Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today inaugurated the Jengjal Civil Sub-Division in presence of Health Minister James K. Sangma at Baljek, about 32 km from Tura in West Garo Hills.
“This day will be remembered by people for years. The creation of this new Sub – Division will enable the government to initiate many other interventions that will cater to the needs of the people. It will ensure that people of the region have efficient and faster delivery of government services,” the chief minister said.
Terming the day as yet another milestone for the MDA government, he said, “The core idea of creating all the new blocks and Sub – Divisions by this government was considered and accorded priority to ensure closer administration as through blocks and sub-divisions most of the government services can be made available to the people.”
Stating that the Government has been guided by the vision of (L) Purno Agitok Sangma who had envisioned thrust for different regions, the Chief Minister said, “Jengjal is centrally located in Garo Hills and because of its geographical location (L) P.A. Sangma wanted to initiate different interventions. Though he is not amidst us today but this Government is being guided by his vision to better the lives of our people.”
He further said that the creation of Jengjal will open avenues for different development interventions, the details of which will be made public soon as most of the projects are still under planning stage.
The chief minister also laid the foundation for the integrated health complex, which is being built at Rs 32 crore aimed at creating a new model healthcare infrastructure that would provide various health care services.
He also expressed his gratitude and best wishes to the farmers, who attended the programme at Jengjal from different parts of the State, wherein Meghalaya Farmers’ Day was also observed.
During the event, the Chief Minister made Direct Benefit Transfer to the tune of Rs 30 crore to 60,000 producer households under Focus+.