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PPWC to Take Up Various Development Issues on Priorities

PPWC to Take Up Various Development Issues on Priorities
August 11
12:33 2018

A mass meeting of Pasighat People Welfare Committee (PPWC) was convened at Siang Guest House conference hall on Thursday to discuss the various issues related to erratic and irregular power supply, shortage in drinking water supply, permanent hydropower source, various customer services (banking, medical, local transport etc), prices of essential commodities (rice, vegetables and meat) and other issues related to welfare of Pasighatians in Arunachal Pradesh.

The meeting was attended by HOD’s and representatives of Power, Transmission, PHED, District Transport Office, Hydropower, CoSAAP (East Siang). Apart from the government representatives, various organizations like AdiBaaneKebang, ABKYW, ABKWW, BogongBanggoKebang, AdiSU, ESDSU, ABSU(E), ABSU, Pasighat Market Association, Mebo Power Consumer Forum, Transport Association, AUPO, PRI’s and various Personalities representing the common public participated in the meeting.

The meeting was chaired by the chairman of PPWC Shri OkomYosung. The following points were discussed and unanimously agreed upon.

1. The PPWC will organise a mass referendum rally/meeting to seek opinion and suggestions from the stakeholders and Public for augmentation of a Permanent Hydropower Source (capable enough to supply the demands of Pasighat Consumers for the next 50 years) within the vicinity of East Siang district. Since interrupted power cuts and trippings in radial mode supply of 300 Kms long Ranganadi-Ziro-Pasighat 132KV line cannot be ruled out.

2. The Department of Power, East Siang is appealed for their dedication and services towards providing regular power supply within Pasighat and Mebo (including Namsing CO).
a) The Department shall continue with updates of power and transmission news to Public in full transparency.
b) The Department will immediately constitute a team to identify the illegal power tapping within the town. The illegal power tappers (without legal connection and billing) results in major revenue lost and power lost. They are also a security risk like fire and electrocution due to improper connection thereby posing serious threats to public.
c) The Department is advised to identify new installed used Transformer and replaced it with Brand New Transformer in the recently installed series of transformers in the town.

3. The District Transport Officer shall provide a new list of regularised fixed fare on Autorickshaw (three-wheeled vehicle), Taxi(if any), Pick up trucks, Sumo and Winger fare and most importantly a new “DRESS CODE” for the drivers of the above mentioned public transport shall be initiated by the Transport Authority. The new FARE list is subjected to a joint Coordination Meeting between the Transport Association/union and the District Transport Authority.

4. Pasighat Market Association in collaboration with PMC & Local fund shall immediately regularise the prices of essential commodities like rice, vegetables, and meats.
a) Special preference should be given to locally produced marketable products.
b) Stress is onto curb the menace of JARSON/JARYON merchants who are responsible for immediate price rise of locally produced vegetables.
c) The meat vendors are advised to maintain hygiene and sanitation, failing which PPWC will move for cancellation of licence of the offender.
d) Immediate removal of Used Cloth Vendors from Open vegetable market.

5. The Department of PHE shall not fail in supplying potable drinking water to the residents of Pasighat, possibility of tapping from natural springs available within Pasighat township areas were discussed in length. The PPWC will schedule a close meeting with PHED for underground water supply to Gumin Nagar, 5th Mile and Berung.

6. A public memorandum shall be submitted to Banks for 24/7 ATM services, Petrol stations, Superintendent of BPMH for easier access to OPD registration counter.


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