Hailing the BJP government’s budget presented on Friday, State BJP termed it as the Historic and most forward looking budget ever presentation in the hallowed hall of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The ruling party congratulated the Hon’ble Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Chowna Mein and hosts of officials including Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Finance Commissioner.
‘It is historic budget that has taken care of the present and future needs of the cross section of society. Be it farmers or students or for that matter, rural and urban settlers and even for the government employees, this budget has ensured social safety for all,’ said beaming state BJP President Tapir Gao while adding that futuristic digitization in governance and farming to preservation and promotion of age old art and culture has been optimally addressed.
Asserting that this budget has unveiled the biggest asset of the sparsely populated state, Gao said, ‘Our huge land banks that poor and rich owned in abundance never had any real commercial value but change in land lease policy as announced means that everyone would have access to capital from banks.’ Further, he added that “access to capital by cross section of society” as the “game-changer” that would lead to entrepreneurial enterprises which in turn would address the mounting unemployment challenge.
BJP Chief Gao hailed the budget for unprecedented focus given to horti –agriculture sectors that would make Arunachal Pradesh as “Fruit Bowl of India” sooner than later. ‘It is long over due which the successive government had ignored but the present ruling BJP government would play by the state’s natural strength,’ said Gao while adding that we must play with multi-pronged approaches and we should not limit ourselves to just tourism or hydropower. ‘There’s a limit to impact on lives and livelihoods in these two sectors but agriculture and horticulture is all relevant across the length and breadth of the frontier state,’ he added.
He also complimented the state government for seamless integration with the Modi led government’s agendas on infrastructural growth plan and for living upto PM Modi’s philosphy of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”.