“When we come to Arunachal Pradesh we will return with power and patriotism. There is probably no other place in the country except Arunachal Pradesh where people greet each other with ‘Jai Hind’ instead of the usual ‘Namaste’,” said Shah.
He said that after Gujarat, there would be another NDU campus in Arunachal Pradesh.
“The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established two famous universities in the country – National Defense University and National Forensic Science University.
“The Defense College will provide trained personnel for the military and forces. The young people in Arunachal Pradesh are not only patriotic but also physically fit. The agency will provide them with an opportunity to serve the nation,” he said.
He said projects worth Rs 1,180 million have either been completed or will be inaugurated soon.
“A total of 33,466 families and 800 self-help groups in the state benefited from various start-ups worth Rs 394 million, but 22 projects worth Rs 436 million have been completed and inaugurated during the day and another 25 projects worth Rs 350 million. would be launched soon, “he said.
Shah dedicated and laid the foundation for 40 projects worth about 1,000 million rupees during the day.
He said that the 2,000 MW hydroelectric power plant in the Lower Subansiri will be commissioned in 2023 and will benefit the state immensely. Work on the 2,880 MW Dibang multi-purpose project, the largest in the world, will begin shortly while the 600 MW Kameng project is already underway.
Shah said that when Prime Minister Pema Khandu took office, the state’s annual budget was only Rs 12,500 million, but has now increased to Rs 26,000 million. At the same time, the state’s GDP has also tripled to Rs 30,000 million from Rs 10,000 million.
“About 3,000 villages have a 4G connection, while there are plans to expand it to 1,680 more villages,” he said.
Under the border village lighting plan, work is underway to provide street lighting for 700 villages, while the construction of footpaths in border areas is also underway, he said.
“When the country celebrates 100 years of independence, the countries in the Northeast will be on a par in terms of development and the countries in other parts of the country,” he said.
“For Prime Minister Modi, the development should start with Arunachal Pradesh. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, he had instructed that the vaccines should first be given to Arunachal Pradesh and now the state is free of the infection,” he said.
Shah, who laid the foundation for a 51-foot bronze statue of the Parshuram sage in Parshuram Kund in the Lohit district on Saturday night, said the site had a huge potential to attract tourists.
“Within five years, Parshuram Kund will be a major tourist center in the country with a railway line connecting it. An investigation is underway for the project,” he said.
Shah said the NDA government had launched development projects in the state and now has good road, rail, air and digital connections and Itanagar will soon have a greenfield airport.
He said projects worth Rs 950 crore under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), Rs 835 crore projects under the North East Council (NEC) and Rs 825 worth of initiatives under the DoNER ministry are operating in the state.
After the program, he chaired a closed security inspection meeting with the military and military forces and attended a party with officers before heading to Delhi.
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