Speaker flags off expedition to Talley valley

HAPOLI, Feb 9: Legislative Assembly Speaker TN Thongdok on Friday flagged off the second expedition to Talley valley in Lower Subansiri district, mounted by the All Ziro-Hapoli Youth Association in collaboration with the Hapoli Forest division.
“Let us be saviours of the wildlife, flora and fauna of this wildlife sanctuary by not hunting them. Let us encourage peaceful coexistence between humans and the environment,” the speaker said during an interaction with the trekkers at the Forest IB in Pange. Pange is the first stoppage on the way to Talley valley.
Thongdok suggested introducing trout in the Pange river. He later planted medicinal plants around the IB, and inspected the orchid trail preservation. However, he could not proceed to Talley owing to inclement weather.
It is worth mentioning here that Thongdok initiated human settlement in Talley valley by providing them ration and financial assistance during his service tenure at Ziro from 1975 to 1977. Nine families from nine villages across Ziro valley were chosen to settle in the vicinity of Talley valley. However, owing to the cold conditions, human settlement could not be established in Talley valley.
Besides being one of the architects of water supply management for Ziro in the mid-70s, Thongdok also initiated the construction of the advanced landing ground in Ziro.
Ziro-Hapoli MLA Tage Taki, who accompanied the speaker, assured to have watch towers and solar lamps installed at the IBs at Pange and Talley valley. Responding to a memorandum submitted by DFO Koj Rinya, he also assured to take up the matter of maintaining the Pange-Talley valley road with the authorities concerned.
The DFO made a PowerPoint presentation on the prospects and challenges of ecotourism. (DIPRO)