Rs 4 crore corpus fund for Tawang Monastery

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has announced a slew of measures for Tawang district, bordering China, including a corpus fund of Rs 4 crore for the famous Tawang monastery and Rs 1 crore for starting retention work of landslide hit areas.

The CM arrived at Lumla on Saturday on his maiden trip to Lumla assembly constituency ahead of the state assembly elections due early next year, official sources said here on Sunday. Addressing a public meeting at Lumla, Tuki also announced Rs 20 lakh for protection of landslide hit area of Manjushree School at Tawang as promised earlier. He said Lumla, demarcated as the number one constituency, the state’s development should begin from here.

Tuki exuded confidence about the Congress government’s prospects in the elections. Tuki said the state cabinet had already approved regularization of services of 36 Bhoti teachers and assured to take up the matter of upgradation of Zemithang ME school to secondary level, introduction of science stream in Lumla Government HS school and posting of adequate teachers in the school or else recruitment of local qualified candidates to serve as teachers with the appropriate authority. Acknowledging the suffering of the people for want of an LPG agency and a petrol depot, the CM assured the people that he would move the Centre for setting up essential services at the earliest, besides completion of Lumal-Tashigang road.

Without opposing the demand for Autonomous District Council (ADC) for Tawang and West Kameng districts, Tuki said it needed introspection.

He said the area had huge potential for horticulture, agriculture, tourism and hydropower development and exhorted the youth to come forward to become willing partners of development.

The CM earlier inaugurated the newly built office building of ADC and tourist lodge, sources added. (PTI)

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