Pasighat- Meeting to discuss Power Supply problem
With the common objective of finding a permanent solution for regular and reliable power supply and mitigating the issues and problems of the chronic power woes of Pasighat town and its adjoining areas, a coordination meeting was held on Sunday. The meeting chaired by DC East Siang, Isha Khosla, was attended by Officials of power department and Local MLA the Local MLA Kaling Moyong. The erratic power supply in Pasighat is largely attributed to delay in restoration works of fault lines and therefore meeting has given due focus for enhanced and better coordination of the EEs(Power) of the three Divisions. Chief Engineers A. Perme and Mara assured to resolve the issues and problems for mitigating the chronic power woes and committed for expediting the works of the much awaited 132 KV Tower line from Aalo to Pasighat for its time bound completion by December 2016. Perme also decided to take up the matter of 3 MW to 5MW for East Siang with concern authorities of Assam. The proposed 133 KV station at Napit, Niglok will also help make power supply reliable and regular, he added. Further 3 grid substation will be set up in Pasighat and hoped that in near future with the completions such projects including 132 KV line, Pasighat can become an agro and industries hub. MLA, Kaling Moyong, said that that Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) under which Pasighat town has been selected will benefit the power scenario of Pasighat and issue of low voltage. He also assured to take up at his level for enhancement of 3 MW to 5 MW. DC Isha Khosla said that issue of low voltage will be solved with the completion of the 132 KV line and asserted that quality check procedures will be put in place and stern action will be taken if quality works is compromised. For immediate redressal, transformers have been installed prioritizing the General Hospital and on need based in many areas.
Lohit District administration will form a Multi Task Force (MTF) to deal with drugs and Opium related issues in the district, this was informed by Lohit Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf, while While addressing a workshop-cum-conference on ‘Opium and Drug Menace in the Mishmi Society’ held at Tamla-Du community hall at Medo recently. Ashraf said that use of drugs and Opium will not be tolerated at any cost. He said A Joint Action Committee of Namsai, Lohit and Anjaw districts will be formed to create awareness on the problems of Opium cultivation, business and drug addiction and to strictly ban and deal with drug traffickers and peddlers in the Mishmi society. Many senior citizens and elders of the Mishimi society, women groups, youths and students organisations spoke and shared their views on Opium and drug menace in the district. The women representative expressed concern on banning cultivation of Opium stating that it helped in running their families. They also called for providing alternative arrangement and income generating activity instead of growing Opium. DC said that self help group for women will be formed to make them self employed and financially independent. Highlighting the welfare schemes of the government, the DC urged all to avail the schemes.
The government officials of West Siang have donated their half month salary for maintenance of Aalo-Bam road. An amount of Rs.3, 90,000 was handed over to M/S T.K. Engineering Construction Ltd at a function held at Bagra village on recently. The DC, ADC, EACs, COs of DC office Aalo including head of departments like PD, DRDA, DFCSO, DLRSO and Superintendent Tax & Excise donated their half months salary. West Siang DC, Pige Ligu said on the occasion that though the amount is negligible for undertaking big repairing works, but it just a gesture and encouragement to gear up repairing works to be started at various vulnerable points. Informing that the work has not been officially handed over to T.K. Engineering and the administration cannot pressurize the company to start the work at desired pace, the DC appealed the people of Pusi Bango to keep in touch and cooperate with the construction agency.
Anini- Drive for ILP
A meeting of the administrative officers and the Superintendent of Police was held in the office of the Dibang Valley DC here recently wherein it was decided to conduct a drive for checking Inner line permit (ILP) and driving licenses. The administration also advised those who do not have proper ILP and driving license to procure the documents within 15 days following which the drive will be conducted and penalty imposed on the defaulters. The issue has been taken up following complaints received from the public as well as Students’ Union regarding increase in unregistered and underage drivers in Anini town.