Mra conferred True Legend Award
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: State’s first Everester Tapi Mra has been conferred with the prestigious
True Legend Award, 2015 by The Telegraph.
The award is in recognition of his immense contribution to the betterment of the
society through perseverance and dedication.
The award will be presented to him during a function in Guwahati on September 18.
Meanwhile, Director of Youth Affairs DK Dinglow and all other officers and staff
of the Directorate of Youth Affairs congratulated Adventure Promotion Officer Mra
on his selection for the prestigious award.
APSCW demands exemplary punishment for rapists
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has strongly
condemned the rape and murder of a girl near Buma Camp, Lekhapani under Margherita
Police station of Tinsukia District Assam and demanded exemplary punishment for those
involved in the heinous crime under appropriate sections of the law.
While commending the Assam Police for acting swiftly to apprehend few persons in
connection with the case, the Tikhak community of Jairampur sub-division demanded
the government of Assam to ensure speedy trial of the alleged accused and capital
punishment for the rapist(s).
The community members today assembled at Jairampur and paid their homage to the deceased.
The victim was a B.Com first semester student of Margherita College.
DRDA staff withdraw pen down strike
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: In response to the ongoing pen down strike of DRDA employees which
began on August 31 last, a meeting was initiated by Director Rural Development Bokar
Basar with the executive members of state DRDA Employees Association in his office
chamber here today. The indefinite pen down strike has been called off, informed
a statement from the Director RD.
In the meeting, the Director expressing concern over the various problems of the
DRDA employees explained the steps taken up by the state government to solve their
The state government is under process for absorption of DRDA employees which is in
AR department for observation and vetting, he divulged.
The directorate has kept provisions in AOP for admin, expenses (pay allowances) of
DRDA employees, which is yet to be finalised, in the state development council meeting
to be held in the month of September. The state government has approved for an amount
of Rs 11.98 lakhs for DRDA admin expenses to clear the pending salary for the last
five months which is likely to be released after finance concurrence, the director
Earlier, the director requested the executive members of the DRDA employees association
to withdraw their pen down strike so that the department can appraise the problem
to the government in the ensuing state development council meeting for approval of
fund provision in the department’s AOP-2015-16.
Ziro gets Centre funding
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: In a major boost to the infrastructure development of Arunachal,
the government of India has sanctioned Rs. 37.40 crores for the improvement of road
network and construction of parking places at Ziro. Ministry of Urban Development
will fund ninety percent of the project while government of Arunachal will contribute
the remaining ten percent.
The sanctioning of said project is likely to improve the condition of Ziro town.
In recent years Ziro valley has emerged as a major tourist destination of the state.
This massive infrastructure project if properly implemented has potential to change
the face of the town.
Power supply disrupted in Banderdewa
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Supply of electricity to Banderdewa circle and adjoining areas
including Karsingsa, Police Training Centre was disrupted due to burning of the 11
KV indoor vacuum circuit breaker panel board of Banderdewa substation.
The Busbar panel and four vacuum circuit breakers were completely damaged in the
incident on August 31, informed EE, Nirjuli Electrical Division.
Insulation failure is reported to be the cause of the burning, the EE said.
Power supply was restored temporarily by erecting two poles with GO/DO arrangement
by aerial fuse control system.
The restoration of the substation is subject to availability of funds for such emergency
works, said the EE.
The consumers are requested to bear with the department for the inconvenience caused
Museum working days
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The visiting hours of the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Itanagar
has been re-fixed with Tuesday-Saturday as working days and Sunday and Monday as
Dharna by AAPWU units
BOMDILA, Sept 3: The West Kameng, Tawang and East Kameng district units of All Arunachal
Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) will stage a one-day dharna on September 7 in front
of respective Deputy Commissioner office premises in protest against non-fulfillment
of their various demands.
The decision was taken after expiry of a seven-day ultimatum given to the state government
demanding immediate release of arrears, training fee (ATI) and MACP/ACP. DIPRO
DFPs urged to highlight JSY, JSSK schemes
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Nodal Officer (MCH), NRHM, Dr. Tana Natung has appealed all the
Field Publicity Officers of DFP to emphasise on Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and
Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) during field programmes and organise campaigns
with help of ground level health workers like ASHA, Aanganwadi workers to disseminate
more awareness about these schemes.
Addressing a day-long workshop by Directorate of Field Publicity, GoI on Mother &
Child Health organized here on Wednesday, Dr. Natung further informed that the Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare, GoI has identified seven districts namely; East Kameng,
Upper Siang, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Changlang and Lohit
to launch special awareness campaign on Mother and Child Health.
The workshop was attended by Field Publicity Officers of Bomdila, Ziro, Seppa, Tezu
ALYWA gives 30 days ultimatum
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Unhappy with the government’s lack of empathy for Leporiang circle,
the All Leporiang Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) has given a 30 days ultimatum
to the Chief Secretary for fulfilling its charter of demands.
Its demands include infrastructure development and full functioning of Leporiang
circle office, immediate posting of a CO at Leporiang, posting of regular subject
teachers at Leporiang Secondary School and allocation of funds for infrastructure
development of the school, immediate supply of drinking water, motorable roads for
Leporiang town and roads for various villages of Leporiang circle among others.
The association has warned of taking up indefinite democratic movement if the demands
are not redressed within a month.
Legal awareness prog for girls
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The State NSS Cell in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National
Institute of Youth Development under the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
has conducted a legal awareness programme for girls at VKV here today.
Inaugurating the programme, Director of Don Bosco Youth Centre Fr. Cyriac advised
the girls to be aware of their rights as well as moral duties. State Liaison Officer
Dr. VN Sharma inspired the participants to be confident and courageous.
While resource person Anupama Singh spoke on sexual harassment on girls, another
resource person, Batotsi Kri discussed on legal rights of girls. VKV School principal
SC Dixit also spoke on the occasion.
Certificate of participation were distributed by Dr. VN Sharma to 100 girl participants
in the programme.
Union seeks explanation from Gammon and PWD
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Following the decision of halting the Seppa-ChayangTajo road by
PWD which was being executed by Gammon India Pvt Ltd, All Pipu ChayangTajo Gyawepurang
Sawa Students Union (APCGSSU) today demanded an explanation from PWD and Gammon India
for halting the project.
In a representation to the Chief Engineer PWD Western Zone, the union stated that
the road is the life line of Chayang Tajo sub-division. Halting of the project would
not only impact on socio-economic scenario but also discourage the citizens to settle
at border towns, lamented the union. It further demanded for immediate revocation
of its order to halt the project. APCGSSU also demanded a White Paper from both PWD
and Gammon India on the status of work. It also stated of rigorous agitation if the
authorities failing to address the demand.
Society seeks fund for water supply
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Charto Valley Welfare Society Taliha of Upper Subansiri district
today demanded the Chief Engineer PHED to allocate funds for the maintenance of 300
meters water supply system which was damaged recently. It further sought sanction
for water supply facility for Taliha Township and Kodak ADC headquarters.
Terminated teacher cries foul
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Claiming that he was terminated from his service on August 24 last
on the basis of the ‘defective enquiry’, R K Choudhury, who was working as Assistant
Teacher in R K Mission, Aalo, West Siang has sought the intervention of the Deputy
Commissioner cum school managing committee chairman to re-consider the termination
letter issued against him and reinstate him in his post.
Justifying his claim, Choudhury, who was supposed to retire in 2018, said, “The enquiry
officer has not gone to the depth of the case and he has not enquired the matter
properly.” He further said that the punishment awarded by terminating him from his
service on the basis of defective enquiry is not tenable in the eyes of law. He has
appealed to the DC to issue directive to Aalo RKM School principal cum secretary
to reinstate him in the same capacity and with all consequential benefits.
Solung celebrated with fervour
YINGKIONG, Sept 3: Solung was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety at Tuting
sub-division of Upper Siang here on Tuesday.
Greeting the people on the occasion as chief guest, Upper Siang DC, Remo Kamki underscored
the importance of celebrating festivals and urged all to follow one’s culture and
traditions to preserve it. He also took the opportunity to speak about the menace
of Dengue which is prevalent in the district and urged people to take necessary preventive
measures and create mass awareness to evade it. He further sought co-operation from
the public to help the administration in its developmental activities. (DIPRO)
The words “the previous RD Director” that appeared in the ninth paragraph of the
news item under heading “ZP comes in support of……” published in this daily on Sept.
2 edition should be read as “the previous Commissioner, RD”.
Binny Maya passes away
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Social worker Binny Yanga (Maya) Padmashree, has passed away in
a Guwahati Hospital on Thursday after a long battle with ill health. A multifaceted
personality, she was a crusader against social ills and dedicated her life for the
cause of women and children in the state. Her last rites will be performed on Sept
5, near her residence at Naharlagun, according to a family source.
Born on 7th July 1958, Yanga who was popularly known as Maya started social work
while still a school student. She formed the All Subansiri Districts Girls Welfare
Association raising voice against child and forced marriage and bride price. In 1979,
she initiated adult education and nursery centers and shelter for girls and women
who were survivors of forced and child marriages.
Since then there was no looking back for the women who transformed lives of hundreds
of women and children in need.
With formation of Oju Welfare Mission, an organisation unanimous with education as
well creating opportunities for women and children in the state, she also founded
the Himgiri Multipurpose Cooperative Society to cater to the need of the rural artisans
and help market their products. Educated in Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, she
served the state government as an Assistant Teacher. She was also a member of the
first batch of women Police created in 1978.
She was member of various central government agencies and institutions including
National Literary Mission, Steering Committee on Voluntary Sector, Planning Commission,
National Khadi and Village Industries, TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs. She was
also a member of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women.
Winner of numerous awards in recognition of her exemplary social work, she was conferred
with Padmashree Award which is one of the highest civilian awards of the country
in 2012 and Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Award by the Central Social Welfare Board, New
Delhi for her contribution in the field of empowerment of women in the State in 2000.
Arunachal mourn Yanga’s passing
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Governor and Chief Minister of Arunachal have mourned the death
of social worker Binny Yanga early this morning.
In separate messages, they have recalled her immense contribution to the state.
In a condolence letter to her eldest daughter Dr. Moushimi Lokam, Nabam Tuki wrote,
“with profound grief, I write to share the pain of losing one of the ablest daughters
of the state and the country. I know this would be the most trying times for you
and family members to cope with the irreparable loss.
In her demise, we have lost a noted social worker, an eminent entrepreneur, an educationist
and a very good human being. The vacuum created by her will be really hard to fill,
the Chief Minister said.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa in a message said that in her death,
the state of Arunachal Pradesh has lost a valuable member of ‘Team Arunachal’ and
the Nation has lost an illustrious social worker. She was also one of the prominent
members of ‘Muskan Welfare Society of Raj Bhawan’.
Recalling her contribution towards the society, the Governor said Late Yanga was
a strong woman, always very dedicated and determined to work for the needy and the
downtrodden. A distinguished social activist, she was a great social worker of the
State who worked for the weaker section of the society and relentlessly campaigned
against child marriage, forced marriage, dowry and other social evils and made immense
contribution towards the State and India in various capacities.
Recalling her special interest towards traditional art and craft, the Governor said
that Late Yanga was also involved in the promotion of traditional crafts of India
and Arunachal Pradesh.
Chairperson of Muskan Welfare Society, Rita Rajkhowa and the First Lady of the state
in a condolence message said, Late Binny took up the arduous tasks to uplift the
distressed girls, orphans and other needy people. Terming her a genius, innovative,
selfless and highly courageous lady, she said her name will be written in golden
words in history.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in a message said that she will be
remembered for her tenacity, courage, vision and her contribution to the society.
In a condolence message, Kiren said that Late Yanga worked wonderfully well for the
welfare of the weaker sections of the society.
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women said her contribution towards the society
is unfathomable and her passing has created a great void in the society. As a social
activist and member of the Commission, she had immensely contributed for the uplift
and empowerment of women and children in the society said a release. Late Binny Yanga
was always supportive in providing shelter and rehabilitation to the destitute women,
child marriage and domestic violence victims in her institute. She was a great asset
of our State and her philanthropic works will remain in the history of Arunachal
Pradesh, said a release.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that Lt. Binny Yanga will always
be remembered as a very active and popular social activist, who rendered selfless
service throughout her life for the interest of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board in a message stated that “this unfortunate
loss has taken away from our midst a true social worker who had always worked at
the grassroots level. Her untimely departure has created a deep void which may be
hard to fill in near future. She will always be remembered in this Board as an articulate
and sincere social worker. She was genuinely dedicated to the cause of empowerment
of women in our state.
Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society has also mourned the passing away of Late
Binny Yanga. Her immense contribution for the welfare of the women and children will
always be remembered. In her passing, the country has lost one of its most compassionate
citizens but she will continue to live amidst us through the rich legacy she has
left behind. The Society feels that state should recognise contribution by naming
an institution in her memory to immortalise her contribution.
The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) mourned the untimely passing
away of Binny Yanga, one of the pioneering entrepreneurs of the state.
Besides her invaluable contributions to socio-economic development, she revived the
traditional handlooms through the Oju Craft Centre and Himgiri Multi-purpose Co-operative
Society, said a release.
East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation also mourned the sudden demise.
Bini Yanga served humanity throughout her life and propagated helping the downtrodden
and needy. A deep sense of void is felt with her sudden passing away, said a release.
Nyishi Elite Society in a message said that with the passing of Late Yanga, “We have
lost an iconic figure of the Nyishi community, a state and a national figure-a philanthropist
of standing order, for she had been the messiah of the poor, destitute and the downtrodden.
Those destitute are sheltered, taught to live with dignity of labour by self sustenance
through various skill developments training in Oju Welfare Society (OWS).
Late Yanga was a philanthropist, with orphanage, self employment training centres
for the destitute women and an institute of learning-all under the roof and aegis
of Oju Welfare Society (OWS) and an able women entrepreneur of the state, she has
been the torch bearer of the society.
President NES Bengia Tolum said her death is a ‘great loss to the Nyishi community
in particular and humanity in general, while praying for the eternal peace of the
departed soul. This is a large vacuum difficult to be filled’.
The Nyishi Nyem Acham called her a Good Samaritan, a mother of the destitute women
and children. We have lost a mentor and forerunner of the community, it said.
The Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) has deeply mourned the sudden and untimely demise of Binny
Yanga. Describing her as a great human being whose contributions to the society cannot
be forgotten, the ABK, in its message, stated that the vacuum created by her untimely
demise cannot be fulfilled.
Tanw Supuñ Dukuñ (TSD) in a message said that as social reformer, she always voiced
against the social evils of child marriage and dowry for which the Govt of India
recognised her by honouring Padmashree Award. Her lifetime achievements in these
fields cannot be measured in ordinary means.
As her contribution is of a broad-spectrum and in various field of socio developmental
arena, no one can be compared or equated for which the void created by her sad demise
will be hard filled up, it added.
The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a message said, “We have in fact lost
our mother, a lone example of hard work in the state. The community has lost one
of the greatest souls", said Biri Kakum, President ANYA in a condolence message.
Apatani Youth Association (AYA) said that Late Yanga transcended tribes, caste, creed
and gender to serve the downtrodden people. Her contribution will be ever remembered
by our society, it added.
Galo Indigenous Faith & Cultural Council (GIFCC) said that she will be remembered
for relentless service rendered for the wellbeing of the people of Arunachal Pradesh
and the nation.
The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh has expressed deep shock
and despair at the sudden demise of former women secretary of IFCSAP and the multifaceted
She worked for the uplift for the downtrodden indigenous people of the state and
she will always be remembered for her selfless service to the state and nation.
Ziro Hapoli MLA, Tage Taki in a condolence message said “though she has gone, the
life and works of Binny Yanga will continue to inspire us and her legacy will live
on. Let us take solace in the fact that Yanga has lived her life fully and meaningfully.
She will continue to live in our hearts”.
Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) chairman, Ngurang Pinch also
deeply mourned the death of Binny Yanga.
In a condolence message, Pinch said “Late Yanga was a great social worker who worked
for the weaker sections of the society.” In her death, the state and the nation has
lost a dedicated social worker who immensely contributed towards wellbeing of the
society, he said.
Member of the Spice Board of India Dr. Hatobin Mai expressing shock and grief over
the demise of Binny Yanga said in her passing away the state has lost a great soul.
Govt directs PWD to act after deliberate destruction of road
[ Taba Ajum ]
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: After the report of deliberate destruction of roads in Capital
Complex, state government has issued directive to the PWD (Highway) to verify the
role of all the contractors who were engaged in repairing of the Capital roads in
the last three years.
While talking to this daily, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi informed that police investigation
has been launched in this regard and guilty will be punished. He also added that
SP Capital is personally monitoring the case.
Recently the Chief Secretary held a meeting with the officials of PWD (Highway) and
expressed grave concern over such incidents.
“Damaging of public property especially that of national highway which is an asset
of the country is a very serious offence. Tough punishment will be meted out to the
culprits involved in such heinous act,” said the Chief Secretary.
According to the sources, in many stretches where roads have been damaged, the contractors
without any work order carried out the repairing work themselves.
Meanwhile, Chief Engineer Highway, Bora Ete informed that Naharlagun police is investigating
the whole matter.
“Bad condition of national highway connecting the state capital is a matter of deep
concern for all of us. Every one of us will have to contribute our bit to improve
the situation. First of all we have to carry out proper tendering process for any
kind of repairing work. The work has to be properly monitored, so that quality work
is done,” said Ete.
Much to the relief of capital dwellers, he informed that the department has received
funds for repairing of the important stretch of the capital road. “Tender will be
floated on 21st September, 2015. Hopefully by mid October we will start the work,”
“Interestingly, road gets damaged only during the night time. By early morning, contractors
dump materials and start the repairing work. Later, they inform the department that
they have started repairing works and put immense pressure on officials to issue
work order to them. This has become a common practice in the Capital complex. For
short term gain, these obnoxious contractors are putting the future of the state
capital at stake,” shared a government official.
In the greater interest of the state, politicians should stop interfering in the
implementation of infrastructure projects in the Capital. It is widely believed that
one of the main reasons for pathetic condition of the roads in the Capital is distribution
of repairing work to various petty contractors. Most of these contractors are recommended
by Itanagar based politicians.
Centre assures Tuki of help
New Delhi, Sept 3: Union Minister Jitendra Singh in a meeting with Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assured him that the central government would provide maximum
central assistance in every possible way to expedite various development works in
the state, an official release said.
During the meeting, Singh and Tuki discussed a wide range of issues including those
related to current political situation in the state, the security scenario and the
development works for which the state government has sought central assistance.
The Union Minister said Rs 30 crore and Rs 25 crore respectively was the estimated
budget for construction of RCC bridge over river Pachin connecting ISBT to Naharlagun
railway station and for road connectivity in the capital complex with by-pass roads.
Responding to the request of the Chief Minister to help construct a high court complex
in Itanagar, Singh said, the secretariat and legislature buildings at Itanagar are
already being funded by the DoNER Ministry and only after the two projects are through,
the funding for high court complex could be considered, if feasible.
The Union Minister said his Ministry will try to work out the feasibility of funding
the proposed Rs 150 crore multi-purpose sports stadium in Itanagar. The work on airport
is also shortly going to be taken up, he added. PTI
Nodal Officer seeks status reports on
Model Village Project activities
[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Sept 3: Attending his first Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY, model village
project) review meeting after taking charge as Nodal Officer of the SAGY, Lower Dibang
Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dhavan directed all the concern departmental heads
to present status reports of schemes under priority.
The meeting was held in the Multipurpose Hall here today in order to assess the progress
of activities under SAGY. It was also attended by the villagers of the Aadarsh village
Kera-aa Ati under Mayu-II GP.
Chairman Kera-aa Welfare Committee (KWC) Ashati Dele, expressing disappointment over
the slow progress of work, urged the HoDs to work with the panchayat members and
the committee before implementing any scheme for better execution as per the requirements
of the village.
As per reports, out of 57 areas of work only few have been completed and most of
the schemes are under proposal stage.
"Under the avenue plantation scheme, instead of ornamental trees, saplings of 5-10
different fruits should be provided to each household, the produce of which may assist
the villagers economically", said GS KWC Hapi Mene.
Addressing the villagers, Dhavan said that he is always ready to help the villagers
regarding any query about the schemes of SAGY or any other matter. "Anybody can come
to me with their problems, either in written form or verbally", the DC said.
Recently 160 toilets have been allotted under PHE (under SAGY) for Kera-aa Ati and
Mayu-II villages. As per reports from the PHED, work on drinking water supply will
begin by the end of monsoon.
Charge Officer of SAGY DPO M.Dirchi, ASM Mayu-II Misa Linggi, GPC Mayu-II Jowta Meme
and HoDs of various departments were also present in the programme.
Cong scans BJP poll promises, flays for misleading people
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that the state
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wasting their time to mislead people through unfounded
allegations against the Congress Party instead of fulfilling the promises made in
their election manifesto.
While condemning the yesterday’s protest rally by the state BJP at Miao, APCC expressed
doubt whether the party is working for the betterment of the state or promoting hatred
through misinterpretation of the truth.
The BJP should think about the skyrocketing prices of all commodities, paralyzed
financial status of the whole country due to scrapping of the Planning Commission,
the party said in a press statement and held the presence of ‘incompetent’ leaders
in the Narendra Modi led Govt. responsible for it.
If they really want to think about the future of the country, they should cultivate
and embrace pro-people mindset on development and maintain law and order and control
the cross-border terrorism which is at peak at the moment, the party said.
The party also reminded the BJP of its promise to bring back all black money and
deposit Rs.15 lakh each into each individual’s account from it.
The Centre, instead, should guide and support the state in fighting natural calamities,
like floods, landslide etc. which are excessive in this hill state, the party added.
Tarasso reeling under massive flooding
YUPIA, Sept 3: Flood due to excessive rainfall created havoc in Tarasso cutting off
the area from rest of the state and causing extensive damages to the standing paddy
crops, horticulture gardens, rural link roads and dwelling houses.
According to Taraso Circle Officer, Kipa Raja, heavy rain water set Tarasso, Basilo
and Bormai rivers to overflow causing not only damages to agri-horti fields but also
erosion, landslides in many places. The changed course of rivers due to sudden increase
in water volume has caused worst ever damages to standing crops at Bormai, Upper
Tarasso and Lower Tarasso.
Flood water eroded a good portion of land of the Govt. Secondary School, Taraso and
washed away a portion of the market shed of the APMC in Middle Bormai, informed the
CO, who alongwith Anchal Samiti Chairperson Panye Takang and ASM Upper Taraso Techi
Sharda conducted an extensive three days inspection of the flood affected people
Landslide triggered by heavy rains also caused major damage to the under construction
PMGSY road from Balijan to Tarasso, the CO added. DIPRO
Bank remains a distant dream at Chayangtajo
Itanagar, Sept 3: Establishment of a bank branch at Chayangtajo, an ADC headquarters
in East Kameng district, still remains a distant dream for the 15000 odd people,
who have to travel at least 80 kms for banking.
More than two decades have passed since a bank branch was set up at Seijosa on June
26, 1986, but Chayangtajo was deprived.
Our people are suffering a lot due to absence of bank. They have to travel 80 kms
to Seppa, the district administration even for small transaction.
The area with four circles and 12 sub-divisions has many important establishments
including an independent PWD division, Vivekanada Kendra Vidyalaya and Don Bosco
school, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Ashok Tajo said.
The state level banking committee (SLBC) during a meeting on June 21, 2011 decided
to establish banks in all unbanked blocks in the state.
The RBI through its subvention scheme had proposed to open bank at Chayangtajo and
sought information of availability of infrastructure and other facilities from the
deputy commissioner of East Kameng, but surprisingly the proposal was withdrawn later.
Health & Family Welfare and Fisheries Parliamentary Secretary Karya Bagang, who represents
Chayangtajo constituency, in several representations to SBI authorities including
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi and
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki pleaded for early establishment of the SBI branch, but
her appeals went in vain.
Even Tuki had written a letter to Sanjay Kumar Magoo, CGM SBI NE circle, Guwahati
in this regard.
The people of my area overwhelmed with the proposal to open a bank, constructed a
building for the bank through Anchal Samiti Fund, informed Bagang.
However, the bank authority after a few years on my constant persuasion visited the
site and remarked that the building was in a dilapidated condition and not fit for
running the bank branch, Karya said.
We renovated the building as per direction of the SBI authorities and even made constructed
staff quarters and evicted unauthorised occupation for ensuring better parking place,
Karya in her letter to SBI CGM pointed out that the popular programme Jan Dhan Yojana
launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a total failure in her area due to lack
of a bank branch.
Such nation-wide scheme will achieve success only when people of remote areas can
avail the opportunity and its benefits, she added.
Chayangtajo is a fast developing hub in all sectors with many developmental programmes
and government departments are coming up.
It is not possible for the job card holders of MGNREGA of two blocks namely Pipu
and Chayangtajo to come down to Seppa, the district headquarters to meet their banking
needs, Karya said in her letter.
Tara Bagang, a senior citizen of the area said that with many upcoming power projects
in the area, establishment of a bank branch at Chayangtajo is the pre-requisite,
while former AAPSU president Kanu Bagang opined that without a bank, the people of
the area, especially the labourers are facing a tough time.
For small transactions we have to travel 80 kms to Seppa spending large amount, said
Anchal Chairpersom Ringmir Yangfo.
The SBI authority in a letter to Tuki had, however, assured to start the bank from
the second half of the current financial year. PTI
Drug inspectors asked to check spurious drugs
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: Concerned with the rising menace of spurious and sub-standard drugs,
and the safety of the people of the state, Health and Family Welfare Secretary, Dr.
B.M. Mishra once again has instructed all the Drugs Enforcement Officers of the health
department to conduct surprise raids and collect a minimum of 500 drug samples from
the markets of Capital Complex immediately for quality testing. He gave this instruction
in a meeting with the Drugs Enforcement Officers and DHS held in his office chamber
regarding the menace of spurious and sub-standard drugs in the state today.
Earlier yesterday, Mishra also discussed various issues of the health department
to be placed before the State Development Council (SDC). Today’s meeting also decided
to start action against the pharmacies who are not complying with the mandatory guidelines
like mentioning of batch number, expiry date etc. in the sale record (cash memo)
issued to the customers.
T. Gyatso, Drugs Inspector (In-Charge Asstt. Drugs Controller) and drug inspectors
N. Tapin, C. Ngongwa and G. Siri were present in the meeting.
Flood water causes extensive damage in Mebo subdivision
PASIGHAT, Sept 3: Following the recent heavy rainfall, overflowing water of Siku,
Kadang, Ngopok, Sisar and Tarotamak rivers caused massive damage and hit normal life
of the people under Mebo sub-division. According to Mebo ADC Yemling Tayeng, Mebo-Dhola
road has been disrupted at several locations. Gadum village is under water since
Aug 29 and the flood water also destroyed standing crops at Namsing, Mer and Gadum
villages. He further informed that flood water washed away electric poles leading
to complete blackout in the areas.
Meanwhile, accompanied by Mebo ADC, Namsing CO Arvind Pangging and heads of various
offices, Mebo MLA Lombo Tayeng visited several villages of Mebo headquarter and its
adjacent areas to take stock of the flood situation.
While interacting with the affected people, Tayeng, informed that the administration
was closely monitoring the water level. Necessary steps have been taken by the government
to tackle flood situation and to deal with any eventuality, the MLA informed and
appealed the people not to panic. DIPRO
Panel lawyers training on legal services begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: A two day’s training programme for the panel lawyers of the Legal
Services Authorities started at the Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun
Addressing the inaugural function, Judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice Rumi Kumari
Phukan highlighted the concept of legal aid justice in India and the provisions of
the Indian Constitution. She also called upon the lawyers to take active part in
Among others, R H Nabam Addl Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh attended the inaugural
Resource persons Budi Habung, District and Sessions Judge, Yupia, Ajin Apang, Senior
Advocate, Hirendra Kashyap, Chief Judicial Magsitrate, Yupia, Dani Belo, Deputy Secretary
Law, Habung Tangu, Judicial Magistrate, Yingkiong, Jarjum Ete, Social Activist, Sunil
Mow, Advocate are imparting training on various subjects such as Legal Services
Authorities Act, Civil Procedure Code, development of lawyers skills, women empowerment,
concepts of Alternative Dispute Resolution System, Victim Compensation Scheme and
Juvenile Justice Act during the programme.
A record number of 55 advocates from various districts and from both the High Court
and the Papum Pare Bar Association are attending the training being organised by
the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.
Workshop on National Nutrition Week conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: As part of the National Nutrition Week-2015 celebrations, an awareness
workshop was conducted by the Department of Women & Child Development, GoAP at Golden
Jubilee Banquet Hall here today.
Addressing the inaugural function, Director of Women & Child Development Department
RT Riba briefed about National Nutrition Week which is celebrated every year since
1982 with a motive to curb malnutrition by creating awareness among the people.
Speaking in the function, Commissioner (WCD) Hage Khoda Sala said that this year’s
theme of the National Nutrition Week is ‘Better Nutrition: Key to Development’ which
aims to make people aware through orientation training about health and nutrition.
‘This is the time to recognise the challenges and focus with greater attention on
understanding nutrition to live a healthy life and defeat malnutrition’, he said
adding that the department is undertaking comprehensive day-wise week-long activities
at district and project level to sensitise on importance of nutrition for better
health, low cost nutrition diet for different age groups, etc.
During the workshop, Microbiologist, Head of IRL, Department of Health Services Dr.
Mika Umpo, discussed about the importance of nutrition and explained about the consequences
of under nutrition like; goiter, scurvy, pellagra, bery-bery, rickets, kwashiorkor,
marasmus, anorexia nervosa and those of over nutrition; obesity, belima, nervosa,
negative effects of obesity on health and life. Gynaecologist of Arunachal State
Hospital Dr. Goter Doke also underscored the importance of nutrition for children
as rapid growth happens between infancy and adolescence. He also said that nutrition
is vital during pregnancy and lactation.
The programme was attended by WCD Department Deputy Director (ICDS) N Ringu besides,
the officers, officials and frontline workers of ICDS like, Anganwadi workers and
Sensitisation prog on Dengue control measures at Aalo
AALO, Sept 3: The best and most effective way to prevent Dengue is removal of breeding
sites and grounds of mosquitoes, said District Medical Officer Dr. M Basar at a meeting
on Dengue control measures here today.
Informing that six Dengue cases were detected in the district so far, Dr. Basar appealed
all to disseminate the message that elimination of mosquito breeding habitats was
the best way to control Dengue. He urged all to actively participate in this process
by conducting cleanliness drive in their respective colonies, sectors, localities.
The medical teams are engaged in different colonies and all sub-health centres and
all the PHCs and CHCs have been alerted to take all precautionary measures, the DMO
EAC cum Town Magistrate, Liyi Bagra, who chaired the meeting, also emphasised on
source reduction and stressed on awareness campaign in all sectors and colonies to
prevent the spread of the disease.
District Vector Borne Disease Control Officer, Dr. Gekey Ete and Sipu Colony Welfare
Committee chairperson, Kirli Loyi also stressed on the need for launching awareness
campaign in different corners of the district.
Besides general public the meeting was attended by officers and officials from various
departments, including GREF, ITBP schools, panchayat leaders and representatives
from various NGOs. DIPRO
Village approach road restored
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: The Tigdo Village approach road was cleared during a social service
conducted jointly by the public of Doimukh along with the GBs, Doimukh ASM chairperson
Yab Lotas Rono and other PRI leaders.
TK Consortium Pvt. Ltd. provided necessary men and machineries to clear the road.
The road considered as lifeline for the people of Tigdo village was damaged due to
soil erosion caused by heavy rainfall.
It was all temporary measure. Since there is no permanent flood control measure,
the erosion could erupt again causing damage to the road, said ATYYWA in a release.
In order to restore the road permanently, there is need for sanction of sufficient
amount from the department concerned, the release said.
86 undergo training on beauty culture at Tuting
YINGKIONG, Sept 3: A total of 86 youths in two batches were given basic training
on beauty culture by vocational training provider GPTI at Tuting recently.
The programme was sponsored by the Department of Skill Development and Employment
Generation, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under BADP.
Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki, who attended the valedictory function
on August 31, distributed certificates and training kits to all the trainees and
advised them to make good use of the skills and knowledge they have learnt in the
training for self employment and earning livelihood.
While pointing out that such basic trade skill on beauty culture and hair cutting
can also be very helpful to meet their own needs, he urged the trainees to pass on
the basic skill to their friends and fellow members.
Kamki appreciated the GPTI for successful completion of the training and asked the
trainees to use the basic training kits distributed to them free of cost by GPTI
for starting their own business on beauty culture and hair cutting trade.
He urged GBs and PRI leaders to ensure that development schemes are properly implemented
in the region as per DPR. He requested them to open bank accounts to avail benefits
under various schemes including Old Age Pension as the Govt. has made account payee
The DC also underlined the urgent need for quality education to children, checking
drugs menace and having village disaster preparedness plan.
He authorised the Tuting ADC to initiate disciplinary action against those group
C staff of Tuting Sub-Division if anyone them is found absent from office without
authorisation for more than a month.
The DC also visited Gelling, Bona, Kopu, Migging, Janbo and Bomdo village and inspected
various works under BADP, SSA and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Addressing the function, Topu Ete Basar, Chairperson-cum-CEO of GPTI explained various
scopes and utility of beauty culture. She advised the trainees to be hard working,
sincere and disciplined in their works to achieve success in life.
Tuting ADC Kabit Apang urged the trainees to attend in such training to hone their
skill to become a professional and expert on the trade. He requested the GPTI to
organise training programme on other popular trades too so that local youths of the
remote border block gets opportunity for skill development.
Kopir Osik, ZPM, 2-Tuting and Yari Tali, Chairperson, 2-Tuting Anchal Samiti also
spoke in the function. Both of them expressed their satisfaction over the training
and requested the GPTI to organise skill development and capacity building training
on such other basic trades at Tuting in future.
Skill dev training for unemployed youths of Tawang and West Kameng commences
BOMDILA, Sept 3: A programme aimed at providing sustainable livelihood to unemployed
youths in the district of West Kameng commenced at Bomdila here today. The project
is being implemented by the Directorate of Skill Development and Employment Generation
in collaboration with an NGO - YUVA Arunachal.
The DDI West Kameng Pemchom Lama inaugurated the training programme in the presence
of Rinchin Nima, DO DDTH, Sonam Rinchin, DO DDTH and Dawa N. Gen. Secy. YUVA Arunachal.
The two week-long skill development training on knitting and carpet making saw large
participation, especially from the womenfolk. Apart from youths of Bomdila, there
were participants even from far-flung areas like Nafra and Kalaktang of West Kameng
"Such initiatives taken by the government is a big boost towards development of skills
of unemployed youths of the state, mainly on the traditional form of skills which
is dying in this modern age", said Dawa.
During the last month, training was given to 250 youths of the district on age-old
technique of local paper making called ‘Mon-shug’ at Gomkelling village.
YUVA also offered 41 students from various schools a free course on basic computer
education. Knitting, carpet making and envelope making were other such training provided
to enhance skill development and encourage entrepreneurship amongst unemployed youths
of the two districts.
Govt. notified quarry inaugurated in Likabali
ITANAGAR, Sept 3: A govt. notified private quarry, namely M/s Nyodu Taipodia & Sons
Private Quarry was inaugurated in a simple function wherein Likabali SDO Tayom Bage,
CO Topek Kakki, SDPO WD Thungon, AMDO Balem Tayeng, RFO Kenjum Membom and Likabali
ZPM Mito Taipodia were present.
This is claimed to be the first govt. notified private quarry in Likabali since 1974.
The quarry was recommended in favour of M/s Nyodu Taipodia & Sons Private Quarry
by Likabali SDO and AMDO before the Deputy Commissioner issued the final notification.
It was informed in the inauguration function by the SDO and AMDO that a self-styled
village welfare committee was illegally involving in quarrying activities without
giving any royalty to the government since 1974.
The owner of the quarry informed that it has paid Rs. 2,80,995 as royalty to the
mining department within two month of its operation.
The local HGBs, GBs and ASMs also attended the programme.
Rs 192 cr released to prepare Smart City plan
New Delhi, Sept 3: Union Urban Development Ministry today sanctioned a sum of Rs
192 cr under Smart City Mission for 96 cities included in the ambitious project.
Each of the cities has been given Rs 2 cr for preparing Smart City plan.
"Rs 2 cr provided for each city is meant for preparation of city level Smart City
Plans with the assistance of technical and hand holding agencies," said a senior
UD Ministry official.
The city level plans are to be submitted to the Urban Development Ministry in the
next three months for evaluation for selecting the top 20 rankers for extending financial
support during the current financial year.
Government has announced the names of 98 cities including Union Territories of Delhi
and Chandigarh to be developed as Smart Cities.
Funds for Delhi and Chandigarh will be sanctioned soon by the Home Ministry, he said.
One city each from Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are still to be identified for
inclusion in the Smart City Mission.
Sanction Orders were issued to 38 smart city representatives from 11 states who attended
the Regional Workshop here.
Government has earmarked Rs 48,000 Cr for the Smart City project and an equal amount
is expected to be contributed by the respective state governments and urban local
bodies to develop 100 Smart Cities across the country. PTI