ITANAGAR, Jan 7 - The four-day Winter Session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly commenced on Tuesday with the customary address by State Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd).
The Governor said that the State Government is working hard to achieve excellence in governance, quality education, better health services, progressive changes in agriculture and horticulture sectors, blue economy, employment generation, livelihood activities, ease of doing business, drinking water to all households by 2024, inter-tribe harmony, stable law and order, modernisation of the police force, social partnership, uninterrupted power supply, road and Internet connectivity, hydropower generation, profitable tourism, ecological balance and green cover.
To reduce the huge backlog in the road communication infrastructure, the Governor said that the State Government is adopting a comprehensive approach with better and new technologies for simultaneous building up of roadways, railways, airways, waterways and Internet-ways in the State.
Highlighting the ‘Chief Minister’s Comprehensive State Road Plan 2019-2024’, Mishra said this initiative would help improve 150 km of the Capital Complex road, upgrade important inter-State and inter-district roads to the specifications of the State highway, and all arterial roads in the district headquarters. All ADC headquarters will be connected under the Major District Road category and the majority of ADC and CO HQs will be connected by all-weather Other District Road category by the year, 2024.
The Governor said that in the interest of national security, and for the welfare of the people living in remote areas, the State Government is working on the 157-km strategic road project of Miao-Vijaynagar in Changlang district, in association with the Border Roads Organization under the PMGSY.
Informing that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by PM Modi, has approved of an expenditure of Rs 28,080 crore on pre-investment activities and various clearances for the 2,880-MW Dibang Multipurpose Project, which will be completed in nine years, the Governor said, “My Government will involve all stakeholders and take care of the dislocation of people, if any, and environmental degradation before the start of the project work.”
The Governor stated that the State has achieved 100 per cent household electrification under the Saubhagya Scheme and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Jyoti Yojana.