The Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly began on Friday with Governor Satya Pal Malik addressing issues such as better governance, improving standards of living in the state, as well as illegal migration, trans-border movement and activities of militants on the state’s Indo-Bangla border.

The Governor in his inaugural speech stated that the government’s critical focus is on improving rural livelihoods and promoting enterprises through mission mode interventions in various sectors as well as improving the standard of living in the state through better governance.

The Governor in his speech also mentioned that Meghalaya is committed to complete the remaining fencing work on the state’s International boundary line with Bangladesh expeditiously. He also added that the state remains committed to effectively contain illegal migration, trans-border movement and activities of militants and Anti-national elements.

He also added the Government will continue to provide support to the Autonomous District Councils for the administration and governance of the Sixth Schedule Areas.

Moreover, grants-in-aid will continue to be facilitated by the State Government for promoting the welfare of the indigenous citizens within the overall framework of sustainable development.