Source: News Bharati English25 Jul 2016 15:47:00

New Delhi, July 25: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s 7 Race Course residence on Sunday. During the meeting, Prime Minister has assured wholehearted support from the Central Government for development of the north eastern state of Arunachal.

In a fruitful discussion for over 30 minutes, the Prime Minister further emphasized on the importance of connectivity through road, rail and air to usher all-round development in the State. Cutting across party lines, he underscored that development of the state should not suffer at any cost.
Drawing attention of the PM towards the current issue of floods creating havoc in the region, the Chief Minister elaborated on the grim situation in more than 24 villages severely affected covering four districts of Arunachal Pradesh– Changlang, Lohit, Namsai and Lower Dibang Valley. He requested the Prime Minister to depute an inter-ministerial team for immediate assessment of flood damages for further necessary action. Pema, meanwhile, extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Arunachal Pradesh possibly in the month of October or November next, which Modi accepted.

A press release from the Chief Minister's office stated that Khandu requested the Prime Minister to depute an inter-ministerial team for immediate assessment of flood damages for further necessary action. Pema, meanwhile, extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Arunachal Pradesh possibly in the month of October or November next, which Modi accepted.

PM Modi also advised that the new Government must work towards making Arunachal Pradesh an Organic State and focus on prominent sectors of Tourism and Hydro Power that need to be harnessed sustainably. The Prime Minister also laid emphasis on Digital Governance.