PM Modi declares 100% household electrification in Arunchal

Itanagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declared hundred percent electrification of all households in Arunachal Pradesh, asserting that New India will grow with full potential only when East India and the North East grow rapidly.

Addressing a public rally here, Prime Minister Modi said: “I have repeatedly said that New India will only be able to grow with its full power, when East India, the North East will grow rapidly. Working on the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, we haven’t let any funds scarcity or willpower come in the way of development of Arunachal and the North East in the last four-and-half years.”

Speaking on the full electrification of Arunachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister said: “I would like to congratulate the state and the Chief Minister that almost every household here now has electricity connection under ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. What Arunachal Pradesh achieved today will soon be achieved by the entire nation.”

Outlining the infrastructural development of the region, he said: “About a thousand villages were connected with roads in the last two years. We are also working rapidly on the Trans Arunachal Highway being constructed with a cost of Rs 4000 crore. The Railways is also doing historic work in Arunachal. As part of connecting all state capitals of the North East with railway network, we have already provided train connectivity to Itanagar. A survey is being conducted at seven places to expand the rail network in the region.”

Prime Minister Modi also unveiled a series of development projects at IG Park in Itanagar. He laid the foundation stone for the construction of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi. He also laid the foundation stone of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh which will provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang Valley for civilians as well as security forces throughout the year.

The Prime Minister dedicated a 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant to the nation and also inaugurated the upgraded Tezu airport.