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Previous governments neglected Arunachal Pradesh, says PM Modi

The Ambitious Airport Project In The State Has Been Pending For Several Years Due To Controversies Over Site Selection.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 12 Feb 2019, 02:20:45 PM
From Itanagar, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Assam and Tripura. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Itanagar :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated several projects and laid the foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh his visit to the north-eastern state. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of a green field Airport at Hollongi near here, they said. The ambitious airport project in the state has been pending for several years due to controversies over site selection. Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in the country without a full-fledged airport. Initially, Karsingsa was selected as the site for the airport but owing to technicalities, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had asked the state government to find some other site.

“To benefit the farmers of the country, the BJP government proposed 'PM kisan samman nidhi' scheme in this year’s interim Budget. This scheme will benefit the farmers of the state. We are also working towards boosting organic farming in the state," PM Modi

We are emphasizing on power generation. Today 12 hydro electric projects of 110 MW were inaugurated which will not only help Arunachal Pradesh but also adjoining states : PM Modi

In the last two years, around 1000 villages have been connected through roads. The work of Trans Arunachal highway is also under progress. In an effort to connect all the capitals of North East states, Itanagar has also been connected with the Railways: PM Modi

We have launched Arunachal’s first dedicated TV channel, DD Arunprabha. It will give employment opportunities for the youth. The channel will give a boost to culture and custom of the state: PM Modi

The 50 health centers that were inaugurated today will provide health facility to residents of faraway places: PM

After connecting Itanagar to rail and road network, we are now connecting it with airways: PM

I would like to congratulate the state and the CM that every household here now has an electricity connection under 'Saubhagya' scheme. What Arunachal Pradesh achieved today will soon be achieved by the entire nation: PM Modi 

"We are trying that through UDAAN scheme, the people of the state can avail cheap flight services,” PM Modi in Itanagar

Working on the lines of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’, the BJP tried to develop the state: PM Modi

Tezu airport was built over 50 years but no govt envisioned to connect people of this state with other parts of the country. We expanded the airport by spending around Rs 125 crore : PM

The country can progress only when Northeast will progress,” said PM Modi.

PM also laid foundation stone for greenfield Hollongi Airport and permanent campus of FTII in Jote, Itanagar.

PM Modi today inaugurated DD Arun Prabha Channel, upgraded Tezu airport, 110 MW Pare hydroelectric project, 50 health & wellness centres in Itanagar.

Our govt allocated Rs 44,000 crore fund to Arunachal Pradesh which is double the amount provided by the previous govt : PM Modi

Previous governments neglected this state for decades but we are here to change this. New India can only be built if North East can be developed well: PM Modi 

"These gifts of Arunachal wasn’t used by the previous government. They neglected Arunachal,” alleged PM Modi.

“Arunachal has the gift of good water resources. It has the capability to generate electricity," says PM Modi. 

"We are working on projects worth over Rs 13 crore for Arunachal. These will improve transportation, health care and benefit the state,” said PM Modi.

In the last 55 months, NDA government and Pema Khandu government in Arunachal are taking every necessary step to make this state strong: PM Modi

“Arunachal is the land of rising sun. Arunachal gives strength to our resolves,” said PM Modi.

PM Modi lays foundation stone and inaugurates development projects at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

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First Published : 09 Feb 2019, 10:46:39 AM

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