HM calls for forming committees to promote HAA

ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Home Minister Bamang Felix called for constituting committees in every sector, comprising officers from the district administration, the police, other government departments and “active residents who will work for the welfare of their areas,” to promote the Hamara Arunachal Abhiyan (HAA).
Felix said this during a meeting held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre here on Thursday to exchange ideas, seek inputs and discuss mechanisms to create a better Arunachal.
“The primary responsibility of the committees would be to create a safe and secure atmosphere, and to check the entries and exits of their localities, especially at night,” the home minister said.
Taking forward the idea of a clean and green Arunachal, he said the committees would identify probable locations to plant saplings, adding that “the committees can consult with the forest department as to what kind of saplings would be suitable for which area.”
Felix also said a rehabilitation centre for misguided youths should be established, “as we need to get a solution for our children who get into drugs.”
He informed that CCTV cameras will be installed at all vulnerable and prominent locations of the capital region. He also called for organising “cleanliness competition” among sectors, schools, etc, to motivate people to keep the capital clean.
“The fruits of such developments may not be visible in a year or two, but with consistent effort we can definitely leave a better place for our next generation,” Felix said.
Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso also stressed the need to form sector committees to check illegal activities and encourage plantation, sanitation, etc.
On installation of CCTV cameras, he said the residents should be entrusted with the responsibility of the cameras’ security.
Seeking collaborative effort from every individual, including government officers, Capital Complex DC Komkar Dulom spoke about the need to “exchange ideas and create a blueprint of works that need to be undertaken.”
Capital SP Tumme Amo highlighted the requirement of more jails with larger capacities in the capital, and urged the home minister to look into the matter. He also spoke about the ‘verification mela’ that had been held under the guidance of the HM, and urged people to get their employees properly verified.
The SP said issuing of arms licences should be regulated and criminal records should be checked. He also stressed the need to establish de-addiction centres, ban earth-cutting, stop gambling, carry out river cleaning, etc.
Itanagar Municipal Council EE Tadar Tarang highlighted the problems being faced while carrying out sanitation duties, such as the requirement of more sanitation vehicles, workers and landfills.
Towards the end, Felix sought cooperation from the people, and said, “Henceforth, initiatives for management of sectors shall come from the people. The government machinery shall work as facilitators supporting these people’s initiatives.”
Administrative officers and all the heads of departments of the capital complex were present at the meeting. (DIPRO)