- Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday said that the NPP-led government has accorded adequate thrust to neglected regions of the State. “In the last four years, the government have initiated various welfare and infrastructure projects in South Garo Hills district to accelerate development,” Sangma said.
- Addressing a gathering at Baghmara, the Chief Minister said that the ongoing construction of Captain Williamson Sangma Memorial College at a cost of Rs. 12 crore will create better higher education facilities in South Garo Hills district. He also informed that the ongoing implementation of Baghmara Water Supply Scheme, which is ongoing in the district. Sangma also informed of the various road projects that are going on to ensure internal connectivity and rural connectivity in the district.
- Interacting with Producers Groups at Baghmara, the Chief Minister distributed financial assistance amounting to Rs. 1.1 crore to 166 producers groups. He urged the public to avail benefits of FOCUS programme and other financial assistance that are being provided by the government. Sangma said that interest free loans that are being provided by the Govt will ensure the livelihoods of our farmers are upscaled. “My government’s vision is to double the income of our farmers. Our farmers over the years had faced the challenge of collectivizing their produces, buying and selling farm products individually,” the Chief Minister said.
- With 4.5 lakh families dependent on Agriculture in the state, FOCUS scheme is a unique program of the State Government that brings direct benefits to farmers especially those impacted by Covid. The scheme will ensure that farmers are able to enhance their productivity, avail benefits of credit linkages and strengthen access to markets.
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