Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Wednesday said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the eight North-Eastern states are now getting top priority for the developmental resources.
The Governor said this while participating in the culmination ceremony of the North East Festival, organized as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, at Guwahati, Assam. The event was presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind.
During the interactive session, the Governor took up the ‘issues of special dispersion and rugged terrain of Arunachal Pradesh’ and sought a review of the financial and technical support policy of DoNER ministry to meet the requirement of the frontier state.
Citing 13.06% of the total allocation to Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor requested for review of the fund allocation of the Ministry of DoNER.
He also asked for assistance for infrastructure up-gradation of educational institutes like Ramakrishna Mission Schools and Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalayas, which have done yeoman service by shaping thousands of lives in the state.
The Governor said that due to the non-availability of financial assistance from external sources, like World Bank and Asian Development Bank, Arunachal Pradesh has not been able to fully harness its potential.
The Governor, in his speech, also shared that the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh has organized number of programmes in different parts of the state, sensitizing people about the freedom struggle, valiant freedom fighters and contributions of the indigenous
people in the war of Independence.