Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has expressed concern over the slow and unsatisfactory progress of the vital Miao-Vijoynagar road in Changlang district.

During a meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu at Raj Bhawan here on Saturday, the governor sought the speeding up of the projects slowed down in the state due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The governor and the chief minister also discussed the strict implementation of the Covid-19 protocols for the protection of the people.

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Appreciating Khandu for his commitment to the completion of the NH415 road project in Itanagar, the governor called for stringent measures in maintaining cleanliness in the state capital.

He said Itanagar, chosen as one of India’s Smart Cities, should be the best example in terms of cleanliness, health and hygiene, facility centres, internet and road communication.

The governor also suggested formulation of a concrete plan for the smooth execution of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

“As per the standard operating procedure, every frontline warrior must be given first preference,” Mishra said.

He also emphasized on new initiatives for employment generation through entrepreneurship in agriculture-horticulture and allied sectors, particularly apiculture and harnessing of sporting potentials of the state and strengthening law and order.

Khandu briefed the governor on various issues and programmes of the state government.

Road communication, competitive examinations, filling up of vacant posts, environment and forests, health, education and Panchayat elections were discussed in the meeting.

The governor and the chief minister also exchanged New Year greetings and expressed hope that the year will usher in peace, prosperity and extraordinary progress in all-round development in the state.


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