ITANAGAR, Nov 1 - Constant deliberations between the academia and bureaucrats would augur well for fast progressing Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said while addressing the economists at the 17th annual conference of North Eastern Economic Association (NEEA) at Rajiv Gandhi University near here on Friday.
Connectivity being the catalyst for development, the 1,600-km Trans-Arunachal Highway would be completed by 2017 while over 529-km rural road have been built, efforts are on to introduce fixed wing aircraft service, he said.
The State being a late starter has crossed the initial hurdles and has proposed a Vision for 2030. By then the State would undergo a sea change in all-round development, he added.
NEEA president Prof Sundarja Borbora of IIT-Guwahati underscored the importance of good governance with accountability, transparency and citizenry participation which is vital for eradicating poverty and ensuring good health to the people to boost NE economy.
Highlighting various NE problmes, including insurgency, bandh culture and inter-State boundary problems hindering development, he urged the economists to influence the policymakers for finding a lasting solution to these problems. � PTI