Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today inaugurated the new Shallang C&RD block in West Khasi Hills
He also handed over the notification to the new BDO of Shallang C&RD block.
The new block comprises of the villages of Riangshiang, Jynruniangbrak, Iewjynru, Dadu, Dohde Mawkohram, Mangsangdaso, Nongwar Pyndeng, Nongwardro, Langumshing A, Langumshing B, Riangba, Mawkhap, Jynra, Nongjaiaw, Snaram, Porksai, Mawlai, Langshonthiang, Iawnaw, Mawlong, Pormawlai, Umdang, Thawkhong, Pyndengmawlieh, Nongdaju, Nongdagong, Riangkhain, Shallang Sohbar, Shallang Songsak, Nongrongdu, Nongshram Wakatak, Rongkhugre A, Rongkhugre B, Shongbiang, Riangju, Songsak, Riangka, Nongshram Adeng, Dalbot Rongbeng, Swangre Daat, Damangre, Dalbot Dagar, Dalbot Dachar, Swangre Waso, Swangre Megachil, Swangre Acheng, Rongkhang, Swangre Nongrim, Swangre Hamegoan, Swangre Chengsi, Nongshram Rongbeng, Dymmut Dapo, Dymmut Daong, Chimimang, Rongjambi, Dorangre B, Dorangre A, Khemering, Wahthre, Nonghynrum, Pyndengrathaw, Awiak, Jukisil, Thodmari, Goreng A, Goreng B, Mawbon Riangna, Mawbon Chithu, Mawbon Agar, Kyllon Mathei, Langtur, Miangmawdor, Riangud, Nengchigre, Matchokkhanram, Niangju, Bokchung, Riangshi A, Rongram, Rongthok, Shinianggri, Agitchak, Riangdim, Tarajak, Wakpangram A, Wakpangram B, Khalu B, Khalu A, Nirang, Langmar, Sohmyntang, Mawshut, Waitwiang, Riangmaw and Riangna.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that MDA government has initiated various programmes for the welfare of the people. He said that the government wants to ensure that public services should be accessible to the people.
He said that West Khasi Hills had remained neglected for years but the government has initiated different development programme in the district.
Local MLA Gigur Myrthrong lauded the chief minister for his keen interest to establish the block. He also thanked him for giving equal attention to different parts of the State.
During the programme, the chief minister disbursed funds amounting to Rs 79.70 lakh under ‘FOCUS+’ Farmer’s Welfare Programme impacting 1,594 producer households.
Rs 39 lakh was also disbursed for the benefit of 14 Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Under the Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme, ‘PROGRESS’, 1600 piglets were distributed to 400 farmer households and high yielding variety of Kuroiler poultry birds to 100 beneficiaries.