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Arunachal CM meets Sitharaman

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, June 18 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi and apprised her about prevailing financial position of the State. During the meeting, the Chief Minister sought fiscal help from the Centre in order to accelerate the process of development.

He also appealed to the Finance Minister for financial assistance for upgradation and development of State�s medical college, Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS).

Khandu who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and State BJP president and Arunachal East MP Tapir Gao, also urged for assistance for setting up of Ayurveda Medical College and a Pharmacy College in the State.

Seeking a �special financial package� for the education sector, Khandu said that the education sector needs immediate attention from the Centre.

Besides education and health sectors, the Chief Minister also sought intervention of the Union Finance Minister for giving a massive development thrust, especially for insurgency-infested areas, including Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts as well as for development of border areas.

Further, the Chief Minister sought maximum funding for the construction of much-awaited Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, while stating that Arunachal is the only State in India that does not have airport in its capital.

Also to foster economic resilience and to make financial services at affordable cost to all individuals and business in the state, the Chief Minister sought assistance for financial inclusion to benefit the farmers, unemployed youths, senior citizens and all needy people.

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