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Meghalaya: CM announces Rs 13 cr package to develop tourism in Nongkhnum island

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma yesterday announced a special package worth 13 crore rupees for the development of tourism infrastructure and amenities at Nongkhnum Island in West Khasi Hills district. Nongkhnum is known as the second largest river island in Asia after Majuli in Assam.

During the day-long visit to Nongstoin, the Chief Minister interacted with Producer Groups (PGs), formed under Farmers’ Collectivization for Upscaling of Production and Marketing Systems (FOCUS)- a flagship initiative of the State Government.

FOCUS is an innovative welfare programme, whereby the government ensures that the farmers are able to enhance their productivity as well as avail benefit of credit linkages and strengthen access to markets.

Interacting with the farmers, the Chief Minister said that the Government has earmarked 200 crore rupees for farmers welfare programmes in the state. He said that the government is keen to understand the issues and concerns of the farmers and come up with appropriate policies to ensure maximum benefit reaches the farmers. During the visit, the Chief Minister also inspected the Nongstoin – Wahkaji and Nongstoin – Nongkhnum road.







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