Arunachal- State News in Brief, 30th June 2017

DAPORIJO- Guv Meets with Business Community 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya met the members of the business community from Daporijo and had an hour long interaction with them. Representatives from various business communities were present in the meeting. The Governor advised them to involve themselves with the local communities. Learn indigenous language and participate in the indigenous festivals and celebrations. You are the representatives your community. Showcase the best of your tradition, cultural heritage and identity, the Governor. The Governor also asked them to contribute towards the welfare activities of local communities, NGOs working for upliftment of the local people and education such as VKV and Arunachal Vikas Parishad. The Governor urged upon the business community to sincerely and dedicated involve in Swachh Bharat Abhiya. Keep the market clean. It is your place of work and worship.

ANJAW-  Health Camp cum Awareness Camp

A Health cum Awareness Camp was organised at Wahal village of Hawai  Circle, where people of more than five villages availed opportunity of health service delivery at their doorstep. Simultaneously  At Hayuliang , an Awareness Camp against Drug Abuse was conducted   as part of campaign to wean addicts away from narcotic abuse. The event was chaired by ADC i/C Dr Tojum Ete , and was attended by around 300  students. He dwelt on provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic  Substance Act 1985  enlightened the students on the legal implications of indulgence in drug abuse and illegal trafficking etc.  Dr K Perme , District Medical Officer  delivering the keynote address highlighted the adverse effects of drug abuse. Dr S Tayeng DVBDCO  spoke on the rise of opium use and asked the students to spread the message of Say No to Drugs .

UPPER SUBANSIRI-  Guv Visits Puchigeko Middle School 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P.B. Acharya in his third leg of four-day district tour made a surprise visit to Government Middle School, Puchigeko, Upper Subansiri District on 29th June 2017. Established in 1979, the school is in dilapidated. The Governor was astonished and pain to see condition of the school. Walls are wrecked, roofs are leaking and window panes are missing or broken. Inspite of long journey and busy schedule, the Governor took time out to interact with the students and teachers. He enquired about mid-day meal, books and teachers. He was informed that due to non-allocation of fund and ration, the children were not provided with mid-day meals in the month of June 2017, although the session started a month earlier. The students, Master Takek Haam, Class VII and Miss Jumri Lomdak, Class VII with folded hands pleaded the Governor to initiate to provide English and Mathematics teachers. They also pleaded for teacher quarters so that the teachers are regular. Touched by the request of the students and surprise by the concerns for their teachers, the Governor advised the district administration to look into the issues at the earliest.

AALO- Aalo-Mechuka road is totally snapped

The Aalo-Mechuka road is totally snapped again as road stretching five meter near  Reying has fallen down owing to heavy rainfall last night and it may take time for permanent restoration of the said stretch of road. The West Siang Deputy Commissioner along with Heads of Department who started on four days tour to Tato, Monigong, Pidi, Tada Dege, Namosiba, Karo and other places had to return back from Kaying due to road blockade today.

DAPORIJO- Guv participates in cleanliness drive at Daporijo

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya participated in the cleanliness drive at Daporijo, District Upper Subansiri organised by the District Administration. One of the nine gems (Nav Ratnas) of India chosen by the Prime Minister of India , Narendra Modi for Swachh Bharat Mission, Acharya motivated the people to keep their surrounding clean. The Governor said that cleanliness should be way of life. Every citizen should shoulder responsibility to keep the surrounding clean, healthy and green. There must be public toilets every part of the town particularly in market areas with separate provision for male and female. There must be basic toilet facilities in the schools and colleges, the Governor emphasised. The Governor appointed Rockey Motu, Zila Parishad Member, Sigik as his brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission and asked him to motivated as many people as possible towards Clean Daporijo and Clean Upper Subansiri District.

TUTING-  National urban mission in Tuting

The National urban mission in Tuting cluster being the pilot project for the state of Arunachal Pradesh took a huge step today under the leadership of Nyali Ete, Special Secretary, RD Department and Duly Kamduk, Director, RD Department. They took a team consisting of technical experts from the department and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and visited all the villages which falls under Tuting cluster. Meetings were held at each GP to sensitise the villagers about the project and long discussion took place for selection of the best possible option for convergence with various centrally sponsored schemes and state sponsored scheme to prepare the DPR of the project.  The multi tasking team also visited the sites of work under the project to check for non duplicity and ghost proposal. They also did monitoring of various works taken up under MGNREGA and IAY in the recent years.  The public of Tuting warmly welcomed the team led by the Special Secretary, RD and appreciated their initiatives and efforts to visit the cluster and were looking forward to a quick and efficient implementation of the Rurban Mission. The team will be heading towards Yingkiong for a convergence meeting with various HoDs stationed at the district headquarters under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner.

TALIHA-  BRO personnel feared dead

Two Border Roads Organization (BRO) personnel are feared to have died in an accident on Taliha-Nacho road in Upper Subansiri district on Tuesday. The incident occurred when the Maruti Gypsy carrying two personnel – Dilip Raika (40) and B Venugopal (52) – was on its way to provide medicines to the troops, skidded off the road and fell down the deep gorge into Subansiri river at around 3.30 pm. 23 BRTF CDR, Col Tanish Kumar informed that the BRO and Army have launched search and rescue operations to trace the personnel and the vehicle while police authorities have also been informed for necessary action.

ITANAGAR- BJP backs govt decision

On the issue of Govt decision to extend the employees retirement age the state BJP president, Tapir Gao, today said the government is working for “welfare and betterment of every section of the society” and that “there cannot be two rules for the employees” since one section of the employees were already retiring at the age of 60. Gao also tried to allay fears of unemployment, claiming that there “would not be a complete halt in creation of vacancies”. Meanwhile, the CoSAAP has decided to suspend their agitation following a meeting with the chief secretary (in-charge), Satya Gopal, today.  CoSAAP said that the chief secretary made an appeal to bear with the government’s decision although it will deprive certain percentage of retiring employees. He also reportedly said that the matter will be discussed again at a later date.