Itagar, February 3: DoNER Secretary R. Vijay Kumar arrived here on Monday on a four–day visit to the state to review the projects implemented in the state under the ministry, NLCPR and NEC.
Speaking at a sectoral review meeting with all heads of departments headed by the state’s Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi here, the DoNER secretary stressed on timely execution of the schemes and projects to benefit the common masses especially at the grass root, an official communiqué informed.
Calling upon the officers to prepare realistic projects and develop a mechanism for proper utilization of funds, he advocated for taking up of small projects for welfare of the beneficiaries or consumers.
“Short term schemes will ease the sufferings of the people and make them happy,” he added.
In the meeting attended by senior officers including commissioners, secretaries and directors of all departments implementing DoNER, NLCPR and NEC funded schemes, Kumar had a thorough review of all projects under various departments including Power, PHED, PWD, RWD, WRD, Horticulture, Animal Husbandary, Agriculture and allied sectors, the communiqué informed.
State Planning Secretary Som Chombay gave a brief presentation on the profile of the state highlighting key information covering socio–economic sectors, state health profile, infrastructure, literacy rate, agriculture, horticulture and projects under PM’s special package.
Earlier, the DoNER Secretary inspected the state Civil Secretariat and Assembly buildings.
Kumar later in the evening called on state governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and discussed issues relating to connectivity and other sectors which required special focus in the state.
The Governor emphasized that the ministry had to provide special focus on connectivity– road, railway and air connectivity in the state for all round development, a communiqué informed.
He said that lack of connectivity is the biggest hurdle to the development in the region and is holding up unlocking of the vast economic potential of the region.
Sharma suggested for up–gradation of state and district hospitals with DoNER’s support.
During his tour, Kumar would have physical inspection of some of the major DoNER funded projects including Sooch Bhawan at Papu llah, Water Supply Project at Yupia, Rangadi hydro power project, besides visiting Ziro and Tawang where he is supposed to hold meetings with the DCs and district officers, the communiqué added.