Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on October 22 met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and reiterated his demand for central funds for development of the state.
Sangma also invited Modi to Meghalaya for inaugurating the permanent campus of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and to launch the International Conference on Water Management and the state’s Piggery Mission.
On the infrastructure for the 2022 National Games in Meghalaya, the chief minister reminded the prime minister on the development of games infrastructure for the upcoming National Games to be hosted by the state, including the project under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment that is pending in the Cabinet.
“The chief minister also gave a proposal for other important infrastructure for the National Games. The prime minister has assured the chief minister to look into the projects for its early completion in time for the National Games,” an official statement said.
Sangma sought a financial package from a special corpus for the states from the Prime Minister’s Office for completing major infrastructural projects which include the completion of the construction of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Chief Minister Sangma also submitted a proposal amounting to about Rs 1000 crore to the prime minister.
Sangma informed Modi that a delegation led by him will be visiting Bangladesh in November this year with a view to establish better economic ties with the neighbouring country and work on a plan to increase the exports of Meghalaya and work towards making sure that the economy of Meghalaya is doubled in the coming years.