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APCC president Takam Sanjoy addressing the media
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ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Education, health, connectivity our top priority: Arunachal Cong

New schemes will be implemented and current schemes will be reviewed in a time-bound manner, if voted to power, says party’s state unit president Takam Sanjoy

Damien Lepcha

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Takam Sanjoy on Friday announced that the development of state’s education, health, road and air connectivity would be his party’s top priority if voted to power in the upcoming elections.

Sanjoy, who was addressing a rally at Vijaynagar under Changlang district, said that “new schemes will be implemented and current schemes will be reviewed in a time bound manner”.

For improvement of school infrastructure, he said his party would ensure free and timely distribution of school uniforms and books, improve the quality of mid-day meals, distribute free computers and bicycles to economically poor students and also provide a suitable amount of fixed deposits for a girl child as incentive.

“All elementary level schools will be suitably equipped to provide computer education. Cash award schemes to recognise the sincere efforts of the teachers who contributed to the outstanding performance of students and financial help to poor students for pursuing higher education will be initiated,” the Congress chief said.

In terms of health, Sanjoy said free supply of nutritional supplements like vitamins, iron tablets etc to below poverty line category lactating mothers, supply of sanitary napkins in rural areas, evaluation of health insurance schemes for better and effective implementation, upgrade of primary health care centers would take up by his party.

Sanjoy also said that the Congress would establish a maternity ward in each primary health care centre, increase beds for indoor patients in district hospitals, effectively implement immunisation programmes, and provide adequate doctors and paramedical staff in all the primary and community health centers of the state.

Speaking about road communication, the Congress president, while terming it as the lifeline for any development process, assured to start the construction of Miao-Vijaynagar road within six months of coming to power.

He also assured to introduce air sorties to Vijaynagar five days in a week till the completion of the said road. “Establishing better road, rail and air connectivity throughout the state would be one of the primary goals of the Congress,” Sanjoy said.

Among others present in Friday’s rally were James L Wanglat, INC’s official MP candidate for East Parliamentary Constituency, Chatu Longri, party’s MLA candidate from Miao and PCC general secretary and spokesperson Chera Taya.