Khonsa 18th August, 2020 :The 30th board of management and Annual General Body (AGM) meeting of the NERCORMP society was convened today by Secretary, NEC Shillong. NERCORMP in Tirap and Longding was represented by Smt. Bhanu Prabha, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Tirap cum Chairperson, Tirap Community Resource Management Society along with Ms. Jasmine Shin, CBO representative.
In the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Bhanu Prabha requested NEC to provide fund to continue the services of Community Organiser (CO’s), marketing support for Agri-Horti produce and working capital fund for the processing unit planned for establishment in Tirap and Longding.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the state capital Itanagar has been selected for implementation of the ‘Nagar Van’ or Urban Forest scheme of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (EFCC).
Attending a meeting of the Union Ministry chaired by EFCC Minister Prakash Javadekar through video conferencing this morning, Khandu informed that as there are only two urban cities in the state – Itanagar and Pasighat– the state capital has been selected for implementation of the scheme this year. He said the department of Environment and Forest has already earmarked the land measuring about 20 hectares for creation of an ‘Urban Forest’.
Khandu, who is also the minister in-charge of Environment & Forest,informed Javadekar that the Union Ministry’s ‘Nagar Van’ scheme would be dovetailed with the Smart City project so that the objective of the scheme is achieved in toto.
The ‘Nagar Van’ is a scheme being launched by the Union EFCC Ministry that envisages to create forests in 200 urban cities across the country on public-private-partnership basis. The Ministry would offer an initial grant of Rs 2 crores for fencing, maintenance and administrative costs of the earmarked land to be developed.
Giving details of the action taken by the state government in implementation of various central govt schemes regarding environment and forest, the Chief Minister said that 100 schools across the state are being identified for the scheme ‘School Nursery’. Under the scheme students would grow their own trees in a chosen place within the school premises and care for it and at the end of year, they would take the sapling and plant it in their own premises. The union ministry plans to cover 1000 schools this year with a target of covering 5000 schools by the year 2024-25.
He further informed that under the Plantation under 20-point program of the union ministry, the state had planted 6 lakhs trees surpassing its target of 1 lakh saplings. He assured that by the end of this year, 12 lakh saplings will be planted across the state.
Khandu underscored the importance of getting onboard the Center’s National Transit Pass System in context of Arunachal Pradesh, where stretches of forest land are owned by communities as well as individuals.
As the system (through a portal) ensures seamless movement of forest produce across the country giving farmers economic right over their forest land, he observed that in such a situation farmers will get motivated to plant trees of their choice increasing the forest cover of the state. He directed the state officials to get on board the portal as soon as possible and create awareness amongst the farmers.
The meeting, which was also attended by Union MoS for EFCC Babul Supriyo and forest ministers of 30 states and UTs, discussed in detail all the six schemes being launched by the union ministry.
Besides the Nagar Van, School Nursery, Plantation and National Transit Pass System, the ministry is also implementing Water and Fodder Augmentation in Forest Land and Rejuvenation of 12 major Rivers schemes in coordination with the states and union territories.
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein, who also holds the Minister-In-Charge of Power and Non-Conventional Energy Resources have dedicated one unit of 3×1.5(4.5)MWAngongNallah Small Hydro-Electric Project to the people of Arunachal Pradeshon the occasion of 74th Independence Day. The SHP is built at Janbo Village, a border village at 70 km from the district headquarter, Yingkiong in Upper Siang District.
While dedicating the AngongNallah Small Hydro-Electric Project, Mein said that it will meet up the power demand of entire Upper Siang District and will bring more border villages into electrification. It will also meet up the future power demand of the district that may arise due to increase in households and business & industrial establishments.
With the completion of remaining 2 units of SHP (which will be done in some later date), there will be surplus production of power in the district, which will be shared to other parts of the State, he added.
He commended the Chief Engineer of Hydro-Power Development(Eastern Zone), all the Officers & Officials of Geku Hydro-Power Division for their tireless efforts and hard work despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the Planning Department for continuous monitoring of the project to its successful implementation.
Under the week long Behavior Change Campaign “GANDAGI MUKT BHARAT(GMB) beginning from 8th to 15th of August 2020, Deputy Commissioner Tawang Shri Sang Phuntsok, this afternoon addressed the Gaon Burahs and villagers of Tawang district through live web cast under E-ratri Chaupal programme. 240 villages participated in the live web address. DC Tawang informed the villagers about Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, and Tawang being adjudged the first Open Defecation free district in the year 2018 and in continuation of this he appealed to keep villages neat and clean and make it a habit. Speaking about the week long Behavior change programme he requested the villagers to collect all the single use plastics and hand it over to PHE deptt, plantation drives for which plant sapling will be provided by the forest and PHE deptt, simultaneously conduct of Essay competitions and IEC programme to create awareness etc.
Speaking on COVID-19 pandemic situation in Tawang, DC said there has been no any serious case till so far, and we are prepared to combat this pandemic, he requested the Gaon Burahs to help administration in maintaining strict home quarantine guidelines and SOPs in villages. He further requested the villagers not to come out of their village if it is not very urgent, he particularly requested the senior citizens above 65 years of age and children below 10 years to be more careful.
During his address DC also informed the villagers about Nutritional Kitchen garden and Cluster farm programme of the government, under which the farmers will be provided with free seeds and agricultural tools. He requested the villagers to grow surplus vegetables by availing the benefits of these programmes of the government and increase their income.
BOMDILA- 8TH AUGUST 2020- Launching of the Weeklong Behavior Change Campaign for “Gandagi Mukt Bharat” was marked by free plantation along the 1.8 km stretch approach road of Guru Tenpai Dronne Lobdra Institute at Labau (Birpur) in West Kameng today.
Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki in presence of Abbot Guru Tulku Rinpoche, Ex-Minister T Thongdok, administrative officers, HODs, members of Shertukpen Community and monks launched the weeklong ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat Campaign’.
DC Karma Leki reiterating on the need for behavioral change in order to make the country ‘Gandagi Mukt’ said that positive thought and deeds would facilitate success of the campaign. It is for us to make the campaign successful, he said. Further, the DC said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the people worldwide to maintain hygiene and keep one’s place and surroundings clean.
We should learn from everything that happiness around, he added. Abbot Guru Tulku Rinpoche and EE (PHED) Bomdila also spoke on the necessity and essence of the ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ and appealed all to join hands in order to make it happen.
Collection of segregation of single use plastics in GP level, Shramdan in panchayats, wall paintings, tree plantations, online painting and essay competition, sanitation drives in PHCs and ODF plus declarations of villages in Aan Sabha would mark the Weeklong Behavior Change Campaign.
Earlier, around 350 saplings consisting of Deodar, Chir Pine, Cupressus, Silver Oak and Cryptomeria were planted along the stretches of the approach road leading to the Institute.
Gocham Taga, DIPRO
West Kameng, Bomdila
Aalo 27th July: – An Antigen testing training to all laboratory Technicians of West Siang was held at General Hospital Aalo on 26th last. All Laboratory Technicians, pharmacists anf fronline workers associated with the tasks attended the day traing.
The Resource Persons, Dr. L.D. Chadda MS (ENT) and Dr. Jombom Kato, MD Biochem and DSO IDSP imparted the training to all technicians as a part of preparedness to carry out Covid-19 related tests in the district. The District Medical Officer, Dr. Moli Riba disclosed that many of the doctors, Pharmacists and technicians from different PHCs and CHCs are requisitioned to serve in the district during this pandemic time to do away the manpower crisis. Training is a must to cope up with the new methodology and he exhorted all to take up the training seriously so that they can handle the situation in an effective manner.
Khonsa 27thJuly, 2020 : Tirap Deputy Commissioner Bhanu Prabha, IAS on 27th July, 2020 inaugurated TrueNat laboratory at General Hospital, Khonsa in presence of DMO Dr. Koblem Mossang, Dr Yatu Ghee, Pathologis, I/C TruNat lab. Dr W. Shin, DSO, Dr. Nidak Angu, DRCHO, Dr. K. Socia, Medical Superintendent, other doctors, Nursing fraternity, laboratory technician and staffs of General Hospital, Khonsa.
While inaugurating the “TrueNat Machine” – DC Tirap Bhanu Prabha, IAS congratulated the Frontline Health workers in particular and the people of Tirap as a whole for having long cherished TrueNat Laboratory for screening test of returnees/inmates in Tirap district.
DC informed that from today onwards the screening test of inmates/returnees for Covid-19 will be done here at General Hospital, Khonsa itself, she lauded the team of Health warriors headed by DMO Dr. Koblem Mossang and her team for the untiring efforts in containing the Covid-19 Pandemic from the day one. Besides, DC Tirap repeatedly appealed the denizens of Tirap District to abide by standard operating procedure (SOP) 1. Stay indoor 2. Do not go out unnecessary 3. Use masks in public places 4. Keep social distancing 5. Use hand sanitizers 6. Do not spit in public places 7. Avoid partying and gatherings.
In her speech Dr. Koblem Mossang, DMO, Khonsa appreciated DC Tirap Smti Bhanu Prabha, for her continuous support towards health department of Tirap in bringing all required facility available at General Hospital, Khonsa, she added that same spirit is expecting from District Administration in the days to come. On the occasion, DMO also praised Tirap police led by SP Kardak Riba for their untiring efforts been carried out in fighting against pandemic Covid-19.
Earlier, Dr Yatu Ghee, I/c. Pathologist demonstrated the functioning of the TrueNat machine during the inaugural function.
Seppa, July 26:
First two covid-19 cases of the East Kameng District were released from the Covid Care Centre today after their samples were tested negative consecutively for second time.
ITANAGAR July 24: A meeting through Video Conference was held today under the Chairmanship of State Chief Minister Pema Khandu which was attended by Health Minister Alo Libang, Chief Secretary, Commander3 Corp, Commander4 Corp, DG NDRF, ADG ITBP , ADG BRO, IG, CRPF , Jorhat and Senior Officers of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam Rifes, to discuss the COVID-19 management and Screening Strategy of the State with respect to the Armed Forces and Paramilitary forces.
A revised Standard Operating Procedure for COVID-19 Screening and Management for Army/CAPF/NDRF/BRO has been decided to facilitate smooth operation at the district level for effective COVID-19 management in the State.
The Forces will have their own Quarantine Facilities and conduct Rapid Antigen Tests of all returnees as per the Protocol developed by the Health Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and ICMR in this regard.
Further, All the Armed Forces will appoint Nodal Officers for Arunachal Pradesh for on-ground coordination with the Commissioner (Home) who is the Nodal officer from the State Government and the District level Nodal Officers shall be appointed for the purpose.
The State Government has assured to extend all support and facilitate testing of all returnees of the Forces by Rapid Antigen Test and RT-PCR/True Nat Test and offered to give training to the Medical team of the Forces for conducting Medical Screening.
Khandu in his address lauded the team spirit and camaraderie between Civil Administration and the Forces and offered full support from the State Government.