Shillong, March 17: Leader of Opposition, Dr Donkupar Roy said that there were too many missions in the state but there were no “missionaries” in the fields.
Dr Roy made this comment while debating in Assembly on the budget estimates presented by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Sangma presented in Assembly on Wednesday the budget for the year 2017-18 with a fiscal deficit of Rs 1,236 crore.
Referring to the implementation of various mission-mode programmes, Dr Roy said that Meghalaya is the only state in the Northeast that has so many missions.
“There are many missions but no missionaries in the fields. The missions are good but without trained manpower, implementation of the programmes will fail. We should train people, make them work and make them feel that the missions belong to them so that they should work for the people,” Dr Roy said.
He also said that schemes like fishery should be given to only to determined beneficiaries so as to ensure that the implementation of government flagship programmes are successful.