- The CM said that the Women’s Empowerment Scheme through Financial inclusion and Entrepreneurship and the Meghalaya State Livestock Missions were launched long ago, in the year 2012
- CM Mukul Sangma made the statement after it was reported that Mr. Sangma recently had directed the Finance Department for the release of 60 crores to execute twin schemes
The Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday clarified the paradoxes over the twin scheme. The CM said that the Women’s Empowerment Scheme through Financial inclusion and Entrepreneurship and the Meghalaya State Livestock Missions were launched long ago, in the year 2012.
CM Sangma in his comment said, “Should we not continue to work? The mandate for the government is for five years and constitutionally and legally, the government is bound to work and every hour and every minute is important.”
It must be noted the term of the current Legislative Assembly is going to conclude on March 6. According to the CM, Meghalaya Government has even undertaken large-scale social mobilisation to make potential beneficiaries aware of the schemes.
He referred to Livestock Mission and said that the scheme has helped the rural people of the state who are reluctant to take loans. He further added,“This is the reason why the government is harping on financial literacy.”
On being asked about putting pressure on block development officers, Mr. Sangma said that BDOs have got the data of the beneficiaries who had been entitled the seed money under the Livestock Mission. The CM said, “We have organised awareness programmes to generate interest among people and the response is overwhelming.”
The chief minister also pointed that the women empowerment scheme was not new and marked it strongly that the government had been opting for the convergence to achieve its goal.
(News Input from The Shillong Times)