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Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma launched All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday launched the prestigious project of All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society at Babadam in West Garo Hills in presence of MLA Thomas A Sangma.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2021 4:52 AM GMT

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SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday launched the prestigious project of All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society at Babadam in West Garo Hills in presence of MLA Thomas A Sangma.

The project will include construction of a multipurpose building which will cater to training and livelihood programmes, including a processing and packaging unit. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 4.44 crore of which State Government has accorded sanction of Rs. 3.30 crore to All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd. The remaining fund amount to Rs.1.14 crore will be mobilised from SFURTI cluster.

The All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd is an apex level cooperative that aims to mobilise all primary cooperative societies in Garo Hills, to work towards a systematized, sustainable future for the farmers of Garo Hills.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the government is committed to promoted farmers welfare and through cooperative movement various flagship initiatives of the State Government will be implemented including piggery, dairy and poultry.

"Our government has initiated various programmes to promote farmers welfare. Cooperative movement is amongst one such initiative that aims to leverage income generation amongst the society," he said. He said that the multipurpose cooperative society will promote livelihood promotion and will ensure training, handholding and marketing linkage.

"The multipurpose cooperative society will facilitate in processing of various agri-horti products and will support farmers to initiate better packaging and access to market," Sangma added.

He also told the gathering that a premier paramedical institute amounting to Rs 80 crore for Northeast will be set up at Babadam which is at final stage of consideration by the Government of India.

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