District News

West Siang

SFS College library opens

AALO | Feb  27 | The SFS College library-cum-reading room was inaugurated by CO Lijum Ete, amid cheer and applause here on Sunday.

Ete exhorted the students to make best use of the spacious library, the centre of knowledge for their regular curriculum and competitive examinations.

He urged them not to waste their time over face book and whatSaap but devote in reading good books to earn knowledge, the strength of modern era. MSFS provincial superior  Fr. George Panthenmackal spoke earlier . (DIPRO)

East Siang

APEDA conducts off-grid solar technologies training

From Our Correspondent

PASIGHAT | Feb 27 |  The APEDA organized off-grid solar technologies training aimed at providing excellent training and consultancy services to solar energy power sector, said EE(Elect) Taduram Darang, while addressing the trainees here on Sunday.

“Access to affordable, reliable energy is key to economic development, as there is a direct link between electricity and quality of a person’s living standards. Unfortunately, most of our rural population still have no access to solar energy. This keeps them in remote parts of the developing world from being able to work their way out of poverty”, opined Darang adding that such workshop would help the participating PRI members, councillors and officers to update their knowledge and gain practical know-how in the field, according to officials.

NE region consultant Sewali Borthakur lauded APEDA efforts for providing of required assistance and successful conduct of the training. He told that renewable energy technology was a way to provide electricity to the people through solar panels, wind turbines, small-scale hydroelectric projects and other forms of self-sufficient energy to meet the need of power in rural communities.

Delhi-based National Institute of Solar Energy resource persons briefed and guided the participants on design, installation of rooftop solar PV systems to help them install a complete solar power plant, identify the operation and maintenance issues through faultfinding analysis and troubleshoot process. The training experiences would also help to plan and improvise collective works in future, she hoped.

Resource persons Prakash Jha, Sweta Soam and Pragati Rajput imparted the training through lecture, power-point presentation, sharing of case examples and design exercises etc. All together seventy persons were trained.


DFP holds special awareness campaign

TEZU | Feb 27 | The DFP unit here organised special awareness campaign on reproductive maternal neonatal child health and adolescent (RMNCH+A), Mission Indradhanush, population stabilization, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and anemia other health related issues among adolescent girls at Danglat village near here in coordination with health department on Sunday last.

Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry has taken initiatives to bring mass awareness among rural populace on the above topics aimed at , Arunachal region  DFP director Dr. H R Keshvamurthy told the gathering.

DRCH Dr. S. Nayil, as resource person, said that every pregnant woman should enroll at nearest Govt. hospital and insure at least health check-up thrice, TT vaccine twice and iron tablet intake as per doctor’s advice. The pregnant woman should ensure institutional delivery for safe mother and healthy baby and to improve maternal health during pregnancy to delivery. He also explained benefits offered by the GoI to improve RMNCH+A and check anemia among adolescent girls.

CDPO superviser Oyam Jamoh spoke on  BBBP, joined by ZPM Haweli Kri, youth leader Soi Kri, FPOs Mihir Kumar Jha and Pem Tsering (Tawang).

A mass awareness rally by students, teachers, ASHAs, aanganwadi workers, PRI leaders and villagers marked the beginning of  the campaign.

About 100 patients benefitted from a free medical health camp, where free medicines were distributed besides quiz competition, photo exhibition, film show and traditional dance were part of the campaign, according to a DFP release.

Papum Pare

Councilors' role vital in NUHM: DMO

NAHARLAGUN | Feb 15 | Papum Pare DMO Dr. Tasso Kampu has urged ward councillors to play a proactive role in for proper implementation of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM)  programmes.

Addressing a district health society (DHS) organised day-long training for local urban bodies, ASHAs and  MAS here on Tuesday, she encouraged all participants and stressed on effective service delivery to  the vulnerable people in slum areas for them to avail all health facilities like JSY, JSSK, PMSMA, RI, MI etc from nearest health facility.

She assured full cooperation to the councillors in conducting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, especially for cleaning rivers in and around Capital Complex.

DRCHO-cum-DHS CEO Dr. Jomnya Ado focused on role and responsibility of councillors in monitoring and supervisions of NUHM programmes involving the community. He stressed the important roles of ASHAs and MASs in service delivery under the guidance of councillors and district ASHA resource centre.

DANO Dr. Tana Raju also addressed the gathering including state facilitator (RRC North East) Debojit Borah and consultant Namgey Tsering. (DIPRO)



Discourse bats for core value of Nyokum Yullo

By Our Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR | Feb 15 |   The core value of Nyokum Yullo shouldn’t compromised rather preserved by every member of the community was the unanimous resolution of an intellectual discourse on "Nyokum Yullo, change and continuity" at DNGC here recently.

The discourse was part of the Nyokum Yullo Golden Jubilee Celebration-2017 (NYGJC), organised by celebration committee.  Effective measures should be taken to preserve, propagate and promote true and core values of the festival, the house viewed.  

The discourse discouraged deviation of Nyokum festivity by gambling, dice and excessive drinking. It advocated steps to rationalize the cost of traditional dresses, ornaments, etc.

Stressing on core value of the culture, PHED Bamang Felix Minister said that "we need to educate the people to imbibe Nyokum values in their thoughts and actions. The festival should not be celebrated just to slaughter mithuns and indulge in gambling and drinking.”

Highlighting objectives of the discourse, state chief information commissioner Dr. Joram Begi, also NYGJC chairman, explained the reason for choosing the theme. Few members from the community who embraced other religion are reluctant to take part in the festival,  D. Begi said.

Planning secretary Dr. Joram Beda exhorted the community to strive to give modern touch to make celebration more enchanting and attractive.  The generation gap, change in attitude and approach between the old and the young  need to be sensibly balanced, he added.

NYGJC convenor Joram Muthu spoke on evolution of Nyokum Yullo.

Resources persons were RKMH secretary Swami Vishweshananda, DBYC director Cyriac, Taw Azu, Taring Mama and Tanya Agu, among others, were present.

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Preparation for Nyokum

Yullo Fest on in full swing

Demonetization downs market price

By Staff Reporter

NIRJULI | Feb 15 | Massive  preparations were one for the ensuring annual Nyokum Yullo Festival, which will be celebrated for 26th time this year at this venue.

About 30 stalls to showcase traditional dresses, beads, local cuisines will be set up besides avenues for entertaining the visitors, said celebration committee secretary Tok Tabin Camdir. 


Cardamom replacing opium

Demonetization downs market price

HAWAI | Jan 22 | Border district of Anjaw is fast gaining a reputation as mass producer of large size cardamom, being the highest cultivated and most profitable cash crop in the district.

Endowed with ideal climate, Anjaw recorded the production of 150 metric tons and inked a total  turnover of Rs 10-12 crore in 2010-11 fiscal.

With the horticulture department supporting the farmers, altogether 2,300 hectares of land have been brought under large cardamom cultivation.

Terming Anjaw ‘a bowl of large cardamom’, district farmers said that it is the largest cardamom growing district in Arunachal Pradesh as people have been showing keen interest to 3expand cultivation.”

The district, which earlier had the dubious distinction of producing opium, is slowly witnessing replacement of opium by cardamom cultivation.

The per kg rate in 2016 ranged between Rs 1,200 and  1,600. But in 2017, buyers did not show up with rate going down to meager Rs 600 to 800 per kg while shortage of hard cash was another factor.  

Lower Dibang Valley

Illegal timber operation on, who bothers?

ROING | Jan 22 | Despite ban on felling of tress in the Arunachal Pradesh by the Supreme Court in 1996, illegal timber operation has been going on in most other parts of the state, including Lower Dibang Valley district (seen in picture).

Arunachal Pradesh, one of the 12 bio-diversity hotspots of the world, is considered the lungs of the earth as it sinks carbon to purify the air for the survival of all living beings.

Will the concerned authorities of environment & forest department rise to the occasion to protect the rich flora and fauna of the state?


Vaccinators trained

NAMSAI | Jan 22 | Heath being top priority sector of the state government, Namsai District Health Society conducted a day-long training for vaccinators and supervisors at Community Hall here.

Addressing 78 doctors from Lathao, Mahadevpur, Piyong, Namsai and ASHA workers, staff nurse, ANM, NRHM staff and medical staffs, DRCHO Dr Pill Dipen reminded them their responsibility towards the society.

This training would go a long way in proper vaccination  of expecting mothers and infants to check infant mortality rate  of32 since 2009 per 1000 live births against

Piyong Primary Health Centre MO  Dr Anand Namchoom assisted in the training.

Infant mortality down by 30% in past decade - Time of India had reported on 2.10.13 -  that "Other states where urban  infant mortality rates (IMRs) are worsening are Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Uttarakhand. The lack of a coherent national policy on urban health for a long time is a direct cause of this, even as urbanization is increasing all-round though reduction of IMR was one of the millennium development goals set by the UN with a deadline of 2015".
Though IMR is an important health indicator, but legacy of past neglect was the outcome of lack of employment opportunities and poverty.

Upper Sing

Farmers finding way for sustenance

YINKYIONG | Jan 22 | Farmers of Gobuk village,  located 26-km away from Upper Siang district HQs Yingkiong, have been taking keen interest in farming large cardamom cultivation.

While the district is located along China border, but the remote village despite being a gram panchayat has many a hurdles for socio-economic growth which are faced by all 634 denizens of the village comprising 117 households.

Thus, the villagers are finding their own sustainable way to earn decent livelihood, an elder told today.




House devoured by fire

PALIN | Jan 22 | In a fire incident the residential house of Gora Pada here was completely gutted around 1.30 pm on Saturday last.

The devastating fire devoured all belongings besides home and hearth leaving the family roofless.

The blaze spread faster beyond human control. However, the neighbours, who had  rushed to the spot, have urged the authority concerned of the state government to provide all possible assistance to the victims for their survival in this winter season.