Itanagar: In a major boost to the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Central government has sanctioned Rs 3,500 crore to provide uninterrupted power supply to the state. This was informed by chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday while inaugurating a 50 kw solar power plant for the Tawang deputy commissioner’s office.
“The Central and State government is making all efforts to provide uninterrupted power supply to the State and for this the Centre has already sanctioned a sum of Rs 3,500 crore for Arunachal,” Khandu said.
He also added that measures are being taken in a phased manner across the state to bring the off grid connections in far flung villages under a grid.
Khandu while terming the government employees as backbone of the state said that it is the duty of the government to take care of its employees.
“The State government is ready to give more benefits to its employees in the days to come depending upon the state exchequer, however, at the same time they should also reciprocate the same and give their best while delivering services to the public,” Khandu said.
Khandu also announced the undergoing housing complex project for government employees in Tawang that will help in solving their accommodation problems.
The chief minister also commended the work culture and teamwork shown by the Tawang district administration and their efforts of providing doorstep service of the government to the people of interior villages through Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps.