This research was carried out with the Adi and Galo tribes of East Siang and West Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, India to understand fishing methods employed by them using stones and boulders occurring in the river beds of small tributaries of the Siang River in the study area. The identified sustainable fishing technique is locally known as Lipum and practised by these communities. The capture of fish ranged from 4-10 kg per Lipum and one person could make 3-4 different Lipum structures per day.

Incessant downpour for the past week has swelled the water level of Yomgo River above the danger mark and the flood water left a trail of devastation in Liromoba constituency of West Siang district

ITANAGAR, March 25: The Lower Subansiri Hydro Electric Project under its Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Scheme has partnered with Operation Smile, an International NGO

The forest division in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh has proposed to chalk out a programme to study the feasibility of establishing a wildlife sanctuary in the forests of Potom village.

People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has demanded the Reliance Power Limited (RPL) for immediate payment of compensation money to the project affected people of 700 MW Tato-II hydel project in West Si

Arunachal Pradesh Health Minister Atum Welly has called upon the officials of his department to take pro–active measures in order to prevent Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis from becoming epidemic

ITANAGAR: Adding to the rare bouquet of rich biodiversity in the Himalayan state, researchers have discovered a new beautiful species of pink rhododendron flower from Arunachal Pradesh which was hitherto unknown to science.

A team of botanical experts recently carried out explorations in West Siang district’s remote Mechukha valley, few km away from the China border, and found the rare and endemic flower which has been named ‘Rhododendron Mechukae’ after its place of origin.

Within days of China announcing three new hydroelectric projects on the Brahmaputra river and catching India by surprise, the Centre has set the ball rolling to build the strategic Tawang hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh.

The 800-MW power project proposed to be built on the Tawang Chu river has got forest clearance, with the Environment Ministry waiving the cumulative impact assessment for stage-I clearance that it was earlier insisting.

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources and Development Agency (APBRDA) has urged Centre to provide one time grant-in-aid of Rs 15 crore for regeneration and restocking of bamboo plantation in the gregarious bamboo flowering affected areas of the State.

A delegation of APBRDA in a memorandum to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar in New Delhi on Saturday pleaded his personal intervention to provide the grant immediately.

GUWAHATI, June 12 – The All India Forum of Forest Movements (AIFFM) has called for immediate halt to State repression of those engaged in the movements to stop implementation of big dam projects an