Taking a swipe at opposition parties in Arunachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said previous governments neglected this state for decades but new India can only be built if North East can be developed well.
Addressing a gathering, Modi said his government allocated Rs 44,000 crore fund to Arunachal Pradesh which is double the amount provided by the previous regimes.
"Tezu airport was built over 50 years but no govt envisioned to connect people of this state with other parts of the country. We expanded the airport by spending around Rs 125 crore," the prime minister added.
Modi on Saturday inaugurated several projects and laid foundation stone of many vital schemes worth over Rs 4,000 crore for Arunachal Pradesh at a function here.
Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of greenfield Airport at Hollongi and inaugurated a retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district through a remote.
He inaugurated the new Doordarshan channel for Arunachal Pradesh, DD Arun Prabha.
The prime minister also dedicated to the nation the 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant and laid the foundation stone for a permanent campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Jote.
The prime minister inaugurated 50 health and wellness centers in the state also through remote at the function at IG Park here.
(With inputs from PTI)