HM announces developmental sops for Apatani Plateau
ZIRO, Mar 26: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday announced a series of developmental packages for the people of Ziro valley in a public meeting held at the Abotani hall, here.
Giving a tremendous boost to the tourism sector, the MoS announced a state of art convention hall at a cost of Rs 5.23 crore, a craft bazaar with amphitheatre at Rs 4.80 crore and another Rs 2.28 crore for cultural activities, reports DIPRO.
“It is a matter of pride that Ziro has put Arunachal Pradesh in the global picture through its rich cultural and traditional practices and equipping this blessed place with better tourism infrastructures will definitely boost the tourism economy of this area,” Rijiju said.
“We as responsible citizens should ensure proper law and order are maintained in the area. Lawlessness detriments developmental activities so Goan Buras and Goan Buris should be refreshed of their powers and duties and should be entrusted as custodians of law in the village level,” he added while committing a multipurpose Goan Bura Hall at the cost of Rs 50 lakh.
“The rain fed streams of this plateau will be unable to cater to the agricultural and domestic demands in the future. Therefore a major water supply scheme to tap the water from river Pange at the cost of Rs 86 crore will be prioritized immediately,” he further committed.
After inspecting the condition of the general hospital in his last visit, where he had inaugurated an X-ray, ultrasound machine and flagged off an ambulance, Rijiju further assured to liaise with the concern authorities for re-construction of the hospital, which acts as a referral hospital for the nearby districts as well.
He further assured to provide funds for all weather, well maintained link road to all the villages of Ziro, boundary wall for Government Higher Secondary School, Hapoli and an Activity Youth Centre with dormitory facilities.
Terming good roads and connectivity as an economy booster
he said, “A progressive district like Lower Subansiri needs to retrospect as to why the earliest sanctioned TAH (Potin to Bopi) could not be kick started. The entire district suffers due to bad roads. Therefore I have, in public interest and out of the way facilitated Rs 11 crore for the maintenance of the Potin to Bopi stretch of road until the TAH gets the final clearance,” he said while calling for quality execution of the work.
“We have already wasted a lot of time due to political differences. It is high time we start working as a team Arunachal and build a sense of collective responsibility towards the people and work in tandem for the state and the country as a whole.”, he further added.
The union minister also distributed umbrellas and donated Rs one lakh to the welfare fund of goan buras and the goan buris.
Local MLA Tage Taki, parliamentary secretary for transport Likha Saaya, ex-minister Tapi Bhatt, ex-MLA Nani Ribiya, ZPC Hage Kobin, DC Kemo Lollen, SP Tage Habung, BJP district president Tilling Dolley, HoDs, PRI members, Goan Buras, Goan Buris and public attended the meeting, the report added.