No. IPR (PR)-03/2009 Dated Naharlagun the 22nd April, 2010
PRESS RELEASE –444
Singh stress on less profit but continuous flow of orders to Poma craftsmen
Itanagar, April 21: For sustainable economic endeavour, you have to stress on less profit but continuous flow of orders, said Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Gen JJ Singh advising the villagers of Poma who called on him at Raj Bhavan today.
Exhorting the villagers, who are stakeholders of the Poma Bamboo Processing Center, Gen Singh asked them work hard and to maintain highest level in quality. Congratulating them for the successful effort, Governor urged upon them to be good example for other rural population of the State. With employment opportunities through such ventures there will be no need for people to migrate to urban areas, informs the PRO to Governor’s report.
Governor also called for upon the villagers to carry forward the message of value-adding efforts to other villagers. Please involve the neigbouring villagers in bringing the change and also promote organic farming amongst them.
Giving a patient hearing to the problems of the villagers, Gen Singh suggested for planting of good species trees, medicinal plants and organic teas in vacant areas resulted by Jhuming. He also impressed upon them to protect the environment for the protection of Mithuns, while expressing his reservations on mindless slaughtering of mithun other then rituals.
Pointing that Poma now is attracting lots of visitors, Governor said, we must welcome a guest and send back a friend. He added, it is already there in out tribal society, where appreciation, security and hospitality are taken with pride.
Showing some displays of accommodations in Kaziranga, Governor said, these are made of locally available materials, which cost less and environment friendly and we should flow the style instead blocks of concretes. We much promote our indigenous food and culture, he added.
Taking part in the discussion, State First Lady Anupama Singh, who is the Consultant of Common Wealth Games, suggested some items, which will be required in the accommodation during the game.
Secretary to Governor cum Planning Secretary Ankur Garg informed that effort is being made to include the Poma Project in the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation list, which will help in getting advisers and financial suport from the international body. He added, project is approved for converting it to model village project,the report adds.
Poma ASM Techi Anna and Poma Gaon Bura, Tayum Sinkam apprised the Governor on the progress of the project. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), APFCL, Chimpu Rime assured all out support for the project.
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