SHILLONG, Oct 22 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought Rs 1,000 crore for infrastructure development in the State.
Sangma during his meeting with the Prime Minister, discussed several developmental issues of the State, according to an official statement.
The CM after submitting the proposal for financial assistance, said this amount would go towards infrastructure development, including the construction of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly at Mawdiangdiang. The PM gave a positive reply and said he will look into the matter.
The CM informed the Prime Minister about financial assistance granted under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment which is pending before the Cabinet.
The Chief Minister also submitted a proposal for other important infrastructure development projects necessary for the successful holding of the National Games.
The PM gave his assurances that he would look into the issues so that these projects are completed ahead of the National Games. Sangma also invited the Prime Minister for the Water Conference and the launch of the Piggery Mission and inauguration of NIFT later in the State capital. The CM also informed the PM that a delegation would be visiting Bangladesh in November this year. The objective of the visit is to establish better economic ties with Bangladesh and boost exports.