Recalling years of economic struggle post-statehood in 1987, with lingering memories of war with China in 1962, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday stressed the state’s hydropower potential to transform it into a progressive state of the country.
Greeting people of the frontier state on the 72nd Independence Day, Khandu said: “Even though our state has a huge potential especially in development of natural resources, we are behind other states.”
“We suffered a lot during 1962 India-China war and the memories of that are still alive. We were given full statehood in 1987, 40 years after independence,” Khandu said, adding that was the major reason for the state’s economic troubles.
“Had our state’s hydropower potential been realised 40 years back, we would have been one of the largest producers of electricity in the country by now,” said the Chief Minister after unfurling the Tricolour. Read More
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