Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Thursday emphasized on exploiting the full hydropower potential of the state and said it will benefit the state and the nation equally.

The Governor was interacting with MoS for power RK Singh at Raj Bhavan.

Brig (Retd) Mishra during the interaction also stressed on solar energy projects for far-flung remote places of Arunachal.

“It will promote living amenities of the people and arrest the migration from the border areas to the city centres,” he said.

The Governor further requested for skill development and entrepreneurship centres for Arunachal Pradesh, where new innovative ideas will be imparted to the youth along with traditional expertise of the tribal communities.

“Such initiative will encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment amongst the youth and also preserve and protect the traditional arts and crafts,” he said.

MoS Singh on his part agreed to provide necessary assistance to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for promoting new ventures in the power and new and renewable energy, skill development and entrepreneurship.

Anirudha Kumar, joint secretary (Hydro), ministry of hydropower was present in the meeting.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

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