Civilian population in border areas important: Arunachal CM
File image of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on an official visit to New Delhi, called on several Union Ministers on Tuesday.

In his meeting with Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Khandu briefed him about the health scenario of the state and thanked him for providing adequate amount of vaccines for Arunachal Pradesh. He said that vaccination drives in the state are being carried out on war footing.

During the deliberation, the chief minister sought support from the ministry for upgrading health infrastructure in the state. He also requested for increasing the PG quota for the state. Mandaviya assured all possible support to the State.

In his next meeting with the Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, the CM apprised him of the priority being endorsed to the education sector in the state. He sought support from the ministry on infrastructure and manpower.

Khandu later called on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh and placed state-related issues. He apprised the minister of the huge potential the state has and urged the ministry to help exploit them.

The CM also requested the minister to consider the development of border villages in order to stop the migration of the villagers to urban areas. The union minister assured all possible help.

Chief Minister later in the evening called on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav and apprised him of various forest-related issues of the state. The minister assured all support to the state.

CM was accompanied by Deputy CM Chowna Mein, Minister Forest and Sports Mama Natung, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and Planning Commissioner Prashant Lokhande during the call-on.

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