Arunachal Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019

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PM Lays Foundation Stone for Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh

PM Narendra Modi laid Foundation Stone for the Sela Tunnel Project in Arunachal Pradesh across Sela Pass.

Sela Pass

Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The pass connects Tawang for rest of India.

Key Facts about the Sela Tunnel Project

The important facts about the Sela Tunnel project are:

  • The Sela pass tunnel will be constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
  • The announcement of the project was done in the Union Budget 2018 by then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
  • Project costs Rs. 687 crore and is expected to be completed in the three years.
  • The project involves the construction of a road for a  total distance of 12.04 km which consist of two tunnels of 1790 and 475 meters.
  • The project once completed will reduce the travelling time from Tezpur to Tawang by more than one hour.
  • The project will also aid travellers in by-passing the dangerous snow-covered Sela top at a height of 13,700 feet.

An asset to the Defence Forces

The Sela tunnel project will provide all-weather connectivity and reduce travelling time. This aids the swift and fast movement of army troops in Tawang which is a strategically-located district located near the border of China. The tunnel will reduce the travel time between the Indian Army’s 4 Corps headquarters at Tezpur in Assam and Tawang.

The tunnel project will also boost the tourism industry and economic activities in the region as well as north-eastern states.

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Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on 21st January. The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972.

State Reorganisation of North-East

At the time of Independence, India’s North-East region composed of three kinds of entities mentioned below:

  • Assam Province of British India. 
  • Princely states of Manipur and Tripura.
  • North East Frontier Province (NEFA).

Manipur and Tripura were granted the status Union Territories in 1949. On 1 December 1963  statehood was granted for Nagaland. Meghalaya was made an autonomous state within Assam via the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act of 1969 as per the sixth schedule of the constitution. In 1972, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura were granted full statehood via the North East Reorganization Act 1972 and the Mizo Hills region of Assam and NEFA were converted into a Union Territory. As a result of the Mizo Accord of 1986, Mizoram emerged as a full-fledged state of India in 1987. Even the NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) was granted full-fledged statehood in 1987.

Meghalaya has organised a week-long programme on the theme, ‘Celebrating Meghalaya-India’, on the occasion of the 47th Statehood Day and the 70th Republic Day.

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