MLA concerned over poor infrastructure of Niglok SS

[ Prafulla Kaman ]

PASIGHAT, Sep 21: Pasighat West MLA Ninong Ering has raised concern over the problems in terms of infrastructure and necessary facilities at the sainik school (SS) in Niglok here in East Siang district, following a visit to the school on Monday.

Accompanied by Ruksin ADC Tajing Jonnom and local leaders, Ering observed that the school set up in the premises of the Industrial Growth Centre in Niglok is faced with a myriad of problems.

During his interaction with SS Principal Lt Col Rajesh Singh, Ering was apprised of matters such as lack of a security wall, shortage of buildings for a hostel, classroom and accommodation for staffers, and power supply and internet connectivity issues.

“The annual fund allocation against development of the sainik schools is poor, and the state government should put attention towards its infrastructure and ensure necessary facilities,” said Lt Col Singh.

Besides assuring to take steps for installation of a power transformer at the school, Ering assured to provide an ambulance to the school.

Regarding mobile and internet connectivity, the MLA urged the Ruksin ADC to “move the mobile companies to boost their service through the towers already installed in Niglok area.”

Ering also inspected the ongoing construction work (funded by the state government) at the permanent site of the SS. He asked the contractors to speed up the construction work “to ensure smooth conduct of academic activities of the sainik school after it is reopened as per the Covid-19 SOPs.”

The MLA, along with government engineers also visited the area where a large portion of the RCC boundary wall of the industrial complex on the right bank of the Sille river has been eroded.

He assured to take up the problem with the chief minister and the governor and seek prompt action.

Addressing local leaders, Ering expressed dismay over the unemployment problems resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and said that “the government must give thrust to the industry sector to create self-employment avenues.”

“The GDP (gross domestic product) has awfully depressed to -23.9 during the BJP rule at the Centre, and the central and state governments should pay keen interest on industrialization to deal with the upcoming situation,” Ering said.