ANYA defers bandh
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has deferred its proposed 24
hours Capital bandh today, saying that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has verbally assured
to address their demands. This was informed by ANYA President Biri Kakum in a hurriedly
convened press conference here this evening.
“Yesterday evening, ANYA members had meeting with Chief Minister at his official
residence, wherein CM verbally gave assurance to address our demands” informed Kakum
to media persons.
Further Kakum added that in current political situation the ANYA does not want to
push on its demands saying as it would be difficult to get cabinet approval on their
demands. He also informed that Arunachal Pradesh Artists Forum had written a letter
to ANYA appealing them to reconsider the decision of bandh call. “We want first stable
political situation after that we will raise our issues again” ANYA added.
Checking drive against gambling
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Continuing its drive against the menace of gambling, the Capital
Administration has intensified checking at various locations in the Capital complex.
At least five cases have been registered against the gamblers at Naharlagun Police
Station by Executive Magistrates Tame Yajum and Neelam Teji. The executive magistrates
are carrying out the checking drive from 5pm till morning.
An official release stated that the Capital Administration will keep on continuing
its drive against such law breakers and illegal gamblers. Till now, many gambling
spots have been raided and a large number of dice materials including dice play boxes,
dice mats, dice cubes etc have been seized. A large number of liquor bottles along
with some cash have also been seized. DIPRO
Traffic movement prohibited
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Informing that the road cutting at land slide point between Hollongi
and Gohpur, Itanagar will be resumed which requires complete blockage of vehicular
traffic, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Itanagar Capital Complex
Mige Kamki vide an executive order has prohibited vehicular traffic between Hollongi
and Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar w.e.f Nov 20 to Dec 20. DIPRO
GHSS gets auditorium
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The auditorium of Govt Higher Secondary School Itanagar was inaugurated
today by Parliamentary Secretary UD, Housing and Land Management, Techi Kaso in a
function attended by Chief Councillor, IMC, Kipa Kaku, DC, Mige Kamki, Councillor
Ward 12, Yumlam Minu, Director of School Education, Principal, teachers and students.
Advising the teachers to produce quality students, Kaso assured to look into the
memorandum submitted by the school community. Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku assured
to prioritize for the avenue plantation in and around the school campus.
A colorful cultural programme was presented by the students.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: A large number of volunteers of Galo Students’ Union, Government
Higher Secondary School Ganga unit, cleaned-up the Mopin-Solung Ground during a day-long
mass social service conducted here today.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The Ward No. 7 Youth Association conducted a mass social service
for three days beginning from November 7 in its ward.
Along with the executive members of the association, the headmaster of Senki Park
Middle School and his students, more than 60, also participated in the drive.
During the drive, the potholes on the roads were filled, damaged drainage system
was repaired and the roadside overgrown shrubs were pruned.
The youths also constructed a new volleyball ground at Senki Valley and donated local
made bamboo dustbins in Senki Park middle school as well as the newly constructed
KDDC for early creation of Kamle district
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The Kamle District Demand Committee (KDDC) had submitted a memorandum
to the chief minister for the early creation of Kamle district.
The committee claimed that the CM has accepted the demand in principal and gave his
due consideration for its early approval.
State level workshop
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The State Level Sensitization Workshop on Participatory Panning
at Gram Panchayat level, or 'My Village My Development Plan will be held at Banquet
Hall here on Nov 13.
Committee demands shifting of school
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The All Phassang Circle Puroik (Solung) Development Committee has
demanded urgent shifting of Govt Middle School to Tayer village from Lower Pinchi
claiming that the DDSE had shifted the school to Pinchi which already has a school.
The committee has written a complaint letter to the chief secretary.
How can a village have two middle schools when no. of students in the previous school
cannot even exceed 20? it questioned saying that the school which was shifted by
the DDSE is meant for Puroik community.
Ering tours Siang district
PASIGHAT, Nov 12: Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering recently visited Pangin, Sitang, Dite-Dime
under Siang district.
At Pangin, the newly constructed Community Hall, funded under MPLAD fund was inaugurated
by the Head Gaon Bura Tameng Messar. Ering had sanctioned Rs.35 lakhs for the hall.
This time, the MP sanctioned four lakhs for toilets of the village ganging.
At Sitang, the MP approved Rs.4 lakhs for construction of link road from Libing to
Earlier, with a mission to promote sports and games in Dite-Dime Upper Primary School,
Rs.3 lakhs was sanctioned by the MP and the developed playground of the school was
inaugurated by the Head Gaon Bura of Dite-Dime village, Tapi Tamat. Ering sanctioned
additional Rs.3 lakhs for renovation of the school building.
During public meeting in all villages, Ninong Ering appealed the people to cooperate
with the administration and the government in all fronts. PRIs have to play prominent
role in making people aware of different schemes and programs initiated by the government
from time to time, the MP added. People should take full benefit of the Chief Minister's
Universal Health Insurance Scheme, the MP said and urged the local officers and leaders
to ensure every household is covered.
Calling upon the youth to derive maximum benefit from employment schemes, Ering urged
the youth to inculcate spirit of entrepreneurship and look beyond government sector
for jobs, adding that the government has launched various schemes to enable youths
to start new ventures. DIPRO
Governor congratulates Rijiju
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa has congratulated
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State (Home) for being awarded the prestigious United
Nations Disaster Champion Award for exemplary initiatives and determination in addressing
natural calamities and other disasters falling under Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Governor in his congratulation letter said that Rijiju truly deserve the Award
as many initiatives under his leadership, will bring positive changes in effectively
managing challenges from different types of disaster, which would leave a lasting
impact on timely, efficiently and effectively management of disasters.
It is a great honour bestowed on you and at the same time, to the people of North
Eastern Region as a whole and Arunachal Pradesh in particular. It is for the first
time an individual, particularly young Minister of the Union Government and also
a youth icon of the Region is receiving the Award. You have made us proud, the people
of the State and the Region look forward to your dynamic leadership, initiatives
and continued guidance for development of Arunachal Pradesh and the North East, the
Governor added. (PRO to Governor)
Volunteers built parking place, road during cleanliness drive
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: A large number of volunteers comprising of PRI members, Mother`s
Vision Group, government officers and members of Officer’s Club Yomcha conducted
a two-day long cleanliness drive under the supervision of Yomcha ADC Kego Jilen at
Yomcha town which ended on Wednesday.
During the drive, the volunteers built a parking place at Jarbom Gamlin Indoor Stadium,
constructed approach road to Lower colony and removed bamboo groves in the town.
The DC further ordered all to construct septic tanks within 15 days else their bathroom/toilets
will be removed.
Rebia dedicates street lights project to Doimukh people
DOIMUKH, Nov 12: State Legislative Assembly Speaker and local MLA Nabam Rebia dedicated
the Street Illumination of Doimukh township at Doimukh yesterday on the auspicious
occasion of Deepawali. He congratulated the denizens of Doimukh on the occasion of
Deepawali and lauded the Power Department for completing the project in a very smooth
While stressing on the need of awareness to protect public property, Rebia said
street lights are also public property, it needs to be properly safeguarded.
The 100 lakhs SPA project which has been executed by Power Department, Papum Pare
district covers stretch from Rono Village to CHC, Doimukh upto Dikrong River bridge.
Among others, Papum Pare DC Tai Kaye, circle officers, Doimukh SDO, Govt officers
from various departments, ZPM and public leaders were present on the occasion. DIPRO
State level national Children’s Science Congress
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology is organizing
the State Level National Children’s Science Congress -2015 at Arunachal Pradesh Science
Centre, Indira Gandhi Park here on Nov 19 and 20.
Child scientists, whose projects are going to be selected at the State level NCSC
2015 will get the opportunity to represent Arunachal Pradesh in the 23rd National
Children’s Science Congress 2015 going to be held at Chandigarh University, Mohali,
Punjab from December 27 to 31 next.
Society seeks justice
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Claiming that constable Kiran Yomdo was killed by an over speeding
car at Akajan in Assam while on her way to duty place Changlang yesterday, the Yomdo
Welfare Society has demanded for the immediate arrest of the culprit/s involved.
In its appeal to the director general of police, the society has asked him to request
his counterpart to expedite the case and book the culprit/s immediately.
PRI leaders of Karsingsa reiterate demand
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The PRI leaders of 75th Karsingsa Panchayat-II and 76th Banderdewa
Panchayat have reiterated their demand for reconsideration of constructing Greenfield
airport at Karsingsa/Banderdewa site.
In its memorandum submitted to Governor, it reminded that all the required formalities
for construction of the Greenfield airport at Karsingsa was finalized in 2010.
Education tour for school children
YINGKIONG, Nov 12: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Zila Mission, Upper Siang District
flagged off an exposure trip of Upper Primary school children to North East states,
especially Assam and Meghalaya. The 30-member team of girl students which were selected
from different Residential schools of Upper Siang district will be guided by Oyam
Perme, Gender Co-ordinator, SSA, Upper Siang District and Okot Komboh, A/T, GGRS,
Yingkiong. During the tour, the students will visit the educationally advanced institutions.
Cleanliness drive at Roing
ROING, Nov 12: Carrying on their social work towards promoting cleanliness, the Greener
Earth NGO of Roing, conducted yet another cleanliness drive in the District Hospital
Led by the chief promoter of the NGO Vijay Pertin and other executive members of
the NGO, the Superintendent of the District Hospital also participated in the cleanliness
drive along with his staff.
VKV Amliang wins Ma. Eknathji Memorial Cup Football & Volleyball tourney
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: VKV Amliang of Anjaw district emerged as winners in both football
and volley ball finals of a two-day long cluster level Ma. Eknathji Memorial Cup
Football & Volleyball Tournament, which concluded at VKV Roing on Tuesday.
In all, five teams from the VKVs of Niausa, Jairampur, Kharsang, Amliang and Roing
of Lohit and Tirap took part in the tournament which was inaugurated by Lower Dibang
Valley DSP Habung Hailyang.
The closing ceremony was attended by Col. Vinayak Thambekar of Vivekananda Kendra
and Lohit and Tirap cluster in-charge PK Pandey.
State badminton team leaves for Andhra
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: A 13-member badminton team from Arunachal Pradesh, including three
officials, left here for Andhra Pradesh to participate in the 29th Sub-Junior (U-13
& U-15) National Badminton Championship beginning at Vishakhapatnam from November
16 to 19.
The team: (Boys): Kenith Tamin, Kirto Nyorak, Sonam Tamang, Biki Lakai, Nikhil Chetry
and Laa Tukum. (Girls) Yumlam Mopi, Kapu Rumi, Nisha Upadhyaya and Laa Sonia.
RK Singh is the coach Tomar Angu and Laa Ribe are the managers of the state team.
Tang Memorial Football: Capital Complex face APP in final
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Capital Complex will lock horns with Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP)
in the final of the 14th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament at Jubilee
ground, Tezu tomorrow.
Capital Complex entered into the final beating West Siang 3-2 in a hard fought match
Bengia Tagi scored two goals (58 & 89 Mins.) and Gyamar Sangkro one goal for the
winning team. Karmar Rike (25 Mins) and Karli Ngomdir (45 Mins) scored one goal each
for West Siang.
APP beat Namsai 3-0 in the second semifinal.
Liki Lirin scored the first goal in 13th minute while Gubenso Drai scored two goals
in 21st and 75th minutes.
In quarterfinals yesterday, West Siang beat defending champion Papum Pare 2-1, Capital
Complex beat Kra Daadi 2-0, Namsai outclassed East Kameng 3-0 and APP beat Kurung
Indian Weightlifting Federation Joint Secretary and State Information Commissioner
Abraham K Techi will attend the final match tomorrow.
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun has expressed condolences
on the demise of Eter Padu on Nov 11. Late Padu was working under NVBDCP branch of
the DHS. In a condolence meeting held at the conference hall of the Directorate,
the officers and staffs observed two minutes silence for the eternal peace of departed
AAPSU comes heavily on dissident MLAs
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today criticized
the 21 rebel Congress MLAs from the state who are camping in New Delhi for the last
two months hatching conspiracy to change the leadership.
“The MLAs instead of working for the welfare of the people in their constituencies
are busy in vested interests overlooking the plight of the people,” AAPSU President
Kamta Lapung said in a statement.
“The people of the state are suffering not because of their own fault but for the
vested interests of the power-hungry politicians who failed to honour the mandate
of the people but only think for their own interest. This will not be tolerated by
the people of the state,” Lapung emphatically said.
He alleged, the dissident MLAs are camping at luxurious hotels in the national capital
spending public money.
“We have nothing to say whosoever becomes the chief minister or deputy chief minister.
We are only concerned for the state’s development. The money they are spending at
Delhi could have been utilized for developmental activities,” he said.
“We don’t think that even after changing the leadership, miracles will happen in
the state. All the MLAs are like ‘old wine in new bottle’ so people cannot expect
any difference in development even if the leadership is changed,” he added.
Referring to the Chakma-Hajong refugee imbroglio, Lapung lamented that when the state’s
future is in stake, the MLAs of the refugee-concentrated areas instead of fighting
for the cause are busy in mud-slinging with the present CLP leader.
“They should remain with the people in this hour of crisis but ironically they left
the people of their constituencies to fight for the cause instead of supporting them,”
the AAPSU chief said referring to the September 17 Supreme Court order for granting
permanent citizenship to the Chakma-Hajong refugees in the state.
AAPSU president categorically stated that, if they (the rebel MLAs) really want for
a change in the leadership, they should do it in the state capital instead of camping
at New Delhi so that public could also have knowledge on it.
Fire devours 3 houses
ROING, Nov 12: Three houses were completely burnt down at Jia-I (Latbong) Village
some 13 km from Roing in broad day light today. The fire that broke out at around
11:00 am in one of the house, when all the members of the house were already gone
for the day’s work, took no time to turn the whole house into ashes. Despite all
the efforts of the villagers to stop the fire from spreading further to the neighbouring
houses, the thatch roofs of the adjacent houses were not spared.
However, as the fire grew and seeing the burning flame and smoke emitting from the
houses, villagers gathered and managed to stop the fire.
All the belongings of the three houses namely of Memer Lego, Rina Yirang and Sankek
Degu were completely burnt in the fire accident. However, the losses are yet to be
It was informed that though the Fire Service Station at Roing was informed in time,
it took almost half an hour for the fire brigade to reach the fire accident spot
and by the time it arrived the three houses were already burnt down completely.
On the occasion, PRI leaders of the area headed by Anchal Chairperson of the 3-Meka
Anchal Samiti Block, Tibul Tayeng, reiterated its earlier demand of the public to
place a Fire Station under Parbuk Circle of Lower Dibang Valley District citing that
the fire accidents frequently occur in the villages under Parbuk Circle as the villages
in the circle are densely populated and most of the village people still live in
thatch houses. She further said that it almost takes half an hour for fire brigade
to reach the villages under Parbuk Circle from Fire Station at Roing and by such
time, the fire almost completes its job. DIPRO
Govt. should not be allowed to take major policy decision, BJP MLAs to Governor
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga, Deputy Leader of Opposition
Japu Deru and nine other BJP MLAs, in a memorandum, have appealed the Governor of
Arunachal Pradesh to prevent the Nabam Tuki-led State Government from taking any
major financial decisions claiming that the government has been reduced to a minority.
Claiming that 21 Congress MLAs out of the total 47 are opposing the leadership of
Chief Minister Tuki for his alleged financial mis-management and corrupt practices,
the BJP said “In a 60-member assembly, any legislature party must enjoy the confidence
or support of minimum 31 members to form a government. But, the government headed
by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki commands the support and confidence of only 25 legislators
thus reducing it to a minority government.” As such, the memorandum said, the government
has forfeited the right or authority to take any major policy decisions, like formulation
and approval of new schemes and releasing of funds, making priority list and passing
of any bills,” the BJP legislators said.
They also alleged that the Chief Minister is deliberately and indiscriminately releasing
funds and issuing LOC under the Non-plan Head to ‘misuse’ the money which should
immediately be checked and stopped. If not checked and controlled now it will have
far reaching ramification on state exchequer which is already burdened by overdrafts,
loans, debts and previous liabilities, they added.
The other signatories of the memorandum included, Party chief whip Tage Taki, and
Tumke Bagra, Tamar Murtem, Dr Mohesh Chai, Laisham Simai, Kaling Moyong, Olom Panyang,
Tesam Pongte and Kento Rina.
Tuki in NSDM governing council
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been included as a member of the
apex Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM). The only
two other Chief Ministers to be in the Governing Council are of Maharashtra and Jammu
& Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the Chairman of the Governing Council.
A communiqué received by the CMO on Wednesday from Union Ministry of Skill Development
and Entrepreneurship informed that the key institutional mechanisms under the National
Skill Development Mission will consist of three tiers – an apex Governing Council,
of which Tuki has been made a Member, a Steering Committee and a Mission Directorate
(along with an Executive Committee).
Incidentally, Tuki has promised to create one lakh job opportunities for youths of
Arunachal Pradesh within this five year plan. Tuki’s role as a Member in the Governing
Council will be to provide overall guidance and policy direction to the Mission.
The policy decisions, including decisions regarding resources, taken by the Governing
Council will be binding across all sectors and Ministries. The Council will review
overall progress and development of the Mission activities on a half-yearly basis
besides oversee convergence of all skill development initiatives and schemes across
all central ministries and departments with Mission objectives. It will also provide
strategic directions to the Center and States to achieve its skilling target fixed
under the Mission.
Besides the three Chief Ministers other members of the Governing Council include
several Union Ministers like that of Finance, HRD, Agriculture, etc, Deputy Chairman
of NITI Aayog, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary and prominent
entrepreneurs like Chairman of Tata Group Cyrus P Mistry, Founder CEO of Flipkart
Sachin Bansal and Founder Chairman of Team Lease Services Manish Sabharwal. (CM’s
Raj Bhavan expresses displeasure
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The Raj Bhavan today expressed displeasure over the reports criticizing
the governor for his alleged statement on tourist inflow in Arunachal Pradesh.
Reacting to the statement of tourism department published in local media on Nov 6
last, the Raj Bhavan in a statement said “The Parliamentary Secretary and other Officers
in the Tourism Department have failed to publish the figures of tourist inflow and
revenue earned during the financial year 2014-2015 and also they did not mention
the figure of the current financial year 2015-2016 till the month of October, 2015.”
Why they have failed to quote these figures, need to be informed to the Media, so
that the people of Arunachal Pradesh would know the actual performance earned, during
the periods, the statement added.
“The Governor has expressed surprise at the statements made by the Parliamentary
Secretary and officers of the department publicly criticizing the Head of the State,”
the Raj Bhavan said adding “They never cared to apprise the Governor about the activities
of the Department during the last five months nor did they verify from Raj Bhavan
as to the real statement made by the Governor at the Press Conference held on Nov
3. While the Governor mentioned about the poor performance of the Department of
Tourism in 2014-15, the Department has claimed the increase of tourist inflow during
the years 2011-2012 to 2013-2014 and on increase in revenue, also for winning a number
of National and International Awards. The Governor appreciates the Tourism Department
for their reported performance till 2013-14. However, the Governor is not convinced
that the Tourist inflow into the State did not fall during the financial year 2014-2015.”
Raj Bhavan further clarified that, in the Press Conference, the Governor had mentioned
about the fall of tourism flow in Arunachal Pradesh based on a report (“Overall NE
tourism up 40%; Arunachal tourism down -52%”) published in a local daily on October
12 last. Referring to the report, the Raj Bhavan said if the report quoting the data
of Union Tourism Ministry is not correct, it would be relevant to know whether the
Tourism Department had issued a contradiction thereon, and if so, copy of the same
should be sent to the Raj Bhavan.
“The Governor at his Press Conference had specifically observed that due to absolutely
poor road connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh and deplorable internal roads in the
state, including the twin Capital of Itanagar and Naharlagun and the surrounding
areas of tourist attractions, must have largely contributed to the drastic fall in
the tourist inflow into the State in just one year’s time,” the statement added.
The Raj Bhavan has tried to impress upon all concerned for taking priority steps
to improve the road conditions when the working season is going to be over within
the next couple of month’s time.
Unexploded Indo-China war era Bomb discovered
From a correspondent
MECHUKHA, Nov 12: A live unexploded 1962 Indo-China war bomb was discovered at Mechukha
Weighing around 3.5 kilogram and having circumference of 7.96 cm, the 81mm Mortar
bomb (believed to be Chinese made) was dug out during the excavation at the ongoing
construction site of Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).
Notably, Mechukha valley in West Siang district was one of the strategic locations
wherein the fierce Indo-China war took place in 1962.
While informing about the discovery, Colonel R Parthasarathy, Project Manager, ALG,
Mechukha, said that more such discoveries are expected in the construction site.
Meanwhile, Colonel Parthasarathy along with AGM NCC Private Limited, Venketeshwar
Lu and PRO ALG Mechukha, Gebu Onge handed over the live bomb to artillery unit of
the Indian Army for its diffusion.
Waii for early construction of Greenfield airport
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The 8th Bameng MLA Kumar Waii has expressed grave concern over
the recent unfortunate developments related to the proposed Greenfield Airport at
In a statement Waii said that much delayed Green Field Airport must be constructed
at the earliest with all the facilities that are required to accommodate operation
of Airbus. Greenfield Airport within Capital Complex is not only an essential requirement
but also a basic necessity for the people of Arunachal Pradesh, he said.
The Bameng MLA further added that airways is most reliable and fastest mode of
transportation and is the key to success for any activities be it for official duties,
personal works especially like serious medical emergencies or unfortunate natural
calamities. Taking exceptions to the unwanted accusation and counter accusation by
various parties/agencies, he refuted the allegation claiming that he does not possess
any plot within proposed airport site. Waii’s name was reportedly figured in the
list of Greenfield airport project land affected people.
ABK general conference commence
MECHUKA, Nov 12: The 23rd general conference of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK), the apex body
of the Adi community started with a positive note here in Mechuka. The four-day conference,
which is being held from Nov 11th to 14th, aims to discuss and deliberate on core
issues pertaining to the community and come to conclusive resolutions.
Addressing the gathering, President ABK, Kangir Jamoh, fervently appealed the people
to donate for the Gumin Soyin hall in Pasighat whose construction is being taken
up by the body.
He highly appreciated the multicultural milieu of Mechuka and hoped the same was
maintained for generations to come. Hinting at the growing intolerance and communalism
in Arunachal, Jamoh said, “Issues should be solved within individuals and families.
I ardently appeal people not to turn personal problems into community fights".
Citing the example of Adi Bane Kebang Women’s Wing’s (ABKWW) active drive against
drugs and IMFL, he expressed happiness with the fact that Adis are still at the forefront
in initiating pioneering social activities and movements. He opined that the social
minded approach of the community should be encouraged for the greater good of the
society. He appealed the people to refrain from wild life hunting and requested the
ADC Mechuka to put a complete ban on it. He also exhorted everyone to focus on growing
horticultural products like oranges, kiwis and apples for economic purposes.
Further, with a mission to preserve Adi folklores and songs, a CD titled “Luman Miri”
was released by Getom Borang, Vice President ABK administration. He explained that
“while there are priests who can chant and sing during festivals, we are bereft of
experts to sing during joyous occasions”. He hoped that with the help of the CD more
people could take to learning traditional songs for everyday occasions like house
warming parties, family gatherings etc.
A book titled “Traditional Dress and Costumes of the Adi” by Yamek Taggu was released
in the conference. The souvenir book of ABKYW “Yaaro Moobang Vol II” was also released
on the occasion.
A technical session was conducted in the second part of the day to address major
issues affecting the Adi belt. Chairman Hydro Power and Surface Communication Committee
(HPSCC), Tayi Taggu, elaborated on the hydropower potentialities of the state, especially
Siang River, and explained why dams were the need of the hour. “Mega dams in Arunachal
might not be fully viable, but we can certainly opt for smaller dams. We have already
submitted a memorandum to the government in this regard”, he shared. Explaining that
Siang is an international river, and since China has already started building dams
on it, we must not relegate ourselves to the weaker side.
Later, an awareness report on Smart City Pasighat programme was presented by Denong
Tamuk, Chief Councillor Pasighat. He requested the public to actively participate
in smart city discussions and showed satisfaction with the response and was hopeful
that Pasighat would soon be in top 20. However, he asked everyone to contribute regularly,
lest the opportunity went out of hands.
Stressing on the need for greater development and administration in remote areas,
AdiSU president, Mida Pertin, demanded for creation of two new districts in the Adi
belt, namely Sissar and Shi Yomi representing the Dambuk and Mechuka subdivision
respectively. He said that creation of these districts will speed up developmental
activities and was therefore a genuine demand.
A report on the importance of District Entrepreneurship Act and its proper implementation
was given by Getom Borang. A brief report on the achievements of ABK was presented
by Bodong Yirang, Secretary General, ABK. Meanwhile, Yasen Bunyi and Aling Pinggam
presented the report on various achievements made by ABKWW and ABKYW respectively.
Numbers of cultural programmes were presented showcasing the rich heritage of the
Consultative workshop on agriculture and socio-economic issues held
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Researchers from the Central Agricultural University (CAU), College
of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, which has taken up an Indian Council of Social
Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi sponsored two-year research project to study
about the agrarian crisis and socio-economic issues among rural tribal youth in North
East hill region of India, conducted a consultative workshop on agriculture and socio-economic
issues among the rural youth at Yagrung village recently.
During the workshop, a research team led by Project Director Dr. R Saravanan informed
the villagers that the two-year research project will explore the status of rural
youth in agriculture and their socio-economic issues involving more than 3300 youth
representatives in 28 districts of 7 North-East hill states.
Discussion on issues like, status of agricultural extension and advisory services,
skill development programmes for youth, youth migration from villages, self employment
opportunities in agriculture, gender and socio-economic issues were also held amongst
the participants which included rural youth, village tribal council members, farmers,
SHG members, and school students.
Yarns, solar lamps distributed to
weavers under CMGLLS
PASIGHAT, Nov 12: Education, WRD, T&H Minister Tapang Taloh distributed free acrylic
yarn and solar lamps to the weavers during the launch of Chief Minister’s flagship
program Grant Loin Loom Scheme at Pangin here on Wednesday.
The Minister also distributed solar lamps to the weavers under Weaver Cluster Development
Program, North East Promotion Scheme, which is being implemented by the department
of Textiles and Handicraft under his active supervision.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister appealed the beneficiaries to introduce creative
designs in handloom products with good finishing to attract buyers. There is great
scope in Textile Industry by way of self employment and income generation as people
of North East are natural weavers, he said. Highlighting the various innovative and
people-friendly programs of the state government, the Minister informed that the
CM’s Health Insurance Schemes will also be implemented in the district as most of
the people of the area did not enroll themselves due to ignorance.
Lauding the visionary policies of the present government and the active initiatives
taken up by the Chief Minister, Taloh said that Arunachal Pradesh is getting the
highest fund in entire North East and various developmental schemes are being launched.
The Minister also informed that required departments have been created and staffs
are being posted for proper functioning of the district besides, funds for infrastructure
development have already been earmarked. While urging the officers to render their
duties with sincerity, the Minister appealed the district administration to prepare
the list of all GBs for distribution of LED TVs.
Informing that the district will formally be inaugurated by the Chief Minister on
Nov 27, Taloh further said that the rare and memorable occasion should be celebrated
in a befitting manner.
Siang DC, Dr. N Lego in his address, also said that the two schemes launched by the
minister will go a long way in generating income and self sustenance amongst the
people and further expressed hope that the district attains the highest development
level under the active leadership of the Minister.
District Inaugural Function Committee, Chairman, Tatung Jamoh was also present on
the occasion. (DIPRO)
APCSD condemns Taga’s memo
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) vehemently condemned
the recent memorandum of Opposition leader Tamiyo Taga to Governor.
Taga in its memorandum requested the Governor not to approve any proposal of the
state government for major policy decisions like dissolution of the State Assembly
and creation of new administrative jurisdictions etc. claiming that the state government
has been reduced to minority and it has no moral right to run the government.
Reacting to Taga’s memorandum, APCSD maintained that the Congress Party has proper
mechanisms in place to take care of its internal affairs.
Claiming that senior leader like Taga is acting at the behest of a destructive agenda
of the State BJP to stop the development works in the state, the APCSD appealed the
State BJP “instead of indulging in mudslinging” to prepare for the 2019 Assembly
elections and try to win the peoples’ confidence.
The Seva Dal also appealed the people to participate in the development process
initiated by the Chief Minister to steer the state towards peace, progress and prosperity.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh also sharply reacted to the
Taga’s representation to the Governor requesting him not to approve any proposal
of present government and termed it as uncalled for.
Taga’s recommendation will not bear fruits because Governor will exercise his power
upon any situation as per the provision of constitution, the NCP said and claimed
that “Opposition leader has been misleading and creating confusion in the mind of
the people since last four months, which do not carry any substance.”
While criticizing the BJP, the state NCP further said that BJP’s attempt to sabotage
the Tuki-led Congress Govt. in the state will remain day dream.
Appreciating various flagship programme of the state government, the NCP said all
Congress should march together for better Arunachal Pradesh.
PRI leaders and officials make exclusive
visit to Paki panchayat
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The PRIs leaders of Paki Panchayat under Mengio CD block of Papum
Pare district along with AE, JE (Power), JE (PHED) and BEO, Mengio took a two days
rigorous foot march on November 8 and 9 to visit various ongoing projects and other
developmental activities of the Panchayat..
During the visit, the AE and JE (Power) saw that many electrical poles were fallen
and damaged due to rusting and outdated. The Department assured to extend possible
help to replace the damaged poles and carry realignment work positively.
JE (PHED) inspected the ongoing water supply project.
BEO Mengio visited different schools of the the panchayat and found out that schools
were running smoothly in which teachers and students enrollment were found good.
Seeing the deteriorating infrastructure of many schools, the BEO assured to take
up the grievance to the higher level.
‘MLA misleading people, no development’
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Endorsing the allegations leveled by Kalaktang Mandal committee
of BJP against Kalaktang MLA TN Thongdok, public leader Tsering Sonam and Tashi
Wangchu have reacted to the statements issued by local MLA T.N. Thongdok.
A joint release stated that the statements given by the MLA does not clarify his
stand on allegation of nepotism and favoritism.
Further stating that records prove that for the maintenance of various roads under
Kalaktang Division, the state government sanctioned Rs.3 crores in 2014 under SPA
but there is no sign of development on ground level, the release stated.
Alleging various other anomalies, the release stated that the MLA should come clean
on his alleged involvement in awarding contract works to the tune of crores to his
kith and kins in various departments.