SHILLONG, Nov 14: The Congress led MUA II government in Meghalaya has a solution to every problem according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who has urged the people not to be discouraged and to have faith in it.
Dr. Sangma had made this appeal while speaking during a programme to mark the inauguration of the administrative unit at Rongjeng onn Tuesday.
“Bringing development to the state as a whole is a continuous process,” Dr. Sangma said while assuring that the needs of the people of the region will be taken care of.
Highlighting the developmental projects sanctioned by the present government in the region, he informed the gathering that the 272 Km Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura road had been a major achievement. Another such achievement is the Rs. 210 crores Rongjeng-Mangsang-Adokgre road the foundation stone for which had already been laid recently. He said that this road will be one of the best roads in the state.
Speaking about the vacant posts in various government departments, the Chief Minister said that there are technical problems which will soon be looked into. “The government is taking care of the disparities in developmental process. The government is moving ahead in implementing various schemes and projects and the needs of the people are being taken care of. Transforming the state is not a matter of one day and therefore there should be planning which requires time,” Dr. Sangma said.
Dr. Sangma also said that the Babadam area in West Garo Hills will see development as 127 B National Highway will soon be passing through the area.
“This year the government had sanctioned Rs.1400 crores for the MGNREGS whereas the amount sanctioned last year was only Rs. 900 crores,” the Chief Minister informed. He also said that the highest budget allocation had been accorded to education sector in order to achieve the goal.
The Chief Minister further said that he will soon be laying the foundation stone for the community college at Rongjeng.
The School Education and Literacy Minister, Deborah C Marak who also spoke at the event said that the inauguration of Rongjeng administrative unit is a gift by the MUA-II government to the people of the region under the leadership of Dr. Sangma.
Also speaking on the occasion, local MLA, Sengnam M Marak said that the inauguration of Rongjeng administrative unit had been the result of ceaseless efforts of the Chief Minister. He also said that the Chief Minister had sanctioned Rs. 3 crores road project from Rongchek A’”kong to Cheran and expressed gratitude for his initiatives for uplifting the region.
On the day, Secretary, Home (Police) Department, S Kharlyngdoh, read out the government. notification and handed over the Govt. approval of the Rongjeng Administrative Unit to the EAC in-charge and the BDO Rongjeng, Diana G Sangma.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills, Ram Kumar, in his welcome address lauded the Chief Minister for taking initiatives for creating this administrative unit which will bring the administration closer to the people.