Hong village suffers from lack of good roads and power cuts

Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017

indexIn the beautiful and picturesque Hong village, a huge gate with the inscription Ayapa Ato(welcome) greets visitors, nestled in the rain forests of Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh.

 

This beautiful hamlet is circled with hills, spanning 58 square kms, with a population of only 9,800. It is known for its unique fish farming and sustainable agricultural techniques.

 

Of late, however, the village is reeling under various problems, which in many ways are hampering its tourism prospects and they need urgent government attention.

 

“One of the major problems in this village is the dilapidated condition of the roads. Many tourists are not willing to visit the place that boasts of the first Kasturba Gandhi Ashram in the entire Northeast,” said Robin Hibu, a resident of the village and a joint commissioner of Delhi police.

 

Hibu, who is also the first IPS officer from the state, said that without roads nothing can move ahead in the village.

 

Zila parishad member Tilling Sambyo said that the unique fish-cum-paddy culture practised by the Apatani community has drawn many tourists to this hamlet from faraway places.

 

Sambyo however lamented the fact that “Not many visitors come to Hong village these days. We are trying our best to woo back the tourists but pathetic road condition is a major hindrance.”

 

Erratic power supply is another problem the villagers face here, he said.

 

Sambyo said the tourists, who come to the village, also visit the Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, which is home to bear, tiger, leopard and hornbill.

 

“On an average, around 5,000 foreign tourists visit the village every year,” Sambyo added.

 

The village is inhabited by 11 clans of the Apatani community and they co-exist peacefully.

 

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