Meghalaya : Conrad Sangma Tries To Allay Fears On Oil Palm Cultivation


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Recently, the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, during the final day of Autumn Session have answered all queries raised on Oil Palm Cultivation.

Sangma informed that Meghalaya have always stressed on its vision to produce Olympians by 2028.

It have aimed at achievements and people-focused initiatives, since assuming office in 2018.

Oil Palm Cultivation :

He informed that State Government has not taken a decision on the Oil Palm cultivation in the state.

The CM shared to review the guidelines in order to ascertain whether the project would have an effect and impact on the State’s biodiversity and ecology.

Vision Of Producing Olympians By 2028 :

However, measures will also be adopted by the state government to realize the vision to produce Olympians by 2028 :

The Government has decided to make large-scale investments in sports infra projects of about ₹500 Cr.

This will be undertaken in order to provide a foundation for the youths to participate and achieve competitive excellence.

The CM also informed about projects like – upgradation & enhancement of the J.N.S Sports Complex Shillong; P.A Sangma Integrated Sports Complex; Wahiajer Outdoor Stadium; Ampati Outdoor Stadium have been underlined as measures to help realise the state’s dream.

Additionally, 57 grassroot level sports infra projects including renovations & new constructions have also been sanctioned in the financial year 2020-21, which amounted to Rs 20.72 Cr.

Besides, 110 projects have also been sanctioned in the present financial year 2021-22, amounting to Rs 67.86 Cr.

“We are committed to make this dream a reality and with world-class infrastructure, the right talent identification and development mechanism and with access to high quality coaching, our athletes will be able to excel and represent the country in the Olympics.” – the CM further added.

He also thanked the members for their suggestions and their positive feedback in the Autumn Session.

Furthermore, the CM has called on the members to work together for overall development of the state.