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Arunachal committed to achieve 100 pc literacy by 2019

PTI 26 Jun 2014, 17:38:28 IST
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is committed to achieve cent per cent literacy by 2019 as envisaged under the five-year period of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) which will come into effect from April 2015, the state government said toda.

“The state government has also set a target to convert the state into the nation's power house within the period, besides making it the country's top tourist destination,” government spokesman Bamang Felix said during a press conference here.

Among other targeted approaches, the government was contemplating to make Arunachal Pradesh an organic state and to popularise it as the horticulture bowl of the country by prioritising the sector, he said.

“The recent visit of the FFC team to the state led by its chairman Y V Reddy was very fruitful. The government was impressive in focusing the state's genuine problems and requirements in the right perspective before the FFC,” the spokesman said.

“The state government placed a special demand to the FFC to consider implementation of the seventh Pay Commission while it was also able to convince the team of the financial overburden due to implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations,” Felix said.

“The FFC admitted the genuine problems of the state and assured all possible support,” he said.