Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on December 4 said that land-related incumbrancers create hurdles during execution of development projects after sanction and should therefore be settled beforehand.
Khandu while responding to a memorandum requesting several infrastructural development projects in the Dumporijo constituency in Upper Subansiri district, said all will be taken up and funds will be sanctioned. He directed the district administration to first clear all land-related matters where these projects are being proposed.
Khandu also assured that there is no dearth of funds with the government, however, he demanded quality work.
“With the support of the Central government and our efforts, we have enough funds,” he said.
Khandu also asserted geo-tagging of all developmental projects to check misuse of funds and ensure quality and timely completion.
Drawing the attention of the people towards the vast potential of the district in horticulture and agriculture produces, the chief minister encouraged people to go for entrepreneurship and assured government support. To begin with, he said that the state government will offer aid for the establishment of a mini-food park in the district to give a fillip to entrepreneurship.
Continuing his whirlwind official tour to the districts, Khandu reached Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district and laid the foundation for a new office of the additional deputy commissioner at Digbak. The new ADC office complex will overlook the picturesque Dumporijo and Daporijo townships along the banks of the mighty Subansiri River.
The chief minister inaugurated several road projects and bridges under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). These include the BRTF road to Old Lida (12 km), Subansiri bridge point to Gusar (19 km), Bui Nidak road to Horo (16 km), Bui to Bulo (13 km), PWD road to Nguki (14 km) and Bui to Nidak (32 km) roads and 25 m RCC bridge over Tampin Nallah, 25 m RCC bridge over Sikin river and 50 m RCC bridge over Sinyum river.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju, who accompanied Khandu, also inaugurated six PMGSY road projects, which included 12 km road from Kuporijo to old Richi, 7 km road from BRTF road to Belo, 24 km road from Aya Nirin to Paja, 8 km road from Aranalo to Gite Bage, 18 km Dumporijo to Hali and 21 km BRTF road to Panimuri. He also inaugurated one 20 m RCC bridge over Sikin river executed by PWD.
Khandu and Rijiju accompanied by minister for civil aviation Nakap Nalo, local legislator Rode Bui, legislators NyatoDukam, Tarin Dakpe and Tanya Sokivisited the recreational fish farm-cum-Eco resort at Digbak village established by fish farm beneficiary Mattu Digbak.
Khandu, later in the afternoon, landed at Basar, headquarters of Leparada district to a warm reception by local MLA GokarBasar, West Siang MLA Nyamar Karbak, Lower Siang MLA Kardo Nyigyor and local residents.
A day earlier on Saturday, Khandu inaugurated a double-story boys hostel at VKV, Kuporijo, in presence of Rijiju and legislators of Upper Subansiri district.
Incidentally, VKV Kuporijo was established in 1987 but only this year the school got its land possession certificate, which was formally handed over to the school authorities by Khandu.