Arunachal: Budget session of APLA begins

Itanagar

Politics must be fought on the electoral field, but it must never be allowed to come in the path of development and progress of the people- said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra today in his inaugural speech of budget session of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly ( APLA ).

“This is for the first time in the history of independent India that the north eastern region has been given so much attention at the highest level of the Central government,” the governor said in his address.

Urging the legislatures, he said  “our state has high hope from this government led by young and enthusiastic Chief Minister  and the youth of the state has great expectation from the members of this House as well.

Expressing concern over the recent cases of assault on girls, the governor said that the society should develop an inviolable respect for women.

The state government will take concrete steps for creating a more conducive environment for safety, protection and progress of the girl child.

“Equally, the government will create effective system to address cases of women in distress and to provide support and counselling to families in their difficult times, he said.

He said over the next two months the state would witness the commissioning of the Kameng and Pare hydro electric projects which would generate 710 MW in the state. Rural electrification in the remote parts of the state is also being done under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramjyoti Yojana and by April end the government aims to achieve the gigantic task of cent per cent rural electrification,” he said. “The Aalo-Pasighat-Roing-Tezu 132 KV transmission line has been commissioned. “This has significantly altered the power situation in the eastern districts of the state, he said.

The governor added that the government would address the problem of opium menace in the eastern districts in a comprehensive manner by using effective counter measures to check poppy cultivation and insurgents activities.

We will create more employment opportunities and alternative cash crop cultivation and de-addict the youth who have gone awry, he added.

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