Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:38:35 GMT

Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki completes one year in office

Doimukh (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 1 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who had replaced Jarbom Gamlin for state''s top post, today completed one year in office.

The Congress leader was sworn in as the seventh chief minister of the state on November 1 last year replacing Gamlin, who was the CM till May 5 after the death of Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash on April 30.

Addressing a party rally organised by the Block Congress Committee here, Tuki acknowledged the support of his party workers and political colleagues while discharging his duties.

"My commitment is to make Congress a strong party in the state and will carry forward the mission for a developed Arunachal," Tuki said.

He, however, admitted internal bickering among the party workers, and maintained that he was trying his best to bind them together.

Highlighting various achievements of his one-year-old government, Tuki spelt out some his priority areas and schemes proposed for the state.

"My government, with a view to provide transparency in governance, has mooted several new administrative reforms policies," he said, adding that several new approved schemes will be implemented from the current fiscal.

Tuki said his government had proposed to implement Chief Ministers Universal Health Insurance scheme from this financial year for providing health insurance to poor people for critical illness.

"An amount of three crore has been provided for the scheme," he added.

The other new schemes include Chief Minister''s agriculture mechanisation programme for providing fifty per cent subsidy to poor and marginal farmers, CM skill development programme for unemployed youths, CM livelihood mission school, CM Prayatan Vikas Yojana, disability pension scheme and stipend for students, among others.

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