Itanagar : Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has suggested the Centre to put in concerted effort towards addressing the border issues under the Borer Area Development Programme.
The Governor, who has toured all the districts and visited last administrative centres on the international border, shared his observations with the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at New Delhi yesterday, an official release informed here today.
Besides discussing with her about recruitment of more youth from the State in the Armed Forces, the Governor requested the Defence Minister, who is doing a research on Idu Mishmi tribe, for her visit to the State and addressing the community’s social challenges, including marriage, taboos, culture practices and suicide cases. He also shared his concern and discussed about a holistic approach to the problems.
Mishra informed that after studying the problems during his tour to Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts, he had deputed a team of medical officers and psychiatrists to study the issues of the community.
During the meeting, the Governor expressed gratitude to the Defence Minister for initiating necessary steps to maintain peace and tranquillity in the frontier state and also addressing the basic needs of the local communities living in the border areas through Army units located in the frontiers. He also conveyed the goodwill of the people of the State for raising the second Arunachal Scouts Battalion, the release added.