Task Force to monitor slow progress of Eklavya Model Residential Schools: Meghalaya CM
With pertaining issues on the slow progress of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that after a discussion with Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, the state will set up a Task Force which will be headed by the CM as the Chairperson with the Education Minister, Manipur Industrial Development Corporation, officials from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs as members.
“The objective of the Task Force will be to ensure all issues concerning land and other aspects which are leading to the slow pace on the overall implementation of the scheme,” Sangma said.
Chief Minister Sangma said that the Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has also informed the state (Meghalaya) that the Tribal Affairs Ministry has decided to take up many tribal villages for overall development.
“They have identified 830 plus villages in Meghalaya which will be taken up in the next five years for overall development and gap-funding in whatever areas that are required,” the CM added.
The aim is to make these villages self-sufficient and have the facilities they require.
It may be mentioned the Tribal Affairs ministry will fund these villages and it will be done in a five-year plan mode.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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