ITANAGAR, Feb 8 � Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday inaugurated the 19th district of the State � Kra Daadi � which was bifurcated from Kurung Kumey district, fulfilling the government�s commitment of bringing administration to the doorsteps of the people of the remote area bordering China�s Tibet region.
Covering a sprawling area of about 10,000 sq kms with around 50,000 population, the newly-created district to be headquartered at Jamin, 22 km from Palin � will have seven Circles � Tali, Pipsorang, Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak Langdi.
The State Assembly had on March 20, 2013 passed the Arunachal Pradesh (Re-organisation of Districts) (Amendment) Bill, 2013, paving the way for creation of Kra-Daadi along with three other districts.
Addressing a well-attended function at Palin, Tuki said the district was created keeping in view the hardships of the people, who had to go to Koloriang, the HQ of Kurung Kumey, traversing a distance of more than 180 km.
Kra Daadi would be developed as a model district for which a master plan was being prepared. The new district headquarters will be completed with all modern facilities in next two-three years, he said.
Tuki, who earlier laid the foundation stone for construction of a new DC office building at its permanent site at Jamin, said, till then, all administrative works of Kra Daadi will be facilitated from Palin.
Civil Aviation Minister Thangwang Wangham, Health & Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho, Women & Child Development Minister Wanglin Lowangdong and PHE Minister Takam Pario (also local MLA) and several MLAs were present on the occasion.