Itanagar, April 06: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the Tana Agyang View Point in Ziro, Lower Subansiri district of the state on Wednesday. The chief minister was on an official tour to the Lower Subansiri, Kamle, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, and Shi Yomi districts on the day of the inauguration.

The project overlooks the Tahing Lampii cave and has been implemented by MGNREGA job cardholders in association with the Tayang Sukung and Nago Arang gram panchayats. The revenue-earning model has been supported by the Habung Welfare Society, and the foundation stone was laid by Khandu in January 2020.

The project costing Rs. 20.75 lakh has been sourced from various programs such as the MGNREGA, My Village, My Development Plan, 14th FC Grant, APEDA, state government resources, and voluntary contributions from members of the Habung Welfare Society.

The project is a fine example of convergence mode driven by the community, and Khandu urged others to follow the trend.

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During his speech, Khandu appreciated the Habung Welfare Society and the two-gram panchayats of Tayang Sukung and Nago Arang for the novel initiative. He rooted for the convergence mode in project implementation and said that it not only calls for the participation of local communities but also saves the waste of public money.

Khandu also assured us that the promised fund for the further development of the site would be released soon.

The chief minister observed that if the project had been implemented under the sole jurisdiction of the state government, it would have cost the government exchequer not less than a crore. Once the project is further developed and completed, he plans to invite members of other communities to visit it for a case study on the convergence model.

Khandu has been rooting for a convergence model with all executing agencies of government departments, district administrations, and community leaders for years. He released the case study report of the entire convergence mode involved in implementing the project.

Local legislator and Minister of Agriculture Tage Taki, Advisor Tourism Laisam Simai, district administration, Panchayati Raj, and members of the Habung Welfare Society were also present at the inauguration.

The Tana Agyang View Point project has set an example of the convergence model, driven by the community in project implementation. The revenue-earning model with the help of the Habung Welfare Society has proven that public funds can be saved and a better future can be created through the convergence mode of implementation.