ITANAGAR, April 11 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has said being a border State, the Centre should ensure population habitat in border areas to keep check on encroachment by other countries.
Pul, during a meeting with officials of the department of Science and Technology at �Arunachal Bhawan� in New Delhi recently, talked about the mechanism to keep check on boundary encroachment by other countries by having population habitat in border areas, an official release said here. �Border people require livelihood security through development of agriculture and horticulture so that we do not create empty spaces in international borders on account of population migration to urban areas,� he said.
Underlying such challenges faced by the border people, Pul appealed for development of proper market linkages, cold storage facilities and food processing units to be established at all major zones in the State. He identified eight zonal centres in the State and said that these centres would be set up at foothill areas. These centres would soon be covered by railway communication and through the ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway, he added. � PTI