Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday that the government is gearing up to inaugurate 50 new projects in the State to mark Meghalaya’s 50th year of Statehood next year.
Inaugurating the new building of St Andrew’s Secondary School Block at Reking in North Garo Hills in presence of Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira, the Chief Minister informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by the State to witness the Statehood day celebrations.
Sangma also informed that the State government has accorded priority to upscale the education sector and has made a huge investments to create a better learning environment at the elementary, secondary and college levels.
He said the State government has sanctioned Rs. 12 crore each to colleges in Williamnagar and Baghmara, which will be completed by next year.
Sangma also informed that the Model College in Rongjeng in East Garo Hills district is almost completed and will be inaugurated during the Statehood day celebration next year.
The Chief Minister, however, expressed concerns over the poor pass percentage in secondary and higher secondary level and said that the government is working with stakeholders to ensure that educational standard is improved across the State.
Meanwhile, addressing different producers group at Reking in Adokgre, North Garo Hills district, Chief Minister encouraged the farmers and producer groups to work collectively and enhance their farming enterprise.
He said the government through FOCUS programme will collaborate with farmers producers groups and ensure that problems faced by the farming community is resolved.
Sangma said that the farmers’ groups across the State are availing financial benefits from the scheme and it is through this endeavour the government will ensure that farming in the State becomes viable and sustainable.
He interacted with various producers group and handed over cheques amounting to Rs. 31.15 lakhs to 35 producers group from Adokgre region in North Garo Hills district.