Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra Briefs PM Narendra Modi On Development Initiatives
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and briefed him about the proposed developmental activities to be initiated by the new government in the State.
The Governor briefed Modi regarding the developmental projects, including air communication, health and education sector in the state, an official communique said.
Dr Mishra apprised the Prime Minister on the challenges and aspirations of the people of the State and the mission of the recently sworn-in government. He also highlighted the importance of the ongoing projects which would immensely benefit the people of the frontier State.
Road, rail, air and internet communication, education, women and children, entrepreneurship, youth capacity building, health, infrastructure and security issues also came up during the meeting.
The Governor informed about the endeavour and commitment of the new government under the leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu for inclusive growth with the guiding philosophy of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas’ in both letter and spirit.
He said that the State Government would put its focus on the sectors of health, education, water, electricity, connectivity, infrastructure and security so that each and every individual of the state is able to unlock their potential and is provided with the opportunities for the same.
The Governor congratulated the PM and conveyed the goodwill of the people of the State to him, the communique added.
Mishra meets key union ministers: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Tuesday met several key ministers of the Union Government and discussed with them vital issues of the State. The Governor met Union External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and discussed about the Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati road and management of Border Haat at Pangsau Pass, in Changlang district.
The Governor highlighted that importance of the Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati Road. He said that during medical emergencies, when Sela Pass is closed due to snowfall, the alternate road will be a life-saving route for the people of Tawang, who otherwise get cut off from the rest of the world.
“Moreover, it shortens the distance by 131 km between Lumla and Guwahati which is an important factor for travel and movement,” Dr Mishra pointed out.
The Governor said that the road alignment is already in existence except for small portion of approximately 12 km road, which needs to be paved.
He requested the minister to accord special priority for border trade at Nampong, near Pangsau Pass.
He recalled the Minister that a MoU was signed between Myanmar and India in 2012, which needs to be taken forward with the change of time and international situation.
The Governor also met Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal discussed about improving the education scenario of the State.
He briefed the minister about the educational environment in the state and its challenges.
Later the Governor met DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed on growth and progress of the region.
They had a threadbare discussion on ‘Act East’ policy and trade relationship with South East Asia through Myanmar as also about the Central Service Cadre management in Arunachal Pradesh, a press release informed here today.
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