Govt focused on bolstering infra in all districts: MLA

TURA: North Tura MLA, Thomas A Sangma, on Monday, said that the government was focussing on strengthening the infrastructure of each district.
Sangma made the revelation during the annual meeting of the District Planning and Development Council (DPDC) for West Garo Hills, held at Circuit House, Tura, to discuss and approve the district plans pertaining to the next financial year.
Chairing the meeting in the presence of Chairperson of Meghalaya State Council for Climate Change Sustainable Development Management and Selsella MLA, Ferlin CA Sangma, and Raksamgre MLA, Benedic R Marak, the North Tura MLA said that the meeting was long overdue and was necessary since all the proposals prepared by the concerned departments require the recommendation of elected representatives while submitting it to the government for perusal, and expressed hope that the concerned officers have inculcated in their proposals the aspirations and needs of the people of the region.
Sangma also informed that the government was serious about fulfilling its objective.
He suggested that the Deputy Commissioner should ensure coordination between different departments, especially PWD, PHE and MeECL, while executing their projects in the district.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman of DPDC, West Garo Hills, Ram Singh, stressed on the importance of the meeting since planning for next financial year is discussed here and added that the presence of local representatives is a must to ensure better development prospects in the region.
Later, various departments including PWD, Medical and Health, Public Health Engineering, Water Resources, Housing, Education, Agriculture and allied sectors, Soil and Water Conservation, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Forestry, Cooperative, MePDCL, Industries, presented their Draft Annual Plan for the next financial year, which was simultaneously discussed and approved by the DPDC.

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