Border with China is being shared by Eleven Assembly constituencies in the state. The inhabitants are considered India’s first line of defense. They have never failed to report offense by the Chinese troops.
The villagers fleeing to Itanagar for livelihood
But in the past few years, the villagers have been fleeing to the state capital Itanagar and the other areas for earning their livelihood.
Legislators concerned over the migration of villagers
According to Sona, the legislators were concerned about the migration of the villagers. He said the meeting was imparted to discuss and find ways to tackle the issues.
“The border residents lack basic amenities and they tend to migrate to urban areas for a better life. The only way we can check it is by giving opportunities to them through development initiatives,” Sona stated.
Agreement of the MLAs
The other MLAs agreed to this. They suggested that a forum could be formed for border legislators as it can be of great help. According to the legislators, the change of existing guidelines of the Border Area Development Programme was necessary.
The reports of the respective MLAs are likely to be submitted to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who hails from Tawang, a western Arunachal district perched on the China border.