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.