PASIGHAT, Oct 11: Incessant rain in the Himalayan foothills over the last few days
had changed the course of the rivers in downstream at Mebo proving to be the 'worst'
on record. The Pasighat-Mebo-Dhola road found damaged at several points causing untold
miseries to the villagers in particular and passengers as whole.
One of the prominent leaders Todol Pertin (Block President), T Yirang (ZPM), Martin
Ratan, Lottek Pertin, PRI members and villagers of Kiyit and Ngopok conducted a social
service yesterday to restore the approach road of the Kiyit bridge. The unexpected
change of course of Kadang river washed away the approach road of the bridge and
disrupted road communication between Mebo and Kiyit during the recent flood. The
day-long efforts of the villagers temporarily restored the road communication through
for vehicular movement .
Two JCBs, three dumpers and three trippers were pressed into the services which were
voluntarily provided by the JKM Company, Sanjay Agarwal, Dilip Boro, Bising Tayeng,
Rekar Doye and Bomken Tayeng. The local leaders and villagers while extending their
gratitude to them for brotherly attitude also conveyed their thanks to the ADC (Mebo)
O Dai and EE (PWD) Oni Jamoh for their active participation and supervision. Later
the ADC Dai and EE Jamoh also visited the Ngopok bridge and took stock of the flood
Expedition team scales Mount Gorichen
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The mount Gorichen expedition team has successfully scaled the
breathtaking mountain on Oct 9 at around 7 am. The 15-member team which comprises
of 4 Sherpas had left summit camp on 2.30 am and by 7 am they reached peak of Mt
Informing over phone from Tawang, K N Damo field advisor cum LO of the team stated
that the entire expedition team members are sound and safe.
“The first party of expedition comprising two members has reached Mago post. Upon
reaching at Mago through army and ITBP they contacted us and informed about successful
scaling. We expect the remaining team to reach Mago on 14th, said Damo. Further
he added, “By 17th we expect all team members to reach Jang village. On 18th deputy
commissioner Tawang along with secretary tourism and Indian army is going to welcome
them. Special programmes are being lined to welcome team which scaled one of the
toughest mountains of world.”
Transfer & posting
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The State Government has effected transfer and posting of some
IAS and APCS officers in the interest of public services.
According to an order from the Department of Personnel, Manoj Kumar Sahoo, has been
posted as Secretary (Civil Aviation) and Special Secretary (PWD & Vigilance). An
order from the Department of Personnel, Dated October 9, 2012 stated that Shri Manoj
Kumar Sahoo, IAS, is posted as Secretary (Civil Aviation) and Special Secretary (PWD
& Vigilance), while Shiv Kumar has been posted as Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang
Valley in place of Garima Gupta, Gupta has been asked to report to the Chief Secretary
for further order.
West Kameng deputy commissioner Rinchin Tashi, who has been posted as Joint Secretary
(Education), would be replaced by Abishek Dev.
Consequent upon the transfer and posting, Shri B.R. Babu, IAS is relieved from the
charges of Secretary (Civil Aviation) and Special Secretary (Vigilance) and retained
as the Secretary (RD), the order further stated. DIPR
Eviction drive in Rajbhawan area
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The Capital Complex district administration today carried out an
eviction drive and removed unauthorized encroachment in Raj Bhawan land adjacent
to Rajbhawan badminton court. The eviction was carried out in presence of Capital
DC Sanjay Goel, ADM-cum CEO Talo Potom and other officers as the encroachers failed
to respond to the eviction notice issued earlier.
Meanwhile, the capital district administration once again appealed to the encroachers
to vacate the illegal encroachment on Rajbhavan land in particular and any other
government land in general.
Sena calls on governor, briefs on master plan
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy
Development Setong Sena has called on the Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh at Raj
Bhavan, here today.
Sena presented a draft copy of the master plan for integrated approach in Agriculture
and allied sectors, which has been prepared by high level State committee. The minister
who undertook tour to Sikkim to study the Sikkim model of State Institute of capacity
building to prepare the draft, briefed the Governor on the master plan.
Sena, who also headed a State delegation to Indo Myanmar Business conclave held in
Myanmar from 26th to 31st August 2012 presented a report on the conclave.
The Governor commended the effort of the State committee on Agriculture and allied
section and expressed his hope that the plan will be implemented at the earliest.
The Governor, who have been advocating for revival of border trade to ensure socio-economic
development in the border areas lauded the minister and his team for attending international
event with special focus on border trade. He advised the minister to take some more
concert steps for early revival of age-old traditional trade routes, especially Stilwell
Road. Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg was present in the meeting. (PRO to Governor)
Nampong-Jairampur to get ADC office building
JAIRAMPUR, Oct 11: Nabum Tuki after assuming office as Chief Minister ten months
ago is scheduled to pay his second official visit to Nampong-Jairampur area of Changlang
district on Oct 18. He would be accompanied by PWD, Finance & Planning Minister Chowna
Mein and other officials.
The much talked about and first ever CM’s Livelihood Mission will be officially inaugurated
at Nampong by him on landing. Local MLA and Minister Setong Sena confirmed the schedule
over phone this afternoon.
The effective concept of livelihood mission intelligently borrowed from Sikkim aims
to rejuvenate school dropouts of the state by bringing them to a common platform
where 6-months vocational and skill development training will be imparted to equip
them for self employment and other jobs. The pioneer project is most likely to attract
dropouts in a big way as time has established the fact that degrees matter least
than short term training courses.
From Nampong, the CM’s entourage will move to Jairampur by road where he will inaugurate
the newly built hi-fi double story office building of Additional Deputy Commissioner
at Tirit Nagar. Finance Minister Chowna Mein will inaugurate Tea Factory while local
MLA and Minister Setong Sena will inaugurate the tourist lodge.
After the inaugural spree, the CM will address a meeting at Jairampur podium during
which a public 7- point memorandum demanding creation of a veterinary college at
Jairampur, a wildlife division at Rima Putok circle, a Water Resource Department
sub-division at Tirit Nagar, posting of Circle Officer at Rima-Putok circle, opening
of border trade, construction of a tourist lodge at Nampong and construction of the
much awaited circuit house at Jairampur is likely to be submitted. The CM is likely
to fly back to the state capital the same evening. From Pisi Zauing
Dr. Begi, Swami on visit to USA, Canada & Guatemala
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Dr. Joram Begi, Director of Higher and Technical Education and
Chairman of RIWATCH has been invited to USA by International Center for Cultural
Studies (ICCS) US for a month long period starting from 12 October. Accompanied
by Vijay Swami, a Fulbright Fellow and Executive Director RIWATCH, Begi is expected
to speak at various planned academic and research forums during his tour. They will
be visiting various academic institutes in Washington DC, New York, Boston, Tampa
Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California, Seattle etc. in USA.
The ICCS has also scheduled his (Begi’s) meetings with university authorities for
building collaborations and networking with different higher and technical institutions
in USA for the benefit of Arunachalee students who wish to pursue higher education
abroad. It is to be noted that in February 2012, as the Chairman RIWATCH, Bega was
catalyst in signing MoU for academic collaboration and study exchange programme with
University of South Florida, Tampa, US.
In his extensive tour, Dr. Begi will also visit Guatemala and interact with elders
of the ethnic communities there.
The Mayan people have been identifying their unique cultural similarities with the
people of North East India since ages. Coinciding their visit, the elders of Mayans
have decided to organize a one day seminar on “Cultural traditions of Mayans, Continuity
and Similarities” in Guatemala City. Dr. Begi and Swami will be presenting their
papers in the seminar. They will also visit Tikal one of the largest archeological
sites and urban centers of the pre-Colombian Maya civilization located in Peten Basin,
what is now known as northern Guatemala. No doubt, it is the first time that any
Arunachalee is interacting with elders of one of the world’s oldest civilization
who still holding on to their roots.
ICCS has also plan to organize their meetings in Vancouver and Calgary in Canada,
with Indian origin people. Having their first visit in 2008 quite successful in establishing
RIWATCH and building concrete ties for student exchange programme, this is the second
time the ICCS US has invited Dr. Begi and Vijay Swami with full sponsorship, the
RIWATCH release said.
Inter-School Meet concludes
SEPPA, Oct 11: A two-day inter-school meet organized by government residential school
Nere, under Pijirang circle of East Kameng concluded on Wednesday with a colourful
note. The meet was held with an objective to create competitive spirit among the
students of the area in various disciplines. It also aimed to create a platform for
the students of the area to expose their talents and exchange ideas. Various competitive
events including sports, cultural and literary activities were organized during the
two days meet.
Attending the meet Circle Officer Pijirang Khoda Lasa called upon the students to
keep up competitive temperament to achieve goal in life. Lasa also lauded the teaching
faculty for conducting the meet and creating platform for students of different
schools to interact and showcase their talents. He also appealed the teaching community
of the schools to maintain such extra-co-curricular activity in the school, beside
their prime duty in nation building.
In a close contest boys football match played between government middle school Seba
and government residential school Nere, former thrashed the host to lift the inter-school
meet running football trophy 2012. In the girls football match Nere girls trounced
over Seba. Radak Kino of class VIII of Nere Residential School was declared as the
best performing student of the meet.
Flood causes extensive damage at Kora circle
RUKSIN, Oct 11: The recent flash flood triggered by torrential rain left trail of
devastation in Kora circle under Nari Sub-division in East Siang. The flash flood
damaged the NEC road and RCC bridges along Kora to Telam and Kora to Sipu, causing
total disruption in road communication since October 4 last. The flood also washed
away livestock at Lipin, Kora and Mane villages besides damaging several acres of
standing crops in the circle.
The Upper Ramle Banggo ZPM Yai Dabi informed that flood water damaged road at Mane
and Lipin portion of Kora-Telam road and snapped road communication. Similarly, surface
communication is disrupted along Sido and Tene areas.
According to report, the latest wave of flood washed away large number of domestic
animals, including Mithuns at Lipin of village. Flood also damaged head works, pillar-wires
and sediment tanks of drinking water projects at Lipin and submerged football ground
at Mane village.
The ZPM also informed she has reported the authority concerned about the properties
lost and damaged in the flood and demanded early restoration of the road communication
and compensate the affected farmers after proper assessment of loss and damages.
The ZPM visited the affected area along with public leader Dosen Ringu, Block Congress
leader Rari Riba and other government officials.
APWWS celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society celebrated its 33rd
Foundation Day stressing to impart legal awareness to women on their rights at Mahila
Imdad Bhawan, Naharlagun.
While highlighting the background of the Society, APWWS president Gumri Ringu recalled
the selfless services rendered by the founder members and senior activists of the
Society and those present during the meeting were felicitated to recognize their
Vice chairman Radhilu Chai Techi spoke on many women friendly laws which have been
implemented for the welfare of women and children.
Assistant Jailer C.T Lombi gave an overview on root cause of crime and types of crime
against women and children while Nabam Sekap brie on general health and hygiene.
Most of the senior members of the Society, including DC Mihu Malo, Yagi Doni, Yade
Riba, Tadar Yadir, Yapi Kulo, Taro Modi ZPM spoke about their association and experience
with APWWS. The annual report of the society was presented by Secretary General Samnem
The meeting was attended by hundreds of women from all walks of life.
AALO: Inculcating idealism among the women for their emancipation and checking growing
adolescent drug abuse came to fore for discussions on the raising day celebration
of APWWS at Gumin Kiin yesterday.
Attending the celebration, West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Marnya Ete said that women
are held in high esteem in our society right from the ancient time and development
of society cannot be thought without proper development of women.
“Our society is witnessing a bad transition period in the past couple of years and
women have to play a pivotal role in curbing the menace of drug abuse, trafficking,
indiscipline in many places since administration alone cannot tackle multiple natures
of bad elements in the society.
Parental care, formation of committee sector wise, disciplinary committees in the
schools and role of women wings always come handy in tackling the menaces, he said.
Appreciating the role of women and assuring to stand by their cause, the DC assured
to look into their demands like land allotment for their office building, renovation
of Girls Hostel, car parking in the township, toilets at Sumo Counters, seizure of
illegal alcohol vendors, illegal sale of drugs, night patrolling etc.
Former minister Doi Ado appreciated the role of women in eradicating many of social
evils that plague the society. He appealed the women activists to come forward for
more social causes saying that all social evils must be nipped in the bud.
Jumken Ete stressed on self regulatory measures and idealism among the womenfolk
to guide the younger generation.
Dr Tsering Wangmo Kato as a Resource Person dwelt at length on ill effects of drugs
Host of women speakers pointed out the problems and suggested ways and means to contain
the growing problems arising out of invasion of modernity.
The President and Secretary APWWS Aalo Kargam Ete and Ige jinni dwelt at length on
the aim and objectives and action initiated by the women wing of West Siang for the
past many years.
Dwelling on legal aspects, Advocate Redo Kamki assured to cooperate with women in
pleading the cases relating to them.
As a good gesture, the participating Ponu parties not only presented attractive songs
and dances but also contributed Rs. 300 to Rs.1000 each to the fund of APWWS, Aalo
branch as a source of encouragement to continue their crusade against the forces
that are detrimental for existence of a congenial society. DIPRO
Ration crisis hits Dibang Valley
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Flood hit Dibang Valley district is facing acute shortage of essential
commodities and life saving medicines, reports DIPRO. “The entire Dibang Valley District
is facing acute shortage of essential commodities, life saving drugs due to disruption
in surface communication,
Upper Siang deputy commissioner informed. He appealed to the state government to
take up the matter with Indian Air Force for air dropping of those items before the
situation goes from bad to worse. Only one sortie could be materialized for entire
district during last 10 days, which is not sufficient, he said.
Meanwhile, the restoration works of Anini-Roing roads was going on war footing. The
DC, who is personally monitoring the restoration works, informed that blockade between
Etalin and Aprunli was cleared yesterday thus making the road from Anini to Endolin
through. However, the huge landslide in between 78km and Arozoo may take around a
month to clear subject to weather condition, equipments like blasting material diesel
The DC has requested officers of 62 RCC to put all out effort to restore road from
Hunli to Arozoo at the earliest possible time. The Etalin –Maliney road remained
blocked for the last 4 months.
The DC instructed the Circle Officer of Etalin to repair the Echi FSB to cater the
transshipment of essential commodities from Roing to Anini till blockade at Endulin
is cleared. DIPRO
DLVMC meeting on RD Progs
Seppa, Oct 11: Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of East Kameng District Level Vigilance
and Monitoring Committee (DLVMC) Tope Bam asked the executing agencies of various
schemes and projects under Rural Development to execute the works in conformity with
the guidelines without variation or alteration, and if there is any doubt or confusion,
it should be clarified from the nodal deptt. DRDA.
Chairing a meeting of the DLVMC in his office chamber here on October 9, the deputy
commissioner gave emphasis on how the undertaken projects could be successfully implemented
by utilizing the fund with flexibility without comprising the quality and standard
in all respect.
M. Riba, AE RWD presented the status of PMGSY Road works under East Kameng by RWD
with physical and financial achievement. He informed that out the total 25 roads
sanctioned, 15 have been completed, 9 were in progress with 68% physical achievement
and 65% financial involvement. One road is under process of agreement and 17 roads
have been proposed under Ph-X , he added.
Er. Niama Kipa, EE PHED, while highlighting the physical and financial achievements
under total sanitation campaign (TSC) which is rechristened Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
(NBA), said that the programme would be taken up on cluster basis for ‘visible’
development. He appealed one and all to co-operate with the surveyors of PHED in
furnishing correct information during the Base line Survey.
Kego Jillen, PD DRDA briefed the meet about fund placement under RD department.
Zilla Parishar Chairperson Cum Chairman DRDA Sepi Bagang urged the executing agencies
to compile the reports in booklet form and circulate it in advance before conduct
of the meeting to all the members in order to examine the works done. He said that
executing agencies should not feel harassed, if there is any complaint against their
works, rather they should try to rectify the faults.
The BDOs also highlighted physical and financial achievement on RD programmes in
their respective block and jurisdiction. DIPRO
Farmers-scientists interaction prog
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: An Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATNA) sponsored Farmer-Scientist
Interaction programme was conducted at Ligu village, Daporijo by Kishi Vigyan Kendra
(KVK), Upper Subansiri on October 9.
Subject matter specialists in animal husbandry and veterinary delivered a lecture
on importance of deworming and vaccination in livestock and poultry. He also distributed
calendar on different vaccination schedule for livestock and poultry.
The SMS in Agriculture discussed on various aspects of vermicomposting, its methods
of preparation, harvesting and advantages of vermicomposting. The farmers were interested
to know how to recycle the waste material which enhances the plant production and
reduces environmental pollution.
The SMS in Home Science delivered lecture on introduction of zero energy cool chamber
(ZECC), which is an on-farm low cost storage structure to store harvested fruits
and vegetables to increase their shelf life.
The programme ended with a brief lecture on composite fish culture by Programme Assistant
(Fisheries) Dipjyoti Bora, He suggested the fish farmers to adopt scientific methods
for higher production.
Later, the farmers were distributed leaflets on the various topics discussed by the
Farmers from nearby Hankar and Niji villages attended the programme.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: 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
NES to hold parley on bandh culture
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: In order to discuss law and order situation in the capital complex,
particularly bandh culture, the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has convened a co-ordination
meeting of the state capital based civil societies, NGOs, associations and unions
on October 14 at Banquet Hall.
President and general secretaries of the market welfare associations of capital complex,
ANSU, ANYA, Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum, All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed
Youth Organization, All Arunachal Pradesh Transport Federation, students' unions
of capital complex, East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri,
Papum Pare and others would attend the meeting. The conglomeration of this organisation
would discuss on law and order situation and bandh culture in capital complex which
has crippled normal life and has become a perpetual cause of grave concern for all
Miscreants ransack gas agency
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Miscreants today ransacked Donyi Polo Gas agency and caused extensive
damage to the properties. Even some of the employees received serious injury during
attack. An FIR has been lodged in this regard at Itanagar police station.
Meanwhile, the proprietor of Donyi Polo Gas agency has decided to shut the office
on 12th to protest the repeated attacks. They have urged valuable customers to bear
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal would
attend the third convocation ceremony of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science
& Technology (NERIST), a premiere technical institute in the State.
The Convocation is being held for two passed out batches as no Convocation was held
in 2011, informed Prof. Dipankar Pal, Director of the Institute. He further informed
that 39 students would receive Gold Medals in person and another 12 in absentia.
The Institute would also give away Ph.D., M.Tech., B.Tech. and other certificates
to successful candidates.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) JJ Singh (Retd.) expressed happiness at
the way the Institute is progressing and advised the Director to further stress upon
maintaining discipline and orderliness in the Institute. The Governor, who also is
president of the Society of NERIST would preside over the function.
MP Bezbaruah, Chairman, Board of Management, would also attend the ceremony.
Upper Siang bandh on Oct 15
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Eastern Adi Students’ Union and the Mariyang Area Students’ Union
have jointly called 12-hr Upper Siang Bandh on October 15 from 5 am as part of their
first of democratic movement in protest against non-fulfillment of their various
Both the unions, in a joint meeting last month demanded the state government for
immediate cancellation /retention of transfer order issued against few eachers and
Marinag ADEO, immediate posting of sufficient teachers in various schools in Upper
Siang district, immediate restoration of power supply and road Raneghat -Yingkiong
road via Mariyang.
Essential services, such as ambulance, water supply, pharmacy, milk-van, medical,
police and magistrate on duty have been exempted from the purview of the bandh.
Meeting on electoral roll revision
YINGKIONG, Oct 11: Panchayat Electoral Revision meeting was held under the chairmanship
of Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang today.
The Deputy Commissioner asked all the ERO and AEROs to conduct electoral hearing
at their respective polling booth so that every electorate can attend the hearing.
He also stated that voters’ photo identity was not mandatory for Panchayat electorates
of panchayat bodies.
Meeting on selection of best Gram Sabha, best Anchal Samity segment and Zilla Parishad
was also held and selection proceeding was completed for onwards submission to the
ADC-cum- DPDO R. Panyang, all EROs and PRI representatives of Upper Siang district
were present in the meeting. DIPRO
3 houses gutted in Monigong
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Three dwelling houses of Pape Hemi, Tatuk Hemi and Tasing Hemi
at PHED Colony, Monigong under Mechukha Sub-Division have been reportedly reduced
to ashes in a major fire incident on October 9 last. The house owners lost house-hold
materials besides valuable local traditional ornaments worth lakhs of rupees in
the fire mishap.
Meanwhile, expressing grave concern over the mishap, the All Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare
Society (ALRBWS), Capital Complex in a letter addressed to the West Siang District
Deputy Commissioner has appealed him to provide relief to the fire victims immediately.
We are yet to see the one-man committee report: TWS
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Tagin Welfare Society (TWS) Itanagar today claimed that it has
not seen the report of one-man enquiry committee yet, which, it said, was submitted
to authority on Oct 5 Oct last. The committee was constituted by the chief minister
in September last to unearth the truth behind the allegations of unfair means allegedly
adopted during APPBn/IRBN personnel recruitment process in Daporijo, Upper Subansiri.
Society also said that the report is yet to be made public and it is unknown to
people of the society. Further, it reiterated its demand for fresh interview of APPBn/IRBN
personnel in the district.
‘Blood has no substitute’
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society
(APSACS) Deputy Director (Blood Safety) exhorted all the Blood Bank in-charges, both
Govt and private, to make all the defunct Blood Banks functional by organizing voluntary
blood donation camp periodically to meet the demand.
““Blood has no substitute. It can only be obtained from another human,” he said while
addressing a review meeting of Blood Bank In-charges at Naharlagun today.
Emphasizing the need for conducting IEC on voluntary blood donation, Dr. Budh urged
them to ensure that collected bloods are safe for transfusion.
and to take up aggressive IEC on voluntary Blood Donation and to conduct blood
donation camps periodically as per as demand in their locality.
However, not all blood are safe, therefore respective blood bank officers have a
critical responsibility to deliver safe blood.
He also highlighted the target of blood donation camps for AAP-2012 and explained
the logistic support provided by National AIDS Control Progarmme for effective functioning
of blood transfusion services in the state.
Ibom Ete, Drugs Inspector, briefed about the licensing and renewal of blood banks
which is mandatory for all the blood banks.
Blood Bank Officers from districts highlighted their problems and assured to make
blood banks in their respective areas functional by taking up corrective measures.
AdiSUI conducts social service
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Adi Students’ Union, Itanagar conducted tree plantation cum social
service at Dera Natung Government College and Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College Itanagar
On the occasion, AdiSU speaker Obang Paro appealed to the people of the state to
save and promote the greenery of the state.
Organizing chairman Nang Gao appreciated the department of Forest for supplying saplings.
Amongst other Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin, AdiSU president Sokun Siboh,
Advisor Tapu Mibang, DNGCSU General Secretary Gora Rikam and his team and Principal
of the DNGC College also took part in the tree plantation and social service programme.
The students and NSS volunteers of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic also organized
tree plantation programme at RGGP campus. RGGP Principal lauded the AdiSU Itanagar
for providing saplings for the plantation programme.
BJP gets new president in Upper Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Tapa Dadi has been elected as Upper Subansiri district Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) president in its party election held at Daporijo on Sept 29 last.
The newly elected president has been asked to appoint his office bearers and various
Morcha presidents in his district.
Tirap DC visits Kaimai
KHONSA, Oct 11: “Do not leave anything to the government as every villager is a part
of it,” Tirap deputy commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde told the villagers of Kaimai.
He was speaking to the villagers during his maiden visit to Kaimai yesterday.
The deputy commissioner said that establishment of any government agency in a particular
place act as a catalyst and further augments it development. He was referring to
the establishment of the Company HQ of CRPF at Kaimai village.
He sanctioned a Rain Water Harvesting System of 50000 litres for village Middle School
and the CRPF camp. During his interaction with the Self Help Groups of the village,
Shinde assured them of every possible help and urged them to form a Federation of
the SHG for better development .
The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by the Superintendent of Police and the Commandant
of 36Bn CRPF Khonsa. Both of them were all praised for the villagers for the cooperation
they are giving for the establishment of the CRPF Coy HQ. They also sought the help
of the villagers in curving the UG problem.
Earlier, K Lowang, Chief of Kaimai, apprised the DC of the problems faced by the
villagers. He said that the villagers have been rendering help free of cost to the
CRPF company wherever required and would continue to do so as their presence in the
village have been of immense help. DIPRO
88 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Through your esteemed daily I would like to question the policy of education department
of Arunachal Pradesh. The matter is regarding the concerns of the students, parents
and the people of the entire Mariyang block. The government Higher Secondary School
Mariyang has been suffering from shortage of qualified teacher since its inception.
The demand of Panchayat leaders, elected representatives and the officials of the
education department both at Mariyang and Yingkiong for posting more teachers to
its sanction strength have never been fulfilled due to unwillingness of teachers
to serve in remote places like Mariyang.
Almost every day we come across through the media about the announcement of various
reform policies by the present Minister Education. I have the appreciation for all
the initiatives of reforms initiated by Minister Education and Parliamentary Secretary
Very recently Panchayat leaders of Mariyang, AdiSU (Adi Student Union), MASU (Mariyang
Student Union) and various social organizations have expressed resentment against
transfer of three teachers from Mariyang without any relievers. As a common man of
Mariyang I would like to appreciate the policy of transfer and posting of teacher,
but what I could not understand is that why the transfer is effected without posting
or replacement that also when Mariyang is already suffering from shortage of teacher.
I can only express my wishes through your esteemed daily that good sense
may prevail in entire hierarchy of education department, especially to the Parliamentary
Secretary education, who happened to be the MLA of 40 Geku-Mariyang Constituency.
Dr. Otem Pertin
Discrimination in distribution of relief
Let me share few words through your esteemed daily regarding the recent flash floods
and nature’s fury which badly affected Lohit and Anjaw district. In the recent times
like yearly Festivals, this year also the dwellers of Lohit-Anjaw are facing Nature’s
extra - Love in the form of heavy rains, which instead of benefitting are stealing
sleep from the people. People living in Anjaw they themselves are not sure when they
will get food to eat. Recently even the kids from VKV Amliang had to FOOT-MARCH back
to Tezu as there are no food in the school. And I'm very much amazed that they had
walked all the way 100 kms to reach Tezu. May be the middle class and high class
people are fleeing on Helicopter, but what about the poor ones? How will they flee
from this? And this is not a new story for Anjaw dwellers. Every year during monsoon
they go through same experience. It has almost become like an annual festival. Leaving
poor citizen haplessly, many big bosses of the district are busy shopping and participating
in events around the states.
During the recent flash floods at Lohit on 18th September, I got stuck in Tezu and
faced tough situation with my family. We had to stay alert day and night in fear
that our house may get washed away by the drain turned into river. No light, Rs 30/per
Kg rice costing Rs 60, Rs 500 for 1 Kg of Chilies, Egg costing 10 Rs per piece, no
mobile network, Rs 80 per Kg for Onions etc etc. And guess what few shopkeepers taking
the advantage of the flood. On the second day we heard that few people have come
to the colony on the other side of the road and that they have taken record of the
damages caused and that they are enquiring people so that they can be appropriately
given compensations. But no one came to our colony. Again, next day we heard that
people even those whose houses are not near the Rivulet were getting compensations
including 50Kg rice, Dals, Potatoes, money and other relief items. Even after week
passed no one came to collect record. So, we are just confused. On the one hand people
who are even 10-20 meters away from the highest level of water are enjoying the relief
but why were we missed?
So I appeal the state government and everyone to give heed to the problems faced
by the people of the neglected district. Arunachalees aren't dwelling only around
capital region, there are many other districts too.
N L Richo
Save our ancestral land
Through the columns of your daily, I would like to remind our chief minister and
MLAs of state that the foothill areas of East and West Siang districts are being
rapidly encroached by our giant neighbour Assam. In most of the border foothill areas
the Rangia-Murkongselek railway line used to be the Mac-Mohan line between the two
states. However with the conversion of the said railway line from metre gauge to
broad gauge, massive infrastructure development and population explosion is taking
place in Assam. Due to this our tiny population is being constantly pushed towards
the hills. Therefore we are losing our agricultural and ancestral lands. We cannot
fight with them as we are very few in numbers and we don't have security forces or
officials to protect our land. Before our population gets extinct from foothill area,
I request chief minister to take immediate counter-measures to save our people and
lands. I request the CM to consider the creation of Lower Siang district in the foothills
for our peace and security.
Undernourished people in South Asia
According to this year's FAO report, based on data collected between 2010 and 2012,
some 868 million people are estimated to have been undernourished. This represents
12.5 percent of the global population, or one in eight people. The vast majority
of these – 852 million, – live in developing countries, where the prevalence of undernourishment
is now estimated at 14.9 percent of the population the report, titled 'The State
of Food Insecurity in the World' says.
Despite significant improvements this year to the FAO methodology for estimating
undernourishment, further improvements and better data are needed to capture the
effects of food price and other economic shocks.
The report has based its calculations on improved methods of data collection and
processing. In doing so, it has observed that the undernourishment estimates have
progressed and efforts to reduce hunger have been more pronounced since 1990 than
previously believed. The revised results imply that the Millennium Development Goal
(MDG) target of halving the prevalence of undernourishment in the developing world
by 2015 is within reach, if appropriate actions are taken to reverse the slowdown
This year’s report also discusses the role of economic growth in reducing undernourishment.
Arguing that even though economic growth is necessary, it not sufficient to accelerate
reduction of hunger and malnutrition, the report says that "to accelerate hunger
reduction, economic growth needs to be accompanied by purposeful and decisive public
action. Public policies and programmes must create a conducive environment for pro-poor
long-term economic growth."
While social protection helps improve nutrition for young children – an investment
that will pay off in the future with better educated, stronger and healthier adults
– it also helps mitigate risk, thus promoting technology adoption and economic growth.
By designing a well-structured system of social protection to support and complement
economic growth, undernourishment and malnutrition can be eliminated as quickly as
possible, says the report.