Jual Oram assures Arunachal about hiking annual allocation
Itanagar, Dec 28: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has assured Arunachal Pradesh about hiking the annual allocation of his ministry to the state.
Oram gave this assurance to state’s Women and Child Development Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi, who accompanied with Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju called on the Union minister at New Delhi yesterday, an official release said here.
Pointing out that Arunachal is one of the poorest states with under-developed rural areas inhabited by scheduled tribes, Gadi justified his demand by saying that the state having no economic generation source solely depends on the Centre for various development.
Gadi today informed over telephone that he told the minister that the land-locked state had 21 districts, mostly located along remote border areas, while most of the schools having cent per cent tribal students have been running without hostels resulting in miseries for the students during rainy days. Immediate construction of hostels is essential for the tribal students to be on par with their mainstream counterparts, Gadi said with the union minister agreeing to increase allocation to meet the basic requirements of the state, the release said.