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CM launches awareness Campaign for State Aquaculture Mission at Selsella

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Tura, Nov 10: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma launched the Awareness Campaign for the State Aquaculture Mission at Selsella, West Garo Hills District here on Thursday.
The main objective of the programme is to create awareness among the people about the Aquaculture Mission which is one of the flagship programmes of the State Government proposed to be launched in 2012. The campaign is aimed at encouraging the people to take up fish farming as one of the prospective employment opportunities besides contributing towards the economy of the State and also improve their livelihood.
Dr Sangma while speaking on the occasion, stressed on the need for the people to extend their cooperation with the government so that the intention of the government in improving the economy of the rural areas is achieved. He said that the Government is making serious efforts to ensure that opportunities in the rural areas are made more attractive. He said that the State Aquaculture Mission is one of the programmes of the Government to provide opportunities to the people especially in the rural areas to be self sufficient.
He also informed that such awareness campaign will also be held in other parts of the State wherein interested fish farmer will be enrolled so that they can avail the schemes meant for promoting Aquaculture.
Dr Mukul also inaugurated the Multi Facility Centre at Selsella constructed by the C&RD Department about which he said should be utilized in sensitizing the people about the plans and schemes of the Government among other programmes.
Among others who spoke on the occasion were Power Minister, A T Mondal, C&RD Minister, Saleng Sangma, Chief Secretary, W M S Pariat, Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Sayeedulah Nongrum and Commissioner & Secretary, Fisheries Department, K N Kumar.
Earlier in the day, the CM also laid the foundation stone of the Tura MPSC Cell at Dakopgre, Tura.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sangma said that with the presence of the MPSC cell in Tura, job seekers and aspirants will no longer have to go to Shillong when they apply for any job advertised by the MPSC. He said that efforts are also being made to facilitate online submission of forms so as to ease the problems of the aspirants.


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