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Tura, July 21:

Brief

– Meghalaya government to support the activities of 30,000 SHGs by providing financial aid to the tune Rs. 200 crore

– CM Conrad K. Sangma inaugurates Hatchery Unit of Jakkindil Organisation Committee at Dachimagre village

– CM reviews activities under Prime Hub Rongram Block

– He interacted with cooperative societies and producers’ groups engaged in farming and processing of ginger, cashewnut, tea, coffee and jackfruit, etc.

– Seed money distributed to members of cooperative societies and producers’ groups

Full Report

Meghalaya Chief Minster, Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday informed that the government, under NRLM and other programmes, has identified 30,000 SHGs which will be assisted by the government to a tune of Rs. 200 crores either by direct funding or through financial institutions.

He made this announcement during his visit to Dachimagre village at Rongkhon, North Tura.

He visited Dachimagre village at Rongkhon, North Tura to inaugurate the Hatchery Unit of the Jakkindil Organisation Committee, an organisation of eight Self Help Groups (SHGs).

The Chief Minister informed that through this Hatchery Unit the women-led SHG have not only provided means of livelihood for the members of the organisation but also have set an example for other women.

“We have come here today to provide the Organisation with the necessary technical, management and execution support to run the unit and expand it,” the Chief Minister said.

He also the mothers and womenfolk to take benefit of schemes through their SHGs.

Review of activities under Prime Hub Rongram Block

The CM also interacted with different cooperative societies and producers’ groups in and around Tura and reviewed their work. These cooperative societies and producers’ groups are under the Prime Hub Rongram Block.

He interacted with different cooperative societies and producers’ groups like ginger, cashewnut, tea, coffee and jackfruit, etc. in a program organised by the Bakdil NGO for reviewing the progress of Prime Hub at Jongdikgre village on Wednesday.

Interacting with the members of different producers’ groups, the Chief Minister informed that Rs. 5,000 each for every member of the group is being given as seed money. Also highlighting the success of ginger processing unit at Prime Hub under Songsak C&RD Block, he said the government of Meghalaya is undertaking initiatives for uplifting of the farmers and the producers as well. He also assured to provide necessary help to the producers through the Bakdil NGO.

Additionally, he assured to look into the demand of the producers and the cooperative societies for establishing of several facilities such as banks and also to improve connectivity.

During the program, the Chief Minister also handed over the cheques to the producer groups and the cooperative societies.

The Bakdil Director, Fr. Sunny Malvelil, highlighted the initiatives of his NGO and informed that 11 multi-purpose cooperative societies have been formed in Garo Hills with the headquarters at Babadam.

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