Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra thanked the central government for their overwhelming support to the state by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent visit to the state.
The Budget session in the Arunachal Assembly which started today will be concluded on March 15.
Addressing the session in the Assembly at Naharlagun the governor said that this is the first time after independence that the northeast region has been given priority by the central government.
He said that elimination of poverty, creation of employment avenues providing high quality education and health care facilities have been the priorities of the government.
He said that the government had zero tolerance to indiscipline and corruption .In his speech he informed that next two months would witness the commissioning of the Kameng and Pare hydro electric Project which would be generate 710 mw power in the state.
“My Government has been in active dialogues with Assam which will see the work resumed on the stalled Lower Subansiri Hydro electric Project soon . The Aalo-Pasighat-Roing-Tezu 132 KV transmission line has been commissioned. This has significantly altered the power situation in the eastern districts of the state.
“ My government will be addressing the problem in a comprehensive manner by using effective counter measures to check poppy cultivation and insurgents’ unlawful activities. We would also create more employment opportunities and alternative cash crop cultivation and de-addict the youth who have gone awry. I have personally spoken to the Union Defence Minister, seeking support for greater recruitment of youth, especially from these areas into the armed forces. The army authorities have been very receptive and positive. I am sure over the next few months we shall see an additional Arunachal Scout Battalion being raised and a large number of youth joining the Indian Army, he added .
Last year we created a New District – Kamle with its district headquarter at Raga. My Government has resolved the long pending Lower Siang District issue and made it functional.
He also stated that the much awaited Bogibeel Bridge will be commissioned this year. The Sela Tunnel has been given a ‘go-ahead’ by the Central Government. This will considerably shorten the travel time and distance to Tawang.
The Trans – Arunachal Highway Project has since made rapid progress. Rail connectivity has improved significantly. A few days ago a second train from Naharlagun to New Delhi was flagged off. In the coming months under the UDAN scheme, airports at Tezu and Pasighat will become operational. My government will be pursuing the project for a civilian airport at Hollongi with the Central government, he added.