Shillong, April 2 (PTI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today lauded the Centre for launching the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), a special scheme for North Eastern states.

In the scheme the Centre will fund 100 per cent of the project cost for infrastructure relating to water supply, power and connectivity including those in social sectors.

Calling on the Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh in New Delhi, Conrad briefed the Minister of the various proposals in which the state government has taken up under the NESIDS, an official statement from the chief minister s office said.

The Chief Minister was especially lauding the Government at the Centre for launching the important scheme which could bring about development in fund-constraint NE region.

NESIDS is fully funded by the Government of India to fill up gaps of infrastructure relating to water supply, power, and connectivity especially for promotion of tourism.

It also funds programme for creation of infrastructure in social sector, primarily in primary and secondary education and health.

We have decided to hold a joint meeting with all concerned officials to take the proposed projects for Meghalaya forward , Conrad said.

The projects include solar streetlights in 1800 villages, and upgradation of several roads in different parts of the State.

The Chief Minister also apprised him on different development works in Meghalaya, which are being taken up considering the upcoming National Games 2022 and projects to boost farming and tourism.

The agenda is to set up a high end food processing park in Meghalaya and my engagement with the minister was on this.

He has assured to give his best support to take the growth of Meghalaya forward , the Chief Minister added.

The Chief Minister also apprised Singh of the different developmental works being carried out in Meghalaya and sought for his full support, the statement said.

The DoNER Minister has assured full support and cooperation to take forward developmental projects in Meghalaya, it said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.