By Our Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 18: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has pitched for a collective effort from the state government and other stakeholders for the execution of developmental projects considering the genuine challenges and hurdles on the ground.
“We need a lot of improvement and, therefore, there has to be a collective effort. Blame game won’t work because there are genuine obstacles in the field,” TMC vice president George B Lyngdoh told reporters on Saturday.
Elaborating, he said there are challenges related to people’s willingness, societal problems, infrastructural issues concerning expansion and land and other kinds of environmental and geographical issues.
Various development projects in the state are hanging fire. One of the main reasons behind it is the delay in acquiring land from residents for the projects.
“Everybody has to come on board to give ideas and at the same time, ensure that we keep people’s interest first and beyond politics. We must reach out to various stakeholders and make sure that these projects see the light of day,” Lyngdoh said, stressing on new ideas to improve infrastructure across the state.
On the pending projects, he said, “Some are lying incomplete while some have not taken off. As one of the main opposition parties of the state, we would like to say that this does not augur well for the people and the projects where any delay would only result in the escalation of price and the burden will finally fall only on the government.”
He added: “At the same time, people will continue to be aggrieved due to the non-completion of the projects and the new projects not being able to take shape.”