ITANAGAR, Jan 11 - In a major move to curb migration of people living along the border areas, the Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to develop 53 border villages as ‘model’ villages under the Border Area Development Programme.
This was disclosed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu when Maj Gen Bhaskar Kalita, GOC, 56 Infantry Division, Likabali, along with Brig A K Borah called on him here this evening.
“Development of these villages will be as per the perspective plan to be framed by Deputy Commissioners in consultation with commanding officers posted in the respective areas,” Khandu said.
It was also decided to take up the foot suspension bridges and staging huts along the patrolling routes as per priority to be fixed by the Army under BADP during the next financial year, he informed.
Major General Kalita informed the Chief Minister about the forthcoming Army recruitment rally being held at Likabali for the Arunachal youths from February 2 to 8 and the trainings being provided to aspiring candidates at various locations of the state.
The GOC requested the State Government’s support to conduct similar rallies in various places of the state at least once in two-three years for the benefit of local youths.