Arunachal: Khandu launches third leg of Arunachal Rising Campaign

Chief Minister laid the foundation for augmentation of water supply for Hapoli Township with capacity of 6.32 MLD.


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Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising Campaign here in a public function also attended by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, MLA Tage Taki and MLA Likha Saaya.

On the occasion, Chief Minister dedicated the Water Conservation Project and Eco-Tourism Resort to the people of Ziro located at Siikhe village. He said the water project will ensure easy availability of water for drinking and irrigation purposes, conservation, and development of eco-tourism site. The project built at the cost of Rs 4.5Cr is estimated to give an annual income of Rs 45 lacs benefitting 48 families, said the CM. He thanked the local community for donating land for such important project, which was donated under the banner of Siikhe Multipurpose Cooperative Society. CM assured to hand over the project site and eco-tourist lodge to the society to run the project on lease as gesture of appreciation.

Chief Minister further dedicated an Industrial Training Institute to the people of Lower Subansiri district. He inspected the newly constructed building and appreciated the quality work done by the RWD department. He said the work has been done meeting the project timeline, whose foundation was laid in November 2016 and urged the same to be emulated by other departments. He said the institute will initially begin its academic session with intake of around 70-100 students with 5 trades.

On the occasion, Chief Minister laid the foundation for augmentation of water supply for Hapoli Township with capacity of 6.32 MLD. He said the project was sanctioned after persuasion with the DONER ministry with agreement on Rs 20 crore funding under NESIDS and rest Rs 8 crore from the state government. He issued strict instructions to the executing agency PHED department to complete the project within two years and said by early 2020, the project should be completed for inauguration. He said the project will almost end the water woes of Hapoli Township and will be in service for 30 years.

Chief Minister later inaugurated the memorial gate of Dani Kunia Govt Hr Sec School of Ziro, which is named after the first Agency Councillor of NEFA, late Dani Kunia. He also unveiled the bust of late Dani Kania erected inside the school campus, which was followed by a dedication song in memory of the late leader. Chief Minister paid homage to late Dani Kunia and also met his family members.

A large public meeting followed the inaugural programme, where the Chief Minister launched the Arunachal Rising campaign. Speaking at the event, Chief Minister spoke on the achievements of the team Arunachal government in the field of education, health, connectivity, education etc. He also highlighted on the important flagships programmes under the state government and central government and spoke about the number of beneficiaries being benefitted under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme.

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