Itanagar, Oct 08: Arunachal Pradesh which follows the Assam Forest Regulation Act
(AFRA), 1891, will enact its own Forest Act to protect virgin forests and flora and
fauna in the state, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests B S Sajwan and Principal
Secretary Environment and Forest said today while addressing a press conference here
at Arunachal Press Club.
"We are serious about framing our own forest laws to protect the state’s biodiversity,"
Sajwan told the media persons. Without divulging the timeframe by which the act
would be ready, he said "It will be a time taking process and we will have to discuss
the pros and cons with stakeholders before framing the laws."
To a question on impact of construction of hydro power projects in the state on environment,
Sajwan said that the ministry of environment and forest conducted Environment Impact
Assessment before giving approval to any project.
On the Forest Protection Force and Special Tiger Protection Force which was approved
by the state assembly recently, the PCCF said "The Centre has sanctioned a STPF company
especially for Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district and has agreed to bear
all the expenditure.
"We are also going to submit a similar proposal soon for Namdapha Tiger Reserve in
Changlang district," he said. Sajwan also informed that Arunachal will participate
in XI conference of parties’ convention on Biological diversity (COP11) which begins
today at Hyderabad. On 18th October Arunachal team will make various presentation
highlighting rich biodiversity and culture of state. The team led by Bamang Felix,
chairman, Arunachal State Medicinal Plant Board includes Chief Conservator of Forests
B S Sajwan, officials of medical plant board, community based groups. The delegation
comprises of 25 people.
9 legislators switch loyalties to Congress
Strength of ruling Cong rises to 55
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: In a dramatic move, nine legislators of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative
Assembly —four from All India Trinmool Congress (AIT) and five from Nationalist Congress
Party (NCP) -- have switched their loyalties to Indian National Congress (INC) today,
according a bulletin released by Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
Four AITC legislators out of total five, who have joined INC, are Tapuk Taku of Seppa
East Assembly Constituency, Tani Loffa of Seppa West A/C, Karya Bagang of Chayangtajo
A/C and Kamthok Lowang of Khonsa East Assembly Constituency. The five NCP legislators,
who have switched their loyalties to INC include Alo Libang of Tuting Yingkiong A/C,
Ralom Borang of Mebo A/C, Bamang Felix of Nyapin A/C, Techi Kaso of Itanagar A/C
and Jomin Tayeng of Dambuk A/C.
With the joining of nine legislators in INC, the total strength of the ruling Congress
Party rose from 46 to 55. Four MLAs of People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) had already
joined Congress in February.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has three legislators in the house of 60 besides an
Dibang Valley worst hit by nature’s fury
ANINI, Oct 08: The incessant rains in Dibang Valley district for the last one month
have caused untold sufferings and damages to roads, porter tracks, bridges, culvert,
retaining walls etc. along Roing-Anini and Etalin -Maline roads.
Massive landslides and erosion have occurred in numerous places washing away formation
of road from Roing to Etalin. Though restoration works have started rain is hampering
smooth progress of the work, Border Roads Organization (BRO) reported.
Reportedly, the blasting materials which were being used by BRO in Etalin- Angolin
sector got exhausted. However, the District Administration has directed the PWD to
provide blasting materials available with it to BRO on return basis. The cement concrete
porter track and log/suspension bridges were either damaged or washed away during
the recent rains. The departments concerned have been directed to inspect the damages
and submit reports immediately. The trench weir, the power channel and penstock pipes
of the Anini-Angolin Micro Hydel,Chini-Ahfra Micro Hydel at Amuli, Aline Micro Hydel
and Anaya Micro Hydel have also been completely damaged. The Hydro power Department
has been asked to assess the damages immediately.
The essential commodities meant for the villages of Aneli, Maline area in Etalin
circle and Arzu circles, which could not be dispatched due to disruption in surface
communication from Roing to Etalin, were reportedly damaged due to incessant rain.
The patients with serious ailments and passengers have also been stranded in the
Though Indian Air Force (IAF) were requested to air drop essential commodities in
all affected places, like Anini, Aneli, Maline and Etalin and lift the patients and
passengers in the back sorties, nothing has been materialized so far. DIPRO
Social service conducted in flood affected area
Pasighat,Oct 08: A mass social service was organized at flood affected GTC area
in Pasighat, East Siang district under the initiative of Oni Panyang, president 38
East, Arunachal Youth Congress (AYC).
The main agenda of the social service was to extend help to flood affected people
in their resettlement and clean the area.
Panyang appealed one and all to extend their helping hands to the affected people
in the hour need.
“As a human being, it is our moral duty to extend help each other at the time crisis,”
The four-day social service which began on October 4, was participated by many prominent
figures like Apur Bitin, Superintendent of police, John Apum, a social activist,
Maglek Jamoh, Tabor Tapak, Supretendent Tax & Exise besides common public.
Road construction company BAPL also helped the public of G.T.C by providing men and
machineries in restoration of the road. (From Mingkeng Osik)
DC calls for judicious use of fund
SEPPA, Oct 08: East Kameng deputy commissioner Tope Bam asked the executing agencies
for judicious utilization of fund sanctioned for construction of 15 schools in the
district without compromising on quality.
Addressing a review meeting of the district level monitoring committee on SSA at
his office hall recently, Bam asked the BRCs and CRCs to monitor the work progress
in their respective jurisdiction to ensure quality. He cautioned of unannounced checking
by the authority.
Talking on absenteeism by teachers, the deputy commissioner said that strict action
would be initiated against all absentee teachers. He directed the BRCs and CRCs to
inspect the schools regularly and to maintain assets and inventory register of each
school of their jurisdiction properly to avoid duplicacy of funding from various
sources for the same purpose. Deputy director of school education (DDSE) Kata Rangmo
while presenting the progress report under SSA, informed that Rs 22 lakh each was
sanctioned for 15 schools under EGS school upgradation programme in 2011-12. He
urged the stakeholders to co-operate and maintain quality of works. He said that
photographs of the works during layout, course of the works and finished works duly
signed by BRC would be a must.
Vijoy Sonam , DPO Cum Secretary NES advocated that any proposal of schemes related
to school should come from DDSE whether it be BADP,MACP, in order to do away with
duplicacy . He was also of the view that joint verification of works and tours among
officers of various departments were required.
Zilla chairperson Sepi Bagang suggested the BRCs and CRCs to work in close consultation
with PRI members and villagers.
The meeting resolved to procure solar lamps, mini diesel generator sets for those
school where there is no provision of electricity. The meeting also decided to refer
the various problems of upgraded Govt. Higher Secondary School Pampoli, inclusing
shortage of teachers to the state government. DIPRO
Flood ravaged Anjaw facing acute ration shortage
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Explaining in a choked voice the devastation land-locked Anjaw
district suffered by the nature’s fury, deputy commissioner CS Jeinow said that connectivity
would remain a distant dream for next few months and pleaded the state government
to declare the district air-fed one.
Taking to this daily after the mobile service snapped since September 16 last was
restored today, he said the flood-related death toll went up to five from three.
The torrential rain-triggered landslides and slips brought so much devastation that
most of the roads, major formation cuttings, bridges, culverts, porter tracks and
foot suspension bridges (FSBs) have been washed away delinking the district from
the rest of India and it may take months together to restore, he informed.
“I have never experienced such devastation in my 34-year of service career,” the
DC said, adding 58-km Hayuliang-Hawai BRTF road is being restored at 21-km point
by pressing PWD JCBs into service to assist the BRTF, which is facing labour and
ration crisis. The BRTF was given a quintal of rice Sunday.
Hayuliang ADC has deployed RWD men and machines engaged in PMGSY road to help BRTF
restore the Hayuliang-Mompani-Tezu road.
About 200 mtr formation cuttings of Hayuliang-Tezu road, also of Hayuliang-Kibithoo
road, 19-km Goiliang-Hayuliang PWD road and FSB between Kibithoo and Kaho have been
washed away prohibiting people from travelling even on foot, while the road to Chaglagam,
Wallong and Kibithoo are completely gone, to cite few examples, he said.
The district has been facing acute shortage of essential commodities for which most
of the BRTF labourers had gone. Though few ration sorties reached Hayuliang with
rice against 32 approved by the GoAP, but sending it to even nearby places was a
herculean task with no road. The physical verification to assess losses is impossible,
he reasoned though he has been on his foot all through the monsoon rainy days.
The 500 kw Mattinalla micro hydel project (MHP) at Chengqinty has been restored temporarily
after conducting social service by the district disaster management agency headed
by the DC, while efforts are on to restore the 500 kw Teepani MHP, which was damaged
by massive landslides and heavy siltation. The 200 kw Yapak at Wallong, 30 kw Donai
at Kibithoo and 10 kw Kahao MHPs have also been damaged badly, the DC disclosed.
Kahao is the last border village at India-China-Mynamar tri-junction which boasts
of 24-hour power supply and even feeding the Army personnel guarding the border.
The district was way ahead in executing hydro projects but regrettably the incessant
rain damaged 16 mw Halaipani, 400 kw Langpani, 200 kw Kachopani, 60 kw Maipani, 100
kw Ashapani and 100 kw Thapani hydel projects which were about to be commissioned,
he informed and pleaded for funds for restoration.
The entire district administration has put its strength against all odds but fighting
against the nature was impossible, he said, reiterating his plea for declaring the
district air-fed to facilitate transportation of men and materials both ways.
With massive restoration on, the DC said connectivity would be established only after
restoring the FSBs, porter tracks and log bridges, the lifeline of the hilly district,
for which immediate funding is essential.
It may be mentioned here that considering the hardship of the people, Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki has approved 32 ration sorties for the district at the request of his
economic adviser, Kalipko Pul.
Power situation in East Siang reviewed, Siram appeals for cooperation
PPWC declares 72 hrs East Siang bandh
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: The actions taken by Department of Power and Hydro Power Development
to address the power crisis in Pasighat township in particular and East Siang district
in general are not at all adequate and people could not keep themselves assured on
mere assurance only, said 38th Pasighat East Assembly Constituency MLA cum Education
Minister Bosiram Siram today while addressing a Pasighat power crisis meeting held
in his office chamber at Itanagar today.
The meeting was attended by S K Saxena, Secretary (Power), Er. T Mara, CE, Power,
Central Zone and Er. Atik Miyu, SE (HPD).
Siram, being an elected representative of the constituency, while expressing his
concern for the people of the constituency said that acute and prolonged power crisis
has brought the normal activities to all sections of people to a virtual grinding
halt and the present power crisis has become more serious and critical due to heavy
incessant rainfall and natural calamities. He also conveyed the anxiety of the common
people to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Minister (Power) Tanga Byaling. Subsequently,
Tuki and Byaling have categorically instructed that by any means the suffering of
the people due to power crisis should be resolved and whatever fund required will
be provided by State Government, in spite of its acute financial constraints, Siram
Chief Engineer (Power), Central Zone Er. T. Mara informed that 33 KV Control Panel
of Grid Sub-Station at Aalo failed due to failure of insulation which resulted power
blackout in three districts of West Siang, Upper Siang and East Siang.
He further said that partial restoration of power could be restored to Aalo but still
there is complete darkness at Pasighat. He attributed to this problem due to non-functioning
of hydel power station in East Siang district. Non-completion of 132 KV Line from
Aalo-Pasighat due to uncertain fund resources and ROW problem, major overhauling
and repairing of 33 KV out-going panel of Grid Sub-station at Aalo due to technical
failure of 33 KV Control Panel and non operation of Diesel generator has affected
normal power supply to East Siang and the entire district is reeling under darkness.
However, an alternative source have been evolved by formulating a project of 33 KV
Line i/c switch-gear equipment that link power supply from Assam to Arunachal from
Jonai Inter-State Power Exchange Pt. under APDCL. He also said that presently an
interim arrangement is being made by which 1 MW of Power is being fed from Jonai
in let point at 11 KV voltage and supplied to Pasighat town.
SE. HPD Er Atik Miyu informed that Rina Hvdel is ready for supply of 1200kw power.
However, Yembung Hydel will take some time for normal functioning and he assured
that damaged power panel will be restored within November 20 next.
Later the house resolved that secretary power will issue a letter to Assam State
Electrical Board for supply of additional 3 MW of electricity from Jonai Inter State
Power Exchange point.
The house also decided that CE, Hydro Power will depute one of his Officer for spot
assessment of Rina and Yembung Hydel Project. Both the CEs will submit detail Project
Report indicating requirement of fund within 2-3 days.
Meanwhile, Siram appreciated the efforts being made by PPWC for common causes of
the Citizens of Pasighat area in general and East Siang district as a whole. He appealed
to PPWC to co-operate with the Government and not to resort in any kind of agitation
which ultimately adds more sufferings to the people. He hopes that the Power Crisis
of Century old township will be resolved soon.
Meanwhile Pasighat Peoples’ Welfare Committee (PPWC) has also conducted a general
meeting at Pasighat today regarding the power crisis issue in East Siang district.
The house unanimously resolved to go ahead with its 72 hours East Siang bandh from
October 16-18 due to non-fulfillment of their demands for immediate restoration of
power supply in the district.
PPWC Chairman Okom Yosung said the entire district is completely reeling under darkness
since September 19 last but the government did not take any initiative to improve
the power crisis in the district.
He further urged the power department not to raise consumer bills of last three months.
Expressing his dismay, Yosung said except education Minister Bosiram Siram other
MLAs and MP (LS) who represent East Siang District did never raise the issue at the
Yosung informed that people of Bogong and Bosing Banggo, Ramle Bango, Legong Bango,
Mebo Bango and Pangin Boleng have also come forward to strengthen the movement. Apart
from these group senior citizens, retired officers, all political party activists,
PRI members, women welfare organizations, students unions and general public who
attended the meeting have also assured to extend their support to PPWC, he added.
NULM to improve living condition of urban poor
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: The proposed National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) would create
job opportunities to poor thus improving their living condition, hoped Taba Tedir,
Chief Engineer-cum-Director, Department of Urban Development and Housing,
Inaugurating a two-day state level workshop on the proposed National Urban Livelihood
Mission and Rajiv Awas Yojana here today, Tedir informed that the Centre has launched
the Rajiv Awas Yojna in order to improve the housing conditions, infrastructural
amenities and making the cities slum free.
Highlighting issues related to urbanization and urban poverty, Tedir said that slum
dwellers are living in old and bad houses with bad structures and lack civic facilities.
He advocated that property right to slum dwellers is necessary to improve their living
Taring Darang, Joint Director, Deptt. of UD & Housing highlighted the importance
of training and capacity building of State and District level officials for effective
implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes. He urged the resource persons
to educate the participants about the good practices of other sates.
J. Basar, Deputy Director-cum-Project Officer, UPA and Nixon Lego, Deputy Director
(incharge) RAY, Deptt. Of UD & Housing were also present on the occasion and shared
their views and addressed the participants.
Dr. Anjuli Mishra, Deputy Director, RCUES, Lucknow discussed at length about the
implementation of SJSRY and convergence of social development programmes with SJSRY.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Assistant Director, RCUES, Lucknow made presentation on proposed
urban livelihood mission, Community Mobilization through self help groups (SHGs),
skill development of urban poor and models of community development and State Mission
of Convergence of Delhi.
The workshop is organized by the Regional Centre for Urban and Environment Studies,
Lucknow under the auspices of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation,
Govt. of India in association with Department of Urban Development & Housing, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh.
About 42 officials are participating in the programme including State Level Officials
like Deputy Director, Urban Programme Officers, Assistant Urban Programme Officers,
Engineers, Junior Engineers and Community Organizers.
Parl. sub-committee calls on CM
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: The Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Official Language, headed by
its Chairman Dr Nirmal Khatri, MP, this evening called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
here at his official residence this evening. A 13-member delegation of the Sub-Committee
reached here after visiting West Kameng and Tawang for two days.
Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering accompanied the Sub-Committee.
Welcoming the Members, Tuki urged the Parliamentarians to visit the state again and
again so that their knowledge on the living condition of the people is enhanced enriching
their understanding of the region.
“Our people, especially those in the interior and border areas lead a difficult life.
Developmental projects in the State cannot be measured with the same yardstick used
elsewhere in the plains,” he emphasized.
Tuki expressed belief that the first-hand knowledge on the terrain and lifestyle
of the people gained by the Parliamentarians would enable them to voice the concerns
of the state and its people.
On behalf of the delegation, Nirmal Khatri expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister
and the people of Arunachal Pradesh for their simple but sincere hospitality.
“This is an enchanting land. We have learned a lot and fallen in love with it,” he
said and promised to repay the love by standing for Arunachal’s cause both inside
and outside the Parliament.
The Members were unanimous in assuring to come back again and visit other parts of
the geographically vast state.
Field test kit training programe begins in West Kameng
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: With objective to impart basic knowledge and generate awareness
among the Gram Panchayat members and Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC)
members on safe drinking water, a month long mass training programme on handling
of field test kit (FTK) organized by Public Health Engineering Department (PHED)
Bomdila under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) was kicked off at
Singchung under Singchung Block in West Kameng on 3rd October last. The mass training
programe will continue till 18th November and will cover the entire blocks of the
district. More than fourteen Gram Panchayat, three members each from respective gram
panchayat and VWSC members under Singchung block took part in the training programme.
Addressing at the function Circle Officer Rajiv Chhiduni called upon the trainees
to actively participle in the training programe to gain practical knowledge on prevention
of water borne diseases. He also distributed the field test kits to villagers. Assistant
Engineer Nani Tade urged the participants to avail advantage from the training for
personal hygiene and better health. The participants were trained how to used FTK
and test drinking water and what measure should be taken to prevent the water borne
diseases. The district consultants and the block coordinators came up with pictorial
manual books which enabled the illiterate villagers to understand. For better understanding
a power point presentations was also made by Lab-Assistant Sanjay Mishra on how to
test the Drinking Water Quality and water related transmitted diseases and it preventive
Meanwhile District Consultant Lame Rida appealed the villagers to apply the knowledge
practically to prevent the water borne diseases in the District. Further he appealed
all the Gram Panchayat members to render there support and co-operations to conduct
such Training Programme near future.
Preparation for state level youth festival
Daporijo, Oct 08: The District Administration and the celebration committee for the
4th State Level Youth Festival 2012 held a joint meeting here today at the Rijo Conference
Hall, Daporijo to chalk out strategies and review the preparation for successful
celebration of the festival from October 26 to 28.
The meeting was chaired by Larbin Nasi, Chairman of the Celebration Committee, Daporijo
and attended by Deputy Commissioner, Supdt. of Police, PRI members, HoDs, public
leaders and presidents and secretaries of the Bazar Committees and Colonies of the
Addressing the meeting, Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner T Taggu enjoined all
to take active part in making the festival a grand success. It was the responsibility
of all to present Daporijo as a beautiful and clean place before the visiting people,
the DC said and informed all to voluntarily remove/dismantle any illegal structures
and stop encroachment of government property before the eviction drive by the administration.
Superintendent of police S C Yadav spoke on the importance of proper security arrangements
in making such celebrations a success.
The Secretary of the Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society, G. Taja informed that
about 2500 delegates from all the districts of the state and outside are expected
to converge here to showcase their unique identity and culture.
Larbin Nasi, while chairing the meeting, requested all to extend their help voluntarily
in making the festival celebration a successful one.
Dikchu Raji TIO and Secretary of Upper Subansiri Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society
sought valuable inputs from one and all to ensure the success of the festival celebration.
Committee of parliament visits Bumla
TAWANG, Oct. 08: The First Sub-Committee of the committee for Parliament on Official
Language, GoI, which is currently on a state tour, visited Bumla post yesterday.
The committee members praised the dedicated services of the armed forces and also
interacted with the officers and Jawans posted at the border.
Saluting the Army for their services of guarding the nation despite the difficult
terrain and the harsh weather, the Committee members raised slogans of “Bharat Mata
ki jai” and commended the Army for their excellent sincerity.
Later in the afternoon, the committee members visited the Tawang Monastery and even
had an opportunity to interact with His Eminence the Gaden Thri Rimpoche. The visiting
committees also paid homage to the martyrs of the 1962 war at the Tawang War Memorial
before leaving for Itanagar.
The team was very much fascinated by the scenic beauty of nature and the hospitality
of the people and the Army of the district.
Tawang depty commissioner Kemo Lollen, Maj Gen VK Pillai, VSM GOC 5 Mtn Div, Maj
Gen Sunil Chandra, ADG AE, Brig Rajpurohit Commander 190 Mtn Bde and other officers
accompanied the visiting team comprising seven Members of Parliament, namely Dr Nirmal
Khatri, Rajendra Agarwal, Shivanand Tiwari, Pradeep Tamta, Dinesh Chandra Yadav,
Ninong Ering, Ashok Argal and other officials. DIPRO
Training on potato cultivation to flood hit farmers of Barbeel
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Momong, Lohit conducted a training
programmes on “Scientific cultivation practices of Potato including True Potato Seeds
(TPS)” for the farmers of Barbeel Village on October 6.
The subject matter specialist explained in details on scientific cultivation of Potato
from tubers and seeds (TPS) for higher production.
Discussions were also held on types of manures and fertilizer to be used, cultivation
practices, nursery management for TPS. The farmers were also imparted the necessary
training on management of commonly occurred disease and pests and controlling measures
through audio visual presentation.
The training would be immensely beneficial to the farmers as many standing crop fields
of many villagers were destroyed by the recent flood. The surviving crops particularly
rice, ginger, vegetables are also facing disease and pests attack after the flood.
Thirty-five farmers, including anchal Samity Member of the village attended the training
programme. Farm women of Suruj and Seujipara SHGs were also participated in the training.
Soil erosion threatens existence of Lumpo Upper Primary school
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Incessant rain over the last few weeks has plays a spoilsport in
the compound of the Govt. Upper Primary School, Lumpo in the foothill areas of East
The soil erosion triggered by incessant rain caused severe damages to some portions
of the boundary wall and a teacher quarter. But the concerned department and administration
are yet to take any corrective steps. “We had already submitted the damage report
along with photographs to the A.D.C, Nari and also urged him to depute an inspection
team for the spot verification, but till now, no any initiative has been taken” said
headmaster of the school. He, however, admitted that after repeated pleas, Nari
A.D.C had visited the spot but did not give any assurance for corrective measures.
Students, teaching staff and the villagers conducted social service to prevent
soil without any fruitful results as the continuous and heavy down¬pour plays a
spoilsport. With no other options remaining, the shelter-less teachers enter the
classroom to stay there temporarily.
On the other hand, shortage of teacher badly affected the academic activities of
the school. East Siang DDSE was apprised of the situation but in vain. At present
there are only four teachers in the school, a release said.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: 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 Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of the Guwahati High Court will
remained close from 21st October to 9th November on account of Durga Puja, Lakshmi
Puja and Id-ul-Zuha, according to an official release. During the vacation officers
and staffs of the registry will attend the office as per roster arrangement.
Gadkari to flag off Saheed Shradhanjali Yatra
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President, Nitin Gadkari
would flag off the “Saheed Shradhanjali Yatra” to Bumla in Tawang on October 18 at
The programme is being organized by the youth wing of the BJP to pay homage to martyrs
of Indo-China war in 1962 with theme “Jada yaad kado Qurbani”. The programme (yatra)
scheduled to be started from Bumla on October 2 had to be deferred due to bad road
condition. Subsequently, the second phase of the programme scheduled on October 20
at Wallong in Anjaw district has also been deferred due to disruption in road communication.
The decisions were taken in a review meeting on October six at the party office (Hqs)
which was attended by the legislators, National Council Members and the State office
bearers and Morcha chiefs.
Yet another bandh on Oct 17
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Yet another bandh call loomed large over the state capital as All
Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association (ACCUYA) today declared 12 hours capital
complex bandh on 17th Oct next in protesting against the district administration
and the government for allegedly not fulfilling their demands. Association earlier
demanded uniform eviction drive around capital complex, and cancellation of land
allotment certificate issued against government quarters, construction of boundary
wall and rest house at Polo Park Naharlagun and transfer of DC Capital complex for
carrying out ‘partial eviction’ drive.
Association conducts social service
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Seema Panchayat Youth Welfare Association has conducted a social
service and successfully repaired two bridges over Parang River between Gangtung
and Seema village on 2 Oct last. The association also successfully restored the two
wheelers link road which was damaged by the recent landslide.
AAPYO demands renovation of NH
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Expressing concern over the poor condition of the national highway
52A, a delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today met the
Chief Engineer Highway and demanded for early renovation of said road from Banderdewa
to Chimpu. Meanwhile Chief Engineer highway has assured to look into the matter
positively, the organization said.
Teacher quarter destroyed in fire
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: A SPT teacher quarter kitchen house of government primary school
Pinte under Mengio block of Papum pare district was reportedly burnt down to ashes
on 3rd Oct last around 4.pm. The cause of accident is yet to be ascertained. It is
said that timely act of villagers has saved the entire teacher’s quarter, however
properties and other belonging worth lakhs rupees were reportedly lost, release claimed.
Skill development prog
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: A 30 days Skill Development Programme through vocational training
on Cane and Bamboo handicrafts for 100 women trainees was concluded on 3rd Oct last
at Parang Community Hall under Sagalee circle. The month long programme was sponsored
by Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare
Board, Naharlagun through CSWB Innovative Scheme and conducted by N.N. Charitable
Society. Attending the valedictory function Nabam Yakum, ASM Chairperson VIIth Sagalee
Anchal Samity suggested trainees to make benefit out of it.
Takum’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: All Taksing Welfare Society has expressed its deep shock at the
demise of Dai Takum who passed away on 4th October 2012. Late Takum was former Anchal
Samiti Chairperson of 12th Tali Panchayat segment in 2004-07. Society said death
of Takum created vacuum in the society.
Gungli Welfare Society also expressed profound sorrow at the demise of member of
the society Gungli (Dai) Takum. Late Takum was also chairman of Gungli Society Development
Association denounces bandh in capital
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Arunachal Peoples’ Welfare Association condemned the Banderdewa
Circle Intellectual Forum for threatening to launch 72 hours capital bandh.
It said that such bandh is an anti-people and anti-development activities which does
not serve any purpose for the people welfare.
There is no any basic issue to support the organisation’s demand to re-store the
proposed Airfield construction at Karsingsa by the people of capital region, Association
It further said that people of capital complex are forced to suffer without any
reason. Expressing concern over the harassment to the people of state capital,
the Association said the state government has to take strong step to safeguard
the rights of the people.
ACCSJAC submits memo to Capital DC
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: All Capital Complex Sectoral Joint Action Committee in a representation
to Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, appealed him to initiate cases of land regularization
in capital complex immediately as approved by cabinet in June last.
The committee further urged the concerned authority to recommend for issuance of
various certificate including PRC, ST, Death and land certificate to sectoral committees
of capital complex.
It further urged the concerned authority to renovate state capital roads including
NH 52, sector roads and also to solve the drinking water and electricity problems
and immediate removal of garbage of capital complex.
The committee also appealed to the people of the state not to encroach and encourage
encroachment of schools, government offices and hospital premises.
It further appealed to the dwellers of capital complex and DC Capital Complex to
strictly check free movement of domestic animals in and around state capital and
added that the concerned department and the district administration should strictly
maintain the Right to Way in capital complex to avert traffic congestion.
Free medical camp at Menchuka
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: The Arunachal Scouts reached out to the people of Menchuka town
yesterday to provide much needed medical assistance.
A medical team of 356 Fd Hospital comprising three medical officers, including a
specialist and a dental surgeon along with support staff provided free medical and
dental check up to the patients. The doctors also provided some important general
health tips to the people to avoid some common diseases. The opportunity was also
utilized to educate the youth of the area about recruitment in 1 Arunachal Scouts.
A total of 423 people of the area have benefitted from the medical camp.
Awareness campaign on drug abuse
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: In a noble initiative, Apatani Career Guidance Forum has conducted
a free workshop on career options after Class X and XII cum awareness campaign on
drug abuse at government higher secondary school Ziro on Saturday. Attending the
programme deputy commissioner Lower Subansiri Taru Talo advised the participants
to avail advantage of the workshop. He also suggested youths to refrain from unwanted
activities like drug abuse. Large number of resource persons including Dr Babam
Budh Deputy Director APSACS, Dr. Amit Triparty Department of Zoology RGU, Moji Riba,
Hod Mass Com RGU, Dr. Nani Tamang Jose Dy Registrar RGU and Dr. Tage Tada Chairman
Apatani Career Forum delivered lecturers on drug abuse and other subjects.
PCDC appeals for infrastructure development fund
ITANAGAR, Oct 08:The Puroik Colony Development Committee (PCDC) organized a social
service by repairing a hanging bridge over Papu River (Stream) near Puroik Colony,
The Development Committee also urged the State Government to sanction sufficient
fund for construction of motorable bridge, footpath and drainage system around the
Colony. It also reminded the local MLA of his assurance to provide Rs.1 lakh for
construction of the hanging bridge during Gumkum Gumpa Festival celebration last
‘Bandh passes off peacefully
YINGKIONG, Oct 08: The 12 hours bandh called by the Upper Siang District Students
Union at the district headquarters, Yingkiong passed off peacefully today.
There was no report of any bandh related incident from anywhere. All the business
establishments, shops remained closed and private and commercial vehicles were off
the road during the bandh period. Schools holding examinations were exempted from
the bandh purview.
The SP along with police personnel conducted patrolling and kept constant vigilance
over the situation to maintain law and order problem.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang has declared the bandh illegal, illogical
and un-justified as the issue so raised was not only a problem of Upper Siang but
entire state, the DC stated. DIPRO
No more argument, says Forum
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Appreciating the dynamic leadership of AAPSU president Takam Tatung,
Rajiv Gandhi University Scholars Forum (RGUSF) in a release said that the Forum has
no intention to defame the name of AAPSU and its leaders.
“How can we defame the name of AAPSU,” the Forum said adding “We respect AAPSU and
its constitution and salute the former leaders for their dedicated service.” The
Forum further said that it is also strongly voicing against flow of money in AAPSU
election and discouraging it.
While reacting to the AAPSU statement Oct 3, the Forum, however, reiterated that
the AAPSU president had made ‘insulting remarks’ against post graduate students in
its federal assembly held recently. The Forum said it has just expected a word of
regret from him for his remarks.
While quoting the famous saying of George W Bush - “Leadership to me means duty,
honor, and country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time,”
the Forum, however, said that it hopes for understanding, not for misunderstanding
and more arguments on the subject.
Training prog on Auto-CAD
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: A two-week long training programme on “Auto CAD” commenced in administrative
training institute, Naharlagun today. As many as 26 technical field officials like
draftsman/JE/AE of various engineering and works departments are attending the programme
which is being conducted under the 100 per cent course free sponsorship of DoPT,
GoI under its plan training assistance for 2012-13.
The main objective of the course is to equip the technical and officials on the
IT application and software for undertaking various building plans, designing and
drawing with the help of 2D and 3D computer based technology.
In his inaugural address, Director (training) Pema Tshetan encouraged the participants
to take full advantage of this training programme which is being conducted with the
help of faculty assistance of A to Z computer centre, Naharlagun.
Earlier, course coordinator T Lodo, Dy director (training) in his address highlighted
the course content as well as other logistic arrangement made by the institute for
smooth conduct of the training programme.
Wild Life Week concludes
Aalo Oct 08: The week-long celebration of wild life week by Aalo Forest Division
concluded after a series of attractive programmes at Echo Clubs of schools at various
places on October 6 last.
The Divisional Forest Officer West Siang, Koj Rinya and her team of forest officers
organized series of meetings at V.K.V Jirdin, SFS College and NMHSS Aalo of the need
to protect and preserve wildlife to maintain balance in nature. Posters, banners,
pamphlets and lectures on awareness on importance and preservation of wild life were
infused into the young minds. DIPRO
DUC celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 08: Deed Youth Club foundation day cum 1st ever DYC Football Tournament
2012 was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya and Likha Tejji, EAC
Yupia at Deed General Ground on October 6.
The Parliamentary Secretary has sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for development infrastructure
of the Club.
The opening match of the tournament was played between Palin Area Youth Welfare Association
and Nampin Ajin Talo in which the latter beat the former by a margin of 2-1 goal,
according to a DYC release.
85 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
The three-year poverty eradication and biodiversity conservation project, led by
the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the UN Environment
Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) – is intended to ensure
that policies to conserve nature and reduce poverty work in harmony.
It will help nations identify opportunities to build a business case for biodiversity
as a key development asset through, for example, trade in biodiversity-based products
and services, improved genetic diversity for agriculture, and green jobs in agriculture,
forestry, fisheries, energy, and eco-tourism.
As part of the new strategy, countries have agreed to ‘address the underlying causes
of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society’.
They also set a target that by 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been
integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and
planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate,
and reporting systems.
To help achieve this, on 9 October at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),
the project team will launch a diagnostic tool that enables policymakers to assess
how far their countries have integrated biodiversity and development, and identify
impacts, knowledge gaps and barriers to progress.
The Biodiversity Mainstreaming Diagnostic Tool will help countries to revise their
National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans -- something all parties to the
CBD have agreed to do by 2014. As part of the project, four African countries --
Botswana, Namibia, Seychelles and Uganda -- are already using the tool to update
and strengthen their NBSAPs.
Capital Taxis need to be regulated
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw attention towards
the un-symbolized local taxis which are plying in Capital city. In our Capital city
local taxies are not having proper identity symbol for the tourist as well as local
people. As per rules of Indian Motor Act 1988, Indian Motor Rule 1989 and Assam Motor
Rule 2003, the registration plate should be yellow in colour and name of local taxi
plates should be keep at top of the taxi.
Therefore, I would like to appeal the concerned authority or bodies to take action
or ensure such an identification mark of local taxies for better service. Deputy
Commissioner Capital Complex, Superintendent of Police Capital Complex, District
Transport Officer, Regional Transport Officer, Capital Complex administration, Road
Safety Cell (Traffic Police), All Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation and
All Arunachal Public Motor Transport Workers Union should take some initiative.
Senki Park, Itanagar
What happened to Chief Minister Talent Award Schemes?
Though your esteemed daily, I want to ask state government, what happened to Chief
Minister Talent Award Schemes? In completing of 25 years of statehood our state government
launched CBSE Class X and XII Topper Awards Schemes. As a topper of Dibang valley
district I am waiting for last one year and half to get that award. We had already
submitted our required documents in month of March 2012 at planning department Office,
Itanagar. But till date there is no news from concerned authorities. If state government
cannot afford such prizes, why they are issuing statement and giving commitment in
news papers, magazines etc. The students of other district have got their prize in
May month but we have not got yet. These types of partiality hurt our sentiment and
emotion. Is Dibang Valley not a part of Arunachal? Therefore, I urge state government
do not show partiality in any district as a citizen of country or state we have right
to get what other district gets.
Don Bosco College, Itanagar
Bandh call not a solution
Through your esteemed daily I would like to make an appeal to the local M.L.A. of
Doimukh constituency to find an amicable solution to the ongoing impasse regarding
the shifting of Greenfield Airport. My appeal also goes to the BCIF, not to resort
to bandh call. Being an intellectual forum you should try to call for a mass gathering
between the local representative of the government i.e. M.L.A. and the general people
of the area in a common platform. Bandh is no way a solution to the problems but
a peaceful talk can really prove effective. Please go for a peaceful face to face
talk instead of blaming and abusing each other. We the common people will surely
appreciate if you do so.
Properly maintain Library
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of authority concern
regarding stacking of binding news paper of reference section in the Directorate
of Public library, govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. I visited the reference section of
Public Library on 5th October 2012 around 10am for searching very important documents
which was published a year ago i.e in the year 2010. I was surprised to see that
the binding books cited above were kept in a very improper manner. It took me around
two hours for searching the same and still I couldn't found the same. I went back
home with utter disgrace and disappointment. Hence, I request the authority to advice
the officials / officers to keep the above books in proper manner for the convenience
of the esteemed readers. I hope that necessary action shall be taken with immediate
Er. Atting Perme
Open letter to Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum and state Govt
The word intellectual itself explain the working style of any party, groups, NGOs
and other association. The intellectual works keeping in mind the interest of society
in general. But I am particularly confused with Banderdewa Circle Intellectual forum
(BCIF). First of all being from Banderdewa circle, their jurisdiction is within Banderdewa
area only. But it is noticed that during recent bandh call even places like Gumto
and capital complex got affected which is not good. Some sections of society may
be supporting them but working style of BCIF will lead even those supporters to leave
them in future.
On 4th October during 48 hours bandh call by BCIF, I saw bandh call activist abusing
those non-tribal and others publics who come from outside state and waiting for vehicles
to come Itanagar at Banderdewa. The activists showed sticks and abused at them using
unparliamentarily words. They even threatened those visitors who were about to go
with police escort. So, I would like to appeal to the executive members of Banderdewa
Circle Intellectual forum (BCIF) to advise their activists not to target common
State government should come out for open discussion with members of BCIF and affected
people of Hollongi regarding decision by AAI to suddenly shift airport from Banderdewa
to Hollongi. They need to win people’s confidence before going for such big developmental
projects. State Govt should arrange for a discussion between BCIF members with representatives
of AAI and civil aviation authorities so that they can explain why Banderdewa-Karsingsa
is not feasible. I think that if the concerned officials tell about the fact to the
public in open discussion, it will satisfy BCIF members. But state govt. is not taking
any such concrete decision to organize such type of meeting and they are not interested
to end the bandh call. State govt officials have no problems because all of them
have sufficient property and best mode of communication. Therefore it is the innocent
public who are victims of tussle between state govt. and BCIF. In democratic form
of govt. the government is for the people, of the people and by the people but our
govt. never thinks for common public.
So, as citizen of Arunachal Pradesh I would like to appeal to the BCIF please keep
the value of intellectual word and launch democratic movement in favour of your demand
for establishment of airport at Banderdewa-Karsingsa within your association’s jurisdiction
and let the capital complex be exempted from band call. Please don’t spoil the life
of daily wage earners and labourers, vegetable vendor and others. Also, state govt.
should discuss with the agitators by using their party workers, publics leaders
and even MLA of 14th doimukh constituency for early amicable solution.