Source: News Bharati English25 Feb 2016 16:03:09

Itanagar, February 25: Taking into consideration the development of remote areas in the north east region of Arunachal Pradesh, Governor JP Rajkhowa on Wednesday emphasized on development of remote border areas in order to arrest the problem of migration to urban areas. While interacting with a delegation of Eastern Arunachal People’s Organization (EAPO) led by Obang Dai, a retired administrative officer, at Raj Bhawan, Rajkhowa sought area specific suggestions from the senior citizens for overall development of the State.To arrest the migration of people from border areas, the senior people must share their experiences and provide constructive suggestions so that developmental process reaches to the remotest villages, the Governor said. Later, the Governor also met two-member delegation of Apatani Youth Association (AYA) and advised the student to motivate the youth to take up self employment projects under Horticulture-Agriculture and allied sector.

Rajkhowa, who has been strongly advocating for harnessing this sector, said that the State has huge potential in horti-agri sector and the youth must be a partner in it. Responding positively to the memorandum submitted by the EAPO, the Governor said that effort will be there to address their grievances.

Regarding decentralization of administration and developmental processes, the Governor said that if Divisional Commissioners are posted, they must be in their place of posting, news agency The Arunachal Times report.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by AYA delegation regarding Advance Landing Ground, Ziro, the Governor said that he has already taken up the issue with Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and ministers concerned.

He opined that there must be civilian terminals for passenger service operations along with defence service facilities in all the upcoming ALGs of the State. Such facilities will enhance communication amenities to the people and tourism of the State.