Sanctioning funds for development in North East not an issue: Rijiju

Itanagar: Sanctioning of funds for development activities is not an issue as the central government is adopting all possible ways to develop the North East region, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said.

The union minister's assertion came yesterday during his visit to the fire accident site at Seppa in East Kameng district to take stock of the situation.

At least 27 houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at ALC colony at Seppa on 20 May.

Kiren Rijiju

A file photo of Kiren Rijiju. PTI

Inquiring about the actual cause of the incident and number of families affected, Rijiju informed that he had already discussed the matter with the chief minister and has requested him to provide all necessary assistance, an official release informed here today.

The union minister also assured to extend necessary support in reconstruction and rehabilitation, it said.

Promising he would always be there for the development of the region, Rijiju asserted his party is pro-poor and pro-development.

Rijiju also wanted to know the status about the construction work at Government Model College, Seppa and other development activities being undertaken in the district, it said.

Updated Date: May 25, 2016 13:31 PM

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