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Arunachal Aims for Sustainable Development with Emphasis on Tourism

In a recent meeting held at the Raj Bhawan, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lieutenant General (Retired) KT Parnaik and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein delved into the untapped potential of the state’s hydropower and tourism sectors. The discussion centered on the need for strategic initiatives to harness economic and environmental benefits.

During the meeting, Governor Parnaik, who had recently visited the remote Vijoynagar in Changlang district, emphasised the significance of promoting non-conventional energy resources. He particularly highlighted the use of solar lighting, aligning with a sustainable development approach and acknowledging the importance of preserving the state’s diverse flora and fauna.

The officials explored the expansion of tourism infrastructure in the state, with a focus on eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and religious tourism. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein shared insights into plans to unlock the tourism potential, aiming to attract visitors seeking unique and enriching experiences. The mention of eco-tourism aligns with the global trend towards sustainable travel.

Additionally, the possibility of introducing horticultural crops such as saffron, kiwi, orange, and apple was discussed, with Vijoynagar identified as a potential location. This move towards diversifying agricultural practices could contribute to both economic development and the enhancement of Arunachal Pradesh’s agricultural landscape.
Governor Parnaik’s call for a special focus on hydropower and tourism, coupled with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices, reflects a holistic approach to development in Arunachal Pradesh. This approach seeks to harness the state’s potential while preserving its unique natural heritage.

The collaboration between Governor Parnaik and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein signals a commitment to responsible development. The proposed initiatives not only aim to boost the economy but also showcase the natural beauty and cultural richness of Arunachal Pradesh, attracting environmentally conscious travellers.

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