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Attending the joint development meeting comprising of three villages, under the banner of Tutnyu, Nogna, Thungjang (TNT) at Tuntyu village on January 27 last, MLA Wanglam Sawin informed that link roads from Lainwang to Thungjang villages have been approved by the state government under Indian Rural Development Fund (IRDF).
Saying that the state government under Chief Minister Pema Khandu is keen on improving road communication in remote villages, he also said that black topping work from Kolam to Tutnyu villages will be completed within the year 2019.
Sawin urged the youths of TNT to create awareness in villages about latest government policies, like obtaining Aadhar cards, opening bank accounts for cashless operation as bank account would become compulsory in all government schools for stipend, and all scheme works undertaken by contractor or beneficiaries in various department would also be deposited directly in his/her bank account as a part of cashless policy.
He also suggested students of TNT area to avail job-oriented training, like diploma courses in ITI under Industries Department in trades, like weaving, tailoring, knitting, motor mechanic, plumber and carpenter. He said that as per criteria government certain qualifications would be required for recruitment in technical job in the trades mentioned.
Sawin also appealed to the villagers to adopt alternative cash crops under Agri-Horti based schemes instead of continuing the prevailing traditional jhum cultivation system, as the government has launched various schemes under departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary, Fishery and Forest to replace jhum cultivation.
This, he said, would also help maintain ecological imbalance and global warming thereof.
The MLA appreciated Tirap DC, SP, ZPC and HoDs for sharing their views pertaining to policies and plans of the government to the villagers of TNT.
Responding to the public memorandum about the defunct weaving centre at Tutnyu, Tirap DC Ravi Jha announced that he would sanctions funds for revival of the weaving centre from his untied fund.
The DC further urged the gathering of TNT to abide by latest government norms by obtaining Aadhar card with bank account through biometric enrolment as it is equally important as election card as a part of cashless policy.
The DC also asked PRI members, led by the Gram Sabha to clarify whether proposals under the 5th Year Plan has been submitted in the office or not. If not yet completed, the DC advised the Gram Sabha Development Committee to prepare proposals for local needs, like village link road, CC steps, etc within an estimate of Rs 1.5 lakh for onward submission to the government.
Tirap SP Jitendra Kumar Meena also informed that there would be a police recruitment interview, and called on interested candidates to apply directly in application format or online.
The SP urged youths of the district to stay away from intoxicating habits and instead opt for physical exercise and avail opportunities under sports quota in the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, Tirap ZPC Sontung Bangsia, Chief of Tuntyu Wangham Lowang, Chief of Nogna Wangpan Lowang, Chief of Thungjang Wangjam Kungkho and government officials of various departments also shared their views pertaining to various policies and plans.