NEC retains State projects worth Rs 112 cr

Cable car from Pongtung to Pynter figures on priority list

SHILLONG: The NEC has retained projects worth Rs 112 crore for Meghalaya for 2016-17 with a focus on industries and tourism including a scheme to set up a cable car from Pongtung to Pynter village under Pynursla, East Khasi Hills.
NEC secretary Ram Muivah told reporters on Monday that though the State had sent the priority list a few weeks ago which is very late, the NCE has decided to retain projects worth Rs 112 crore.
The Meghalaya projects relate to schemes to improve tourism and one among the initiative in this regard is the setting up of the cable car aimed at wooing tourists and for transportation of agricultural products.
Under industry, the proposal is to set up five resource centres in five backward districts of the state aimed at developing rural entrepreneurship.
Another scheme is to promote the famed Lakadong variety of turmeric found in Jaintia Hills besides pepper and jack fruits.
A co-operative management institute will also come up in Tura as per the proposal.

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