From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, Jan 12: NPP leader and candidate from Pynursla constituency P Tynsong, in a felicitation ceremony of Rowell Lyngdoh at Mawkyrwat, warned the people of Meghalaya to be careful in availing the last-minute scheme benefits offered by Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma.
“One such scheme is the Empowerment of Women Scheme, which was iugurated way back in 2012,” Tynsong said, besides accusing Dr. Sangma of looting the people and the state by introducing some useless schemes for farmers like that of agar and anthurium plantations. “As Forest Minister he had expressed his reservations about the viability of such schemes. He even visited the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun to meet scientists on the agar plantation scheme and on the basis of their feedback dissuaded the Chief Minister from going ahead with it because a similar plantation in Kerala did not yield any results. However, Dr. Mukul Sangma had brought his own ‘scientists’ from Singapore and went ahead with the scheme, which involved a fincial expenditure of around Rs. 70-80 crore,” he added.