13th Nov 2017 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Chief Minister Pema Khandu called for good planning to harness the vast natural resources of the State. He said this while attending a thanks giving dinner party hosted by Integrated Mountain Initiative and Sustainable Development Forum of Arunachal Pradesh at the official residence of Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein on Sunday evening.

Pema said that though the State has abundant natural resources but due to poor planning we are still unable to tap these resources to our advantage. He said that strong political will power is the need of the hour to bring in desire change in formulating programme and policies in a more planned way.

He stated that there was a big gap in understanding sustainable activities in the mountain region till date but expressed hope that with the formation of IMI, such issues will be resolved soon. He invited IMI to educate the government officers and youths through seminars, to do in-depth research and come up with state specific programmes for the Himalayan States as it has many challenges of its own.

While assuring to empower IMI through proper funding, he asked the Chief Secretary to examine the proposal submitted by IMI & SDFA and also to incorporate the proposal of Arunachal Pradesh Bio-Resource Development Mission.

Fantry Mein Jaswal, Chairperson, SDFA cum Secretary IMI while highlighting the initiatives and activities taken by IMI informed that it aims to look into the development challenges faced by the Indian Himalayan Region for a common platform for regular interaction of the stakeholders in the IHR and for the formulation of a common essential plan for the region.

She informed that IMI had initiated two of India’s biggest independent platforms for discussing mountain development, i.e., the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) and Meet of the Mountain States (MoMS) which brings together states from IHR on a common platform to discuss their issues. She said that it is a movement of likeminded people working for sustainable development of IHR and it has been successful in its endeavour so far.

On the occasion, Egam Basar, Head of State Horticulture Research & Development Institute highlighted the detail activities to be taken up under the proposed Arunachal Pradesh Bio-Resource Development Mission through power point presentation.

Among others, Minister of Education, Honchun Ngandam, Minister of Animal Husbandry & Vetenary and Art & Culture, Dr Mohesh Chai, Tapir Gao, State BJP President, Parliamentary Secretaries Zingnu Namchoom, Thesam Pongte, Laisam Simai and government officers headed by Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, Development Commissioner (Finance), Ashish Kundra and Secretary to Chief Minister Sonam Chombay were also present.

Kenter Joya Riba

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