Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu ‘assures’ to look into Tuting district creation demand
ITANAGAR, July 27: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has reportedly assured to look into the demand for creation of ‘Tuting’ district when a delegation of Tuting District Demand Committee (TDDC) called on him at his office chamber here recently.
The TDDC informed that the Chief Minister after giving a patient hearing, assured that the proposal of having an independent Tuting district is “genuine” and the proposed district meets all the criteria for a district. He assured the delegation that his government shall look into the other administrative issues in regard to the demand.
Urging the citizens and representatives of TDDC to take forward such noble cause purely on developmental front and not to give it a political colour, Khandu emphasized that development is the first and foremost agenda of his government and that he shall not leave any stone unturned for development of the state and also for the creation of Tuting district, a press release informed here today.
Earlier, the TDDC delegation led by its chairman Nima Sangey and general secretary Allu Duggong submitted a one-point memorandum to the Chief Minister for the creation of a separate district for Tuting sub-division by bifurcating it from Upper Siang district. Health & Family Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister Alo Libang, also the local MLA of Tuting-Yingkiong constituency, also accompanied the delegates.
Sangey briefed the Chief Minister about the ‘long-pending’ demand of the citizens of Tuting sub-division for having a separate district and said that if created it would facilitate the much-needed speedy socio-economic development of the area and its people.
Spread over on area of 4,210 sq km along the China border, Tuting sub-division – inhabited by Adis, Membas, Khambas and Idu Mishmis – has five administrative circles namely, Gelling, Singa, Palling, Megging and Tuting with over 60 villages having more than 12,000 populations.