No IPR (PR) 3/2009                                                    Dated Naharlagun Nov 9, 2009

Press Release No- 1177

Governor for more plantations

Itanagar, Nov 9: Expressing grave concerned on the depleting forest cover, state Governor Gen J.J Singh, who have seen greenery at its heights some 27-28 years ago in the Roing area, asked the officials of Environment and Forest department to provide five saplings of  Teeta Champa, Hollong and other species to every denizens of Roing and organize plantation programmes.

Gen Singh, who was on a day long tour to Roing, also made an aerial survey of the flood effected areas, in and around Roing Township on Nov 7 last. The Deopani River, which flows near the township creates communication problem for people there every year. The Asia’s long Bailey bridge, which was built cross the river, was swept away in 1988 and another bridge built again was swept away in 2003.

Earlier in a threadbare meeting, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, local MLA Laeta Umbrey, Deputy Commissioner Y W Ringu and SP Tojo Karga amongst others, apprised the Governor on the repeated flood havoc in the area. Acknowledging his contribution in early completion of Siang Bridge, the leaders urged upon the Governor for initiative in erasing the communication bottleneck due to flood. Problems due to River Sisiri in Dambuk area was also apprised to him. They also discussed on economic upliftment of the people through forest produce, such as cane and bamboo and also promotion of organic farming. The Governor, while stressing on proper sanitation cautioned the leaders against pollution of the rivers by sewages, reports PRO to Governor.

Sd/- Purabi Taikam, PRO




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