Binny Yanga laid to rest
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The mortal remains of Binny Yanga, Padmashree has been laid to
rest today near her Naharlagun residence.
The social worker lost her courageous and long battle with cancer at a Guwahati hospital
on Sept 3 last.
Since the very end, she continued her outstanding work to support the orphans and
women, mainly survivors of difficult circumstances, a work she started almost four
Deeply mourning her death, Home Minister Tanga Byaling has in a condolence message
today, said that Late Yanga always stood for the uplift of the oppressed, orphans
and needy women of the state.
‘Late Yanga tirelessly worked against forced and child marriage and provided shelter
to the victims for which she will be always remembered. She was an iconic figure
and in her death we have lost a true and noble social worker’, he added.
Villagers repair road
ROING, Sept 5: Cleanliness cum road maintenance was organised at Rayang village by
the Rayang Banggo, under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan here today. At least one member from
the 62 existing households participated in the social service despite the continuous
Reportedly, a black topped road was constructed in the village at around 1992-93,
but there has been no maintenance. Currently, the road truly explains the 'road in
pot holes' theory, and the pot holes here are extremely huge and filled with rain
water leading the villagers to carry out the maintenance work.
The initiative was taken under Banggo's Secretary Gagan Perying, who informed that
this is the first ever mass social service of the village.
"The main motive to repair this road, apart from making it accessible without problem,
is because most of the farms and especially orange plantations are located across
Simak River. Now that the orange harvesting season is arriving, farmers have to visit
their farms everyday to tend to their plantations. Such bad road conditions make
it extremely difficult to reach to their farms. This will also adversely affect the
economic condition of the orange farmers", added Perying.
"Most of the sand gravels used for construction are taken from Simak River because
of its good quality. However, the heavy vehicles that carry and transport this sand
gravel has to pass through our village damaging the road badly. On an average, 20
trips of these heavy vehicles can be accounted to pass through every day, on a regular
basis", informed Rayang Banggo Joint Secretary Poktem Pertin.
Training on beauty culture
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Sept 5: Forty women and girls from various circles under Upper Subansiri
district were trained on beauty culture during a three week long training programme
at DIC training hall here.
Trainees from Siyum, Nacho, Limeking and Taksing attended the skill development programme
which was conducted by vocational training provider GPTI, Aalo and sponsored by Department
of Skill Development and Employment Generation .Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh under
Dakmo Riba, Assistant Director, Textiles and Handloom, who attended the valedictory
function yesterday, encouraged the trainees to continue their training at higher
level to enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen trades. He asked them
to make use of what they have learned during the training period for self employment
and earning livelihood.
Bulo Apa, Asst .Director of Industry said that apart from running a beauty parlour
or saloon, the knowledge imparted during the training can also be also be used at
Resource persons Atet Puying and Yaning Sinkom expressed their willingness to help
the trainees clear their doubts on beauty culture and also assured to conduct such
training programme in future too, if required.
Taloh visits Yaki Tato village
AALO, Sept 05: Education Minister Tapang Taloh accompanied by MLA Nyamar Karbak and
Siang Deputy Commissioner N. Lego visited Yaki Tato village to get the ground reality
of one of the oldest schools of West Siang district.
Addressing a huge gathering at the prize distribution ceremony of the first Pemin
Tato Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament, Taloh appealed to the people to extend cooperation
to the government for speedy development of the area. The bandh culture making inroads
in West Siang and Siang should be avoided as such culture put us in the back gear
on the developmental front.
Responding to a memorandum submitted on the occasion, Taloh assured extension of
Keak playground and said that the demand for science stream in Donyi Polo College,
Kamki will be examined and efforts will be made to start it in the next year. He
also said that a Sericulture farm will started at Yaki Tato village soon.
Speaking on the long pending desire of creating a circle headquarter for seven villages
of Tali Tato Bango, the minister said that though cabinet has put a blanket ban on
further creation or upgradation of administrative outposts, efforts can be made to
convince the government on genuine need.
Karbak exhorted the students to emulate the feats achieved by the yesteryears from
the school since its inception in 1956. The road from Keak touching Kesi Tali, Siru,
Sere Tali culminating at Kamba is essential and will be looked into. He also assured
a new Dere for Keak and disclosed that Govt. is drawing a policy to provide one TV
set each to GBs and issue separate winter and summer dresses for them.
Deputy Commissioner, N Lego, Chief Engineer (E) Jumto Tato, ZPC Yaman Bagra, also
shared their views on the development front.
The students of 1956 batch of Govt. Middle School Keak were also felicitated on the
RWS objects teacher transfers
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS) strongly objected to recent
transfer of four teachers, who were serving in various schools of Nari-Koyu area,
without any relievers during the mid-session.
Most of the schools in the area are facing acute shortage of teachers since last
five to six years and the recent transfer of teachers will adversely affect the academic
study of students. The Banggo Welfare Society has strongly appealed to the DDSE not
to release the teachers or effect the transfer order until and unless reliever teachers
Doke appointed as SAA vice chairman
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The State Government has appointed Gechi Doke as the vice chairman
of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) effective immediately.
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: Students, teachers along with non-teaching staff and general public
took part in a social service conducted under the supervision of ASM-cum-chairman
school management committee Tadar Chachung and incharge headmaster Tame Tamin at
the Govt. Primary School, Lower Nyapin on Wednesday.
During the social service, which was sponsored by the parents of the students, the
volunteers erected a wire fence around the school premises.
Later, during a meeting held the same day, Chachung appealed both the Block Resource
Coordinator Centre and Cluster Resource Centre to forward a proposal to higher authority
for immediate construction of a kitchen building for Mid Day Meal besides, allocation
of adequate funds for maintenance of the school building.
No respite from flood at Paglam as
Dibang diverts course
ROING, Sept 5: Flood at Paglam Circle under Dambuk sub-division is not receding despite
lessening of the rains over the last few days as the Dibang River has diverted its
course towards the west bank.
The flood affected people have no other options left but to shift from the present
location of the village to safer place.
It was informed that the villagers are planning to shift to the right bank of the
Dotung River for safety. However, with the rivers water not receding, the task of
shifting is a huge one. Efforts are being done to engage engine operated boats within
one or two days to shift out the villagers.
Local administration has managed to bring in 60 quintals of rice to the flood affected
people from Pasighat, East Siang to Paglam yesterday. The rice bags were carried
on head loads from Taro Tamak to Paglam. More than 60 tarpaulins were also provided
to the flood affected people to be used as temporary shelters by the local administration.
Member of the Nature Unlimited, Anong Tayeng and his team had helped to transport
about 180 marooned people from their inflated rubber boat during the flood, reports
Reiterating demands, CoSAAP gives
two month’s ultimatum
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: Reiterating its’ long pending demands, the Confederation of Service
Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) today gave two months ultimatum and warned
that it would take up democratic movement if the demands are not fulfilled by October
Speaking to media persons at Press Club here today, the Association’s President Pate
Marik said, “We will be compelled to take up democratic movement if the state government
still do not heed to our demands.”
CoSAAP has been demanding enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years, withdrawal
of NOC system on promotion and retirement, and restoration of original lateral entry
system in APCS. Marik added that the demands had been submitted on various occasions
to the state government.
CoSAAP called for enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years as per Fundamental
Rules 56, for bringing uniformity in retirement of the employees claiming that they
are not uniform.
“Non uniformity in retirement age is an injustice to the maximum number of government
employees as it curtails early promotions and retirement benefits,” he said. He also
expressed disappointment over the opposition of various organisations to the move
saying that they are against it without any knowledge.
“Now that the upper age limit for entry into state government service has been enhanced
to 35, a government servant serves for only 23 years if he enters a job at the age
of 35 and retires at 58,” he said.
The association also sought for withdrawal of NOC system on promotion and retirement
saying that it is injustice to the sincere government employees who have no role
in encroachment of government quarters.
“It is not as if all and only government employees are involved in encroachment of
government quarters. But if it has to be implemented, everyone should come under
the purview of it as many people, mostly those in power, are also involved in it.
Why target only government employees?” Marik lamented.
“Encroachment of government quarter is a criminal act. It would be precise if the
government lists out those employees breaching the law and not harass the innocent
ones,” added the general secretary Gonya Riba.
Giving justification for its demand to restore the original lateral entry system
in APCS, he said that the new rule only allows government employees who are in non
technical jobs and teachers.
“The original idea of the lateral entry in APCS was to recruit ministerial staff
acquainted with office rules and procedures. The employees in non technical field
and teachers are not thorough with service rule. The new rule is deprivation of government
employees knowing service rules,” he said.
“UDC scale entry should be allowed provided one is a graduate,” he advocated.
The CoSAAP also called for implementing the 7th Pay Commission in toto when it comes
“Resources will have to be explored so that the 7th Pay Commission is implemented
as when it comes to force,” he said.
30 teachers’ conferred State Award
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The state government has conferred State Award to at least thirty
illustrious teachers (10 each STs, JTs and PRTs) in recognition to their dedicated
and sincere service to the teaching profession. The award was given away while commemorating
birth anniversary of Dr. Servapali Radhakrishanan, the second President of India
as Teacher’s Day by Parliamentary Secretary for Education Bamang Felix in presence
of Secretary Education Marnya Ete in a function held at Banquet Hall here today.
Two lady teachers one from East Siang and another from Papum Pare district were among
the thirty awardees.
Congratulating the awardees, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Bamang Felix said,
“A teacher never retires, there is no boundary for a teacher” Teaching is a noble
profession which should not be confined within classroom, he added. Underlining the
responsibility of teachers, Felix urged the illustrious teachers to make the entire
society, nation and the world a classroom. Stating that whole transformation of civilization
was only possible because of the teachers, he termed them as the most powerful persons
on the earth.
However, he also pointed out that the teachers have equal power to ruin the entire
society, if they are not true to their profession.
Appreciating the state awardees teachers, Secretary Education Marnya Ete, termed
the teachers as role model of the students as well as the society. He also appealed
to the teaching community to remain sincere and dedicated in their duty. Joint Director,
Secondary Education, BN Lendo in his address informed that education system in Arunachal
has expanded rapidly with launching of SSA and RMSA programme. Joint Director, Elementary
Education, Monya Nyori also spoke on the occasion.
The Teacher’s Day was also celebrated across the state.
At Seppa, the District Institute of Education & Training (DIET), Seppa observed the
day in a befitting manner.
The programme started with unveiling of a “Dedication Stone” dedicated to those teachers
who sacrificed their entire life in imparting education to the people of East Kameng
by ADC Pooja Jain followed by lighting of lamp and paying tributes to Dr. Radhakrishnan.
The ADC exhorted the teachers to inculcate moral values like respect for elders,
the sense of discipline, punctuality and attitude among students and mould them to
be a good human being. She also advised the students to respect their teachers. Later,
she gave away the “Best Teachers” award.
DIET Principal Tadam Mibang also spoke on the occasion and suggested the teachers
to be disciplined and dedicated in their duty.
ZPM Dadi Rimo also spoke on the occasion and described teachers as real saviours
of mankind, reports DIPROs
Addressing the students and teachers of Green Mount School during the Teachers’ Day,
secretary of the school Higio Aruni advised both students and teachers to maintain
a healthy relationship. She also reminded that a teacher's post is the most respectable
post in the world and therefore, they should try to be a role model for the students.
Sacrifice and hard work is necessary for a better future, she added.
Principal Tomar Nomuk asked the students to maintain discipline and work hard for
success in life.
Teachers and the students of Government Sec. School P-Sector here celebrated the
day. Headmaster of the school Toku Raja led the teachers and students in paying floral
tributes to the portrait of Dr. Radhakrishnan.
He highlighted the significance of Teachers’ Day celebration and also enlightened
the students about the life history of Dr. Radhakrishnan.
The day was also celebrated at Apex Professional University (APU), Pasighat. The
celebration was formally inaugurated by retired IAS officer Oshong Ering, by lighting
the ceremonial lamp in presence of social worker Gandhi Darin and prominent leader
Onam Doming, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. A.A. Dange, Registrar, Dy. Registrar, PRO,
faculties and students of the university.
Addressing the gathering, Ering recollected the early days of education and appealed
to the present generation to become technologically sound to be worthy citizens of
the nation. All the dignitaries present on the occasion spoke on quality education
and teachers-students relationship. VC Dr. Dange categorically explained the mission
of APU and its future course of action in details.
Other highlights of the day were cultural presentations by the students to show their
While celebrating the Teachers’ Day at GHSS, Doimukh, the principal of the school
Nyagi Riba advised the students to concentrate on their studies for a bright future.
SMC chairman Tana Rekhi Tara and ZPM Tana Yayo attended the celebration.
Earlier, floral tributes were offered to the portrait of Dr. Radhakrishanan.
From our Daporijo correspondent:
Teachers’ Day was celebrated in a grand and disciplined manner at both Govt. Rijo
Middle school and Govt. Bazaar Middle School Daporijo.
The students of both the schools enthusiastically took part in various cultural and
literary competitions organised on the eve of Teachers’ Day.
Dance and speech competitions on topics of importance and significance of Teachers’
day celebration were organised at Govt. Rijo Middle School.
A sense of great discipline among students and teachers was prevailing who interacted
with each other showing an exemplary relationship between the teachers and the taught.
Headmaster of the school, Tayor Pigia, asked the students to do study hard, maintain
strict discipline and respect to elders, parents and teachers to achieve success
Govt. Bazar Middle school Daporijo also celebrated the day in a benefitting manner
despite dilapidated condition of the school infrastructure.
Students and teachers exchanged greetings on the occasion with flowers and gifts
as token of love and affection for teachers and students.
Headmaster of the school, Tapor Mosi, the man behind the function, highlighted the
importance of the Day and the life history of Dr. Radhakrishnan.
Govt. Bazar Middle school is one of the oldest schools in Upper Subansiri district.
It was established on 1975 and inaugurated on September 5 coinciding the Teachers’
In some other schools, including Govt. Hr. Sec School, the celebration was a low-key
Villagers welcome de-reservation of Deopani Reserve Forest
ROING, Sept 5: The people of Kungdung Banggo from Meka to Shantipur check gate of
Lower Dibang Valley district are in a jubilant mood celebrating the final declaration
of the 134.20 sq km area of Deopani Reserved Forest as de-reserved. The notification
that was issued just prior to the Solung festival brought smiles to the faces of
thousands of people residing in the Reserved Forest Area for the last eight decades.
The Department of Environment and Forests, GoAP in a notification issued on August
26 declared 134.20 sq km area of Deopani Reserve Forest as de-reserved. The notification
reads that the specified area (134.20 sq km) which is a portion of the Deopani Reserve
Forest (228.291 sq km) in Lower Dibang Valley district as per Notification No.4168-R
dtd 14/12/1936 shall cease to be Reserved Forests w.e.f. date of publication of this
notification. The notification also indicates the boundary description of de-reserved
area of Deopani Reserve Forest which is Deopani River and artificial boundary in
the north and Kenkut Nala in the East, interstate boundary and artificial line in
the south and Deopani Reserve Forest in the west. However, the 3.0 Ha areas g following
Shantipur Range Hqr Complex is not part of the de-reservation and will remain Reserve
Forest, the notification further read.
The jubilant villagers today accorded a warm reception to Gum Tayeng, Parliamentary
Secretary for WRD and Dambuk MLA for pursuing the matter successfully during her
tenure as the MLA of the area. She was received with accolades at Kangkong, Parbuk,
Bolung and Jia Village along the Roing-Shantipur NH-37 by the PRI, public leaders,
Gaon Burahs and villagers with queues of ponung parties.
While handing over the copies of notification to the PRI leaders, Banggo Secretaries
and Gaon Burahs, contented Tayeng said, “One of my main election manifestos has been
She urged the villagers not to cut trees in the remaining Reserved Forest which was
not de-reserved along the stretch of Deopani River Bank. She said,
“It gives me immense pain to see the devastation of the downstream villages including
Anpum, Loklung and Paglam by flood water in other bank of the Dibang River and we
have to learn lessons from it and preserve the forest along the river bank”. She
asked the villagers to cooperate with the forest officials in preserving the forest
in the remaining Reserved Forest Area.
The elated Banggo Secretary of Kangkong Village, Nombo Perying named the present
Dambuk MLA as the “Mother of Kundung Banggo” for the works she has done for the people
of the area in her short tenure as MLA Dambuk.
On the occasion, the Parliamentary Secretary also released two doves as a mark of
relief from the forest reservation and the beginning of ownership of the land by
the people. It is pertinent to inform here that the people of the area have been
demanding for de-reservation of the area for more than three decades.
Zilla Parishad Members and Anchal Samiti Members, Aduk Paron, DFO (T) Roing, Public
Leaders, Banggo Secretaries, Gaon Burahs and villagers were present on the occasion.
Ering assures for long lasting flood solution
PASIGHAT, Sept 5: Loksabha MP Ninong Ering carried out a whirlwind tour of Anpum,
Paglam, Namsing which have been ravaged by the recent flood.
The Mebo-Dhola road has been breached at several places cutting off the road communication.
The fury of nature was so harsh that more than 100 houses of Anpum including Loglung
villages have been washed away. Hundreds of acres of standing crops have been damaged.
The entire areas were submerged during the flood. Though the situation is still grim,
the people are struggling hard to cope with the situation.
Interacting with aggrieved families at Anpum, the MP donated rupees one lakh and
sanctioned rupees ten lakhs for immediate relief to the affected people.
Ering said that for long lasting solution to the chronic flood related problems of
the area, a major project has to be taken up for which, he assured that he will discuss
with the Chief Minister. He also assured that he will highlight the grievances and
actual situation of the area to the central government. The MP sanctioned rupees
three lakhs for development of the primary school and rupees seven lakhs for the
secondary school, Paglam. He advised them to construct the buildings on raised pillars
so that flood water does not affect them.
Okom Yosung ZPM cum Secretary General (Adi Mishing Kebang) and Kaling Dai ZPC appealed
to the MP to render all possible help to the area to tide over the grim situation.
PPA’s U-turn, says hydro power only option for economic freedom
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: In a surprising U-turn, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) one of
the vocal opponents of big hydro dams in the state, has said tapping of hydropower
potentials is the only viable option that can give the state economic freedom and
sustainable development to the future generation of the state.
In a meeting on development of Hydropower Projects in the state of Arunachal, Kahfa
Bengia, President said that, "At the time when the state is passing through a critical
phase of grave financial crisis never before experienced in the political history
of state, the news of litigation in the form of yet another Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) against execution of all the Hydropower Projects in the four Siang districts
by a group of civil rights activists is sadly myopic, vision less and bound to take
the people of these areas a century backward”.
The party sought withdrawal of the case.
If Arunachal has to evolve and grow as an economically self reliant state, there
should be no hindrances of any kind against any of the projects identified along
the rivers, the party said while requesting all the youth, intellectuals and various
civil societies to extend cooperation in achieving the goal.
The PPA said that hydropower and promotion of Tourism are alternative long term economic
policy to do away with decades old 'Dependency Syndrome' on Central Grants.
Mindless signing of MOUs/ MOAs against almost all the river basins of the state without
taking into confidence the opinions of the primary stakeholders has been the main
reason behind the delay in executions of the projects. The stakeholders should be
made to feel that they are the equal partners in developing these projects, Kahfa
Kaling Jerang, Secretary General of the party said, "If the people do not feel comfortable
and secure with the high rising mega dam projects, these projects need not be pushed
down their throat forcibly”.
We all should stand united in extending all possible help and cooperation for the
early execution of all the smaller and medium sized socially and environmentally
viable projects proposed, he added.
Governor seeks sanitation facilities for schools and hospital incinerators
Swachh Bharat Mission
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Rajkhowa has emphasised for sanitation
facilities for schools in the State. He advised the officials of Department of Public
Health Engineering, which is the nodal department of Swachchh Bharat Mission (SBA)
in rural areas and the Education Department to ensure that every school in the State
has this facility, along with running water.
Out of 3222 schools in the State, 2789 schools were approved under Swachh Vidhyalaya
Abhiyan (SVA) and toilets in 2760 schools were completed as on 31st August 2015.
While reviewing the Swachchh Bharat Mission at Raj Bhawan on Friday, he also advised
the officials of Education Department to ensure for proper policy framework to make
sure that the objectives under Swachchh Vidhyalaya Abhiyan (SVA) are implemented
by private educational institutes as well.
The Governor called for achieving the target of 1,75,924 Individual Household latrines
(IHHL), 1909 Community Sanitary Complexes(CSC) and 1,783 Solid Liquid Waste Management
(SLWM) projects within the given timeframe. The Governor was briefed in the meeting
that 57.03% of IHHL, 14.25% of CSC and 0.95% of SLWM were achieved till 31st March
2015. Out of 19200 IHHL target for the year 2015-16, 1826 IHHL, while out of 300
CSC target, 11 CSC were achieved till July 2015. Of the target 300 SLWM, no project
has been completed till July 2015.
The Governor also advised the Itanagar Municipal Council for optimum utilisation
of forty vehicles provided to them for waste management and at the same time asked
them to explore ways to pull together revenue to effectively maintain the system.
The officials assured to revive the system when funding would be put in place, which
was assured by the Principal Secretary Finance, under 14th Finance Commission’s devolution
of funds to the State. Expressing his concern on disposal of medical wastes, the
Governor emphasised that incinerators must be installed in all the hospitals, including
private hospitals and nursing homes. The private health facilities, which do not
have their own incinerator, they may be allowed to use the incinerators at Government
Hospitals, by paying a certain prefixed amount. He advised that incinerators installed
in all the general hospitals should be made functional on priority.
Stressing on issuing of advisories to all medical establishments on safe disposal
of waste, he said, legal framework must be in place to ensure that medical wastes,
particularly non-bio degradable are disposed off in correct and hygienic procedure,
without causing damage to environment and danger to human being and animals.
The Governor expressed his appreciation to financial institutes including State Bank
of India and Vijaya Bank for coming forward to provide big size garbage bins and
to adopt hospitals, schools and locality respectively, as identified by the administration/
Itanagar Municipal Council for cleanliness drive for a month. He also commended the
Chamber of Commerce Arunachal Pradesh, commercial houses and corporate for volunteering
to be part of SBA in a big way, in coming days.
DRBICS relief for flood affected people, appeals for govt help
[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Sept 5: The Dibang Right Bank Idu-Mishmi Charitable Society Dambuk (DRBICS),
headed by its President Atek Linggi, along with Sirang Anchal Samiti member Kolom
Mepo, senior citizen Angore Mena visited the flood devastated villages of Anpum and
"We were really shocked by the situation there. The flood has completely destroyed
the villages", said Linggi.
The DRBICS donated an amount of Rupees twenty one thousand in cash to the flood affected
villagers, along with some bottled water and food items. "The situation at Anpum
and Loklung is so bad that our donation seems just like a drop of the relief they
should actually be provided", Linggi added.
"Because of the unhygienic living conditions, most feared is the rise of diseases
and outbreak of epidemics. As witness to the situation there, we appeal to the state
government and the local MLA to provide relief as soon as possible. The damage, the
property loss and compensation is now secondary. The priority should be to provide
medical and veterinary help, food items and relief materials for building shelter",
"To reach Anpum-Loklung from Dambuk we have to cross the Sissiri river on an elephant
with just a rope to hold on to, walk a distance of 3.5 kms, and then cross the Dibang
river on a country boat. The journey makes it tough to carry relief materials to
almost 450 affected households, but the government has other alternatives like air
dropping relief materials", said GS DRBICS Tarun Umbrey.
As per the ground survey conducted by the Society, the Primary School Loklung, Forest
beat office Loklung, Anganwadi and Mosup of Loklung, have all been completely washed
away by the flood water.
"The lone PWD road connecting Paglam to Dambuk has also been washed off making any
vehicular movement impossible", said Linggi.
"Many plantations have been destroyed. At the Beach Camp, paddy fields have been
totally destroyed", informed Umbrey.
As per reports, the villages have been living without electricity for over a month,
and sadly the only PHED water tank from which the villagers got their daily supply
of water is also on the verge of collapse. "The water tank was originally located
in the middle of the village but the flood waters have reached at the foot of the
tank, ravaging all the houses in its way, making the foundation of the iron water
tank visible. The tank had tilted at an angle, ready to fall. Many older women were
seen crying and mourning for the tank which had served them precious water since
so many years. The sight was heart wrenching", informed Umbrey.
Reportedly, since more than 30 houses had already been washed off in front of the
very eyes of the villagers, others opted to dismantle their houses in order to save
their property. The building materials that could be retrieved from dismantling their
houses have been used to make makeshift shelters on higher ground.
DRDA employees demands written assurance
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The agitating DRDA employees of Dibang Valley district fed up with
false assurances have sought written assurance from the state government that their
demands will be fulfilled.
Responding to the call of the state unit All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association,
the DRDA employees of Dibang Valley unit joined the rest of their aggrieved colleagues
in observing pen and tool down strike. The employees, however, had called off the
strike on the fourth day following assurance from the RD Director in a meeting with
“We are fed up with false assurances, we need fruitful action instead,” the Dibang
Valley DRDA staff Welfare Association said, and demanded written assurance from non
other than the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary and Directors of respective district.
“Until and unless they give written assurance in favour of our long-pending demands
we will not sit silently,” the release added.
It further requested all the district units of the AIDSWA to launch the mass indefinite
strike from the second week of September to register its strong protest against the
government’s lackadaisical attitude towards the long-pending grievances of DRDA employees.
Meanwhile, the DRDA staff of Lower Subansiri district informed that the further course
of action will be chalked out in the next coordination meeting of the district units
of Arunachal Pradesh which will be held shortly.
Libang inspects under construction Gandhi Bridge
YINGKIONG, Sept 5: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (PWD) Alo Libang today inspected
the under construction Gandhi Bridge and 50-bed hospital building and urged the construction
agency to complete the construction works in a time bound manner without compromising
with the quality of work.
The steel suspension bridge over Siang, if completed, will link Tuting Sub-Division
with district headquarters Yingkiong. On the other hand, the 50-bed hospital building
at Yingkiong will provide the much needed accommodation for patients and their attendants
from far flung villages. The schemes are being executed by PWD department.
The local MLA also visited the helipad ground which is under constant threat of erosion
by Siang River. He suggested measures to check the soil erosion and also called for
improvement of the approach road to the Helipad.
Earlier in the morning, he attended the Teacher’s Day cum Janmashtami function at
He advised the students to maintain strict discipline and respect teachers. The MLA
was accompanied by Yingkiong ZPM Bading Teng. DIPRO