FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Feb 7: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured Aruchal Pradesh of ensuring smooth fund flow from the Centre but cautioned that all the developmental funds should be judiciously utilised for welfare of the people.
“My dream is to make Aruchal Pradesh the number one state in the country. Aruchal is blessed with abundant tural resources and what we need is planned development and concerted efforts from all the sections of the people cutting across political line to realize the dream,” he said while addressing the people on the occasion of Boori Boot Yullo festival at Raga in Lower Subansiri district on Saturday, an official release informed here today.
On learning that Raga constituency had not received any funds under State Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF), the union minister said that the state government had to ensure uniform distribution of funds to all constituencies.
He asked Raga MLA Tamar Murtem to prepare estimates for infrastructural development for Raga and submit it immediately. He also assured to provide road connectivity to all the villages of the constituency constituency by 2019.
Rijiju while highlighting the activities undertaken by the Delhi Police to protect north eastern people informed that Delhi police would recruit more people from Aruchal and other northeast states for better security of the people from the region.
The minister appealed to the people to cooperate with the district administration to clear the compensation issues against Trans Aruchal Highway as soon as possible saying, good roads, good connectivity would bring in the much needed development in the area.
Rijiju while advocating for preservation of tribal culture and tradition said, “Our culture is our identity and we should actively preserve it in all possible manner. Our students studying outside Aruchal and abroad have a special responsibility to practice and preserve our traditions and culture. Lets us be modern in our thoughts, but still be rooted to our traditions.”
“We are lucky that we stay in a state that has such a vibrant culture. People visit us to witness our varied festivals. I take pride speaking about my state wherever I go. Beside economic development of the state, developing an identity for the state is as important,” Rujiju added.