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Arunachal Pradesh

State Profile

Geography

Arunachal Pradesh (Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains) is situated in the North-Eastern part of India with 83743 sq. kms area and has a long international border with Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the north and north-east (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the east (440 km). It stretches from snow-capped mountains in the north to the plains of Brahmaputra valley in the south. Arunachal is the largest state area-wise in the north-east region, even larger than Assam which is the most populous. It is situated between latitude 26 30' N and 29 30 ' N and longitude 91 30' E and 97 30' E. Its main river are Siang, Kameng, Subansiri, Kamla, Siyum, Dibang, Lohit, Noa - Dihing, Kamlang, Tirap and important festivals are Mopin, Solung, Nyokum, Lossar, Si-Donyi, Boori-boot, Dree, Reh, Sipong Yong, Chalo-loku, Kshyatsowai, Tamladu, Sarok, Nichido, Sangken, Mopin, Oriah etc.

Administration

Arunachal Pradesh attained its statehood on 20th February 1987. It has 16 districts namely Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papumpare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, East Siang, West Siang, Upper Siang, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Changlang, Tirap, Kurung Kumey and Anjaw. It also possess 36 sub divisions, 69 blocks and 149 circles. Under the unicameral legislature system, it has 60 seats of legislative assembly. The state is represented in the Lok Sabha by two members and one member in the Rajya Sabha.

Demography

The population of Arunachal Pradesh is 1.1 million according to 2001 census and is scattered over 16 towns and 4065 villages. The State has the lowest density of 13 persons per sq. km. As against decadal growth rate of 21.54% at the national level, the population of the State has grown by 27% over the period 1991-2001. The sex ratio of Arunachal Pradesh at 893 females to 1000 males is lower than the national average of 933. Total literacy of the State rose to 44.24% from 41.59% in 1991. There are 20 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes inhabiting the area. Most of these communities are ethnically similar, having derived from and original common stock but their geographical isolation from each other has brought amongst them certain distinctive characteristics in language, dress and customs.

State Capital

Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and located at an altitude of 530 meters above MSL. It is named after Itafort meaning fort of bricks built in 14th century A.D.

The state of Arunachal Pradesh has an area of 83743 sq. km. and a population of 1.3 million. There are 16 districts, 69 blocks and 4065 villages. The State has population density of 13 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 27.0% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Arunachal Pradesh

The Infant Mortality Rate is 32. The Sex Ratio in the State is 920 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Arunachal Pradesh State as compared to India figures

IndicatorArunachal PradeshIndia
Total population (Census 2011) (in crore) 0.13 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 25.92 17.64
Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2011) 19.8 21.8
Crude Death Rate (SRS 2011) 5.8 7.1
Natural Growth Rate (SRS 2011) 14.0 14.7
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2011) 32 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) NA 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) NA 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 920 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 960 914
Population below Poverty line (%) 33.47 26.10
Schedule Caste population (in crore) 0.0006 16.67
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) 0.071 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 66.95 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 73.69 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 59.57 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Arunachal Pradesh

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 356 286 70
Primary Health Centre 53 97 *
Community Health Centre 13 48 *
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 383 395 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 286 148 138
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 97 NA NA
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 97 78 19
Doctor at PHCs 97 92 5
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 48 0 48
Pediatricians at CHCs 48 1 47
Total specialists at CHCs 191 1 191
Radiographers at CHCs 48 9 39
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 145 56 89
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 145 88 57
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 433 293 140

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department

State Programme Management Unit (SPMU)

Commissionerate of Family Welfare

District Programme Management Unit (DPMU)

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List and Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Smt. Indra Mallo 
Secretary(H&FW),
Department of Health and Family Welfare
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Banquet Hall Niti Vihar  District Papumpare, Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh -791111
Tele office : 0360-2215581
Fax No : 0360-2215581
Mob : 9436271550
Email : secy-hfw-arn@nic.in,
Mission Director
Sh. P.N. Thungon  
Mission Director (NRHM)
Government of Arunachal Pradesh,
Sector-C, District Papumpare,
Naharlagun-791110
Tele Off : 0360-2350129
Fax No : 0360-2246519
Mob : 9436271592
Email : md-ar-nrhm@nic.in
Director in Chief / Director Health Services
Dr. K. Nishing
Directorate of Health Services
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Naharlagun, Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh- 791110
Tel. Off.: +91-360-2244248
+91-360-2244182
Mob : +91-09436055645 
Email : dhs_nlg@yahoo.com
State Finance Manager
Shri Arup Paul
O/o- Mission Director,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
C-Sector, Naharlagun
Tel. Off.: +91-360-2247057
Mob : +91-9402277787
Email : arup_1819@rediffmail.com
NRHM Nodal Officer
Dr. D. Padung
O/o- Mission Director,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
C-Sector, Naharlagun
Tel. Off.: +91-360-2247217
Mob : +91-9402277781
Email : drdimong@gmail.com
State Immunisation Officer
Dr. D. Padung
O/o- Mission Director,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
C-Sector, Naharlagun
Tel. Off. : +91-360-2351036
Fax : +91-360-2244178
Email : drbasar@hotmail.com
State RCH Officers
Shri Nani Mali, IAS
Mission Director (NRHM)
Directorate of Health Services,
Government of Arunachal Pradesh,
'C' Sector, District Papumpare,
Naharlagun-791110
Tel. Off.: +91-360-2350129
Fax : +91-360-2246519
Mob : +91-9436271592
Email : md-ar-nrhm@nic.in

Disease Control Programs

Control ProgrammeOfficersContact Details
NPCB
(National Programme for Control of Blindness)
Dr. K. K. Deb
State Programme Officer (NPCB)
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
Tel./Fax : +91-360-2244189
Email : kausik_deb1@rediffmail.com
NLEP
(National Leprosy Eradication Programme)
Dr. H. Taki
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
+91-360-2244248(O)
+91-360-2245360 (T/F)
+91-9436047155(M)
Email : jtdhs.lep@gmail.com
jtdhs@gmail.com
RNTCP
(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
Dr. B. Tada
State Programme Officer (RNTCP)
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
+91-9436040657 (M)
Email : stoar@rntcp.org
IDSP
(Integrated Disease Survlliance Programme)
Dr. L. Jhampa
State Programme Officer (IDSP)
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
+91-360-2244271
+91-360-2248562 (O)
+91-9436055743 (M)
Email : idsparunachal@yahoo.com
arssu.idsp@nic.in
NIDDCP
(National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme)
Dr. L. Jhampa
State Programme Officer (IDSP)
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
+91-360-2244271
+91-360-2248562 (O)
+91-9436055743 (M)
Email : idsparunachal@yahoo.com
arssu.idsp@nic.in
NVBDCP
(National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme)
Dr. K. Nishing
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Naharlagun , Dist- Papumpare
Arunachal Pradesh
+91-360-2244177 (O)
+91-9436041756 (M)
Email : dhs_nlg@yahoo.com

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