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Arunachal CM Assures to Develop Connectivity in Far Flung Border Villages 

Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday Concluded his three-day tour to the Indo-Tibetan Border area in Tawang District. The tour ended with a 10-km trek from Mago to Thingbu Village.

Arunachal CM Khandu Started his journey from Tawang on 24 October and visited the Yangtse post in the Border along with Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar. Thereafter, he visited Tse Chu, Mago and Thingbu villages. He was accompanied by Planning Commissioner Prashant Lokhande and a host of local administrative officers.

Referring to the common request of army personnel and the villagers for mobile connectivity, Khandu said that the central government has approved and sanctioned installation of 980 4G mobile towers in the state. He assured that first preference will be given to the border areas.

He expressed hope that the army guarding our Border would continue to maintain the great rapport and bonhomie developed over the years with the local residents as more than often the latter depend on the army for emergency and daily needs.

“People living in the border areas are our first sentinels marking the start of our territory. Jawans and officers will go on transfer after a few years but the locals will stay here forever. Please keep on the cordial relationship with them, and as and when you leave the place, enlighten your relievers to continue the tradition of civil-military relation,” Khandu urged.

Responding to several issues raised by the villagers, Khandu assured to develop the infrastructure of the government school and post sufficient numbers of teachers at Tse Chu. 

He highlighted flagship programmes like the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Jal Jeevan Mission, the PM Ujjwala Yojana, the CMAYA, etc, and urged the villagers to avail the benefits. He directed the accompanying district officials to “extend the benefits of all welfare schemes and programmes to the people by facilitating these at their doorsteps.”

The CM also attended a Covid-19 vaccination camp at Border Village Mago, where the second dose of the Covid vaccine was administered to 178 persons under the supervision of DIO Dr Rinchin Neema and a medical team from the Jang CHC.

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