Tezu, Jan 9: In a meeting with regard to the ensuing Republic Day celebration, Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Shri. Karma Leki told all the Government department stakeholders to set up stalls in Jubilee Ground on the occasion of Republic Day celebration to disseminate departmental schemes and programmes to the general public of Lohit District.
The meeting was attended by all Heads of departments of Lohit District and representatives of paramilitary and military establishments in Tezu at DC’s Conference Hall, here today.
There is large number of gathering on the day. People from various walks of life from Tezu town and nearby villages come to the ground to witness Republic Day celebration like March past, Band and PT Displays, cultural programmes etc during the day. These people are drawn towards stalls out of curiosity’s which can be taken as an opportunity to impart information of the welfare schemes to the public by the representative of the concerned department at the stall.
This way we will be able to educate maximum number of people about all the schemes, he told.
Department of Health & Family Welfare, Education, Food & Civil Supply, ICDS etc were directed to set up stalls during the day.
Meanwhile, DC sought cooperation from all the departments for successful conduct of Parsuram Kund Mela on 14-15 January.
ITANAGAR, January 09: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein called for submission of innovative schemes to achieve the target of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. He said this while conducting a pre-budget meeting with the secretaries and directors of agriculture and allied sectors for inclusion in the next budget.
He said that the objective of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 as envisaged by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi can only be achieved with the farming related activities through agriculture and allied sectors. He asked to submit the proposals with five years perspective planning so that the objective can be achieved by 2022. He asked them to propose something new for the coming budget that has not been done earlier to increase the income of the farmers. He said that in addition to supply of quality planting materials to the farmers, feasibilities of drip and sprinkler irrigations to the cash and plantation crops should be looked into and provided wherever feasible. He also asked them to make optimum use of farmer’s portal and e-marketing portal like eNAM for marketing of the local products to the outside of the state which would help to fetch better price to the farmers.
He also asked the veterinary and fishery departments to increase their activities and propose schemes that can supplement the agriculture and horticulture income of the farmers which would also help in augmenting their income. Dairy and poultry farming would give double benefit to the farmer in terms of milk production as well as in achieving the objective of organic farming.
He asked the Fishery Department to go for large scale fish cultivation and also to make all the defunct fish farms of the Govt functional again. He said Tourism on Fishery is potentials of the State where educated youths and established progressive fish farmers can be engaged.
Secretary Horticulture, Mum Tayeng, Secretary Agriculture, Y W Ringu and Advisor Budget, P Aich also attended the meeting besides the Directors and Joint Directors of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary and Fishery Departments.
Itanagar JAN 5: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his warm greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Si Donyi Festival.
In his message, the Governor said that deeply rooted in our cultural ethos, this festival plays a significant role in defining the strong bond between the nature and the people. With its religious, cultural and emotional importance, Si Donyi is the most important festival of the Tagin Tribe. Blended with unique customs and traditions of the tribal communities, this festival is cherished by one and all.
On this joyous occasion, I join my Tagin brethren in offering prayers to Almighty Si Donyi and seek blessings for peace, harmony, good harvest good health and good luck for each one of us, the Governor said.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm wishes on the festive occasion of Si Donyi.
In his message Khandu said “Ours is a distinct state with several tribes and communities residing side by side for ages and maintaining their own unique indigenous culture and traditions. Despite our varied diversity, we as Arunachalees are united and take pride in our indigenous cultural heritage. This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs while keeping intact our unity in diversity. I believe the Si-Donyi celebration would prove a major catalyst towards achieving this goal”. Khandu also called the youths to inherit the ageold rich cultural heritage for its preservation.
He prayed Almighty Si Donyi to bless the state with peace, communal harmony, prosperity, happiness and good health for all.
Itanagar,Jan 05: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) reviewed the preparations for pre-recruitment trainings in various districts with the District Administrative Officers through Video conferencing from Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 5th January 2018. Facilitated by National Informatics Centre, Arunachal Pradesh, this was the second videoconferencing of the Governor with District Officials.
The Governor emphasized on maximum awareness amongst the abled youth of the State about the pre-recruitment trainings, which are being conducted by the Indian Army. For providing opportunity to more and more youth of Arunachal Pradesh to enable them to join the Indian Armed forces, the Governor had requested the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has agreed to conduct such rallies in all the districts of the State.
The Governor also emphasized that re-employment opportunities for the Ex-Servicemen, employment and other benefits for them, benefits for the Vir Naris and their families must be made known amongst the targeted people, i.e. ex-service and their families.
During the interaction, the Governor advised the district officials to ensure that flagship programme of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is implemented in letter and spirit.
Aalo Jan 04: In its continued effort to make the Measles-Rubella vaccine to children under the age group of 9months to 15 years, the District Task Force reviewed the progress of work under the Chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner at her office chamber on 4th Jan last.
Chairing the meet, the DC stressed on intensifying the work at sppedy pace within the district so that no children are left uncovered under the programme. This national programme is time bound and no official engaged in the programme should be granted any kind of leave till completion of the programme. She also asked the medical and other line departments especially education, ICDS and
Administrative officers and Medical Officers in PHCs and CHC to keep focus on finalizing all required datas in the district and launch vigorous campaign in their respective jurisdictions.
The District medical Officer, Dr. Nyage Geyi sought the cooperation of all officers, PRIs and village authorities to launch the programme in an effective way in the district. The DFWO, Dr. Tomar kamki spelt out in detail about the feedbacks given from different administrative out through detail power point presentation and stressed on reviewing data backs in few circles.
Aalo Jan 04: A mass social service cum awareness programme on cleanliness was organized by Galo Ane in collaboration with department of Urban Development and Housing on the bank of Yomgo River at Puak Gumin braving against the winter morning drizzle today. The way to Yomgo River and stretches along the river was cleaned by Galo Ane and colony members of Puak Gumin.
Taking part in the social service, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan said that Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is a national programme and overwhelming response to this programme is a nice thing to happen here. Yomgo River has been a life line for the people dwelling on its bank from time immemorial and it is important to keep its cleanliness and sanctity through such awareness programme from time to time. Many things can be done on self help basis without depending solely on govt. as this dependence syndrome hinders community participation on many important issues that we can handle through collective approach. People should be able to identify degradable and non degradable wastes to dispose them off separately and she reiterated that many of the issues are also confronted by unplanned growth of the town.
The Deputy Director Urban Development and Housing, Er. Hally Welly disclosed that problems of drainage system, sewage disposal, community and individual toilets are mushrooming in the town and the department with help of Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan are putting up their best of efforts to sort out the problems here and there. The President GASA, Smti Jumken Doji Ete dwelt at length on the role of womenfolk for the last one year to mobilize cleanliness in sectors, Govt. establishments and market areas. Shri Karsen Lollen, Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Dego Panya also stressed on proper vigilance on disposal of garbage at Sipu and Yomgo rivers.
The Bazar President, Shri Duki Ete said that Market Committee has adopted various regulatory measures like installation of CCTV, Traffic regulations, drainage system, community toilets etc. through donations within the market community and appealed the district administration to look into additional burden of donation drives carried out by various organizations in the markets.
THURSDAY, Jan 4 ITANAGAR: To review the implementation of schemes under budget announcement for the year 2017-18 pertaining to Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein held a meeting with the senior officers of this two Department here on Thursday. He requested the Secretaries and senior officers from both the department to expedite implementations of the schemes announced in budget 2017-18 on priority.
While terming agriculture & allied sectors as the backbone for the development of the state, DCM Chowna Mein asked the department for charting roadmap for developing this sector.
Mein said that these sectors are the ones which would increase the GDP of the State and emphasised on settled terrace rice cultivation to raise the production.
Mein called for a focus on higher agriculture and horticultural productivity through the use of the latest and innovative technology to help double farmers’ income by 2022.
He emphasised for use of modern tools like Space and Geographical Information technology for precise micro level planning in agriculture and allied sectors and asked the departments to submit the proposals.
The deputy chief minister said that the opium growers of the state must be given best alternate crops so that they could be weaned away from growing poppy and provided better livelihood options.
He requested the department of horticulture to expedite the opium alternative project implementation and meticulously plan out what kind of crops could be given to farmers based on suitability of the climates.
The DCM also emphasised on the development of rich bio-resources of the State and suggested for the creation of a Department dedicated to bioresource development.
The secretaries of both the departments appraised the status of the implementation of Budget Announcement to the DCM and assured him to expedite the process to fulfil the desire of the Govt to implement it successfully on ground level.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Agriculture Y.W Ringu, Secretary Horticulture Mimum Tayeng, Advisor Budget P.Aich and Deputy Secretary Budget Ikar Dirchi, among others.
ITANAGAR Jan 4: Following the Assam NRC implementation, Arunachal Pradesh State Government has taken all possible preventive measures to prevent a possible spillover of illegal migrants to the state.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu while speaking to the state DGP today sought information on the status of border areas aftermath the NRC effect in neighboring state of Assam. He directed the DGP to keep strict vigil along the border outposts to check entrance of illegal immigrants.
Assuring that the situation is normal in the state, DGP apprised CM that all border district SPs have been alerted and directed to liaise with their Assam counterparts. He said the situation is under control in Assam and there is no problem on NRC issue in general especially in districts sharing borders with Assam.
NEW DELHI Jan 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here at national capital today as a follow up of his meeting with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during December last.
Khandu while briefing the FM on the initiatives undertaken by his government to improve governance with an endeavour to put in place a mechanism for an accountable and efficient delivery of services to the citizens said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have already seen a palpable change in the policies and approach of the Union government towards the North Eastern region under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.
“I am confident that with considerate approach and active support of the Union Government, people of Arunachal Pradesh will witness an era of rapid development this New Year” Khandu said.
CM expressed the impending need of a comprehensive package being prepared for addressing the critical infrastructure gaps. He sought resources for creating new infrastructure for the administrative centers in place of NEFA day’s structures that have long outlived its utility. Transmission lines, social infrastructure of Health and Education were also part of the package considering the fact that several new districts including two divisional headquarters have been established.
Reiterating his request, CM Khandu sought Finance Minister’s personal support in early commencement of construction work for the civil airport at Hollongi, construction of a Frontier Highway which is under active consideration under Ministry of Home Affairs, East-West Industrial Corridor in the foothills, water supply plan, enhancement of SDRF and NDRF grants to the State with special relaxation and change in modalities of expenditure, establishment of a cantonment based at Itanagar as assured by Raksha Mantri during her last visit to the state capital and release of one time grant of Rs. 1060 Crs for several crucial unfinished centrally sponsored schemes which have now been delinked such SPA, Product Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits, JNNURM etc..
“We are grateful that the smart city project for Pasighat has been approved and Itanagar also has been shortlisted under the scheme. However, we need to revisit the modalities of implementation and have a 90:10 sharing between Centre and the states as is the case for other centrally sponsored schemes” Khandu said.
Apprising that the mismatch in FFC recommendation and actual release is a major cause of concern for a resource constraint state like Arunachal Pradesh, CM prayed that the fund allocation as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission be kindly released at the earliest.
While stating that the state of Arunachal Pradesh has limited resources and therefore unable to fund some very critical infrastructure, Khandu informed FM that the state further does not have access to international and multilateral funds from organisations such as World Bank, ADB etc. for reasons of geopolitics. He therefore sought Jaitley’s benevolent indulgence for taking the development trajectory of Arunachal Pradesh at par with the rest of the States.
Arun Jaitley assured all possible support to Arunachal Pradesh.
Khandu later also met expenditure secretary Ajay Narayan Jha on the advice of Union Finance minister and discussed matters relating state finances.