Chief Minister inaugurates mega block event in Williamnagar

Shillong, Oct 13: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday inaugurated the Mega Block Event of NRLM, Samanda Block at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills in presence of government Chief Whip Marcuise Marak.

The programme was organised by the Samanda Block to commemorate the celebration of 50th year of Statehood.

During the programme, the Chief Minister handed over appreciation certificates to villages with 100 percent Covid vaccination coverage.

Sangma also handed over financial support to different Village Organisations through Community Investment Funds. The funds will be utilised by SHGs in the villages for income generation activities.

Speaking on the occasion, he assured the farming communities that Govt is committed to support SHGs, so as to enable women organisation with financial stability.

The Chief Minister said that the government is committed to promote welfare of the farmers and through different interventions, the government is trying to reach out to the farming and women organisations for their economic upliftment.

Under NRLM, Meghalaya has disbursed over Rs. 121 crore to over 7000 Village Organisations (VO).

On Wednesday the Chief Minister distributed Rs. 44 lakhs to 10 VOs in Samanda block.

This is the commitment towards empowerment of rural women through the active SHG Movement in the State.