TURA, Dec 02: Meghalaya CM, Conrad K Sangma, inaugurated the newly constructed Prime Hub-cum-Head office of the All Garo Hills Multipurpose Cooperative Society (AGHMCS) Ltd. at Babadam under Rongram C&RD Block in the presence of the chief adviser to the CM, Thomas A Sangma, secretary of AGHMCS and the Director of Bakdil NGO, Fr. Sunny Mavellil, Rongram BDO, MR Marak, Parish Priests, Nokmas and other dignitaries on Thursday.
Inaugurating the much-awaited office of the cooperative society, the CM recalled the tireless efforts of Fr. Sunny Mavellil, who is instrumental in forming the AGHMCS with a vision to uplift the standards of the farmers in Garo hills region and lauded him for completing the construction within a year, the foundation stone for which was laid on 20 December last year.
Stating that there are challenges in bringing development and changes, he informed that there are potentials too in Garo hills which need cooperative movement to be tapped thereby uplifting the economic conditions of farmers as well as the region as a whole. While talking about the commitment of the Govt. to provide necessary help, he said that the present Govt. has launched FOCUS and FOCUS Plus through which the programs and policies for the welfare of the farmers are being implemented.
The chief adviser to the CM, Thomas A Sangma, while speaking on the occasion said that this office of the AGHMCS is symbol of progress in Garo Hills through the cooperative societies and expected to bring a positive change in the economy of the region. He also expressed his gratitude to the chief minister and the secretary of the AGHMCS for their vision and efforts to transform the region.
Delivering the welcome address, Fr. Sunny Mavellil, informed the gathering that the Govt. had sanctioned an amount of Rs. 3.30 crores for the construction of this office and another Rs. 3.65 crores is being sanctioned to the AGHMCS for construction of different processing units for ginger, cashew, black pepper, etc. He also informed that so far 30 cooperative societies have been formed in Garo Hills.
On the day, the CM also distributed cheques to various producer groups of Garo Hills under the FOCUS.