Tura MP Agatha Sangma chaired a day-long meeting of the District Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) in Tura today in her role as committee Chairperson.
She was joined by Selsella MLA Ferlin CA Sangma, Phulbari MLA E Mominin, Barengapara MLA Brening Sangma and West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh.
This was the first such meeting held this year as the Covid-19 pandemic had put paid to hopes of having it earlier.
DISHA meetings are held to ensure effective development and coordination of central government programmes and to monitor the implementation of schemes and programmes in a time-bound manner.
The meeting’s participants discussed a whole range of programmes and schemes, ranging from the Midday Meal Scheme to the Employment Generation Programme.
During the presentation on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) Ferlin Sangma enquired about the low performance of Selsella block when compared to the performance of other blocks in the district. The concerned official informed that the performance was low due to two floods which occurred this year.
Meanwhile, during the presentation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), known as PMAY (G), which is the rural housing scheme, the MP observed that there were many incomplete PMAY(G) houses in the district for which the DC replied that the district has not received any funds from the Centre, adding that funds were received for the 2016-2017 financial year only. West Garo Hills also has the highest number of beneficiaries of this scheme compared to other districts, he stated.