Mein presents Rs 578.50 Cr fiscal deficit budget in Assembly

Focus on health, education and social service sector ITANAGAR, Mar 03: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Wednesday presented a Rs 578.50 crore deficit budget for the 2021-22 fiscal in the Assembly, with major thrusts on health, education and other social sectors. Mein, who holds the planning, investment and finance portfolios, said the focus of the government will be on increasing capital expenditure to create assets in the state for overall development. He projected a total receipt of Rs 22,581 crore for the 2021-22 fiscal, up from the revised estimates…

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Khandu to push Centre for de-reservation of reserve forests

ITANAGAR, Mar 03: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday assured to send a proposal to the union Environment and Forest Ministry for de-reservation of reserve forests in foothill areas of the state. Khandu informed that many reserved forests in the state are located in foothill areas which hampered in executing developmental projects. The chief minister was responding to a question raised by NPP member Tarin Dakpe on conversion of Kamle reserve Forest into a wildlife sanctuary in 2015 without conducting any public hearing with the villagers of four villages with…

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Govt to develop three model villages along Indo-Tibet border 

ITANAGAR, Mar 03: Giving an impetus to border areas development, the state government has decided to develop three model villages along the Indo-Tibet border, as a pilot project with an allocation of Rs 30 crore. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein while presenting the 2021-22 Budget in the state assembly on Wednesday informed that the three villages would be developed initially in Eastern, Central and Western parts of the state along the international border. “Development of border villages will remain as an important priority of our government. Under the leadership of…

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Cultural event to showcase talents of divyangjans: Libang

ITANAGAR, Mar 03: The Departments of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, WCD and Health in collaboration with Cuttack based Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, under DEPWD of the union Social Justice and Empowerment ministry will organize a cultural event by the Divyangjan: Divya Kala Shakti on Thursday at DK Convention Centre, here. The programme would be graces by Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and a host of VVIPs. Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang during a press…

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ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY | Govt approves MSTC Ltd for e-auction of quartzite blocks: Min

ITANAGAR, Mar 03: Mines and Mineral Minister Kamlung Mossang Wednesday informed that the state government has approved MSTC Ltd to carry out e-auction of quartzite blocks with an allocation of Rs 75 lakh at Kalaktang, in West Kameng district of the state. MSTC Limited is a PSU under the administrative control of the union Ministry of Steel. Responding to a question brought in the assembly during question hour by BJP MLA from Kalaktang constituency Dorjee Wangdi Kharma on delay in implementing the e-auction, the minister informed that the MoU with…

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No clue of missing AR jawan even after three months

AALO, March 03: The whereabouts of Assam Rifles jawan R Karcho who, went missing from 34 Assam Rifles headquarters at Maram under Senapati district of Manipur on November 22 last, is yet to be known despite relentless efforts by his family members here. The family members are disturbed and agonized for more than three months the moment they received verbal information from Havildar B N Prasad about Karcho’s missing. On receiving the information, the aggrieved family members filed a FIR at Aalo police station. Two family members – head constable…

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APSACS sensitizes barbers in fight against HIV/AIDS

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 03: The Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) has brought the barbers here onboard its ‘Cut and Talk on HIV/AIDS’ campaign for promoting the use of condoms. Altogether 120 barbers from 60 salons across Naharlagun Township participated in the second session of a one-day sensitisation programme the APSACS had organised at a hotel here on Tuesday. The first session was on February 13, 2018. Explaining the objective of the programme, APSACS Assistant Director (Youth Affairs) Koj Tara said that cut and talk campaign was designed for involving…

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Mithun health camp at Kimin

KIMIN, Mar 03: A large turn-up was witnessed on the day-long technology awareness cum Mithun health camp and TSP input distribution programme organized at Dorpa village under Kimin sub division on the occasion Mithun Mela on Wednesday. More than 60 mithuns were brought to the site and vaccinated. Veterinary officers of National Research Centre on Mithun (NRCM) and others take part in health checkup and distribution of medicines to the farmers. As part of the Institute’s initiative to popularize semi-intensive mithun the farmers were distributed barbed wires, ear tags, bags,…

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E Siang pushes for Covid-19 vaccination, SAANS drive

PASIGHAT, Mar 03: The East Siang District Task Force meeting cum orientation on Covid-19 vaccination roll out under CoWIN2.0 for all stakeholders of East Siang District was held here today at DC’s Conference Hall under the aegis of District Health Society. The day-long session also included District level Planning & orientation on SAANS Campaign (Social Awareness& Action to Neutralise Pneumonia) to create community awareness &underline role of  health providers on protection, prevention & treatment on Childhood Pneumonia. The roles, responsibilities& various protocols were briefed during the day-long session. Review meeting…

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RGU releases varsity’s Placement Brochure

RONO HILL, Mar 03: The first Placement Brochure of RGU’s Placement Cell was released on Wednesday by Vice Chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha. Releasing the first brochure with the theme ‘Transforming Opportunities Into Reality’, the VC said that RGU since its inception had been a human resource provider to the state in particular and the nation in general. “Its graduates are well placed in all the sectors be it government or private sector, banking or industries including many reputed companies such as BBC, Wipro, etc,” he said and emphasized on the…

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