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Base laid for new C&RD block at Demdema

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

TURA, Jan 28: The foundation stone for the 41st Community & Rural Development Block in the State was unveiled by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma in the presence of the Assembly Speaker AT Mondal, Forest & Environment Minister Clement Marak and C&RD Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar at Demdema under Dadenggre Sub-Division of West Garo Hills on Saturday.

Parliamentary Secretaries Limison D. Sangma, Ashahel D. Shira and Michael T. Sangma, Director, C&RD, I. R. Sangma, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Pravin Bakshi and SDO (Civil) Dadenggre, Ram Kumar S. were among many others who were also present at the impressive function to mark the occasion.

Demdema C&RD Block is the second in the series of new blocks which were declared recently. The block will cover 147 villages which earlier fell under Dadeng.gre and Selsella blocks. The foundation stone for Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra was also laid on the occasion.

Congratulating the people of the area on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the creation of the new blocks was the outcome of the government’s endeavour to bridge the developmental gaps in the State. “It is the duty of the elected representative to remain connected with the people of all walks of life and their problems”.

The Chief Minister said that maximum developmental schemes were implemented through C&RD blocks and expressed confidence that this initiative would eble the Government to take care of the disparities and developmental gaps in the region.

Stating that this new block would be the epicenter of many good things to happen, he highlighted on the various developmental works taking place through the region, including the construction of tiol Highway 127B which would connect Srirampur in West Bengal with the rest of the State through plain belt areas and other road projects in the pipeline. Assembly Speaker A.T. Mondal in his brief address recalled about the collective efforts made by the representatives and the people for creation of a block in the area since 1998 as Selsella being the biggest block in the State it was difficult to make the developmental schemes reach the people.

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