FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Feb 1: Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma today laid the Foundation Stone for the Bhoirymbong C & RD Block Headquarter at Khapmara and also iugurated the Bhoirymbong C & RD Block at a function held at Pynthor Shnong Market Yard, Lumdaithkhla in the presence of Minister, C & RD, Siwbhalang Dhar.
Addressing the gathering in his iugural speech, Sangma said the iuguration of the block is an important milestone in the history of the people of Ri Bhoi as all schemes and programmes of the government for the welfare of the people are implemented through the C & RD blocks. He also said there are huge disparities in the population in different blocks thereby leading to differences and developmental gaps which needed to be corrected and he added that the creation of new blocks in the state will help to reach out to the people and bring development in the state in complete totality. The Chief Minister stated that a turround in ultimate implementation of government flagship initiatives has been created through the C & RD Blocks and urged the people to take advantage of the number of new initiatives of the government which will be available in the blocks adding that Ri Bhoi, South West Garo Hills, North Garo Hills and West Garo Hills are the best areas for Agricultural and Farming activities. “Agriculture is our culture and our farmers should not remain as farmers but qualify as agro farmers,” he said.