Arunachal- State News in Brief, 29th June 2017

AALO- DTF meeting on IDCF

A District Task Force (DTF) meeting on IDCF was held at the DC’s conference hall here today under the chairmanship of Liyi Bagra, EAC (Judicial). It has been decided to observe Intensify Diarrhoea Control Fortnight from 3rd July to 15th July in all health centres/schools/AWC of West Siang district. Main focus was laid on IDCF on primary schools & AWC (0-5 years) children. ORS & Zinc Tablet will be made available in all govt health facilities of the district as well as ASHAs. Establishment of ORS-Zinc Corner in GH/CHCs/PHCs of West Siang district for treatment of diarrhoea at health facilities. This activity needs to be carried out in all primary and middle schools, including private schools through RBSK teams/school teachers/ANMs/ASHAs. Hand washing demonstration will also be carried out in all primary and middle schools by the health workers (ASHAs/AWWs/ANMs) and RBSK Mobile Health Teams during the IDCF 2017. Multi-sectoral involvement has been sought for better impact through district administration, DDSE and Dy Director, ICDS.DA will give specific instructions to all down line administrative officers of the district for their active participation and close monitoring in their respective administrative jurisdiction. Yomto Lollen, DPM (NHM), West Siang, gave a detailed briefing on IDCF 2017.

UPPER SUBANSIRI- Guv inaugurates farmers training programme

Governor PB Acharya inaugurated a five-day farmers’ training programme at Ligu village in Upper Subansiri district today. In his speech the governor advised the villagers to strive towards financial empowerment through entrepreneurship. He also encouraged them to ensure proper education for their children. “Arunachal Pradesh can prosper if education is given the highest priority,” Acharya said. He also announced to provide Rs 50,000 for the village development fund. The training is being conducted by the Nagaland-based Central Institute of Horticulture in collaboration with the Murmenrijo Welfare Consumers Cooperative Society. It aims to train the participants, who include women SHG members, on value addition to horticulture produces. It will also train them in making aloe vera soap.

AALO- Kaying-Tato road restored

The 92 RCC of the BRO has repaired the Kaying-Tato road in Siang district which had been seriously damaged by landslide. About 7.50 metres of the road had been swept away by heavy rainfall during Monday night and the wee hours of Tuesday. The 92 RCC, which is responsible for maintaining the road, promptly deployed its men and machines and restored the road by 11:30 am on Tuesday.

DAPORIJO- Paknga Bage visites Daporijo District Hospital

Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage visited Daporijo District Hospital, where he distributed food and clothes to the patients admitted in the hospital recently. During the visit, Bage inspected the hospital and assured to extend all support required. He also met the DMO and discussed various challenges and shortages being faced by the hospital authority.

ZIRO- Bandh Postponed 

The All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALYSA) has in a release on Wednesday informed that it has postponed its proposed Lower Subansiri district bandh called for June 30, following the assurance of the In-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Regional Office, Tezpur to deposit compensation amount for payment to the land affected people of Lower Subansiri for construction of Potin to Bopi road under TAH within July 14 next. The Association further stated that it will launch the bandh call on July 15 next in case its demand is not met with within stipulated time.

ZIRO- Training on fish farming

 More than twenty fish farmers are attending a two-day training programme for fish farmers at Regional High Altitude Fish Seed Farm here. Lower Subansiri district horticulture officer Komri Murtem, who inaugurated the training, said fish farming can become a sustainable economic activity. He advised the farmers to avail the opportunity to learn about fish farming. Highlighting the Start-Up India scheme of the government to encourage entrepreneurs, Murtem advised the trainees to avail loans under the scheme to develop fisheries. As part of the training, the trainees would be taken to field visits to fish ponds. Fishery officer NK Purkayastha, AFOs Mudang Ranka and HK Hazarika would be imparting the training on fish pond construction, pre and post stocking measures, food and feeding habits of different species, fish pathology etc, as resource persons. Fish farmers from Raga, Yachuli, Yazali and Ziro are attending the training.

CHANGLANG- APSTS to Khimyang 

 Parliamentary Secretary Hydro-power Phosum Khimhun flagged off two new APSTS vehicles from Changlang, connecting remote Khimyang circle on Wednesday. Dedicating the Sumo service under the APSTS to the people of Khimyang circle, the Parliamentary Secretary informed the gathering that realizing the hardships suffered by the villagers in travelling from Khimyang to Changlang district headquarters for various needs, bus service was also introduced earlier but owing to the bad road condition, the department had to discontinue the service. Earlier, Senior Station Superintendent, N Songhting requested the Parliamentary Secretary for his support in establishing APSTS ticket counter at Khimyang and posting of drivers at Changlang district under APSTS Department. Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Wayong Khimhun, along with PRI members and HoDs of Changlang were present on the occasion.

PASIGHAT- Outreached program at Ayeng village

Department of Field Publicity organized a special outreached program at Ayeng village Community Hall  today. The program was formally inaugurated by the Parliamentary Secretary, Disaster Management and Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong in presence of Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak,  aiming to highlight the major welfare schemes launched by union government and state government and its achievements and impact on common people. Speaking on the occasion of “Making of Developing India (MODI)” fest, Prl. Secy Moyong said that the main objective of the programme was to communicate the people about the Union Government’s achievements over the last 3 years and to convey them about the various Government schemes and initiatives. Implementation of various central schemes in the state like Jan-Dhan-Yojana, LPG subsidy reforms, Swachh Bharat Mission, Digital India, GST, Smart City projects, Insurance, Make in India, Planning Commission to NITI Aayog, Aadhaar etc Moyong expressed hope that citizens will get opportunities to improve their living standard and visible developments in the state.

AALO- Meeting on Panchayati Raj 

Panchayati raj special secretary Nyali Ete has called for participation of all government departments in the planning process by converging their plan in My Village My Development Plan (MVMDP), for real development. Addressing participants during a brainstorming session on participatory planning under MVMDP conducted by SIRD at Aalo on Tuesday, Ete, while speaking on concept and process of convergent gram panchayat development plan (GPDP- MVMDP initiative, emphasized on participatory planning process such as household survey, PRA and conducting gram sabhas to identify the actual need and aspirations of the people and their approval for holistic development of the villages. The gram panchyat development committee is to lead these activities at gram panchayat level as formation of GPDC is pre-requisite for preparation of GPDP. MVMDP, a guideline for convergent planning at gram panchayat level, need to be followed by PRIs and line departments to avoid duplicities of schemes and invest the saved resources in a meaningful way. GPDP-MVMDP of each gram panchayat is to assimilate at district planning committee through anchal samiti for vetting of the process, link with district vision and approval of plan for implementation. Efforts are on to integrate MVMDP with state plan for proper flow of funds and strengthening of holistic planning process in the state, Ete explained.