Arunachal- State News in Brief, 24th May 2017

PASIGHAT- Clean Drive Conducted 

Municipal Councillor Kangge Moyong (Ward-12) along with staffs and volunteers on Tuesday carried out a massive cleanliness drive in Bogong Anchal meat shed area, Pasighat under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Moyong distributed two hundred bamboo made dustbins to the shopkeepers and pressed one JCB to clean the abandoned meat shed area. Moyong appealed to the people to refrain from dumping garbage at vacant plots, vacant spaces, streets and drains and remove the construction material soon after the construction of building is over, ensuring cleanliness of the centurion town. The abandoned 15-rooms meat shed needs special attention. Reportedly, it is being illegally used by miscreants at night time while during business hours many selling fish and meat outside illegally, giving ugly looks to the township. Locals of the area has appealed the Bogong Anchal Members and PMC to renovate all the 15 rooms of the building with proper drainage, water supply and electricity at the earliest possible so that rooms are re-allotted for productive business activities as well as revenue generation.

ANJAW-  DRDA Meeting 

To strengthen implementation of MGNREGA in the district so that the rural population has access to speedy implementation of direct benefit transfer etc. A two-day workshop was organized at Hawai in the Anjaw DRDA building and Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Anjaw. Addressing the inaugural session Smti. Mamata Riba, Deputy Commissioner, Anjaw called upon the BDOs and the field staff to re-dedicate themselves for the welfare of the rural population of the district which comprises of about 95.36 % rural population. “The low density of population coupled with low density of field workers might pose challenge for outreach activities. However, this should not deter DRDA Anjaw from achieving the goals” the Deputy Commissioner stated while requesting the department of Rural Development to post adequate number of officials to DRDA Anjaw as more than six number of technical level officers have been transferred out from DRDA Anjaw without any reliever.

KHONSA-  ODF verification 

The consultative meeting on ODF verification in Tirap District as a part of Swachh Bharat – a Jan Andolan was conducted by PHE & WS Division, Khonsa Division, in collaboration with District Administration on Tuesday at Kamlesh Joshi Conference Hall, Khonsa. While welcoming the gathering Executive Engineer Er T Nipa highlighted the salient features of SBM (G) and advised the beneficiaries to open a bank account as well as ADHAAR card to get incentive directly from the government through Direct Bank Transfer(DBT) facilities. Through power point presentation Consultant Doi Tarak, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa elaborated details of ODF and its verification process. He disclosed the list of 21 ODF GPs out of 56 in the district which needed to be verified through ODF verification committee. He urged the gathering to gear up for SLWM activities in their villages/ GPs.  ZPC Sontung Lowang Bangsia appreciated the Department for achieving 21 ODF GPs of the District.

ITANAGAR – Workshop on DDU-GKY begins

A two-day State level orientation workshop on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) for project implementing agencies (PIAs) commenced here today. The workshop, conducted by Arunachal State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ArSRLM), is being attended by representatives from agencies interested to be associated as PIA in DDU-GKY. Inaugurating the workshop, Secretary Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Dani Salu appreciated the efforts of ArSRLM in mobilising a sizeable number of agencies interested in DDU-GKY in the first workshop. He highlighted the need for skill development for youth from rural poor households who have not been able to leverage benefits of formal higher education. He said skill development provides all support to such youth as it aims for common boys and girls in rural areas to be brought into the mainstream by making them employable.

ROING- Regeneration of  Fish population

In an effort to preserve JIA River and regeneration of its Fish population a programme was conducted on conservation of water & Fish by putting fish seeds Jia River near Bolik Culvert point and at Kangkong village. On the occasion mass awareness movement on sanitation and inauguration of Local Medicine/ Naturipathy Centre at Mobang-I was also held here on Tuesday. The programme was initiative by Starson Saring, ZPM, Bukong under the guidance of Smti Gum Tayeng, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary (WRD, Research, Art & Culture). Speaking on the occasion Smti Gum Tayeng insisted on protection and preservation of water resources and exhorted the all stake holder to create mass awareness on it. She also briefed on water connection and power supply issues of the Parbuk village areas and informed to resolve it soon. Highlighting on various development activities under took in the area, she sought cooperation from the public and Govt officials for accelerating development of the District. DC, Deepak Shinde, in his speech lauded the efforts of public for banning fishing in Jia River by other methods rather than then traditional fishing system and said that without cooperation from the general public District Administration alone canot resolve this issues.

ITANAGAR- APCC Extends its support to AAPSU

 Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) while extending its support to All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) for latter’s democratic movement against granting of citizenship rights to Chakma-Hajong refugees in Arunachal Pradesh, today slammed the central BJP leadership for its alleged unilateral decision on the proposed granting of citizenship rights to the refugees. The BJP led State Govt should also own moral responsibilities as the proposed granting of citizenship to the refugees is unilateral and dictatorial decision of the BJP high command (central leadership). It’s a wakeup call for the people of Arunachal Pradesh to understand the hidden agenda of saffron brigade lest it will be too late,” the APCC said in a release here.The APCC, apart from asking the BJP Govt in the State to clarify its stand on this vexed issue, suggested the State Govt for immediately holding an all-party meeting to discuss the pros and con of the issue.

ZIRO- Dree Open Badminton Championship 2017

Dree Open Badminton Championship 2017 got underway at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium here today amidst a huge gathering. As many as 67 participants from across the state are taking part in the tournament involving both singles & doubles in various categories including men’s open, women’s open, veteran men’s and veteran women’s. The final of the tournament in various categories will be held on May 25 next. Earlier, the tournament was kicked off by Habung Tada, president Apatani Students’ Union, who appreciated the Central Dree Festival Committee for organising several sports events prior to its golden jubilee celebration.

NAHARLAGUN- Girl Child Rescued

A 12-year-old girl was rescued from the house of one Dr Punyo Abi at D-Sector, Naharlagun on Tuesday after the Capital Complex unit of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) received a call from the Childline centre. A team headed by Labour Officer Lee Ete, along with Childline team and police team of  rescued the child after receiving the complaint on May 23. Reportedly, the child was found with bruises on her face and cut marks on her left finger, along with several others wounds on her body. The child also informed that she was brought to Itanagar by two women, who were paid Rs 22, 000 by the Punyo couple. Considering the repeated offences of child abuse, the CWC also filed an FIR at the Naharlagun Police Station on Tuesday. It was also informed that a similar case was earlier reported to the CWC involving the same family for child labour.

ITANAGAR- BJP Mahila Morcha 

The Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha (BJMM), Arunachal Pradesh unit had conducted its two-day state executive meeting at Hill Top community hall here on May 20-21 last. Addressing the meeting, the national president of BJP Mahila Morcha Vijaya Rahatkar called upon the Mahila members of the party to disseminate information on various welfare schemes launched by the Centre for the welfare of the women. She also exhorted the Mahilas of the State to take full advantage of the various schemes benefiting the women in particular. She mentioned the schemes like, Start-up India, Make in India, Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao, skill development, etc. Minister of Health and Family Welfare Jomde Kena said that Govt of Arunachal Pradesh is working round the clock to give new dimensions to the development of Arunachal Pradesh. Power Minister Tamiyo Taga said that Mahila Morcha and Yuva Morcha are the most important wings of BJP and asked all Mahilas to take the responsibility of serving the society through the party.

ITANAGAR- Arunachalee girl topping in SSLC exams

Arunachalee girl – Duyu Asung, a student of St George School, Nongmensong, Shillong has made the State proud by topping in SSLC exams 2017 the result of which was declared today. Asung, daughter of Duyu Kobing and Duyu Yaja and hailing from Lower Subansiri district, has recorded 95% marks besides getting distinction in all the subjects she appeared in. The student secured cent percent marks in Mathematics and Health Education. Out of 52,000 students who appeared in the MBOSE Examination 2017, Asung whose father is into BSF posted in Manipur has made it to the top in Meghalaya, which is truly a matter of pride for the Arunachalees.