Eyeing deployment of key digital services in the border region under Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein has announced to develop key digital infrastructure, under the Centre’s Digital India programme, to widen digital transactions and digital connectivity in the region.
Arunachal deputy CM who was on a two-day visit to Anjaw district, while launching 15 projects across several villages in the region said that the state government was committed to providing digital connectivity in the border region through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). Mein said that these projects were intended to boost tourism and enhance infrastructure in the border villages.
Among the key projects inaugurated by Arunachal deputy CM Mein include the Civil Terminal Building of Walong ALG, Tinai Community Hall, a 30-bed Girls Hostel at Government Secondary School in Walong, RCC View Points at Tilam and Bara Kundun, new school buildings, medical facilities, solar street lights, and sports amenities at various model villages.
The minister said that the new Civil Terminal Building at Walong ALG, will introduce regular helicopter and Dornier services that will benefit both defense personnel serving in the border area and civilians.
According to the Chowna Mein, given its rich biodiversity and landscapes, the state government was working to put Anjaw on the tourism map of India. The minister also emphasised on the need for further tourism infrastructure development to attract high-end tourists to the region.
The minister also encouraged local youths to tap into these new government opportunities in the hospitality sector, leveraging government-subsidized schemes like Deendayal Upadhyay Yojana and the Chief Minister’s Paryathan Vikas Yojna. The schemes under Atma Nirbhar Arunachal also open new possibilities in agriculture and horticulture sectors.
The minister also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for helping in declaring the border villages, Kibithoo, Kaho Village in Anjaw, Limiking in Upper Subansiri, and Mago Village in Tawang as the first villages under the Vibrant Village Programme.