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Narendra Modi stresses on development of horticulture in Arunachal Pradesh

Friday, 27 June 2014 - 10:22pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on development of horticulture in Arunachal Pradesh, specially on harnessing herbal and medicinal plants when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on him at New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on development of horticulture in Arunachal Pradesh, specially on harnessing herbal and medicinal plants when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on him at New Delhi.

While assuring his full support to the state government, Modi said it would be the endeavour of his government to promote an investment friendly environment for the benefit of the state, a statement from the CMO said.

Tuki submitted a detailed memorandum highlighting various development issues and sought necessary support from the Centre, the statement said.

"I got a positive response from the Prime Minister and look forward to the Centre's support in the days ahead.

"The PM has also consented to visit the state after Diwali this year," Tuki said.

While underlining importance of harnessing the hydro-power potential of the state, Tuki said the total share of state's equity requirement was of Rs 13,000 crore spread over a period of ten years.
He appealed for a short term equity requirement of Rs 8,875 crorefrom the Centre for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 to cater to eight major projects which were at advanced stages of implementation, the statement said.

Tuki requested the PM to consider a Debt Relief Package of Rs 3,813 crore and release of the pending TFC Grant of Rs 775.18 crore.

He also discussed the Trans Arunachal Highways, Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs), Connectivity to 513 habitations to border areas, among others with the PM.

The Chief Minister stressed on strengthening Indo-Bhutan trade by taking up the Lumla (in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh) to Tashigang (in Bhutan) road and also called for opening up of the Pangsau Pass to expand Indo-Myanmar trade and bilateral relations.


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