Itanagar, Feb 2 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for rolling out a “New India Budget 2018” which “is comprehensive and holistic in every sense”.
Welcoming the pro-poor and people-oriented Budget, he said that it focussed on distressed farmers and rural areas while boosting growth, jobs and private investment.
Extending gratitude to Prime Minister and Finance Minister for proposing to construct a tunnel under the Sela Pass in the state along the China border, Khandu said: “This tunnel will serve as a great relief to the denizens of Tawang district and also multiply tourist flow in the region.”
Welcoming Jaitley’s proposal of revamping the National Bamboo Mission with an allocation of Rs 1290 crore to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner, he maintained that Arunachal will be one of the highest gainers from the announcement.
Moreover, Khandu hailed the union budget for giving special impetus to Scheduled Tribe population by proposing to have ‘Ekalavya’ school at par with Navodaya Vidyalayas in every block with more than 50 per cent ST population and at least 20,000 tribal people by 2022.
He lauded the central government for paying special attention towards social sectors like health and education.