Arunachal governor urges Centre for infra development along Indo-China border
Itanagar, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Saturday requested the Centre to initiate measures for the development of infrastructure along the India-China border in the state.
The governor, speaking at the inaugural day of the 69th plenary of the North East Council (NEC) at Shillong under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, pointed out that better road infrastructure is necessary for the state with difficult terrain and high mountains.
During the last couple of years, the Centre has assisted the state in this direction but a lot more is to be done for the improvement of infrastructure along the India- China border.
"The state government is paying full attention to law and order in the three districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding and four police stations of Namsai, Roing, Mahadevpur and Sunpura which are under the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA)," he said.
The state has recently got an officer of Major General rank on deputation as the security advisor to the state, the governor said.
"For internal security and law and order, the government is strengthening the police set up but it needs the assistance of the Centre for putting in place crime and criminal tracking network and system in each district. Efforts are underway to boost training, working efficiency and morale of the state police force," he said.
The governor highlighted the need for enhancing the electricity power grid, potable water distribution system and increasing the number of advanced landing grounds.
Brig (Retd) Mishra highlighted the need for funds to construct foot suspension bridges at remote places to improve the mobility of Army jawans and civilians.
He requested Shah, also the NEC chairman, to continue providing necessary help for the development of Arunachal Pradesh.