ITANAGAR, Sep 13: For the people living in Indo-Sino border like Taksing in Upper Subansiri district, getting themselves registered with Aaadhar is not an easy task, said the Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal, Upper Subansiri Unit (SUMAA-USU) in a release.
“They not only have to travel a long distance on foot (due to lack of road connectivity) but also spend thousands of rupees during their journey only for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment in Daporijo. This is due to non-availability of biometric devices in the circle”, the SUMAA unit observed during an educational and awareness tour to Taksing circle.
The villagers told the touring team that they have to spend around Rs 12,000 in the name of Aadhaar enrolment as they have to go to Daporijo for the purpose due to non-availability of such facilities in their area.
The hardship faced by the people of the remote and inaccessible Tasking does not end here; they also have to go the district hospital at Daporijo even for treatment of minor ailments and routine vaccination of their children.
There was no stock of medicines for common diseases and first aid equipment in the Primary Health Centre, the villagers told. They also told the visiting team that majority of the government employees posted in Taksing circle do not stay in their place of posting, which is evident from the empty government quarters throughout the year.
The team also said that school students were not getting basic facilities under RTE, like mid-day meal and stipend etc, and many parents have admitted their children in schools in catchment areas due to the pathetic condition of the school.
The villagers blame lack of road connectivity as well as tardy progress of road construction work for their plight.
The team of SUMAA-USU was led by its President Raju Maying and General Secretary Tamin Nilling.