Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has urged the deputy commissioners of the districts to focus on the factors that will ensure the sustainability of any project developed by the government.
He was addressing the conference of deputy commissioners on sustainable development goals in Itanagar on September 24, 2021.
“Many good infrastructures have been developed by the government but due to non-sustainability of the project, they get damaged sooner or later,” the Deputy CM added.
He further informed that most of the government infrastructures are of North East Frontier Tract (NEFA) days and are in dilapidated conditions.
“These infrastructures need to be replaced and reconstructed at the earliest,” he further said.
He requested the Centre for providing a one-time special fund for the replacement and reconstruction of old infrastructure saying that a proposal in this regard had already been submitted to the Centre by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
“The state government has taken various reforms including administrative, financial and transparency, and we are also planning to bring-in more financial reform in connection with the movement of files for financial concurrence by fast-tracking the process given that all the check-lists provided by the Department of Planning and Finance are fully furnished,” Mein said.
The Deputy CM expressed hope that after the conference, DCs would be more focussed on their monitoring mechanism from the SDG perspective, as they are vital to steer the development process in their respective districts as they understand the unique issues and circumstances of their districts.
“The institution of the deputy commissioner continues to play a vital role in convergence and monitoring of all developmental activities in the state. The DC’s as team leaders should encourage and motivate their officers to ensure that the district targets are aligned with the SDGs. When the global SDGs are localised into district-specific targets, we will be able to achieve our commitments to the international community,” Mein said.