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Baririjo set to witness a new dawn of development

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Itagar, Jan 6: In his maiden visit to Upper Subansiri district on Thursday, Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu iugurated and launched a number of development projects to improve road connectivity and provide effective administration in the remote Dumporijo constituency. Dumporijo MLA Pakg Bage and Daporijo MLA Dikto Yekar along with several public leaders and local government officials welcomed the Chief Minister after he arrived at Maro helipad in the morning, an official report informed. The chief minister was accompanied by Health Minister Jomde Ke, BJP state president Tapir Gao, BJP tiol Secretary Ramesh Kadaganchi and former AAPSU leader Gumjum Haider in his visit to Baririjo.

On way to Baririjo on road from Maro helipad, Khandu launched the 21.51 km Maro-Baririjo PWD road to Riko village constructed under PGMSY scheme. The construction of the road commenced in 2013 at the cost of Rs 14 crore. He also launched the 36 km PMGSY road connecting Sie bridge point to Lebri village. Before proceeding for a public meeting at Baririjo, the chief minister iugurated the sub-divisiol office building at Hakte-Ripa, which was constructed under SPA during the fincial year 2014-15.

Khandu announced to fund various other road projects in the constituency of worth Rs 7.25 crores in the current fincial year with assurance to fund more in the next fincial year for the proposed schemes as submitted by Dumporijo MLA. Other projects such as 11kv LT lines for Hakte-Ripa SDO headquarters, construction of IB and a helipad at Sigi-Gusar were also assured.

The chief minister appreciated the development initiatives in Dumporijo achieved under MLA Bage within two years. He appreciated Bage’s initiative in maintaining transparency of all projects through records maintained by publishing booklets with detail information, which he said is a step taken for the first time by a legislator.

Khandu further appreciated the local legislator’s funding proposal for all the ongoing and proposed projects in Dumporijo constituency on 70:30 basis, according to which 70 per cent funding would be from CM’s discretiory funds and 30 per cent from MLA sources.

“This is a case heard for the first time, wherein normally legislators seek cent per cent funding on projects,” Khandu said. Regretting the recent political disturbance Khandu said that he had tried his best to take along all the legislators. For equal development of all constituencies, he said the state government had even sanctioned Rs 10 crore for each constituency.

The chief minister said since the state has scarce funds, the demands of the legislators sometimes become difficult to be met and he had only asked for time to fulfil their demands. He assured the people that the government was now stable and safe and stressed that for development, stability is essential and regretted that much time was lost in past political disturbances. Khandu said that with stability achieved, the state could smoothly move ahead towards development and could soon expect a fincial package from the Centre. He informed that during his last visit to New Delhi, he had met Union Fince Minister and had worked out on the proposals from the state for fincial assistance, the report added.

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