Khandu's moves eye-opener: ACCI

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Itanagar, Oct 30 (UNI) The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has thanked Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for fulfilling almost all the promises since he came to the saddle seven months back.

While the ACCI's earlier appeals to other state and Central leaders to revive the sick Apex Bank and streamline the almost defunct Public Distribution System (PDS) had fallen on deaf ears, Mr Khandu's move within a short span of time was an eye-opener, an ACCI release said.

The restoration of PDS to the cooperative would revive the old days when essential commodities used to reach the people living in the remotest parts of the state since 1974, it added.

The ACCI, however, lamented that even after three decades of Itanagar having been declared the state capital, poor infrastructure in the state like inadequate water and electricity supply and lack of development plan painted the poor state of affairs and stood in sharp contrast to the developments in other Northeastern states.

Investors were evincing interest in other Northeastern states and shying away from Arunachal Pradesh because of want of required environment for setting up industries in the state, it said.

Natural beauty alone could not encourage outside investors and visitors here, it stated.

" We are sure Mr Khandu, who has incorporated most of our suggestions in the new industrial policy, will rise to the occasion, " the ACCI hoped and assured its cooperation to the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues in widening the trade, commerce and industrial sectors of the state.


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