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PM assures change of Arunachal tribe's name

The name of a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh will be changed soon with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh giving an assurance to the state government in this regard.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2010 19:35 IST

The name of a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh will be changed soon with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh giving an assurance to the state government in this regard.

The name 'Gallong' of a tribe would be changed to 'Galo'. The assurance was given to a four-member government delegation in New Delhi yesterday.

"The change of name will be made by amending the ST/SC Order of 1954 in the budget session of Parliament beginning February 22," said Takam Sanjoy, MP, who led the delegation.

Among other demands presented to the prime minster was the construction of a concrete road between Gongo to Gogamukh, half of which was completed by the North Eastern Council (NEC), he said.

The road will be the shortest lifeline from Itanagar to upper Subansiri which is a strategic route from the defence point fo view, the Lok Sabha MP representing Arunachal West seat said.