India: Floriculture mission launched

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Giving a genesis of the CM Elevate program the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, said that the government had worked with a mission to take Meghalaya to be among the Top 10 states in the country. “We started off with a mission of making it to the Top 10 states, then we moved forward with a vision of achieving the target of 10 billion economy and then added 10 opportunities and identifying ten sectors that will be drivers of growth and employment,” he said.

He added that people are already enterprising, doing things and carrying on activities and CM Elevate is aimed at creating a conducive environment for entrepreneurs to grow and flourish through financial assistance, entrepreneurship development and creation of jobs.

“The CM Elevate is an example of the commitment of the government to further the ambitions of our youth and entrepreneurs by providing the resources to transforms their ideas into successful ventures,” he said. He also informed that 1254 beneficiaries amounting to approximately 56 Cr will be benefitted through various schemes of the CM Elevate program thereby creating about 50,000 jobs.

Launching the Meghalaya State Floriculture Mission during the ocassion, the Chief Minister said that it significant and a major step towards agricultural prosperity and rural development. He also informed that in the initial phase 3,100 beneficiaries and a projected budget of 240 Cr over three years the mission aims to establish Meghalaya as a floriculture hub. “Our commitment to innovation, strategic planning, robust partnerships and leveraging on the favourable climate and promoting sustainable agricultural practices we will drive this mission forward enhancing livelihoods,” he said.


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