‘Centre should ensure population habitat in border areas and keep track on encroachment of boundaries by other countries,’ this was suggested by Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. Pul, during a meeting with officials of the department of Science and Technology at ‘Arunachal Bhawan’ in New Delhi, talked about a mechanism to keep check on boundary encroachment by other countries by populating border areas.
‘Border people require livelihood security through development of agriculture and horticulture so that we do not create empty spaces in international borders on account of population migration to urban areas,’ he added. Underlying such challenges faced by the border people, Pul appealed for development of proper market linkages, cold storage facilities and food processing units to be established at all major zones in the State. He identified eight major zonal centers in the State and informed that these centers would be set up in foothill areas and will soon be covered by railway communication and through the ambitious Trans-Arunachal highway.