Conrad: Urgent need to upgrade Mairang civil sub division to district

Shillong, Mar 31: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday announced that Mairang sub division will be upgraded into a district as there was an urgent need for the people of the area.

The Chief Minister, made this announcement during the inauguration of a Dorbar Hall, Football ground, Internal PWD Road and the VIP Gallery at a function held at Manai village in Mairang.

“The districts that ranked in the bottom two – South West Khasi Hills and West Khasi Hills shows that there is systematic and administrative issues in these districts and hence the need of administrative unit at Mairang,” Sangma said.

He further added that the government has always stressed on bring administration closer to the people and there are demands from different quarters across the State for civil subdivisions, districts and administrative units.

The Chief Minister stated that all the demands are being looked into by the High Level Committee headed by the Chief Secretary.

“While creating new administrative units there is also a need for the government to be calculative in terms of funding and the government has to balance between creating new administrative units and strengthening the existing ones,” he said.

Sangma also said that all demands for such units will be examined by the High Level Committee.

The Chief Minister said that the government is working tirelessly to bring developments to the people.

He informed that 2020 inspite of being a very challenging year due to the Covid pandemic was also one of the most productive years of the State that reflected the work that is going on at the grassroot level.

The Chief Minister also highlighted the developmental projects in different sectors like Education, Health and Police during the current financial year and in the next two years.

“The government in the last three years has worked tirelessly to improve overall governance and delivery system in the grassroot level to ensure efficient implementation of schemes and governance and will continue to bring in reforms to take the State forward,” Sangma said.

He also added that since last year the government is trying to emulate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) model of the United Nations and started ranking the districts on the SDGs wherein it was found West Khasi Hills scored the last.

The Chief Minister also inspected the U Tirot Sing Hospital at Mairang.

Also present during the inauguration was Metbah Lyngdoh, Speaker, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Cabinet Ministers, H Brolding Nongsiej and Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar.

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