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Meghalaya Govt imposes 20 pc fund cut in depts

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SHILLONG, July 9 - Meghalaya Government has imposed a 20 per cent fund cut in most departments in view of the reduced revenue collection following the ban on coal mining.

Meghalaya State Planning Board which reviewed the State�s economy, said yesterday. It also observed that sale of liquor has been hit in the State.

The Board�s meeting here was chaired by its chairman Salseng C Marak and attended by others members, Chief Secretary KS Kropha and other senior officials.

The coal mining ban by National Green Tribunal had a big impact on the State economy, but things are stabilising, the meeting observed. On closure of several liquor stores in the State to comply with a State notification, MSPB co-chairman John Kharshiing said, it is estimated that the Excise department would have collected Rs 238 crore in the current fiscal.

The Government is also looking at other sectors like tourism if such sectors could be further developed to increase fund collection.

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Meghalaya Govt imposes 20 pc fund cut in depts

SHILLONG, July 9 - Meghalaya Government has imposed a 20 per cent fund cut in most departments in view of the reduced revenue collection following the ban on coal mining.

Meghalaya State Planning Board which reviewed the State�s economy, said yesterday. It also observed that sale of liquor has been hit in the State.

The Board�s meeting here was chaired by its chairman Salseng C Marak and attended by others members, Chief Secretary KS Kropha and other senior officials.

The coal mining ban by National Green Tribunal had a big impact on the State economy, but things are stabilising, the meeting observed. On closure of several liquor stores in the State to comply with a State notification, MSPB co-chairman John Kharshiing said, it is estimated that the Excise department would have collected Rs 238 crore in the current fiscal.

The Government is also looking at other sectors like tourism if such sectors could be further developed to increase fund collection.

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