SHILLONG: The chief minister of Meghalaya has announced that his government is planning to implement a new film policy in the state to encourage the shooting of films in the state of Meghalaya.
Conrad K Sangma mentioned this upcoming project while presenting the first budget under the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance 2 in the Meghalaya Assembly. This new law aims not only to encourage people to shoot their projects in the picturesque locations of the Northeastern state but also to strengthen the indigenous film industry of the state.
The chief minister mentioned that the first “Meghalaya International Film Festival” that was organised a few days back was a major success while informing about an upcoming scheme to provide government subsidies towards the setting up of cinema, music and film studios in the states will also be undertaken.
He also went on to add that the government is working towards building a new OTT platform named “Hello Meghalaya”. It will be hosting local content from across the state and creating avenues for income generation for the local artists as well as quality content generation for all the citizens of the state. A total budget of Rs 15 Crs has been allocated for the support of these initiatives according to the CM.
He also said that the government is also building an OTT (over-the-top) platform ‘Hello Meghalaya’ to provide income to local artists and quality content for all the citizens by hosting local content while further added that for 2023-24, an amount of Rs. 15 crore is budgeting to support these initiatives in the state.
He also mentioned that art, crafts and music will continue to remain powerful tools to engage the youth of the state and that the “Meghalaya Grassroots Music Program” has given a platform for more than 500 local artists since its implementation.
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