November 10

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Seminar on management

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The Department of Commerce, DPGC Kamki organized a one-day departmental seminar on the topic "Management and its Area".

Sixteen participants attended the seminar and highlighted the importance and major issues relating to the subject.

Attending seminar, Dr Rejir Karlo, Principal of the college emphasized on need to understand management in true sense thereby encouraging students to develop and cultivate managerial skill.

The seminar was chaired by Assistant Professor T.S Gibo while the technical part of the seminar was chaired by Assistant Professor Dr Tage Habung.


‘No undue benefit extended to contractor’

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: “No any extra financial benefit was given to the contractor and the payment was made on actual quantity of work executed,” said Dumporijo PWD division executive engineer today. He was reacting to a news items under the headlines “Undue financial benefit to contractor” regarding construction of Dumporijo to Hali road published in this daily on Oct 19 on the basis of CAG report. The EE clarified that ‘formation cutting of the road was done by deployment of advance machineries like falkland, excavator,  improved bulldozers, which can excavate various types of rocks using less quantity of blasting materials. Thus the quantities paid to contractors were proportionate to the excavated rocks requiring blasting operation and no undue benefit was given to contractors.’ He further said that in the formation cutting works VAT items were not involved.


TLMerit Scholarship awarded to students

KHONSA, Nov 09: Aru-nachal Pradesh Legistalive Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong underscored the importance of education and asked the students to imbibe competitive spirit to be able to compete against the best.

Attending the annual Towang Lowangdong (TL) Merit Scholarship function at Deomali today, Lowangdong who also is one of the Trustees of Namsang-Borduria Fund Trust, asked the parents to play their part responsibly in shaping the career of their children. He said that the Tirap students had to work harder to catch up with the students of other districts who were doing better in their studies. Lowangdong said that the Towang Lowangdong Merit Scholarship was a small step towards encouraging the students to have competitive spirit.

Later, he gave away the awards to the winners. The programe was organized under the aegis of NBF Trust.

It is pertaining to mention here that the NBF Trust awards Rs 10,000, Rs 5000 and Rs 2500 respectively to the Nocte students who come first, second and third in Class-X and XII (both science and arts).

Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr Sachin Shinde, SDO, HoDs and parents and public attended the function.

On the same day the NBF meeting was also held in which all the members attended.  DIPRO


Mein inspects Mebo-Dhola road

PASIGHAT, Nov 9: Minister for Finance, Planning and PWD Chowna Mein accompanied by MLAs Ralom Borang, Dr. T Tapak, CE(E2) Toli Basar and CE (Highway) Bora Ete inspected the Mebo-Dhola road and bridges on it which were badly damaged by the recent flood.

Mein said that additional fund for completion of Kadang and Taro Tamak bridges will be provided and instructed the department to complete them in time. He also instructed them to complete the Tatsing bridge in time with the sanctioned amount. The minister also directed them to prepare estimate for protection wall for the Ngopok bridge immediately.

MLA Borang while stressing the importance of the road, appealed for early restoration of the road communication. DIPRO


Slow Loris rescued, released in Zoo

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: A male Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) locally known as ‘Bedang Royee’ was rescued from Besar Nallo area under Sangdupota circle of Papum Pare district today by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Spokesperson Hina Camdir Tok.

The rescued animal has been handed over to Itanagar Zoo authority for rehabilitation and conservation, according to Itanagar Zoo authority.


ANYA unit appeals

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Capital Complex in a memorandum to the Chief Minister appealed him to take necessary steps for shifting of Ganga mandir to suitable place. The devotees are facing problems due to increasing traffic movement in busy Ganga area, it said. Association unit also appealed the Govt to evict the encroachers of Govt quarters and not to allot Govt land within the Govt quarter area. Association further said that steps should be taken to check pollution within the Barapani Colony area which also created health problems to the students of Govt M E school, Barapani, Naharlagun.


Rat menace in Totpu area

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society, (TPYWS) has appealed to the Sagalee ADC  to depute official team to assess the damages in agricultural field caused by rodent under Totpu Panchayat area.

In a letter to the ADC, the Society said the rodent population and Gandhi Bug have badly damaged the agricultural field forcing the farmers to face the food crisis.  Govt should take immediate steps to compensate the farmers, it said.


Ban on Gutka & Pan Masala

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The Commissioner Food Safety, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh in an order under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, has prohibited manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine in entire Arunachal Pradesh for a period of one year effective immediately

This ban has been imposed in view of raising incidence of Gutka induced diseases, such as Oral Sub-Mucous Fibrosis (OSF), Oral cancer etc.

So far, 15 states have prohibited the sale, manufacture etc. of Gutka containing tobacco and nicotine, according to an official release. DIPR


Banking awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Reserve Bank of India, Guwahati organized a ‘Banking Awareness cum Currency Mela’ at Siddhartha Hall here yesterday.

RBI member Sarif Uf Zaman Lahskar attended the program besides other officials of RBI, SBI, Aruanchal Pradesh Co-operative Apex Bank, Rural Bank & other dignitaries.


AADVA appeals for full-fledged forest division in KK

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: All Arunachal Development Volunteer Association (AADVA) has appealed to the Chief Minister to sanction necessary fund for creation of full-fledged forest division in Kurung Kumey district.

Kurung Kumey district was created in 2001, but its forest division remains as it was after 11 years of creation of the district, the Association said. Claiming that Anjaw district has got full fledged forest division without much difficulties and forest activities under Kanubari  forest division are going on full swing,  the Association appealed to the CM, who is also in-charge of environment and forest, to grant financial concurrence  for the Kurung Kumey forest division for proportionate development. It further appealed the Govt for posting of capable and experienced staff in Kurung Kumey for smooth functioning of the offices.


K V K Tawang conducts  Training on Apple cultivation

TAWANG, Nov 09: A farmer’s training on scientific cultivation practices of apples, specially training and pruning in different stages of the crop, was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK),Tawang at Khrimu village today.

The subject matter specialists in Horticulture and Plant Protection dwelt at length on scientific cultivation, pest and disease management of apples.

Altogether 25 farmers participated in the training including horticulture field assistant.

Later in a discussion session, the resource person cleared doubts of the farmers related to apple cultivation to get maximum yield.


Illegal fishing restricted

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Senki Valley Youth Welfare Association (SVYWA) in its executive meeting on Nov 8 unanimously  adopted resolutions against illegal fishing and collection of stone from the river under the colony area.

It further put restriction on movement of people in colony area after 6 pm. Violators of the resolutions will face action, the Society said.


ICAR team visits disease-infested rice field

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: A group of subject experts and the technical officers from ICAR, Basar visited disease infested rice fields at Daring village under West Siang district recently and imparted on-the-spot training to 20 farmers on disease management and prevention.

The subject matter specialist in Plant Breeding delivered a lecture on ‘Seed Village’, its principle, and ways to produce quality seeds of their own local varieties. She also advised the rural youths to take up Seed Village as a small scale industry which can also become a real source of income in future.  

The Technical Officer (Agromet) inspected the disease infested rice fields and advised the farmers to take up preventive measures on community basis on the rice fields where the crops are not yet ready for harvest. He advised the farmers to harvest the matured crops immediately without any delay.

The team distributed pea, rapeseed and maize under ATMA sponsored scheme to those farmers, who have incurred heavy loss due to rice crop damage as compensatory measure.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Nov 09:  The youth and students under the banner of  Ganga Youth Club today organized a mass social service at Ganga village, Itanagar. The Club members appealed to all, particularly Ganga village bazaar shop owners to keep the Bazaar area neat and clean.


MLA inaugurates school building

KHONSA, Nov 09: MLA Kamthok Lowang inaugurated a school building at Kolam village amidst a huge gathering today. The building was constructed by PWD.

Speaking on the occasion, the MLA asked the parents to take care of their children’s education and urged them to co-operate with the school management in running the school smoothly. He said that without education no society would make any headway adding that the students had to work hard to compete against their counterparts.

The MLA appealed to the villagers to go for cash crops instead of continuing with the destructive and unproductive jhum cultivation and exhorted them to co-operate with the government agencies for all round development of the area.  He appreciated the PWD for timely completion of the school building.

The DMO, EE, PWD, DAO, DHO and Panchayat leaders also spoke on the occasion. The villagers appreciated the MLA’s effort.

The DMO and his team also distributed medicines to the villagers. DIPRO


Arunachal bag 3 medals in AIKF Open C’ship

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Three karate players from Arunachal Pradesh won a medal each in the first AIKF Open Karate Do Championship being held in New Delhi today.

While Anu Komi bagged a gold medal in Girls Cadet event in below 55kg weight category Charu Govin struck the second gold in Junior Boys event in -61kg weight category. Tayer Taru won the silver medal in cadet boys event in below 57kg category, according to information received here today.






117 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Curtain comes down on 3rd NE Youth Festival

Tuki exhorts youths to shoulder responsibility

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: As the Sun set-in beyond the hills of Chimpu, the 3rd North East Festival 2012 ended on a ceremonial note with the lowering of the Festival flag in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his colleagues and hundreds of youths from the North East as well as across the country.

The three-day of youth festival, flagged off by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering along with youth icon M C Mary Kom, Olympic Bronze medalist, witnessed various cultural and co-curricular activities and competitions. About 1500 youths from at least 24 states including far-off states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan participated in the festival hosted by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Tuki, who missed out the opening ceremony on November 7, expressed gratitude to the organizers as well as M C Mary Kom, who humbly accepted the felicitation rendered by the State Government during the opening ceremony. She was awarded the cash award of Rs 10 lakhs by Ninong Ering as promised by the Chief Minister in his Independence Day speech last August.

“Ours is a diverse country and the North Eastern States consists of tribal population with different culture, tradition and languages. During these three days of get-together, I am sure that all the 1500 plus delegates including NSS and Nehru Yuva Kendra Volunteers  must have had the opportunity of understanding the rich culture, tradition,  feelings and sentiments of each other,” he said in his speech.

Heaping praises on M C Mary Kom, Tuki beckoned the youths to step into the shoes of such icons and put all out efforts in bringing laurels for the nation. To uplift the morale of the youths, he said the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to give cash rewards to sportspersons who excel in various fields of sport in international levels.

“My Government has already taken initiatives for development of youth through Skill Development Council and Employment Generation Council for youths,” he reiterated.

The Chief Minister said key issues which concerns the youth are universal in nature like education, health, employment, drug abuse and gender equity.  “We all are aware of these challenges and together we can address these problems,” he said on a positive note.

Tuki urged the youths to start preparing to shoulder the responsibility of developing the country and instill the feeling of oneness and brotherhood and stand united for positive and common cause keeping in-line with the motto of the festival – Youth for Unity. The Chief Minister gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions along with Parliamentary Secretary for PWD T N Thongdok and Salim Ahmed, Director General of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS). The closing ceremony was also attended by UD Minister Rajesh Tacho, Parliamentary Secretary for UD Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Nabam Rebia, Chairman, State Medicinal Plant Board, Bamang Felix, Member, Board of Directors, RBI Sarif Ur Zaman Laskar and Secretary, State Sports and Youth Affairs Indira Mallo Jain besides others.

The top three spot winners – Manipur, Mizoram and Assam - of the folk-dance competition were presented for the benefit of the guests, which were followed by performances by Vinyl Records from Delhi, Avancer from Nagaland, Omak Komut Collectives and others.



EoA office ransacked, associate editor assaulted

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: In yet another press assault incident this evening, the office of Echo of Arunachal newspaper was ransacked and its associate editor Tapan Das was physically assaulted by a group of people. Later Tapan was taken to RKM Hospital for treatment.

The group destroyed four computers and door of the office. Such was audacity of the attacker that one hour later they again telephoned in Echo Office during full police presence and threatened Echo Office management of severe consequence if they lodge an FIR against the attacker. At the time of incident, two police constables were deputed at Echo Office but they went missing during the incident.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist and Arunachal Press Club have termed the incident as a slap on the face of state government and capital police. “The incident shows that law and order has completely broken down in the capital. In the last six months repeated attack on press persons and media houses took place in capital. The police and state government failed to achieve any success in this regard,” the APWUJ and APC stated in a release.

An FIR has been lodged with Itanagar police station. The members of two organizations will hold a meeting tomorrow and decide further course of action.



Drugs and alcohol can ruin lives’

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Terming drug and alcohol as the worst enemies of the youth, Arunachal Pradesh Building & Others Construction Workers Welfare Board chairman Jalley Sonam exhorted them to refrain from drug and alcohol abuse and concentrate in whatever field they are engaged.

In his inaugural address to the three-day Adivasi Kala Sangam (Tribal Cultural Festival) at Nyikum Niya Hall here today, Sonam expressed deep concern at the present negative attitude of the Arunachalee youth, who instead of concentrating in studies or productive works have been wasting their energies in unwanted activities.

“Drug and alcohol would lead you to doom and the sooner you realise this the better it is for you, the society and the state as a whole, which is poised for a speedy growth where the youth could play a pivotal role,” he said with conviction.

Sonam, who represented Indian to attend International Labour Organization conference in Tokyo recently, cited the example of 3 to 18 year-old Japanese learning karate in clubs while discipline was the buzz word in that tiny nation.

He appealed to the parents to keenly watch the talent of their off springs at young age and hone them up for them to specialise in a particular field, he advocated.  “Hard work and discipline with dedication alone would help you to succeed in life,” said Sonam, who was the chief guest, to the applause of the delegates from all over the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Weightlifting Association president Abrham K Techi, speaking as guest of honour, explained how tribals had dominated the sports scenario of India. Of the four Arjuna awardee weightlifters three are tribal belonging to the North East.

Techi also advised the participants to study well for a secured career to face the challenge in life ahead.

The festival is being organized by the National Youth Project-AP in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, headed by the Prime Minister.   

Earlier, NYP-AP president Hari Pado Biswas highlighted the activities of the organization, mainly engaged in channelizing the youth power towards nation building.

The event would serve as a platform for the people of ethnic-rich Arunachal to know each other’s culture and tradition and foster the sense of fellow feeling, Biswas added.

Explaining how a boy from remote Tali circle of Kurung Kumey district belonging to a downtrodden family could win laurels for India, Abrham, in talent exchange programme later, presented state’s youth icon Yukar Sibi. He had won three gold medals in junior men’s 62 kg category in the 2011 Commonwealth (Youth, Junior & Senior) Weightlifting Championship in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2011 and adjudged the best lifter to win the honourarium – ‘Dynamite of  India’.

“Poverty is the greatest enemy of Arunachal. Fear not but struggle. A poor man who labours hard would only survive to achieve success,” said Sibi, who has represented Indian 13 times in international competitions.



Mega health check up camp at Sagalee

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: NN Charitable Society in association with State Health Society of Arunachal is conducting two days Mega health check up cum awareness camp in Khemlee village under Sagalee which began today.

Inaugurating the camp, Bida Gadi, Mission Director, NRHM said that the state government is committed under NRHM to bring health care delivery in  rural areas of the State. While appreciating NN Charitable Society for organizing the camp, he said that NGOs should cooperate and extend support to the government agencies to serve the people of the state. The role of the NGOs should be for charity work and not profit, he added.

Gadi also highlighted the role of ASHA members and emphasized  the  need of proper health care service to the needy people.

Chuku Talar, Addl. Dy. Commissioner, Sagalee, asked the people of the area to avail the facilities provided under such health camp. He also appreciated the role of NN Charitable Society in carrying out social services to the people in rural and far-flung areas of the state.

Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC) APSACS while attending as the resource person highlighted the preventive aspect of HIV/AIDS. It can only be prevented by creating awareness, he added. Explaining the four routes of HIV/AIDS transmission, he also asked people at village not to discriminate people living HIV/AIDS as they have equal right as anyone of us.

Dr. Takar Nyodu, MO in-charge, CHC, Sagalee asked people of the area to cooperate with ASHA members for effective Health Care delivery at the village areas.

Amar Dui Nangbia, Chairman, NN Charitable Society, said that what his society is doing is for the welfare of the people of the area. Dr. Taba Khanna, Eye Specialist, in State Hospital Naharlagun, explained importance of healthy eyesight. He also called on people at the village to do regular eye check up to prevent blindness.

Dr. Nabam Peter, MO, explained the importance of health and hygiene and asked villagers to maintain proper sanitation.



AAPSA Talent Search 2012 begins

Felix urges students to maintain discipline

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: MLA Bamang Felix, MLA with a clarion call to the student community to be disciplined, inaugurated the AAPSA Talent Search 2012 here today.

‘Be disciplined and achieve your goals’, said Felix while addressing the 1000 strong participants and a mammoth gathering of parents, teachers and principals of the private schools under All Arunachal Private Schools’ Association at Royal International School, Papu Nallah.  

AAPSA in the past years has come up with three Talent Search programmes hosted by Royal International School, Don Bosco School and Delhi Public School.  This year too, the Principal, Staff and Students of Royal International School bid for the 4th Talent Search under AAPSA and the same became a reality in their premises.  

The inaugural function had a host of luminaries to enthrall the student community like Michael Vetha Shiromany IAS, Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbadur and Satish Kumar Sawhney, Deputy Programme Adviser and Head NSS Regional Centre, Govt. of India.  Present at the occasion were also a large number of principals and owners of private schools and teaching staff and Dr. V.N. Sharma, Liaison Officer for NSS for Arunachal.  

“Talent Search which is an innovative programme of AAPSA inculcates and encourages young talents.  The programme sponsored and funded by the private schools has great ambitions to come up to a huge State Level event with the assistance of the Department of Education and the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of Arunachal and pool in every educational institution”,  said Henry David, while delivering the welcome address.  Henry also spoke on the theme of Talent Search, “Together to Excel” highlighting the need for private schools to enter into a mood of healthy competition which will bring about greater educational enrichment for the State.   “No private school can survive without making profits.  However, profit motive should not be the all of running educational institutions”, said Henry who is also the President of Sahodaya, Arunachal Chapter under CBSE and the Principal of the host School of Talent Search 2012.  

Speaking as Special Invitee, S. K. Sawhney exhorted the gathering of student community to acquire qualities like Honesty, Belonging, Integrity and Team Spirit.  M.V. Shiromany said, “Yesterday, I was at the NE Youth Festival with grown up youth and today being with you the younger category, makes me feel young and encouraged to be with young people and work for the greater development of the young people of our great Nation.”  

Bamang Felix also made a promise to contribute rupees two lakhs from his MLA LAD to the AAPSA. “Documenting and disseminating good activities like what is being done by AAPSA is important and will be a source of inspiration for others”, said Felix.  

Ivan Vas, Principal, Delhi Public School, Itanagar, who is also the Vice President of AAPSA and Secretary, Sahodaya, Arunachal, spoke on the reasons behind organizing Talent Search by AAPSA.  “We are here, true to our motto, Togther to Excel.  Competition is not to defeat another person or a school, but to excel and enrich our own God-given talents.”  Ivan also made a special mention of the press fraternity and 138 Bn of CRPF who have supported the programme through and through.  

Talent Search which is a three days’ educational, literary, sports and fine arts extravaganza by AAPSA will have curtains down on Sunday next.



GSU provides relief to fire victims; appeals for ex-gratia payment

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Galo Students Union (GSU) expressed deep shock over tragic death of Kadu village GB Mintem Kadu in a fire incident on November 4 last. Five houses were also gutted in the fire accident in Kadu (Loglu) village.

The Galo Students Union appealed for immediate relief for all the victims of the fire accident and also demanded Ex-gratia payment to the family of Mintem Kadu. Further, GSU demanded the District Administration to find out the causes of the fire incident.

The GSU member distributed utensils, rice and other relief materials to the fire victims. Galo Students JNC unit also conducted a social service at fire accident site to help the victims for their quick rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, the GSU criticized the careless driving by the Indian Army deployed in Arunachal Pradesh.

It is a matter of grave concern that the innocent local people often fall victims to such careless driving that too in narrow road, GSU said while citing example of the recent accident at Dumporijo, where two local youths namely, Taniak Nalo and Tanga Nalo were critically injured on November 3 near Pakarijo due to the careless driving by the Indian Army (Rajput Regiment).

Further, Galo Students Union deeply mourned the sudden demise of Jarmem Yomcha, a student of B.A 2nd yr of Donyi Polo Govt, College Kamki and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Meanwhile, GSU expressed resentment over the incident of manhandling of Assistant Residence Commissioner (ARC) in Delhi by our own tribal people.

“It is sad to learn that our own people resorted to such kind of act which portrayed our state in bad light in the national capital,” GSU said in another release and appealed to all fellow brethren to show respect for fellow human beings and not to take law in their hands.



District level chess championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The first ever district level chess championship of Papum Pare began at Naharlagun today.

Young and budding chess players from entire district are participating in the championship in various categories. This is also open to all category where players from all the districts can participate, informed, Papum Pare District Chess Association (PPDCA), the organizer. Around 25 chess players are taking part in the tournament.

The championship was inaugurated by All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association Secretary Tamchi Kache and vice President (Admin) Talam Har Neelam,

In his speech Kache suggested the District Chess Association to shoulder responsibility to promote Chess, where our boys and girls can excel. Describing it as a great achievement by the district chess association, he extended gratitude to PPDCA president Er Gollo Tagar and secretary Tamchi Niania and others for conducting the district level chess championship despite financial constraints and non availability of sponsors. Vice president (admin) Talam Har Neelam, in his brief speech explained the importance and uniqueness of Chess. He informed that NCERT is proposing to bring Chess into the school curriculum in coming days in line with Tamil Nadu. He also informed about job opportunity of a good chess player with good academic career.

The leaders after 2nd round and end of day one: Tapung Poga Mara (2 pt), Raluk Dui (2 pt), Tapi Sha (2 pt), Tamchi Taya (1.5 pt), Mizum Lollen (1.5 pt), Hage Lasa Nado (1pt.) Take Robin (1pt), Gyamar Pacha  (1pt), Techi Taso (1 Pt), N.G. Tamin (1pt). The Championship will conclude on November 11.



KVKs technology week gets underway

SEPPA, Nov 9: Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) technology week cum exhibition from all lines departments began yesterday at Pampoli, East Kameng District, Seppa. It was inaugurated by MLA cum Chairman Sport Authority of Arunachal Tapuk Taku.

The technology week aims to show the worth of technology through live demonstrations and accelerate technology transfer to the farming community of the district. Seminars shall also be organized during the week on thematic areas of local importance including Agro based industries, said Dr. S. Borthakur, Programme co-ordinator.

In his inaugural address, Tapuk Taku has appealed the farmers, especially the farmers of Pampoli area to make proper use of land which has the potentials of Agriculture and Horticulture. He also advised the farmers to use the knowledge gained from the training at ground level. He informed that the state Govt. led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is giving top priority to Agriculture and Horticulture sector as a means of livelihood and sustainable economy.

Responding to the point raised by G. Rimo, Ex-ASM about Foot and Mouth Disease (Mithun) at Pampoli and other areas of the district, he informed that he had already taken up the matter with Govt and directed the District Veterinary officers to work out modalities for preventive measures. Further, he also informed of the reservation of jobs for sportsperson.

Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam urged the PRI members, GBs and villagers to give proper education to their children and also to inculcate a sense of work culture among the youth. Taking technology week as very important for the farmers, he appealed the farmers that whatever is taught during the period should be applied in their daily life while quoting the success story of Tripura in the field of pisciculture and rubber plantations. He suggested the KVKs co-ordinator to organize the events in a lager way inviting the progressive farmers from other parts of the district also. He also instructed the GBs to wear Red Court in every important occasion as a village judicial authority.

Gandhi Rimo, Ex-ASM sought relief and compensation for the owners of Mithun died of foot and mouth disease during this year. He also seeks necessary assistance from the concern department to erect fencing around fish pond saying that an animal locally called ‘Siram’ eat away the fish.

The others highlights of the technology week were live samples, display of model, exhibition stalls of SHGs, private companies etc.  DIPRO



Illegal claim of land ownership in Gutin RF alleged


RUKSIN, Nov 09: Allegation of illegal claims of ‘Private Land Ownership (Morang)’ in Reserve Forest (RF) area under Ruksin forest range (T) has created an unpleasant atmosphere at Ruksin area attracting the attention of the civil administration here.

It is alleged that a section of local villagers led by their Head Gaon Burah (HGB) are claiming private land ownership in Gutin RF and even selling some parts of forest land to other individuals. They say the forest Department; despite of knowing the facts is keeping mum over the issue.

The Gaon Burahs from Debing and other nearby villages lodged a complaint with East Siang Deputy Commissioner and Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Pasighat, alleging that Debing HGB Yon Yomso and his accomplices are claiming private land ownership on forest land in Gutin RF and also instigating others to do so. Alleging that the HGB is violating all standing rules of the forest department, the complainant letter urged the administration to take legal step against the HGB for his alleged misdeed/miscoucts.

The common people of the area are insisting the authority to keep the hillsides and down plain areas for public usage.

The local villagers of the area assembled in a public meeting on October -19 last to discuss the issue of land ownership on the notified forest land. The meeting chaired by Tagen Tali unanimously resolved to raise objection on ownership claim and to move the authority against the unhealthy practice. It was come to light in the meeting that the forest department had repeatedly issued circular/prohibition order to HGB, which was kept concealed instead of making it public.

Inquiry has revealed that the Pasighat DFO had served a notice to the HGB, Panchayat members and secretary of Debing village on June 18 this year, urging them not to claim of ownership in Gutin RF. It was clearly mentioned in the notice that except an area of 50 hectare of land left for Mane village community, the claimed area falls in Gutin RF.

“No provision is kept in the notification of RF declaration for claiming ownership inside the forest area. Claim of land ownership or any other right in the RF will not be entertained and any act done in the said area without prior permission from the competent authority shall attract provision of Forest Law for the time being in force and action will be taken against him for violation of Forest Protection Acts”, the DFO warned in the notice.

Meanwhile, Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Ruksin on October 22 reported the development to the DFO and local police requesting them to immediately verify the matter regarding ownership claim in Gutin RF. But, no effective step has been initiated from the end forest department so far to protect the forest land.

Inquiry further reveals that the HGB and secretary of Debing village are misleading the forest authority regarding allegation of illegal occupation of forest land. They submitted report in compliance of the forest department letter No. PFD/8-3/2862/ 69 dated 18/06/2012 wherein he stated in the report that there was no individual to claim and sell forest land in the area.

But, interestingly, in a complaint petition recently submitted to the Ruksin SDO, the HGB Yon Yomso declared himself as Land Owner claimant in Debing portion of Gutin RF.



Capacity building training prog for KGBV teachers

SEPPA Nov 09: The five days training program for building capacity of teaching and other staff of KGBV Pakke-Kessang Nangnyo under Pakke Kessang block of East Kameng district ended at Nangnyo yesterday.

Content based training on teaching of Mathematics, EVS, English and Hindi language were covered in the training besides innovative teaching techniques like child centred approaching; activity based teaching and group studies.

Special classes on development of TLM and its effective use in classroom transaction was also emphasized by the resource persons. Workshop on TLM development was also organized in the evening for two days.

The participants were equipped with the topics related to CCE and setting up balance question paper. Maintenance of cash record was also covered. Training modules on CCE quality Education, Innovative techniques developed by pedagogy cell were also provided to the participants along with formats for cash record etc.

S.D. Pandey lecturer DIET, R. Pathak Pedagogy coordinator and G.S. Mishra CRCC/DRG Seppa District mission, Seppa attended the training as resource persons.

The training program was organized by Sei-Donyi Charitable Trust, Seppa, Gumte Taku, chairman of the same provided all possible help to organised the training in effective manner as per guidelines of SSA.



Saaya visits remote Takampossa and Yoizath

ZIRO, Nov 09: Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture) Likha Saaya paid his maiden visit to Takampossa and Yoizath Panchayats under Yazali circle yesterday.

Addressing the gathering of PRI members, HoDs of Lower Subansiri district and the public, he advised the public to cooperate with the elected representatives for all round development. “It is the time now to forget our political differences and join hands together to make our state a forerunner in developmental activities”, he said.

Saaya appealed to all the villagers to avail maximum benefit from existing agriculture, horticulture and fishery programs and stressed on adopting tourism avenues for livelihood by not just depending on govt. white color job and contract works. He assured full cooperation in agriculture allied schemes and invited innovative and dedicated minds to help the villagers. He also advised the younger generation to focus on education and become valuable assets for the village and the society as a whole.

While responding to the three points memorandum submitted by the village representatives, he assured to take up RLR from Yazali to Jop Silango via Takampossa and Yoizath and informed the public that Rs 80 lakhs has been earmarked for the same. Water supply at Pekirpossa and Yoizath, Rs 5 lakhs each for AFA quarters, 5 lakhs each for MIP have also been sanctioned, he announced. He also donated 1.5 lakhs for a public toilet at Yoizath and games and sports equipments for the school. DIPRO.


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Global challenge of waste management

With approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of municipal waste generated each year, and volumes expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025 according to World Bank figures, urgent action is needed to head off the threat to the environment and human health posed by this global waste crisis.

This growing problem was foremost in the minds of delegates who gathered at the biennium conference of the UNEP-hosted Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM), held on November 5 and 6 in Osaka, Japan, The conference brought together waste experts from around the world to find answers to the global challenge of waste management and reap the economic and environmental benefits through better coordination.

The threat posed by poor waste management is particularly prominent in low-income countries where waste-collection rates are often below 50 per cent. Piles of garbage along river banks; thick smoke from open burning of mixed, and partly toxic, waste; pungent odours; flies and rodents are an all too familiar scene. Ever-faster population growth, urbanization and economic development are producing increasing quantities of waste that are overburdening existing waste-management systems.

There is no end in sight to this trend: by 2030, the global middle-class will have grown from 2 billion to 4.9 billion, each of these new affluent consumers longing for greater quantities of more sophisticated and resource-intensive goods. Public waste systems in cities cannot keep pace with urban expansion; rapid industrialization is happening in countries that have not yet developed the appropriate systems to deal with hazardous and special wastes; and the growing trade in waste poses significant challenges.

Waste management is one of the most complex and cost-intensive public services, absorbing large chunks of municipal budgets even when organized and operated properly. Basic human needs such as clean water, clean air and safe food are jeopardized by improper waste management practices, with severe consequences for public health.




Dear Editor,

We welcome student community of entire Arunachal Pradesh at Ziro on the occasion of 22nd General Conference cum Election of AAPSU which will begin from on 19th Nov.

This is second General Conference cum election being held at Ziro after 1978. Hope the delegates will maintain peace and tranquility during conference.

We request the district administration to provide adequate security and night patrolling with immediate effect till the completion of conference.


Bullo Tasser

President,  AYA





Ensure uninterrupted power supply

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I on behalf of the Hapoli Bazar Committee Ziro would like to appeal the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to provide 24 hours uninterrupted power supply in and around Ziro valley during AAPSU election.

Irregular supply of power may create difficulties for AAPSU delegates who are attending the election. Besides, security measures taken up by the police will also be hampered if regular power supply is not ensured.

We also like to request the DC to ban dice during the Diwali festival scheduled on Nov 13  from the security point of view.


Gyati Tamang


Hapoli Bazar Committee, Ziro

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