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Arunachal Polls: Mood is in favour of BJP, says CM Khandu

First Published: 13th February, 2024 20:42 IST

CM Khandu maintained that his government is keeping a close focus on enhancing the state resources so as to generate more income.

Amid the brisk politicking for the impending assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today said that the mood is totally in favour of the BJP.

Launching a number of key projects in the Pakke-Kesang constituency, CM Khandu exuded confidence that people in the frontier state will once again give him the oppurtunity to work further on the development agenda.

Asked as to how he sees the BJP’s present status in the run up to the elections, CM Khandu said, “It is full election environment as you can already see. In entire Arunachal Pradesh the mood is in favour of the BJP because people are well known about the fact as to how the party has delivered in Arunachal Pradesh. I have always said that it is the responsibility of the government on how to shape up the infrastructure of the state.

In the days to come, I am planning a major reform in the planning process.”

CM Khandu maintained that his government is keeping a close focus on enhancing the state resources so as to generate more income. In this context, CM Khandu mentioned about the role of hydropower projects which according to him will generate annual income of Rs 10000 crore for the state in the next few years.

He said, “We have been able to take forward the state resources and in the coming days new resources will be created, government will have new sources of income and only then the government would be able to do more development.

Now, the biggest income generation that will happen in the state will occur through the hydropower sector. In this aspect we have already made functional the Kameng power project. Next year we will make operational the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project. Construction works have already begun for the 2880 MW Dibang Power Project. Two months back a total of 12, 700 MW through the GoI’s public sector undertaking we have signed a MoU with the GoI through public sector undertaking Two months back on a project of 12, 700 MW, for which works will begin soon.

Once the projects are operational on ground, in the next 7 to 8 years, than the income of Arunachal Pradesh will earn Rs 10,000 crore in a year only in this sector.”

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