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Arunachal didn't get proper hand-holding from Centre: Khandu

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on Saturday rued that did not receive proper hand-holding from the ever since the time it was granted statehood.

"Arunachal should develop at their own pace safeguards to ensure their well-being," he said at the first-ever joint conference of Anganwadi and ASHA workers held in Tawang, bordering

In a statement, Khandu lamented that Arunachal did not have proper hand-holding from the since its journey from (NEFA) to statehood, resulting in deteriorated work culture and development disparity in the state.

The noted that time has come for to remodel, rethink and reshape its development discourse with proper planning and policy reforms to an audience of more than 500 Anganwadi and ASHA workers that had gathered from various districts.

On labour reforms, Khandu said even without any demands placed, the has enhanced the honorarium of 12,050 Anganwadi workers and helpers to Rs 1,500.

The announced an additional honorarium of Rs 500 on the occasion, which will be implemented from next month.

"If additional enhancement is required it will be examined and matter brought to the cabinet. Benefits have already been announced in the budget," he said

The Chief Minister said at present, the is working on minimum wages for workers and when announced will be implemented in the state as well.

Talking about important initiatives of state government, Khandu said "Sarkar Aapke Dwar" programme by district administrations is being carried our successfully across the states. He said more than 1 lakh beneficiaries have benefited from the programme.

On air connectivity, the Chief Minister said will be made operational soon as the tender process is completed and finalised.

He said the will also start its own to connect the six Advanced Landing Grounds in the state.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 00:10 IST