Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the Zhangdongrong Mini Hydel project of 2×500 KW capacity near Dirang in West Kameng district of the State.
The mini-hydel constructed by the State Hydro Power Development Department will supply power to about 19 villages in the area.
Later addressing a gathering at Dirang, Khandu said that the revenue generated by the State Government in the last few years has been outstanding and the increment trajectory every financial year has been exponential.
While asserting the State Government’s commitment to plug revenue loopholes and streamline financial transactions, Khandu said that the measures adopted resulted in increased revenue generation of Rs 1253 crore last financial year compared to Rs 900 crore under the previous regime.
“We generated Rs 300 crore more than the previous year immediately after we came to power. This financial year we generated Rs 1600 crore and in the next (2018-19) we aim to cross Rs 2000 crore. Such a growth trajectory has never been witnessed in the state since its inception,” he said.
Khandu assured that the money is being judiciously and equally utilized for development projects in every Assembly constituency and the districts.
He also said sufficient funds under SIDF are being distributed to each assembly constituency – irrespective of party affiliation of the incumbent MLA – first to complete all unfinished projects and then take up new projects.
Earlier, Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary for Hydro Power Development, assured to provide a transformer so that uninterrupted power is supplied to the villages.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju laid the foundation stone for a Rs 18 crore Tchang Ringbu RCC bridge in presence of the Chief Minister and Parliamentary Secretaries Phosum Khimhun, Kumsi Sidisow and Phurpa Tsering.