Through your esteemed newspaper, I would humbly request the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Honorable CM Pema Khandu to do extensive surveys in the remote border areas of the state of Arunachal Pradesh adjoining China and Myanmar in close association with Zoological, Botanical, Geological, Anthropological and Archaeological Surveys of India, Border Security Agencies and the Indian army for identifying rich natural resources, unexplored or under explored biodiversity hotspots, forest and wildlife, valuable minerals trapped in little known or least explored territories of the state.
Modern satellite imageries provided by ISRO and other international space and remote sensing agencies could help both conservation of forests, wildlife, biodiversity of the state; and help in tapping additional natural resources for the state through this aerial and comprehensive coordinated ground level surveys.
It can open up new potential tourist sites, ecotourism, opportunities for building infrastructure to better connect the state; and enhance security management of this densely forested state with difficult unexplored or under explored terrains.
An updated natural resource and biodiversity map of the state will be greatly beneficial for making long term future plans and economic programs for the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Saikat Kumar Basu,