Union Home Minister, Amit Shah today listed works under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in developing Meghalaya.
During his visit to Shillong to launch several infrastructures beginning today, Shah said that since 2014 till now, the work of accelerating the development of Meghalaya and connecting its people with the economy has been done by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
He claimed that his government at the centre has done the work of transferring the rightful money of the people directly into their bank accounts by doing away with the middlemen.
He said that about six and a half lakh families of Meghalaya did not have bank accounts, but today every family can open their own bank account under the Jan-Dhan Yojana. “Today there is not a single house in Meghalaya that does not have a toilet. Meghalaya also figures in the list of states with 100 percent ODF,” he stated.
Shah listed that through Central assistance, the Meghalaya government has completed 67 projects costing about Rs 700 crore and 38 more projects worth Rs 800 crore are in progress. The Modi government has given Rs 650 crore for various types of jackfruit mission, mushroom mission, silk and milk missions and fisheries, he added.
Furthermore, the Union Home Minister said there are 3.39 lakh households in Meghalaya where tap water is not available and the Centre has set a target that these households will be provided with drinking water at their homes.
He also mentioned that 39 Eklavya Residential Model Schools have been started in the State.
As far as North East is concerned, the Union Home Minister said that the Modi government is moving ahead by giving importance to three things, that is, to preserve and promote the dialects, languages, dance, music, food, culture, and create awareness about it across the whole of India. Secondly, by resolving all disputes of the Northeast and making it a peaceful region, and thirdly, by making the Northeast a developed region and bring its GDP contribution back to the pre-Independence level.
Shah said that a day will come when this region’s contribution to GDP will exceed 20 percent, there will be no trace of poverty, unemployment and unrest.