ITANAGAR, Oct 13 � Admitting that there remains �critical gaps� in road, air, railway and telecommunication in the State despite the PM�s 2008 mega package for infrastructure development, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said that Central policies were not being implemented effectively which needed thorough review.
�The Central policies, including North East Industrial & Investment Promotion Policy effective since April 2007 were not being implemented effectively which needed thorough review. Contradictory laws were obstructing tapping of the State�s huge potentials including hydropower when India has been facing huge energy deficit.�
Tuki said this in his address to the �Food conclave & investors� meet�, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Kolkata in collaboration with State�s Industries department and funded by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) here today.
He urged the ICC to take steps to help remove the hurdles for the Government of India to come forward to assist Arunachal Pradesh �tap its potentials in national interest�.
From self-consuming farming, Arunachalees are fast taking up commercial production and this initiative would benefit them the most with the investors assuring buyback policy, Tuki said, adding the event has brought to limelight many ambitious projects of the investors.
He expressed the hope that the meet would prove to be harbinger of industrial growth. Some local problems hindering a conducive atmosphere would be removed with enactment of new laws soon, he said to assure security to the investors.
Parliamentary Secretary for Industries Tatung Jamoh said that the meet aimed at highlighting the potentials and opportunities for investment and the efforts of the State Government and its incentives for the purpose.
Arunachal is in an envious position to be sandwiched soon between two huge markets � China and India, said Parliamentary Secretary Mutchu Mithi.
Announcing the government�s commitment of extending all support including single-window clearance, the junior Mithi sought the investors� partnership to give a new impetus to the State�s industrial growth.
Earlier, Industries Secretary Dr S S Ghonkrokata said the event aimed at facilitating the investors informed choices as �Seeing is believing�, to create a conducive atmosphere for industrial growth and new innovative methods like fusion of horticulture-tourism.
He highlighted the State�s huge untapped potentials which have so far attracted investment of Rs 50 crore. A mega food park at Kimin with an investment of Rs 100 crore is in the pipeline while Rs 500 crore investment is targeted during the next five years with single window clearance and subsidy in electricity in the offing, he added.