Govt’s priority is to ensure all-round development: DCM

MANMAO, Dec 21: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein reiterated that the priority of the state government is to ensure all-round development of all sections of the society with introduction of various welfare schemes.
The DCM was speaking at a public meeting after inaugurating four projects here in Changlang district on Friday.
“The state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu has focused on the development of infrastructure, and the speed and scale of development works have increased by leaps and bounds,” Mein said.
“The state government has not taken a single day’s rest since the formation of the government, and has been working round the clock for the composite and all-round development of the state,” he said.
Speaking on the ‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign, the DCM said it would facilitate the development process in reaching the people throughout the state. He said the government has launched the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme for the same purpose, and urged the people to avail the benefits of the CM’s flagship programmes and other government schemes.
“The government is focusing on transparency, and is ensuring that the benefits of government schemes reach the last man in the society,” the DCM said.
Earlier in the morning, Mein inaugurated five additional classrooms in the upgraded government higher secondary school, besides the water treatment plant and the circuit house here.
Describing the inauguration of various projects by union minister Nitin Gadkari at Roing and Ziro on Thursday as a major boon for the state, Mein said he apprised Gadkari of the need for repair and maintenance of important roads in the state, and of the need to begin work on two terminated projects – the Khonsa-Tissa-Longding road and the Lalpur-Manmao-Changlang road – “besides letting him know about the Hukanjuri-Khonsa road, which is a lifeline for Tirap and Longding districts, and for its early sanctioning.”
He said the union minister assured to sanction funds for the Lalpur-Manmao-Changlang road and the Khonsa-Tissa-Longding road at the earliest.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers and teachers, the DCM assured to include the construction of teachers’ quarters and a festival ground in the next AOP of the PWD, and said funds for the projects would be released in phases.
Later in the day, Mein attended the Poi Leng (grand chariot festival) of late Mahathero at Ledo in Assam, where he paid his obeisance, offered prayers, and participated in pulling the chariot.
Mein was accompanied by Namsai MLA Zingnu Namchoom and former MLA Nang Sati Mein. (DCMO)