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Pario calls for concerted efforts by stakeholders for development

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Itagar, Dec 3: The Centre has not yet sanctioned funds according to detailed project reports (DPRs) submitted by the PWD and whatever funds were sanctioned, it has already been provided to the executing departments, said PHED and Water Sanitation minister Takam Pario.

Pario disclosed this while addressing the locals during an interaction meeting held here at the premises of the under construction Government Model Degree College on Friday, an official communiqué informed here today. The programme was also held to interact with the local population of the ngbia Village who are the land donors of the still under Construction College, a press release informed.

Stating that the administrative block of the college was completed and various drains, culverts and approach road to the college campus were also constructed, Pario appealed to the public not to come down to Itagar with delegations but instead to invite him to their villages so that he could see grievances of the villagers hands on and work towards solving those grievances. Development cannot take place without the active and honest involvement of all the stake holders or without any kind of discrimition amongst them, he said.

The minister further announced funds to the tune of Rs 1 lakh each for three water tank at Tabyang, Kusuk and Langbia gram segments. To solve the problem of water supply at the college campus, more funds to the tune of Rs 50 lakh and further Rs 50 lakh more for electricity connection to the campus was also announced.

Pario also promised to continue to put his effort towards people friendly schemes and development plans. Earlier, putting forth the grievances of the local people and also representing the land donors of the college, one ngbia Dugu apprised the minister of the degrading condition of the college buildings, construction of which had been already completed as the first phase of construction within an amount of Rs 2 crore.

However, he said due to non-functioning of the college and lack of group C and D staffs to take care of the buildings, the college premises and its buildings are being destroyed by unknown people. Dugu further appraised Pario of the lack of water supply not just at the college premises but also at the village, and that the villagers were themselves locally maging the water supply in the village through local means, the communiqué added.

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