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Special Package Launched to Tackle Insurgency in Arunachal Pradesh

Published on February 23, 2018
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister of India, has sanctioned a special package to strengthen the security in the three districts of Arunanchal Pradesh.

The package is sanctioned to tackle insurgency, create new posts and purchasing of vehicle and equipment in Tirap. Changlang and Longding.
The announcement was made on the event organised to celebrate the 31st statehood day of Arunachal Pradesh on 20th February 2018.


  • The Home Ministry will sanction funds at the earliest to built 20+ police stations in the three districts.
  • The ministry will look after the proposal sent by state government of Arunanchal Pradesh for setting up ITBP Battalion.
  • A Rs 50,000 crore project for roads and bridges for Arunachal Pradesh has already been sanctioned by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari which would be sanctioned within the next two years.

Future Projects for Arunachal Pradesh

  • Four state roads in Arunachal have already been announced as national highways 
  • Foundation stone for railway line to Pasighat would be laid soon and the Railways ministry had already announced survey of railway line from Bame-Ruksin-Tezu-Parashuram Kund via Rupai and Marupang to Tawang. 
  • To boost telecom and IT connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh, work on band line in 5035 km area is on. Ducting has been completed in 2300 km, while cables have been laid in 1300 km.
  • Centre had already given 75 per cent subsidy for two MI-75 choppers in operation in the state, while subsidy for another small chopper would be approved soon.
  • Commercial flights will be made operational from Pasighat Advance Landing Ground (ALG) soon 

About Arunachal Pradesh

  • It is also known as the Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists. Geographically, it is the largest of the north-eastern states known as the Seven Sister States.It was established on 20 February 1987
  • Itanagar is the largest and the capital city of the state

History of Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day

  • February 20th is celebrated as the statehood day of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Arunachal Pradesh, earlier named NEFA (North-East Frontier Agency), was created in 1955. It became a full fledged state of the Union of India on 20 February 1987.
  • Mizo Hills was turned into a Union Territory in 1972. Following the Mizoram Peace Accord (1986), Mizoram was declared a full-fledged state of India on 20th February, 1987.

Expected Questions

1. For which of the following states has the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh sanctioned a package to tackle insurgency and build 20+ police posts?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Odisha
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. None of these

2. Which of the following district is not included among the three for which Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh sanctioned a package to tackle insurgency in Arunanchal Pradesh
a. Tirap
b. Changlang
c.  Longding
d. Lohit

Which state is known as the Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists?
a. Kashmir
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. Assam

Which is the other state that celebrates the statehood day on 20th February along with Arunachal Pradesh?
a. Mizoram
b. Assam
c. Meghalya
d. Manipur
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