Pema Khandu Focuses on the Development Agenda of the State
Publish Date : 30/05/2018
Roing, May 29: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on a 2 days tour of the Lower Dibang Valley district, addressed the people of the Dambuk Subdivision focusing on the development agenda of the state government. He emphasised on the policy of the state government to decentralise planning and policy making at the district level, with inputs to be taken from all sections of the society, which will aid in development reaching all parts of the state.
Pema Khandu informed the public about the increase in revenue generation of the state from Rs 927.18 crores in 2015-16 to Rs 1598.49 crores in 2017-18 and attributed the approx Rs 700 crores increase to good governance and regaining of a good work culture. He also spoke about the appointment of a Lokayukta in the state and the need to root out corruption by saying that there would be no compromise on corruption and advised all to stay away from corrupt practices.
Stating that the foothill areas of the state have a lot of potential for agriculture, he advised all to avail of the state government’s flagship programmes on agriculture; the CM’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana to create agriculture development society for a flexible resource base at district level, CM’s Krishi Samuh Yojana to establish 50 farmers producers organisations across the state, establishment of a research and development centre for orange at Roing and establishment of 6 wholesale markets in various places of the state, amongst others. The CM added that with the opening of the Dhola Sadiya bridge, the connectivity of the area to the outside world had improved and would further improve with the coming of the railway lines. This enhanced connectivity would in turn increase marketing avenues for the agricultural products grown in the area.
Tapir Gao,State President ( BJP) during his address emphasised on the need of the community to regulate and contribute in the proper functioning of schools to improve the education scenario of the area. He also spoke about the importance of preserving ones traditions and culture.
Dr. Mohesh Chai, Minister Agriculture, Horticulture,Animal Husbandry & veterinary recalled the days when the area was termed ‘Kalapani’ due to its inaccessibility and congratulated the people on the completion of the bridge over the Dibang river. He hoped that development to the area would be fast paced with the improved connectivity. The Minister also expressed his pride over the fact that oranges from the area was being exported outside the country.
Dr. Mohesh Chai informed the public about the government’s policies to promote the agriculture and allied sector through export promotion subsidy for oranges, integrated pack houses to be set up at Dambuk and Pasighat, large cardamom auction and collection centres to be set up at Kimin, Namsai and Bhalukpong, CM’s Krishi Rinn Yojana, oil palm and rubber subsidy etc.
Parliamentary Secretary and MLA Dambuk, Gum Tayeng placed a memorandum of demands to be considered by the government. It included important points like the Bizari Paglam road connectivity, double lane road from Bomjir to Paglam, Sissar river flood control work to protect agriculture and horticulture lands, Sine river flood control etc. DC Mitali Namchoom gave an account of the problems plaguing the area and requested the consideration of the state government in its solution.
The day saw the laying of foundation stone for a Multipurpose Cultural Centre, New Government Higher Secondary School complex and a 100 bedded Girl’s Hostel at Dambuk. The CM also visited the 14 km bridge site and Patsing site.