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29/07/2017 03:41pm

State govt. to invest 305 Lakh for agro-based small scale industries in Meghalaya

image State govt. to invest 305 Lakh for agro-based small scale industries in Meghalaya

New Delhi, July 29 (KNN) Eyeing at attracting investment opportunities, the State Government has announced Rs 305.79 lakh in the form of projects for the north-eastern state Meghalaya.  The prime focus of the program is to promote agro-based industries and  encourage rural entrepreneurship in the region.

Under the program, the government will be setting up facilities including industrial shed, common facility centre and labour shed. The program has also outlined different measures such as establishing crèche to help married women take up entrepreneurship.

With the setting up of industrial shed and common facility centers, the small scale industries are likely to come up, adding to the overall growth of the economy. The first centre would be set up in Nangapa region under Songsak C and RD block in the East Garo Hills. 

Chief Minister of the State, Mukul Sangma, during the foundation laying ceremony of the centre said that the initiative will help boost entrepreneurship in the region and enable the industry compete with industries of other states.

He also informed various development projects including the PMGSY road project in collaboration with the World bank is underway to facilitate growth of the industrial sector in the state. (KNN/ DA)

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