Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today inaugurated the Lumshnong C&RD Block in East Jaiñtia Hills District in presence of Commerce and Industries minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and Local MLA Shitlang Pale.
Speaking at the inaugural function, the chief minister stated that due to the absence of administrative units and other departmental offices, the area has been neglected from the development point of view and people have to travel for hours to go to the block office to get simple developmental schemes and basic services and with the presence of the Lumshnong C&RD Block, it will bring administration closer to the people of this area.
Sangma stated that the government in the last four years has been working tirelessly to ensure that there is all-round development in the state. In spite of the Covid 19 pandemic expenditure has gone up by more than 40 per cent compared to what it was in the last term, he said, adding that in the last four years, more roads were constructed in the state and almost close to 3 lakh houses today are connected with water supply.
He said that the government has also ensured that vaccination would get priority and from the rank of 27 in the country, the state is today ranked second. Speaking on e- Governance, he said “After competing with countries like China, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, we were able to come out as one of the best projects for e-Governance in the entire globe which was recognized by the United Nations”.
Speaking on the Sonapur- Borghat road which is one of the most important connectivity for the people of the area, the chief Minister said that the government has sanctioned over Rs. 120 crores for the construction of the 29.5 kilometers, and the foundation stone has also been laid.
During the programme, cheques under the Grassroot level Response towards Ecosystem Enhancement and Nurturing Scheme (GREEN) / Payment For Ecosystem (PES) were given to three beneficiaries—Standing Lamare, Dorbar Shnong Sonapyrdi, and Presbyterian Church, Sonapur.
Cheques were also handed over to the five Village Organisations (VO) of Lumshnong C&RD Block under NRLM CIF at a total amount of Rs. 14 lakhs. Seeds were also distributed to 15 Integrated Village Cooperative Societies (IVCS) worth 1 lakh each.
The chief minister also inaugurated and inspected the new block office.