ITANAGAR, Aug 2 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has urged the Defence Ministry to ensure fair compensation to the local community while acquiring land for defence purposes.
Khandu urged that the livelihood issues of the people should be taken into account when acquiring land so that a balance is achieved while keeping the country�s security interests high and securing the interests of the community, an official communiqu� said.
The Chief Minister said this during a discussion with the Defence Joint Secretary (Works & Land), Manish Thakur, here today on land use for defence purposes, which was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary Shakuntala Doley Gamlin.
The Chief Minister appealed to the Defence Ministry for the use of the eight Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) at Ziro, Aalo, Mechukha, Pasighat, Walong, Vijaynagar and Tezu for both civilian and defence purposes. This, he said, would enable effective connectivity, which would give a boost to tourism and economic development and prove crucial during emergency medical cases and natural calamities. � PTI