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Six times more funds allocated to improve Indo-China border infra along Arunachal

In a significant development, the Centre has allocated six times more funds for the development of infrastructure along the Indo-China international border in Arunachal Pradesh. Minister of State for Home

In a significant development, the Centre has allocated six times more funds for the development of infrastructure along the Indo-China international border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Minister of State for Home Affairs of India, Nityanand Rai informed in the Lok Sabha that the Centre has allocated Rs 249.12 crore in 2021-22 compared to Rs 42.87 crore in 2020-21 under the Border Infrastructure and Management Scheme to improve infrastructure along the international border with China.

Further, he added that overall, the Centre has allocated Rs 602.30 crore in 2021-22 compared to Rs 355.12 crore in 2020-21 under BIM Scheme for the North Eastern states for improving infrastructure along bordering countries with China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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It may be mentioned here that Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,126 km-long border with China, and a lack of proper infrastructure along the international border with China has always been a matter of concern.

Additionally, villagers in the bordering areas often complain of lack of basic infrastructure in these areas due to which they have migrated from these areas to the towns in the state.

Notably, Northeast Live too has been highlighting the issues on several occasions.

BJP MP Tapir Gao and Congress MLA and former Union minister Ninong Ering too had been very vocal on the issue.

Meanwhile, Northeast Live spoke to Arunachal Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona who heads the Indo China Border Development Legislator’s Forum. The sole objective of the forum is to demand for development of the bordering legislative assembly constituencies of the state. Cutting across political lines, MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh, are in this forum.

PD Sona, during the exclusive conversation has welcomed the move by the Centre to allocate six times more funds, adding that the development will significantly help the villagers residing in the bordering areas.

First Published: 6th April, 2022 9:19 IST

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