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Longding named 17th district of Arunachal Pradesh


PTI | Itanagar, September 26, 2011 16:01
Tags : arunachal pradesh | longding | new district | most backward areas | insurgeny | tirap district |

Longding will be the 17th district of Arunachal Pradesh and has been carved out of insurgency-hit Tirap district, with the aim to step up development of the area and better administration.
The Assembly passed 'Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Organization of Districts) (Amendment) Bill,' 2011 by voice vote.
Considered one of the most backward areas in the state, Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin said in the Assembly: "The state government had constituted a high power committee on June 23, 2010 for finalising the boundary and creating the said district. Accordingly, the committee on August 11, 2010 had submitted its report and recommended the creation of the district.
"The creation of the new district will meet the aspiration and long felt demand of the people and also enable the government to run the administration effectively to achieve speedy development on all fronts," he added.
The new district, which will have its headquarters at Longding, shares its borders with Myanmar and Nagaland. Longding is inhabited by the Wancho community, who are dependent on jhum cultivation.
The new district would comprise the administrative units of Longding, Kanubari, Pongchau, Wakka, Pumao and Lawnu excluding Naitong village which falls under Borduria Village Forest Reserve, he said.

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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017