Itanagar: The Nyishi Elite Society,
the parent body of all organisations of powerful Nyishi
community and pre-dominant tribe of five districts in
Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday demanded creation of Department
of Nyishi Affairs (DoNA) with a Rs 100 crore annual
Addressing a press conference here, its president
Bengia Tolum said a fact finding NES team visited
interior areas of the Nyishi dominated districts and
found most of the areas were underdeveloped with poor
The backwardness in border districts like
Kurung Kumey denied the youth access to education and
forced them take to wrong the path and shift to state
Whenever there is violence these youths from
Kurung Kumey are blamed, Tolum said.
While some non-Nyisi areas in the state had
schools long ago, the Nyishi areas are lacking these
facilities. Hence the demand for creation of DoNA with
additional allocation of funds.
Tolum said an NES delegation led by him met
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on March 14 and submitted a
memorandum containing their demands, to him.