In real sense the sun seems to have arisen in the land of rising sun in Arunachal Pradesh. On Thursday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his development trip to Arunachal Pradesh has announced Rs 10,000 crore worth development project in the is eastern state of India.
Hailing Arunachal as “Our land of rising sun,” Manmohan Singh said, “The sun kisses India first in Arunachal Pradesh and it is my sincere hope that like the sun Arunachal Pradesh will also rise from the east as a new star and become one of the best regions of our country.”
Prime Minister laid the foundation of six projects, including 3,000 MW Dibang power project, 110 MW Papumpare Project, a rail link between Itanagar and Harmuti, water supply projects for Itanagar and Naharlagun and also laid the foundation of new Secretariat building in Itanagar.
The mega package also include a Rs 5,500 crore 1,840 trans Arunachal Pradesh highway that stretch from Tawang to Mahadevpur.
A brand new airport in Itanagar and reopening of airports at Pasighat, Along, Daporijo, Ziro and Tezu was also announced.
He stressed on four major areas where work has to be done including connectivity, infrastructure, educational and healthcare facilities, and economic development.
Dr. Singh said, “Arunachal Pradesh was a favourite of two of our beloved leaders, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. If Indiraji created Arunachal Pradesh, Rajivji granted Statehood to it.”
But amidst all the projects and development issues Prime Minister remained tight lipped about the Beijing claim on Tawang. BJP unit from Arunachal Pradesh criticised PM’s trip saying he changed his route after being pressurised by China as a visit to Tawang was on the card.
This state endowed with nature’s beauty faces lots of problem without infrastructure and financial resources. Usually a peaceful state but matter such as Chakma –Hajong refujee (from Bangladesh) do create problem occasionally.
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