‘Politics must be fought on the electoral field but it must never be allowed to come in the path of development and progress of the people’
From our correspondent
Itagar, March 9: Aruchal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Friday exhorted the legislators to shun political differences and to work collectively for the development and progress of the landlocked State.
“Politics must be fought on the electoral field but it must never be allowed to come in the path of development and progress of the people,” the Governor said in his customary address during the eight-day Budget session of the State Assembly. Stating that the State Government’s path of policy formulation is democratic, participatory and inclusive,
Mishra said elimition of poverty, creation of employment avenues, provision of high-quality education and healthcare facilities are the priorities of the Government.
The Governor said that Prime Minister rendra Modi, during his recent visit to the State, had assured the unstinted support of the Centre towards the development of the State. “This is for the first time in the history of independent India that the northeastern region has been given so much attention at the highest level of the Central Government,” he added.
Referring to the programmes and policies of the State Government, the Governor said the Government is committed to zero tolerance towards indiscipline and corruption from any government functiory irrespective of rank and appointment. He said the Border Area Development programme has given a massive push to create social and economic infrastructure, which would eble the villagers to live a life of dignity and comfort.
He said that within the next two-months the State would witness the commissioning of the Kameng and Pare hydroelectric projects which would add another 710 MW generation capacity in the State.
“My government has been in an active dialogue with Assam which will see the resumption of work on the stalled Lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project soon. The Aalo-Pasighat-Roing-Tezu 132 KV transmission line has been commissioned. This has significantly altered the power situation in the eastern districts of the State,” Mishra said.