PM appreciates M’laya for varied devp initiatives

CM speaks about potential of state at NITI Aayog meet

SHILLONG: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the efforts of Meghalaya Government in maintaining cordial Centre-State relations besides trying to improve the living conditions of the people of the state.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met the Prime Minister in Delhi on Saturday prior to the NITI Aayog meeting and discussed about the potential of the state and the varied initiatives which the state is planning to implement in a time bound manner.
Commissioner and Secretary to the chief minister Sampath Kumar said the initiatives of the state government were appreciated by the Prime Minister.
“Chief Minister had one to one meeting with the Prime Minister and the latter praised many new programmes of the Meghalaya government to uplift the economy of the state”, said Sampath Kumar, Commissioner and Secretary to Chief Minister.
During the NITI Aayog meeting, the chief minister highlighted the strength of the state and the bottle necks in terms of achieving the target to ensure overall development.
Since Meghalaya and other Northeastern states are land locked, the chief minister suggested alternate trade routes to develop the region.
The priority for Meghalaya is to connect to Bangladesh to improve trade and business activities. Kumar said the chief minister also highlighted the Meghalaya government’s 1917 iTeams (Integrated Technology Enabled Agriculture Management System) to help the farmers.
1917 initiated by Kumar in 2017, acts as a call centre for the Meghalaya farmers, who are in distress and in need of information about farming activities and marketing facilities.

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