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Locals to get preference in power projects

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: The State Cabinet has decided to incorporate a new clause in the power policy to encourage local tribal residents to take up power projects in the State.

Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Saturday that the Government decided to add one more clause in the power policy aimed at giving preference to interested local tribal people to develop power projects in the State.

The concerned person in this context will have to be a tribal, permanent resident of Meghalaya and share holding of such tribal should be at least 51 per cent for 10 years, he said.

“We have seen that some of our local tribals like Honsen Lyngdoh and many other friends have applied to develop small projects. For developing such identified projects we want to encourage our own people as far as possible”, Dr Sangma added.

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