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PM assures support to develop new sectors in Meghalaya

“Meghalaya has given the message of nature, progress, conservation and eco-sustainability to the world,” he said.

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Shillong, Jan 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured the people of Meghalaya 

of his continued support and determination to develop new sectors apart from tourism and organic products.

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Addressing the people of Meghalaya on its 50th Statehood celebration through virtual world, Modi complemented the people of the state for further strengthening their identity as people close to the nature. 

“Meghalaya has given the message of nature, progress, conservation and eco-sustainability to the world,” he said.

Referring to the traditions of ‘Whistling Village’ and choirs in every village, the Prime Minister saluted the contribution of the state in the fields of art and music.  

“This land (Meghalaya) is filled with talented artists and Shillong Chamber Choir has taken it to new heights,” he said, noting that the country has high hopes from the rich sports culture of Meghalaya.

He also complemented on the growing fame of the state in the field of organic farming. 

“Sisters of Meghalaya have revived the art of bamboo weaving and its hard-working farmers are strengthening Meghalaya’s identity as organic state”, he said.

The Prime Minister reiterated the government’s commitment for better roads, rail and air connectivity. 

He said that measures have been taken to ensure new domestic and global market for the organic products of the state. 

Modi said the Conrad Sangma-led government is making all the efforts to take the central schemes to the people. 

“Schemes like PM Gramin Sadak Yojna and National Livelihood Mission have benefitted Meghalaya. Today, Jal Jeevan Mission has taken the piped water to 33 per cent households from just 1 percent households in 2019,” he said. 

“Meghalaya is among the first states to use drones for the vaccine delivery, the Prime Minister informed. 

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