20th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News




ES Reporter



 ITANAGAR, Apr 20: 



Prominent activist group, Women Against Social Evil (WASE) which has been spearheading an anti liquor and anti drugs movement in East Siang district, today urged the state government to review its decision to set up IMFL distillery plant at Industrial Growth Center (IGC) Niglok-Ngorlung in East Siang district and to also cancel the 100 acres allotted to the plant.


Addressing a press conference, General Secretary WASE, Joya Tasung Moyong  asserted that the mothers of East Siang district is fighting tooth and nail  to eradicate  social evils from the district but the government’s move to set up the distillery is a real setback for the society.


‘We are not against any kind of development, instead we welcome all other industries and production units in East Siang except alcohol and tobacco industries that will hamper the future of the youths,’ she added.

Disclosing that due to increasing drug menace, law and order, road accidents cases has also increased in East Siang district, Moyong further opined that the distillery which is also in the vicinity of the upcoming Sainik School will directly or indirectly affect the school and society at large. She also stressed on the early functioning of rehabilitation center in Pasighat.



A representation to the concern Industry Minister Tamiyo Taga and Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin has been submitted and WASE has also urged Chief Minister Pema Khandu to look into the alarming issue.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also supported for ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’ and our state government is also run by BJP so they should follow their leader, stated Moyong.


While responding to the recent Supreme Court order on closure of wine shops in national and state highways, she opined that state government should follow the rule strictly and should not go for any kind of review or consideration.  ‘In Pasighat we regularly keep strict vigil on all wine shops so that it should not cross the laid down norms,’ she said. She further appealed all the NGOs and mothers of the state to stand against such social evils.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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