Highway projects worth Rs 44,000 crore sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu


Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the union ministry of road, transport and highways has approved sanction of additional 2500 kms of highways for the state worth Rs 44000 crore.

Khandu projected eight pillars of focus for overall development of villages of the state that would also curb migration of rural folk to urban areas – health, education, connectivity, electricity, livelihood, agriculture, sanitation and water supply. Citing these as the key areas of focus, Khandu informed that the state government is chalking out a broad plan to work on these and empower all villages of the state in coming years.

Attending the Golden Jubilee celebration of Biru village in West Siang district here today, Khandu said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been giving special attention to empower villages through so many centrally sponsored schemes and programs, with which the state government is dovetailing its own schemes so that villagers of Arunachal avail maximum benefit.

He said that once the mentioned eight areas of focus – proper health facility, quality education, all weather connectivity, 24×7 power supply, sustainable livelihood, economically viable agriculture, sanitation and hygiene and potable water supply to each household – is achieved, villages and villagers will be empowered.
“The most important unit of our country is a village. Only when our villages are empowered, the country will develop. Arunachal’s identity is in our villages,” Khandu said.

Expressing concern over migration of people from villages to urban towns and cities, Khandu said if this is not checked one by one the state’s villages will disappear and so would the distinct cultural identity of the state.

“We are committed to ensure that all our villages are empowered with all facilities so that they continue to thrive,” he assured.

Khandu urged gram panchayat leaders, gaon buras and village elders to closely monitor all schemes and programs being implemented in their respective villages and ensure quality of work and its timely completion.

He expressed happiness on knowing that Biru village, established 50 years ago, has preserved the rich cultural heritage of the Galos. He commended that the entire village of 50 plus households are 100% followers of the indigenous Donyi Polo faith.

“Galos are the torchbearers of the state with perhaps the largest number of government employees. Other communities look up to you. You have the responsibility to lead from the front and set examples for others to follow,” he said.

On road connectivity, Khandu assured that all under construction portions of the Trans Arunachal Highway in the district will be completed by next year. He informed that the target has been conveyed to the concerned department and contractors and that his office will be closely monitoring.

He also informed that the union ministry of road, transport and highways has approved sanction of additional 2500 kms of highways for the state worth Rs 44000 crore.

Responding to a one-point memorandum submitted by the villagers, Khandu assured that funds for construction of a village playground would be released within this financial year.


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