Shillong (Meghalaya), Nov 28: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma in a function that was held here at Chigitchakgre Playground, Gambegre Block, West Garo Hills declared Chigitchakgre as a Bee Village under Apiculture Mission 2.0.
Speaking to the gathering, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, said that people of the State especially in the village take up different activities for livelihood and the government in the last few years has been supporting these activities through different mission programs.
He informed that the objective of declaring villages as Bee Village is a specific program under the Apiculture Mission to help bee farmers through assistance. “We will be providing all help and support that is needed for bee farming like training, financial assistance, bee boxes, bee keeping tools, multi facility building having stock rooms, training rooms and areas to sell and display the products,” he said. He also enlightened the gathering about CM Elevate and YESS Meghalaya programs and urged the youth to take benefit from these programs.
The Chief Minister also announced Rs 10 Lakhs to the Bee Village from Chief Minister’s Special Development Fund. He also interacted with the youth and the women folk of the village at the end of his speech. Also present were Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills and other senior officials from the district.