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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Press Release No. 131/10


Shillong, April 1, 2010: The Governor of Meghalaya, Mr. R. S Mooshahary extends his warm greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Easter. In his greetings, the Governor stated that Easter symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ and embodies the rebirth of humanity from the evils of sin. In the present world of increasing violence ad enmities, Easter should inspire people the world over to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, forgiveness and fraternity, he added.

Press Release No. 132/10


Shillong, April 1, 2010: The Managing Director, Meghalaya Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (MgSFAC), Shillong has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested party, parties, individuals, firms for the construction of poly houses, protected cultivation, open cultivation, all related civil and electrical works for the purpose setting up of a horticulture hub at Mairang, West Khasi Hills District, in compliance with the technical discretion and objectives made by the office of the Meghalaya Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium under the terms and conditions laid by it, which can be obtained from the same office on payment of Rs 500/-(Rupees five hundred) only (which is non-refundable), during office working days and hours.

The date of receipt of EOI is on or before the 8th April, 2010 during working hours at 1:00 PM and the same shall be opened in the presence of the party, parties, individuals, firms or their representatives.

The office of the Meghalaya Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium reserves the right to accept or reject any EOI at its discretion without assigning any reason thereof.

Press Release No. 133/10


Shillong, April 1, 2010: The Principal Census Officer and Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District has informed that any grievances and complaints arising out of the 1st phase of Census Operation 2011 scheduled from April 1, 2010 to May 15, 2010 may be sent to the office of the Principal Census Officer, Grievance Cell Room No 313, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong.

Press Release No. 134/10


Shillong, April 1, 2010: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Meghalaya Regional Office has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 13551.12 lakh during 2009-10 to the Government of Meghalaya for rural infrastructure projects in respect of 09 Soil and Water Conservation Projects, 51 Rural Roads and Bridges Projects, 08 Minor Irrigation Projects, 12 Rural Drinking Water Supply Projects at various districts of Meghalaya. In completion, these projects would help in rural connectivity, increase in agriculture production, increase in the level of ground water, supply of drinking water to the rural households, etc. in the State of Meghalaya. Besides, there will be an increase in the Infrastructure Index of the State.

Press Release No. 135/10


Shillong, April 1, 2010: Along with the rest of the country, the largest census exercise ever to be attempted in the history of mankind, also kickstarted today in Meghalaya, with the enumeration of Governor RS Mooshahary and Chief Minister Dr DD Lapang in their residences at Raj Bhavan and Sherwood Bungalow respectively.

“There is a special importance to the Census this time as it will help in developing the National Population Register which is linked to the Unique Identification Number (UID) to be issued to all citizens of the country,” said the Governor, the first to be enumerated in the state.

“Initially we will be doing the house-listing. The exercise will continue till May 15. The actual headcount will be done from February 9 to February 28 next year, followed by a five-day revision,” informed the Director Census Operations, Meghalaya Mr K L Tariang.

The enumerators for the first time will collect information like ownership of mobile phones, computers, internet, having treated or untreated drinking water facility and obtain finger prints and photographs which will help government formulate plans and strengthen the country's security.

Later, a National Population Register (NPR) will be created in which the government will have the entire population of the country under one database.

The enumeration was conducted in the presence of the State Nodal Officer, Census Operations, Meghalaya, Mr P W Ingty and Principal Census Officer, East Khasi Hills District, Mr J Lyngdoh. (mipr)

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