Governor emphasises on availability of PDS items in Border Areas


The Cabinet Minister for Food & Civil Supplies and Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs etc. Shri Kamlung Mossang called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.)

B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 16th July 2018. They discussed about Public Distribution System, ration items and consumer affairs etc.

The Governor emphasized on strengthening the Public Distribution System in the State. He said that the basic requirements, i.e. ration items must reach every bona fide  denizen, especially in the remote villages of the State. Focus must be on the border areas of international boundaries, from Bhutan in the West to Myanmar in the East, he said.

The Governor also stressed that availability of essential commodities  at  reasonable rates must be ensured with utmost transparency and accountability. He suggested for evolving an effective monitoring system throughout the State on availability and pricing  of essential commodities. He recommended for proper monitoring  and  regular inspection of storehouses, Fair Price Shops and other outlets and check  malpractice  and hoarding of essential commodities.

The Governor advised the Minister to enforce regular checking of PDS for ensuing  proper market prices and to address issues of the consumers, if any in fast track mode.




Governor emphasises on Cleanliness and Education

A delegation led by Shri Gora Lotak, former Councillor of Ward No 18, Itanagar Municipal Council called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 12th July 2018.

Interacting with the delegation, the Governor emphasised that the councillors of Municipal Councils should take initiative and necessary action for maintaining upmost cleanliness in the residential areas as well as in the public places.


The Governor said that as Raj Bhavan is located in Ward No. 18, it must be a model Ward in cleanliness. It should be the Ward sending out messages of “Swachhta / Cleanliness’ to the people of the Capital city and the State. The healthy environment and recreation facilities, like Raj Bhavan Parks, must be maintained and utilized in correct manner, he added.

The Governor also called upon the former Councillors and the Ward members of Municipal Councils to motivated and assist in sending every child above the age  of six years to school in their respective wards. He emphasised that to achieve 100% literacy, every child of today must go to school.

The former councillor and Ward members, present in the meeting assured the Governor to do their best in cleanliness and education in the Ward No. 18.




Members of Parliament, Tibetan Parliament in Exile calls on the Governor

The Member of Parliament, Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE), Mr. Pema Jungney, who is a former Speaker of TPiE, called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh  Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 12th July 2018. Accompanied by Lama Kunga Sothup, who is also a Member of Parliament, TPiE and Mr. G.T. Yangdup, Settlement Officer, Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan Settlement Office, Tenzingang Mr. Jungney conveyed the gratitude of Tibetan Parliament in Exile towards India and its people for helping the Tibetan cause and Tibetan people in the last sixty years.

The Governor shared his experience of his visit to Tibet region in earlier 1990s and expressed hope that rich cultural heritage of Tibet which is embodied with peace and humanism will continue to promote amity and brotherhood amongst the people of the world.

Earlier, Mr. Jungney briefed the Governor about the present petrifying situation in Tibet.




Governor takes up issues of the State at the NEC Forum

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the first day of the two-day 67th Plenary of North East Council (NEC) at Shillong on 9th July 2018.

Addressing the august gathering of all the Governors and Chief Ministers of eight North Eastern States, chaired by the Union Home Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh, the Governor highlighted on the potentials and challenges of Arunachal Pradesh. He also put forward the connectivity bottleneck and implementation of 1500 km Trans Arunachal Highway, Arunachal Frontier Highway and East West Corridor. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is the lone State which does not have airport in the State Capital and emphasised that Civil Aviation Ministry and Ministry of DoNER must fund this important project at the earliest.

The Governor requested the North East Council and Ministry of Development of North Eastern region (DoNER) for their assistance and participation in tourism, skill development, health care and education.

Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is most strategically located in the country, having 1680 KM International Border with three countries i.e. Bhutan (160 Km), China (1080 Km)  and Myanmar (440 Km), the Governor said that the Border Area Development in the State is a national necessity for security and to check thinning out of population. Nation has to invest in the Border Areas so that people of the State are safe and the far-flung land has men & women to fly the National flag. He informed the house that Arunachal Pradesh Government has submitted a BADP and it would need additional package under the programme.

To boost the education sector in the State, the Governor urged NEC to explore the possibility of establishment of regional important educational institution in Arunachal Pradesh in the same lines of IITs and IIMs. He also urged the NEC to open a strategic policy research cell in Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, which can deal with border related issues across the North Eastern region on the same line of the APJ Abdul  Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis set up by NEC in IMM Shillong.

The Governor informed that Arunachal Pradesh does not have any iconic institution. He requested for allotment of appropriate fund for one State-of-Art Sainik School in the State, wherein students from across the States would dream to join.


Stating that Arunachal Pradesh has a great potential in sports and music and there is a need for avenues to channelize the youth energies in order to wean them from going  the drug and gun way through sports and music, the Governor requested the NEC to provide fund for establishing five State of Art Football Institutes and five State of Art Music Institutes in the State. He underscored that such institutes will help in weeding away the youth from gun and drug culture.

The Governor urged the NEC to take up major projects under North Eastern Region Community Resources Management Project (NERCORMP). He said that there is a need to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts for which the State Government has submitted a plan of Rs. 1524 crores to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In presence of Union Home Minister, the Governor also expressed his concern about the insurgency activities and the Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts and called for a concrete action to bring peace and development in the eastern part of the State.

The Governor also requested the Ministry of Home Affairs, DoNER and NEC to strengthen the infrastructure at border check posts to promote inter-border trade with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Kingdom of Bhutan and the People’s Republic of China.


Governor condoles the demise of former Governor

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has condoled the demise of Shri M.M JACOB, former Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

On behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Raj Bhavan family, the Governor conveyed his deepest condoles and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

Late Jacob was the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh from 24th January to 6th April 2007.

Maintain punctuality and meet the common visitors to your office: Governor to Officers


The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) convened a meeting of senior officers of Rural Development, Environment and Forests and Planning Departments at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 7th July 2018. They discussed various issues including livelihood programmes, catchment area treatment, bamboo development, doubling of farmers’ income and road connectivity for the State, which will be taken up by the Governor in the 67th Plenary of North Eastern Council.

The Governor emphasised that all the Central and State programmes must be implemented in letter and spirit. There must be proper monitoring of all the NEC schemes. Challenges in the implementation of the development programmes must be addressed at the earliest. All effort should be made to ensure that the benefits of  welfare programmes reach the targeted population, he said.

In the meeting, the Governor urged upon the officers to maintain punctuality and meet the common visitors to their office to ameliorate their difficulties. The Governor also advised them to promote and propagate the mission of Swachh Bharat.

The Governor advised the officers to explore ways and means to double the incomes of the farmers by addressing the challenges in transportation, preservation and marketing of their products. As Arunachal Pradesh has the highest number of species of bamboos, while 32 species are cultivated by the farmers and 44 species are occurring naturally in the State, the Governor said that he would propose for opening a Research Cum Development Institute, to be located in Arunachal Pradesh of bamboo cultivation at the NEC Fora.

Earlier, the officers briefed the Governor on the issues related to their department for discussion in the ensuing plenary of North Eastern Council.

Governor advice to Master Tamman


Dance India Dance Little Masters season 4 runners up, Master Tamman Gamnu along with his parents called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 6th July 2018. The Governor and the First Lady of the State congratulated Master Tamman and his parent and felicitated them.

Interacting with family in the Vivekananda Hall of Raj Bhavan, the Governor presented a ‘Governor’s souvenir pen’ to Master Tamman and advised him to study hard along with his hobby of dancing.

Governor urges upon the officers to have a ‘Pan Arunachal’ view


The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) convened a meeting of senior officers of the State and discussed about developmental programmes and projects at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 5th July 2018. They also discussed the issues to be raised in the ensuing plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) at Shillong on 9th and 10th July 2018.

The Governor urged upon the officers to have a ‘Pan Arunachal’ view and emphasized that initiatives must be Suo Moto to any problem or challenge confronting the common citizens of the State. He reiterated that every Paisa spend from the Public Fund on any programme or project must bring matching result for the development of the people.

The Governor shared his concern with the senior bureaucrats about alleged corrupt practices and absence of government officials from their offices, which is hampering the smooth functioning of the government offices.

Inviting suggestions from the officers to be taken up in the 67th Plenary of NEC, the Governor said that the State must make best use of the NE Forum to put forward the challenges of the people for its resolution by joint effort. He also advised the officers to explore institutional mechanism to expedite the implementation of NEC sponsored projects.

Issues related to roads and air connectivity, law and order, security, infrastructure, health and textbooks distribution also came up for discussion.

State Chief Secretary Shri Satya Gopal briefed the Governor on the matters pertaining to North Eastern Council. Commissioners and Secretaries attended the meeting.