Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Thursday exhorted the people to be partner in the development initiatives of the state government in order to take the state to newer heights.
Unfurling the tri-colour on the occasion of 67th Independence Day celebration at Indira Gandhi Park here this morning,Tuki outlined his government’s efforts in development of this land-locked state.
Reiterating that his government would not tolerate criminal activities,Tuki said that efforts were taken to minimise crime in the state by strengthening the state police besides establishment of women police station in the capital to check crime against women.
“We are planning to set up specific women cells in all the districts and contemplating recruitment of 20 women sub-inspectors and 180 women constables soon which will strengthen the police force,” he said,adding,1,526 constables of Arunachal Pradesh Police have been recruited from troubled Tirap,Changlang and Longding districts.
Moreover,he said,recruitment for the fourth and fifth IRBn had been completed and about 1760 personnel are undergoing training.
“The Union Home Ministry has approved one CRPF battalion of about 1000 personnel for Itanagar and in the next few months they will be deployed on duty,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that Arunachal Pradesh became the second state in the country after Himachal Pradesh to raise its share of own resources in the annual plan financing in 2012-13.
“Our share was up by 134 per cent which is tremendous achievement and we are committed to maintain the tempo in all coming years,” he said.
Tuki said the state’s revenue from its own tax and non-tax resource was Rs 894 crore in the last fiscal showing an increase of 32 per cent revenue collection of the previous year.
Tuki said that the state government’s initiative of one lakh employment generation programme was achieved successfully and his government was planning to conduct a two-day job mela and interview here from August 30 for employment generation in both public and private sectors in collaboration with the National Skill Development Council.
“My government in order to encourage girl child education has launched a new scheme ‘Vidya’ under which every girl student of Class V in government school for continuing education will get a fixed deposit of Rs 5000 each with interest after completion of Class XII.
For this an amount of five crore has been allocated which will benefit more than ten thousand girls in the current year,” he said.
In order to break the barrier and ensure attendance and hygiene of the girl students from Class VI to XII in government schools,sanitary napkins to about 82,000 girl
students would be provided and an amount of two crore was sanctioned,Tuki said.
In the agriculture sector,he said,the state had registered an overall growth of 9.2 per cent crop production against the average growth rate of 6.5 per cent.
“We are going to launch new schemes like agriculture mission,Arunachal Krishi Karman Award and central sector scheme on oil palm cultivation.
Chief Minister Agriculture Mechanization programme will be continued this year and under this an amount of 5.13 crore has been allocated with a target to benefit 1600 farmers across the state,” he said.
To encourage weavers under weaver¿s health insurance scheme,6000 weavers have been targeted out of which 2546 have already been benefited,he said and added that under weavers credit card scheme,618 beneficiaries have been already selected.
“We have set a target to complete 450 kms of roads covering 137 habitations in the current year under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
Three important roads ¿ Bameng to Lada,Tuting to Singha and Miao to Vijaynagar have also been cleared by the Centre recently,” he added.
Eleven persons were awarded gold medal including silver (8) and 10 commendation certificates in recognition to their contributions on the occasion.
March past by various contingents of CRPF,IRBN,state police and school children besides cultural programme marked the day’s celebration.