Governor discusses border safety management with Home Secy

NEW DELHI, Dec 21: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr BD Mishra, met Union Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in separate meetings here on Thursday.
They discussed border development programmes and reviewed the border safety management in detail.
The governor apprised them of the security environment in Arunachal Pradesh. The issue of infrastructure development for border villages of the state was given comprehensive consideration, and the officers concerned with the border development process were directed to prepare well thought-out plans for each village in a time-bound manner.
The border villages, which are located close to Army or ITBP posts, will also be integrated in the plan and will be given appropriate priority. These villages will receive due attention in all respects for welfare projects as well.
The governor emphasised on developing these villages in the next two years.
During the meeting with the Home secretary, it was decided that soil testing in border villages would be done to assess the possibility of growing akhrot (walnut) and chilgoza (pine nut) at suitable altitudes.
The security of border villages against insurgents was also discussed. (PRO)