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CM Conrad Sangma launches RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION on Independence Day

CM Conrad Sangma launches RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION on Independence Day

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CM Conrad Sangma launches RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION on Independence Day CM Conrad Sangma launches RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION on Independence Day

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma hoisted the national flag on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. In his speech, the CM thanked the COVID-19 warriors including health workers, police personnel, and other emergency service workers for their fight against the disease.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the loss of lives and well-being and led to the wholesale disruption of the economies across the globe. During these difficult times, Meghalaya has been a beacon of hope and made a place for itself in the national and global mind space. We are amongst the lowest COVID impacted States in the country in terms of the number of cases. Currently, with a total of 1,228 cases, we have the lowest number of cases per million population amongst all Indian States and union territories barring Lakshadweep. This is a matter of great pride and we all should take a moment to congratulate ourselves on this achievement,” the CM said.

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He further highlighted various issues of the state and reiterated his government’s commitment towards the peace and development of Assam.

“The Government has utilised the last four months to ramp up its health infrastructure for combating COVID. We are equipped with around 1,500 dedicated COVID beds. We also have 32 dedicated ventilators, 80 BiPap Machines and over 2,56,000 Personal Protective Equipments. Our testing capacity has dramatically improved. From 30 tests per day in April, we have scaled up our daily testing capacity to almost 1,000 RT-PCR tests. We now have 12 testing centres spread across nine districts of the State. The remaining two districts will also be provided with testing facilities very shortly,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CM launched the RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION. “This mission comprises a series of programs to support our farmers, and entrepreneurs and to build growth promoting basic infrastructure and services. I am committing an amount of Rs. 14,515 Crores which is to be spent over the next three years for the RESTART MEGHALAYA MISSION. Out of this, 7,839 Crores have been earmarked for this year,” he added.

400 agrientrepreneurs will be supported in the purchase of power tillers with a 50% subsidy. Rs. 4 Crores will be spent on this measure. Collection and Aggregation of the produce comes next in line, where we need to build economies of scale.

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