Govt plans to improve quality of education in rural areas
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The department of education is working hard to improve the quality
of education in the state particularly in rural areas, this endeavor will continue
in the days to come, said Education Minister Bosiram Siram while extending his wishes
to state teacher awardees and one national awardee during Teachers day celebration
at Banquest Hall here today.
He also expressed his respect to all the teaching community of the state on the occasion
and urged the them to re-dedicate themselves to impart quality education.
Meanwhile, briefing the achievement of the department under his ministership, Siram
informed that despite all odd the salary of SSA teachers were enhanced last year
and informed that the Government is planning to include SSA teachers in the State
Teachers Award from next year.
He further informed that government has enhanced the cash award of State Teachers
Award to Rs 15000 from Rs 10,000.
He further said “in order to mitigate the teachers accommodation problems, many teacher
quarters and barracks have been constructed in remote areas and 200 teacherquarters
for remote areas have been sanctioned in this financial year”. Highlighting the huge
accumulation of untrained teachers, Siram informed that almost 1500 un-trained teachers
are undergoing in-service training every year and books have been made available
in every schools. Briefing about RTE, he called upon the officers and staff of Education
department to be dedicated towards commitment to provide efficient, transparent,
fair and judicious educational administration to win the admiration of the people.
Parliamentary Secretary Education J K Panggeng also extended his wishes to teaching
fraternity particularly to 16 teachers who were conferred with State Teachers’ Award
for their meritorious service in education sector.
However, Panggeng expressed his displeasure over the non-performing teachers. He
said that many SSA teachers are evading their duties by engaging someone in their
place. They are pursuing their higher studies in colleges and staying in state capital
without attending their duties in their respective posting place.
He said such teachers should realize their responsibility of teaching the students
with dedication and devotion.
Panggeng further urged the teaching community and the students to maintain cordial
relation and peaceful atmosphere particularly in educational institutions so that
the motives of education are fulfilled.
Director School Education Bodong Yirang highlighting the importance of Games and
Sports appealed to the teaching fraternity to include social importance activities
particularly Games and Sports in their school curriculum.
Earlier, Commissioner Education Gonesh Koyu while appreciating the teaching community
said that there are lots of teachers who are serving in the remote areas for the
last many years, due to their zeal and dedication, we have today numbers of educated
people hailing from remote areas of the state.
Regarding state award to teachers, he said our state award is not enough, we need
to enhance it and SSA teachers should also be included in this prestigious award
to teachers. He highlighted the life and achievements of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Amongst other Director Higher and Technical Education Joram Begi and State Project
Director, SSA P.N Thungon attended the programme.
Besides paying of floral tribute to portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, students
from King Cup Public School, Itanagar, Government Higher Secondary School, Itanagar
and Government Higher Secondary School Arunadaya presented group songs on the occasion.
State Teacher Awardees
Sl. Name of Teacher & Designation
1. Shri Mahi Pal Rana, ST
2. Shri Kamla Kant Srivastava, ST
3. Smt. Chandra Kanta Mishra, JT
4. Shri Samthun Gohain, JT
5. Shri M.V. Thomas, AT (A)
6. Shri Raghab Ch. Sharma, JT
7. Shri Mimar Rina, AT (B)
8. Smt Momang Jamoh, AT
9. Shri Techi Tajang, AT
10. Shri S.K. Tripathi, ST
11. Shri C.D Sharma, JT
12. Shri Rajendra Pathak, JT
13 Shri Chatur Bhuj Sharma, JT
14. Shri Tah Tawe, AT (A)
15. Shri Sawa Sonam, AT (A)
16. Shri Vijoy Kumar
No question of unfair means in recruitment process: Police
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The Arunachal Pradesh Police has dismissed the rumours going around
that unfair means are being adopted in the ongoing recruitment for APPBn and IRBn
In a press briefing held in the conference hall of PHQ here today Assistant Inspector
General of Police (AIGP) Taba Tusar urged every one not to believe in rumour and
said APP is carrying out clean recruitment process.
Explaining in details about transparency being maintained in the recruitment process
AIGP Tusar said entire process is computerized and videographed and therefore question
of unfair means does not arise.
“We are following the recruitment process of ministry of home affairs (MHA), Govt
of India. Under this process we are emphasizing on seven processes, mainly, digital
and height management, biometric authentication, multiple choice question paper,
written answer script on OMR format, CCTV and video coverage and lastly compilation
of answer script and generation of result using E-recruitment software. It is such
a streamlined process that nobody can tamper the selection process,” said Taba Tusar.
Further he added, “We have collected finger prints of all the candidates during physical
test. They were allowed to sit in written exam after matching finger print and written
examination was conducted under CCTV surveillance.” Tusar also informed that except
the concern superintendent of police of the particular district, rest of the recruitment
members comes from other district and therefore reducing the chances of locals influencing
He did agree that some miscreants use such process to make money for themselves by
luring those desperately poor families who goes to any extent to get job. “Usually
some miscreants go around to all candidates who had qualified for written test and
ask them money saying they have contacts with these and that persons. If they collect
money from 10 boys and if even 4 boys from that group manage to get job by their
own talent, they will claim credit. They return back money to those candidates who
could not get and present them some excuse. Candidates should trust their own talent
and not waste time and money,” Tusar added. He called on candidates to contact him
personally or police headquarter if they know any such miscreants who are promising
them job in return for money adding that their identity will be kept secret.
He added that APP is trying their best to conduct clean recruitment drive and therefore
rumours of unfair means are hurting the sentiment of police officials. “If a police
officer takes bribe from young boys to be recruited as constable, how can we expect
them to respect us after joining force? Infact people of Arunachal will see definite
change in the working attitude of Arunachal police in years to come due to the open
and fair recruitment process being used by APP,” said AIGP Taba Tusar. He urged
all the candidates not to listen to rumours being spread by miscreants and trust
their own talent.
One fugitive surrenders at Bordumsa
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: One Bishnu Chakma of Bijoypur Bet Camp under Bordumsa Circle
of Changlang district, wanted in connection with Bordumsa PS Case No. 24/2012 U/S
384/34 IPC has surrendered before ADC Bordumsa and OC of Bordumsa police station
in the office chamber of the ADC today.
The constant joint efforts put forth by the local administration, local police and
Dy. SP Dipankar Mishra (SIT) PHQ Itanagar, camp Namsai compelled the fugitive to
surrender, said ADC Kento Riba in a release. The accused has been handed over to
the OC PS Bordumsa by the ADC Bordumsa with a direction to take him into police custody
as well as to complete required legal formalities. With his arrest the Bordumsa
police has almost cracked down on the members of the extortionist group operating
from Bet Camp, Bijoypur I village in the name of a UG organization by using their
letter head to demand ransom from the tea garden owners and business community at
Bordumsa. The members are now lodged in police custody at PS Bordumsa in connection
with above referred case.
DC inspects 228 km Anini- Roing road
Anini, Sept 05: Dibang Valley is in news again due to recent heavy downpour which
caused major damages at Endulin, New Anaya and 16 KM with minor erosions at many
locations thereby bringing the road communication to complete halt once again. Miseries
hit again when the people of the valley are slowly treading back to normalcy from
the sufferings of continuous blockade of three months.
Meanwhile, on August 31 and Sept 1, Abu Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner accompanied by
R. T. Khom, DIPRO and M. Miri, DF&CSO travelled the entire stretch of 228 km Anini-
Roing road to assess the severity of damages and to meet the BRO officials at their
wayside camps to take stock of their problems on ground level. Despite heavy shower
BRO was pressing all its available man and machineries in the restoration work. Despite
the hardship, the road blockade at various locations were cleared on the second day.
After the complete inspection of the road, the DC pointed out the shortage of labour
force and machineries with BRO as the main reason behind delay and poor quality of
DC is of the view that unless the road bypassing the Endulin area is constructed
on urgent basis, the frequent road disruption will always be a problem for the transporters
and commuters of the District.
The Foot Suspension Bridge constructed at Endulin Nallah is serving the purpose to
its fullest for the benefit of the commuters. All the essentials commodities are
transhipped through the FSB only. It has become the life line for the residents of
According to the official sources, the Awapani MHS Ph-I ( 3x50kw)& Ph-II(2x250 kw)
at Alinye has also suffered damages in the few important components of the power
house by the heavy rain thereby causing disruption of power supply for more than
7 hours a day. DIPRO
Arunachal celebrates Teachers Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Teachers’ Day was celebrated throughout the state with various
programmes commemorating the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
At Namsai, a mass avenue plantations of ornamental trees and flowers was organised
along the divider of the township road.
Finance, Planning and PWD Minister Chowna Mein, MLA Nang Sati Mein along with public
leaders, officer, teachers, and various other NGOs participated in the plantation
A brief meeting was also organized in the premises of ADC Office where the Teachers
were felicitated by the minister and the MLA.
They have conveyed their best wishes to all the teachers of the sub-division for
the sacrifices and devotion in their duties as a teacher. They have also requested
them to put more efforts, especially on students of Class-XII (science) to do better
in their entrance examinations for various professional courses.
They also directed ADC Namsai to constitute a panel of board to judge the performances
of the teachers throughout the year and recommend one best teacher each from both
sexes for state awards.
Principal Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Namsai and many other teachers spoke on the occasion
and extended their gratitude to the Minister, MLA and other public leasers for acknowledging
the selfless services of the teachers.
At Ruksin, the ‘Teachers’ Day’ was celebrated at different educational institution
with the sub-division with colourful programme.
The occasion was observed at Ruksin Govt Sr Secondary School with great enthusiasm
among the students and teachers.
Speaking the occasion, the principal of the school Obing Yomso suggested the student
communities to follow the teachings and morals of Dr Radhakrishnan. He urged them
to obey their teachers, parents and the elders and maintain disciplinary conducts.
He laid stress on good “student-teacher” relationship for better teaching and learning.
Kiran Kumari, Hindi teacher, discussed on various qualities of an ‘Ideal student’
and suggested them that students should work hard and relentlessly maintain all qualities
for success in life..
On the occasion, Yashbin Tamuk, a teacher of Political Science, who was selected
as ‘best teacher’ for this year, was felicitated.
Celebration of Teachers’ day at various schools has been reported from different
parts of the sub-division.
Earlier, teachers, students and other present on the occasionpaid floral tribute
to the portraits of Dr S Radharkrishnan.
At Koloriang, 35 teachers were honoured with district education award on the occasion
of Teachers’ Day organised by SSA District Mission, Kurung Kumey.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk encouraged
all the awardee teachers, the participating teachers, BRCCs, CRCs and principals
to work harder in order to bring about a quality education in the district.
DDSE ST Zara emphasized the need of such awards for efficient teachers which would
encourage them to work with more dedication.
Over 150 teachers from various govt schools of the district and representatives of
various HoDs attended the programme.
DRS KIDS International school, Itanagar observed the birth day of Dr. Sarvepalli
Radhakrishnan in a colourful way in presence of members of Board of Directors, teachers,
staff and tiny tots. Floral tributes were paid to the portraits of Dr. Radhakrishnan
On this occasion the teachers and students performed various cultural programme.
The teachers also spoke on this occasion In their speech, they stressed on teachers-students
relationship for better teaching and learning.
Board of Directors Ilora also spoke on the occasion.
The Kidzee, Niti Vihar celebrated the "Teacher's Day" with the tiny tots.
All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) celebrated Teachers’ Day along with Govt.
Higher Secondary School Khonsa
National fortnight on eye donation awareness prog
TEZU, Sept 05: National Fortnight on Eye Donation Awareness Programme was observed
at Auditorium Hall of Government Higher Secondary School, here on August 31. The
programme organized by the District Blindness Control Society was well attended by
the officials of District Medical, teachers and students of Tezu circle.
R.K. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of DBCS expressed his satisfaction
on conduction of such programme where the public and most importantly students are
made targets of such awareness programme.
He encouraged eye donation because unlike other organs which are donated live, cornea
or eyes can be donated only after death, thus avoiding any risk to life. He said
that eyes after death is of no use, therefore, it will be a humane act if we can
donate our eye/eyes o someone who have been deprived off to see the light of the
Sharma further asked the District Medical to conduct more awareness programme on
the importance of eye donation in the district.
Dr. N. Ninu, District Medical Officer-cum-Member Secretary highlighted on the importance
of eye donation. She said that as against the annual requirement of 1 lakh of corneas
in India, only 15,000 to 20,000 corneas are received on donation. To stop the alarming
figures of blindness in the country, she seeked the help of everyone to come forward
and pledge to donate eyes after death. This will help someone to see the world with
their eyes even after their death.
Dr. A. Wailong, Eye Specialist of District Medical Hospital, Tezu gave a detailed
description on eye donation, blindness, its causes and prevention.
Vice-Principal, G.H.S.S, Tezu further requested the department to organize such awareness
campaign in the school. This kind of programmes help in broadening the knowledge
of students and teachers, he said. DIPRO
Parl Secy convenes meet on water-supply
KHONSA, Sept 05: The Parliamentary Secretary for IPR Thangwang Wangham and Parliamentary
Secretary for Horticulture Honchun Ngandam jointly convened a public meeting at the
residence of Chongkhow Chief to discuss regarding implementation of mega water supply
project for Longding district today.
While explaining the importance of water to life on earth and safe drinking water
for consumption, Wangham urged the villagers to extend their fullest co-operation
to the executing agencies for early completion of the project. Wangham also told
the villagers not to do jhum cultivation near the water source adding that depletion
of forest would have disastrous consequences.
Ngandam, who is the local MLA, told the villagers that the water supply project was
got sanctioned from ministry of urban development with great difficulties and asked
them to co-operate with the department concerned. He said that once completed the
water supply project would solve the water problem in Longding district.
The Chiefs, GBs, Panchayat leaders and public of Wakka, Chongkhow, Chop and Khanu
villages attended the meeting. ADC Longding, CO Wakka and HODs also participated
in the meeting.
The main water source is situated at Chongkhow village about 45 kms from the Longding
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: 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.
SDP on computer education
ITANAGAR, Sept 04: A month-long job oriented skill development training programme
on computer education under NEC sponsored scheme was inaugurated by Roing EAC A Pertin
at ITI Roing yesterday.
Pertin exhorted the trainees and participants to avail the opportunity given by the
government with all sincerity and dedication for enhancing their skill through this
Highlighting the activity of training programme, Er. Subash Pertin, Principal, ITI
Roing informed that the training progamme carried out by the Department of Industrieswould
cover computer fundamentals, MS Office and Internet.
All together 25 trainees have already been admitted for 1st batch. He encouraged
all the trainees to come forward for acquiring computer knowledge and utilized the
optimum facilities provided by NEC.
APUCEA demands recruitment process
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Civil Engineers’ Association has
urged the education department to fill up the vacant posts of engineer, draftman
and surveyor, which, it said, were created last year.
Claiming that it had also submitted memorandum to the concern department earlier
demanding advertisement of the vacant posts, Association urged the authorities to
frame recruitment rules and start recruitment within two months to fill up the vacant
posts of AE, JE and Surveyors etc.
Society alleges irregularities in recruitment, allegations unfounded & baseless:
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Claiming unfair means allegedly adopted by selection board in
recently concluded APP/IRBn personnel recruitment process in Upper Subansiri district,
the Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar today demanded enquiry and replacement of chairman
and member secretary of the selection board.
In a representation to the commissioner and secretary home, the Society alleged the
board members of nepotism and favoritism. It alleged that answer sheets of written
test was brought to chairman’ house without proper sealing. The Society further alleged
that an ex-army man was also disqualified in physical test without reasonable ground.
When contacted, S P Daporijo termed the allegations as baseless and unfounded. He
said that there was no any unfair means adopted during physical or written test.
“If any person has evidence of my wrong doing, can go to court and expose it,” SP
added. He further stated that even he is ready to face any consequence since he did
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar has deeply mourned the demise
of Pitar Dolum who died on Sunday at Heema Hospital here. Late Dolum was serving
as assistant mining development officer at Koloriang in Kurung Kumey district. He
is survived by his wife and two minor daughters. The Society termed his death as
irreparable loss to family and society.
DA declares bandh illegal
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The capital complex district administration today declared the
proposed 12 hours bandh called by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) in
support of NESO on September 6 as illegal. In a release district administration stated
that bandh calls caused hardship to common people particularly daily wage earners.
Further, it maintained that bandh call creates serious law and order problem, and
forced administration to engage more forces which involves huge expenditures.
DC capital further clamped 144 CrPC under the jurisdiction of capital complex during
bandh hours and said that any loss of pubic or private property/vehicle during bandh
would be recovered from bandh callers.
National award for 2 state teachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: D K Chaturvedi and Tarun Chandra Bora, both the teachers from
Arunachal Pradesh have been conferred National Award in recognition of their meritorious
service. They received the Award from President of India Pranab Mukherjee in a
glittering function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. The award carries a
silver medal, a certificate of merit and cash award of Rs 25,000.
GSU opposes bail to Jumkar Basar murder accused
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The Galo Students Union (GSU), in a letter to Chief Judicial Magistrate,
Papum Pare District, Yupia appealed not to grant bail to any of the accused in the
Jumkar Basar murder case to ensure proper investigation.
Since the accused are habitual offenders, who can commit any crime to subdue the
process of investigation, if granted bail, the GSU letter said.
Arunachal boy wins Silver in Sub Jr, National Boxing C’ship
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Techi Bida of Ganga Boxing Club won silver medal in the recently
held 28th Sub-Junior Boys National Boxing Championship at Akola, Maharashtra.
Bida lost to his opponent from Services Sports Control Board in the final. This
is Bida’s second silver medal in National Boxing Championship.
Gichik Tana, Aguk Juja and Ghanshyam Chetri won a bronze medal each in the championship.
1st phase on FTK Training concludes
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: Three days Field Test Kit (FTK) training for Gram Panchayats of
Kurung Kumey District on handling of kit for water quality testing concluded.
The 1st phase training programme was started from Sangram and concluded at Koloriang.
On the inaugural day Sangram, PHE & WS department Executive Engineer Tadar Ukap,
briefed about the aim, objectives and important of the FTK to the members of the
village water & Sanitation Committee (VWSC ) and public who were present on the training
He also disclosed that the assets created under drinking water supply would be subsequently
transferred and handed over to the respective PRIs for its operation and maintenance
after imparting proper training to them.
While distributing the kit he said Panchayats should take the responsibility in achieving
good water quality in their locality.
Workshop on National Nutrition Week
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The community food and nutrition extension unit under the Union
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Arunachal Pradesh has conducted a workshop
on nutrition as a part of the National Nutrition Week at Institute of Basic Education
Building here today. Altogether 50 beneficiaries from different department participated
in the workshop. This year theme of the workshop is “Nutrition Awareness—key to healthy
Speaking on the occasion R.T Riba, Director Women & Child Development department
urged to promote diet at pregnancy and lactation period. P.E Angu deputy director
ICDS Divisional Cell dwelt on the factors which leading to dismal nutritional situation
in the country.
Tractor movement banned
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The movement of tractors vehicle on PWD road between Parsi-Parlo
and Bridgepoint has strictly been banned by the district administration following
the complaint of deteriorating road condition lodged by Parsi-Parlo Sangcha Ajin
In a prohibitory notice, the administration stated that plying of tractor on said
road will make the already deteriorated road worse.
Meanwhile, Parsi-Parlo Sangcha Ajin Welfare Society appealed to the general public
to comply the order for the greater interest of society.
School library dedicated to students on Teachers day
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: ASM of Model Village, Taying Kuma today inaugurated the school
library at Govt Hr Secondary School, Naharlagun amidst huge gathering to mark the
Teachers Day celebration. Kuma and other members present on the occasion also paid
floral tribute to the portrait of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the great teacher
of the nation.
Addressing the gathering, the ASM highlighted the importance of a library in the
school. He urged the students to take full advantage of the library. He also called
upon the teachers to follow the ideology and principle of Radhakrishnan and perform
their duty with dedication and sincerity.
“Book is our great companion. It plays an important role in shaping the life and
career of the students”, said school principal T Tatan. He further said that reading
good book helps us to relax our mind and it gives solace at the time of stress.
Life and teaching of Radhakrishnan will continue to inspire the students of our country,
he said. The principal also lauded Arunachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries
Board chairman Taki Taba for donating some amount to the school library.
ZPM’s death condoled
Itanagar, Sept 05: The Topo (Lode) Welfare Society expressed deep shock over the
sudden demise of Pakde Uli, ZPM of 9th Gusar Anchal Samity in a motor vehicle accident
near Doimukh on September 2 while he was on way to Itanagar from Daporijo.
Pakde Uli served Anchal Samity Member of Nguki Uli village before he was elected
as ZPM of Gusar Anchal Samity in April 2008. He is served by his wife and 5 children.
The Topo (Lode) Welfare Society conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family
and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Yupia NIT fraternity conducts social service
ITANAGAR, Sept 05: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Yupia under its ambitious
“Clean and Green project” conducted a social service in the vicinity of the institute,
which also covered a major portion of Yupia town, to commemorate the birthday of
great scholar and educationist Dr.Sharvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Besides the NSS unit of the NIT, the social service was participated by the students,
faculty and officers.
The friendly cricket match between Faculty and Students were also played to mark
In the meanwhile, NIT family prayed for early recovery of the its Director, who is
still in bed rest. The Director met with a road accident on August 21.
TDCCC coaching centre inaugurated
KHONSA, Sept 04: The Tirap District Career Counseling Cell (TDCCC) Coaching Centre
was formally inaugurated by Tirap deputy commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde today.
Speaking on the occasion, Shinde told the students that the TDCCC will not guarantee
any job but only guide the candidates for various interviews as well as entrance
examinations. The onus will be on the candidates to take full advantage of the counseling,
he said and cautioned the students to be disciplined.
Dr. Shinde, who is the main force and inspiration behind the formation of TDCCC,
is leaving no stone unturned to make it truly functional and result oriented. He
has asked the TDCCC members to be proactive in the interest of the budding students
The TDCCC has become a household name today in Tirap, especially among the students.
It has been successful in creating awareness on job opportunities and aspiring students
are taking the coaching seriously. DIPRO
52 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Women account for two-thirds of world’s illiterate population
Great strides have been made during the United Nations Literacy Decade that closes
this year. Across the world, individuals, communities and countries have reached
out to children, youth and adults to enable them to read, write and transform their
lives. As a result, some 90 million young men and women and adults have become literate.
Despite all these efforts, an estimated 775 million young people and adults around
the world still cannot read or write; 122 million children of primary and lower secondary
school age remain out of school; and millions still graduate with inadequate literacy
skills. Women account for two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population. The
persistence of such numbers hobbles the efforts to achieve the Millennium Development
Goals and to build the inclusive knowledge societies.
In order to move faster to reach the most marginalized and uphold this basic human
right, the UN is going to launch a new Education First initiative. The initiative
focuses on three priorities: putting every child in school; improving the quality
of learning; and fostering global citizenship.
UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon, in his message for the International Literacy Day
on September 8, calls on world leaders and all involved with education to join this
initiative. The cost of leaving millions of children and young people on the margins
of society is far greater than the funds required to reach the international goals
Lura system : a scientific Mithun management
The article by Nyali Ete on 'Management of Mithun by Galos of Arunachal Pradesh'
published in this daily on Monday last is indeed very interesting. Such indigenous
management practices of precious semi wild animal species deserve appreciation and
needs to be popularized throughout the Mithun inhabited areas of the state. The Lura
system of Mithun management clearly reflects judicious and sustainable management
and utilization of Common property resources because a large majority of our farmers
depend on such Common property resources (CPR) to feed their animals to make a living.
CPR mainly consists of village pastures belonging to the community, panchayats, revenue
and forest land. CPRs are under severe degradation due to unsustainable exploitation
and lack of attempt for its regeneration apart from lack of willingness of the custodians
of common land. My best wishes to all the village community for adopting such scientific
and innovative management practices.
Dr. K K Bhattacharjee
Consultant, National Institute of Rural Development, Guwahati.