Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday while taking note of the slow pace of development in Longding district said that ‘Team Arunachal’ government has initiated several reforms, which is aimed at fighting disparity in development. Inaugurating the circle headquarters of Chubam circle in the district, Khandu said the very purpose of his visit to the district was to hear from the people and their aspirations for development.
He informed that the government has launched the staff selection Board to ensure equity and fair selection in govt jobs, an official communiqué informed.
Informing about the status of projects being executed under Special Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF), Non Lapsable Cntral Pool of Resources (NLCPR), North East Council (NEC), North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme” (NESIDS) in Kanubari constituency of the district, Khandu said he is working with local MLA Gabriel D Wangsu to bring more such schemes for the constituency. The chief minister congratulated the people of Chubam circle for the new circle headquarters during his
address in a public meeting. “I am happy for the people of Chubam circle that finally their dream to have a circle headquarters is fulfilled today,” said Khandu and informed that the circle headquarters was first given go ahead during former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
He also informed that it was Dorjee Khandu who had approved the creation of Longding district curved out from Tirap district. The chief minister assured that manpower shortage in the newly created circle headquarters would be fulfilled soon. He assured to immediately sanction for creation of posts for the circle office.
Responding to a memorandum, Khandu assured to sanction fund for construction of economic road along Tissing and Tissa river bank within this year and informed that PWD had been instructed to carry out the survey.
He said the road when completed would boost economic activity in the circle, which is the largest producer of betel nut in the district along with high quality production of agriculture and horticulture crops. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam and state BJP President Tapir Gao also accompanied the chief minister.