Chief Minister Conrad Sangma stressed the need for an organizational structure

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday stressed the need for an organizational structure to help farmers and entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Sangma said at a rally under a program called “Meghalaya Celebrating Entrepreneurs” where the government congratulated a number of entrepreneurs at the State Convention Center in Shillong on Friday. The Chief Minister said various programs in the state for youths, women, farmers and entrepreneurs started with the vision to make Meghalaya one of the best states in the country. He also said, “The vision of making Meghalaya one of the best states in the country is a goal that has guided us in everything we try to do and we realize that in order to be able to achieve it until we don’t don’t see local incomes rising, we won’t be able to achieve that goal.

Sangma informed, “The various integrated village cooperative societies, producer groups are channels to institutionalize the system and to ensure that the benefits of the various programs trickle down to the grassroots level.” He said entrepreneurs are essential throughout the organizational structure at all levels to collect, bundle and sell produce at a higher price than an individual farmer can sell.

The Chief Minister said the service sector will generate an important livelihood for the next generation. “With great potential in tourism, this sector as well as the IT sector will be very crucial for our people,” he added.

The Chief Minister distributed checks to the best producer groups, the best integrated village cooperative societies, the best collection centers, the best ginger processing units and also distributed sanctions to the Meghalaya Ateliers program under the Meghalayan program Age for Crafts and Culinary Workshops and also distributed sanctions to different beneficiaries under the Tourism Department’s Host Program.

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