PM inaugurates Rs 4K cr projects in Arunachal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Feb 2019 08:57:28



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated and laid foundation stone of projects in Arunachal Pradesh worth over Rs 4,000 crore and said his Government was giving a lot of importance to improve connectivity in the sensitive border State. Addressing at function at IG Park here, he said his Government was giving importance to improve the highway, railway, airway and power situation in Arunachal Pradesh, which was neglected by the previous Governments.

Terming the State “pride” of the country, Modi said it is the gateway of the nation as it guards the frontier. It is the duty of the Government to develop the State at any cost, he said.

“Arunachal is a symbol of faith for the country as it gives us strength. The people used to greet each other with ‘Jai Hind’ and I salute the people for their patriotism,” the Prime Minister said adding, India will develop only if Arunachal and the entire northeast develops, he said.
“In the past 55 months, I have paid several visits to Arunachal Pradesh and today inaugurated and laid foundation of projects worth over Rs 4,000 crore,” he said. The Prime Minister  said work is going on for  projects worth Rs 13,000 crore in the State and alleged that the previous regime neglected the northeast region. Modi added that his Government has allocated Rs 44,000 crore for the region which is double of the previous UPA Government.

The previous Governments did not care about youth and border security, he claimed.  Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated an upgraded and retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district at a worth of Rs 125 crore through remote at a function at IG Park here. Terming tourism as a money spinner for the State, the Prime Minister said that with the coming up of the greenfield airport and rail network, the industry would flourish and many unemployed youth would get employment opportunities.

The PM laid the foundation stone of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. It will provide all weather connectivity to Tawang Valley for civilians as well as security forces. The tunnel will reduce travel time to Tawang by an hour and boost tourism and related economic activities in the region. He inaugurated the new Doordarshan 24-hours channel.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi also dedicated to the nation the 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant. Modi also declared 100 per cent household electrification in Arunachal Pradesh under Saubhagya Scheme.

He also laid the foundation stone for a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Jote. Loin loom weavers recieve support from PM: THE loin loom of Arunachal Pradesh received much-needed support when Modi reviewed a set of loin looms set up in a gazebo in the front lawns of Raj Bhavan at Itanagar on Saturday.