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Top Arunachal science official mulls more stress on tourism

Top Arunachal science official mulls more stress on tourism

Itanagar, Feb 4 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Parliamentary secretary for science and technology Phurpa Tsering has advocated for giving more emphasis on the tourism sector of the state for creating employment avenues in the state. “Emphasis on tourism industry will generate self-employment and income to the educated unemployed youths and mitigate their financial dependence on their leaders”, he said during a public meeting at Dirang in West Kameng district yesterday. Tsering, on a week-long tour to the district, also announced financial packages for construction of Tourist Lodges at Zimthung and Salari villages in the district, official sources informed here today. “God has bestowed West Kameng and Tawang districts with tremendous natural beauty which attracts largest inflow of tourist both-domestic and international annually to this belt. Apart from horticulture, our educated unemployed youths should take up tourism related activities for their self-sustenance,” he suggested. While reviewing various ongoing developmental schemes and programs at Darbu, Rahung, Zimthung, Namthung, Munna Camp, Panchavati, Chander, Salari, Pangma, Khalibok, Barchipam, Sagar Krong, Dirang Basti and Lish Gonpache villages, he also announced slew of packages from his local area development fund and Border Area Development Package. The package included repair of Rahung power-house, water connectivity at Salari village, approach roads to Gompas at several villages, repair of dilapidated school buildings, boundary walls and posting of requisite teachers in schools. PTI UPL SUS SUS

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