Chief Minister inaugurates Sohiong market complex

Shillong, Mar 31: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, today inaugurated the Rural Market Complex at Sohiong in the presence of Minister, C & RD, Hamletson Dohling. Also present during the inauguration were Samlin Malngiang, MLA, Sohiong and Gavin M Mylliem, MLA, Sohra.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister expressing happiness at the inauguration of the Rural Market that will greatly benefit the farmers said that the government has always endeavored to extend support and assistance to the farmers so that they can get better prices by adding value to their products and by having better access to markets to sell their products. “The government has through its various programmes tried to provide assistance to the numerous challenges of the farmers,” he said. He further urged the Hima Sohiong, the farmers and the villagers of the Sohiong to utilize the Rural Market in the best possible way for the benefit of the farmers and the village of Sohiong in general.

The Chief Minister also announced that a Waste Collection Vehicle would be funded under the CMSDF for the area. “Whatever necessary support that is required to have a proper waste disposal system will be extended by the government and funds will be provided under the Swach Bharat Mission for waste disposal,” he said. He also added that Sohiong area is producing many promising sportspersons and has a huge potential in Sports therefore a Sports stadium would be constructed in Sohiong. He also informed that an amount of 3 crores is earmarked for improving the block infrastructure in Sohiong.

The Chief Minister also distributed Rs 47,75,000 to 73 producer groups under the FOCUS programme during the event.

The Sohiong Rural Market Complex is funded by NEC and BASIN. The complex has 112 stalls with facilities for Cold storage and Parking. It will cover about 200 villages from Hima Sohiong, Nongspung, Nongkhlaw, Mylliem and Mawphlang.

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