If Armed forces buy locally, this will enable the huge market for the farmers and businessmen of Arunachal Pradesh- Pema Khandu.
Arunachal has presence of more than 2 lakhs military personnel and paramilitary forces, which can be thought of as huge market for selling local produce and goods, said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Khandu stated this, in his speech during the inauguration of 10th Maitree Diwas at Tawang on Wednesday.
He informed that in his upcoming visit to New Delhi, he will meet with Defence and Home Ministry to work out a medium for the armed forces to buy locally. This will enable the local farmers and businessmen to find huge market within Arunachal and also overcome the middlemen menace in selling their produce, said Khandu.
The Matree Diwas festival was first started by former CM late Dorjee Khandu in 2004 from Gyangkhar village. He said the bonhomie shared by the Indian Army and the locals in Tawang is exemplary and must be emulated elsewhere in the state too.
He credited the Indian Army including the central paramilitary forces for making major contribution in making Tawang as the global tourist hotspot besides efforts from the state govt and the central govt.
Khandu said Arunachal has huge potential for growth but is deprived of foreign funding from international financial institutions due to objection from China. He said Arunachal is the lone state facing such fund blockade taking toll in its economy – but can be overcome by taking advantage of huge presence of Indian Armed Forces and central paramilitary forces in the state.