Special scheme for Meghalaya-Assam interstate border villages

RESUBELPARA,November  23 : Three crores is being sanctioned as a special scheme for villages along the Assam-Meghalaya interstate border to bridge the gap in different developmental programmed. This was announced by Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma during the inauguration of the Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra (BNRGSK) building at Kharkutta in North Garo Hills.

The BNRGSK buildinDr Mukul Sangma and Dr DD Lapangg was constructed under MGNREGS with a cost of 10.25 lakhs to facilitate the speedy disposal of works under the scheme by AECs and VECs in the region.

Distributing tokens to five partners who applied for various schemes under Economic empowerment of women through financial assistance Dr Sangma lamented that even though seed money for 580 entrepreneurs had been sanctioned under the scheme for  C and RD Block only 260 had applied for the same.

He therefore urged more women and especially mothers to come forward and avail the scheme at the same time urging the district administration to conduct workshops in order to make people aware of various schemes under the Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Programme (IBDLP). Informing that Entrepreneur Facilitation Centers (EFC) is being sanctioned for every block in the state where trainings will be imparted to facilitate access to the nine missions under IBDLP Dr Sangma said that people can now apply directly through their respective blocks.

Emphasizing on the need of trained teachers Dr Sangma said that quota for Diploma in Teaching for every block will be issued for those who are genuinely interested in the teaching profession. Dr Sangma informing that a Universal Health Insurance scheme wherein registered people can avail up to Rs 90, 000 for minor ailments and up to 1.60 lakhs for major ailments will be launched in North Garo Hills very soon said that Accidental Death Insurance Scheme will be provided for registered professional drivers also.   The latter, Dr Sangma informed was deemed necessary so as to minimize the financial burden of the affected family.

Dr Sangma later referring to the memorandum submitted by the Kharkutta Sub Division Demand Committee said that it is the duty of the government to respond to the needs of the people so as to build their hopes and aspirations.

Among the dignitaries present at the occasion were AICC Secretary i/c Meghalaya, Sanjay Bapna,  AICC CWC member Dr Dhaniram Shandil, Chief Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya, Dr D D Lapang, MPCC working President Deborah Marak, GHADC CEM, P K Sangma, GHADC Deputy CEM Brigady Marak, MDCs local leaders and officials of the district administration from both North and East Garo Hills.SP News)



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