The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to develop three model villages along the Indo-Tibet border.

The government has undertaken a pilot project with an allocation of Rs 30 crore to boost development along the border.

According to the report, Rs 30 crore pilot project for developing three model villages along the border is a part of the Rs 131 crore diverse projects proposed in the state budget for 2021-22.

The official said that under the pilot project, one village each in the border areas of Eastern, Central and Western Arunachal Pradesh would be developed as a model village with all basic facilities and infrastructure, including good roads.

Mein told the ongoing budget session of the assembly that the development of border villages remained an important priority of the state government.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the past years, we have witnessed an unprecedented focus on border area infrastructure development, including road connectivity. The comprehensive development of border villages would be continued with good road connectivity, power, water supply, health, and education,” he said.

In the budget for the next fiscal (2021-22), the government proposed Rs 38 crore for the department of indigenous affairs for preserving the indigenous way of life, Rs four crore for the preservation of indigenous heritage centres in a phased manner and Rs 40 crore for the construction of tribal cultural centres.

The central government has approved the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for developing highways along the frontiers.

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