CMP promises are achievable: Sangma

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Shillong, Aug 5 (UNI) State Planning Board Chairman P A Sangma has asserted that the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government was well-planned and achievable.

Addressing the officers from South Garo Hills district in a review meeting here on the implementation of various plans and schemes, he said the CMP was for need-based and relevant projects for the steady and all-round development of the state.

Spelling out the priorities of the state government, Mr Sangma said, ''The MPA is a thinking government wherein the will, opinion and interests of the people will always be taken into consideration before doing anything.'' The former Lok Sabha Speaker also laid stress on the need to have punctuality, sincerity and transparency on the part of the officers in discharging their respective duties.

Identifying the major thrust areas having potential for development, Mr Sangma said services like tourism and horticulture could be developed for generating revenue essentially required for the economic development of the state.

He was, however, categorical in not allowing further unscientific mining of coal and other minerals in the state, pointing out that much harm and loss had already been incurred by the socio-economic and environmental aspects of the state.

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