The SHGs displayed range of goods at the Mela held State Central Library, Shillong

Shillong, December 06: The Meghalaya State Watershed and Wasteland Development Agency under the Soil and  Water Conservation Department today organised the Self Help Group (SHGs).

Mela under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) Watershed Development Component (WDC) 2.0 at the premises of State Central Library, Shillong. Shri Marcuise N Marak, Soil and Water Conservation Minister graced the event as the Chief Guest.

Speaking at the event, Shri Marcuise N Marak said that the Self Help Group Mela serves as the right brand testament to the success of PMKSY. The stalls and exhibitions are evidence of the resilience and determination of all farmers and self help groups.

He said that it is not just about financial assistance, but it is more about fostering self-reliance, encouraging entrepreneurship and building sustainable communities. The minister also called upon the people to reiterate the commitment to the principles of sustainable livelihoods, water conservation and community driven development.

More than sixty stalls were put up by various self help groups from across the state showcasing an array of organic and handmade products. The SHGs displayed an impressive range of goods, including honey, pickles, spices, vegetables, candies, juices, handicrafts and other items.


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