CM seeks special concession for state on central funding

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: Chief Minister Pema Khandu urged on Union Minister of State (i/c) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri for special concession to Arunachal Pradesh under central funding considering the high cost of construction and for specific aspects unique to the state such as the isolation, remoteness etc.
Pema said this during an extended review meeting on implementation of schemes such as AMRUT, smart city mission, swachh bharat (urban) mission, PMAY (U) and NULM, here on Friday.
Expressing satisfaction over implementation of central flagships programmes in Arunachal, the MoS assured that the centre will always put Arunachal in priority.
He also asked the state government to submit project proposals for all central schemes for their timely assistance.
Puri also presented a book ‘Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos’ authored by him, to the chief minister.
Pema said the continuous visit by central ministers to Arunachal has boosted the confidence of the state towards the centre. He thanked the Union MoS for granting of two smart cities to Arunachal and for his unflinching support for successful implementation of all important flagships programmes under his ministry.
Home Minister Kumar Waii was also present during the meeting. (CMO)