Integrity, transparency key to development: Governor

ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Governor BD Mishra once again emphasized on planning and execution of schemes and projects with “integrity, transparency, accountability, audit, review and midcourse correction” to achieve the state’s sustainable developmental goals.
Mishra said this on Friday after inaugurating a two-day workshop on sustainable development being conducted here by the planning department.
Themed ‘Building capacities to take forward sustainable development goals in Arunachal Pradesh’, the workshop is being held with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Commissioners, secretaries, joint secretaries, directors, chief engineers, deputy commissioners and district planning officers are participating in it.
Advising the participants to make the development process sustainable, the governor said: “Arunachal Pradesh has unlimited opportunity for development in various sectors, including tourism, agriculture, horticulture, bamboo-related works and organic farming, provided the developmental focus is on harnessing the hydropower potential, facilitating surface movement and strengthening the electronic connectivity.”
He, however, lamented that “terrorism and environmental degradation are two factors which trip the process.”
Mishra later released a statistical book titled Arunachal Pradesh- A Statistical Profile of its Economy and Society, Volume – I&II.
Among others, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha, Planning Special Secretary Himanshu Gupta, Planning Director Pallab Dey and the UNDP’s Guwahati (Assam)-based State Technical Officer Supriya Khound addressed the inaugural function. (Raj Bhavan)