Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki has urged Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram to upgrade the police infrastructure in the state
and step up recruitment in the police.
During his meeting with Chidambaram in Delhi
yesterday, Tuki briefed him about law and order in the state
particularly in Tirap and Changlang districts, official
sources said here.
Chidambaram assured Tuki of providing all possible
assistance to the state, they said.
Defence Minister AK Antony, assured of men, material
and equipment for speeding up road work in Arunachal Pradesh
after Tuki complained about the sluggish attitude of Border
Roads Organisation in improving strategically important border
roads which was causing untold miseries to the people of the
state and the defence forces.
The Chief Minister informed Civil Aviation Minister
Vayalar Ravi on delay in the last few months in implementation
of a greenfield airport at Itanagar under the Prime Minister’s
mega package for the state.
Ravi agreed to a suggestion for regular flights from
Lilabari to Guwahati and New Delhi for the convenience of the
people of the state, the sources said.
Tuki also urged DoNER Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar to
support all DoNER sponsored projects in the state.
In another meeting with K V Thomas, Union Minister of
State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Tuki
pleaded for streamlining the public distribution system in the
The minister assured to augment the storage capacity
of foodgrains by constructing FCI godowns and to ensure
delivery of food grains to identified remote localities
through air-lifting, the sources added.