Arunachal Pradesh Current Affairs - 2020

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Project Arunank running in full swing in China border despite of COVID-19

The Border Road Organization (BRO) is working in full swing to completely replace the Daporijo bridge. The bridge os the only line of communication to 451 villages located in the China border. Also, the BRO is engaged in snow clearance of Manali-Leh axis to provide relief to Ladakh and Lahaul valley.

Project Arunank

The Project Arunank is being implemented by BRO in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The project aims at linking remote regions of the borders with well developed strategic roads.

Daporijo Bridge

The Daporijo bridge is being constructed across the Subansiri river. The bridge was completely rusted and was a serious threat to the commuters.

The bridge is being constructed under voluntary approach of Project Arunank authorities. They are empowered to take such patriotic initiatives under the Army Act, 1950 and Army rules 1954.

Subansiri River

The Subansiri river runs in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest tributary of Brahmaputra river.

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February 20: Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh celebrate their Statehood Day

On February 20, the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram are celebrating their statehood day. Statehood day marks the day of formation of the states. Arunachal Pradesh became a state on 20th February 1987. And Mizoram that was a part of Assam was formed on 20th February 1987.

Mizoram

Mizoram became a state with the implementation of North-Eastern Reorganization Act, 1972. Mizoram being a mountainous region was a district of Assam till 1972. It was the 23rd state to be formed in India.

In 1891, the region was annexed by the British. During British rule, the Lushai hills region was under Assam and the southern half with Bengal. These two regions were united in 1898.

After the Reorganization act, 1972, Mizoram became a Union Territory. Later, in 1986, a historic MoU was signed between the GoI and the Mizo National Front and Mizoram became a state in 1987.

Arunachal Pradesh

In 1972, the state was called the North-East Frontier Agency. Later in 1975, an elected Legislative Assembly was constituted. After the Reorganization act, 1972, Arunachal Pradesh remained as a Union Territory. It became a state in 1987.

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