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CM announces scheme for border villages


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RESUBELPARA: The State Government has finally woken up to the demands for development of villages along the inter-state Meghalaya-Assam border with the sanctioning of Rs 3 crore under a special scheme aimed at bridging the gap in different developmental programmes.

Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma announced the scheme during an official programme at Kharkutta in North Garo Hills district on Thursday.

Distributing tokens to five partners who applied for various schemes under the Economic Empowerment of Women through financial assistance, the Chief Minister lamented that even though seed money for 580 entrepreneurs had been sanctioned under the scheme for Kharkutta C&RD Block only 260 had applied for the same.

He urged more women 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 Centres (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 for trained teachers in the State, 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 beneficiaries can avail up to Rs 90, 000 for minor ailments and up to 1.60 lakh for major ailments, will be launched in North Garo Hills.

Accidental Death Insurance Scheme will be provided for registered professional drivers also, which Dr Sangma argued is necessary to minimize the financial burden of the affected family.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were AICC secretary in charge Meghalaya, Sanjay Bapna, AICC CWC member Dr Dhaniram Shandil, Chief Adviser to the State Government, DD Lapang, MPCC working president Deborah Marak, GHADC CEM PK Sangma, GHADC Deputy CEM Brigady Marak, MDCs local leaders and district administration officials.


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