Last updated: Nov 24, 2022, 11:58 AM IST
The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, has highlighted eight pillars for the overall development of villages, which would also curb the migration of rural people to urban areas.
The main areas are health, education, connectivity, electricity, livelihoods, agriculture, sanitation and water supply.
The state government is working on a broad plan to empower all villages in the coming years, according to an official release, citing Khandu.
“Only when our villages are empowered can the country develop. Arunachal’s identity lies in our villages,” the prime minister said on Wednesday.
Khandu expressed concern about the migration of people from villages to urban towns and cities and said that if this continues, the villages of the state will disappear, as will the clear cultural identity of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also urged gram panchayat leaders to closely monitor the schemes and programs being implemented in their respective villages, and to ensure the quality of work and its timely completion.
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