Rijiju assures Arunachal smooth fund flow from Centre

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Itanagar, Feb 6 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Home,Kiren Rijiju today assured the administration of Arunachal Pradesh, now under President's Rule, smooth fund flows from the Centre but with a caution that all funds for development should be utilised judiciously.

"My dream is to make Arunachal Pradesh the number one state in the country. Arunachal is blessed with abundant natural resources and what we need is planned development and concerted efforts from all the sections of the people cutting across political lines to realise the dream," an official release quoted him as saying.

Kiren Rijiju

On learning that Raga constituency had not received any fund under State Infrastructure Development Fund, the Minister said the state government had to ensure uniform distribution of funds to all constituencies.

He asked Raga MLA Tamar Murtem to prepare estimates for infrastructural development for Raga. Addressing a function on the occasion of Boori Boot Yullo festival at Raga in Lower Subansiri district, he assured the people that road connectivity would be provide to all the villages of the constituency by 2019.

For better protection of people from the region in the national capital, he said Delhi Police would recruit more people from Arunachal Pradesh and other NE states.

Advocating preservation of tribal culture and tradition,Rijiju said, "Our culture is our identity and we should actively preserve it in all possible manner.

Our students studying outside Arunachal and abroad have a special responsibility to practice and preserve our traditions and culture. Let us be modern in our thoughts, but still be rooted to our traditions."


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