SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday inaugurated the first pavers and stone industry of Garo Hills at Rongkem, near Samanda in East Garo Hills in presence of local MLA Marcuise Marak and chief advisor to the Chief Minister Thomas A. Sangma.
The industry styled as M/s Marak Pavers and Stone Industry initiated by young entrepreneur Georgemon S. Marak of Williamnagar is a boon for Garo Hills, as it will address the gap and shortage of concrete pavers and stone availability in the region. Speaking at the launch, Georgemon Marak said, “ All our products, from pavers block to stone chips are locally manufactured using high end export quality raw materials and advance technology machineries. The factory has a capacity of producing 20,000 pavers block and 1000 metric ton stone chips in a day.”
The Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said,“Government can act as a catalyst and create the ecosystem. However, it is incumbent on the people and the youth to become entrepreneurs and look for options to initiate business ventures. Government should not do business but facilitate business.” Talking elaborately on promotion of entrepreneurship in Meghalaya, the Chief Minister said that through jackfruit mission government would train about 300 entrepreneurs in food processing, packaging and market linkage. “We have earmarked 80 cr for initiating different activities to promote jackfruit in the State and empower youth to become self-employed,” he added.