Arunachal Governor urges for border infrastructure development

Itanagar/New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Newly appointed Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra on Friday called for a composite package for infrastructure development along the international border in the north-eastern state, official sources said.

Mishra, a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army, was addressing the 48th Governors Conference at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.

He said that Arunachal Pradesh is a border state in which India shared a long boundary with Bhutan, China and Myanmar. “There is an urgent need to focus on development of socio-economic infrastructure in border villages. People of these villages serve a vital purpose of keeping the border intact,” the Governor said.

The Army veteran drew attention to internal security problems in the state’s eastern part and emphasised the need for more focus on developmental activities in the demarked disturbed areas.

“… there is a requirement of a comprehensive package for development of three districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding,” he said.

Underscoring the lack of private jobs in the state, the Governor called for setting up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in each district to facilitate startups.

The two-day 48th Conference of Governors was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday.

As many as 27 Governors and three Lt Governors of States and Union Territories are participating. Administrators of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as well as Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep are special invitees.

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