Tura, Jan 30: Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K. Sangma on Monday said the progress Meghalaya has made in the last five years has made New Delhi sit up and take notice. He said people in Delhi are saying that ‘Meghalaya is changing for the better’.
“Earlier, the perception in New Delhi was that Meghalaya was unable to utilise the funds given to the state. But now, they talk about the progress being made in the field of development which is no small feat. This is a boost for Meghalaya,” he said.
He further said, “Our dream is to make Meghalaya a Model State and be at par with the best in the country”.
He also highlighted the many missions his government initiated to help the farmers and youth to generate employment and increase their income, such as, Focus Mission, Focus Plus Mission, Progress mission, Ginger mission, Aroma Mission, Jackfruit Mission, Banana Mission, Lakadong (Turmeric) Mission.
“We have been able to extend help to 3 lakh households through Focus and Focus Plus programme which we intend to continue for the next few years,” assured Sangma.