Shillong, Apr 13: Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for establishment of Poultry Farm under the National Livestock Mission (N.L.M) at a function held at Mawryngkneng, East Khasi Hills.
Pynïaid Sing Syiem, Local MDC and Chairman KHADC and officials from the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department also attended the programme.
Speaking during the programme, Prestone stressed on the need of having sustainable development and self-sufficiency.
According to the Deputy Chief Minister, the government is creating various avenues to help the farmers and to uplift the economy of the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister also stated that the Poultry Mission will soon be implemented in the state and urged the public to take full advantage of the proposed mission.
He further added that the poultry farm at Mawryngkneng will be converted into a farming hub which will cater for the whole of East Khasi Hills District.
Later in the day, the Deputy Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for upgradation of existing Stockman Centre to Veterinary Dispensary under NABARD loan at Sohryngkham, East Khasi Hills.
Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Dispensary is not only about getting facilities for medication and surgery, it is also a facility for gathering information which in turn can help people thrive towards sustainable livelihood and income generation.
He also urged upon the people to take advantage of the facilities provided for them at the Veterinary Dispensary.