Village in Arunachal Pradesh famous for organic spices still lacks motorable road

Sunday, 4 January 2015

It has enough spices to ensure a better living for its residents but no road to take them forward. Enter Sissen village in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The tiny village, perched atop a hillock on the right bank of Siang river, has earned laurels for record production of organic spices but still lacks a motorable road connecting it with the rest of the world.

The only means of communication for the few hundred villagers is a bamboo hanging bridge over the river. Adults as well as children cross the river risking their lives everyday.