Itanagar, Feb 19 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (retd) J J Singh today underscored the need for time-bound completion of Central projects for speedy development of the state.
Talking to mediapersons here, the Governor referring to various projects, sanctioned by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to the state on January 31 last, said his task would be to guide the State Government in implementing all those projects and to monitor them at regular intervals.
'' It would be my and State Government's endeavour to see that whatever Central projects being sanctioned for the state would see the light of the day, '' he said, adding that efforts would be made to complete all the projects within reasonable time.
He informed that he would approach the Defence Ministry to execute some ''Sadbhabana projects'' in border villages of the state in line with Jammu and Kashmir for development of border areas and to forge better relationship between forces and common people. '' Under such projects, model villages would be created with all facilities, '' he said, adding that such projects would supplement the State Government's effort to develop border areas of the state. Stating that he would advise the State Government to encourage Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the industrial sector, and education would be one of his priority areas.
Stressing on developing tourism as a booming industry in the state, the Governor informed that he would initiate necessary measures along with the State Government in streamlining restrictions in entry of tourists to the state.
Gen Singh suggested for organic farming in cultivation of cash crops, floriculture and medicinal plants, which, he said would add to the economy of the common people.
He also stressed encouraging sports by creating infrastructure for producing world class sportsmen from the state.
'' We should concentrate initially on sports such as archery, shooting, football and gymnastic, where every Arunachalee could excel, '' he added.
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