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Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju Visits Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi,Union Minister of State for Home Affairs  Kiren Rijiju made his maiden official visit to Arunachal Pradesh today, the 04th July 2014, and interacted with the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Nabam Tuki and other senior Officials of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Govt. of India.

Two detailed interactions were held under the co-Chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. The GOC, 4 Corps; GOC, 3 Corps; Air Officer Commanding, Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force; Zonal Chief Engineers of BRO; senior Officers of ITBP, BSNL and other Central Security and Police Agencies, were present along with all senior Commissioners/Secretaries of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.

Focus of the visit and interactions was to review infrastructure development programmes in border areas and remote towns and villages. Broadly, the progress of ongoing schemes, the priority concern of the Armed Forces/Central Armed Police Forces and ways to improve co-ordination and efficient delivery were discussed. The issue of telecom services and strengthening of the same was also discussed and BSNL was asked to improve the same on priority.

Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki, presented a Memorandum on behalf of the State Govt., highlighting some new proposals for integrated development of remote/border areas. This is in addition to the Memorandum already submitted to Union Home Minister and Prime Minister. Shri Rijiju assured a prompt consideration of this Memorandum.

While addressing the Press Conference after the meeting, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju said that after reviewing the presentations made by Planning Department, ITBP and State Police, it is concluded that Arunachal Pradesh lacks basic facilities especially in border areas. He emphasized the importance of engaging the people of border areas by providing basic amenities. Regarding BADP, he said, he has already taken up the matter with Prime Minister and Union Home Minister. As for all the Memoranda submitted by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, he assured that these Memoranda will get their due importance and consideration. He also said that those issues raised by State Govt. officials not related to MHA, will be taken up appropriately with the concerned Ministries.