Prime Minister Narendra Modi, noted that the central government is set to spend Rs 50,000 crore in near future for the infrastructural development of Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Donyi-Polo Airport in Itanagar and dedicating the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station to the nation, PM Modi highlighted the pristine beauty of Arunachal Pradesh and its immense potential in the tourism sector.
He stressed the need for proper connectivity to remote areas of the state and remarked that 85% of hamlets in Arunachal Pradesh are connected with the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).
Citing the instance of highway construction in remote and inaccessible areas, he said that another Rs 50,000 crore will be spent on the development of infrastructure in the northeastern state.
“The development of the new airport will create huge opportunities in the field of cargo services. As a result, farmers of the state can now sell their produce to bigger markets,” – he stated.
Addressing a gathering at the airport, he also informed the gathering that the farmers are reaping the benefits of PM Kisan Nidhi in the state.
“We are working on mission mode to carry the development forward to every house and village in the state,” the PM said.
Recalling the colonial legislation which barred the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to harvest bamboo, he said that the government is striving to initiate strategies to abolish such norms.
He pointed out that “bamboo is part of the lifestyle of the state and its cultivation is helping the people of the region to export bamboo products all over India and the world.”
“Now you can cultivate, harvest and sell bamboo just like any other crop,” he added.