Governor bats for availing benefits of central schemes
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SHILLONG, Jan 28: Meghalaya Governor V Shanmugathan said that with the growth and development of the North East region being a top priority, the Central government is bringing the Golden Era to the region in the me of ‘Act East Policy’ instead of ‘Look East Policy’.
Speaking at a function held at Smit Village, 25 Kms from here, the Meghalaya Governor said this.
“Various schemes and unique programmes for enhancing the livelihood of the common people have been launched. The Golden Era should come to the region,” said the Governor adding that the Central government is focusing all development activities towards the NE.
“All the Northeast states should benefits from government schemes”, Shanmugathan said adding that the region draws maximum attention from central government even as he mentioned that if NE is not developed, India cannot be a developed tion.
He further added that the people should play their role in ensuring the growth and development of the region by visiting the government departments and collect the required information and take advantage of various schemes.
Commenting on the economic status of the farmers and women in the state, the Governor said that as 60 percent of the people in the state depend on agriculture, it is very important for the farming community to avail the benefits of the government.
“The government spends lakhs of crored of rupees for all the projects for the benefit of the common people and the people should come forward and avail these benefits,” Shanmugathan said while informing the public about various schemes like the Make in India, Digital India, Smart City, Indra Dhanush, Stand up India and Start-up India which are aimed at empowering the people especially the youth of the country to become entrepreneurs and contribute to the economic growth of the tion.