SHILLONG, May 7 - The Meghalaya Government has formed an Economic Task Force headed by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma with Cabinet ministers and senior officials as members.
The task force has been divided into an apex committee, executive committee and working groups. Sangma will be the chairman of the apex committee of the task force.
The terms of reference of the committees are to �formulate sector-specific strategies for tacking economic disruption due to COVID-19�. The task force will also identify new opportunities and sectoral reforms, and lay out a �clear economic road map for Meghalaya�.
Only Cabinet ministers and senior government officials are members of the apex committee. The executive committee, which is also headed by Sangma, will include academicians, apart from ministers and government officials.
The working groups to be headed by senior officials, have been constituted on finance revenue and investment, infrastructure and labour, agriculture and allied sectors, rural poverty alleviation and livelihood, industries and trade, entrepreneurship skills and tourism.
The terms of the reference of the working groups are to identify sectoral intervention to generate maximum impact on employment and livelihood within two weeks. It is also mandated to identify critical policy reforms and sectoral strategies for immediate and medium-term needs, and review the existing schemes for better utilisation of resources.