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Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein on Thursday paid a visit to Wakro, one among the two administrative circles under 46-Chowkham Assembly Constituency which he now also represents as a legislator.

Addressing a meeting, Mein said that drastic changes have been witnessed in recent times particularly in road communication in the region and the State Government was committed to bring in more such developments in the near future.

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He informed that the present government is doing away with the parachuting of schemes which was on a top-down method and mostly involved individual projects.

“Now new policies for planning have been envisaged where the projects would be processed through proper channels and from the district level committee,” Mein said.

Responding to some of the memorandums submitted to him on the occasion, the deputy chief minister said that he is aware of those issues and would try to bring a solution to it through proper planning and prioritization.

Regarding the demand for upgrading of Wakro to an ADC headquarter, Mein said that though he is also interested to upgrade it into a full-fledged and independent ADC headquarter, however, infrastructures have to be developed first to facilitate the same.

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He also appreciated the fact that home stays of Wakro circle are gaining much popularity and said that other places should emulate the same.

Earlier Lohit district deputy commissioner Prince Dhawan and officers of various departments presented before the deputy commissioner the budget proposals of the district, and those of Wakro circle in particular for the fiscal year of 2019-20.

Those proposals were passed in the recently held district level committee meeting.

Mein on the occasion also released a video CD on homestays of Wakro circle prepared by deputy commissioner Dhawan and Lohit’s district tourism officer.

Earlier, he inaugurated the office of the Wakro Women Welfare Society and lauded the members for bringing transformational changes in the society.

The society was founded in the year 1997.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at:

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