‘Technology plays a crucial role in governance’

Shillong Nov 25: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that technology plays a crucial role in Governance.

The Chief Minister said this while delivering his address during the second day of The Global Dialogue Security Summit being held in Shillong.

Sangma said that technology and IT enabled services has helped in monitoring the different programmes and initiatives of the Government and aided in effective service delivery to the people.

“With the use of technology to monitor pregnant mothers in the state through the MOTHER programme, the government has been able to increase the institutional deliveries. We will be touching almost 70 percent in the next three years and even the maternal mortality has come down. When it comes to road projects technology and the internet has helped to gather data and monitor the progress of critical road infrastructure being implemented in the State,” Sangma said.

Speaking at length on the different aspects of a digitally connected world the Chief Minister also said that reaping the benefits of the information age requires that information networks and systems be stable, reliable, available and trusted adding that the integrity security and stability of cyberspace in general requires concerted action from all.

The Chief Minister also said that information and technology has opened avenues for self-employment especially for the youth of the region and it is in the best interest that these opportunities are utilised to usher in better economic growth of the region and the country as whole.