Press Releases

21 November 2016

Press Release No. 634/16

RICE UNDER NFSA AND AAY RELEASED

The Deputy Commissioner (Supply), East Khasi Hills has informed the public consumers of East Khasi Hills that Rice under NFSA 2013 for Priority Households (PHH) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) has been released and will be distributed through the respective Fair Price Shops for the month of November 2016 for Urban & Rural in the scale and rate of 35 kgs per card @ Rs 3.00/- per kg for Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and 5 kgs per head @ Rs 3.00/- per kg for Priority House Holds (PHH). All Fair Price Shop dealers of the District are hereby requested to lift the allotted quota of rice immediately and to arrange the distribution to the beneficiaries. They are also requested to display the list of AAY beneficiaries in their shop. Any non supply or overcharging of rate and supply of inferior quality of rice by the Fair Price Shop Dealers should be brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner (Supply), East Khasi District, Shillong.

Press Release No. 635/16

ISS GRADE SUGAR 30 RELEASED

The Deputy Commissioner (Supply), East Khasi Hills, Shillong has informed public consumers of East Khasi Hills District that ISS Grade Sugar 30 under TPDS for the month of May 2016 quota has been released and will be distributed through the respective Fair Price Shops at 3 kg per card @ Rs 30.00 per kg. All Fair Price Shop dealers of the District are hereby requested to lift the allotted quota of ISS Gradwe Sugar 30 immediately and to arrange the distribution to the beneficiaries. Any non supply or overcharging of rate and supply of inferior quality of sugar by the Fair Price Shop Dealers should be brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner (Supply), East Khasi District, Shillong.

Press Release No. 636/16

NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLICATION OF ELECTORAL ROLLS

The District Election Officer, East Khasi Hills, Shillong has notified that the list of amendment to the draft electoral roll for the following District Council Constituencies of 8-Nongkrem, 15-Laban-Mawprem and 22-Nongspung-Sohiong has been prepared with reference to 1st January 2016 as qualifying and in accordance with the Assam & Meghalaya Autonomous District Council (Constitution of District Council) under Rule 129 (3&4). A copy of the list of amendments has been published and will be available for inspection at the office of the District Election Officer, East Khasi Hills, Shillong and at the office of all Electoral Registration Officers/Assistant Electoral Registration Officers concerned during office hours.

Press Release No. 640/16

ONE DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON IMPORTANCE OF FISH IN DIET

As part of the World Fisheries Day celebration, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural North Eastern Centre for North Eastern Hill Region, Umiam, Department of Fisheries, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong and Office of the Deputy Commissioner, West Jaintia Hills today organised a one day awareness programme on “Importance of Fish in Diet” in the Conference Room, DC’s Office, Jowai. The function was inaugurated by the Director of Fisheries Shri Ram Singh who graced the occasion as Chief Guest in presence of West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner, Arunkumar Kembhavi, Dr. M. M. Prasad, Principal Scientist and Head, Microbiology, Fermentation & Biotechnology Division, S. K. Das, Principal Scientist and Head, Fisheries ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Dr. K. K. Asha, Senior Scientist, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi, Dr. Suseela Mathew, Principal Scientist and Head, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi, D.M Wallang, ADC, Project Director, DRDA, Jowai and B. K. Sohliya, Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE), Officer on Special duty among others. The smoked fish farmers from Umladhur and Thangbuli were also present for the awareness programme. Speaking on the occasion, Ram Singh, Director of Fisheries reminded the gathering on the importance and significant role of fishery resources, the benefits and nutrients a person gets from fish which is vital for our day to day life. He said seafood proteins are very healthy and can be taken daily to have a healthy body and healthy mind. Later the Chief Guest released the CIFT Publication and disturbed Fish seedlings to the farmers. Arunkumar Kembhavi, Deputy Commissioner, West Jaintia Hills in his address, highly appreciated the CIFT teams from Kochi for bringing the modern technology and installing the community Smoking kilns at Umladhur and Thangbuli and demonstration of smoke-curing of fish in a scientific and hygienic method on 19 November, 2016. During the technical session Dr. Suseela Mathew, gave an overview on the Role of Fish and fish-based functional foods in nutrition, Dr. M. M. Prasad, on Health hazard bacteria in fish and control measures, Dr. S. K. Das gave an overview on Traditional fishing practices and advanced technologies for North Eastern States of India and Dr. K. K. Asha on Malnourishment and the importance of fortification. Later, the Director of Fisheries, Ram Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Arunkumar Kembhavi and the team from ICAR-CIFT, Kochi released fish seedling at Thadlaskein Lake.

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