SHILLONG, MAR 20: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma today said the State Budget for the year 2017-18 will set a new “benchmark” for the future progress and prosperity of the state.
“This budget will set a new benchmark for the right kind of environment that the state requires for the overall transformation and changes in the socio-economic landscape of the state,” Sangma said in his reply to the Budget discussion here.
SHILLONG, MAR 20: Congress suspended legislator from Mawsynram Pynshngain N Syiem today slammed the state government for presenting what he called as a “directionless”, “clueless” and “paralyzed” Budget.
Participating during the discussion on the Budget 2017-18 here, Syiem, who is also the chief in the KHADC, said he had observed in the last four years, all budget are repeated with no important steps to strengthen the state’s financial position.
Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, heading the state's first Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, on Monday won the floor test in the assembly by voice vote.
BJP's Y. Khemchand was earlier elected the Speaker.
The floor test took place 11 days after assembly elections threw up a fractured verdict and five days after the Biren Singh ministry was sworn in.
Shillong, March 20: (MIPR) Meghalaya Health & Family Welfare Department was conferred the ‘Skoch Health Award 2017’ for the Bio-Medical Waste Water Treatment (BIOWAT), a low cost environment friendly improvised liquid waste management, operating at Nartiang Public Health Centre, Nartiang, West Jaintia Hills District at a glittering function during the 47th Skoch Summit held at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi on 18th March 2017.
SHILLONG, MAR 20: Minister in-charge PWD Martin M Danggo today informed the House that Rs 2.50 crore was sanctioned for the Khyndailad Beautification Project.
He said that the work commenced on July 27, 2011 and the stipulated time of completion for the project was 24 months.