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About Roing

Roing is the district headquarters of the Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the census town and is one of the sub divisions of the Lower Dibang Valley district. The Roing circle was opened in 1951. The town is the only commercial centre to both the Upper and the Lower Dibang Valley district.

Geography of Roing

Roing is located at the foothills of the Mishmi hills. To the north of Roing flows the Eje river. The river swells in summer. The villages of Adi Padams that extend to the border of Assam lie to the south. Roing is quite a plain area compared to other places of Arunachal Pradesh which are majorly hilly areas.

Geography of Roing

Climate of Roing

Roing, the headquarter of the Lower Dibang Valley district, experiences moderate and temperate weather conditions throughout the year. During the winter months the climate in Roing is accompanied by mist and fog. The weather also remains windy. Roing experienced annual rainfall of 3418.80mm during 2001-2002. The average number of rainy days at Roing is 170 days.

Demography of Roing

According to 2001 India census, Roing had a population of 10,106. Male population is 57 % and female population is 43 %. The average literacy rate of Roing is 73 %. The male literacy rate is 79 % and the female literacy rate is 66 %.

Roing is inhabited by the tribal Idu-Mishmi community. Tribal culture is predominant in Roing. The tribe has its distinct cultural heritage. People observe their specific festivals and way of lives. Reh is the most important festival celebrated by the tribal community during the month of February.

Demography of Roing

Economy of Roing

Agriculture is the main mode of living of the people of Roing town. The main agricultural products include paddy, mustard, maize, and millet. In accordance with agriculture horticultural products like orange, banana, ginger, pineapple and papaya are produced by the people.

The town of Roing is the only commercial centre to both the upper and the lower Dibang Valley district. The Roing bazaar is the market place in the town. The Roing market is one of the important places for economic activities.

Services and Utilities in Roing

Roing is one of the major places in the state. Being very much secluded from the regular and easy transport and communication in other towns of other states, Roing is an under-developed town still undergoing a lot of transitions. The government of Arunachal Pradesh has been doing its best to provide the best of facilities to this small town in the state. However, a major part of service has been already provided to the town owing to its plain nature rather than a hilly one.

Some of the basic services necessary for a town to run peacefully are the police, fire and postal services, banks, healthcare services and other government as well as private offices. Contact details and addresses of the services available in the town are briefly given below:

Roing Police Department
Phone No.: 03803 – 222228

Superintendent of Police
Roing, Dist - Lower Dibang Valley
Phone No(s): 03803-222208

Roing Fire Department
Phone No.: 03803 - 222203

Roing Hospital
Phone No.: 22444, 22253
Medical Superintendent
Phone No.: 22271, 22669

Banks in Roing

Like every other town, Roing too needs banks for without banks today no economy can run. A few banks have been set up in Roing. They are:

Yes Bank Ltd

P. O.: Roing
Lower Dibang Valley
Pin Code: 792110
Arunachal Pradesh
Contact: 222267
MICR Code: 791824516

Bank of India
Roing Branch
P.O. - Roing
Dist - Lower Dibang Valley
Arunachal Pradesh
Pin Code: 792110
Contact: Br Mgr 7308901521
IFSC Code: BKID0005074

State Bank Of India
Dist Lower Dibang Valley
Arunachal Pradesh
Pin Code: 792110
Contact: Tel:3803 - 222240
IFSC Code: SBIN0005821
MICR Code: 786002523

HDFC Bank Ltd
HDFC Bank Ltd
Upper Market,
Sindu Complex
Lower Dibang Valley
Roing, Arunachal Pradesh
Contact: 1800 345 3333
IFSC Code: HDFC0002245
MICR Code: 786240501

Transport Services in Roing

The transport facilities in Roing is not a troubled one. Being one of those rare plain places in Arunachal Pradesh which is mostly a hilly region, transport and communication has been improved to a level especially in the recent times as tourism gave a boost to the town’s economy.

By Road:
Roing is connected to Tinsukia in Assam. Regular bus services are available from Tinsukia. One can also hire private vehicles or taxi services to reach Roing.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station to Roing is Tinsukia which is situated at a distance of 231 km.

By Air:
The nearest airport is Dibrugarh airport which is situated at a distance of 267 km. Helicopter services are also available in Roing. The helicopter services are provided by Pawan Hans Services whose services are available to all of north east. For helicopter services, visit website.

Distance of Roing from other cities

  • Tinsukia – 110 kms.
  • Dibrugarh – 151 kms.
  • Itanagar – 358 kms.
  • Tezu – 95 kms.
  • Denlo – 28 kms.
  • Chidu – 25 kms.
  • Koronu – 24 kms.
  • Rukmo – 24 kms.
  • Hunli – 96 kms.
For more info on Roing, visit its official website.

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