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GOVERNOR & DEPUTY CM DISCUSS ON AATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT

Itanagar, 21 May: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein called on the Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan to discuss about Aatma Nirbhar Bharat initiatives, anti-COVID-19 measures, and construction of Miao-Vijoynagar Road.

The Governor emphasized that the State of Arunachal Pradesh must take lead in strengthening the five pillars for Self-Reliant India, as mentioned by  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which are economy, infrastructure, technology-driven system, vibrant demography, and demand. He said that the State has the advantage of a limited population and can go an extra step in fully utilizing the supply-demand chain.

The Governor, while sharing his observations during his tours to different parts of the State said that under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat programme in Arunachal Pradesh, the State Government must focus on Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, which have huge potential particularly in Kiwi, fruits juice preparation, floriculture and ornamental fish culture, etc. Steps must be taken with stronger foundation to ensure that the people of the State do not depend on the neighbouring and other States for basic necessities at the time of crisis, he stressed.

The Governor advised the Deputy Chief Minister to keep adequate funds for skill development. He strongly advocated that the youth must be encouraged and motivated towards entrepreneurship.

The Governor, who donated 30% of his monthly salary for a year towards anti-COVID-19 measures, discussed in details about the quarantine arrangement, financial provision and security. He said that students, patients and other people of the State, who have gone out before the lockdown must be comfortably brought back under the regular laid down SOP of anti-COVID-19 measure including proper home quarantine.

Safety, security and logistic requirement of the Frontline Corona Warriors must be ensured for successful containment of the virus, the Governor said.

The Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister also discussed about Miao-Vijoynagar Road restoration for the economic prosperity of the remote Vijoynagar area and protection of the treasured flora and fauna of Namdapha National Park.

Earlier, the Deputy Chief Minister briefed the initiatives of the State Government under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and fight against COVID 19 pandemic.

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