Meghalaya CM meets Fifteenth Finance Commission

Meghalaya CM meets Fifteenth Finance Commission

Meghalaya Meghalaya

Shillong, June 4, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, along with his cabinet ministers and senior officials of the State government had a meeting with the Fifteenth Commission here today.

The Fifteenth Finance Commission is on a three-day visit to the State from June 3.

The commission will hold meetings and interactions with all tiers of the local bodies in urban and rural areas, political parties and representatives of trade and commerce besides the State government officials.

CM Conrad K Sangma, welcoming the commission to the state said that the visit of the commission is important for the State as Meghalaya has a lot of resources, potential, opportunities and only investment in the right sectors is needed.

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The CM also highlighted the challenges the State faces in respect of its international borders, typical terrain, and remoteness of the State. “The international borders the State shares which are often seen as a problem can open up opportunities to trade and commerce and similarly the resources and opportunities in the state can be given the right catalyst to add economic value to the products”, he added.

Asserting that the ban on coal mining in 2014 has had a huge impact on the revenue of Meghalaya and has also affected other allied sectors, Sangma said this needs to be looked into and addressed.

On the occasion of 50th year of Statehood, National Games will also be held in the state which will be a momentous and prestigious occasion to all.

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