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Arunachal deemed ‘Most Improved Small State’


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ITANAGAR: Adding yet another feather on its cap, the hilly border state of Arunachal Pradesh was conferred the Most Improved Small State award in terms of infrastructure development by the media giant India Today.
The award was given at its 14th India Today State of the States Conclave 2016 in New Delhi on Friday.
It may be recalled that Arunachal has received a similar award from India Today group in 2013 for most improved small states’ category, in investment sector, macro economy and overall performance.
CM Pema Khandu said this award was the outcome of hard work put in numerous bureaucrats, technocrats, panchayat leaders, public leaders, students and the entire 14 lakh population of the state who have supported the government in all spheres. He dedicated the award to the people of the state.
During the panel discussion on infrastructure development, Khandu said his government was committed for a robust connectivity in the state with equal emphasis to road, air, rail and digital connectivity.
He informed the gathering on various infrastructure development undertaken in the state and also unveiled his future plans of growth in tourism industry, hydropower, industrial and investment corridors for Arunachal Pradesh.
He also made a special mention on sports infrastructure being created to nurture youths for sports curriculum.
The award was given away by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Chief Minister Pema Khandu. (UNI)

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