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Is Modil government serious in bridging out to Northeastern Region

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Flagship programme of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government under the leadership of Narendra Damodardas Modi of Skilled Development, and the Make in India being one of the most ambitious projects of the Prime Minister, however, Pan India is impossible to have a same parameter of workmanships, as expected by the Ministry, as every individual customs and societies have their own respective glory and pride about their art and customs. Hence, the ministry should allow the traditional art to blooms, instead of trying to chock the production houses aiming at the International markets.
More than producing products which is not even sure about the market demand, the ministry by now should have understood that, more than meeting the market, it will be more beneficial to tapped the Human Resources within the natural surroundings keeping the identification of Unity in Diversities of India. 

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Security of women and child will be main concern for 2018 election

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The internal security for the general public and the safety of women and children is going to be one of the main agenda for the 2018 general election of Meghalaya. The ongoing last Budget session of MUA-II headed by Dr Mukul M Sangma were under fire for the failure of the Police Department in tackling various crimes, topping the list are the kidnapping and sex racket, then comes the traffic congestions.  Insurgency might have come down, but the scar in the society caused by perpetrators will surely turned into debates during upcoming election.
This is nothing new; such issues were raised as Dr Sangma were being criticized  as he was all set to remain out from the state on his 100th Day in Office in MUA II. He was back home only after on the 102nd Day as Chief Minister.
Unlike his first time, he celebrated his 100th day with great funfair exhibiting his strength. His second time  in office, on his first 100th days was  seems to be a calm person, no more as the Chief Minister who is in a hurry to launch schemes and projects, this was not expected to have continued till the end of his term.

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Is Meghalaya adhering to UNICEF direction on disabled kids’ potential, not just reservation

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Government is all set to notify the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which mandated job reservation of 4 percent for persons with disabilities (PWDs), as assured on the Floor of the House during the Budget Session on March 14, 2017 by the Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma, while replying to a motion moved by Independent legislator from South Tura John Leslee K Sangma. Dr Sangma also assured that all vacancies available in respect to the different cadre posts in the various government departments will be worked out to find out the total vacancies available for persons with disabilities.

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Unplanned development, population growth leading to water scarcity in Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Growth of population is always considered as progress of civilization. The growth of a township is considered as the growth of economy. But unplanned development has turned the state capital and headquarters in Meghalaya into a concrete jungle, the most evident perhaps came from the ongoing Budget Session, where the state government is proposing to take over the water distribution from the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and be shifted to Public Health Engineering Department, knowing well that as Summer sets in, the scarcity of drinking water supply is always an issues.
Even in the state capital, the situation is similar, there is no improvement of water supply, even Shillong city have turned into a concrete jungle.  About four years back, during the Assembly Session, Nongthymmai Legislator, Dr Jemino Mawthoh (UDP) pointed out on the Floor of the August House that random urbanization in Meghalaya, particularly in the state capital Shillong are unchecked and so also is the growing slum in the city.

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Can Manipur first BJP government bridged the gap of alienate northeastern communities

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Thomas Lim
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on March 14, 2017 said that the BJP has the requisite numbers to form a government in the state, as the designate Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren Singh claims to have more than 30  in the House of 60 members. Although being just second largest party in the House, the first saffron government in the state is expected to steer the states towards development. The incoming government is expected to re-write the state history of most disturb states to a developing state, if the political will is there, otherwise the region will keep being felt as the alienate northeastern communities  
The row over the Vision Document of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Delhi Assembly Election by referring to the northeast community as ‘immigrants’ is not only hitting the headlines, but is also hurting the sentiments of people in the region. Taking advantage of the election fever, Indian National Congress demanded that the BJP rectify the error and apologie to the country on a statement that reads ‘North eastern immigrants to be protected’ keeping in mind that about five lakh people from the North East have voting rights in Delhi.

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