Dev above compensation exemplary | Eastern Arunachal needs to learn from Western: CM

TALIHA, Feb 13: People of western Arunachal should learn from eastern Arunachal where development is prioritized over seeking compensation, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said while addressing locals of Taliha constituency at Kodak village near here on Thursday.

Smooth connectivity to Itanagar and construction of road from Taliha to Tato were being delayed due to compensation issues, he said adding the community apex bodies (CABs) have been very effective in solving compensation issues and in convincing people to not hamper development process by demanding compensation.

Similarly, the CABs in western Arunachal can play effective role in expediting the development process as the GoAP always looks upon such bodies for its assistance in development  urged Upper Subansiri district people of to cooperate with the Govt to speed up development process.

Arunachal has huge potential in hydro, agriculture, mining and minerals but couldn’t tap to its full potential because ofown weakness to overcome shortcomings in policy decisions, bureaucracy and in exerting political will, he said sought cooperation of local MLAs and GoAP  officers in realizing full potential.  He urged local MLAs to prioritise schemes and called for a robust planning process. The MLA LAD funds will be increased for effective development in respective constituencies, he said.

An all party meeting will be called soon to decide whether the upcoming panchayat election will be fought on non-party basis and the decision will be based on its outcome, he disclosed.

Responding to public demand, he assured a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya School for the district, assured to take up expediting works on Tato-Taliha road by BRO.

Union MoS for Sports and Youth Affairs (I/C) Kiren Rijiju, Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo, MLA Nyato Rigia (Taliha), Rode Bui (Dumporijo) and Tanya Soki (Daporijo) were present. (CMO)

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