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The first gush of early morning air that touches you while visiting any squat-little picturesque village nestled at the Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh will certainly make you feel the ancient world is beaconing you from afar.

You turn dreamy! You have an uncanny feeling every tree, hillock and watery streams running like a naughty-little girl is telling you to tarry a bit to listen the tales of the past.

Yes, every hilly Arunachal Pradesh hamlet is compendium of legends and lore told through the ages from one generation to the other. It is here where the importance of village elders of Wancho community comes in.

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What had happened a little more than two years ago, on May 27, 2020 was a horrendous incident, a blowout occurring at Well no.5 resulting in a leak of natural gas. The resultant explosion and fire that had lasted more than five months, from May 27 to November 15, 2020, in the natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) had triggered irreparable damages to the then prevailing environment, bio-diversity, wildlife, eco-system and forest.

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