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Arunachal gets most improved small State award

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ITANAGAR, Nov 6 - Adding yet another feather in its cap, Arunachal Pradesh was conferred the �Most Improved Small State� award in terms of infrastructure development by India Today in its 14th India Today State of the States Conclave 2016 in New Delhi on Friday.

Arunachal had received a similar award from India Today group in 2013 for most improved small states� category, in investment sector, macro economy and overall performance.

Thanking India Today Group for honouring his State with the prestigious award, Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that this award was the outcome of hard work put in by bureaucrats, technocrats, Panchayat leaders, public leaders, students and the entire 14 lakh population of the State and dedicated the award to the people of the State.

During the panel discussion on infrastructure development, Khandu said that his Government was committed for a robust connectivity in the State with equal emphasis on road, air, rail and digital connectivity.

He informed the gathering on various infrastructure development undertaken in the state and also unveiled his future plans of growth in tourism industry, hydropower, industrial and investment corridors for Arunachal Pradesh.

The award was given away by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Khandu.

Pema meets Jaitley: Meanwhile, Khandu on Saturday called on the Union Finance Minister and had a detailed discussion on the issues confronting the State.

He submitted a memorandum inviting Centre�s attention to various developmental aspects of the State and the coordinated support required from the Central Government. The memorandum included developmental issues, pay commission, infrastructure development apart from financial liabilities.

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Arunachal gets most improved small State award

ITANAGAR, Nov 6 - Adding yet another feather in its cap, Arunachal Pradesh was conferred the �Most Improved Small State� award in terms of infrastructure development by India Today in its 14th India Today State of the States Conclave 2016 in New Delhi on Friday.

Arunachal had received a similar award from India Today group in 2013 for most improved small states� category, in investment sector, macro economy and overall performance.

Thanking India Today Group for honouring his State with the prestigious award, Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that this award was the outcome of hard work put in by bureaucrats, technocrats, Panchayat leaders, public leaders, students and the entire 14 lakh population of the State and dedicated the award to the people of the State.

During the panel discussion on infrastructure development, Khandu said that his Government was committed for a robust connectivity in the State with equal emphasis on road, air, rail and digital connectivity.

He informed the gathering on various infrastructure development undertaken in the state and also unveiled his future plans of growth in tourism industry, hydropower, industrial and investment corridors for Arunachal Pradesh.

The award was given away by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Khandu.

Pema meets Jaitley: Meanwhile, Khandu on Saturday called on the Union Finance Minister and had a detailed discussion on the issues confronting the State.

He submitted a memorandum inviting Centre�s attention to various developmental aspects of the State and the coordinated support required from the Central Government. The memorandum included developmental issues, pay commission, infrastructure development apart from financial liabilities.