SHILLONG, Jan 5 � Meghalaya Government would not undertake new programmes during this year and �overburden� itself. It would instead focus on the policies and programmes of 2014 for faster implementation on the ground.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said this on the sidelines of a meeting that his Government�s priority was to see that the old programmes and policies are implemented on the ground and these would be �fast-tracked.� He stated that the old policies and programmes, once implemented properly, can provide a turnaround for the State.
�We shouldn�t overburden ourselves with new programmes and policies,� the CM said.
Highlighting some of the priority areas, Sangma said that the Government would try to focus on the education sector and fast-track the construction of Pine Mount International School, engineering colleges and technical institutions, which the Government has committed to built.
On the health sector, the Chief Minister said that the Government would try to build two medical colleges in the State as soon as possible. �If in the past 42 years not a single medical college was built in the State and we are now trying to build two, isn�t it an achievement,� he said.
Sangma reiterated that once these infrastructures are created these would give dividends for the State and help in the State�s overall turnaround of fortunes. �We would try to create more visibility on the ground,� Sangma assured.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister was critical about the Central Government and said that what the Centre had promised in terms of assistance for development of the State was not fulfilled. He claimed that the Centre�s focus on the Northeastern region was all rhetoric.