A team of ICAR-NRC on Yak reaches Mangan with relief materials

Mangan, 31 May (IPR): On receipt of the information regarding Yak deaths in Muguthang Valley and adjoining area of North Sikkim from the Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Sikkim, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) has promptly reacted upon the tragic incident by sending their scientist to the North Sikkim to ascertain the ground report.

As a result, Dr. Peter Chakravarty, Director, ICAR, National Research Centre (NRC) on Yak, Dr. Rafirul Islam, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NOFRI (National Organic Farming Research Institute), Dr. Dinamani Medhi, Senior Scientist, ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dr. Junwar Doley, Scientist, ICAR, NRC on Yak has reached to Mangan on 30 May to provide relief materials as to raise morale of affected Yak farmers.

The ICAR-NRCY under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) programme has provided 100 bags of Yak feed, 50 bags of common salt, 20 manual chaff cutter, manual cream separator and basic veterinary medicines. The basic veterinary medicines include de-worming tablets, skin ointment, anti-septic cream, anti-diarrhea and mite ointment for yaks.

The distribution programme took place at Animal Husbandry Office, Mangan wherein 16 Yak herders of Lachung, 22 from Lachen, 09 from Dongkong and 10 from Muguthang received the relief items.

Speaking at the programme, Dr. Chakraborty expressed his soreness over the massive death of Yaks and opined this loss is not a personal but a national loss.

The National Research Centre on Yaks situated at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, has full support for conservation of yaks and social conditions of yak herders in Sikkim as yaks are endanger species, he added

He suggested the Yak farmers and officials Department to organize an Annual Yak Festival showcasing various yak’s events in collaboration with State Government, which would be a unique way in raising the morale of the herders. Further, he assured to extend support from ICAR-NRCY.

He informed everyone that the recent decrease in Yak population is alarming. A death of yaks due to natural calamities is out of control human kind. The NRC is willing to do everything it can to maintain Yak population by providing tents, feed, silage bag and fodder to the herders.

Further, he assured to supplement continued support from ICAR-NRCY for Yak herders in near future.

The silage bag can preserve yak feed for a long time and Dr. Chakravarty stressed on bringing this method to north regions of Sikkim in case of a harsh winter this year.

He also talked about raising production of Yak leading to entrepreneurship opportunities for youths in North Sikkim due to high demand in Yak products.

Dr. Chakravarty thanked everyone present in the meeting and urged everyone to take the challenge together in Yak conservation and production.

Awareness-cum-Vaccination Camp on foot and mouth disease of Yak conducted in Mangan

Mangan, 31 May (IPR): Department of Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services, North Sikkim, in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) organized two-daylong awareness-cum-Vaccination Camp on Foot and Mouth Disease of Yak and Yak Farmer’s Meet and Support of Tribal Yak Farmers of North Sikkim during Transhumance on 30-31 May at Veterinary Office in Mangan.

During the programme, Dr. Karma T. Bhutia, Additional Director (North), A.H.L.F&V.S Department, North District, and other senior doctors of the district briefed on the medical methods such as awareness camp on foot and mouth disease which affect the yaks.

As informed, vaccination for foot and mouth diseases of yaks will be carried out shortly.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Tamang (Golay) attends swearing-in ceremony of Hon’ble PM at New Delhi

New Delhi, 30 May (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), attended the Swearing-In-Ceremony of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi this evening. He was also accompanied by MP, Shri Indra Hang Subba.

The CM congratulated Shri Modi and extended his warm greetings and best wishes. He stated that India had achieved greater success under his leadership and he extended his full cooperation in building a brighter and stronger nation.

Each Friday, Field Day conducted at Upper Dzongu

Mangan, 30 May: Each Friday, Field Day was conducted today at Upper Dzongu by District Collector, Shri Raj Yadav, IAS, under Dzongu Block with SDM-Dzongu, DFO-Forest, Additional Director-SSDMA, Joint Director-Mines & Geoglogy, DPO-North, BDO-Dzongu, AE Roads, CDPO Dzongu and other field Officers and Staffs.

During the visit, the following decisions were taken by the team:

  1. Road condition between Sangkhalang Bridge to CWC is found in very bad condition therefore one meeting was conducted with GREF. Assurance work will be taken up tomorrow onwards for making it jeepable and issue of Ringh Khola Bridge was also taken up in this meeting.
    a) Aproach road from main road to SDM office(Djongu) and BDO office(Djongu) is in very bad condition due mud & debris, therefore same will be made cemented as per decision taken on spot in convergence with DLRC & MGNERGA.
    b) One computer set, tables and chairs were already given to SDM office,Djongu for staff as per need.
    c) Nearby Ground of SDM office found very dirty So staff have been directed to clean immediately. Repair of approach road from SDM office,Djongu to play ground was also sanctioned on spot So that same ground can be used for parking of vehicles.
    d) Strech of passingdong main road found damaged due to landslide nearby SDM office Djongu, will also be started by coming week as informed by A.E Road.
    a) Due to heavy rainfall there was landslide happened at Passingdong PHC therefore protection wall was sanctioned on spot in convergence with MGNERGA & DLRC.
    b) Issue of drainage at Passingdong PHC will also be solved by coming week as informed by A.E Road.
    c) There was water supply issue at Passingdong PHC, therefore 5 coils of poly pipes were sanctioned for temporary water supply.
  4. New constructed Lingtem road was found damaged, therefore AE Road has been directed to stop the final bill till the completion of work in satisfactory manner.
  5. Due to heavy rainfall near passingdong Sec School(Passingdong bazar) public are facing problem with drainage system therefore one culvert has been sanctioned on spot to ensure proper drainage system, work will be started from 10th June,2019 as informed by A.E Roads.
  6. Upper Passingdong ICDS was damaged due to natural calamity therefore a protection wall sanctioned in convergence with MGNERGA and DLRC on spot.
    a) It should be noted that Tingvong GPU is cut off therefore During the visit alternate site was verified by all the engineers and public of area to construct aproach road and bridge. The site was found feasible and concerned department will provide estimate within a week. The work will be started as soon as possible by the team.
    b) During the visit it is found that river wave is hitting the base of suspension foot bridge therefore it is decided that stream will be diverted to stop future damage to the suspension foot bridge. Work will be started by Road dept within week as assured. All works will be followed up in coming week and next visit.

Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight Programme under NHM launched at Mangan District Hospital

Mangan, 30 May (IPR): District Hospital Mangan, Government of Sikkim launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight Programme under National Health Mission here at DAC conference hall in Mangan today.

Diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death in children, therefore, launching of Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight aims to create awareness to achieve zero child deaths due to diarrhea. The main purpose of the programme was also to spread awareness about diarrhea caused by Rota virus, Rubella, Measles.

The programme which began on 28 May will continue till 08 June. During the fortnight programme, Aaganwadi workers and ASHA workers will make door to door visit to distribute ORS, zinc tablets and impart lesson on hand wash techniques to the general public.

Chief Medical Officer, North, Dr. D.C. Sharma, DRCHO/N, Dr. P.K. Basnett, Joint Director, HRDD/N, Mrs. Deelak Pradhan, SDM, Mangan, Mr. Samdup Bhutia, Dr. Roshan Chettri (Pediatrician), HE/N, Mr. Rinchen Namgyal Bhutia, CDPOs and Accredited Social Health Activists , Aaganwadi workers, ANMs and health workers of district hospital attended the Launching event.

The programme also demonstrated the preparation of ORS and six point hand wash technique by members of the Aaganwadi and ASHA workers.

During the orientation session, Dr. Basnett instructed all ASHA and Aaganwadi worker to establish ORS and Zinc corner at Schools and their respective centre and called all the stakeholders to put collective effort on cleaning the community water tanks as to eradicated water born diseases.

Further, she talked about a mild disease like Measles & Rubella (MR). She informed that MR vaccine will be launched shortly.

She stated that women who get infected by MR during pregnancy have a greater chance of having serious health problem with their new born baby. All young women must be aware of this disease and get the vaccine as soon as possible, she added.

Dr. Roshan Chettri talked about Rota virus which causes diarrhea and leads high mortality rate in children under the age of 2 years old.

He informed that the state health department is all set to introduce Rota vaccine shortly across the state which will cure the diarrhea caused by rotavirus in children.

Rotavirus vaccine currently being supplied under universal immunization programme is five drops given orally. Rotavirus vaccine will be administered to infants in three dose schedule at six, ten and fourteen weeks along with others universal immunization programme.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay visits IRBn Camp at Delhi

New Delhi, 30 May (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay who is in Delhi presently to attend the swearing-in of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the IRBn camp based at Wazirabad in Delhi today.

Shri PS Golay was accorded a very warm welcome wherein he received the guard of honour, he then interacted with the Jawans and enquired about their well beings whereby he assured them total support and full cooperation.

This was a historic visit wherein the CM had visited the IRBn camp for the first time in the last 22 years. The Jawans expressed their happiness and thanked the CM for visiting them and listening to their grievances. Shri P.S. Golay also met the CO of IRBn who placed forward their demands which was assured to be fulfilled positively at the earliest.

The CM thanked the Jawans for their extraordinary service to the State and the nation and assured to extend all possible support from his end. He also stated that they had set an exemplary example and that IRBn and Sikkim Police should continue to be the smartest police force in the country.