Arunchal CM Calls DCs ‘Drivers’ Of Prosperity Or ‘Doomsday’

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu termed the Deputy Commissioners as the ‘driver’ of their respective districts, who can either ‘drive the district’ to prosperity or a doomsday.

Chairing the 10th Arunachal e-Pragati review meeting with the administrative heads of all the districts of the state at Pasighat on Monday, Khandu said the fate of a district and its people depend upon the ability and sincerity of its DC.

He urged the DCs to conduct monthly e-Pragati review meetings at district levels with all concerned officials of the district and work on the issues taken up at the state level e-Pragati meetings.


“Taking into account your action taken reports, I have to present a cumulative action-taken report of the state in our bi-monthly review meetings taken by the Prime Minister,” he informed.

Khandu reminded the DCs of the ‘Pakke Declaration’ adopted by the state government that envisages a multi-sectoral approach towards low emission and climate-resilient development through five broad themes or the PanchDharas — environment, forest and climate change; health and well-being of all; sustainable and adaptive living; livelihoods and opportunities; and evidence generation and collaborative action.

He said, these rest on 75 strategies including protecting forest cover, restoring degraded forests, reducing health vulnerability due to climate change and extreme weather events, developing master plans for all urban areas reflective of local climate change-induced risks, adopting efficient irrigation measures, promoting entrepreneurship, among others.

Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh can significantly contribute towards fulfillment of the targets within the contribution of India in pursuance of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, considering the forest and natural resources wealth that the state possesses, Khandu exhorted the DCs to work on it in their respective districts.

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