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Arunachal, Sikkim to share knowledge of promoting tourism


The state governments of two Himalaya states Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim have agreed to share knowledge on promoting tourism.

This development came when Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) called on his Arunachal counterpart Pema Khandu on Monday here. Tamang was accompanied by his Minister for Power MN Sherpa, Principal Secretary DoP Tenzing Gelek, Secretary to CM SD Dhakal and others.

Khandu during the meeting expressed that Arunachal has so much to learn from Sikkim and hoped that the latter s success in development of tourism, hydropower and agriculture sector could also be emulated in Arunachal.

He said both the states are poised for growth as the centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving special attention in the Northeast with regular visits of central ministers to the region. He also shared the concern of Sikkim CM expressing that criteria of central funding on development projects should not be based on population criteria.

The meeting also discussed on social, political, economical and demographic structure of Arunachal and Sikkim.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein was also present in the meeting.

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