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AMPATI: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul M Sangma on Monday, laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Farmers market complex here at Ampati, the district headquarters of South-West Garo Hills.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Sangma informed that the market is the first of its kind in the entire North-Eastern region which is being constructed at the cost of Rs. 17 crore and is being funded under the Horticulture Department.
The Government is going ahead with the intention of bringing development to the State as a whole and the market complex, which has to be completed within 24 months. Besides having hi-tech facilities there will be a green recreation park between the two buildings, he informed.
Sangma also said that Integrated Farmers’ Training Centre will very soon be set-up at Sangsanggre in Tura. A visibly pleased Sangma also informed that the market will have 546 rooms with provisions for multi-facilities like cold storage, etc. which will be maintained by the Horticulture department in collaboration with Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.