SHILLONG: Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma mooted the establishment and leasing of departmental shops to the public during a review meeting at Ampati Circuit House with district heads on Monday night.
During the meeting, Dr. Sangma emphasized on the need for shops to remain open during bandhs and agitations in order to bolster public morale and recommended the establishment of departmental shops which would be leased out to public, especially the self-help groups with certain parameters. The terms of conditions would be strategized in such a way that lease for defaulters who close shop during bandhs and agitations would be revoked, Dr. Sangma stated.
The Chief Minister further stated that to restrict monopolizing, sale of organic agri-horti products would be encouraged besides groceries, and instructed the district administration to identify suitable land for the project.
Besides this, the Chief Minister deliberated on land acquisition process for Facilitation Centres along entry and exit points to contain illegal immigration and influx and for GAD residential complexes. He urged the district administration to take it up as a priority issue and expedite the process.
Concerned over the rise of Japanese Encephalitis in South West Garo Hills, the Chief Minister asked the district administration and the department concerned on the measures taken to control its spread.
Dr Sangma also reviewed the progress of various departmental schemes being implemented in the district.