Arunachal Guv during meeting
Arunachal Governor with officials during meeting. Image: Northeast Now

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has expressed serious concern over cases of land encroachment, particularly that of educational institutions by private individuals.

“Encroachers are trampling the future of the youths and this must not be allowed in a civilized society and well administrated State,” said the Governor.

Brig (Retd) Mishra on Friday chaired a meeting to discuss the encroachment issue at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar.

“It is a contagious epidemic and is done by educated and powerful people in high positions,” Mishra said.

“It is not just an administrative or police problem, but more of a social problem. Therefore, there should be social solution as well for it,” he added.

The governor called upon the people, particularly the leaders of the communities to socially tackle this serious and disturbing issue.

The governor also expressed concern on the wastage of food.

“In a country, where a major part of the population cannot afford two square meals, wastage of food is a social sin and should be stopped,” he said.

“Food albeit owned privately is a national property and as a law-abiding citizen, we cannot allow wastage of our national property,” the Governor added.

The governor further requested education minister Taba Tedir and the heads of the educational institutes to start a movement to stop wastage of food by educating the students.

He advised them to further sensitize the issue amongst the masses through the students.


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

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