Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday distributed cheques worth ₹1.50 Cr to 34 localities in Shillong & ₹5.40 Lakhs to 8 localities from Jowai as catalytic fund to aid localities to carry forward various activities under the Locality Beautification and Enhancement Competition at a small function held in Shillong. He was accompanied by Minister incharge Tourism, Sniawbhalang Dhar,
An initiative of the Department of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya, the project is aimed at empowering community level institutions to take on community beautification and enhancement activities and projects in their respective localities and durbars through a competition amongst localities. The competition amongst localities with a framework for evaluation in various components ultimately aspires to beautify and enhance the localities and to make them tourist friendly. The pilot phase of the competition is limited to the localities of Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, Tura, West Garo Hills District and Jowai, West Jaintia Hills District.