Arunachal govt inaugurates 27th district, Keyi Panyor

Northeast Desk, 1st March: Arunachal Pradesh has officially welcomed its 27th district, Keyi Panyor, in a grand ceremony led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Kiren Rijiju.

The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of prominent state leaders, bureaucrats, panchayat members, student leaders, and enthusiastic members of the public. Cultural performances by various cultural troupes highlighted the celebration of the newly established district.

Keyi Panyor, predominantly inhabited by the Nyishi tribe, has been carved out from the Lower Subansiri district and will establish its headquarters at Yachuli. With a population exceeding 30,000 and encompassing 195 villages, Keyi Panyor adds to the diversity and administrative landscape of Arunachal Pradesh.

Additionally, the state cabinet recently sanctioned the creation of Bichom district, the 28th district of Arunachal Pradesh, which is slated for inauguration on March 4th. Bichom district will be formed from territories of East Kameng and West Kameng districts, with Napangphung as its designated headquarters.

The establishment of these districts aims to enhance administrative efficiency, as approved by the state cabinet on February 5th. The Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Organisation of Districts) Amendment Bill, 2024, alongside three other bills, received passage during a special assembly session held last week.

The impending inauguration of Bichom district adds further depth to Arunachal Pradesh’s administrative framework. Encompassing an area of 2,897 square kilometers and a population of 9,710 as per the 2011 census, Bichom district will comprise 20 villages from West Kameng and 11 from East Kameng district.

The government’s proactive measures signify its commitment to bolstering administrative structures and facilitating effective governance across the diverse landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh.

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