Honchun Ngandam, the Minister of Rural Works and Development (RWD) and Science & Technology, spearheaded a groundbreaking live demonstration in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh, showcasing the transformative potential of Cement Treated Base (CTB) Green Technology in rural road construction.
At the event, attended by Amit Shukla, Director General of the National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency (NRIDA), and representatives from 14 states, a 110-meter CTB construction was unveiled in Samuguri village. This marks a significant stride in introducing innovative technologies to enhance rural road connectivity and create employment opportunities.
Honchun Ngandam revealed ambitious plans for Arunachal Pradesh, with 380 km of roads slated for construction using CTB technology within the next two years. This initiative, conducted under the mission LIFE, aims to promote green technologies like CTB, ensuring cost-effective rural road construction with an extended design life.
Acknowledging the technical support from Prof. Anjan Kumar of IIT Guwahati, the Minister emphasized the workshop’s focus on the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) roads. The initiative aims to provide improved access to rural economy, social services, and welfare.
Expressing gratitude to key stakeholders, including NRIDA, the Ministry of Rural Development, and IIT Guwahati, Honchun Ngandam also extended thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Giriraj Singh (Union Minister RD), Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Dy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, for their unwavering guidance and support.