Arunachal- State News in Brief, 26th March 2017

Itanagar- Mama Natung and team visits Soochna Bhawan site

Parliamentary Secretary (IPR, Printing, RD & PR)M ama Natung, Special Secretary Mitali Namchoom, Director (IPR) Obang Tayeng and officers from the IPR and Printing department visited the Soochna Bhavan site and inspected the under construction Building. AE (PWD), Naharlagun division informed about the status of the work and explain about the delay in completion of the project. The contractor of the project also aired his grievances to the concerned authorities. Mama Natung assured to take up the issue of the Soochna Bhavan and asked all to actively pursue and cooperate in its completion as it would become a state asset. The team also visited the government printing press and inspected the building and the machinery and learned about the process involved in printing.

Tezu-  Program for Disable persons held 

The inaugural function of Programme for Persons with Disability conducted under the aegis of National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disability, Chennai and in collaboration with Arunachal Pali Vidyapith Society, Chongkham, Namsai district was held here on Saturday at Tamladu Cultural Complex. The aims and objectives of the programme was elaborated by Seer Singh who said that the government was dedicated towards upliftment of disabled persons. Various schemes, benefits and rights accorded to disabled people in a bid to empower them was explained by the resource person Pankaj Neog. Mrinal Jyoti Rehabilitation Centre from Duliajan, Assam held an exhibition of various equipments that could facilitate  disabled persons in their day to day life like hearing aids, hand driven cycles etc. Altogether hundred disabled persons attended the programme.

Changlang – AR Apprehended NSCN ( K ) Cadre 

A report has been receives from 14 AR that the Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended 32 year-old NSCN(K), SS CPL Nokhang (32) s/o shri Tahakhap Residence from malugaon Tinsukia Assam. acting on a tip off ,the security forces nabbed the militant from Malugaon with one 9 MM pistol ,one Magazine, two Round. Reportedly ,SS CPL Nokhang has been associated with the banned outfit since 2001 and has been involved in unlawful activities since then. The cadre is being handed over to Ledo Police Station.

Ziro-  Meeting on Digital Banking 

The District Level Review meeting for banking sector and  government departments was held in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner , Lower Subansiri on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by DC Kemo Lollen and conducted by Chief Manager, Lead Bank S. Basumatary. Initiatives and issues under digital banking, AADHAR and mobile number seeding were discussed in detail. Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen urged the bankers and the government officials to create awareness regarding various government initiatives specially amongst students and MNGREGA benefiaries. O. P. Monglang, DDM (NABARD) presented the district level Potential Link Credit plan for the year 2017-18. Bank Managers of nationalized banks and state banks, PD DRDA,DVO,Jt. Dir Industries, Deputy Director Agriculture attended the meeting.

Pasighat – Mithun Mela 

Initiated by the Chairman of Leyi Gumin Conservation Foundation (LGCF), Pasighat in collaboration with ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland, organized a Mithun Mela cum health camp in Mirem village under Ruksin subdivision. The mela was inaugurated by Tatung Jamoh, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Fishery department. Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Jamoh said Mithun, since time immemorial, has been a part of all Arunachalee social events and ceremonies. Lamenting the inability of the Arunachalees to harness and realize the benefits of Mithun rearing, he said that owners should increase awareness regarding scientific methods to rear Mithun for farmers and also exchange views and update technical skills. They should take help from the experts of the concerned department (V&AH) to develop and preserve the animal through scientific and better breeding management. He suggested villagers to identify and spare 300 hectors of land without any dispute to set up Mithun rearing conservation centre with proper fencing. Number of Mithuns from nearby villages were brought for health check-up and were vaccinated against various parasitic diseases and remedial measures for enhancing the productivity of Mithun in addition to micro chipping and issuing Mithun identity card to the owners.All the distinguished members present on the occasion also spoke.

Tezu-   Deteriorating standards of  Midday Meals

Taking serious note of the deteriorating standards of the Midday Meals (MDM) provided in various schools of the district, DC Danish Ashraf today announced to distribute one thousand sets of steel plate, tumbler and bowl for the use of school children from the DC’s untied fund. He promised to provide one filter each to all 84 schools covered under the MDM scheme for safe cooking purposes. He informed that PHE department had been already directed to ensure this on priority basis as many schools were using tap water for drinking and cooking. He also assured to distribute caps and aprons for all the cooks in these schools to ensure hygiene standards were maintained while cooking. Ashraf shared that during frequent visits to schools in the district, he was appalled to see the condition in which most of them running. “Moreover, many children did not receive plates and tumblers from the school authorities while taking their MDMs. Some of them bring their own plates or have to wait for a longer time”, he added.