Arunachal- State News in Brief, 03rd June 2017

ITANAGAR- Water supply to Itanagar disrupted

The major parts of Itanagar is likely to be affected of drinking water supply due to breakdown of main pipeline near Poma Village. The main pipeline of 450 MM dia pipe line have been disrupted due to heavy downpour and landslide at around 3 KM from Poma Village this morning around 9 AM and water supply to major parts of Itanagar would be affected. There shall be no water supply through Poma based Water Treatment plant for next two days said PHE SE Tayum Tok. There may be scarcity of drinking water supply from PHE for next few days, The Anchor block at the damaged site is under restoration and hopefully the normal water supply would be only possible on Monday if the rain god do not intercept the work progress. The team of mechanic and workers led by AE (PHE) Debia Padang is at the job and supervising the restoration works and hope for the best Tok said. Meanwhile the Water tanker of PHE department will be pressed into service to cease the water supply in different location of Itanagar township as per demand on temporary basis Tok added.

YUPIA- CM’s flagship programme

A joint workshop regarding implementation of various CM’s flagship programme held at DC’s conference hall, Yupia under the chairmanship of Prince Dhawan, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex on Saturday. DC Informed that the main objective of the holding such workshop is to inform the officers of line department and administrative officers about the three ambitious schemes of the govt under Stand Up India which is for the benefit of unemployed youths, farmers and weavers. He said that all schemes are district driven schemes and all officers must take up it as challenge to make the implementation of schemes successful in ICC and Papum Pare district. He further called upon the officers to ensure to encourage more and more unemployed youths, farmers and weavers and to conduct workshop at respective sub-divisions and circles by 15th June’2017 to sensitize and  inform the people to take benefit of the schemes.

NEW DELHI-  Khandu congratulates Anshu 

Arunachalee climber Anshu Jamsenpa who scripted history by scaling Mt Everest twice within five days, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday.   The Chief Minister had interaction with the mountaineer and congratulated Anshu for her rare feat that she achieved in the field of mountaineering sports. He said: “You have brought a good name to our state and made it popular worldwide. The feat you have achieved is unmatchable.” Anshu was accompanied by her husband and president of All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association,  Tsering Wangey and editor of a national Hindi daily, DK Chauhan. The Chief Minister offered to extend all possible from the state government to promote mountaineers from the state.

ZIRO- Coordination Meeting 

A coordination meeting of all the HoDs and the MLA s of 17th Ziro-Hapoli Er. Tage Taki and 16th Yachuli Likha Saaya was held in the DC conference hall, Hapoli on Saturday. Chairing the meeting Deputy Commissioner  Kemo Lollen lauded the efforts of the MLA s in unitedly initiating an interactive session with all the HoDs. “This should be an opportunity to identify grey areas and issues and develop a better communication rapport between the officers and the elected representatives to propel the development process in the district. Such meetings will also facilitate development of a strong monitoring system”, he said. MLA 17th Ziro Hapoli Er. Tage Taki while addressing the officers called for a strong coordination between the legislatures and the executives. 16th Yachuli MLA  Likha Saaya while addressing the officers said that need based schemes and projects should be implemented with proper planning. While taking a dig on the poor quality approach road of Yachuli government college, he directed the concerned executing agency to look into the matter immediately.

BOMDILA –  Severe crises of water supply

The District headquarters as well as famous tourist hub with population of 12,000 plus is facing severe crises of water supply for last 5-6 months.  The condition is so grave that each household general gets hardly few minutes of water supply in 24 hours.  The situations escalated to point where people unable to get water adequately even foe basic needs are planning to go on Dharna. Deputy Commissioner Bomdila taking cognizance of the issue instantly went to affected colony along with PHED staff to see in person the distribution network (which requires immediate re-laying as it is completely haphazard) and got the channel rectified for the two colonies.  But the problem is omnipotent in town and as per department the source of water is drying up. The main supply line which is 40 Km away from Bomdila has 4(four) inlet sources from which entire water is dispatched to Bomdila using 200 MM diameter DI Pipes.  After observation the Main reason for diminishing water flow can be attributed to widespread rampant felling of trees resulting in deforestation of the catchment area.

TEZU-  ATMA meeting 

Second governing body meeting of Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Lohit was held in the conference hall of the DC’s office, Tezu on Saturday  to review the activities of ATMA and work out strategic action plan for implementation of ATMA programme in the district. Danish Ashraf, DC cum Chairman of the governing body, ATMA who was presiding over the meeting expressed his concern over the large number of opium cultivators and addicts in the district and stressed on the need to prioritise and focus on the opium farmers. Showing interest on the set up of working group for executing ATMA activities at district level by managing committee ATMA, at block level by block technology team (BTT) and at village level by farmer’s friend (FF), he said that if executed well, ATMA activities can become a very effective instrument for Opium free campaign of the district. He further urged the ATMA team to cooperate with the District Administration in order to eradicate the menace of opium from the root. After thorough discussion and suggestions from all the governing body members, a resolution to focus entire activities of ATMA on opium affected farmers was passed unanimously for the current year.

NAMSAI- River’s water level increased 

Water level of all major rivers and its tributaries  of Namsai District has been increased by 1.00 mtr to 1.6 mtr due to incessant rain since last few days. Bank erosion also noticed in kamlang, Barreng and Noa Dehing rivers affecting  Nampoong, Philobari, Upper Deobeel, Lower Kherbari, Murti Camp, Dharampur, Lekang Gohain Gaon, Dirakmiri, Mengkeng Miri, Ekorani and  Maholoni villages of the district. 3 Nos of newly constructed bamboo spur by WRD Namsai are reportedly washed away at Ekorani area under Lekang Circle. Threat to several earthen embankments at various locations prevails due to sudden rise of Noa – Dehing rivers. Sub – division and section level monitoring cell has been set up by WRD Deptt to monitor the flood situation for prompt action. Disaster Management Cell already set up by the District Administration in District as well as circle Hq. The District Administration has directed all Admin Officers to keep close vigil on the situation to avert any untoward situation.

PASIGHAT- GST Awareness Campaign

With GST all set to be rolled out from July next,  a GST Awareness Campaign to reach out to the various stakeholders  was organized here today here, where the procedures for migration, various benefits under the simplified one-tax regime,  queries  was explained by resource-persons The one-day long campaign has been organized jointly by the Commissionerate of Central Excise and Service Tax, Guwahati and Department of Tax & Excise, GoAP. Promotion of transparency and ease of tax payment are some of the main objectives of GST, stressed the Chief Guest, ADC, Pasighat, Taddo Borang, who also urged the participants to acquaint themselves with the procedures, which will help in migration to the new Tax Regime.  Earlier, Assistant Commissioner from Commissionerate of Central Excise & Service (CE & ST), Guwahati  Jitesh Kr. Jain, IRS, said that  GST Mobile app and helpline will help clear various queries and concerns and while informing on the various users-friendly features like single registration, doing away with multiple taxations will only simplify the tax process under GST. Giving an overview of the various tax processes, SS Joshi, Supdt. CE & ST, Tezpur said that GST is aimed at simplification of tax system. Superintendent of Tax & Excise, Pasighat Kingman Komut also called upon the business community including all financial institutions to avail window period of Jun-1 to 15 for migration of existing tax payers to GST and for further queries anyone can visit the office during working hours.

NAMSAI- Assam Guv tours concludes 

The Governor of Assam, Banwarilal Purohit concluded his two days tour to Namsai-Lohit district on yesterday evening. He reached Namsai on 31st May  and on Thursday visited Bramhakund, later in the afternoon he visited Kongmu Kham (Golden Pagoda), Tengapani to offer floral tribute and prayer to the statue of Lord Buddha . Interacting with the monks of the monastery the governor expressed his immense pleasure over the sanctity and cleanliness of the Pagoda. He expressed his willingness to revisit the site in the days to come.  Earlier, on arrival to Namsai district the Governor was received by Deputy Commissioner, R.K. Sharma and his team of district officials. Chau Zingnu Namchoom, Parliamentary Secretary (Planning, Personnel, AR & Trg) was also present on the occasion. The Governor was accompanied by his Secretary G M Hazarika, , ADC S K Mani and Special Officer to the Governor, Gitartha Baruah, DC, Namsai  R. K. Sharma among others during his visit to Golden Pagoda.