Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday said that technology plays a crucial role in Governance.
Delivering his address during the second day of The Global Dialogue Security Summit being held in Shillong, Sangma said that technology and IT-enabled services have helped in monitoring the different programmes and initiatives of the Government and aided ineffective service delivery to the people.
‘With the use of technology to monitor pregnant mothers in the state through the ‘MOTHER’ programme, the Government has been able to increase the institutional deliveries. We will be touching almost 70 percent in the next three years and even the maternal mortality rate has come down.
When it comes to road projects technology and the internet has helped to gather data and monitor the progress of critical road infrastructure being implemented in the State’, the Chief Minister said.
Speaking at length on the different aspects of a digitally connected world the Chief Minister said that reaping the benefits of the information age requires that information networks and systems be stable, reliable, available and trusted adding that the integrity security and stability of cyberspace, in general, requires concerted action from all.
The Chief Minister said that Information and technology has opened avenues for self-employment especially for the youth of the region and it is in the best interest that these opportunities are utilised
to usher in better economic growth of the region and the country as whole.