Conrad Sangma on Republic Day address says government is running the state with accountability

Shillong, Jan 26: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said that his government is running the state with accountability.

Addressing a gathering at Polo Grounds on the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day, Sangma said that the government is monitoring each and every government schemes on a real time basis.

“This is the difference in the governance that we are trying to make. You have accountability,” the Chief Minister said.

According to him, at present there are 28,000 pregnant mothers in the state, and the government can exactly tell under which sub-centre, PHC, or which doctor is taking care of them, which Asha is taking care of them.

“We can actually tell you that 10-15 percent are high risk mothers, and we know their names, and we follow, we ensure the doctors visit them, the Ashas visit them special care is given to them and it is, this monitoring that has today helped us to ensure that our institutional deliveries have gone up from 50 percent to 85 percent,” he added.

He also said that the government is monitoring the implementation of PMGSY scheme.

Sangma also said that the government have program for farmers, who have been marginalized all these years.

The Chief Minister said that for the first time in the history of the State, the first welfare program for farmers has been taken up in the last 12 months.

He informed that in this last 12 months, a new program called FOCUS, which is to focus on the farmers has been taken up, where over Rs. 200 crores are going to be spent on four and a half lakh farmer families.

“Benefits will be given to them, and a direct benefit transfer is being done for the first time. With these funds, the farmers are actually able to meet their basic requirements that they need during difficult times,” Sangma added.

The Chief Minister also said that his government is focused on the self-help group movement where women needed to be made more active.

He said presently close to three and a half lakh women are part of the self-help group movement, where it was just 30,000 when this government had taken over in 2018.

Sangma said that it is this governance that was done in the last four years that
has seen over two lakh families who now receive water through pipe, touching almost 12 lakh individuals in the state.

In 2019, in the rural areas, there were only 4000 families or houses that had water through pipe connections.

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Meghalaya celebrates 73rd Republic Day

Shillong, Jan 26, 2022: Along with the rest of the country, Meghalaya celebrated the 73rd Republic Day on 26th January, 2022.

In the State Capital Shillong, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Shri Conrad K Sangma unfurled the National Flag and took the Salute of the 7 marching contingents comprising of the 58 GTC, BSF, CRPF, East Khasi Hills DEF, 1st MLP Battalion, NCC Boys and Girls and the Border Wing Home Guards Battalion Brass Band.

Other highlights of the celebration include Tableau presentation by the Arts & Culture Department, office of the District Agriculture and Horticulture Officer, AH & Veterinary Department, Forest & Environment Department, Soil & Water Conservation Department, PHE Department, Social Welfare Department, Basin Development Unit, East Khasi Hills and Health & Family Welfare Department. The award for best Tableau was awarded to PHE Department (1st place), Soil & Water Conservation Department (2nd place) and AH & Veterinary Department (3rd place).

During the programme, announcement was made for the President’s Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal for Distinguished Service to Shri Willy Nonglang, Deputy Controller, Civil Defence and Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service to Shri Sangma Kukesh, Sub-Inspector and Shri Liver Lyngdoh, Havildar, Home Guards.

Announcements was also made for the Police Medal for Meritorious Service to Shri Banpyrkhat Nongsiej, Deputy Superintendent of Police, office of the ADGP (Special Branch), Fire Service Medals for Meritorious Service to Shri Tandronath Kharbani, Driver Constable and Governor’s Medal to Shri V. D. Sangahiwot Rymbai, Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ), Ri Bhoi, Smti Hanny B Sangma, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch PS), Shillong, Shri Hendrick Syiemlieh, UB, Sub- Inspector, PHQ, Shri Salnang Luke W. Momin, UB Sub Inspector, North Garo Hills DEF, Shri Tisharlin Mawdoh, UB Sub Inspector, West Khasi Hills DEF, Shri Clyforth K. Sangma, Havildar, 2nd MLP Battalion, Shri Evel N. Marak, Havildar, 4th MLP Battalion, Shri Akash Roy, LNK, East Khasi Hills DEF, Dakynmolang Passah, AB Constable, East Khasi Hills DEF and Shri Diving Casper Nongbri, BN Constable, 6th MLP Battalion,

The Chief Guest felicitated the health workers attached to the COVID-19 BSL-2 Molecular Laboratory namely, Dr. Evaridalin Shadap, Senior Specialist Incharge Covid-19 BSL-2 Molecular Laboratory, Dr. Chonrei Sangma, Senior Specialist Assistant incharge Covid-19 BSL-2 Molecular Laboratory, Dr. Phibangipan Warjri, Shri Janerio R. Marak, Smti Amanda Ranee, Shri Bandaplupa Nongsiej, Shri Ricky Sunn, Shri Everly Kharbani and Shri Nathaneal Ryan Lyngwa for the services rendered during this pandemic. Dr (Mrs) HC Lyndem DHS (R) and Dr. Phibangipan Warjri received the citation on behalf of the health workers.

The State Food Testing Laboratory of the Commissionerate of Food Safety, Pasteur Hills, Shillong was felicitated during the programme for achieving NABL accreditation in Biological discipline and being the only Government Laboratory in the entire North-East India. Dr (Mrs) Wadamika Lyngdoh, Food Analyst and Microbiologist received the citation on behalf of the team.

Health care workers namely, Dr. Khrawkupar Kharnaior, MS OBG I/c Sohra CHC and his team; Shri Nangteiskhem Rajee, MLHP Thnroit HWC and his team, Smti Naphilin Pyrtuh, AF Mawroh and Mawsiatkhnam PHC and Smti Nancy Sohtun, ASHA, Nehru State Dispensary, Mawlai were also felicitated during the programme.

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