the responsibility of the persons taking up construction activity or collecting firewood to store the required material or clear the debris resulting from the same without causing public nuisance, it further added.

The order has given seven days time to remove such materials along the roads by the concerned persons after which it will be cleared away by the District Administration without further notice.

In yet another order, the DC has banned unauthorized sale deed, gift deed, succession application, guardianship application etc. in readymade form in the vendors and offices of different departments.

She pointed out that such forms from the vendors have full of errors and the content does not fulfill the requirements of law and objective for which purpose it is made by the person concerned. Such legal documents like affidavits, sale deeds, gift deeds, succession applications  etc  come through legal practitioners only, the order added. DIPRO


AHDC welcomes shifting of office

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: All Hong Development Committee, Ziro welcomed the shifting of division office of Rural Works Department to its permanent office at Manipolyang which was one of the long pending demands of people of Hong village.

The committee requested all the officers and staff of the division office to be stationed at Manipolyang as the staff quarters are lying vacant since long with a caution not to indulge in encroachment of the donated land to the Government.

It reiterated its demand to the district administration not to allot any government land to any individual or group for purpose other than the government establishment till the master plan of the town planning is finalized. It urged the Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, Ziro to initiate planning to establish residential buildings for the officials of the office of the DRDA, Ziro and the Deputy Director, Urban Development, Ziro to start functioning of UD Guest House at Dillopolyang immediately.


Union pleads for arrest

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The  Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (APWU) Changlang district branch has urged the police  authority to  immediately arrest  the culprits involved in  alleged murder of Chukam Khimun, a B A 3rd year student of the DNG college. The body of Khimun was reportedly recovered from I G Park on Feb 23 last.

Expressing deep shock at the unfortunate incident, the union also appealed to the civil societies and Govt agencies to  fight for justice to the bereaved family and early solution to the murder mystery.


Dharna withdrawn

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union in a letter to Chief Minister said that the proposed Dharna against Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Chairman Jalley Sonam has been withdrawn.

The AAPGDLU said that due to communication gap, there was a misunderstanding between the two organizations. However, all the misunderstanding against APB&OCWWB Chairman Jalley Sonam has been resolved in a cabinet meeting of AAPGDLU, said a release.


Fill up vacant posts of engineer: UAEA

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers Association (UAEA) appealed all the concerned department of the state government to immediately advertise the vacant posts of the engineer before May.

It further said that private hydropower developers in the state failed to maintain the MoA and MoU signed between the Private Developers and the State Government till today. If the company could not maintain the MoA and MoU, they should not be allowed to work in the state, it added. The   Association further  demanded 25 per cent  reservation of  the posts for the unemployed mechanical and electrical engineers of the state in hydro power sector.


6 traders booked

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: The mobile inspection team of Legal Metrology  and Consumer Affairs department  has booked  six traders for violation of weights  and measures law during its surprise check  conducted at Ganga Market area  today.

Out of the 6 offenders, 1 trader was booked for using unverified electronic weighing machine for commercial transactions with a intention to manipulate weight of commodities delivered to consumers and  earn undue profits.  He was also detected for keeping in stock measuring tapes for sale without possessing valid dealership license from the concerned authority. Another trader was found selling cold drinks (Pepsi) at price exceeding  printed price (inclusive of all taxes) besides selling Chinese goods having no mandatory  declarations of the authorized importer of such goods and thereby, committed breach of the packaged commodity rules .

Another trader was booked for selling shoes  in packaged form without  MRP and other declarations as required under the rules and  the rest 3 traders were booked for keeping hardware and  kitchenware items in packaged form without display panel on them for sale, according to official release.


Playing housie, dice banned

ITANAGAR, Mar 9: Papum Pare District Magistrate has banned gambling activities such as playing dice and organizing housie etc. in public places within Papum Pare district to maintain law and order with immediate effect. The prohibitory order has been promulgated by the District Magistrate Under Section 144 CrPC.

“It has been observed that gambling activities such as Dice and Housie are being played/organized within the district by some individuals and  organizations creating law and order situation.”

“Anybody found violating the order would be dealt with seriously and prosecuted as per law,” the order said.


Withdraw directive: Nocte Chiefs

ITANAGAR: The Nocte Chiefs Council called on the NSCN (K) to withdraw their directive to avoid any disruption in continuing the development process and also for marinating peace and tranquility in the district of Tirap and Changlang. Members of the Legislative Assembly are democratically elected leaders who represent the people of their respective constituency for the development of the area and people. Such an act may send wrong signal to the public and damage the image of leaders as well as the people, it said in a statement.


Arunachal expo

ITANAGAR:  Intandem, a local NGO in association with the SIDBI and Development Commissioner (handicraft), Govt of India is organizing  the 3rd Arunachal Expo at A –sector ground, Naharlagun from March 11 and 25.

Various artisans from all over the India are participating the 15 days exhibition, according to a release.


Workshop on bibliographies

ITANAGAR: Department of Public Libraries Government of Arunachal Pradesh is organizing training cum workshop on compilation of bibliographies on North East Indian Language at State Central Library Conference Hall, Itanagar from March 15-17.

Did they really follow the formalities?

Dear Editor,

It was shocking to learn from your daily that the district administration of Papum Pare has completed its formalities for Trans Arunachal Highway.

I would like to draw the attention of authority concerned about the inappropriate handling of compensation pertaining to the project.

Why the compensation package estimate was not prepared as per actual field condition and according the Detailed Project Report Projected of the Ministry of road Transport & Highway.

As per the EE, APPWD, NH Division, Doimukh letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner vides his letter No. NHD/TAH/Compensation/2010-11/58-59, Dated 2nd Feb 2011 the payment has to be done as per actual quantity of work done after proper verification from the District Administration. Why the Executive Engineer, NH Division, Doimukh did not take the pain in projecting the DPR according to the practical ground condition?

Why the stretches of Pappu - Yupia- Hoj- Potin, where there is no standing structures, cultivation and other assets have been depicted in the DPR to misguide and ask for compensation from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway?

As per the Director, Ministries of Road Transport and Highway D.O. No. 12011/34/2008/Ar.P/BRO/SARD/NE(Pt.) dated 19th March 2009 had written to the CS for properties  Identification for uniform application & determination of the compensation. Whether it has been brought to the knowledge of Director MoRTH & DoRTH by the Chief Secretary that whatever the compensation has been paid up-to-date by his officers from the Administrative and Technical departments are correct and free from all the encumbrances. If not why?

Why instead of OBT, SPT, MIBT buildings, RCC buildings with huge plinth area has been depicted in the Detailed Projected Report?

Whether district administrations is sure that they have physically verified every cases of compensation which has to be paid and whether grievances of common, poor & deprived people have been taken into account.

Why has the field survey book data immensely varies from the data for which the Compensation has been paid and does not synchronies with the field data of the respective chainages? Why at various stretches chainages has been overlapped and same stretches has been paid compensation twice over.

Why the Government Assets like Culverts, Retaining wall, electric poles, RCC posts, Pipe line, electrical units has been taken into consideration for compensation whereas the  compensation for the assets concerned has already been given to the respective heads of account of the Department.


Goda Madu



Improve the website

Dear Editor,

The Arunachal Times is one of the favorite newspapers of the state. I would like to thank Arunachal Times team for their tremendous effort in bringing the news and events from grass root level till apex.

I would like to mention one thing that some students like me who are studying outside the state are unable to get the paper on due time so we become unaware of some of the important advertisements and notifications. Last time also my form for APCS exam was rejected because of late submission of form. So it’s my request to you to see to this matter. It will be good , if your paper include one advertisement section in your website. Not only this you can modify your site by adding some more international news and sports section etc.

In today’s internet world where everyone is trying to run ahead of time, we need to improve ourselves otherwise, we will be lagging behind and ignored.


Tanga Makcha,

SASRD, Nagaland

(on email)



Never ending water crisis

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight the problem being faced by the people of P sector, Itanagar. Arunachal Pradesh is known for abundant natural water resource but it’s been more than a one and half month; People of ‘P’ sector are facing scarcity of water.

It’s because of the massive road construction works from Rajbhawan helipad to ‘O’ Point Tinali which has affected many individuals’ properties and totally destructed the water pipe line of ‘P’ Sector.

PHE Department is not doing enough to provide water. Just imagine how a single Truck containing of 10000 litres of water could provide water to whole P sector. The problem of water is really a major one.

The aggrieved peoples of ‘P’ sector appeal to the concerned Department to take a swift action to redress the problem.


Moushmi Bagra

Itanagar (on email)







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