Gyalshing, 20th October, (IPR): Deputy Speaker also the area MLA of Yuksam Tashiding, Shri Sangay Lepcha accompanied by DC West, Karma R. Bonpo; SDM Yuksam, Tshering T. Bhutia; BDO Chongrang, Subash Chandra Subba and representatives from concerned departments chaired a meeting to discuss the growth of development at Yuksam-Tashiding Constituency. The said meeting was held at the chamber of DC West.
DC West, glanced at the following proposals:
1. Promotion of Apiculture (Beekeeping) for increasing productivity in organic farming.
2. Renovation and upgradation of Tashiding PHCs and repair of approach road for Tashiding PHC.
3. Construction of seven new ICDS centers in the Chongrang Block.
4. Promotion of poultry farming in Chongrang Block to supplement farmers income.
5. Promotion of diary farming (SIRI COWS) in Chongrang Block to supplement farmers income.
DC West, Karma R. Bonpo mentioned that under the direction of Hon’ble Chief Minister, the project has been started. Keeping in mind the proposal, he suggested for cluster-based approach in beekeeping, poultry, and dairy farming in convergence with the line department. He talked about cooperative farming and identification of barren land within Chongrang Block as Chongrang is a backward area under the Yuksam-Tashiding constituency. The main target is to make use of barren land. He mentioned that this is just a preliminary meeting to discuss with departments and take out the solutions. He also mentioned that this meeting is to discuss how to develop the Chongrang area through NEC (North Eastern Council). He further suggested that MGNREGA should work on agriculture to reduce labor shortages. He further mentioned that people’s participation is the must for implementation of the said project and collectively utilize the barren land. He further said that agriculture and dairy farming is suitable for the Yuksam-Tashiding constituency. He further stressed to push agricultural schemes towards the Yuksam-Tashiding constituency. Further, he said that plan proposals to be submitted to the concerned authorities for approval.
During the meeting, dignitaries and representatives shared healthy suggestions regarding the development and implementation of the project.