MoMA sanctions Rs. 35 Cr GoI share to GoAP: Rijiju

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, July 09: Union Parliamentary Affairs & Minority Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday approved Rs. 35 crore for GoAP as central Govt share while chairing a review meeting of centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs) with Chief Minister Pema Khandu and DCMr Chowna Mein in presence of Union Commerce & Industries Minister Piyush Goyal.

The GoAP has been directed to make a Geo-tagging of all  CSSs/projects which are incomplete within a month, Rijiju said  while interacting. The CM then assured to complete the geo-tagging within a month.

Pointing out that the state has unique and vast geographical topography, he said relaxation would be given to those areas where CSSs are not feasible on population and geographical jurisdiction criteria.

“Since I am holding a flexible ministry led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top priority would be given to NE development, Arunachal in particular,” Rijiju said.

Arunachal Frontier Highway project to connect all the remote border areas along Indo-China border has been approved and tender for DPR has been initiated, including for Trans-Arunachal Highway which was delayed due to land compensation issues and the DPR for Industrial corridor road along Arunachal-Assam border is also under progress, he informed.

Approval for up-gradation of play ground of Changlang district has been sanctioned, he said and assured for spot verification of all ongoing CSS projects of the state after monsoon.

Responding to the queries of journalists, he said that under Ministry of MA (MoMA) many schemes have been initiated, including  ensure education opportunities, economic equivalent and employment, recruitment of jobs in GoAP &  GoI and improving living standard of minority communities.

No one has been left behind by the present GoI, especially for the entire notified minority communities, like Christians, Slikhs, Jains, Muslim, Buddhists and Parsis, he said.

When asked by this daily, how is the MoMA facilitating border trade opportunities between Arunachal Pradesh with neighboring countries, Rijiju said, “since there is no international trade route for the state with other countries, he would be looking into the matter to facilitate international trade, especially for export and import of spices items.”

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