Major development push under Modi govt: Arunachal Deputy CM

Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Sunday said the border state witnessed massive development in the past nine years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over as the prime minister of the country in 2014.
The Modi government is raising the northeast region by constructing world-class infrastructure, Mein told reporters here as part of BJP’s month-long ‘Maha Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ which was launched by party President J P Nadda on 31 May.
“Modi conceptualised six development pillars for the northeast including roadways, waterways, airways, railways, digital connectivity and hydropower development,” he said, adding that the state government is also working on these pillars.
Highlighting the success story of the nine years of the Modi government at the centre and the seven years of the Pema Khandu government in the state, Mein said that the prime minister always insisted on the development of the northeast, without which the country cannot progress.
He said to develop the border areas, the Centre had recently approved a package of Rs 44,000 crore for three mega road projects.
The projects include the two-lane Frontier Highway (1465 km) with an estimated cost of Rs 27,349 crore, a two-lane inter-connectivity corridor of 1,048 km worth Rs 15,720 crore, and the two-lane Brahmakund (Parshuram Kund) to Chowkham road (61 km) worth Rs 915 crore. The total road length of these upcoming projects will be 2,574 kilometres.
Mein said the Centre has launched the Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) with a financial allocation of Rs 4,800 crore. The scheme is aimed at the comprehensive development of villages in the border areas to improve the quality of life of the people, which would encourage people to stay in their native locations in the border areas and reverse migration.
The VVP will provide funds for the development of essential infrastructure and the creation of livelihood opportunities in 19 districts and 46 border blocks in four states and one union territory along the border of the country. Presenting the report card of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Gao said that in the last nine years, policymaking in India has transformed from policy paralysis to ‘decisive policy’ and in terms of ranking, India has jumped from ‘Fragile Five’ to ‘Top Five’.
Taking a dig at the opposition Congress, Gao said that India has demolished dynasty politics, nepotism, and casteism and replaced them with developmental politics.

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