CM inaugurates circle office

YAGRUNG, Jan 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the circle office here in East Siang district on Sunday.
The circle office will serve the people of Bosing Banggo, covering Runne, Taki Lalung, Sibut,Tekang, Yagrung, and Mirem.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the locals, the chief minister assured to allocate fund in the forthcoming budget for infrastructure development in the circle, and to meet the office’s staff requirement.
He also assured to take up with the deputy chief minister the matter of sanctioning Rs 9 crore for strengthening the Pasighat-Ledum-Tene-Koyu road under the RIDF.
Addressing a large gathering at the inaugural function, Pema urged them to work together in building the state and transforming its future.
The CM said that to meet the lack of subject teachers in schools, the state government has issued instructions to recruit 1300 subject teachers for secondary and higher secondary schools. These teachers will be place for duty during the 2018-’19 academic session, he said.
Speaking on strengthening the connectivity sector, he said, “Arunachal Pradesh needs good connectivity – road, air, railways and digital connectivity.”
He informed that 1800 towers will be set up to boost digital connectivity by December this year, “for which more than Rs 2000 crore have been allocated.”
Also, he said, digital connectivity through VSAT will be provided in all the blocks and circles in the rural areas by December.
Pema informed that a “mission mode approach” is being adopted by the state government to achieve ODF status in urban areas of the state, having achieved ODF status in the rural areas.
He also said a target has been set to provide 100% electrification and drinking water in rural areas.
Earlier, local MLA Kaling Moyong stressed on time-bound completion of the ongoing work on the Poglek bridge and Tolom Korong. Moyong listed the inclusion of Pasighat on the list of smart cities and approval of the Sirpo water supply project, among others, as major developmental milestones under the state government.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal dwelt on the focus of the state government on providing excellence and transparency in governance. He said the coming up of smart cities would benefit the state as a whole in terms of basic infrastructure, cleanliness, improvement in quality of life, and the larger goal of sustainable development.
Among others, RD Minister Alo Libang, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, State BJP President Tapir Gao, MLA Olom Panyang, and District BJP President T Jonnom were present on the occasion. (DIPRO)