Arunachal Pradesh: Deputy CM Chowna Mein chairs pre-budget consultative meeting with DCs


ITANAGAR: The Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein, chaired the first regional pre-budget consultative meeting of all the Deputy Commissioners in Namsai district on Friday.

According to Arunachal Times, Mein appealed to the DCs to present their proposals in one and three-year plans.

He also informed that despite the COVID-19 crisis, the state had cleared arrears amounting to Rs. 1,900 crore.

“We have also taken a bold decision to upgrade district hospitals and to build robust health infrastructures worth Rs 400 crores across the state,” Mein said.

“We have not compromised on major developmental works, nor cut salaries of the government employees as done in some other states during the pandemic,” he added.

Mein also urged the Deputy Commissioners to focus on promoting livelihood, agriculture, and other income-generating works for the welfare of the people.

“We must emphasise on social sectors like health and education, besides the road, agri-Horti and tourism, etc,” Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)