Arunachal Pradesh today celebrates its 31st Statehood Day

Today is Arunachal Pradesh’s 31st Statehood Day. Arunachal Pradesh, three decades back on 20th February 1987, attained statehood to becme 24th state of Federal India. The British had given formal recognition to this area as the North East Frontier Tracts (NEFT) with a separate administrative unit. Post Independence, in 1954, a full scale administration of the area was inaugurated and NEFT was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh and in 1972, it became the Union Territory of the Republic of India.

Consequent upon the passing of the 55th Amendment Act of Indian Constitution, Arunachal Pradesh attained full political status of a state with full-fledged Legislative Assembly and a popular government.

Home to numerous tribes, Arunachal Pradesh has been Mother Nature’s favorite child. A mega biodiversity hotspot, the State has been blessed with some of the most enchanting natural beauty. From Tawang in the west to Anjaw in the east, the mighty rivers ad waterfalls, the rare orchids, the diverse fauna, the dense forests, will only leave one in awe.

From being in isolation, the state has today come a long way in every area of development. Infrastructure, roads, health and educational services, agriculture, horticulture, power, tourism have all grown manifold. Today the state is on thethreshold of unfolding mega development oriented initiatives like the two land Trans Arunachal highway, the 500 bedded Tomo Riba Hospital, Medical College; six upgraded Advance Landing Grounds ready t be used for both defence and civilian purposes. Film Institute, Arunachal University at Pasighat, amongst others.

Arunachal Pradesh as the Organic Hub and Fruit Bowl of India: The state is one of the major producers of Kiwi, Apple, Cardamom and Orange in India. It also has the highest number of rare medicinal plants. The state is now gradually transforming itself into a fully organic State, which would enable it to realize the vast latent potential through strong investment push in the entire agricultural value chain, including cold chain and storage facilities, agri-marketing, agro processing and exports.

Arunachal Pradesh as the Hydropower Capital of India: The State has a hydropower potential of about 50,000 MW, of which 710 MW will be generated this year. Ranganadi Hydro electricity project in Lower Subansiri, the first commissioned mega dam in the state, has an installed capacity of 405 MW. Environmental concerns are a major priority and the Government, together with the Union Government will work in tandem with the people of the state to resolve the issues.

Arunachal Pradesh as the home for Spiritual, Wellness and Adventure tourism: The State with its pristine natural beauty has resolved to transform itself into a leading destination for spirituality and wellness. A massive investment push for world-class infrastructure and launching a global branding campaign, which would showcase beauty of this part of India to the rest of the world, is underway.

The mighty rivers and the gorgeous terrain allow all the adrenaline lovers to indulge in their passion. One can choose from a plethora of options ranging from River rafting, mountain climbing, zip lining to zorbing amongst many others.

Skilled manpower: The Government has decided to create a pool of skilled manpower. Plans are underway to establish a world-class skill development institute in the state, which would cater to requirement of the state and the other North Eastern States.

Industrial development and Investment in Arunachal Pradesh: CM Pema Khandu’s Government will ensure that investors get tailor made policies to invest in the State. State Government is working in the direction of making land laws more attractive for the investors while still keeping the interests of the locals protected. With a tag line ‘Arunachal Rising’, the Government is all set to attract valuable investments in the State to provide the much needed opportunities to the locals to unlock their potentials.

There are the major initiatives taken by the State Government under Chief Minister Pema Khandu –

  • Seventh Pay Commission implemented for state government employees
  • 119 new PMGSY, project sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh with a total of around Rs. 1,500 crores
  • Instituted Arunachal Ratna Award – Highest Civilian Award of the state which carries a citation and cash award
  • Instituted a policy of awarding Rs. 50 lakhs and a job in the government to the next of kin of those police personnel and fire & emergency services who sacrifice their lives fighting terrorist, criminals or underground elements
  • Launched online Survey Management System to enable people’s participation in governance
  • Digital office started to curb corruption
  • 10 crores each to 60 constituencies for area development
  • CM’s Paryatan Vikas Yojana restructured
  • CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme restructured
  • MOU entered with CII to promote and project Arunachal as the preferred investment destination, to attract investments and build capacities within the State
  • Itanagar to Banderdewa 32 KM four lane highway sanctioned
  • Pending salary of SSA teachers released – 52 crores
  • Tomo Riba 500 bedded hospital cum Medical College started
  • Bharatnet to cover 863 gram panchayats by March 2017
  • Six ALGs ready to be used for both defence and civilian purposes
  • First ATR commercial flight to be operated from Pasighat
  • Composite Textile Park sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh
  • Post Graduate Teachers conferred Group B Gazetted status
  • Disbursed Rs. 1 lakh to all constituencies for organization of Swachh Bharat Diwas in all inclusive and major way
  • NEEPCO in Arunachal Pradesh is going to commission a 600 MW hydropower generating unit in October 2017
  • Participated and partnered with Gujarat in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
  • Signed an MOU with National Dairy Development Board and Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation
  • Created about 2000 posts at various levels in the state
  • Devising a policy on Easy of Doing Business
  • Going to enact Arunachal Pradesh Protection of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill 2017
  • Recruitment of Group B non-gazetted, Group C and Ministerial/MTS Personnel shall be conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission by amending the relevant Regulation

Issued by the Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Government of Arunachal Pradesh | Phone Number: 0360-2244371 | Email:

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