Arunachal- State News in Brief, 23rd May 2017


ODF VAHAN of Itanagar Municipal Council was flagged by Prince Dhawan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex in presence of Smt Kipa Kaku Chief Councillor, Tarh Nachung, Dy. Chief Councillor and Engineers of IMC, representatives of market at Nirjuli. Earlier in the day Prince Dhawan inaugurated 2 pay and Use toilets of IMC at Banderdewa and Nirjuli. Speaking on occasion Habung Lampung Chief Municipal Executive Officer informed that the VAHAN is designated to sensitizes on declaring Itanagar as Open Defecations Free city by july 2017for which Dist administrations and IMC are working on mission mode. He informed various process and time line required to make it successful.  Tarh Nachung, Dy Chief Councillor congratulated the citizens for having contributed in shrugging of Itanagar from 3rd city tag. He also informed about proposed activities to be carried out under Individual Household Toilets and another 3 pay and Use toilets will be functional soon in Itanagar and Naharlagun. Smt Kipa Kaku, Chief Councillor said every stakeholders should work together to make Itanagar as ODF City. Informed that IMC along with Distt Administrations will work hard to achieve the target as per own timeline set by Distt Administration and IMC to declare Itanagar as ODF city by July.

TEZU- Exercise for Revenue Generation

In view of States commitment to maximize revenue generation, a meeting under the chairmanship of Danish Ashraf, DC, Lohit was held on Monday. The meeting was attended by HOD’s of all the revenue earning departments of the district viz. DFO, HDO, Supt. Tax and Excise, DFDO, DTO etc. The Tax and Excise department gave a brief presentation on GST, which will come into force shortly. The DC called upon all the departments to improve their revenue base and prevent revenue leakage. In this regard, the NIC was directed to develop an online portal to monitor the revenue earned by various departments, wherein department wise details will be uploaded and recorded.

AALO- Kamar Yomcha’s House gutted

Newly built house belonging to one Kamar Yomcha has been completely gutted to ashes at Yomcha at 6.30 pm on 18th May last. Many household properties, traditional ornaments important documents are reported to be gutted into ashes in the incident.  Terkar Gamkak and Minku Tato, President and General Secretary, KKSU have appealed the district administration and people to extend all possible help to the fire victim. The District Administration has prompt to distribute immediate relief to the fire victim and committee has been constituted to make assessment. The cause of the fire is not known.

YAZALI- Protest against NEEPCO 

 The Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project (RHEP) MoU Demand Committee held a mass dharna against the NEEPCO authorities as a part of phase-wise movement outside the NEEPCO establishment located at Yazali. Hundreds of project affected people took part in the dharna, demanding that the state government and NEEPCO sign an MoU against the 405 MW RHEP. Review of relief and resettlement package; job quota for project affected people in groups A, B, C & D; strict implementation of Local Area Development Fund under the National Hydro Power Policy, 2008 and CSD-CD schemes on need basis were among their core demands. Chairman of RHEP MoU Demand Committee, Taba Techi said, “Despite repeated memorandums and representations, the NEEPCO as well as the state government has turned a deaf ear towards the legitimate demands of RHEP affected people for the last 15 years.”

AALO- Free Legal Services

Ms. Hoksum Ori, Secretary APWWS west Siang unit and Advocate Kebom Taso Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) went to Judicial Lockup to interact with UTPs on free Legal Services who cannot hire Advocates form their side to stay in jail for long periods without getting bailer to bail them out them.  APWWS Aalo has engaged Kirpi Padu, Tonya Ete and Dongam Ori Ngomdir in the absence of regular PLVs on 3 days training at Itanagar at for Legal Aid Clinic. Physical development measures like Games and Sports, mental exercise like yoga, health and hygiene, cleaning of rooms and surroundings, menu on food are being stressed and the PLVs are also maintaining registers and recording their bio data.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 23rd May 2017ZIRO- Training for Horticulture

yet another attempt to enhance the flourishing horticulture sector in Lower Subansiri, The Horticulture Department in collaboration with Indo- Global Social Services Society will be conducting an intensive skill development program in horticulture sector for six days.  The training would emphasis on organic cultivation of kiwi, large cardamom, kitchen gardening and nursery management.  Inaugurating the training today at Hapoli, EAC Mokar Riba said ” with unemployment at a meteoric rise in the state, the state government’s initiatives under the skill development program should be viewed seriously and availed by all the unemployed youths. Lower Subansiri and Ziro in particular is blessed with very fertile land coupled with a conducive weather can become the horticulture hub of the state. ”  He further exhorted the participants to avail the opportunity and equip themselves with the horticultural skills.  The training scheduled for six days will be divided into theory , practical and field visit sessions along with interaction with the farmers.

ANJAW- Motivational Workshop

In furthering the core objective of the DAY-NULM, a motivational workshop was organised at DUDA complex , Hawai, where  trained 35 beneficiaries of  different trades under Employment though Skill Training and Placement EST & P component of the flagship scheme- DAY-NULM- initiated by Govt. of India participated on Monday. while interacting with the beneficiaries after completion of three months period training, DC cum Chairperson DUDA Hawai, Mamta Riba advised the beneficiaries to make best use of the skill training learned by producing local hand looms and handicrafts for improvement of their economic condition. “self employment is the only  best alternative employment as the  Govt white jobs are limited in present days”, she exhorted.  She also advised them to establish local entrepreneurship of  its kind with the available govt. schemes under textile and handicraft department, DUDA etc.  by forming self help groups (SHGs) as there is dearth of commercial textile industry in the region.    Earlier Er. Rokpo Tamin explained the expected benefits for the trained beneficiaries under the scheme Deendayal Anthodaya Yojna- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM).

RUPA- Thongdok  inaugurates water supply project

Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Er T.N Thongdok  on Monday  inaugurated water supply project of Membachur village under Rupa circle. While addressing the gathering, Speaker emphasised on proper utilization of water and requested to maintain the greenery by encouraging a forestation in the up streams which will to an extent suffice to the shortage of water. Speaker while appreciating the Engineers’ Er Likha Tekhi E.E, Er Chello Sanjay A, E and MS Rathore J.E along with the villagers who have jointly worked perilously in order to make the project successful. Highlighting on the Quality of the Project the  Speaker talked about the important features of the water project. The features like Drop inlet Type Head Work, Primary Sedimentation Tank, Secondary Sedimentation Tank and Clear Water Tank besides most necessitated Slow Sand Filtration Units. The project has been designed to provide 420souls @ 55 litres per day and will sustain till next fifteen years. The Project cost is of amount 65.48 lakhs funded by Government of India under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

SEPPA- Review meeting of DTFI 

District Task Force on Immunization (DTFI) of District Health Society of East Kameng district on Monday convened a review meeting at Kameng Hall, Seppa to take stock of the status and target achieved during the 4th round of MI-4 phase and the phase as a whole under National Health Mission. Understanding the difficulty being faced due to rough terrains in far-flung areas, CO Takam Nicholas appreciated the health department for successful implementation of the MI-4. And simultaneously, with expectation, he urged them to exhibit the same zeal and vigour in implementation of other health related programmes too. For next phase of Mission Indradhanush or any other health programmes, CO suggested the department to keep proper maintenance of record for better references and up-to-date information. Speculating about the obstacle due to social ignorance and fear psychosis, he further advised the department to draw a plan in advance and suggested to seek help from panchayat and religious leaders, and civil societies to dispel any misconception to achieve the true objective of any health mission. He further assured to provide every possible assistance and coordination to the department for successful implementation of all health related activities.

KHONSA- Preparedness meeting for Disaster 

Tirap DC Ravi Jha, contducted DDMA , meeting which was attended by ZPC Tirap Smti Sontung Bangsia, SP Tirap J.K. Meena, IPS, HoDs of all linked departments including Military – Para Militarry Officers and President and Secretary Ex-Army Servicemen Association Tirap Unit. While addressing the meeting Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha, IAS urged all the concerned agencies to gear up with all necessary resources and to get ready to tackle any type of Disaster adding that the crisis management plan and SOP for the whole district has been made so as to mitigate and tackle any kind of disaster like Fire accident, Landslide, Flood and Earthquake in the pre-calamity and post calamities. Tirap district includes villages which are far-flung and with ragged terrains and unfriendly topography, DC urged District Food & Civil Supplies and Health Department to keep ready stock (buffer) rice, and other essential commodities and medicines in well advance so as to address the needs of the people during the disaster/times of calamities.