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Arunachal Pradesh government approves 192 roads under PMGSY-III

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday approved a total of 192 roads under the phase three of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III) covering 25 districts in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh government approves 192 roads under PMGSY-III

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Nov 2021 3:42 AM GMT

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ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday approved a total of 192 roads under the phase three of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III) covering 25 districts in the state.

The approval came at the State Level Standing Committee (SLSC) meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar here. The committee approved a total of 192 roads with 1,375 kilometers length which would cover 78 blocks in 25 districts of the state, an official communiqué informed.

The road projects under PMGSY-III would be taken up on priority based on eligibility criteria. The Centre has set the date of completion for the PMGSY-III roads by March 2025.

The chief secretary advised the rural works department (RWD) to up the task of completing the roads by March 2024, a year ahead of the Centre's

PWD Commissioner Kaling Tayeng, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) K B Singh, Commissioner Padmini Singla, Finance Secretary Y W Ringu, Rural Development Secretary Amarnath Talwade, RWD Secretary N T Glow, PMGSY chief engineer D Nyodu and officials from the BRO attended the meeting.

The chief secretary during the day convened a virtual meeting with the deputy commissioners to take stock of various issues. Kumar directed the DCs to undertake intensive drive on Covid19 vaccination in their respective districts and to ensure that all the eligible persons are being inoculated with the second dose of the vaccine.

Kumar further directed the DCs to visit the health facilities and schools in their districts on regular basis to know the ground realities and to resolve the issues.

He also asked them to check whether the medical equipment procured last year were being installed properly in the health facilities and the quality of education imparted by the teachers.

Stating that the working period in Arunachal is only four-five months as the state witnesses rainfall throughout the year, the chief secretary directed the DCs to issue instructions to all the officers not to leave the place of posting without prior approval and to take disciplinary action if anybody found absent with approval.

Speaking on the economic growth of the Self Help Groups (SHGs), Kumar reiterated the policy of the State government to encourage the SHGs for economic activities and asked the DCs to fast track constitution of SHGs and make available to them the seed capital of Rs one lakh as assistance.

Taking serious note of drug abuses in various districts of the State, the chief secretary asked the district heads to come out with action plans to control, curb and reduce the menace.

Kumar added that the government would develop Namsai as a honey district of the state by encouraging apiculture in large scale which, would be extended to other districts on phased manner.

Kumar during the meeting also assured to address the issues raised by the DCs including installation of mobile towers at remote locations like Anjaw and other districts.

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