Siliguri,15 Jun (IPR): The first batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019 that has 31 members including 29 yatries and 2 Liason Officers reached Bagdogra Airport today.
The team of yatries were given a warm welcome at the airport by the STDC Staff from Siliguri, Bagdogra and Gangtok. The pilgrimage team then proceeded towards Gangtok from the airport.
Gyalshing, 14 Jun (IPR): District Collector, West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, toured Soreng Sub-divisions in West Sikkim. The DC, West was accompanied by Shri Gayas Pega, ADC (Dev.) Soreng; Shri Jeewan Thapa, SE Power Soreng; Shri Himmat Rai, SDM and Shri Deepak K. Rai, BDO Soreng along with other officials of Soreng Sub-division.
The DC, West visited Soreng Senior Secondary School interactions with teachers and students. He encouraged the students to study and have big dreams for their future. He urged the student to not limit and constrain themselves to be small. He asked them to have the attitude, the right mind set and work hard and smart. He urged them to be ambitious and work towards their goal. Explore Atal Tinkering Labs.
He also advised the students to have a practical knowledge and read a lot in order to gain knowledge. He mentioned that the pain the take now is for their future. He then visited the sites of the Football Stadium at Soreng, Base camp under the Tourism Department at Timberbung, Model ICDS at Timurbung and Science College Chakung where the problem of water scarcity and electricity were discussed and the DC, West assured to help them.
The DC, West also met with the contractor of Science College, Chakung and asked him to start the work as soon as possible. The repairing of water tank at Hingwa was also discussed. He also visited the Primary Health Center, Soreng.
On the way, the DC, West also visited Kaluk Rinchenpong areas and met with the BDO Kaluk and Panchayat members. He then assured that the problems of the region would be solved soon.
The DC, West stated that a plan for creation of infrastructure facilities in Soreng would be put forward to the state government. The interventions like improving the quality of education and health care would be taken under the Aspirational District Programme.
New Delhi, 14 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) called on Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, at North Block today. He congratulated and extended warm greetings on assuming the office of the Union Home Minister.
During the discussion, the HCM highlighted the provision of Article 371F of the Constitution which is the greatest gift to the Sikkimese people and that it needs to be preserved, protected and implemented both in letter and spirit. His belief on strengthening and stabilizing this glaring future of our Constitution which is in turn is to strengthen the Constitutional framework was communicated.
The HCM placed the demand for the reservation of the seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for Limboo-Tamang Communities which is pending for the last so many years as a result of which the communities are deprived from their political rights.
The HCM also placed before the Union Minister for the inclusion of the 11 left out communities of Sikkim in the list of Scheduled Tribes status so as to bring equality among the Sikkimese people.
Further, the HCM requested the Union Minister to support for the water supply, power and road construction in the border areas under Border Area Development Programme.
Mangan, 14 Jun: Each Friday Field Day was conducted on today at Shipgyer GPU by District Collector, Shri Raj Yadav, IAS with Additional District Collector (Dev) Chungthang, Sub Divisional Magistrate Chungthang, Block Development Officer Chungthang & concerned RS, AE BAC & other field officers and staffs.
During the visit, following decisions were taken by the team:
- Raychu Khola protection wall already have been sanctioned by GREF and work have already started from today onwards so within 2 to 3 months it will be completes as assured by GREF.
- Walking trail at Upper Raychu is found damaged due to landslides therefore the maintenance is required so that transist can happen during monsoon season, therefore SDM Chungthang is directed to start work and work has been sanctioned on the spot.
- Wong Khola water have to divert through diversion channel which was damaged during monsoon and caused landslides, therefore Estimate will be prepared under SLRC and will be forwarded to Commissioner Cum Secretary,LRMDD for consideration.
- One toilet is required at Toong Checkpost and approved on spot. ADC dev Chungthang was directed to start work. There is need of protection wall before constructing toilet so protection wall was sanctioned on spot in convergence with MGNERGA and DLRC.
- Approach road to Shaffo is closed due to heavy landslide. GREF, Panchayats, District Administration are working on it to open within a week. it is found that power and water supply is restored already.
- Food Stock is being supplied by the Food department to Saffoo GPU. One temporary log bridge have already been constructed by SDM Chungthang under DLRC.
- RAMAM VILLAGE
a) Approach road to Ramam village is damaged due to landslides and the repair work has been started by Testa Urja Ltd. Restoration work of water supply for the village will be done by Testa Urja (MH pipes have already been provided).
b) Footpath from main road to Ramam village will be constructed by Teesta Urja Ltd. and log bridge at Ramam have been already constructed by SDM Chungthang under DLRC.
c) Later on team visited Ramam village where land of 25 land owners found damaged due to landslide therefore the cheques of amount of Rs 7 lakh have been distributed to the land owners on spot.
d) Two RCC houses of Karma Singi Lepcha and Dhingpo Lepcha found fully damaged and one house of Nagan Tshering Lepcha found partially damaged therefore the Exgratia of Rs 2.09 Lakhs was sanctioned and cheques handed over to owners on spot.
e) As reported by the Panchayats the food stock position for the month of June is not adequate, therefore DCSO,North will be directed to supply as soon as possible at Ramam village.
f) poly pipes and tarpaulins have been provided to the Panchayat President of Ramam ward as per requirement.
New Delhi, 14 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) calls on Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad, today.
New Delhi, 13 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) met Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, today.
The HCM was accompanied by Hon’ble Minister, RMDD, Shri Sonam Lama, Chief Secretary, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, and Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri S.D Dhakal.
After exchange of pleasantries, Smt. Irani recalled her visit to Sikkim as Union HRDD Minister in 2017-18. She said that specialized fund for handloom and handicraft sector could be considered for the State in view of its vast potential and tourism inflow.
She suggested that the State Government should organize a conference in Gangtok in respect of all the issues concerning her departments so that not only the stakeholders could be heard but also requisite guidelines could be given by the Centre.
It was also mentioned that one of the handloom-handicraft Centre in the district was ready for inauguration.
Secretary, Textile Department, Shri R. Singh, suggested that the State could develop a Skill Centre which will be fully funded by Government of India.
The Chief Secretary indicated that all issues concerning women and children were fully under control in the state. All Government of India schemes were being implemented well and that empowerment of women in Sikkim was on higher pedestal.
New Delhi, 13 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) called on Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on 12 June in New Delhi.
The HCM congratulated him on assuming the office of the Union Minister for the second term. The Union Minister congratulated the HCM and the people of Sikkim.
Shri Tamang highlighted some of the important issues related to the new STNM Hospital in Gangtok which was cordially taken up by the Union Minister.
New Delhi, 13 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) met Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Civil Aviation, Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, today.
The HCM was accompanied by Hon’ble Minister, RMDD, Shri Sonam Lama, Chief Secretary, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, and Secretary to the Chief Minister, Shri S.D. Dhakal.
Two crucial issues were raised. The first was concerning the ongoing problem at Pakyong Airport wherein flights have been stopped for four months by Spicejet supposedly due to visibility issues. It was also brought to the notice of Minister Civil Aviation that in addition to providing extra land for lengthening of the runway on approach side, the airport needed instrument landing system and instrument flight rules.
It was decided that no fresh payment would be admissible by the Government of India and that the State Claims Commissioner should call the land owners and listen to their grievances afresh. Also, the Airport Director was to be directed to meet the concerned members of public soon.
Recalling his 2018 visit to Sikkim, he termed it as one of the most amazing places to visit in the world. Therefore, with a view to immediately improve and strengthen the NH10, he stated that he had written effectively to the Prime Minister which was appreciated by the HCM.