May  31



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs 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





Arunachalee lifters continue their impressive performance

ITANAGAR, May 30: Arunachalee lifters continued their impressive performance by winning two gold and a silver medal on the third day of the 15th Asian Youth Boys Weightlifting Championships at Doha, Qatar today.

Young and promising weightlifter Sambo Lapung won a gold medal each in Clean & Jerk and Total lift and a Silver in Snatch in Youth Boys 69 kg category. He lifted a total of 263 kg (Snatch 119 + Clean and Jerk 144kg).

Yesterday, Lalu Taku won one Silver and two Bronze medals in Youth Boys 60 kg category.

Another promising lifter Jimjang Deru won 2 gold and a silver on the inaugural day of the championship.


Spl recruitment drive

CHANGLANG, May 30: A special recruitment drive for 41 posts in Assam Rifles, exclusively for youths of Tirap and Changlang will be organised from June 3 to July 2.

For the first time, the required height of candidates has been relaxed to 152 cm.

Interested candidates may contact Career Guidance Cell, DOTC Building, Changlang and Employment Exchange, Changlang for further details. DIPRO


Women pugilists win bronze medals

ITANAGAR, May 30: Two women pugilist Tonibala Chanu and Anzima Khakhalary from Arunchal Pradesh won a bronze medal each in the 14th Senior Women National Boxing Championship held in Uttarkhand from May 18 to 23, according to an Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association release.


‘Create posts for unemployed doctors’

ITANAGAR, May 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Doctors Association (AAPUDA) has appealed to the  secretary, health and family welfare to create posts under the health department and advertise for the same for benefit of large number of unemployed doctors.


Death mourned

ITANAGAR, May 30: The staff of Law and Judicial condoled the sudden demise of Dipak Chandra Bhattacharjee, OSD, Law and Judicial Department today and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

He had been serving in the capacity of OSD since his retirement form govt service in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, sons-in-law and grand children.

They observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to late Bhattacharjee and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to withstand the tragic moment.


Coaching prog

ITANAGAR, May 30: The Sub-Regional Employment Office coaching cum guidance centre for SC/STs, Naharlagun, GoI, Ministry of Labour and Employment (DGE&T) is organizing an 11-month special coaching program on typewriting, shorthand, general knowledge and basic computer knowledge from July 1 next free of cost.

Interested candidates having minimum 10+2 and between the age group of 18 to 30 may apply with the required documents; educational qualification certificates, age proof certificate, ST certificate, and employment registration card with two nos. of passport size photograph on or before June 21 at the office of SREO, CGC for SC/STs, Naharlagun.


Durga Vahini Shibir for young girl

ITANAGAR, May 30: As part of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s annual training for young girl to help nurture self- discipline and develop patriotic spirit in them, a five-day campaign, namely “Durga Vahini Shibir” was conducted at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Borguli, East Siang from May 25 to 29.

Morning Prayer, meditation, yoga classes, group discussion, games and sports etc were conducted among the trainees by a group of resource person drawn from various sections of the society during the five day camp.

Apart from daily routine, trainees were also taught about the importance of local festival, indigenous faith and culture, vision of Golgi Bote Talam Rukbo.

Inaugural function was attended by public leader Kaling Moyong. Puluk Lida, Kuru Tai and Kayam Pertin briefed the importance of the training camp.

Altogether 55 girls from 11 villages attended the camp with enthusiasm.


11th Edufest attract students

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 30: The 11th Edufest began today with high turnout of students and parents who flocked in to get information about their preferred courses and institutions at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok today.

Altogether 40 institutions from across the country and abroad are participating in the two-day Edufest.

It is being organized by Lynchin Exhibitions, a Guwahati based company.

“Many a time, students and their parents find it hard to gather right information about a particular institute, so through this fest we have tried to bring those universities to them,” shared, Kaushik Barua, Director, Lynchpin.


DPYK Youth conference gets underway


RUKSIN, May 30: The 3rd Traditional Youth Conference-Cum Cultural Meet, 2013 organized by Ruksin Block Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang got underway at Ruksin village Community Hall yesterday.

The three-day program started with hoisting of flag by Chief Guest Tatung Jamoh followed by prayer and religious rituals.

In his address, Jamoh stressed the need for preservation of tradition and religious faiths. He urged youths to shoulder the responsibility to preserve their age-old tradition and cultural identity.

Jamoh, who is an Electrical Engineer of Pasighat division office suggested the students to dedicate their time and energy in study to become human resource in the future.

The Circle Officer of Sille-Oyan Ayeng Perme, Tajom Tasung and Tajom Mibang also attended inaugural function.

Various literary and cultural events were organized on the first day of the conference cum cultural meet.

Hundreds of youths, women and old people from nine Gangging committees under Ruksin block and from parts of Jonai in Assam in their best traditional attires attended inaugural program.






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


News Impact


India-China border issue would be solved amicably: Governor

ITANAGAR, May 30:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today said that the India-China border issue would be resolved amicably and the governments of both the neighbouring nations were working hard to find a lasting solution.

"Since 1962 there has been no physical confrontation between the two nations," Sharma told his maiden press conference at Raj Bhawan here.

"China and India have well laid down agreement for maintaining peace and security along the border," he said.

When asked to comment on re-opening of Stilwell Road to connect China with India as well as re-opening of border trade with South East Asian countries as proposed by Chinese premier during his recent visit to India, the governor said that the government would open roads within the parameter of security of the people.

When his attention was drawn on the insurgency problem of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of the state where Naga rebels from neighbouring Nagaland are operating, Sharma said that the Naga issue was complex and it should be resolved considering the aspirations of all affected north eastern states.

"The Centre is initiating peace process with the NSCN and I personally hope that the issue will be resolved amicably," he added.

When asked to reveal his priority areas, the Governor, while appreciating the hard working, cheerful Arunachalees, said  “the state has tremendous potentials and scope for development.” However, he said, it is too early to talk about his priority areas. “Wait and watch how things would take shape in coming days”, he  added.

“I held discussion with former Governor Gen (retd) J J Singh on implementation of  schemes/projects under Prime Minister’s financial package in the state”, the  Governor said and assured to keep on monitoring the development schemes under the PM’s package.

Stressing on the team spirit, he said “No organization, no Govt can progress without team efforts. Ek saath hoke aage barna hein, kishise maangne ka jorurot nehi.”

“As I have been associated long with North East including Arunachal Pradesh, I see great future of this eastern most part of the country. I am looking forward for peace and development of the State,” he added. (with inputs from PTI)


Governor assures to look into Tongam attack case

When his attention was drawn towards senior woman journalist Tongam Rina shooting case and failure of the authorities to nab the attackers even after 318 days, the Governor assured to look into it. While appreciating the contributions of mediapersons in the state, the Governor called upon them to do their job without fear as conscience keepers of the society. Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of this daily was shot at by the unknown attacker infront of her office on July 15, 2012.




Arunachal mediapersons visit Sikkim

GANGTOK, May 30: A 10-member media team from  Arunachal led by IPR Secretary Indra Mallo Jain and DIPR deputy director Obang Tayeng visited Sikkim from June 27 to 30 in order to gain first hand knowledge on flagship programmes implemented by the Sikkim Government.

The team visited Rumtek Monastery constructed by XVIth Karmapa in 1962, Banjhakari Falls Energy Park constructed by Sikkim Rural Management and Development department, world class Paljor Stadium for football and Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Hospital at Gangtok today and interacted with the medical officials.

The team also visited Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the team visited 510 MW Teesta-V Hydro Power project constructed by the NHPC at Teesta River in Balutar, East Sikkim district. The NHPC authorities accorded a warm welcome to the visiting media team from the state and explained various development and welfare opportunities provided to the people as a result of the hydro-power projects launched in the state of Sikkim.

According to NHPC senior manager UK Nanda, the state of Sikkim gets 12% free power supply from Teesta-V Hydro Power project and the project generates Rs 210 lakhs income per day. Later, the team also visited under construction 96 MW Dikchu Hydro Power project at river Bakcha, which is one of the major tributaries of the Teesta. The project being executed by the Sneha Kinetic Power Project Limited is expected to be commissioned by 2014. The officials of the Project also took the visiting team members around the project site including the long tunnel beside the Baksha river at the power house location.

The media team was today received by Dr Yogesh Verma, Medical Superintendent of 300 bedded Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Hospital at Gangtok and other hospital authorities and explained about the various health initiatives launched by the Government of Sikkim for improving the health of people in the state.  The Superintendent informed that two programmes ‘Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Annual Health Check Up’ and ‘Medical Treatment Grant for Public’ upto Rs Two Lakhs per patient have been launched successfully in the state. He further informed that so far over three thousand patients have been covered under the scheme of grant for Medical Treatment programme while the health check up programme is being rigorously implemented  by the Department of Health in all districts of the state.

The team was also taken around the hospital complex including emergency block, kitchen and other wards by the Superintendent who said that further development schemes such as laundry facilities, expansion of the intake capacity of patients upto more than 500 patients are also being taken up by the department.

The visiting team appreciated the professionalism of the hospital management and cleanliness prevailing in the biggest government hospital in the state.



ANSU serves ultimatum, AAPSU demands arrest of Bomjen’s killers

ITANAGAR, May 30: The All Nyishi Students` Union has urged the state Govt to arrest the murderers of engineering student Bomjen Gapak within 48 hours.

In an ultimatum to state Govt, the  Union  said that it will launch a series of agitation  if the authorities fail to nab the culprits within the given time.

“What is troubling the common public is that the brutal murder took place in the Capital and stone throw distance from the Itanagar Police Station. Yet, even  after many days of the incident no tangible action has been taken and the police are maintaining hands-off attitude; blaming electricity and CCTV. This not only shows the inefficiency of the police department but slaps the intelligence of common public,” ANSU said in its ultimatum.    

The  ANSU further said the murder of a promising young member of the community has not only shocked the people of the state but also failed to wake up the government from its deep slumber.  

It said “In the last one year, the state has witnessed unprecedented cases of murder, dacoity, rape and other heinous crimes that speaks volume about the law and order situation of the state. State’s police stations are replete with FIR on atrocities, attacks, murder, arson, ransom, blackmail and post-poll violence.”

People are so insecure that even officers like  deputy commissioners are remaining absent from office without leave under mysterious circumstances, the  ANSU said.   

It urged the government not to show any leniency towards criminals.  “It is often observed that even major offences such as murder and rape are given reprieve and criminals come out on bail, emboldened. Such trend is not healthy but detrimental towards the fight against the crime. Stringent and exemplary punishment must be awarded to serious offenders to deter them from committing another crime in future. It is high time that state government wakes up from deep slumber and redress public outcry.”

“Besides revamping of security set-up of the entire state especially in the capital complex which has recorded unprecedented criminal cases this one year, the state government must also have a full-fledged and independent home minister. It is viewed that an independent home minister will not be burdened with other responsibilities and can solely devote time to work for security of life and property which has become the prime concern of common mass. People are also running out  their patience from constant break-up of electricity supply and pathetic road conditions. The GoAP is expected to mend it at the earliest,” the ANSU said.

Condemning the gruesome murder of a teenager in Itanagar on the wee hours of May 27 last, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has also strongly urged the police department to nab the culprits at the earliest.

AAPSU stated, this particular incident which has led to the loss of life of a young boy is condemnable in every sense and those involved should be punished in the hardest way. And the murder which happened just near the police station very much testifies to the fact that the police, our so called savior, have not been performing their duty sincerely.

We urge the state government to direct the police department to intensify night patrolling so as to prevent the recurrence of such crimes in future and also to ensure fear-free atmosphere in the State, the Apex student body said.



Tingkhatra calls on Union Ministers

ITANAGAR, May 30: Minister for WRD, WCD etc Newlai Tingkhatra along with Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, today held series of meetings with some Union Ministers in New Delhi.

Tingkhatra first met Union Minister for DoNER Pawan Singh Ghatowar and discussed on various proposals of the state pending with the Ministry and requested for early release of fund. The Union Minister has assured to take care of the projects and release of early fund.

He met Union Minister for Tribal Affairs V Kishore Chandra S Deo and discussed about meager allocation of fund out of total fund earmarked by his Ministry to the State Government during 2012-13. The Union Minister informed Tingkhatra that the allocated fund could not be released to the north eastern states including Arunachal Pradesh due to cut in the Ministry’s fund last year. However, the Union Minister has assured to look into this aspect soon.  

In regards to recognition of Nocte, Wancho, Tangsa, Tutsa and Ollo tribes residing in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of the State Tingkhatra has requested the Union Tribal Affairs Minister to bring amendment to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribe) Order, 1950 by deleting the words “any Naga Tribe” from the ST list of Arunachal Pradesh for the larger interest of the people of these three districts.

He apprised the Union Minister that due to non-recognition of the tribes by the Government of India as separate entity from the “any Naga Tribe”, the youths of these three districts are facing lot of problems in appearing various UPSC and PSC recruitments/ examinations.

According to Tingkhatra, the Union Minister has assured to extend necessary help and coordinate with the competent authority to bring in amendments as per the suggestion of the state Government.  

Tingkhatra has also met Harish Chandra Singh Rawat, the Union Minister for Water Resources and discussed about the delay in submission of Monitoring Report on the FMP and AIBP for Arunachal Pradesh by the Brahmaputra Board which hindered the state government to receive its 2nd installment fund of Rs. 60 crores from the Ministry of Water Resources during 2012-13.

The Union Minister has instructed his office to pass on directive to the Chairman, Bramhaputra Board to submit the Monitoring Report within 10 days to the Ministry of Water Resources.

They have also discussed about the proposals of ADB funding. Though the ADB funding did not materialize, he has requested for providing fund against the fresh proposals submitted by the state Government from its internal resources. The Union Minister has apprised him that he had already discussed the matter with the Prime Minister in this respect.  



AAPSU demands immediate solution to Assam-Arunachal boundary row

ITANAGAR, May 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the state Govt to take bold steps for immediate solution to Assam- Arunachal boundary problem.

Expressing concern over the repeated encroachment by Assam authorities within Arunachal territory along Assam-Arunachal boundary in various districts, AAPSU in a two point-memorandum to the Chief Minister  has appealed him to re-build the school rest room and  Church  which were demolished by the Assam officials at Digalmukh of Dissing-Passo circle under  Seijosa in East Kameng recently.

It is worth mentioning here that the Assam forest officials had  reportedly entered 4 km inside the Arunachal territory and demolished the  school infrastructure and church  at Digalmukh. A team of AAPSU had visited the spot to assess the situation.

AAPSU also drew the attention of the CM towards the Hasse Russa incident, Longding wherein the Assam officials did not allow the Arunachal administration to conduct Panchayat election well inside the Arunachal territory. An AAPSU team is scheduled to visit Hasse Russa  on May 31 to have a marathon meeting with the native to improve the situation in border area and for solution to border dispute.

AAPSU further appealed for proper functioning of Department of  Border Affairs to control the law and order problem along  Assam-Arunachal boundary.

In its second point of memorandum, the AAPSU demanded the state Govt to  institute an enquiry committee into the Maharashtra text book scandal. “It is a very sad incident that the state of Arunachal Pradesh went missing in a Geography textbook of Maharashtra”, AAPSU said and demanded CBI inquiry into the whole episode for the security and safety of Arunachal Pradesh particular and Nation as a whole and to punish the erring officer as per National Security Act. AAPSU also wants to know the reality behind the whole episode as to how the Maharashtra Govt. made such mistake of including Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese territory, especially, when there is border dispute between India and China.



Mt. Everest conquering team given rousing welcome

ITANAGAR, May 30: Mt. Everest conquering team members from North East were given a rousing welcome by DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar on their arrival in New Delhi today in the presence of Secretary DoNER, Secretary NEC and Chief Secretary, Govt. of Manipur.

Welcoming the team, Ghatowar highly appreciated the Manipur Government and Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association for taking up such remarkable initiative. He expressed the hope that the expedition will encourage the upcoming generation towards adventure sports.

Dr. L. Surjit, Leader of the Expedition and President of MMTA submitted a memorandum to the DoNER Minister requesting for incentives to the team, a recurring grant-in-aid to MMTA to continue its work towards development and popularzing adventure sports and convert MMTA’s Manipur Mountaineering Institute as a regional centre for Mountaineering and Adventure Sports.

The function was also attended by high ranking officials of Ministry of DoNER and NEC, Shillong.



NDRF conducts disaster awareness campaign at Oyan


RUKSIN, May 30: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in collaboration with district disaster management authority and Oyan Students Union conducted a day-long disaster awareness meeting cum training at Oyan village Community Hall yesterday to educate people about general disaster preparedness.

The 25-member NDRF team led by Inspector MS Patwal explained the villagers about disaster preparedness and safety tips to reduce the extent of disaster. The NDRF experts demonstrated various techniques to rescue people caught during disasters like flood and earthquake.

The NDRF has already conducted a series of such disaster awareness programs at Mebo, Berung, Mirem areas.

DIPRO adds from Pasighat: A similar program was also organized by the NDRF team along with East Siang District Disaster Management Office in Daying Ering Memorial Hr. Sec. School auditorium today.

It was participated by government officers and officials of various departments of Pasighat.

Speaking on the occasion, Patwal said that impact of any calamity could be reduced to a large extent if people are made aware of general disaster preparedness and safety tips. People should be aware of the disaster management techniques so that they could respond properly during natural calamities, he said.

The associate NDRF personnel explained about the precautions to be taken during heavy rain and flood. They demonstrated different methods of rescuing people during the flood and other natural calamities. The team also gave a live demonstration of the way of operating rescue equipment, giving first-aid to injured persons and other related acts of rescue to the attended participants.



Awareness prog on pre-natal diagnostic technique

ITANAGAR, May 30: An awareness programme on Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) Act was organized by Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Authority (APSLA) at Pachin village Papum Pare today.

Speaking on the occasion as resource person, Jumsi Tasar, a New Delhi based advocate highlighted on PNDT Act which prevents foeticides and ban prenatal sex determination.

“No person, including a specialist or a team of specialists in the field of infertility, shall conduct or cause to be conducted or aid in conducting by himself or by any other person, sex selection on a woman or a man or on both or on any tissue, embryo, concepts, fluid or gametes derived from either or both of them,” Tasar informed.

Dr. J Bagra, Gynecologist in NIBA Hospital, Naharlagun shared various  medical complicacy which occurrs during Pre-and post pregnancy, and how to  deal with those complicacy. He also spoke on safe delivery mechanism,  roles of mother/  parents and medical department.

The programme was attended by 58 participants, where 98% were female.

Earlier, Budhi Hubung, High Court Session Judge highlighted the roles and functions of APSLA under the Article -39 of the Constitution of India.

Dani Belo, Under secretary, Law informed how and who to seek legal assistance from the department concerned.



Tadar Simi passes away

ITANAGAR, May 30: The Officers and staff of Arunachal Pradesh State Coop. Apex Bank Ltd. expressed deep sorrow over sudden demise of Tadar Simi, AGM at his private residence at Karsingsa today after prolonged illness.

Born to late Tadar Kame and late Tadar Yape of Gangni village under Nyapin administrative circle of Kurung Kumey district, Simi joined the Bank in 1984 as Accountant.

Recalling his immense contribution and meritorious service rendered to the bank, especially during the time of crisis in the Bank, the management and employees of the bank prayed to almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace. They also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to withstand this tragic moment.

Expressing shock and grief over sudden demise of Simi, Nyishi Elite Society (NES), in a condolence message said that Simi was an active social worker and ardent lover of indigenous Nyishi art and culture. His contribution towards the Central Nyokum Committee (CNC) as its executive member deserves to be recorded.

“Being one of the first generation Nyishi graduates, he immensely contributed towards the Nyishi social movements in the crudest past till very recently. He was one of the founder members of NES, who immensely contributed in the formative days and was a life member of the society,” the message said.

He did his primary and middle level education from the then Nyapin middle school and up to higher secondary level from Govt. H.S School, Ziro.

“May Almighty grant eternal peace to the departed soul and bestow enough strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss,” the message said.

His last rites will be performed at their Karsingsa residence on May 31.

The Tadar Abu Charitable Society has mourned the demise of AGM Apex Bank Tadar Simi who passed away today at his residence at Karsingsa.

Born on May 21, 1959, he was a social reformer for the society and he was popularly known as Yai. He is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter and a grandson.

In its condolence message, TACS wrote, his untimely demise is a great loss to the society, banking institution and the Nyishi society as a whole.

Offering condolence to the bereaved family, it further prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.



Youths urged to shoulder responsibility


DAPORIJO, May 30: Local MLA Tapen Siga exhorted the local youths to shoulder the greater responsibility in transforming and building better societies to live in.

Addressing the concluding day of the week-long residential training camp of Rastriya Syamsevak Sangh at VKV Kuporijo today, the MLA said that since youth is considered backbone of nation they should be very sincere in their work and serve the society with greater responsibility. He advised them to apply in practical whatever knowledge they have gained during the training for the welfare of the society.

Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) General Secretary Lardik Kare also attended the last day of training camp and appreciated the initiative of RSS.

Resource persons from within and outside the state conducted sessions on on drug addiction in the youth and its preventive measures, patriotism, important of discipline in the youth,

Techi Upender, seniour RSS member explained about the ideology of RSS.

On the occasion, Dumporijo Circle Officer Sadung Gyadu felicitated ‘best worker’ Taka Sippi and Tenot Raji for securing first class mark in class XII examination and for being selected for admission in NERIST.



Indian, Chinese troops meet in Arunachal

New Delhi, May 30: After their face-off in Finger VIII area in Ladakh sector, armies of India and China met on Thursday in Bumla in Arunchal Pradesh to discuss the issues between them.

"Border Personnel Meeting with China was held today at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh," the army said in a Facebook statement.

During the three-and-a-half-hour meeting, the Indian delegation was led by Brigadier JS Rajpurohit and the Chinese team by Col Tang Fucheng, Sector Commander from Tsona Dzong.

"Mutual cooperation and maintenance of peace on the borders was discussed during the meeting," it said.

Sources said the two sides also discussed the issues faced by the two forces in the area including patrolling.

The last BPM was held between the two sides on May 15 in Nathula in Sikkim when Indian troops had crossed over to the Chinese side.

On May 17, two days before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi, Chinese troops had intercepted an Indian Army patrol in Ladakh sector and prevented it from going to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

BPMs are routine meetings between the two countries as part of efforts to create peace and tranquility along the LAC. PTI

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Revamp the education system in Arunachal

Dear Editor,

It will be a great service to the society if your esteemed Daily highlights the present scenario regarding school admission for children, particularly in private schools. It is almost a competition in which poor people are facing a lot of problems. Poor people are compelled to withdraw their wards from the government schools thinking that the future of their children will be in dark if the children are put in government schools. It is because of some irresponsible, irregular, untrained and undedicated teachers serving in the government schools. Moreover, there is no sufficient teachers, no infra- structural facilities, no teaching aid, no toilet provision in some of the Govt schools and no team work among the teachers, which are the  factors for withdrawing the children from the government schools.

It is not a problem for the rich people in educating their children in private schools but for the poor people it is a Herculean task as the admission of children to private school involved huge money.

The political leaders and intellectuals should think about the ways and means to make the education reachable to poor children.

Remedial steps may be taken up immediately by the M.L.As in their respective area by creating awareness on the education related problems.  If people co-operate the state and central governments, the aim of universalization of primary education can be achieved successfully. And if the MLAs and NGOs do not take interest on solving these problems, there is a chance of more corruption because parents who do not have sufficient money for education of their children in private schools, will approach their local M.L.A for financial aid. And obviously without corruption it would be   near impossible for the elected representatives  to extend financial help to the poor parents to educate their children.

It is a request to government of Arunachal Pradesh for modifying the present education system of the state. The government schools are running without sufficient teachers which compel the people to withdraw their children and admit them in private schools.

On the other hand some private schools are performing well and equipped with sufficient teaching staff,  there are  other private schools also which do not have trained teachers and well equipped educational facilities. This type of schools kill the life of the children.

More remedial steps may be taken up by creating more teacher’s posts and conducting fruitful training  for the teachers. Creating more schools without sufficient and trained teachers will serve no purpose.


Dakyi Lomri

RGU, Doimukh


Industrialized economy

The Asia-Pacific region, which has overtaken the rest of the world in consumption of raw materials as affluence and manufacturing increase, must boost its resource efficiency or risk losing ground in lifestyle, economic growth and environmental sustainability, according to a UN report.

From 1970-2008, consumption of construction minerals increased 13.4 times, metal ores and industrial minerals consumption 8.6, fossil fuels 5.4, and biomass 2.7 times, according to the report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), entitled, 'Recent Trends in Material Flows and Resource Productivity in Asia and the Pacific.'

The report highlights the region's inefficient use of resources as measured by material intensity - consumption of materials per dollar of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - as an area of serious concern. Currently, material intensity for Asia-Pacific is three that of times the rest of the world.

According to figures cited, China is responsible for over 60 per cent of the region's total domestic material consumption, and India for 14 per cent.

The rise in use of metal ores and industrial minerals use in India indicates that the country is entering a rapid acceleration phase in its transition to an industrialized economy, the UN agency notes.

Growing affluence and material intensity were the primary drivers of raw material consumption, and any attempts to regulate the industry would have to address both, the report stresses.

The report recommends the establishment a global harmonized database that shares material use data for all countries as an important step in helping policymakers and businesses anticipate resource issues, and to provide academia with reliable data to support decision makers with the policy relevant science.