Yet another major developmental project is getting stalled due to the obstacle created by the local citizen. The proposed site for the upcoming AYUSH Medical College at Tezu has been encroached by the locales which has put huge question mark over its future. It is reported that administration has asked encroachers to leave area to pave way for construction of college. Shockingly the encroachers seem to be adamant and are refusing to vacate the land. This kind of hostile attitude towards developmental project is uncalled for and will only hurt state in the long run. The delay in coming of college might force central government to withdraw the project itself from the state.
This is the second time that such instances are being witnessed in the state. The proposed Arun Medi City at Pachin colony, Naharlagun which is part of the medical college project has not been able to start because of the encroachment of earmarked land. Rs 46, 25,782 were paid to 67 villagers for acquisition of 200 acres of land at Pachin village way back in the year 2000. The foundation for medi city was laid by then Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani on Nov 14, 2003. But regrettably the project is still languishing. Recently the health department and capital district administration made several attempts to reclaim the encroached land but the encroachers are refusing to vacate it. This kind of anti-development attitude should be strongly dealt by the administration and civil society together. The law breakers have no right to curtail the rights of other law abiding citizens. The coming up of AYUSH Medical College and Arun Medi City will immensely benefit the people of Arunachal.