PM Narendra Modi has assured wholehearted support from the Central Government for development of Arunachal Pradesh. He gave his assurance when Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
Prime Minister further emphasized on the importance of road, rail and air connectivity, 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.
Modi 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.
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.
Prime minister also accepted an invitation extended by Pema Khandu to visit Arunachal Pradesh possibly in the month of October or November next.