The Governor of Meghalaya Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the 70th Plenary of North Eastern Council (NEC) at Guwahati on 9th October 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) said that the North East region has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years.
“This has largely been possible on the account of the immense hard work that has been put by the respective State governments and the high priority being accorded by the Government of India to the developmental needs and aspirations of the region,” Governor Mishra said.
“Prime Minister’s call for ‘Act East’ has given a major thrust to progress in the region, as a result of which various pending infrastructure projects are being taken up and completed on war-footing,” he added.
The Governor said that Meghalaya is a land of immense opportunities and also resources challenges. The State, which is celebrating the 50th year of statehood, is committed to continuously improving the standards of living of its citizens and transforming Meghalaya among the top 10 States of the country by the end of the decade, he said.
The Governor, while highlighting the challenges of the State of Meghalaya said that climate change and anthropogenic conditions have put the State under severe strain. Since nearly 80% of the State population is dependent on natural resources for sustaining varied forms of agri-based livelihoods, he suggested for giving priority to environment conservation efforts.