Source: News Bharati English06 Oct 2016 09:53:32
New Delhi, October 6: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu called on Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi and discussed wide range of issues related to various centrally supported developmental projects in the State.
While assuring of every possible help from the Centre, Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized to the Chief Minister to explore the vast potentials of Arunachal Pradesh which had remained unexplored over the years. He said that the tourism industry and food processing avenues in the State required special attention.
Pointing out to the special priority given to the State, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Arunachal Pradesh had emerged on the rail map of India and the work on rail network expansion is going on at fast track. He also impressed upon the Chief Minister to cooperate for expediting the project to set up an airport at Itanagar, which is an urgent need of the hour for promoting connectivity which in turn will promote trade and tourism.
Another pending project that Dr Jitendra Singh referred to is to set up a Film & Television Institute at Arunachal Pradesh which had been announced in the Union Budget soon after the Shri Modi Government took over. He said, once this institute comes up, it will help in exploiting the State’s scenic attributes through both cinema as well as tourism.
Calling for expediting the process of sending DPRs and UCs, Dr Jitendra Singh said, these procedures have already been simplified and the State Government should make the best use of the revised guidelines.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed his appreciation for the keen interest taken by Dr Jitendra Singh in his capacity as DoNER Minister and said that because of his personal follow-up, there was visible movement in the progress of various projects.