ITANAGAR, May 21: Arunachal Pradesh should take a lead in strengthening five pillars – economy, infrastructure, technology-driven system, vibrant demography and demand – of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB, self-reliant India) as referred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra said on Thursday.
Taking advantage of limited population, the state could go extra mile by fully utilizing supply-demand chain; Dr Mishra told Mein when he called on him at Raj Bhavan here to disucss on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat initiatives, anti-COVID-19 measures and construction of Miao-Vijoynagar road.
He advocated giving stress on high potential agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and dairy development sectors, particularly in kiwi, fruits, floriculture and ornamental fish culture to end dependence on outside supply. He also advised to allocate adequate fund for skill development and promotion of entrepreneurship.
Dr Mishra, who donated 30% of his monthly salary for a year to boost fight against COVID-19, enquired about quarantine centres, financial provision and security while suggesting to bring back all those stranded outside by following prescribed standard operating procedures.
They also discussed about Mioa-Vijoynagar Road restoration for economic prosperity of the remote Vijoynagar area and protection of the treasured flora and fauna of Namdapha National Park. Earlier, Mein briefed the GoAP initiatives of ANB and to fight the pandemic.