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'M'laya done well in Central schemes' implementation'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, February 18: Meghalaya Minister for Community and Rural Development Prestone Tynsong claimed that the state has comparatively done well in implementing the Centrally sponsored schemes. Tynsong made his claim during the iugural function of the two-day workshop on Sustaible Rural Housing Technologies today at State Convention Centre, Shillong.

Speaking at the function as chief guest, Tynsong said that the State needs to upgrade and upscale the living conditions of the rural people and provide holistic development especially in rural areas. Pointing at the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes, he informed that the state has performed well in the implementation of these schemes in the state.

Tynsong further urged upon the Ministry of Rural Development to take into consideration the different topographical situation of the State while designing rural housing. He also highlighted the importance of rural housing technologies and to emerge with resolutions for the overall improvement and development of rural areas.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, R Sadhandan, while sharing insights of rural housing technology, said that the scheme Indira Awaas Yoja is meant to reduce the shortage of housing among rural poor.

He called upon the representatives of the department to document the traditiol and modern technologies and recommend better technique which can provide cost effective technologies and adequate sanitary facilities for the rural housing.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Sashi Sudhir, Programme Alyst, United tions Development Programme and Gayatri Ratm from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO).

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