Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma along with Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi and sought assistance from the Centre for funding different projects under the “Special Central Assistance”.
During his visit, the Chief Minister briefed Union Minister on the progress of works related to the Water Supply Scheme in Tura, Nongstoin and Greater Shillong, construction of new assembly building, upgrade of health infrastructure and setting up of residential schools.
The State Government has requested for additional sanction of Rs 200 crore for completion of the ongoing projects in the State.
Sangma also called on several other ministers including Defence minister Rajnath Singh, DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, amongst others.
The Chief Minister also called on Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and briefed him of the ongoing construction of National Institute of Technology (NIT), at Sohra, which has been halted due to paucity of funds. Chief Minister has requested the Union Education Minister to release additional funds for completion of the project.
Meanwhile, Conrad Sangma also called on the Union Minister of Coal Pralhad Joshi and discussed issues pertaining to Scientific Coal Mining in Meghalaya.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who left for New Delhi on February 7th, is slated to meet as many as 15 Union Ministers to follow up on different schemes and projects.