IPR (PR) 3/2009                                                                 Dated Naharlagun, July 9, 2009

Governor inaugurates EAC office at Koyu

Itanagar, July 9: State Governor Gen J.J Singh inaugurated the Koyu Extra Assistant Commissioner Office at Koyu in East Siang district here on July 7 last. Local MLA and Minister Water Resources, Parliamentary Affairs, Panchayati Raj Tako Dabi, Secretary to Governor Amit Singla, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang, SP R. Padu, Nari-Koyu SDO O. Dai, government officials, Panchayat leaders, goan burahs and public of Koyu circle were present on the occasion, reports PRO to Governor.

Later, addressing a public meeting at Tumpak Koyu Memorial Hall at Koyu, the Governor while congratulating the people of Koyu circle and East Siang district for the establishment of EAC Office at Koyu has expressed hope that it will boost the pace of development in this part of the state. He added that the up-gradation of Koyu Circle to EAC Hqs would bring the administration closer to the people. He said that the people now need not have to go ADC Office at Nari or District Hqs at Pasighat for pursuing every case. The Governor added, ‘I am very positive that once Nari-Kora road is completed, this place will be directly connected to Assam, which would give further impetus to economic activities in this area’.

Gen Singh said, it is one of many initiatives of the State government through its ‘People first policy’ to address the needs and aspirations of the people at their doorstep and congratulated Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, local MLA and Minister for Water Resources Tako Dabi and the state government in general for such a significant step which will result in more effective governance.

Governor stressed, this up-gradation will bear results only when people employed in this office maintain a good work culture. It is for the Extra Assistant Commissioner to shoulder the responsibility to ensure that the voice of the people of this remote place is heard and addressed. Today, citizens seek greater responsiveness and transparency from their Government. It is a 24 x 7 job and you have to meet this challenge. I am confident our Koyu EAC will not let me down, he added.

Pointing at the huge scope for horticultural and agricultural activities in the Koyu area, especially pineapples, chillies and oranges, the Governor urged upon the government officials, especially those concerned with the agrarian and horticulture sectors to encourage the local people to avail benefits from these products by marketing not only fresh fruits and vegetables but also by taking full advantage of the Government policies which promote food processing at small and medium scale for financial empowerment of the people and to generate jobs for the youth. He also stressed on organic farming.

Reiterating on financial empowerment of the people, Gen Singh dwelled on the Poma Bamboo project, honey mission and also on the orchid initiatives. He also emphasized on developing enterprises especially for women folks.

In his address, local MLA and Minister Dabi giving an overview of the Koyu area of the district said, despite being an interior area, the circle has produced numerous graduates, post graduates, lecturers, officers, doctors and engineers. People of the circle are very good natured and have excellent accomplishments in the field of education. Dabi expressed his hope that Koyu will progress with its up-gradation into EAC headquarter.

East Siang district Zila Parishad chairperson Smti Yai Dabi submitted a three-point memorandum to the Governor on the occasion, which includes sanctioning for second phase of NEC road of Pasighat-Ledum-Tere-Koyu, creation of PWD division at Nari and sanction for construction of road from Nari ADC headquarter to New Seren CO headquarter.

Earlier on his arrival to Koyu, the Governor and his entourage were accorded a warm traditional reception by the Ponung troupes and elderly goan burahs from different parts of the circle, the report added.

Sd/- Purabi Taikam, PRO


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