Assam, Arunachal must work together for development: Assam CM

25 Feb 2018

Assam Chief Minister (CM) Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that Assam and Arunachal Pradesh must work together, in keeping with the age-old close ties between the two states, to achieve all round development.
The Assam chief minister said this while attending a joint celebration of Ali Aye Ligang festival of the Mishings along with Solung festival of the Adi community at Mebo in East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. "Both states are rich in biodiversity and we must harness these potentials for achieving rapid development of the region," Sonowal said.
He urged the youths of Arunachal Pradesh to work towards harnessing the state's agriculture, horticulture, hydrology and tourism potentials to usher in a period of rapid development in the Northeast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of the Northeast becoming the new engine of growth for the nation can be achieved only if there is unity among the states in the region, Sonowal added. The region must strive towards taking advantage of the Centre's Act East policy to take the Northeast into the high growth trajectory. (PTI)